[Tagging] Distinguishing closed office spaces and client service locations?

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 22:34:36 UTC 2020

On Sat, 11 Jul 2020 at 00:05, Matthew Woehlke <mwoehlke.floss at gmail.com>

> I think this makes sense also. To a previous point, I take
> access=customers to mean someone intending to visit the associated
> location, whether that's a store, a church, a doctor's office, ...
> BTW, I've used access=customers for parking lots that aren't
> *explicitly* marked 'customers only', but where I would expect the
> proprietors would nevertheless be annoyed by people just using their
> lots that aren't going to the associated store (or church, or ...) at
> all. Should I not do that? Is there a clear rule for when to use
> access=customers vs. access=permissive?

That's certainly the way I always do it, thinking exactly the same as you
do - it's not there for the general public to use, just visitors to that
shop / building.

(I would probably use access=permissive for e.g. a mall parking lot,
> where it's not strictly public, but where you wouldn't be expected to be
> visiting a particular building or organization such that it's much less
> clear whether or not you are a "customer".)

I've usually left them as =public, but =permissive does seem a better
option - thanks!


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