[Tagging] proposing a page on the wiki: "tag names do not always correspond to their definitions"

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Fri May 18 07:14:53 BST 2012

  I think you mean, you want to firmly state this as a principle.
Good! I actually this problem is worst for English speakers, because
we tend to find it hard to distinguish the name of the tag from its
meaning. Whereas Germans have absolutely no problem with the fact that
power=station is a sub-station, and power=sub_station is a


On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 8:21 AM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd like to propose a page that basically says that just because a tag is
> named X, that does not mean that something should be tagged as such only if
> it meets the real-world definition of X. The following examples can be
> included:
> *Many cities are tagged with place=town
> *Bikes and pedestrians are allowed on many highway=motorways
> *Many highway=trunks have been detrunked
> *highway=motorway_junction is used for all classifications of road
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