[Tagging] Let's not turn the tagging list into the Monty Python Argument Sketch (was: Deprecation - waterway=riverbank vs water=river)

Tomas Straupis tomasstraupis at gmail.com
Sat Mar 6 15:19:13 UTC 2021


2021-03-06, št, 17:05 Christoph Hormann rašė:
> But that is not going to work of course - in a volunteer project like
> OSM the only sustainable way to achive progress is to convince people
> with arguments and reason.  Insulting them by claiming that "majority
> will never understand it" is not any more viable than nudging them with
> editor presets or biased framing of wiki pages.  An OpenStreetMap
> project where mappers don't make decisions based on their own competent
> choices and understanding but by simply following what others have told
> them to do would have no future.

  Well, "winning by argument" does not work, because too complex
arguments are simply ignored and there is no space/time/attention for
a simpler but longer explanation of complex things.

  So what could be the solution?

  Introducing some kind of open OpenStreetMap GIS/Carto/IT university/lectures?
  Creating and showcasing quality products?



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