[Tagging] parking spaces limited to cars (no busses, trucks, etc.)

Sebastian Hohmann mail at s-hohmann.de
Sun May 1 20:35:55 BST 2011


Am 01.05.2011 15:13, schrieb Stefan Bethke:
> Am 01.05.2011 um 13:14 schrieb Sebastian Hohmann:
>
>> Am 29.04.2011 22:18, schrieb Stefan Bethke:
>>> It appears that people have been using "car" as a key for this
>>> purpose.  Should I use that, and add an appropriate entry below
>>> motorcar=*?
>>>
>>
>> There is clearly a key needed for this class of vehicles, so why
>> not just use "car".
>
> Martin thinks, and I kinda agree, that "motorcar" and "car" would be
> confusing.
>
> I think there's three potential ways forward:
>
> o  Change the meaning of "motorcar" to only refer to cars, not
> trucks, busses, etc.  This would require a new tag for all double
> tracked motorized vehicles to be introduced.  "motorcar" has been
> used over 200,000 times, so this would cause some confusion.
>
> o  Introduce a new tag for "two-tracked, small passenger vehicles".
> "car" would seem a natural fit, except for the potential confusion
> with "motorcar"
>
> o  Deprecate "motorcar" and introduce two new tags for "double
> tracked motorized vehicles" and "two-tracked, small passenger
> vehicles".  It is not obvious to me what these tags should be called
> to avoid confusion.
>
>

Given these options, I still like "car" best.



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