Talk:Tag:building=pavilion

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Strange definition

Hello, I find the definition of this tag very unfortunate. Was it discussed somewhere? There are some buildings tagged as pavilion already but they do not have anything to do with sports. I would stick with the normal meaning as described on wikipedia which is not limited to sports. Or if you insist on sports then it probably should have been building=sports_pavilion. Chrabroš (talk) 04:59, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

+1, I have asked on the mailing list --Hufkratzer (talk) 16:47, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
It's not a strange definition, it's pretty much the primary meaning of the term pavilion in british English outside of technical architectural writing. However, I was not seeking to provide a definition, but to document actual tag usage. Feel free to add other usages: I see in Germany it seems mainly in use to describe small places to sit in gardens (in English these would be called summerhouses, NEVER pavilions). Someone has already added a note with regard to US usage w.r.t. shelter. This is a wiki: it gets better by people adding things. As you may guess I don't have much truck with the proposal process and favour much more a role of wiki pages as descriptive not prescriptive. BTW: I find it a little rude that you did not mention me by name on the tagging mailing list: I am subscribed to it so I saw the item there. The practical reason why I did not respond to the initial message was that at the time I was busy organising my Mother's funeral. SK53 (talk) 10:43, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
Ok, if the meaning is restricted to what a pavilion is in BrE (see dictionary.cambridge.org) I don't care anymore. BTW: Sorry for the inconvenience, but if one is interested to know who created the page he can easily look it up by himself; I don't think that this is important, so I don't feel guilty. --Hufkratzer (talk) 12:27, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
I would like to point out that in the US, pavilion is rarely, if ever, used to refer to a sports-related changing/showering/storage building but usually to refer to a building with a roof but often without one or more walls with a grill (but not necessarily or usually a whole kitchen) and maybe, but not necessarily, a bathroom. These are often in parks or near fishing spots and are often rented out by local governments for birthday parties and get-togethers. Thus, these are rarely associated with sports at all in the US. -Valerietheblonde (talk) 14:47, 7 January 2019 (UTC)