[Tagging] Keys to which new values can be added without a proposal: craft=, shop=, building=, office=, sport=?

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 10:15:07 UTC 2019


On Wed, 31 Jul 2019 at 07:47, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Based on current practice, it seems that most people are ok with
> adding new values to certain keys that already have a long list of
> documented values in map features, as long as the tag is frequently
> used and well-documented?
>

It depends, as others have already pointed out on this thread.  The wiki
pages for some
keys, such as shop=* have a special value "user defined" which is "All
commonly used
values according to Taginfo."  For those, it is implicit that values can be
added without
discussion, if they meet certain criteria.  As ever, it ends up as "use
your common
sense."

I'd also point out that at least one editor populates some of its
drop-downs from Wiki
pages (more recently it uses the Wikidata in some cases).  This may be a
factor in
your considerations.

-- 
Paul
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