Changing RFC time for proposals including deprecation

Hello all,

In recent months there has been a steady stream of proposals which, in some way, seek to deprecate a tag or value. These proposals have been put together with great effort by their authors, but have found mixed success with being approved.

There has been much written already about the challenges inherent with deprecating a tag (especially a highly used tag): proposals don’t have to be implemented, so deprecation has limited effect; the effort required to change tags is often very high; data consumers often need time to adjust.

I sense that there is a higher level of scrutiny applied to such proposals, and I would like to float the idea of extending the minimum RfC period for proposals which include, in some way, deprecation. The extra time might help increase the amount of feedback received, and in turn lead to higher quality, more successful proposals.


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