Talk:Key:description

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multi-language descriptions

Would it be possible to implement a somehow i18n-capable description system, or is there already any scheme for tagging multi-language descriptions? I was thinking about something similar to the multi-language descriptions of images in wikimedia commons:

description="en|off-road vehicles only;de|nur für Geländefahrzeuge"

--Ulf Mehlig 13:26, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

answering myself: Proposed features/Description#Notes: lists this feature in the form of description:en="off-road vehicles only" description:de="nur für Geländewagen" --Ulf Mehlig 12:33, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Descriptions for disabled persons

I am using:

These combinations will soon be rendered on BliViMap. --Lulu-Ann 10:37, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Hierarchic namespace for description-like tags?

I found mtb:description=* more or less by accident.. are there more such tags? Found whitewater:description.

I think it would make sense to have something like

  • outdoor:hiking:description
  • outdoor:swimming:description
  • etc

to help extracting and displaying such information? RicoZ (talk) 13:40, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Subjective descriptions

The wiki is not explicit about what consitutes a good description, and I think there are unwritten rules that should be written. Are descriptions always supposed to be completely objective?

for instance, are the following descriptions ok?

  • A beautiful view of Haifa Bay
  • A nice, clean picnic site which includes <etc>

Sometimes I also see "user stories" in the past tense e.g.

  • It was a nice and quite place, etc etc


-- SafwatHalaby (talk) 10:42, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Close call. What's certainly not ok is typical self-advertising ("At XYZ law firm, we pride ourselves in helping clients ...") even if that should occasionally be 100% factual ("Our family-owned business stocks the larges selection of garden gnomes in Texas."), or even if it is cloaked as an independent mapper's opinion. Generally I am much more prepared to accept subjective descriptions when no business angle is involved ("lots of really large rocks here") than when there is ("great drinks at low prices"), but I think that even the business-related bits can be tolerated as long as nobody else disputes them, and, I repeat, only if they aren't put there as advertising. --Woodpeck (talk) 11:06, 28 November 2017 (UTC)