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

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 11:11:01 UTC 2015

+1, Totally agree with this. I think I also mentioned the "be in proposal
for an extended period" before. Give a tagging scheme the time to mature,
new variations/needs might pop up only after a couple of months.



On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 1:00 PM, Martin Vonwald <imagic.osm at gmail.com> wrote:

> In my opinion changing the word doesn't get rid of the problem. Especially
> if the "word" - no matter if it is published, approved, whatever - is the
> result of another glorious vote. There should be no "vote" at the end of
> any discussion, because the discussion never ends! Especially there should
> be no "vote" before the tag is used on a wide base and proves itself! (A
> very, very bad habit that established itself on this mailing list in the
> previous months.)
> Instead of any "status" we should show to the wiki reader how wide the
> acceptance and support of a given feature is. There should be a list of
> supporting mappers, supporting applications and - if possible - a number
> from taginfo. On each wiki page we should only show the number of
> supporting mappers and applications (including a link to the respective
> lists where) and the usage from taginfo.
> Every new tag/feature should be a proposal for at least a year (yes, I
> mean a year and not a week, day or hour). If after a year the tag/feature
> is used(!) by the community, it will be moved outside the proposal
> namespace. The determination of "used by the community" of course will be
> highly subjective and we can not define rules for this, because the usage
> strongly depends on the feature itself, e.g. camp-site features will have
> different usage numbers than traffic signs. But the number of supporters
> will provide some objective to the wiki readers.
> Finally - some of you may ask now: what about the rejecters, disapprovers,
> vetoers? Easy! They should find a better solution than the proposed one,
> document it, use it, support it.
> Best regards,
> Martin
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