[Tagging] More human readable values for traffic signs

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Fri Oct 30 14:36:34 UTC 2015


Richard, you are entirely forgiven. Thanks for your contributions. I had
to look up "Golgafrincham B Ark" but unfortunately I can see your

Have a good weekend 


On 2015-10-30 14:55, Richard Fairhurst wrote: 

> 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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