[Tagging] Improve toilet tagging

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Fri Mar 10 21:51:37 UTC 2017


On 03/10/2017 09:43 PM, Micah Cochran wrote:
> #2. Single-stall versus Multi-stall tagging

There's also those male toilets with a discrete number of urinals and
those where you have basically one wall-wide urinal used by as many
people as manage to cram in ;)

> #3. A way to tag the toilets male/female/unisex within an establishment.

Until SotM Brussels I always assumed that an un-gendered amenity=toilets
would automatically mean there'll be separate facilites for men an
women, and only when accompanied with gender tags would it be limited to
a specific sex. In Brussels there was a talk by a woman from India who -
if I remember correctly - said that she'd usually not consider to even
visit a toilet that was not explicitly marked as having capacity for
women because the "default" over there seems to be it's for men. Which
brings a whole new urgency to gender tagging.

> #1. toilets: namespace
> There could be a default toilets: namespace for when tagged within a
> place/establishment.    This would allow for tagging a richer level of
> toilet information.

I'm wary of tagging too many business details. I fear a toilets
namespace would lead to people adding all sorts of observations about
toilets that they used in some shop or other and that might at best be
access=customers if not access=private. I think this would be going too
far, it's almost as if we were to start taggin how wide the isles in a
shop were or how many checkout desks or if they stock canned
strawberries. I suggest to encourage the recording of details only for
toilets that are explicitly public, and not those in restaurants or
department stores.


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