[Tagging] Please don't think name_1 tags are errors.

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Wed Jan 20 14:41:51 UTC 2016


On 20/01/2016 05:30, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 8:25 AM, Ralph Aytoun 
> <ralph.aytoun at ntlworld.com <mailto:ralph.aytoun at ntlworld.com>> wrote:
>
>
>     New mappers have a lot to learn. They have enough of a problem
>     just learning how to use the tools and finding out what basic
>     tagging is without being inundated with error messages telling
>     them they cannot save their work because of some technical fault.
>     Let them save their work rather than it getting lost or they get
>     so frustrated that they give up and walk away.
>
>
> An error condition is a perfect "teaching moment" where iD could 
> explain tagging convention (rather than hiding it).
>
+1

Amending existing tags is a major part of OSM editing & not something 
that should be swept under the carpet.

Dave F.


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