[Talk-us] Need advice on a project i've taken on

Walter Nordmann wnordmann at gmx.de
Sun Jun 11 09:55:14 UTC 2017

In Germany we say: don't touch an object just for cleanup.

Cleanup without any other modifications (e.g in geometry)  will change 
the timestamp of that object (last changed!!!) and somebody may think: 
this way has been modified last week - so i don't need to check the 
geometry or the speed limit or something else.

Ok, if you really change something, THEN you should cleanup old/unused tags.

walter, aka wambacher

Am 11.06.2017 um 05:21 schrieb Mike N:
>  I agree that removing the non standard tags is almost always OK.
>  What is the advantage of removing them all with an automated edit? 
> Their presence doesn't damage anything, and editors can add those tags 
> to their passive removal list.
>   The TIGER name expansion resulted in a large benefit by removing a 
> manual task.   Changing unused tags would only add to the history file 
> for a small benefit.

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