[OSM-talk] Tagging Governance

Bryan Housel bhousel at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 15:12:26 UTC 2019

>> The decisions we make in iD with the tags are mostly because 1. someone asked us to in a ticket or pull request, and we try to give people what they want..  or 2. we are trying to solve an actual problem - for example, the explicit tagging of piers and platforms came from us trying to detect routing islands (we rolled this back when people complained).  
> Well that is a -slight- simplification of what happened. We can
> partially follow it here
> https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD/issues/6409#issuecomment-494888256
> Except that we don't even know why in the end the changes were reverted,
> insight? External pressure? Or what? Obviously it wasn't just people
> complaining or else it would have been far earlier.

I said why here:
https://github.com/openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website/pull/2267 <https://github.com/openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website/pull/2267>

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