[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Discouraging the use of deprecated schemes

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Mon Mar 22 17:20:37 UTC 2021

Mar 22, 2021, 12:30 by tomasstraupis at gmail.com:

> 2021-03-22, pr, 13:06 Mateusz Konieczny rašė:
>> Feel free to consider https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposal_process
>> as useless/harmful/impotent but it is clearly in use, with some tags getting
>> approved through it.
> Seems like you're not reading anything, only writing a LOT.
>  It has been repeated numerous times that tagging list/wiki is not
> authoritative and most importantly - not representative. Miniscule
> group of wiki/tagging people declaring themselves "approvers" is
> ridiculous. In the same way you can declare yourself Kings, Queens,
> Popes or whatever, but it will not matter to anyone else but you. So
> all your "approvals" is only between you - small group of people, not
> between OSM community - hundreds of thousands of OSM'ers - who do not
> care not only participating, but even reading what you write.
In many cases it is useful to have minuscule, self-selected, nonrepresentative group
of people giving opinion about something.

Because it is often useful to get this kind of feedback for your own 
proposal (or one made by someone else)

Single person making decision during making editor presets/rendering/etc
is even more self-selected, even more nonrepresentative and even smaller.

And in such cases getting feedback from a bit more wider group, with other experiences
and so on is useful. Often it is tagging mailing list or people participating in a 
proposal process (but also people active on other communication
channels like OSM forums, Telegram, Discord, Slack etc).

If you are aware about a better method for gathering feedback across more 
representative group of mappers, feel free to share it.
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