Talk:Key:support

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supported by more than one pole

Occasionaly a amenity=clock may be mounted on more than one pole (for a big clock), what is the best way to tag? Maybe support=tower? For now I guess I will use support=pole, because it is structurally most like a pole compared to the other options (pedestal, etc.). --Abbafei (talk) 01:27, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Mounted instead of support ?

It may be only semantic but don't you think mount=* or mounted=* are better names for this key?
Currently, it doesn't describe supports directly but mounted features on such supports.
Furthermore, support=* or support:function=* can be highly appreciated to directly tag supports in some special topics like Bridges or Power supports.
Please consider this tag doesn't seem to be reviewed by some parts of the community when bridge:support=* had (and it is used to describe supports instead of bridges directly). Some tags containing "mount" term instead of "support" to talk about how a feature is mounted like lamp_mount are used about twice more than support=*.
Just my 2 cents before it gets over used. Fanfouer (talk) 11:35, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

I want to mostly stay out of this discussion for now, but some addition to your numbers: Taginfo shows only 71 users for lamp_mount, and 983 for support. Therefore, the large amount of lamp_mount keys simply appears to be the result of an import and is not indicative of community support. --Tordanik 11:43, 22 May 2015 (UTC)