[Tagging] reviving an abandoned proposal

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Thu Jul 21 08:31:34 UTC 2016

I'd say it depends on the depth of the decision process so far. If it was a failed proposal with
a voting, I'd start from scratch, avoiding the problems of the previous. There are a number of
"2.0" approaches.

In the case you cite, the page was last touched by the authors in 2010, and there was no decision
process. As the old version is always accessible in the wiki, you could develop it further and
provide a link in the introduction to the 2010 version.

However, as this is just a value for the historic tag, and it is used 580x already, you could
check some of these exiting taggings if they follow the same meaning, and document the value
as being 'in use'.

joost schouppe wrote on 2016/07/21 07:57:
> There is an abandoned proposal about tagging hollow ways [1]. How does one go about reviving it?
> Reviving abandoned proposals in general does not seem to be explained in the wiki [2] (but I'm not the best at reading doc). I would want to adapt the proposal with the input from the discussion. Is it OK to just adapt the existing page, or is there a
> point at which it really becomes a new proposal?
> I avoided any content about the proposal itself in this message, so as to keep the discussion focused. If you can't help yourself, please start a new thread about the example itself :)
> [1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/hollow_way
> [2] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposal_process

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