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Talk:Gorodovikovsky district

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Gorodovikovsky district[edit]

  • Delete - too small, contains only one town. I don't think Kalmykia needs any subregions since it only has one city and a few towns that anyone might actually visit. --Peterfitzgerald Talk 23:00, 21 April 2007 (EDT)
  • Redirect to Kalmykia WindHorse 23:08, 21 April 2007 (EDT)
  • Redirect. If it's a real place, but is covered in another article, a redirect is the best solution. - Todd VerBeek 08:16, 23 April 2007 (EDT)
    • Still delete. This is a real place, but so obscure and small a place that no one would conceivably search for it. I believe that this district and the following are good examples of very minor politically bounded regions of no use to the traveler; if I understand the discussion at Wikitravel_talk:Votes for deletion#deleting vs redirecting, I think they are just clutter. Moreover, I think it wise to discourage the creation of tiny Russian district pages (akin to US counties, but usually less populated) below the current hierarchical schematic — at least until there is much more content to spread about. --Peterfitzgerald Talk 00:48, 26 April 2007 (EDT)
    • Err, saying a place is "of no use to the traveler" is saying a lot. There are different kinds of travellers including UN administrators and other NGO types, plus writers, academics, etc, who may have reasons to go somewhere that we can't even imagine. I think if there's a place to stay, then it's a destination. Otherwise it gets a subsection of the closest place to stay... Maj 11:37, 3 May 2007 (EDT)
  • The real question is, is there somebody now who is going to contribute this content. While Kalmykia is as big as half the states in the United States, and larger than most countries in Europe, it doesn't do any good to have stubs sitting around for years with nobody working on them. When somebody comes along who wants to turn this into an article, that's the time to make it an article. HLM 03:33, 30 April 2007 (EDT)
    • I disagree: stubs are invitations to contribute that may get someone, who wouldn't start a new article, involved. It's not like we're going to run out of space ;-) and they are marked as outlines. Maj 11:37, 3 May 2007 (EDT)
    • Actually, we had a resident of Kalmykia (I believe) doing some great work on the Kalmykia articles, but he/she unsurprisingly did not add anything to these district pages. I have yet to get to the region, but have studied it a great deal and would really like to see a great guide on wikitravel for it. But I still think these districts should go—there is only one small town in each that anyone would conceivably visit, which can easily be covered by the main Kalmykia article and by individual articles for the towns of note. If we were writing an encyclopedia, I would certainly support Kalmyk district articles, but I think they are unhelpful for the traveller. --Peterfitzgerald Talk 09:35, 30 April 2007 (EDT)
  • Redirect to Kalmykia. No harm in it, although I doubt if many people will get to the main article via this one. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 09:40, 9 May 2007 (EDT)

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