[Tagging] Proposal - voting finished - man_made=lamp

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 12:19:44 UTC 2013

2013/11/26 Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 12:44 PM, Dan S <danstowell+osm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Where can I read the rules? I searched the wiki for "voting" "tag
>> proposals" etc and couldn't find them.
> On the "Proposed_features" main page.


> But don't read it as "hard-coded
> rules" but more as recommendations. I don't like when people think
> that the wiki is the bible. But I also don't like people saying that
> the vote process should be completely ignored. Take it as a good
> opportunity to express verbally a maximum of feedbacks, opinions and
> arguments about tags in OSM. It's better than nothing.

I agree strongly. In this case, with an almost perfectly inconclusive
result, I would say it is unfair to stamp the proposal as "rejected"
since there was not a majority no-vote; but equally wrong to stamp it
as "sort-of-accepted" (these are the two main positions in this thread
so far!). The message from the voters is clear: maybe, but not in this
exact form. Maybe the authors of the proposal will refine it to a
stronger proposal, or maybe they won't. But it seems to me that some
informal evolution is the next thing to consider, rather than repeated
rounds of hyper-formalised proposing and voting.


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