Talk:Tag:shop=motorcycle repair

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At the shop=motorcycle page, I've put together a proposal that tries to "catch" the various variants of motorcycle services (sale, rental, repair, clothes, parts, ...). I've used it successfully for a lot of shops in my surrounding. As the combinations of the services a motorcycle shop offers varies widely, putting them in different shop tags don't make a lot of sense to me. -- Ulfl 19:26, 22 October 2010 (BST)

I fully agree with the above mentioned, "putting them in different shop tags don't make a lot of sense to me", see KISS principle.
The existing entries should IMHO be harmonized, to enable frontends to use them. Lots of "repair" shops additionally also offer other services, so it would make more sense to use a single "main" tag with additional "attributes" (instead of a new tag for every aspect). This "cascading" way of tagging / categorizing is already wide spread in OSM.
See the "service" tags in shop=motorcycle (in use since 2010, motorcycle:*=* format since 2017).
Please leave a comment about your thoughts.rtfm Rtfm (talk) 22:50, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
The cascading from shop=car with service=* could be used. E.g. shops focused on repair shop=motorcycle_repair. --Rza31 (talk) 17:42, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
There is already a way to tag it cascading : motorcycle:repair=yes , see shop=motorcycle. The problem with "service" is, that not everything offered is a service, for example parts, tyres and clothes. If it's just scooter repair, you may combine it with motorcycle:type=scooter (also not really a service, but an attribute).
The question is :
  • Is the tag shop=motorcycle_repair really useful ? If yes, what's the advantage over a main tag with additional attributes (i.e. shop=motorcycle | motorcycle:repair=yes | motorcycle:sales=no) ?
  • When to use the one or the other ? (differentiation necessary)
  • Does it generally apply to many shops ? (Most of those I know sell at least used motorcycles beside, usually they sell parts and tyres, so it's no longer a "pure" repair)
Also compare "Additional keys" in shop=bicycle Rtfm Rtfm (talk) 22:32, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
I dont't prefer a tagging. The additional keys in shop=bicycle are also possible. Shop=motorcycle_repair should be labeled as deprecated by this choice. --Rza31 (talk) 12:47, 18 April 2017 (UTC)