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

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Mon Jul 29 09:12:49 UTC 2019

Am 29.07.2019 um 10:44 schrieb Martin Koppenhoefer:
> sent from a phone
>> On 29. Jul 2019, at 08:13, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Someone needs to check how denotation=cluster is
>> actually used now days.
> this tag was introduced through an automated edit many years ago with the reasoning that natural=tree should only be used for “special” and alone standing trees, so that all other trees which were standing in groups had gotten the cluster tag. Meanwhile the saner approach is to tag special trees with additional tags and accept that natural=tree has no other implications than “a tree”. IMHO it is ok to see denotation=cluster as deprecated.

That is a mischaracterisation of what actually happened. Originally
(pre-mass imports of trees) natural=tree was intended only for notable
trees (as landmarks, or for other reasons) and there was only a small
number of them in the data. The mass-imports without further
qualification lost that semantic information, which led to a longer
conflict trying to undo the damage (which was already hopeless IMHO).
The correct approach would have been to address the problem before the

Unluckily, not only, but particularly here, it is clear that the lessons
from this specific disaster have not been learnt.


> Cheers Martin 
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