[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - temperature

johnw johnw at mac.com
Thu Feb 12 02:23:38 UTC 2015

> On Feb 6, 2015, at 8:03 PM, Kotya Karapetyan <kotya.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1) +1 to drop Kelvins.
> 2) heated/cooled is a nice idea, but I wouldn't like seeing too many
> top level tags.


I don’t think is unreasonable if we’re going to have qualitative tags, to have 7 values. there needs to be a distinction between something that is uncomfortably hot and dangerously hot. (AKA a hot springs and a steam pipe). 

You can’t have “cold mild hot” as the only qualitative/ subjective tags, because the extremes and values in between are common descriptions of items in a qualatiative sense = “That steam pipe is dangerously hot” "that desert cave is mild inside” “The mountain hut is warm inside" "That hot springs is hot but enjoyable” They may be qualitative, but is verifiable to some degree, and useful if there is no exact temperature known, or it varies in a predictable range (hot springs water is often “danger-hot”, though the temperature goes up and down with earthquakes and other geologic activity - but 90C and 95C water is still dangerous. 

also, my stab at method:

temperature:method=mechanical / fire / natural / material or inherent
temperature:range=cooled / heated / controlled / variable / adjustable

If further detail is needed, then

temperature:mechanical= forced_air_heater / swamp_cooler / freon_AC / freon_freezer / tankless_heater etc
temperature:fire=fire_pit / fireplace / kerosene_heater / wood_stove

mechanical: whatever method (HVAC, refrigerator unit, oil heater, etc) is used to heat the item or the air inside the item.
fire: directly burning wood or a material to receive heat (AKA a fireplace, gas fire pit, stove). 
natural: the place is in a situation where it is naturally different from the ambient temperature of the area (AKA caves in the desert are mild, esp. compared to right outside the entrance  - both during the hot day and cold nights. (I think natural is the smallest category of use) 
material: the material being moved or the item itself is inherently that temperature (unnaturally) at that current state - AKA a steam pipe, an exhaust pipe, a heat exchanger, a refrigerant line. 

if we want to get into semantics that a shower could be a cold shower, a warm shower, and a hot shower, usually, marking “hot” for the temperature means hot water is available to mix, so it would be:


Additional info:


but a beach shower, for washing off the sand is 


additional info:

temperature:method=material  (the water being transported is inherently cool). 

anyways, those are my ideas


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