[Talk-GB] Changing highway=ford to ford=yes.

Michael Booth boothym at gmail.com
Sun Jan 6 19:52:00 UTC 2019

Replying to this message as for some reason Dave's emails never come 
through to my inbox.

I agree these should be updated to the new tag, but not simply with a 
automated edit - it would be much better to check each individual 
instance first before retagging.

I've just looked at some of the highway=ford nodes, and a number of them 
could do fixing/improving other things as well. For example there's a 
ford tag but the roads visible on bing haven't been added, with some the 
road and waterway aren't connected, and on others there's a ford tag on 
a road but no waterway running through it.

So let's get the tag updated but not as a find/replace exercise - do it 
as a UK project, maproulette or whatever so that these other issues can 
be fixed as well.

On 06/01/2019 09:32, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> On 1/5/19 9:49 PM, Dave F wrote:
>> I'm about to do a GB wide edit changing highway=ford (545) to ford=yes
>> (4814). I know a few contributors like to get upset about wide area
>> edits, even when they been discussed, so I thought I'd give you a heads up.
> It sounds as if you are belittling those who "like to get upset" but at
> the same time you're writing your message in a combative and
> uncooperative tone that is increasing the likelihood of someone getting
> upset!
>> Yes, it has been discussed a couple of times on Tagging, & once on
>> OSM-carto when deciding on the icon to use.
> It would be good if you could link to these discussions instead of just
> claiming they were had, for the benefit of those who joined between "a
> few years ago" and now.
> Bye
> Frederik

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