Mass remove `gnis:created` and similar tags?

Would you consider removing of gnis:created | Keys | OpenStreetMap Taginfo and other similar tags as welcome and useful?

I think that OSM data would be improved by removing them as

  • they are being removed from OSM anyway (see gnis:created | Keys | OpenStreetMap Taginfo )
  • they are confusing, pointless and not needed
  • and therefore makes harder to edit in tag mode and view tags
  • their presence encourages to import other useless tags during other imports
  • mappers spending time on reviewing their status, deciding whether to delete them, deleting them manually
  • people asked to review edits spend time on pointing out that these could be removed (that is how I noticed this tags)

Therefore I am proposing to remove:

gnis:County=*
gnis:County_num=*
gnis:county_id=*
gnis:county_name=*
gnis:state_alpha=*
gnis:state_id=*
gnis:ST_num=*
gnis:ST_alpha=*
gnis:ST_alph=*
gnis:state=*
gnis:county=*

And gnis:Class=* and gnis:feature_type=* - where entirely duplicated by existing OSM tagging

with an automated edit.

What you think about such action?

(was discussed a bit at Slack )

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Ce sujet de discussion accompagne la publication sur https://community.openstreetmap.org/t/mass-remove-gnis-created-and-similar-tags/107018