[Tagging] Tagging scrapyards, junkyards

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 06:18:06 UTC 2016


On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 6:47 PM, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Far better to use longer, more descriptive words/phrases which are less
> likely to lead to major differences in interpretation across the entire
> world, English-speaking and otherwise. We shouldn't be wasting energy
> arguing about whether to call an object a rubbish bin or a trash can. We
> could always call it a "wibble" so there are no winners, only losers, and
> everyone has to use a lookup table....

Please remember that for many mappers English is only the second or
third language they learned. Or they didn't learn it at all, so it
doesn't matter whether you call it a wibble or a rubbish bin. They
don't know what you are talking about. They have to use a lookup table
anyhow (if the tag is not supported or not translated in the editor.)
The differences you mention here between scrapyard, breakers yard or
junkyard might be even harder to translate.

<joke>Perhaps we should have a tag system in Esperanto</end joke>

m.



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