Talk:Trolltag

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Page name/term too offensive?

The idea behind this page is great, too much additional tags have poped to change the original meaning, and explaining the problem with examples about data usage is great. But using the term "trolltag" is quite offensive and not really friendly (Though I find it fun and easy to remember, the goal of this page could be to link from problematic tag pages, and might not be warmly welcome with such a name !) . Would you mind if I change the page's name/title to make it more acceptable in that regard ? What about (few, I'm short on ideas) : Meaning changing tags ? any other ideas are welcome. sletuffe (talk) 01:22, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Not opposed and not sure it is needed to find a less offensive name either. The term "trolltag" has been discussed in the mailing list quite hotly so it has a certain value as an easy to recognize term. Perhaps asking the osm-talk ml could help to find a friendlier name and also make people aware of the issue.
The difficulty of saying something is a trolltag lies more in the exact circumstances: "end_date" is a problematic tag if not used with great care but there are enough cases where it can be used without any problem. RicoZ (talk) 11:01, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
Whether intended or not, people do take offence when they see the term used. In the interest of more effective communication it'd make sense to use a different term. Perhaps "tagging 'false friends'" (as per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_friend )? --SomeoneElse (talk) 21:23, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
"False friends" may also be considered offensive by someone not familiar with the term and the well defined meaning of it doesn't fit well here. Finding a better name is not quite easy... something describing the technical problem would be nice but would seem too lengthy for a title. "Treacherous Tags"? "False attribute"? RicoZ (talk) 12:24, 2 August 2016 (UTC)