[Tagging] "part:wikidata=*" tag proposal for multiple elements connected to the same wikidata id

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 14 15:43:24 UTC 2019

On Sat, 14 Sep 2019 at 16:27, Janko Mihelić <janjko at gmail.com> wrote:

 So maybe the right way is to go case by case, and see how to deal with
> them.

Sounds like a plan.  If you find something exceptional, we'll try to figure
out what to do with

For example, a lot of rails and motorways have all ways tagged with the
> same wikidata tag, in addition to the relation. I feel a lot of us think
> that only the relation should be left with the wikidata tag.

I think that IF there is already a relation then it's cleaner to just tag
the relation than all the
individual components (or, worse, both).  I don't think it's necessarily
wrong to tag the
individual components of a road with wikidata, although it could lead to
headaches, but some feel strongly that should not be done.  Some have
argued not to
invent a relation just to be able to avoid tagging multiple things with the
same wikidata item
and I tend to agree: invent a relation if a relation is needed in its own
right, don't try to justify i
t with wikidata, but once you have a relation (for whatever other reason)
that's the right place
for the wikidata tag.

> I will be going through the taginfo list[1], and be unifying those tags.
> Is that ok for the majority here?

It's OK with me, but give it a week or two for any strong objections to

I could also make a wiki page of "What not to tag with wikidata=*" and put
> these two examples there.

Then later we can expand that list with consensus.

Sounds like a good idea.  It will probably have many statements along the
lines of "Most people
say X but some say Y" or "Opinion is divided."  But still a good idea if we
can at least narrow it
down a little.

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