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Discuss Tag:shop=charity here

dropoff points

Any ideas on how to map dropoff points / donation bins? We probably would need organisation, number of bins, collection time. Recycling location doesn't seem like a good fit. ElderKorean 07:11, 15 May 2011 (BST)

Lots of tags such as recycling:clothes=yes are documented under Key:recycling. I tend to think of these things in terms of recycling -- Harry Wood 14:33, 11 December 2011 (UTC)


shop=charity has a big problem - it is orthogonal to all other shop types. It may work in limited situations (USA?). But how one should tag shop operated by a charity, for the purposes of fundraising selling clothes? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 19:04, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Looks like someone tried to clarify this on the page. I think it looks ok now, but maybe we could add charity=yes for shops selling clothes with fundraising as a purpose. --Jgpacker (talk) 10:27, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
Is there any reason to limit it to shops selling clothes? Why not charity=yes for any shop that is a charity store? --MRPockets 20:00, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
Looks like shop=charity is now being included as an internal preset in JOSM: --Hjart (talk) 16:00, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
Would like to underline this tag is a very bad idea - on the one hand it is essentially shop=organic all over again, on the other hand the tag descriptions uses all these weasel words (Usually, May, Often) so the only verifiable criterion is that the shop is operated by a non-profit (which might practically be hard to verify).
Shops should be characterized by the products they sell, that is what the key page says as well. Adding charity=yes as a supplemental tag makes much more sense.
--Imagico (talk) 13:18, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
This is actually a very specific type of shop, which cannot be characterized by any other tag. --Hjart (talk) 13:26, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
Charity shops are extremely common in Denmark and I frequent several myself. They are usually also very reckognizable and usually cannot be characterized by any specific product group--Hjart (talk) 13:51, 11 March 2018 (UTC) is outside a charity shop. "Kirkens Korshær" is a charity and their shops are of course - "charity shops". Can't be mistaken for anything else. In Denmark they are all staffed by volunteers and only sells whatever is donated to them.--Hjart (talk) 14:51, 11 March 2018 (UTC)