[Tagging] Out of the bars and onto the map: An lgbtq:*=* tagging scheme?

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Wed Oct 24 07:37:17 UTC 2018


On 23.10.2018 20:27, Rory McCann wrote:
> So to start off, I'm suggest a simple "lgbtq=yes" tag to
> mean "this thing is a LGBTQ thing". 

Bit difficult perhaps since usually "blah=yes" means that blah is
available or blah is permitted, not that the place is mostly/exclusively
for blah.

(e.g. smoking=yes, bus=yes, vegan=yes)

Conversely, in your definition an "lgbtq=no" would then mean that the
place is *not* specifically an lgbtq place; many users could, however,
misread lgbtq=no (which would be a valid tag for the majority of places
since they don't specifically cater to lgbtq people) as "this place does
not admit lgbtq people" (which is probably/hopefully true only for a
very small number of places).

Sadly I do not have a good suggestion. You don't want "lgbtq=only" since
usually an lgbtq bar *will* admit straight people (unless they're a hen
party maybe). You'd need something like "lgbtq=mainly" - which would
still not be exactly what you were looking for since it talks about who
goes there in practice, not whom the place tries to attract. Perhaps
"lgbtq=designated" combined with "straight=yes" ;)


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