[Tagging] Changing proposal process rules - RFC

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 13:19:16 UTC 2021

On Wed, 6 Jan 2021 at 12:25, Minh Nguyen <minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us>

> Rather than eliminating voices, we should be focused on attracting more
> voters and more diverse perspectives, ideally at the RFC stage, before
> the vote.

I'm definitely against eliminating voices.  That would be very

We don't control anything here, the best we can do is influence things.
Because ANY TAG YOU LIKE.  All we can do is try to persuade people
to like an alternative tag for something they want to map and will map
anyway, one way or another.  If we insist a relatively new mapper
cannot vote on a tag he or she would like to use, that new mapper
may well decide to go their own way because "any tag you like."

There are already barriers to entry for voting.  You need a
wiki account and to learn enough about editing to add your
vote.  You need to subscribe to this list to participate in
discussions.  If we make those barriers harder to
surmount we will see more "any tag you like" tags and
will have sabotaged our own aim of choosing new tags
after due thought and consideration.

That said, don't go overboard on encouraging people to join
this list.  It's busy enough as it is. :)

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