[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - Reception Desk.

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Sun Jun 21 15:33:16 UTC 2015

On 21/06/15 15:44, Kotya Karapetyan wrote:
> It's really a pity if the proposal will be rejected. Its need is 
> clear, even though the exact wording may not be perfect. But do we 
> need to have a /perfect/ proposal before we can get anything? I would 
> suggest to those who oppose it to accept it and then propose a 
> modification. Otherwise we'll stay where we are forever. No proposal 
> can be perfect.
Your comments implies that you think voting is an important process to 
'allow' a tag to be used. Voting is a pointless, broken process that 
means absolutely nothing. We are free to use any tag we like, so voting 
cannot veto anyone's use of a tag. Voting means nothing because there 
are no approved or official tags in OSM, so a tag cannot be rejected by 
voting either.

Discuss tags to get a sensible scheme and document the outcome of the 
discussion, but also use a proposed tagging scheme to ensure it makes 
sense in the real world.

Voting certainly does not mean that a tag will be adopted by anyone, it 
does not mean that editors will support it and it doesn't mean that the 
tag will get rendered on anyone's map.

Cheers, Chris
user: chillly

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