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

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 10:21:25 UTC 2021

A single user should not deprecate a tag that is used 120k times in the
database. For whatever reason.

On Sun, 10 Jan 2021 at 11:18, Marc_marc <marc_marc at mailo.com> wrote:

> 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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