[Tagging] Wiki vote threshold
dbannon at internode.on.net
Tue Mar 3 01:31:17 UTC 2015
On Mon, 2015-03-02 at 17:07 -0800, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
> The current wiki vote guidelines read:
Bryce, I see what you want to achieve but not sure if I agree on the
> Consider instead this wording:
> There is no firm definition of 'enough' votes.
Too subjective ! (Finally, I got to say that on this list!)
> ..... A strong proposal will have:
> 8 or more unanimous approval votes.
> 16 or more votes, with a supermajority (75%) positive
> or abstaining.
OK, but puzzled about 'abstaining' votes. If someone voted, its almost
always yes or no. Lets not count all possible voters please !
> A history of tagging consistent with the proposal,
> from five or more active mappers. This mapping often
> starts during the RFC phase, and can be very helpful
> in refining the proposed tagging.
Going to be very difficult to document, to establish the facts. Great
idea to encourage but to make a proposal dependant on it.....
> With OSM's open tagging policy you need not wait for the wiki
> to start tagging. The wiki is not a collection of 'rules',
> and mappers and rendering services are free to ignore your
Indeed, but more emphasis is needed on the impact of others ignoring
your impromptu tags. Truth is, tagging effort is wasted if it is
As I have said before, you can make up new words when speaking to
someone, but unless you agree on their meaning, you won't be understood.
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