[Tagging] Shop=bag & shop=haberdashery in wiki map features page

Jaakko Helleranta.com jaakko at helleranta.com
Mon May 14 02:16:35 BST 2012

shop=craft_materials (with perhaps craft_materials=sewing/what_ever) sounds much better than an ambiguous and difficult shop=what_was_it_again..

Also, shop=luggage sounds imho good over shop=bag(s).


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-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Wallace <craigw84 at fastmail.fm>
Date: Sun, 13 May 2012 17:54:13 
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Subject: Re: [Tagging] Shop=bag & shop=haberdashery in wiki map features page

On 13/05/2012 18:37, Jaakko Helleranta.com wrote:
> Since "Haberdashery doesn't have it's own wiki page an(d) is quite an complicated word" may I ask:
> Wtf is it?
> .. And why on earth would we use it (over luggage or bag(s), which are understood by pretty much anyone)?

I think you are confusing things - shop=bag and shop=haberdashery are 
two separate tags.

A haberdashery is a shop that sells materials for sewing, ie thread, 
needles, buttons etc.
Though Wiktionary says a haberdashery can also be a shop selling men's 
clothing, so probably best to avoid the term if it is ambiguous. 

Maybe something like shop=sewing would be clearer?
Or maybe a more general tag, that could also include shops selling 
things for knitting, quilting, embroidery etc.
Possibly something like shop=craft_materials ?

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