[Tagging] Proposed feature - Voting - electricity

Lukas Richert lrichert at posteo.de
Fri Jan 1 16:36:21 UTC 2021

Electricity is available (so electricity=yes) but the access might be 
restricted. That is the purpose of the namespaced electricity:access 
key. In the case where access is possible with individual permission, 
electricity:access=private seems most suitable. Thus, travellers know it 
is possible, but not guaranteed.

Also, as someone mentioned this in a vote, the extra namespacing is 
necessary as tagging the whole pub for instance with access=private 
would be misleading since only the access to electricity is specified. 
In the case of a charging station that only sells electricity one could 
probably leave away the namespace as the meaning is clear.

- Luke

On 01/01/2021 17:27, Philip Barnes wrote:
> On Fri, 2021-01-01 at 15:18 +0100, Lukas Richert wrote:
>> The idea of tagging this is that if someone, e.g a traveller, shows
>> up to charge something they can reasonably assume if something is
>> tagged electricity=yes that they will be able to charge their
>> phone/laptop etc.
> I have been to some pubs and cafes where every table has mains sockets,
> some have built in USB sockets, which is a very definite
> electricity=yes.
> Knowing that a USB chargeris available is useful as the traveller can
> carry a simple cable rather than a more bulky main adaptor to charge
> their phone.
> However most pubs and cafes simply have a few sockets dotted around,
> the primary purpose being to plug in a vaccum cleaner.
> Whilst I have never had a problem with being allowed to charge my phone
> from such sockets, access is by no means guaranteed. The nearby tables
> may be occupied for example. Would this still be a yes? or
> electricity=maybe :)
> Phil (trigpoint)
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