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

Seth Deegan jayandseth at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 15:42:33 UTC 2021

True. I think we should go with a forum-based solution for these reasons as

I think I just partially branched off the conversation because I thought
the author was annoyed at the mailing lists for general reasons. I thought
that the chats might offer a place for faster/quicker-resolution debate
before bringing it up in the mailing list.
However, I don't think that's needed in the context of this subject now
that I read through the discussion.

Basically, you should ignore what I said. :/

lectrician1 <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Lectrician1>

On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 9:57 AM Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Mar 2021 at 14:21, Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am not a fan of chat-like platforms for serious content discussions. It
>> tends to blur the issue and has a high risk of conflict instead of
>> co-operation.
> Even if there is no conflict, things can get side-tracked very easily and
> go down
> a twisty maze of rabbit holes.  And chat's don't scale well, which is a
> bit of a
> problem if we're trying to encourage more people to participate.  It's too
> difficult
> to follow if there are more than five or six like-minded people who start
> out in
> close agreement.
> For me the bigger problem is that it requires a scheduled time, or
> participation
> is fragmented in geographically-close groups at particular times of day.
> With e-mail
> I can defer responding to something until it is convenient; with a chat I
> have to
> be there even if it is inconvenient (if I want to participate at all).
> Would there
> ever be times convenient to both myself and some of the contributors from
> the US?
> I would not switch away from an asynchronous method of communication like
> mail or a web-based forum.  I suspect that there are more than just the
> two of
> us who feel this way.  So promoting chat-based solutions is likely to lead
> to
> fragmentation.
> --
> Paul
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