[Tagging] brand=* necessary?

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Thu May 10 15:07:58 UTC 2018


This whole discussion reminds me of the following passage from Lewis
Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass:

The name of the song is called ‘Haddocks' Eyes.’”
>
> “Oh, that's the name of the song, is it?" Alice said, trying to feel
> interested.
>
> “No, you don't understand,” the Knight said, looking a little vexed.
> “That's what the name is called. The name really is ‘The Aged Aged Man.’”
>
> “Then I ought to have said ‘That's what the song is called’?” Alice
> corrected herself.
>
> “No, you oughtn't: that's quite another thing! The song is called ‘Ways
> And Means’: but that's only what it's called, you know!”
>
> “Well, what is the song, then?” said Alice, who was by this time
> completely bewildered.
>
> “I was coming to that,” the Knight said. “The song really is ‘A-sitting On
> A Gate’: and the tune's my own invention.”
>


On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 3:44 PM, Leon Karcher <leonkarcher.123 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hello,
>
> While I was filling up this list
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Brands> on the wiki with
> information, someone on the talk page asked why I was adding brand=* to
> every object. His argument was that the brand tag is a duplicate of the
> name tag in most cases and I should only add it if the name differs. (see
> example <https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/3462662558>) I kind of see
> his point, but what do you think? Should we only add a brand tag if it
> differs from the name?
>
> I thought adding brand= to all 'branded' objects would be helpful because
> it goes hand in hand with brand:wikidata= which I would add to all of them.
>
> Greetings,
> Leon.
>
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