[Tagging] New page "Approval status" for "de facto", "in use", "approved" etc

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Jul 27 15:28:05 UTC 2019

sent from a phone

> On 27. Jul 2019, at 16:19, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Please take a minute to review the new page
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Approval_status

thank you for taking on this, good work. 

Allow me one remark for deprecated and obsolete. Currently it reads:
deprecated: deprecated tags that will not be used anymore”

this could be less absolute and maybe include reference to the process, something like “tags which are discouraged by an approved proposal”

Those tags that are discouraged because of a more established tagging alternative but not through voting would be “obsolete”, right? On the other hand for obsolete tags there is the requirement of “unapproved”, which probably leads to all obsolete approved tags going to deprecated status. Then to cover the formerly approved tags which haven’t been voted on their deprecation (other than by their “feet”), but are now considered deprecated, we should not require a vote on deprecation.

“deprecated tags whose usage is commonly or by voting discouraged”
“deprecated tags whose usage is discouraged because of the tag usage history or as the result of voting“ 
or even shorter, given that there are more verbose explanations below:
“deprecated tags whose usage is discouraged”

Cheers Martin 

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