[Tagging] unused tags and properties

Jean-Marc Liotier jm at liotier.org
Sat Apr 27 01:34:53 UTC 2019

I agree. The wiki is a point of entry for inexperienced contributors and 
should therefore document established practices rather than serve as a 
way to make marginal ideas appear established.

That said, the subjectivity of what constitutes "established practices" 
guarantees controversy...

On 4/27/19 1:54 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> A few people continue to add unused tags and properties to feature 
> definitions, e.g. looking at the page for tourism=guesthouse, which is 
> quite long in the meantime, you can find "proposed" values with names like
> "fridge"
> "stove"
> "drying:room"
> "dinner"
> which all hardly reach a 2 digit number of usage.
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:tourism%3Dguest_house
> For the "view" tag there isn't even a definition.
> I believe treating the wiki like this will generally lead to a decline 
> in quality of our documentation, because immature tags are pushed that 
> haven't undergone any kind of peer review (aparently).
> Am I the only one with these concerns?

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