[Tagging] Pre-RFC: shop=mall versus shop=shopping_centre

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 11:06:36 UTC 2014


I agree with Matthjis--I don't see much of a clearly defined and widely
agreed on difference between the two. Given that, and the small usage of
shopping_centre, I agree with should deprecate shopping_centre.

Cheers, Brad

On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 4:43 AM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:

> The third is functionally an esplanade (far, far more people walk it than
> drive it), and it's official name is the Portland Mall.  Originally it only
> had bus lanes on it, but Portland being too cheap to install bus traps and
> not exactly having the most rigorous enforcement decided to add a third
> lane about six years ago for through and left turning cars as well to
> prevent interfering with transit service.
>
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 2:00 AM, Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Paul,
>>
>> according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mall your first two examples
>> are malls, the third one would not be a mall.
>>
>> Volker
>>
>> On 21 October 2014 07:57, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
>>
>>> I'm thinking this is a shopping mall
>>> <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/83/Eaton_Centre_HDR_style.jpg>,
>>> and this is a shopping center
>>> <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Strip_Mall_Troy.jpg>.
>>> Not to be confused with a mall <http://i.imgur.com/MDVBYKF.jpg>.
>>>
>>> On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM, Matthijs Melissen <
>>> info at matthijsmelissen.nl> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Dear all,
>>>>
>>>> We have currently two tags with a closely related, if not identical,
>>>> meaning: shop=mall (26 643 instances) and shop=shopping_centre (182
>>>> instances).
>>>>
>>>> Is there a difference between these two tags, or should we deprecate
>>>> shop=shopping_centre in favour of shop=mall?
>>>>
>>>> -- Matthijs
>>>>
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