[Tagging] Increasing voting participation (Was Accepted or rejected?)

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Wed Mar 18 19:27:32 UTC 2015

On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 12:21 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> It is however not true that tagging votes are an important core element
> of how we work; we can do perfectly fine without. Even if certain things
> were tagged differently in different parts of the word, that would not
> break OpenStreetMap.


I disagree with the sentiment.  The value of the vote *itself* is minimal.

But the value of the voting *process* is very high.  Broad perspectives
during the draft/rfc and voting phase
can vastly improve tagging, and set a pattern others will follow.

Even really bad tagging ideas (such as denotation="cluster") get widely
copied. The initial patterns set matter, such as cow tracks lead to dirt
roads, lead to railways, then settlements and main streets.
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