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Redundant info

I don't get the point of this tag. It's not common to see "attached" houses around here, so it wouldn't make sense for me to tag a house as building=detached. Isn't this kind of information easy to infer from the geometry of the house? i.e. if this house share nodes with a neighboring house, then it's attached, otherwise it's detached. --Jgpacker (talk) 19:17, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

I agree, this tag seems rather poorly defined. --Alan Trick (talk) 16:00, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

This tag should be deprecated. If there is a need to differentiate between "detached" houses and townhouses or rowhouses, it would make more sense to create a tag building=rowhouse or building=townhouse. A "house" is by definition detached, at least in the United States. Apm-wa (talk) 14:42, 23 August 2016 (UTC)