[Tagging] The endless debate about "landcover" as a top-level tag

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 10:17:50 UTC 2018


> ... those who desire a strong hand and an authorative top
down tagging system - by derailing the community processes ....

I don't see anyone desiring and doing that in this discussion. Why the
strawman argument?

2018-06-08 12:00 GMT+02:00 Christoph Hormann <osm at imagico.de>:

> On Friday 08 June 2018, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
> >
> > In general, on spotting the problem on wiki the best way to deal with
> > it is to edit it
> >
> > (it generally takes less time than complaining).
>
> I try to do that but don't really have the stomach to engage in turf
> wars with defenders of religion-like views on what tags should mean and
> which tags are good and bad.  And as you can see this is exactly what
> is happening with your edits again.
>
> The irony is that those who desire a strong hand and an authorative top
> down tagging system - by derailing the community processes - instill a
> desire for an authority to stop this even among those who are in
> general in support of a liberal and non-authoritarian community.
>
> An egalitarian and open community like OSM is a fragile thing...
>
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