[Tagging] Blatant tagging for the renderer: bridges & abandoned railways

moltonel 3x Combo moltonel at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 10:05:09 UTC 2015

On 11/03/2015, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
> moltonel 3x Combo wrote:
>> I'm playing the devil's advocate a bit here
> I believe the modern day term for that is "trolling", and it wastes
> everyone's time.

Sorry if looked like trolling. I was genuinely trying to show both
sides of the argument, as a way to soften conflicts ahead of time
(since as far as I can tell they'll continue to happen). My "devil's
advocate" remark was indented to clarify that defending one argument
doesn't mean that I blindly always side with that camp.

> The whole railway episode has been really disheartening for the casual
> disrespect it shows to committed contributors. No-one has a monopoly on
> deciding what belongs in OSM and what doesn't, but honouring the dedication
> and commitment of the users who have made our map great must surely be high
> on the list.
> We've already imported too much of the bureaucracy and the "automate
> everything" attitudes that have damaged the Wikipedia community so. Please
> let's not adopt deletionism as well.

Agreed. I always strive to be conservative and chatty when touching
somebody else's work, railway or otherwise.

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