[Tagging] landcover dune or land form dune

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 11:27:18 UTC 2019

On Mon, 26 Aug 2019 at 04:52, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>

There seems to be confusion about what the key "landcover" means,
> because recently there have also been pages created for
> landcover=water and landcover=hedge as well.

I'm in no way justifying any of the landcover=* tags that user has
invented, but I can
see from his edit comments why he invented landcover=hedge.  He either
didn't read
about, or did not like, barrier=hedge + area=yes so came up with
landcover=hedge to
use to represent that situation.  Whatever his reason, he seems rather
detached from
reality and insulates himself with a thick layer of Dunnnig-Kruger.

This also brings up the question: is it appropriate to edit pages like
> this to mention the more common tags at the top, e.g. natural=dune,
> natural=sand? Often other editors are unhappy when I add something
> like "Consider using the more common tags natural=dune or
> natural=sand" - but if anyone can create a Tag: or Key: page, it seems
> important that similar and synonymous tags are mentioned at the top.

Even though it may trigger an edit war by this user like this one, go for

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