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Unused tag in the wrong namespace

Please create a proposal for new tags. This is basically a collection of unused tags and should not be in the space for established tags. The creator of this page already has a record of acting like this. More info about the proposal process. --Dieterdreist (talk) 18:03, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for reminding me of my "record" to be productive rather than destructive.
Which of the following applies in your opinion ?
  • feature is of general interest, or
  • unsure how to model it, or
  • The latest proposed form for tagging it has been rejected, or
  • change the meaning of a tag already in use
More info : Any_tags_you_like#When_to_create_a_proposal
rtfm Rtfm (talk) 15:58, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

*feature is of general interest
*unsure how to model it -- you seem to be very sure about this tag, but IMHO it is not working well and should be improved. --Dieterdreist (talk) 16:07, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Lots of issues

There are also several serious issues with the tags, e.g. board:type is actually in most used instances a wrong spelling of board_type=* which is established and has more than 70000 uses (but does not refer to skateboarding). --Dieterdreist (talk) 18:09, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

I don't see why "board:type" is a "serious issue" ? When used in the context of either information=board or shop=sport, humans and machines (apps / queries) should be able to differentiate what is meant ? Perhaps we should mention not to use it alone, but who uses *:type=* if he doesn't want to differentiate between several (whatever) types of a main tag ? (in case it SHOULD be written the same way). There might be even more types of boards (blackboards or so) not related to tourism. So why shouldn't it be used for boards you may stand on as long as it's clear what's meant ? What I could understand is a discussion about the general namespace format (whether to use underscore or colon), see mailing list and the format differences between bicycle / car / motorcycle shops.
rtfmRtfm (talk) 15:51, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
type in general is not a good part of tag names, because it does not add information about what the tag is. A tag name that is already used (by accident, as typos) is not helpful to establish a new tag because it contains only values that are not relevant for the topic at hand. "board" is also not good, because if you are after skateboards, you should write "skateboard", the word "board" has so many names that using it just for skateboards seems inappropriate. Using it for different things at the same time (skateboards and another kind of boards) is bad as well because it makes it hard to find existing values that apply to the domain you are interested in. --Dieterdreist (talk) 16:04, 3 September 2018 (UTC)