[Tagging] Retag: craft=sweep => craft=chimney_sweep

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Sun Nov 5 19:38:25 UTC 2017

The aftermath of the (IMHO very unnecessary) change:

We now have

- 62 chimney_sweeper

- 36 sweep

- 1 chimney_sweep

and one confused chimney sweep

Am 04.10.2014 um 20:39 schrieb John F. Eldredge:
> Chimney sweeps still exist in the USA, although they offer a variety
> of services. The usual term for the industry is
> Heating/Ventilating/Air Conditioning Repair, often abbreviated to HVAC
> Repair. I had my chimney cleaned a few years ago. The technique used
> was a powerful, truck-mounted vacuum cleaner, plus a large brush moved
> up and down the flue. Modern houses no longer use flues large enough
> to climb into, as they suck nearly all of the heated air up the chimney.
> I agree that the value chimney_sweep is more understandable than
> simply sweep, as the latter could be misinterpreted to refer to
> companies that sweep up trash from roads and parking lots.
> On October 3, 2014 6:32:52 AM CDT, Martin Koppenhoefer
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>     2014-10-03 13:26 GMT+02:00 SomeoneElse
>     <lists at mail.atownsend.org.uk <mailto:lists at mail.atownsend.org.uk>>:
>         If they're a German-specific thing then why not use the German
>         word rather than co-opt an English one that doesn't actually
>         match the primary function that these people perform?
>     they are all chimney sweeps. The list of detailed services,
>     obligations and functions is naturally country specific such as
>     with any other tag as well. We are not using English tags to
>     describe everything in relation to Britain, but because it seemed
>     a good way to describe the whole world in a way that would be
>     understood by most of the mappers.
>     I'd also expect chimney sweeps to be operating (still) in Britain,
>     as they do necessary maintenance work (maybe you have less
>     frequent sweeping, but it still has to be done from time to time).
>     cheers,
>     Martin
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