[Tagging] Trailhead tagging

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 12:56:36 UTC 2019


On Fri, 11 Jan 2019 at 07:45, Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Analogy is not right. Not tagging all trailheads with this wikipedia
> reference, just the specific limited set fitting this specific concept
> described on the wikipedia page.
>

Why would you do this?  People keep making analogies to point out to you
that this is not a
sensible thing to do.  And you agree that it is not sensible to link every
footpath to a wikipedia
page explaining what a footpath is.  You agree that is it not sensible to
link every bridleway to
a wikipedia entry explaining what a bridleway is.  You agree that it is not
sensible to link every
church to a wikipedia page explaining what a church is.  The rest of us
think that, for the same
reasons, it is not sensible to link every TOP to a wikipedia explaining
what a TOP is.

All you actually need is some form of tag for a TOP.  That way, if it's
implemented properly, when
people use the query tool on the node (which they'd have to do anyway if
you persuaded the rest
of us to agree with your idea of tagging TOPs with a wikipedia entry), they
see a list of tags for
the node.  Clickable tags and values, which lead to the relevant OSM wiki
page defining what the
value means.

Coming up with a tag for TOPs is the right way to do it.  Adding the *same*
wikipedia tag to every
TOP, as you want to do, is the wrong way to do it.

-- 
Paul
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