[Tagging] Charity tagging

Sean Horgan sean.horgan at gmail.com
Fri Nov 26 20:36:47 GMT 2010

In the discussion during the social facility proposal, we thought about


left it that shop=charity was more appropriate.  However, we do have
social_facility=food_bank which is a step towards a charity-oriented shop,
one that specifically gives away food.

Thinking about it from an end-user perspective, I could see 2 types of
people with respect to charitable merchandise:

1. Those that are looking for a place to donate goods, whether they are
food, clothing, household items, book, even a car
2. Those that are looking for a place to buy second-hand/cheap goods from a
store that has social welfare as a higher priority than profits

In either case, the shop key handles the description of the actual
merchandise (shop=clothes, shop=books, etc).  I think a new type of social
facility would help describe the business model as Laurence mentioned:


So for both types of users, they would add the social_facility=shop tag to
their search.  We may want to have an explicit "donation={yes,no}" tag, I'm
not sure if that is necessary.


On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 19:19, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2010/11/22 Laurence Penney <lorp at lorp.org>:
> > I've also tagged several charity bookshops as shop=books. For these it
> seemed even more important to model the type of thing you can buy, rather
> than the business model - but that may be because I buy lots of second hand
> books and only a few second hand clothes.
> you can combine shop and social_facility without any problem, if you
> would like to tag it as charity as well.
> cheers,
> Martin
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