[Talk-us] USPS Post Boxes

Leif Rasmussen 354lbr at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 22:44:12 UTC 2018

Hi Peter,
I would like to do the operator value conversion this weekend, but would
also like to make sure to listen to all the reasons for not expanding
USPS.  These include having the tagging style as consistent as possible,
the long version being harder to type, a list of semicolon separated
expanded operators being too long, and more.  These are valid concerns,
which should be addressed before anything else happens.
First, for keeping the tagging style as consistent as possible, each post
box will be given the tag "operator:wikidata"="Q668687".  This way, even if
the operator=* tags are changed later on, all post boxes will still be
consistent and easy to querry.
Second, for making sure that the operator tag is not too hard to type, I
think that adding a taginfo based autocomplete to the operator=* field in
iD could solve this.  I would have to open an issue about that on Github,
Third, another fear was that a list of expanded operators separated by
semicolons would be hard to work with.  I have no easy solution for this.
Perhaps, iD could have something to organize the operator tags into blocks,
rather than just text like other fields.
I would like to convert the tags this weekend, so please let me know if you
have any suggestions for how to make the conversion less problematic.
Thank you,
Leif Rasmussen
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