[Tagging] How to change currently voted on proposal (Bird Tower)?

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 20:48:52 UTC 2016

On 02-Dec-16 07:40 AM, markus schnalke wrote:
> Hoi community,
> we are currently in voting phase for our Bird Tower proposal.
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Bird_Tower
> It happens that we are currently receiving comments, which we
> would have liked to receive during RFC phase. Well, we don't
> mind because these comments are definitly worthwhile, no matter
> when they drop in. But this leads us to the problem that we
> would like to improve our proposal, motivated by those comments.
> Our question is how to change a proposal once we are in voting
> phase already?
> Let me explain the situation:
> We proposed to use
> 	man_made=mast + tower:type=nesting_site
> to tag artificial nesting aids.
> There were two comments that the examples for man_made=tower
> would be inappropriate. After closer examining the definitions
> of tower and mast, we agree and would like to remove or alter
> these examples. That shouldn't be a problem, I think.
> Furthermore, however, we received the most valuable comment by
> sorcrosc that
> 	man_made=nesting_site + support=pole (or mast, ...)
> would be a better tagging. Now that we were pointed to this
> tagging, we agree that it is superior, because it not only
> allows to distinguish between masts and poles (which was the
> topic of the fourth comment we received) but also allows to
> tag wall_mounted nesting aids, which are not covered at all
> with our currently proposed tagging.

There are also tree nesting sites - man made.

> Hence, we would like to generalize the proposal by providing
> a more flexible tagging ... but how do we do this?
> The change appears to be too large to let the voting continue.
> Seems we should abort the vote, change the proposal and start
> a new voting phase. (Where do we store the old voting state,
> which includes valuable comments?) Unfortunately, the proposal
> process wiki page does not seem to give answers for this case.
> We would much appreciate to get some advice on how to deal
> with this situation.
> meillo, for the OSM group UlmerAlb
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