[Tagging] service=drive-through or drive_through?

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Wed Jun 29 02:51:32 BST 2011

SomeoneElse <lists at mail.atownsend.org.uk> wrote:

> On 29/06/2011 02:24, Josh Doe wrote:
> > I noticed user seav changed all tags to drive_through, at least in
> my 
> > area, apparently based on wiki discussions:
> > http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/seav/edits
> >
> > Taginfo shows 1553 uses of drive_through, and 275 of drive-through.
> It 
> > sounds fine to me, so we should probably change Potlatch2, unless 
> > there's significant opposition.
> >
> > -Josh
> >
> The stats are crocked due to seav (who appears to be running a bot 
> without checking with local mappers first) changing them.  The last
> wiki 
> edits were by seav editing the page to match the version that they 
> favoured.  The "tagging@" discussion that they refer to in those wiki 
> edits tended to favour "_" but as ever wasn't particularly conclusive.
> Perhaps seav's time would be better spent submitting a patch to 
> Potlatch2 or, dare I suggest it, actually doing some mapping?  If 
> they've mapped everything locally than perhaps in the light of recent 
> events the Kenya/Somalia border would be a good place to start?

I would not be surprised if there are also some occurrences of "drive-thru" or "drive_thru".  American business people seem to prefer to write "thru" rather than "through", so much so that some members of the public probably aren't aware of the proper spelling. 
John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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