[Tagging] More human readable values for traffic signs

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 21:52:22 UTC 2015

I like the description of the tagging list as the Golgafrinch B Ark :-) 
... and I did not have to look it up.

And I agree that highway=path is not a good tag, even though I use it.

I hope the OSMwiki is better than the Golgafrinch B Ark! Hope. As in I'm 
not certain.

Regarding traffic sign key/values .. I personal would prefer all these 
to be human readable. And yes I see the argument as to why it is not, 
but I reject it.

On 31/10/2015 1:36 AM, Colin Smale wrote:
> Richard, you are entirely forgiven. Thanks for your contributions. I 
> had to look up "Golgafrincham B Ark" but unfortunately I can see your 
> point...
> Have a good weekend
> Colin
> 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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