[Tagging] Standard for external links to location based services

Simone Saviolo simone.saviolo at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 15:49:14 BST 2012

2012/10/18 Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com>

> opening hours and operators [...] are intrinsic
> properties of these amenities. Links to web pages *about* the amenity
> on third-party websites are not intrinsic properties.

I think this is exactly what we disagree about. If I, the owner of a shop,
create a Facebook page to keep in touch with potential customers, then that
is a part of my business just like my shop is. Of course, I would oppose
adding the link to a page about that shop in a shop directory, but if the
web page is maintained by the company itself I don't see what's the
difference between the opening hours and the web page. Does the shop need
to put on a sign in the window with the URL to the site, just like it does
for opening hours?!

Notice that I'm not talking about *any* page in the internet where that
amenity is advertised. I'm talking about a (social) activity by the amenity
owners or managers themselves.


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