[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Husainiya

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Fri Aug 21 08:19:16 UTC 2015

When you live in places that don't have churches - churchyard is incorrect - especially when **it isn't mapping a yard**. 

I have temple grounds here. So churchyard is also not a neutral tag, therefore it is a garbage tag. It should be depreciated and erased. 

And there are many complexes that have many many buildings associated with, yet are not a POW, so mapping it as a landuse - like we do for residential/commercial/retail/industrial facilities ***is more consistent***.

The front lawn in front of an industrial complex is on landuse=industrial. Same with its office, parking lots, storage sheds, and everything else that isn't a drop forge. 

The exact same reasoning applies - and applies consistently - to a religious complex that is more than just a church.

Would you be complaining that a parking lot for the industrial drop forge - sitting on the named landuse for the industrial facility- isn't right because "that parking lot is not a drop forge! What is the parking lot making?  It isn't a factory!!"

Thats what I hear when people complain about landuse=religious - "are they worshipping a parking lot?? So stupid!"

So myopic. 

Don't complain about 

A) what you don't need, yet others do. 

B) tags meant for a different usage in a different part of the world that may not apply to you and your corner of the globe. 

And religious facilities may have a very different style, types of buildings, and layout than your bog standard church. 

Being inflexible enough to not get that only makes you look stupid, not the tag. 


On Aug 21, 2015, at 2:12 PM, Andreas Goss <andig88 at t-online.de> wrote:

>> If so, you can use landuse=religious on the entire area
> God that tag is so ***** stupid. I still don't understand why we let a dozen people push this tag when nobody knows how to use it not even those who suggestet it thmselves. Half of them just seem to be a replacement for church yard...
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