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

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 17:01:34 UTC 2015

2015-04-05 7:16 GMT+01:00 Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com>:
> On Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 4:01 PM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 5/04/2015 8:12 AM, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
>> This mailing list community veers toward nit picking and bike shedding,
>> and tends to block rather than guide forward change.  It's also a tiny
>> fraction of the mapping community, which is sad.
>> --------------------
>> "Published" in this sense means published on the wiki,
>> By this definition a Draft proposal is published .. if taken literally.
>> Published ... is not a 'good' word for the intended use.

Look this is just a silly argument. All sorts of "drafts" are out
there on the web, publically available even though they're not finally
"published". I do this all the time with academic work; the W3C does
it all the time with its RFCs for web standards.

This thread is the most depressing thread I have witnessed on the
tagging-list. It's not even about a proposal! It's not even about
changing the proposal process! It's such a chuffing tiny innocent
suggestion, and it's thoroughly bikeshedded into the ground!

I think I had better unsubscribe from the tagging list, for my own
sanity. I wish no offence to any of you but this is crazy. Whatever it
is that we do to improve OSM collectively, my participation in this
tagging list is not a healthy way to do it.


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