[Tagging] Paintball

Andreas Goss andig88 at t-online.de
Sun Apr 12 16:01:15 UTC 2015


Since most people here seem to agree on this and we also have 
sport=archery I created a wiki page:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:sport%3Dpaintball

Question is if we should to some retagging with shooting=paintball.

> Having done both, paintball and shooting are as different as basketball and soccer are from each other - you still put a ball in the net, but gameplay is quite different. Besides the similarity of the paintball gun to a real gun, paintball has more in common with either of those ball sports than shooting on a practice range.
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> Getting the person "out" and capturing a goal in the play field (almost like dodgeball) is not the same as a skill contest to get a bullseye (with a lethal weapon).
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> Also, paintball takes place in a field where people are supposed to be during play - and the opponents are targets - whereas at a shooting range... Targets are hay bales or cardboard, and people on the range face death by entering.
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> Keeping paintball and shooting separate is a very very good idea.
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> Javbw
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> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Apr 12, 2015, at 8:29 AM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> OSM differentiates between different 'football' sports -
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>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Football
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>> 'Paintball' may be sufficiently different that it should have a separate tag.
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>>> On 12/04/2015 9:23 AM, Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:
>>> Isn't shooting just aiming at non-living targets like what is seen in
>>> the Olympics? If so, then paintball is definitely different.
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>>>> On 4/12/15, Andreas Goss <andig88 at t-online.de> wrote:
>>>> There is still the question if it's sport=shooting + shooting=paintball
>>>> or sport=paintball.
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>>>> They are both used to s similar amount.
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>>>>> Hmm.. OK paintball it is. Thanks.
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