[Tagging] inuse, defacto

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 11:06:04 UTC 2015

It will be hard to come up with a number to distinguish between the two. As
others have pointed out on this mailing list before, the actual number of
items that can be tagged with a certain tag matters.
So in case there are only 600 items in the whole world of that "thing", it
is de-facto. If there are e.g. 1.000.000 such "things", it's more "inuse"
than "de-facto"



On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 12:54 PM, Friedrich Volkmann <bsd at volki.at> wrote:

> As you all know, Template:Proposal_Page (used in proposals) has another set
> of statuses than Template:ValueDescription (used in feature pages).
> The latter defines:
> inuse: the feature is in use
> defacto: the tag is in widespread use, but no formal proposal process has
> taken place
> Now that's quite a fuzzy definition. Xxzme already asked for clarification
> at Template_talk:ValueDescription, but nobody cared to anwer.
> Please can we define some objective criteria for inuse and defacto? I
> recently came across a never proposed tag with some 600 uses marked
> "de-facto". If that's the way to bypass the proposal process, I will never
> care about proposals any more. I will set all the tags I invented to
> "inuse"
> as soon as I used them once, and to "defacto" as soon as I used them twice,
> because 2 uses are widespread compared to 1.
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