[Tagging] Wiki vote threshold

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 16:42:10 UTC 2015

On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 2:35 PM, Jan van Bekkum <jan.vanbekkum at gmail.com>

> I don't think it is good to leave tags in a "floating state" for a long
> time as it will prevent people from starting to use them. It isn't good
> either to start using a tag as a kind of prototype and offer it for voting
> later on. One wants to have as much clarity as possible before using a tag.

Take a look at heritage:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/heritage, the draft
started on 2009-10-20, RFC on 2010-10-05. No formal voting. It's used
44.000 times, and there is a map showing items mapped with this tag (
http://geschichtskarten.openstreetmap.de/historische_objekte/ ). There are
presets for JOSM that supports this tag as well.

I think almost none of the historic values passed through a formal voting
process, but because there is a vivid community around it, there is
website, there are tools and discussions between mappers that actually use
or want to use the tags the tags evolve and get used.

IMHO this approach can work, also for all campsite related tags.


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