[Tagging] Pre-proposal: gambling

Matthijs Melissen info at matthijsmelissen.nl
Mon Oct 7 14:32:21 UTC 2013

> IMHO we should distinguish between "real casinos" and those called for
instance "Automaten Casino" in Germany [...]

I agree this distinction also makes sense in the Netherlands. I think I
haven't seen comments from outside of Europe. Would for example Americans
consider this distinction meaningful as well?

> IMHO this differentiation should be made in the main tag, not on subtag

How would you suggest implementing this change, given that they are
currently aggregated in one tag? Do you think voting and documenting the
tags on the wiki would be sufficient? Note that some mappers are opposed to
re(de)fining the meaning of established tags, and some believe that mappers
should keep following existing use, even though voting and wiki say
different. As this example shows, that makes it hard to resolve ambiguities
(as here between real casinis and amusement arcades), even if the community
agrees on a way to resolve the ambiguity.

-- Matthijs
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