I’ve noticed several times now at several unrelated tags that there seems to be disagreement about
in use vs.
proposed tags. I have hard time finding other instances now (of course), but last one was Key:bicycle:physical here.
In that particular case (as opposed to other that I’ve seen) it was I who’ve documented it as
in use, as my reading of that status was that it is correct one to be used, due to e.g.:
in usetags may be only used in one country or by a small number of mappers.
While I definitely agree that 26 usages is quite low, I though that it was exactly the reason to use
"in use", as if it was much more popular it would become
On the other hand, my reading of “proposed” status is that it is to be used when a tag that has been through proposal process (i.e. it has its own wiki page in
Proposal: namespace which should be linked via
statuslink property of KeyDescription/ValueDescription wiki template), but the voting has not started yet (when it would become
voting, and that once it finishes, it would become
approved or [formerly]
However, as other (quite valued!) members of community seem to disagree, it may be that I am misreading that. So, the question for wider community:
To be clear: I’m not particularly defending either position, and would be happy to use whatever solution the community finds best, but would like consensus to be documented, so there is no confusion.
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