[Tagging] Shop values review

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Sun Oct 18 21:06:10 UTC 2015

> On Oct 19, 2015, at 12:39 AM, Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:
> Trade is more an access tag, you can have a shop=motor_spares for
> example. Some are open to the public,

Is that really implied in the trade tag? 

I understand if you need a license or certification to buy parts - but a shop is still a shop. 

Shouldn't access restrictions be in access?

In Japan 99% of car parts require a mechanics license (or similar) to buy. If I wanted to do anything other than change the oil, I am out of luck. This is the same situation for buying electrical sub-panels for a house, or large plumbing fixtures - DIY stores and automotive stores in Japan have huge sections missing.  

In America, I can pretty much buy and do any repair I am comfortable doing. Many things I could access at a DIY store (Home Depot) or at a specialty shop for professionals are not accessible to access=customer here. 

Therefore, A small specialty store that caters to professionals, or a small office of a specialty tradesmen may have very different levels of "access" depending on country. 

Warehouse stores have memberships (Costco) - but are still widely used (i would still consider it access=customers)

But maybe we need an access=membership or access=certified for these kinds of cases. 

Moving the access to um, access seems appropriate. 


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