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The content of this article was removed on purpose, as there is now an updated version of this post. It can be found here Best Practice: Find the right categoryOther posts in this series:Best Practice: Entering Opening hoursBest Practice: ALL CAPS / all lowercaseBest Practice: Correcting pin locationBest Practice: Choosing a more specific categoryBest Practice: Submit changes one by oneBest Practice: Find the right zoom levelBest Practice: Reporting duplicatesBest Practice: Adding places without house numberBest Practice: Correcting errors you accidentally madeBest Practice: Filtering 'Check the facts'
Best Practice: Create on mobile / Complete on desktop
Best Practice: Improve your reputation
Best Practice: The best order for suggesting edits
Best Practice: Get rid of legal names
Best Practice: Attempts to add bus stop or train stationDisclaimer: the practices described here as best practice are my personal interpretation, and I don't claim any level of official endorsement.
Excellent work. I really appreciate it.
Happy guiding. #LetsGuide
It's a good topic to discuss,as I had face same problem in past to categorise the places,
Your point is valid,but I wanted to add some more,
Hairdressers category was not in the maps but now a days it's available,even when it was not in maps ,I used to categorise it barber shop,
Money changers are fall in currency exchange category,as there is no money changers in default category
So we have to think a bit when we edit categories, because it's a most important part,
Thanks,I hope you get my point
Have a nice day
@AkmalB you are absolutely right: sometimes it is tricky to find the exact term. In a previous post, I have already suggested that the database behind the categories would be extended with a column that contains alternative terms. If that would then be made searchable, you would find the 'money' example you mention by typing 'exchange'.
By the way: your comment made me double check the example I had included (which was chosen randomly) and there was a problem with it indeed. 'Hairdresser' as category is not in the English list, it is 'Hair salon'. So I have adapted the post - thank you for the feedback!
Thank you so much @JanVanHaver
You made and write a great series of BEST PRACTICE,
I will go through one by one and I am sure I could learn a lot from your experience,
My pleasure @AkmalB, it is always nice to hear other people find good use for them.
Do not hesitate to share them in any way you want! #LetsGuide
Awesome post @JanVanHaver. Thanks for taking the time to craft this. I'm going to forward this one to my team :). Would you happen to have any images (just one will suffice) you'd want to link to this post?
Keep 'em coming!
Awesome @ArielleM_! As 'bank' is one of the categories I mentioned as listed on the default list, here's one I took a while in Temse, Belgium. Will that do?
You can feature any picture you like :). We're just trying to encourage our Local Guides to include images in posts. It simply makes the overall experience more cohesive and enjoyable as a content consumer. In this case, I would go with another photo, maybe something more relevant to your article and possibly higher quality. Still, attach this one to your post if you feel it suits best.
Thanks for your time!
@ArielleM_ I tested a few and then went for the one I now added to the post. As for photo quality: I'm a smartphone-only LG :-)