[Tagging] post_box:type values, meter in particular

John Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Wed Oct 21 23:30:02 UTC 2015

U.S. Post Offices used to have separate collection slots for stamped mail 
and metered mail (postage printed on it by a machine), but it is several 
years since I last remember seeing such. The only American usage for the 
term "franked mail" that I am aware of is that members of the United States 
Senate can send mail without having to pay postage. They just have to have 
a notice, in the same location where postage would otherwise go, that the 
mail was sent by Senator X on official business.

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot 
drive out hate; only love can do that." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

On October 16, 2015 2:25:32 AM Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> 

> sent from a phone
>> Am 16.10.2015 um 03:16 schrieb Craig Wallace <craigw84 at fastmail.fm>:
>> Sometimes known as a "business mail post box".
> my suggestion would be to not use amenity=post_box but rather a different 
> main tag on these like amenity=business_post_box or business_mail_post_box
> It avoids misinterpretation and also make the type tag more consistent 
> (shape only) rather than mixing different aspects/properties  into the same 
> tag (even if currently in your context a particular shape refers to a 
> particular kind of service, this does not have to be like this forever and 
> everywhere)
> cheers
> Martin
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