[Tagging] Starbucks or Starbucks Coffee

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Tue Mar 21 00:04:07 UTC 2017

I'm all for "Starbucks" in the same vein that we tag "Chipotle" not
"Chipotle Mexican Grill".


No need for redundant information. "Chipotle" does the job as does
"Starbucks", however the Wiki says to use "Starbucks Coffee". I have never
used that longer name to refer to Starbucks nor have I heard anyone else
using it but YMMV. Evenif a consensus can be reached to settle on one or
the other the Wiki will need to be updated.

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 4:37 AM, John Willis <johnw at mac.com> wrote:

> On Mar 21, 2017, at 5:42 AM, Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com> wrote:
> I'm all for "Starbucks" in the same vein that we tag "Chipotle" not
> "Chipotle Mexican Grill".
> +1
> I am not sure how "brand" and "official_name" work into it, but usually
> the store's name is not just "Starbucks coffee" - it usually has the place
> it is part of in it's title - Starbucks [town] [mall] - in my area it would
> be "Starbucks Power Mall Maebashi Minami". That is what it says it he name
> of the store is on their store locator, and that naming information gets
> passed down to the search and mapping sites.
> https://www.starbucks.co.jp/store/search/detail.php?id=1034
> "パワーモール前橋みなみ店"
> => "Power Mall Maebashi Minami [location]"
> I usually put that into "official_name:en=" and put "Starbucks" into the
> name:en=field.
> But I do know there is also the "brand" tag to help deal with places (like
> chains) that are signed the same. Perhaps the answer lies in that
> combination - but I am unsure of how it works.
> Apple Maps uses short "brand" names and sticks with "Starbucks", while
> Google Maps lists out the gigantic names for every single shop, so Japanese
> Google Maps POI pins at a mall are super-messy and unreadable.
> Javbw.
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Dave Swarthout
Homer, Alaska
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Travel Blog at http://dswarthout.blogspot.com
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