[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (Phone)

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Sat Oct 5 19:54:46 UTC 2019

On 28.09.19 10:31, Valor Naram wrote:
> now I'm ready to open a new proposal which you can see here
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Phone#Second_proposal_.28pending.29

I agree with the basic goal of ending the co-existence of phone and
contact:phone. I don't care that much about which one "wins", but having
multiple competing tagging styles around makes it just that little bit
harder for new mappers to learn the ropes (and for editor developers to
optimize usability). This particular co-existence has gone on for a
decade, and we should finally come to a decision.

That being said, I find the proposal a bit confusing as currently
written. It isn't clear to me if you are proposing any changes besides
deprecation of contact:phone, because there's a lot of text on that page
about country codes, the value syntax and such. Is this just
describing/affirming the status quo?

What adds to the confusion is that there are now multiple proposals on
the same wiki page, which is unexpected and messes with links and
categories. For example, that page is now in both the "rejected" and
"proposed" categories at the same time. Unless there's a strong reason
I'm missing, I suggest taking the conventional route of creating a new
page for your proposal.

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