Template talk:PossibleSynonym

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Not a good idea

I believe this is not an effective way of presenting tagging mistakes: These mistakes are often so rare that there is almost zero chance that I will find one in my area after clicking the Overpass Turbo link. Because people usually edit within a certain "home area", it is a lot more helpful to present all error types in an area, rather than one error type everywhere. That's why we should add them to OSMI, Keepright or the JOSM Validator instead of wiki pages. --Tordanik 08:13, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

I actually agree, but I thought these messages spread around the wiki were hard to modify (too many), were getting out of control (being translated to other languages) and I didn't want to throw away the work AndiG88 did to research those (and I understand you don't intend to throw it away either). I'm not so fond of this approach to pointing out errors, I just wanted to make it more manageable. Feel free to modify this template or the pages that contain it however you want. --Jgpacker (talk) 12:50, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I really wish AndiG88 had approached this differently, and I'm not a fan of these additions to tag documentation pages. But I don't have the energy to do it the right way, and reverting all these pages feels destructive. I understand you are just making things easier to maintain, and that's ok with me. I just hope it doesn't encourage more people adding entries like that. --Tordanik 20:59, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Not sure if it would help, but perhaps we shouldn't link to overpass at all in this template. --Jgpacker (talk) 21:40, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Wouldn't that just reduce the small benefits of these wiki entries even further? I'm not seeing the benefits here. --Tordanik 17:28, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Removing the overpass link might reduce the chance of mass edits that could be caused by this template while it's here --Jgpacker (talk) 17:39, 17 September 2014 (UTC)