[Tagging] New sections added to "Good Practice" page?

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Sat Jun 29 22:57:04 UTC 2019

A couple of users added two new sections to the Good Practice page recently:

 I think these need discussion.

1) "Check the history of important objects"

"Before making significant changes to important objects (in particular
settlements, administrative boundaries, major buildings, tourist
attractions,long route relations etc), check their history. Who did
this and why? Was this an experienced contributor or a newbie?
Previous editors may have valuable insights to offer on why things are
currently tagged the way they are."

I don't find this information helpful for new mappers.

What is the "history" in this context? I don't think it would be clear
to new mappers - it seems to suggest changeset comments

What is an "important object?"

2) "Don't map insignificant, perishable and mobile object"
"Please do not map objects that are insignificant (like small plants),
perishable or mobile (being removable, or unstationary living beings
like dogs or people), as they are not readily Verifiable"

This is certainly true, but it duplicates advice in the previous
section, so I've removed it.

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