[OSM-talk] Wiki: chriscf vandalism
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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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