[Tagging] More human readable values for traffic signs

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Fri Oct 30 13:55:21 UTC 2015


Colin Smale wrote:
> Is the situation now clear? Is it now (unambiguously) clear to 
> (all) mappers how to tag paths?

No.

> So you are saying that any discussions on the mailing lists are 
> just distractions as the real decisions are taken elsewhere. 
> Where would that be then? 

They're not expressly "taken elsewhere". Generally, good practice in OSM -
whether in tagging, development, or whatever - _evolves_ from clued-up
people doing things well, documenting what they do, and others adopting
these practices. Endless tagging debates on this list and the wiki don't
help this process, and often hinder it by replacing this natural selection
process with arbitrary mechanisms such as voting.

In other words, tagging@ and the wiki are the Golgafrincham B Ark of OSM.

You'll forgive me for not answering the remainder of the six questions but
it's Friday and I too am now losing the will to live. :|

Richard




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