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Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:46:45 +0100
From: Martin Koppenhoefer <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:email@example.com"><firstname.lastname@example.org></a>
To: "Tag discussion, strategy and related tools"
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Subject: Re: [Tagging] RFC Bag shop
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2014-10-27 0:42 GMT+01:00 Matthijs Melissen
<a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:email@example.com"><firstname.lastname@example.org></a>:
<pre wrap="">Currently the tag shop=bag (612) is used in parallel to the less used
tag shop=bags (120). I propose to agree on the de facto standard (the
In order to accomplish that, I have created two proposal pages:
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Bag_shop">http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Bag_shop</a>
Please let me know what you think.
I recall that once there was a recommendation how to create new shop values
which also referred to the singular/plural issue.* It would be preferrable
to have a default way to do things so you don't have shop=bag but
These are currently the most in use values:
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/shop#values">http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/shop#values</a>
Leaving out those not relevant for plural/singular (e.g. supermarket,
convenience and professions like "butcher"), there are (in order of
clothes (maybe also not relevant here)
furniture (maybe also not relevant)
alcohol (maybe also not relevant)
electronics (maybe also not relevant)
sports (maybe not relevant)
it slightly looks as if the singular form is preferred (but there are some
significant exceptions like books, shoes, beverages, toys).
As this is also the general recommendation (see below), +1 for your proposal
* I've found it here, someone has moved it over from the key:shop page:
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Shops">http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Shops</a>
"Please use the singular form."
Umm .. are 'we' tagging for UK English .. as it is used? Then
plural is more usual except (English has quite a few exceptions to
<big>and probably a few more, these are just from the above list.
But English is not 'clean'. So I would say (in speach) 'a shop for motorcycles' .. but 'a motorcyle shop' so plural then singular. Or </big><big>'a shop for alcohol' .. but 'an alcohol shop' so singular in both cases. Or 'a shop for shoes' .. but 'a shoe shop' so again </big>plural then singular.