[Tagging] Voting rules

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 05:57:17 UTC 2016

Taginfo is just reporting numbers. It can be hard to do a correct
interpretation of those numbers

- impact of an import / mechanical edit
- impact of presets in editors
- impact of a vocal member  in a local community that is followed by a
 group of local mappers
- impact of a crazy mapper (e.g. most landuse in Belgium in mapped by 1
- local difference in interpretation (e.g. allotments are used differently
in Russia I believe -- see some SOTM presentation).
- how do you know what is meant by the mappers when you only see the
key-values: e.g. shop=salon (hairdresser ? seats (salon in french) ?)

I've also noticed that some communities do not participate in the votings
at all (or hardly): Where were the voters from e.g. Russia, Belgium, The
Netherlands, Japan or France in the suffix voting ? or the jewellery voting
OTOH I see a pretty large group of German voters. Also, the there is a
certain group of people returning in all votings.

I'm not blaming anyone for participating in the voting process all the
time, someone has to do the hard work of defining new tags. However, it
hardly representative for the community as a whole. If we want diversity
(often mentioned during OSMF elections), we have to change this.
How can we let more people with more different backgrounds participate in
the tagging definition process ? And do we want this ?

I have no idea.



On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 7:35 PM, Dominic Coletti <dcoletti.dcair at gmail.com>

> I meant a more formal incorporation such as adjusting the votes required
> based on Taginfo data. That said, I fully support how we currently use it.
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 13:32 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> sent from a phone
>> > Am 24.02.2016 um 18:57 schrieb Dominic Coletti <
>> dcoletti.dcair at gmail.com>:
>> >
>> > Do you have an alternative? For example, incorporating Taginfo into the
>> process.
>> can you explain? I think taginfo is usually involved in the process, in
>> the sense that people look tags up in taginfo before voting.
>> cheers
>> Martin
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