[Tagging] converted_by : discardable ?

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Tue Jan 26 17:09:32 UTC 2021


Such edit still falls under https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Automated_Edits_code_of_conduct
and requires getting such permission.

Though given how hard it is to get permission it is easier to simply edit and hope that
noone will bother with revert,

Jan 26, 2021, 18:01 by zelonewolf at gmail.com:

> Well, with an object count that small, it would be trivial do the edit with a sparse overpass query into JOSM on a single changeset, no bot required.  Though some would object to the large changeset bounding box, and I do agree that just changing the wiki would be less work.
>
> On Tue, Jan 26, 2021, 11:47 AM Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <> tagging at openstreetmap.org> > wrote:
>
>> Based on my experience with 
>>
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edits/Mateusz_Konieczny_-_bot_account/remove_is_in:continent_in_USA
>>
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edits/Mateusz_Konieczny_-_bot_account/elimination_of_osmarender:nameDirection
>>
>> it is much easier to get tag deprecated or declared as discardable than
>> it is to get permission for mass edit.
>>
>> So nowadays, in case of removing without replacement I am in general
>> not even trying to go for a global bot edit, as it is far less efficient.
>>
>> Jan 26, 2021, 17:38 by >> zelonewolf at gmail.com>> :
>>
>>> If it is both useless and causing confusion, why not a mechanical edit to remove the last remaining instances of this tag?
>>>
>>> On Tue, Jan 26, 2021, 11:15 AM Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <>>> tagging at openstreetmap.org>>> > wrote:
>>>
>>>> I created
>>>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:converted_by
>>>> to document it as pointless
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Jan 5, 2021, 14:43 by >>>> marc_marc at mailo.com>>>> :
>>>>
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>
>>>>> I some many occurrences [1] of this undocumented tag
>>>>> it's seem to be about the name of the tools used
>>>>> to produce datas.
>>>>> like created_by, I have the feeling that this tag
>>>>> may be useful as a changeset tag, but should be
>>>>> discardable as tag on object.
>>>>> before opening tickets in some(s) editor(s),
>>>>> I request your feeling about it
>>>>>
>>>>> [1] >>>>> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/converted_by
>>>>> ex >>>>> https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/16001517
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> Marc
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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