[Tagging] Unofficial name change of "Lake Calhoun" in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Fri Jun 9 04:59:30 UTC 2017


On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 7:04 PM, Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com>
wrote:

> However, I don't think you should use the name_1 tag. There has been
> endless discussion on this list about the uses of tags having numerical
> suffixes either with underscores or colons, and I believe that notation is
> out of favor now. Names like this one might better be tagged either as
> old_name=Lake Calhoun, or alt_name=Lake Calhoun. Using alt_name has, IIRC,
> the additional advantage of being searchable with Nominatum.


Dave,
Thanks for the correction. I can never remember which is in current favor -
so I went with the one with most uses on taginfo. Alt name definitely makes
more sense.


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