[Tagging] Deprecation of non-approved values for diplomatic=?

Lionel Giard lionel.giard at gmail.com
Fri Jun 14 19:26:48 UTC 2019

The editor presets are already changed (so any modification or new creation
of embassy, consulate or liaison use the new tagging scheme). The number of
diplomatic=* tag compared to the number of office=* tag is due to the fact
that the "diplomatic"=* tag was already existing but used slightly
differently and without any consensus. The new scheme is just a refinement
to better represent what it is.

After the proposal was accepted, the old main tag amenity=embassy was added
to the deprecated value. But it didn't mention diplomatic values used as it
was never properly referenced anywhere at this time ! ;-)
As usual, we don't massively change the objects tagged with a deprecated
value, as we need an human review to check whether it is still correct to
tag this object as embassy or consulate...
So it will change with time and become more and more prevalent, but it
takes time. We could always makes some sort of challenge by country to
check the embassy/consulate/... to speed things up. And I suppose that
adding the note on the wiki for diplomatic values will help and reflect
what is already applied in editor presets ?!

Le ven. 14 juin 2019 à 17:51, marc marc <marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com> a
écrit :

> Le 14.06.19 à 15:10, Martin Koppenhoefer a écrit :
> > we should be very reluctant to mark tags as deprecated (i.e. it
> > should happen after their usage significantly dropped
> in French we say "c'est le chat qui se mord la queue"
> tag use changes little as long as presets do not change.
> presets sometimes don't change as long as the tag usage doesn't change
> having a dual tag for the same meaning is a horror
> - each datause must test both if they want to have all the data
> - each contributor must add the 2 tags if he wants it to be used
> by everyone
> - each deletion of one of the 2 tags on an object is ambiguous: did the
> contributor mean that the attribute is deleted but forgot to delete the
> 2nd or did he want to delete the tag he doesn't like ?
> - somes publishers implement distributed mass publishing rules hidden
> in the real changes of contributors.
> I think the proposals for a new tag should clearly say:
> - add such tag
> - edit the old tag description to point the new tag
> - write to editors to adapt presets
> - propose a mecanical edit, if necessary by splitting it up
> to avoid a global opponent blocking everything
> - propose the depreciation of the old tag
> Regards,
> Marc
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