[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (Phone)

Valor Naram valinora at gmx.net
Sun Oct 6 17:24:52 UTC 2019

I moved the content of my proposal to
because I don't work with categories and therefore I did not realize
the problem of two proposal in one page. As you can see I did not
stayed into the "Proposed_features" Schema because I do not propose a
feature. I propose the deprecation of a feature. This is a difference!

The content there tends to document the de-facto described at
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:phone but shorter and in my
opinion a bit more clear and faster to read except the last points I
simply copied from the source wiki page. I hope I documented the de-
faction well enough for you. If not, feel free to chance and improve it
but do not mark your changes as minor edit. I want to keep track on the
changes made to the page I created so I can use these changes to handle
the upcoming discussion here. As a reminder: The pre-discussion took
place in thread
and the outcome was to deprecate "contact:phone"

MY OWN OPINION: I personally think that "contact:phone" is
schematically better but I also agree that "phone" is better because
it's a shorter key, better to find in the wiki and used widely among
the community. So I propose deprecating "contact:phone" for the reason
why I think "phone" will win (or has already won according to its
sightly more usage).


Sören Reinecke alias Valor Naram

On Sat, 2019-09-28 at 10:31 +0200, Valor Naram wrote:
> Hey,
> 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 use the old proposal page for that but seperated content into
> section
> to keep the history intact. The content is based on the discussion at
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2019-September/048339.html
> . It tends to deprecate `contact:phone` in favor of the more used de-
> facto `phone` tag. It's awful that we have two tags for the same
> puropose in our database and that makes it more difficult for
> developers and researchers to work with our data.
> Cheers
> Sören Reinecke alias Valor Naram
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