User talk:SelfishSeahorse

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This discussion originally begun on User talk:Mateusz Konieczny#Named sidewalks.

Hi! I'm sorry, I did revert your edit on the Sidewalks page. As has been discussed on the mailing list, naming sidewalks isn't bad tagging - on the contrary: sidewalks are part of the road, like two ore more separated lanes, which are also named each. Without name, there is no reference to the road, but this reference is necessary for voice guidance in routing apps. Cheers --SelfishSeahorse (talk) 19:02, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

Can you link the mailing list discussion? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 21:22, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
There were many discussions about sidewalks - one started here. By the way, 23,116 uses of footway=sidewalk + name=* isn't 'not used'. --SelfishSeahorse (talk) 22:47, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
I looked through multiple posts and I see no consensus about name tagging. Can you give a better link? Also, only less than 1 in 25 sidewalks has name tagged (see ) Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 23:08, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
There isn't a gerneral consensus to name sidewalks, as there isn't a consensus to map separate sidewalks. However, as far as I can rembember, among those that prefer to map sidewalks separately and care about pedestrian routing, there is a consens that a reference to the carriageway is needed - either using a relation or adding the name tag to the sidewalk. --SelfishSeahorse (talk) 08:21, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
Drolbr mdv has added another link to the mailing list to the wiki page (that one I couldn't find). --SelfishSeahorse (talk) 18:52, 9 November 2017 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for editing landuse=institutional (Q6120), but we should not point it to the proposed page as you did in this edit. The sitelink is used to identify the data entry, and to quickly find it, not to link to the corresponding wiki page. If you want, you can make a redirect from Tag:landuse=institutional to Proposed features/Tag:landuse=institutional, but the sitelink needs to stay as is. That's why the edit button for it was hidden (at least on the desktop wiki). Note that very soon the {{ValueDescription}} template will be replaced with {{ValueDescription/Sandbox}}, which means there will be an "edit" link in the infobox to link back to the data item too. See OpenStreetMap:Wikibase for more details. Thanks!! --Yurik (talk) 18:04, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
P.S. Also, take a look at Item:Q104#P6 -- the status of the data item can contain a reference to the proposal discussion. --Yurik (talk) 18:06, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi! I'm sorry, but i didn't change Item:Q6120 deliberately; it must have happened automatically when i moved Proposed features/Tag:landuse=institutional. Regards --SelfishSeahorse (talk) 20:20, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
Oh, interesting, thanks! I will need to look into that then. --Yurik (talk) 01:25, 14 October 2018 (UTC)