[Tagging] Wild changes to wiki pages changing the cycleway tagging scheme

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Fri Mar 15 09:09:22 UTC 2019

Mar 15, 2019, 10:03 AM by richard at systemed.net:

> Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
>> Yes, one of main points of StreetComplete is to allow editing 
>> without knowing how objects are tagged, similarly iD.
>> It means that to count "how many people decided to use tag 
>> XYZ" all iD users and all StreetComplete users count as say 
>> 4 people because not each mapper is deciding on its own 
>> but it is decision of whoever makes the software.
> Oh, come on. Just because iD has an actual user interface doesn't mean that
> every single iD user is unaware of the tags used. There are plenty of
> experienced mappers (I'm one) who choose not to use JOSM because they just
> don't like JOSM, believe it or not!
Thanks, I was unaware about it! I was always really frustrated by iD
hiding tags and requiring scrolling to get it (and really slow performance).

I admit that I was unaware that it is used as a primary editor also by people 
editing tags directly.

Sorry for spreading misinformation.

> On topic: I don't have a great preference for either tagging scheme (they're
> both a bit ungainly, I've found them both a bit of a PITA to support in
> cycle.travel's tag parsing). cycleway=opposite_lane is concise but unclear.
> Regardless, both are in widespread use so the wiki should document both.
Yes, if both are in a widespread use then both should be described.

Claim that opposite_lane is a value that has no meaning with cycleway:left
that appeared on Wiki (in edit description) is completely untrue.

Maybe some people dislike this tag and it is more confusing than it should be
but it  has a known meaning.
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