[Tagging] suitable tag for garden and forest machinery shop

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Wed Jun 22 07:14:06 BST 2011

On 22/06/2011 03:18, Steve Bennett wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 2:37 AM, Mihkel Rämmel<rm87 at hot.ee>  wrote:
>> If i'm not wrong then there seems to be no tag for shop that is specialised
>> in selling (and repairing) garden and forest machinery (lawnmovers,
>> chainsaws, trimming machines, etc.) and lightweight garden/forest tools like
>> saws, shovels, axes, etc. Can anyone suggest something better than
>> shop=garden_and_forest_machinery . I would make a proper proposal for it ,
>> but first I would like to have an understandable name under what to make
>> that proposal.
> Sounds pretty niche. If we don't want thousands of specific, niche
> tags, we need to group. Maybe shop=machinery, machinery=garden;forest
> I'm just trying to picture how a renderer would cope with so many
> incredibly specific tags. Can you imagine a thousand different icons?
> Would they even be recognisable?
That's for the renderer to sort out... We just need to make sure that 
the data makes/enables the distinctions that we do as humans. The 
renderer can always map multiple tags onto the same icon if it wants to. 
I think I would call this Garden Tools. If it wasn't for the use of the 
word "lightweight" even Agricultural Equipment might be appropriate but 
that would likely include "big boys toys" like combine harvesters as 
well. Tag it lke it is. Where would one look in the "yellow pages" 
(business telephone directory organised by category)?

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