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

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 19:54:57 UTC 2021

I use the OSM-forum a lot on my laptop and my tablet. Just tested it on my
mobile phone. Looks fine, nice overviews and clear layout and hierarchy.
Works fine too. The only thing is that my fingers are not made for mobile
phone virtual keyboards, so if I have a choice I will use larger devices.
But that goes for all platforms.

Thanks for the tip, I will probably use the smartphone much more for the

Peter Elderson

Op wo 24 mrt. 2021 om 19:22 schreef Sören alias Valor Naram <
valinora at gmx.net>:

> I use my phone and most people use also a phone to communicate with
> others. The forum is not that mobile friendly thought it got a redesign to
> be mobile friendly.
> Not to forget that a forum post from a newbie goes into moderation and
> won't show up immediately.
> ~ Sören Reinecke alias Valor Naram
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Discouraging the use of
> deprecated schemes
> From: Peter Elderson
> To: "Tag discussion, strategy and related tools"
> CC:
> 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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