[Talk-us] Key:man_made... Outdated language?

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Mon Mar 13 16:57:25 UTC 2017

On 3/13/17 10:08 AM, Rory McCann wrote:
> I generally support these kinds of things. However such an old tag is in
> use so much, that changing it would really mess a lot of things up for a
> while. You'd need a lot of work to move over. So I'm skeptical purely
> for practical reasons. And I presume you're not talking about changing
> things in the USA, but worldwide, so it would be best to use the talk@
> and/or tagging@ mailing lists.
a change like this absolutely must be discussed on tagging

the likely approach would be to deprecate man_made and publish
an end date for the old usage, and it should be set for reasonable
transition. it would take time to educate mappers and get data
consumers switched over. it's doable but takes consensus and


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