[Tagging] Contact:* prefix

Michał Brzozowski www.haxor at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 13:07:30 UTC 2015

This means just not to add contact details of private persons like me or you.

As per contact: prefix, opponents argue it's redundant. Isn't so addr:
as well? In reality keys with and without contact: are equivalent.
My argument for using it is that new popular services for
communication appear every year nowadays, and contact: prefix makes it
clear and easy to standardize. You can have contact:facebook,
contact:twitter, contact:instagram and so on.


On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 2:57 PM, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:
> Hi
> wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Key:contact
> I remember a discussion a while back about this. As the page makes no
> mention of the logic behind, could someone please remind me of the reasoning
> & advantage over straight forward phone, fax, website etc.
> "You should only add contact informations to POIs and not to any private
> address!"
> By 'POI' does he mean 'public company'?
> Thanks
> Dave F.
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