[Tagging] Query regarding seasonal tag combined for outdoor water fountains.

European Water Project europeanwaterproject at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 14:59:13 UTC 2020

Dear Martin,

Wouldn't it make more sense for mappers to tag status=broken or status=out_
of_order instead of deleting ?

best regards,


On Mon, 20 Jan 2020 at 15:53, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> Am Do., 16. Jan. 2020 um 03:16 Uhr schrieb Jarek PiĆ³rkowski <
> jarek at piorkowski.ca>:
>> Ah, good point! So I guess for a drinking fountain seasonal=yes is the
>> most reasonable when I don't know the months when it's active (I'm in
>> a climate that freezes, so they get shut down sometime before that).
>> That's decently human-readable and I'd guess most people will guess
>> right when informed that the fountain is "seasonal".
>> Unfortunately I've just now started noticing that these are shut off
>> and while I guess they were actually shut down closer to November...
> it is complicated. Last time when most drinking fountains in Rome were
> shut down was about 2 years ago in a dry period in the summer (as a side
> note and very unfortunately, some mappers have deleted the whole thing in
> this time just because the (internal) tap was closed for some weeks). So
> the reason for seasonal availability could be various, from shutting them
> in winter for frost protection to shutting them in the summer for saving
> resources in a drought.
> Cheers
> Martin
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