[OSM-talk] Wiki: chriscf vandalism

Someoneelse lists at mail.atownsend.org.uk
Sat Jan 31 13:35:11 GMT 2009

> >    I think mapfeatures is the problem. Not only socially ("this tag must
> >    be in mapfeatures") but technically (wikiload). So remove mapfeatures
> >    as first step.
> Very wrong. It is the only way for a newbie to have the slightest idea 
> on how to tag anything.

I don't think that that's true - someone who's new to OSM (i.e. me, a 
few months ago) won't know the significance of the Map Features page 
until they've read it - they're more likely to type something into the 
search box.  If you do that for e.g. "gate" you'll get the 
"barrier=gate" page and "Sv:Map Features" but not the English "Map 
Features".  Also, they'll only do that if they're trying to add 
something that doesn't seem to be in Potlatch's drop-down lists.

The first paragraph of map features is actually a very good description 
of what tags are acceptable and what not ("tag what you like, but it 
makes sense to use the same tags as other people").  Maybe it needs a 
bit more prominence - a description on the main wiki page as well as the 
two small-print links?

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