[Tagging] Changing proposal process rules - RFC

Martin Machyna machyna at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 17:40:54 UTC 2021

I think great would be if the voting process got integrated directly into
osm.org account. Then when a vote is started all eligible users would get a
private message with the announcement (should be able to turn that off in
preferences), which often gets forwarded to the user's email as well. No
one can then complain that they didn't know about the vote and would reach
far more community members then this hidden mailing list.

This way the vote can also be made anonymous as any other ballot where
voters don't see results until the end of the voting period.

I'd be even willing to donate some cash to whoever is willing to code this.

*Brian M. Sperlongano* zelonewolf at gmail.com
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> *Wed Jan 6 12:45:42 UTC 2021*>* Rather than eliminating voices, we should
> be focused on attracting more *>* voters and more diverse perspectives,
> ideally at the RFC stage, before *>* the vote. Perhaps if we work on
> making tagging proposals more organized *>* and discoverable, we can
> lessen the burden on proposers to canvass for *>* votes (which can skew
> any vote because our communication channels are so *>* fragmented). * +1
> I dislike the fact that RFC and voting announcements are mixed with general
> discussion on the tagging list. I think many people prefer not to
> subscribe to the list because it is high volume, but would be interested in
> subscribing to a list that only has RFC/vote announcements. I would be in
> favor of a separate mailing list that people could subscribe to for just
> those announcements. The key would be moderating that list in such a way
> that only announcements are posted there while discussion still happens on
> tagging in the usual way. It would also be good to expose proposals in
> some other way to the map
> editing community, but I'm not sure where that should go. If we can solve
> the discoverability problem (maybe with DataItems), then perhaps editors
> might be willing to expose the existence of RFCs/votes to mappers in some
> way.
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