[OSM-talk] Flickr Now Supports OSM Tags

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Thu Oct 1 02:17:18 BST 2009


On 30 Sep 2009, at 17:54, Dave F. wrote:

> SteveC wrote:
>> On 30 Sep 2009, at 16:14, Russ Nelson wrote:
>>
>>
>>> SteveC writes:
>>>
>>>
>>>>> Yeah, OK Dave, we've got the message, you don't free-format tags.
>>>>> Unfortunately you're going to have to get used to it, because it
>>>>> is the basis of the OPENstreetmap and, in my opinion, one of the
>>>>> reasons it is as successful as it is.
>>>>>
>>>> +1
>>>>
>>> -1.  Don't confuse anarchy with chaos.  SteveC is our leader (and
>>> should behave as such by Giving Advice), but he's only our leader so
>>> far as he gives Good Advice.
>>>
>>
>> It turns out I'm still allowed my opinions, and y'know given that I
>> designed and implemented freeform tags... I think I'm allowed to
>> promote them.
>>
> Free form Tags - Good, duplicate/irrelevant data - Bad.

Nuclear power - good, nuclear weapons/contamination - Bad.

C'mon... freeform tags set the community free, if you have a better  
alternative please outline it?

And by better, I mean one that on balance allows the most people to  
participate and generate good data.

Yours &c.

Steve




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