[Tagging] Proposal: Rename wiki status "Approved" to "Published"

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 11:09:07 UTC 2015

Don't like that idea... The 'voting' needs to be yes/no otherwise it is 
too much of a judgement call that will not make sense to most.

If something is rejected.. then if someone cares enough they can simply 
make a wiki page .. just as if they had never had a vote on the feature.

The true assessment of a tag is ...
the number of times it is used (relative to the perceived occurance of 
the feature)
if it is rendered (even if only on one map)

New mappers will simply look for a tag.. if they find two or more things 
that may suit they will probably chose the best fit (I hope).

[Presently trying to deal with radio telescopes .. tagged one way in 
Australia and another in Africa, and then there are mazes .. at least 
two ways for them too]

On 3/04/2015 9:56 PM, Jan van Bekkum wrote:
> One more idea: why do we need a binary outcome of the voting? 
> Something like endorsement= positive/neutral/negative (the current 
> approve, abstain, reject) as an indicator tells much more (together 
> with tag use). Examples:
>   * Endorsement=50/0/2 - very good, important tag (much involvement) -
>     go on and use
>   * Endorsement=10/0/1 - good tag, of interest to a small group - go
>     on and use
>   * Endorsement=35/4/28 - not a very good tag, but about an important
>     topic - nothing better possible?
>   * Endorsement = 4/0/3 - not a very good tag, but few people care -
>     use as you see fit
> On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 12:05 PM Jan van Bekkum 
> <jan.vanbekkum at gmail.com <mailto:jan.vanbekkum at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Will it be clear for new mappers what the difference is between
>     published and documented (i.e. someone created a wiki page that
>     describes a tag without voting or one that didn't collect enough
>     votes)? Wouldn't endorsed be better?
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