[Tagging] Voting rules

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Tue Feb 23 12:48:14 UTC 2016


Don't forget it doesn't really matter if the tag is jewelry or
jewellery. It's about having a uniform way of tagging. Who would vote
against that, I wonder? And if both values are currently considered
equivalent in OSM, changing existing data from one spelling to another
does not change the value of the data and should therefore not be
considered controversial. If a human changed the tag on one individual
shop from jewelry to jewellery or vice versa, would there be an outcry?
Would the change get reverted? No. 

Once that is established, we get the ecosystem partners (primarily
editors and consumers, starting with the editors) to follow the
standards we have agreed. In this case, both the alternatives are
already in use, so there should be no impact.

There's a saying in Dutch which, loosely translated, is "don't bother
mopping up with the tap still running". In other words, start by
stopping it getting worse before you get stuck into a losing battle
trying to tidy up the existing data. 

//colin 

On 2016-02-23 12:54, Andy Townsend wrote:

> On 23/02/2016 10:33, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote: 
> 
>> 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%*.
> 
> It's pretty difficult to extrapolate any sort of "approval" or "rejection" based on those numbers.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Andy
> 
> * 6% is actually an overestimate of course - it's a guess at the "last edited" rather than the "have ever edited" figure.  It'd be interesting to know if anyone's got any stats on the latter (not necessarily for jewellery shops) - presumably that'd need a full history planet (or an extract of one) to do the analysis?
> 
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