[Talk-GB] Changing wikipedia links

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 22:39:23 UTC 2018

Op ma 1 okt. 2018 om 23:15 schreef Neil Matthews <ndmatthews at plus.net>:
> Looks like an automated edit - albeit a human curated one - without
> discussion, certainly on Talk-GB.

The "imports" mailing list would be the right place to discuss it, if
it's a bulk edit (is it?). It doesn't seem to have GB-specific
implications for this list IMHO (even though this particular changeset
is of course within gb).

> Seems to be moving wikipedia links for branded stores to
> brand:wikipedia, e.g. https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/63071623
> My concern is  changing the behaviour of a well-known tag (worldwide).

It's pretty well-established that wikipedia=* is supposed to reference
the wikipedia article about the feature itself, not the operator. The
wiki page has, for more than 5 years, given the guidance: "only
provide links to articles which are 'about the feature'. A link from
St Paul's cathedral in London to an article about St Pauls is fine. A
link from a bus depot to the company that operates it is not." So
irrespective of how the edit was done - in what sense is this
"changing the behaviour of a well-known tag"?


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