[Tagging] A modest proposal to increase the usefulness of the tagging list

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sun Jun 2 10:36:09 UTC 2019

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> On 2. Jun 2019, at 10:47, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch> wrote:
> In the interest of keeping the list at least half usable, I would
> suggest that we all, starting now, voluntarily submit to:
> - not posting more than 30 times per month (the 30 comes from the WMF
> mailing lists, where it seems to work quite well)

it might lead to longer posts in general. There are currently big differences in the structure of emails according to the author, some people commenting on a short quoted paragraph with a single sentence, while others posting long essays in reply to full quotation of preceding long essays.

> - not more than one proposal per person per month
> - not more than 4 new proposals per month in total

I’m against limiting the amount with hard numbers. These will always be arbitrary, and proposals are often covering very “specialist” topic in great detail. You do not have to follow everything, just follow those topics where you feel you have something to contribute. With just 4 proposals a month we would commonly run into situations where we limit contributions of new tagging proposals just because there are already proposals of underground waterways in pipes, utility poles, train safety systems and hydrant specifics proposed in the same month.

Cheers, Martin 

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