I have been doing some "cleanup" of old tags recently.
Some I find to trivial to even mention, some require some level of agreement from other before proceeding.
Some time ago I suggested ford=yes as a replacement for highway ford.
I had already replaced the few hundred occurences on ways. That has not been objected to at all so far.
Now its down to the nodes. This is a higher number of elements and more of a search and replace type job. So I ask to see if there is any objections via the mail list. http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2010-October/054554.html
It was a simple Yes/No question.
I just wonder. Does everybody that does world wide edits get to be called a "couch potato"/"bot crazy", even if all their edits are manual? How can someone possibly claim that you cannot do anything in osm if you haven't been there? How are we ever going to have a consistent tagging shceme if simple changes like ford=* get wildly trampled on?