[Talk-nz] Place names

Michael Stark michael60634 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 03:26:04 UTC 2021


The "name" page mentions that "name" should be the primary name. I would
argue that if the national government, regional government, district
government, businesses, and other organizations use the official name, it
is de facto the primary name, even if a road sign says something else.

On Tue, Nov 9, 2021 at 5:17 PM Andrew Douglas-Clifford <
adouglasclifford at gmail.com> wrote:

> I agree, the name tag should reference the official place name
> wherever possible, this includes the use of macrons. That has been my
> consistent approach.
>
> Cheers
> Andrew
>
> On Wed, Nov 10, 2021, 12:13 Eliot Blennerhassett <
> eliot at blennerhassett.gen.nz> wrote:
>
>>
>> On 10/11/21 11:56, Michael Stark wrote:
>> > Should place names include macrons in the "name" tag? I'm trying to get
>> some sort of consensus as one user keeps edit warring with myself and
>> others. DWG is unwilling to step in do anything.
>>
>>
>> Certainly macrons are part of some official place names.
>>
>> E.g. Tāmaki https://gazetteer.linz.govt.nz/place/55840
>>
>> Are your names with macrons in the gazetteer?  If so, the "name" should
>> contain the macron.
>>
>> Care to share an example of the edit war?
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Eliot
>> ewblen
>>
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