[OSM-talk] Tag proposal/approval system is too heavyweight
thsz at web.de
Thu Mar 20 11:38:01 GMT 2008
Ulf Lamping wrote:
>> And you are arguing that somebody is trying to
>> decrease other peoples power?
> By sabotaging the voting process he's actively doing so, yes. Very
> certainly not by intention but in effect.
Voting through the wiki is just one of several options to express what
you think is right. Some people hesitate to take part in open
discussions, some do not.
So you have to keep in mind that by taking apart one way of voting
mechanism, you dont sabotage the whole process to get on a common sense.
You simply redistribute the voices, so that everybody shouts on the same
I like the idea to analyse the used tags and show the distribution of
every tag. Pros and Cons could be listed directly there. So everybody
could make a picture for him/herself what seems to be the perfect way to
tag his molehill.
The problem I see, is that some concerns about tags are not permanently
stored as there is no explicit need to update the wiki. A voting process
implicit creates these pros and cons as you legitimate your vote most
commonly in one or two sentences.
So you have to be prepared that some tags are more often discussed on
the mailinglist then before, as some people wont take the formerly
"official" tags as god given and not changeable.
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