User:Papou/Test proposal

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Proposal

I propose to automatically change all objects tagged with shop=musical_instruments into shop=musical_instrument.

Rationale

Currently, some shops for music instruments are tagged with the singular form shop=musical_instrument, while others are tagged with the plural form shop=musical_instruments. Having only one form makes life easier for both mappers and data consumers.

I realize that automatic edits are often undesirable. When badly executed, automatic edits can easily introduce additional mistakes, especially when executed by mappers without local knowledge. Automatic edits can also have undesired side-effects. Moreover, automatic edits might offend mappers who do not agree with the edit.

In particular, I recognize that it is important that:

  1. automatic edits have wide community support;
  2. automatic edits do not introduce mistakes or otherwise destroy the work of local mappers.

I believe that in this case, both of these requirements are satisfied.

There is wide community support for the singular form, both by actual mappers (1356 instances of the singular versus 126 instances of the plural), and by members of the tagging mailing list (a vote shows that the singular is preferred by 11 out of 12 voters).

Moreover, the difference is only grammatical, so there is no risk that mistakes will be introduced.

In addition, I will take the following measurements to minimize the risk of negative side effects:

Technical implementation

Voting

Voting open date: 2 November 2013. Voting closing date: 16 November 2013.

Please use {{vote|yes}} or {{vote|no}} and give your reasons to oppose. Use ~~~~ to sign your user name & date.

  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Math1985 (talk) 20:59, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Danstowell (talk) 21:07, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Csmale (talk) 21:23, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. because the current usage is 10 times more, but I'd instictivly prefer the plural form as it seems more natural --Dieterdreist (talk) 21:34, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Imagic (talk) 21:47, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. but I agree with Dieterdreist -- Bigfatfrog67 (talk) 23:42, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. but I agree with Dieterdreist -- HillWithSmallFields (talk) 17:39, 5 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. but I agree with Dieterdreist; and: why place the comment to "description" (end user viewable), and not "notes" (viewable by mappers)??? -- nounours77 19:36, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
I was talking about the description field of the changeset, not of the individual nodes. The field 'description' is the standard field you fill in when describing a changeset. Math1985 (talk) 19:47, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, stupid me! -- if you agree, we can remove this discussion from the page .. nounours77 19:53, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Papou but I (once again) stress that the syntax shop=something prevents the shop selling anything else (";" being strictly forbidden) while shop=yes + something=? or something=shop do not. And, of course, I agree with Dieterdreist so that at least they can sell more than one. --Papou (talk) 20:31, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Contact

Matthijs Melissen, osm@matthijsmelissen.nl