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Need help creating articleEdit
Hi Bruce, I noticed you put that the Notable People section in the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho article needs to have further verification. I think you're totally right, but I dont want to take the time to go through that list and define who should be included in it, and find citations for all of them, etc. Most city articles just dump the list onto a side article so random IPs dont feel tempted to tack on their favorite celebrities. But the thing is, as an unregistered IP, I can't create a page so I have been asking in the edit summaries on the CDA article and on the talk pages of registered editors like Jdubman to create the redlinked List of people from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho sub-article under the section header but havent had any takers yet.
If you could create that Notable People page and dump that list of people in there, that would be a great helping hand. And yes, I know I can register for free but I just dont want to. Thanks for helping us out with the page, Bruce! 2001:5B0:4FC0:68A8:50B4:5A3A:EA1F:ACE5 (talk) 07:25, 9 November 2020 (UTC)
- Most major city articles dump the list in a side article. This list seems short enough it doesn't warrant a separate article – and being dumped elsewhere doesn't eliminate the need for verification! Reywas92Talk 08:06, 9 November 2020 (UTC)
- For simplicity sake, I think Im just going to delete the list and make a clear edit summary and put some wiki notes in the main article about when it was deleted in case someone wants to retrieve the info to make that subarticle in the future. I didnt want to take out the list that people made over the years because I know that some find it interesting to look at what celebrity was born/lived/is living/has a house there and because someone would eventually just create it again on the main page, but I dont know what else to do with it. If it had its own article, it would be a stubby article for sure but it would get bigger eventually; the Hillsboro and Grand Forks, ND lists are small too but they have stand alone Notable People articles. I dont think the list can be kept as is, even if it was verified because of the MoS. We would have to make part of the list into prose like the Hillsboro, OR article (one of the few that has anything under a Notable People section) and write about a handful of celebs and then jettison the rest or do the easy thing and delete it entirely. I dont have anything against a Notable People list and I think it would be great if someone made a nice one, I just feel the list doesnt belong on the main page and Im not interested in the celebrities angle enough to do it and I feel its not relevant enough to the article to make it worth the effort anyway. Thanks for the thoughts2001:5B0:4FC0:68A8:747D:919:2430:38F8 (talk) 03:01, 10 November 2020 (UTC)