[Tagging] Tagging suggestions for electricity

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Sep 3 21:51:35 UTC 2018

On 04/09/18 00:04, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> What is your reasoning for rejecting the idea that unused tags (or 
> lowest usage stuff) get documented as a proposed thing, rather than an 
> established convention?

First you have not put it forward as an idea, but put it forward as a 
compulsion, a dictate.
OSM has never dictated this method as compulsory.

While it is good to encourage the discussion of a tag on the tagging 
list, trying to make a mapper do a proposal page is a discouragement to 
enter into discussions on the tagging list - the last thing 'we' want!

If dictated it could lead to many undocumented tags remaining 
undocumented as it becomes yet more difficult to document a new tag.
There then would have to be 2 wiki pages created. And if the proposal is 
only in draft form there is not compulsion to mention it on the tagging 
If a watch is set on making any new proposal page .. why not set a watch 
on making any new wiki page at all - same effect but less work for the 
person doing the documentation.

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