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

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 17:58:25 UTC 2021

I take part in several OSM subforums. There is much, much better overview than in this mailing list. Within a subforum anyone can open a topic simply by posting a message, then anyone can reply, to any message in the thread, with quoting if necessary. As with a mailing list, if the discussion goes off-topic, a new topic is usually opened, again by simply posting a message, if necessary linking back to the topic of origin.

I would probably take part in a minority of topics, and get notifications only about those topics. I don't need groups to dicuss topics.

Fr gr Peter Elderson

> Op 24 mrt. 2021 om 18:10 heeft Robin Burek <robin.burek at gmx.de> het volgende geschreven:
> Am 24.03.2021 um 15:14 schrieb Peter Elderson:
>> 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. Discord goes MS I heard, that's no recommendation.
>> Openstreetmap forum https://forum.openstreetmap.org/index.php works fine, keeps subjects together including history and search, and you can stay out of things you don't want to be involved in. 
>> It has national forums for side discussions by country.  PIctures and links can be included in the messages. Quoting is easy; there is optional email notification.
>> A tagging sub-forum is not currently present, but I am sure it can be arranged. 
> But then we have to think about another forum that is mutilinar - Slack or other collaboration software, for example, is ideal for this. These combine easy entry into groups with the features of forums and mail lists. As with an email, you can always reply to a specific post and thus open a new thread - i.e. open a subline. Especially here in tagging I speak clearly against a forum in its current form, since the discussions taking place here cannot be represented linearly and so the overview is greatly lost.
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