[Tagging] Colour coding of wiki description boxes

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Tue Apr 28 18:30:22 UTC 2015


 +1 that there's a problem here of the wiki pretending to be more than it
it is.  Xxzme's "bold" edits often exacerbate that.

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When it comes to "deprecated" and "obsolete" tags I basically feel that if
you can't get enough worldwide consent to re-tag, the tags are not really
obsolete or deprecated.  The partial deprecation approach is bad for
mappers bad for the data bad for data consumers.

The wiki bar is already far too low for deprecation, and the colour red
goes too far in discouraging use of a tag that may be perfectly valid,
wanted and even widely used.

Since deprecation is nuanced condition in OSM the wiki should reflect that
nuance. Bringing editor support indications into the wiki would help. A
feature that's deprecated in Keepright/osmose/JOSM and iD is very different
from a feature that three people got together and marked deprecated on the
Wiki.
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