Tag aliases: shoe_dangle -> footwear_dangle; and more

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Tag aliases:


All or most of these tags seem to represent ANY type of footwear, not only what we tag shoes.

Similarly-named tags, for comparison:


remove implication holding_shoe -> holding
create alias holding_shoe -> holding_footwear
create implication holding_footwear -> holding
create alias no_shoes -> no_footwear
create alias shoe_dangle -> footwear_dangle
remove alias shoes_off -> shoes_removed
create alias shoes_off -> footwear_removed
create alias footwear_off -> footwear_removed
create alias shoes_removed -> footwear_removed
create alias shoe_ribbon -> footwear_ribbon
create alias winged_shoes -> winged_footwear

Updated by Hillside Moose

S1eth said:
"remove alias shoes_off -> footwear_removed"
should be "-> shoes_removed"

I'm not sure if I like this "correctness over usability" approach.

Thanks for your correction. (Now I edited my message, to make it accurate.)

A coherent system of *footwear* tags would improve both our correctness and our usability.

Is there a particular difference between shoe_ribbon and ankle_lace-up tags?

Forcing everything to the term footwear seems rather nitpicky, since a general usage of the term shoe, as opposed to our tagging usage of shoes, more or less covers everything that would fall under these tags. Slippers and sandals are all classified as types of shoes (according to merriam-webster and oxford dictionaries) and wikipedia in addition also classifies boots as a type shoe. Something like shoe_dangle likely couldn't be performed on any object that didn't fit the more general sense of the word shoe. So switching from shoe to footwear seems more like which people prefer over actual correctness.

A common understanding of "no shoes" is any footwear, but usually shoe or shoe-like footwear. Given the broad meaning of the label shoe, what wouldn't be a shoe would probably end up like things like foot wraps. Items like foot wraps or other non-shoe-like footwear probably do not use socks or other feet coverings, so actually using the word "shoe" makes senses given what the tag is for, since the tag is about foot coverings that would be used in conjunction with shoe/shoe-like footwear. Other types of footwear would likely result in the person being barefoot if there was "no footwear."