[Tagging] Stop the large feature madness (was: Tag for a plateau or tableland?)

Kevin Kenny kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com
Sat Apr 20 13:59:35 UTC 2019

On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 3:43 PM Christoph Hormann <osm at imagico.de> wrote:
> Being accused of being radically intolerant and other things kind of
> limits my interest in this discussion with you.

I apologize for the unfortunate phrasing, and assure you that it was
intended to be a succinct characterization of your position regarding
indefinite boundaries, not of your personality or politics. I myself
am radically intolerant, for instance, of completely fictitious
features in OSM added by people who believe that it will confer some
advantage in an online game. Not of the people - they need to be
gently guided into more responsible pursuits, nor of the game, about
which I know little other than that my daughter plays from time to
time, but of the mess that is left behind - the proper approach there
is indeed not to tolerate it, but to take the literally radical step
of uprooting it.

All that I offer in my defense was that the phrase appeared in a
dialogue in which phrases like 'cultural imperialism' were already
being bandied about, and so the standards of discourse were already
relatively lax.

More information about the Tagging mailing list