[Tagging] [Talk-GB] Wiki deprecation of an in-use feature

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Sat Apr 25 20:09:06 UTC 2015

On Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 12:28 PM, Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk> wrote:
> Bryce ... you still have to make the case for 'special cases'. There is
> no reason to have two tags for many of these amenities.

That's not the purpose I started this thread for.
"waterway=water_point" is in use.

The issue of how to tag non-interoperable features is a valid issue, but a
much bigger issue. We have mutually incompatible amenities for aircraft,
boats and land vehicles.   You definitely don't want to put aviation gas
into a motorcar for example, nor try to empty your motorhome at a Canal &
River Trust pumpout. There's no commonly agreed solution for this real

Until that's resolved, I feel the wiki should reflect *current* tagging
practice.  Thus "waterway=water_point" as "in use" on the wiki until either
a vote happens to remove it, or a new tagging proposal takes hold.

For a counter example take "denotation=cluster".  It was "in use" until the
last worldwide example was mechanically removed.  Nobody seems to want it
back, so it's really dead.  Only the "iD" editor still has the tag, and
it's obscure even there.
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