[Tagging] Deprecating operational_status and especially values such as operational_status=closed

Marc_marc marc_marc at mailo.com
Sun Jan 10 10:15:20 UTC 2021

Le 10.01.21 à 10:50, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging a écrit :
> Some objects like https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/3158114573
> are tagged with tags that I consider very problematic: operational_status=closed

well, according to the proposal about this tag,
it's for temporary status, it is not a replacement for a life cycle tag.
a fire hydrant that is not operational for 6 months because there is
work on the pipeline 1km away, it is still a fire hydrant for the common
contributors, and the hydrant itself is not broken or abandoned when it
is temporarily not operational

> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:operational_status
> was already described as "now discouraged", I added
> now also status=deprecated

the interest of the operational_status tag was discussed in the fire
hydrant proposal.
Generally speaking, I find that the depreciation of a tag is in an
absurd situation: on the one hand a proposal is easily rejected if it
provides for the depreciation of a tag, on the other hand some
contributors depreciate a tag before any discussion.
the wiki loses value with this kind of behavior. we should discuss
*before* a change of status, not after.

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