[Tagging] Automated edit of company name change

Jaakko Helleranta.com jaakko at helleranta.com
Mon Sep 3 14:10:44 BST 2012

There's also the operator=* tag even though I think that's not The One suitable for this case.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Johan Jönsson <johan.j at goteborg.cc>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2012 13:06:21 
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Subject: Re: [Tagging] Automated edit of company name change

Andrew Errington <erringtona at ...> writes:
> Thanks everyone for the tips.
> I'm sure it's all stores:
> http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?
> > On Sun, Sep 2, 2012 at 2:30 PM, Andrew Errington <erringtona at ...>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Hello everyone,
> >>
> >> Here in Korea a chain of convenience stores has changed its name
> >> from "FamilyMart" to "CU".  All of the stores have had their signage and
> >> livery removed and replaced with new signage and livery.
> >>
> >> What is the best way to perform essentially a country-wide
> >> search-and-replace
> >> for objects tagged shop=convenience, name=FamilyMart to change the name to
> >> name=CU?  The objects could be nodes or areas.
> >>

I do not want to complicate the matter but if I was to tag those I would have 
used the tag

but even then, the name-tag usually get something like "CU Garak". So it 
doesn´t solve anything, it just makes things more hard to change.

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