[OSM-talk] [Tagging] proposed bot edit was: Re: history discardable ?

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Mon Apr 19 08:13:21 UTC 2021

Apr 17, 2021, 13:01 by marc_marc at mailo.com:

> Hello,
> On Sat, 17 Apr 2021 at 07:02, Mateusz Konieczny
> first of all : I'm 100% in favor or removing all
> history~Retrieved (case unsensitive)
> thanks a lot for your proposed mecanical edit.

>>> And merges of such values
>>> history=Retrieved from v7;Retrieved from v3
> i didn't understand. what's the objet 'll have ?
> why not deleted those too ?
merges of such values are also listed for elimination

>>> Making it a discardable key is not viable as some values can have some potential use
>>> (history=monument and similar mistaggings of historic), mass removing them silently is not OK.
> but if you remove all ~Retrieved values, this will make the situation worse:
> actually, looking at the key, it is clear that history=monument
> would be a tagging mistake.
> if you remove all the history~Retrived while keeping the others,
> it doesn't become obvious that history=monument is still an error.
Why worse? It will be easier to notice history=monument and similar
now hidden among others on taginfo
(this effect is minor, applies only when looking at list of values of
history key - but seems to be a positive effect, not negative.

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