[Tagging] tag templates in the wiki

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Tue Aug 13 14:03:40 UTC 2019

Unfortunately, the "bot" stops working if the data item is directly
edited, according to Yurik's comment on my talk page:


"...I couldn't get the status "abandoned" to show up as an option, so
gave up. I expect your bot will fix it in the morning. ..." - Jeisenbe
" Sadly no, the bot won't fix it -- it will never touch anything
contaminated by humans :) In other words, if you modify a specific
property of a data item, that property becomes taboo for the bot. So
it has to be forever maintained by the human." - Yurik

On 8/13/19, Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com> wrote:
> 13 Aug 2019, 07:52 by hufkratzer at gmail.com:
>>> Fortunately we can (and should) ignore it
>>> by filling parameters of the template.
>> On the wiki pages you can ignore / overwrite most of the the values
>> from data items but in iD you always get the values from the data
>> items. In JOSM not yet, but perhaps that will come one day too, see >
>> https://josm.openstreetmap.de/ticket/17842
>> <https://josm.openstreetmap.de/ticket/17842>>      So perhaps better not
>> ignore them.
> AFAIK there is supposed to be a bot that overwrites
> data items by what was edited on the wiki.

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