[Tagging] Automated edit of image tags suggestion

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Fri Jun 26 16:54:48 UTC 2020

On Thu, 25 Jun 2020 at 20:24, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> There are currently 28k objects with wikimedia_commons in the database.
> Your edit would treble that. I'm not convinced that automatic edits that
> massively boost a niche tag are a good idea.


> I am not comfortable with inventing new tags to better match Wikimedia
> Commons' namespace model.

It does not. It better matches the Mediawiki namespace model, which is
used, among many others by wiki.openstreetmap.org

> Remember, Wikimedia commons is, for us, just one of many potential image providers.

Iti is not. It is the one we ask people to use:

   "Before uploading a file to OpenStreetMap wiki, please consider if
it would be more
    useful to upload it to the Wikimedia Commons file repository instead."


> Would we want to introduce various extra tags for each?

That invokes a slippery-slope fallacy; but consider:



Andy Mabbett

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