[OSM-talk] Deprecated feature template in the wiki

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Wed Jun 10 12:56:05 UTC 2020


Note that this page never lost really useful documentation.

There was 
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag:man_made%3Dwater_tank&oldid=1245262
with claims either dubious or completely obvious.

I restored "similar tags" section.

"Why is the definition for the tag removed" it never had a good definition.

"Why should someone not " (semi-)automatically change “deprecated” tags to something else in the database""

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Automated_Edits_code_of_conduct

"I also believe replacing the tag image with this one"

>From looking through history this page never had an image anyway.


Jun 10, 2020, 14:07 by dieterdreist at gmail.com:

> I have seen that some features have been "deprecated" in the wiki by replacing all documentation with a template like this:
> example > https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made%3Dwater_tank
>
>>
>> {{Deprecated
>> |oldkey=man_made
>> |oldvalue=water_tank
>> |newtext=tag:man_made=storage_tank + tag:content=water
>> }}
>>
>
> which leads to this text:
>
>>
>>
>>
>> This feature has been labeled as >> deprecated>> . The recommended replacement is: tag:man_made=storage_tank + tag:content=water .
>>  The reason is documented in >> Deprecated features <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Deprecated_features>>> . You are still free to continue to use or interpret this tag as you see fit since OpenStreetMap does not have “banned features”.
>>
>>
>>
>> Under no circumstances should you (semi-)automatically change “deprecated” tags to something else in the database on a large scale without conforming to the >> Automated Edits code of conduct <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Automated_Edits_code_of_conduct>>> . Any such change will be reverted.
>>
>
> in the sidebar, the definition is replaced by "Using this tag is discouraged, use man_made=storage_tank + content=water instead. "
>
>
> This doesn't make sense. Why is the definition for the tag removed? Why should someone not " (semi-)automatically change “deprecated” tags to something else in the database" if these tags are completely synonymous as the template suggests?
>
> I am fine with adding deprecation templates which should add some kind of marker about the deprecation, but the original page content should not be removed. The deprecation marker should be an addition.
>
> I also believe replacing the tag image with this one > https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/16/Commons-emblem-hand.svg/200px-Commons-emblem-hand.svg.png
> is carrying this to excess.
>
> Cheers
> Martin
>
>
>

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