[Tagging] Voting rules

markus schnalke meillo at marmaro.de
Tue Feb 23 12:32:02 UTC 2016

[2016-02-23 11:54] Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com>
> >
> > It was provisionally rejected with 40 votes for, 18 votes against and 
> > 4 abstentions.
> > Approval rate: 68.97%. Less than required 74% so provisional 
> > rejection; proposer to make final call.
> The tricky bit of course is that those percentages are "of the people 
> who voted".
> Taginfo reckons objects with the key "shop" were last edited by 105‚ÄČ030 
> different users, and there are 1,976,690 shops, of which 20,851 are 
> jewelry and 215 jewellery, which suggests (finger in the air) around 
> 1100 individual mappers last edited a jewellery shop. Taking that as the 
> base, the "approval rate" of a little under 4%, based on a "voter 
> turnout" or a little under 6%*.

Numbers can help to see more clear, but they do not so necessarily.

Of those about 1100 mappers: How many cared for the tag names and
how many just clicked on a button to have it semantically tagged
as a jewel(le)ry shop (uninterested of what the exact tagging would
be)? How many implemented what the wiki says and how many want to
sharpen the information that is collected in the wiki?

Aren't the ones who vote those who care for what the actual
tagging is? Because, if the others would care, why don't they
vote? ;-)


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