Talk:Proposed features/register

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register types

It would be a nice additon if you could tag directly what kind of register it is. I found a few differen examples.Log books in caves, on summits, on via ferratas and in cliffs (climbing routes with not summit often have a log book in the wall).

I would prefer register:type= over register= because it's easily possible to add more register information in the future (register:container=/...). Possible values could be cave (for cave log books)) / summit (for summit log books)) / ?wall? (log book in the climbing wall --> couldn't find a good translation) / via_ferrata (for via ferrata log books) --Hedaja (talk) 10:45, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

I dislike ...:type, first because that key is not self-explaining, and also because half of the ...type keys contain a colon and the others contain an underscore. I always need to look them up in the wiki to determine. Therefore, I would prefer some key like register:for or register:use or register:location.
I wonder when this is needed. The distance to the next map features already indicates whether this is a peak register or a climbers' register. Some registers may even be used for both purposes. Whoever comes along can use it.
For hiking/climbing/ferrata/pilgrimage routes, consider making them a member of the route relation.
I do like your idea register:container=*. This may be box/jar/...
--Fkv (talk) 13:06, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

How does this differ from checkpoint=hiking? (ke9tv) 14:37, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

At a checkpoint, you sign in (or get a stamp or something) in order to prove you were there. It's basically a bureaucratical act. In contrast, when you sign in a tourism=register, you share information (like your thoughts, the weather, or your intended route), usually without the need to prove anything. In other words, a checkpoint makes you get something, while at a tourism=register you give something. (Of course, you can also get something by reading other people's entries.)
There's some overlap, and luckily enough, you can combine tourism=register with the checkpoint tags when needed.
--Fkv (talk) 15:25, 11 May 2016 (UTC)