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

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Sun Apr 5 16:44:28 UTC 2015


On 04/05/2015 08:16 AM, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
> The misunderstanding in the role of the wiki vote has been persistent,
> harmful, and long standing.

Yes. Together with the concept of "deprecated" by the way; and


which for similar reasons as the ones discussed here, says

"The following are features for which alternative tagging is recommended
by those engaged in tagging discussions."

> "Approved" on an OSM project web page implies, incorrectly and quite
> strongly, an endorsement by the entire project.

Agree with that sentiment. I never bothered to fight the term "approved"
but instead when I introduced people to OSM, always made clear that they
understood that the Wiki does not necessarily reflect project consensus
as only a fraction of people participate in the Wiki.

I really see two paths - either continue what I did, let the Wiki use
terms like "approved" but make it clear enough to everyone that the Wiki
isn't the OSM bible but just what a very small number of people think
about OSM; or try to increase the standing of the Wiki as an
authoritative source but then we'd really have to be careful not to
mislead people with terms like "approved".

At the very least it would have to be "approved by 18 mappers" to put it
in context...


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