[Tagging] Revisiting proposal/voting scheme

David Bannon dbannon at internode.on.net
Wed Mar 18 23:56:40 UTC 2015

Kotya, in no way was I criticising the leadership you have shown in this
matter !

Its just that I preferred Dan's approach. Key IMHO is -

* A proposal gets to wiki in much the same manner as now.

* Once on the wiki, instead of a formal vote period, users (eg) click a
"like" or "dislike" button and aggregate score is shown. For some time
(?). Obviously they can also edit content to say why.

Now, we don't have that content freeze when voting formally starts. Is
it a problem that I click 'like' and some important change is made to
content later ?


On Wed, 2015-03-18 at 23:57 +0100, Kotya Karapetyan wrote:

> Ahhm, not sure how it is different, but never mind. I will be happy if
> we all agree on a good solution, and I definitely don't claim the
> authorship of all the good ideas that have popped up here over the
> last couple of days. I just tried to summarize it in something that
> looked to me like a working solution. Dan, thanks for making a good
> illustration :)
>         Quite a good one really. It meets my
>         criteria  of giving a new mapper some guidance on what he/she
>         should
>         use.
> Good to hear :)
>         Add in taginfo data.
> Yes: "Opinions "for" and "against" are expressed in the discussions
> and summarized at the top of the page (e.g. "advantages" and
> "disadvantages" of a tag) together with the current usage"
>         And maybe a list of competing approaches so, again, its clear
>         to a new
>         user what the options are.
> It clearly belongs a "see also" section IMO.  
>         I do think we'd need to have some (usage determined ?) end
>         point
>         however. Who is going to register their approval of, eg,
>         highway= this
>         far down the track ?
>         I think data consumers also need a bit of certainty too.
> End of what? 
> Usage, as discussed in another thread, is a vague criterion. Two tags
> may have a full support of the community, one having thousands of uses
> and another (for a rare feature) ten. 
> For data consumers---definitely yes, and I suggest it being the moment
> when we remove the "proposal" status, so the page becomes a feature
> page. The moment can be "when the discussion calms down (which can
> even be defined mathematically if needed)".
> Sorry guys, no more spamming today :) Hopefully we'll converge to
> something good, so these discussions won't be in vain :)
> Cheers,
> Kotya
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