[Talk-GB] RFC-2 mechanical edit: UK shop names

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Tue Nov 4 22:27:26 UTC 2014


What is "right" is a subjective judgement, that's the whole discussion,
surely? And the "ground truth" paradigm isn't absolute, otherwise we
would have name=HIGH ST. as has been mentioned before. 

If two parties have different answers yet both insist they are right,
you should look again at the question. They may both be right, but from
two different points of view. 


On 2014-11-04 23:17, Chris Hill wrote: 

> On 04/11/14 22:04, Colin Smale wrote:
>> Hang on a minute... the name tag should contain the most common name, or, as the wiki puts it, the "common default name." There are other tags for enthousiasts to store official names, legal names, alternate names, brands, operators etc which, in a certain frame of reference, can also be "correct" in their own way. What goes in the basic "name" tag should be what "most people" would call it, and, implicitly, should be written how "most people" would write it. IMHO "most people" would write Spar, Asda, Brantano and only trademark junkies would write ASDA for example (discounting people who would write any answer in all capitals anyway). C.
> I would write what it says on the sign on the shop. That's why I tag ASDA as ASDA, that's what it says on the sign. I don't look at their website, their advertising or their letter heads. I use ground truth. I'm not a trademark junkie, I'm a mapper who tries to get it right.
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