Talk:Proposed features/Deprecate railway=preserved

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Show the decline of railway=preserved in the rationale

Resolved: Done!

Pictures tell a thousand words; I would add a scaled down image of this to the rationale. --JeroenHoek (talk) 11:08, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

Perhaps propose using the appropriate template

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There is a template for deprecated features. Perhaps this should be suggested in the proposal? I've put it here on a sub-page as an example. --JeroenHoek (talk) 11:14, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

For now, I was thinking of using `{{Ambox|type=warning|text=The use of this tag is discouraged, use ... instead.}` as used in amenity=swimming_pool because it's no yet deprecation but discouragement of usage. Am I making sense?
It may be too early for the deprecation template, but the wording in it makes sense because it completely matches what is proposed. What do others think?
(One thing that nudged me to the deprecation template is that Template:Discouraged links there.) --JeroenHoek (talk) 14:08, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

Looks good, but deprecate instead

Resolved: Done!

Since the community clearly prefers the new tagging, I agree that we should prefer that variant! However, please explicitly deprecate the old tagging so we don't create a dual-tagging scheme, and don't use weasel words like "discourage", so we don't end up in a waterway=riverbank vs water=river situation again! --ZeLonewolf (talk) 16:20, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

Over namespacing and Prefix fooling

This seems to be a rather half-baked proposal. And it could be easily enhanced. The proposed solution "railway:preserved=yes" is a typical case of Over namespacing and Prefix fooling (see there). Plus: What is the meaning of "railway:preserved=no|both"? I see the issue of adding more aspects. So, if you want to differentiate construction aspects like "narrow-gauge" create a secondary tag (similar to cuisine which is a secondary tag to restaurants). --Geonick (talk) 21:24, 11 April 2021‎ (UTC)

This proposal is not an attempt to establish a new tagging standard; it seeks to deprecate railway=preserved in favour of the current de facto standard of railway:preserved=yes. If you feel railway:preserved=yes is not a good tag, you could consider drafting a proposal that replaces it. --JeroenHoek (talk) 07:05, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Good idea

I have no specific comment except that the proposal looks fine, thank you --Gileri (talk) 15:27, 5 June 2021 (UTC)