[Tagging] building=dormitory for monasteries?

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 15:44:05 BST 2011

I think it'd make sense to broaden the definition:

"Sleeping and living quarters provided by an institution for (large numbers
of) people associated with that institution.  For example, housing for
university students."

Not sure if the "large numbers of" helps or hurts, thus the parentheses.
This broader definition could also be used for other similar things, like
military barracks.

To take it a step further, something like "residence_hall" might be a better
term than "dormitory", but since it's got hundreds of uses already, just
changing the definition might be enough!


On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 5:18 AM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2011/6/5 Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com>:
> > On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 3:10 AM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
> > <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I have at least 2 problems with this definition:
> >>
> >> 1. It doesn't seem to be a British English term (at least not with
> >> this definition)
> >> 2. It seems to exclude the use for monasteries
> >> (3. It was introduced without discussion or proposal)
> >
> > I'd agree with this - it's a fairly broad term but with a narrow
> > definition. If it's really restricted to tertiary student
> > accommodation, a name like "student_accommodation" might have been
> > better.
> thing is: shall we continue to go with this narrow definition, or
> would it be better to widen the use case (already tagged objects will
> not be affected, if the new definition fully comprises them).
> > The dormitories you're trying to tag, are these open to the public?
> Sometimes they might accomodate guests, but generally they are either
> halls for the community to sleep in or will have a typology with a
> corridor and small indivual cells for the monks/nuns to sleep.
> cheers,
> Martin
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