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craft vs shop

We should probably rename this to shop=tailor and put in a redirect so people use the standard tag. Pnorman (talk) 23:50, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Moving, with redirect, based on taginfo and prior usage. -- Pnorman 21 January 2015‎

Key:craft says:
A place producing or processing customized goods. To differentiate between trade, service and craft, this proposal wants to reserve shop=* for trade (focused on selling pre-produced goods) and creates new key craft=* for a small production of goods on demand and by an order. I find this description more fitting to a tailor.
You also have contradicting documentation: Key:shop says "use craft=tailor"
--Jojo4u (talk) 16:34, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
The Tag:craft=tailor page currently redirects to this page suggesting that Tag:shop=tailor be used. --MRPockets (talk) 21:54, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
I disagree with this redirect. Tailoring is clearly a craft, comparable to shoemaking, for which we have craft=shoemaker. We should not discourage the more consistent tag just it has a slightly lower usage, historically. --Polarbear w (talk) 11:39, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
I have re-created the page craft=tailor as it is more appropriate than shop=tailor and modified this page accordingly. Chrabros (talk) 11:03, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
Well. pnorman's redirect decision didn't stick (discussion above). Back in 2010 there was a strong dominance of the older shop tag so it made sense back then. Looking at the stats also with the TagHistory tool. It seems nowadays people have been using both tags more and more. The switch to using craft isn't really happening. Maybe that's because "tailors shop" is a really common way of saying it (yes yes I know it's a service not a shop selling goods)
Not sure how we'd break the tie on this, but I don't think we should be overly prescriptive. Describing craft as "more appropriate" probably doesn't reflect the balance of opinion. I tidied up both pages and cross-linked in a way which hopefully makes sense. We could make it more prominent perhaps.
--Harry Wood (talk) 00:22, 10 June 2017 (UTC)