Talk:Key:community centre

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Village hall vs community hall

Anyone have a clearer definition of the differences then what the article currently provides? What else makes them different besides where they are located? Is a hall in the middle of a village still a community hall? Also, isn't community hall a little redundant since "centre" and "hall" mean extremely similar things in this context? --Adamant1 (talk) 06:05, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

In OSM we often have values that allow further specification, by being subsets of the more general values. E.g. we could have building=yes, knowing no details, building=residential, so we know the purpose, and building=apartments, so we know the purpose and the building style to be different from a detached house.
Similar in your question, I'd say the village hall is the one and only hall in the village, while a community hall can be one of many in a larger town, which might have a more diverse population with more diverse needs. In my perspective, a village hall is a special case of a community hall. --Polarbear w (talk) 18:10, 5 December 2020 (UTC)