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How would I tag a Video Game store like Gamestop, or Game Exchange that sell used or new video games primarily. They aren't shop = computer or video. Should I just make a new tag shop=video_game ? These shops are not uncommon. Please feel free to comment or respond. Thank You.

asked 25 Feb '13, 06:28

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edited 25 Feb '13, 07:05

There are already 109 objects tagged as shop=video_games (note the s at the end) in the database. Although the wiki doesn't have a description for this tag yet you can use it nevertheless.

If you can't find a tag for a specific object in the wiki or your editor's presets you can always search on taginfo to see which tags were used by other users.

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answered 25 Feb '13, 07:11

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How does tagging work in general? Is it just for post to be shown when they are searching for a particular query? For example to tag on video game singapore, I would have to use tags like #video_game?

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answered 23 Aug '19, 05:23

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edited 23 Aug '19, 17:50

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Tags in OSM aren't hashtags like on Twitter – you can learn more about the background here. However, if you're curious about how OSM works, I'd recommend a "learning by doing" approach and running the tutorial that's available on the edit tab.

(23 Aug '19, 17:52) Tordanik

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