[Tagging] Creating shop=caravan

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 07:19:46 UTC 2019

Errg .. so much trouble with words :-(

In the example the "car" page is used as a 'prototype', a 'sample', a 
'template' for the new page of "caravan".

You could chose another page to act as your 'prototype'.
I used "basketball" as a 'prototype' for "netball" as they are similar 
sports for example.

The 'editing' is only done for the new page, using your own editor as 
you are probably more familiar with it.

Once saved the new page is just another page.

Sorry if that gets confused with other "templates"..

That help Dave?

On 07/01/19 17:05, Dave Swarthout wrote:
> @Warin
> Can you illustrate or explain the differences between editing a  
> "template" and editing a simple page? When you save your edited 
> version of the new page does it become a template?
> On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 8:12 AM Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com 
> <mailto:61sundowner at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     This is what I do .. it works and leaves the original page alone...
>     1) get the "car" template
>     On the page you want to copy Click on "edit Source" - Copy all of
>     it and paste it over to your your word processor as a new document.
>      Exit out out this "Edit Source" without saving "cancel" I think
>     is it - so it stays the same.
>     2) edit the template
>     Now in your word processor find and replace all the "car" and
>     replace with "caravan". Perform similar edits here - much easier
>     than the editor you may not be familiar with on the wiki.
>     When your finished here ...
>     3) create the new page
>     Type the title of the page you want to create in the wiki search
>     box ...
>     It will come up with a suggestion to create the page you want ..
>     click on that and you have started to create the new page :)
>     Copy all of the stuff you have on your word processor page over to
>     the new page (copy and paste) .. and save it ... Done.
>     On 07/01/19 11:23, Dave Swarthout wrote:
>>     Haha, Graeme. I am in the same boat when it comes to adding
>>     anything to the Wiki. Welcome to the arcane world of Wiki
>>     editing. I don't have an answer to your question. I only want to
>>     sympathize.
>>     Dave
>>     On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 5:35 AM Graeme Fitzpatrick
>>     <graemefitz1 at gmail.com <mailto:graemefitz1 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>         Recently asked what to tag some things as, including a
>>         business selling caravans.
>>         On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 at 02:37, Philip Barnes
>>         <phil at trigpoint.me.uk <mailto:phil at trigpoint.me.uk>> wrote:
>>             On Fri, 2018-12-28 at 16:36 +1000, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
>>>             & yards dedicated to caravan sales? I can find shop=car
>>>             https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop=car, which
>>>             says it's a place that sells cars, buses or trucks.
>>>             Perhaps shop=caravan?
>>             Shop=caravan has over 100 uses, so why not?
>>         With fear & trepidation :-) I am about to try & create a page
>>         shop=caravan, then put it up for further discussion.
>>         I know this has been discussed before, but I'm still unclear
>>         on the details (& from previous discussions, a lot of other
>>         people are as well :-()
>>         The page would be fairly similar to shop=car
>>         https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dcar, so that
>>         sounds like a good basis to start with.
>>         If I just open that page, "Edit source", change value=car to
>>         value=caravan, then save that, I'm fairly sure that will
>>         create a shop=caravan page ready for further editing, but
>>         will the original shop=car page still exist?
>>         Is there a better way to create a new page?
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