[Tagging] shop=fuel

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 14:33:12 UTC 2017

This tag started out being for a very specific type of shop that sells only
one item, motor fuel, in small volume containers. There is a need to keep
shops of this type separate from large full-service facilities that sell
motor fuel in quantities large enough to refill cars or trucks. lt has
now been expanded to include other types of fuel like kerosene and even
charcoal. Fine. That's logical and sensible.

But if you want to rework the tagging structure to handle such borderline
cases as fuel shops that also sell bread, then I feel that would be
defeating the original purpose of this tag. Where will these additions and
modifications stop? A logical but not particularly useful extension of that
reasoning might involve redefining the entire structure of the shop tag
hierarchy by using shop=yes, bread=yes, Crest_brand_toothpaste=yes,
fuel:diesel=yes, knitting_supplies=yes, etc. etc.

But feel free to do so if you must.

On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 9:03 PM, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:

> I guess that for every categorization, whether you use shop=x or,
> sell=x;y;z or sell:x=yes someone will come by and want to divide that
> category into two. So x will be split into x' and x'', both
> subcategories of x, until we end up with the categories containing
> exactly one product :-)
> imho we should stay pragmatic and not to try to add too much detail.
> In the end the user will still have to consult the pricelist of the
> shop to see whether she wants the specific product for the price
> offered by the store and whether the product is available at the
> moment of the purchase.
> m
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:19 PM, joost schouppe
> <joost.schouppe at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> There are general stores (shop= ) that sell fuel too ...
> >
> > Well, that goes for any product and any shop. While your suggestion does
> > make sense, we already have a long list of shop types. No one made this
> > particular suggestion during the fuel-shop discussion (unless I'm
> mistaken).
> >
> > But it is true that it might have been more logical to only use
> shop=[shop
> > type] for shops that sell a range of products that people have an idea of
> > (e.g. diy, supermarket). Any shop that specializes in just one product
> (or
> > an unusual combination of things) could then be tagged with shop=yes +
> sells
> > (or vending:*=*?) to specify what you can buy there. That would have made
> > tagging specialty stores a lot easier i guess. You could then add stuff
> like
> > vending:bread=no to supermarkets if their range excludes something you
> would
> > expect (in stead of tagging every little thing they sell with a
> positive).
> >
> >
> >
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Dave Swarthout
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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