[Tagging] Deprecation - waterway=riverbank vs water=river

80hnhtv4agou at bk.ru 80hnhtv4agou at bk.ru
Fri Mar 5 22:45:25 UTC 2021

I do not think this is the place to be calling out individual mappers by Name or Account name.
we all should be presumed innocent till found guilty by the DWG police, or put it to an Editorial board of mappers
of 100, 000 edits. and keep this to the changeset discussions, but not here.
or,  https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Disputes#Solving_Disputes 
>Friday, March 5, 2021 3:10 PM -06:00 from Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com>:
>Without announcing anything in this thread and without consensus ZeLonewolf has  nearly completed a Blitz to push through this change...
>I consider this in the first place an operation of bad faith and it should be immediately stopped and reverted.
>The whole process is controlled  from  a personal wiki page .
>It was executed as far as I can see by people with no local knowledge producing important errors - I stopped after the first two rivers I looked at, both had serious errors. The first one had a spelling error * Fiume Zero " (correct name) on the center way and " Fluro Zero " on the (newly created) riverbank. The second river had lost at least one Island.
>Errors on such large objects are difficult to spot as the soften complex multipolygons.
>The tag in question  waterway=riverbank is a valid tag with its wiki page and its JOSM preset.
>The tag is not on th  wiki list of deprecated features , to the contrary that page lists waterway=riverbank as on of the recommended substitutions for the deprecated  landcover = wate r
>On Sun, 28 Feb 2021 at 19:40, Richard < ricoz.osm at gmail.com > wrote:
>>On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 12:53:47PM +0000,  manday at openmail.cc wrote:
>>>  The main point that has been brought up against deprecating `riverbank`, so
>>> I understood is, is that 
>>Has been probably mentioned before, but waterway=riverbank is quicker to
>>read than natural=water+water=...
>>So much that I am wondering if it makes any sense to use the totally redundant
>>and often plain wrong natural=water at all.. as many of those objects are not
>>Instead of natural=water+water=XXX just use water=XXX
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