[OSM-talk] We're erasing our history in wiki

Yuri Astrakhan yuriastrakhan at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 16:00:58 UTC 2019

If the whole issue is optimizing search results, lets just create an
"Archive" namespace that is not included in search by default.  Moving to
archive is different from deleting because only admins can see deleted

On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 4:11 AM Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk> wrote:

> On 22/04/2019 11:45, Ilya Zverev wrote:
> > It’s history.
> Ilya ... it's the same problem we have with with a lot of the historic
> material. Personally I'd prefer to see the history accessible in some
> way, be it the history of the development of a area of mapping data, or
> the history of how we got to a particular style of recording that data.
> The data is in reality not totally lost, all that is missing is some
> general consensus on making it visible when appropriate.
> There has been a request for 'namespaces' in the wiki to help manage
> such things as the historic discussions on how tags have evolved and why
> some have been rejected. I'm not sure that it is the appropriate way to
> manage it, but an historic time line view of wiki pages is something
> that would not require 'manual management' and with a switch to display
> or not deleted pages would fill the gap? People investigating a
> particular tagging development could then see the past history of
> related pages.
> Doing the same with the map data is somewhat more difficult, but I still
> think it's a development that would replace the need to marry OSM with
> OHM for material that is substantially linked to current live data?
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