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The public transit system in this city is terrible. I'm changing this article.

Go for it!Majnoona 18:47, 22 April 2006 (EDT)

Understand section

The Understand section says, "Some of Baltimore's neighborhoods are Canton, Federal Hill, Fell's Point, Little Italy, and Mount Vernon." What makes these neighbourhoods so special? Kingjeff 21:47, 6 July 2006 (EDT)

If you're asking, "Why were those neighborhoods chosen for the Understand section", I can't say. That's not really the format we like for describing neighborhoods, especially if they're worth writing a district article about. If you think there are some other neighborhoods that the average traveller to Baltimore should know, or if you'd like to expand this article in any way, please plunge forward. --Evan 21:59, 6 July 2006 (EDT)

I think the question that should be answered in that section is what make them special. If that answer is added, then it might not be a bad section. But just listing neighborhoods isn't really a productive Understand section. Kingjeff 22:05, 6 July 2006 (EDT)

No, it's definitely not a star Understand section. Much better would be some history, an overview of the city, what makes Baltimore special, and about 10 jillion other things. It's definitely in need of improvement! --Evan 23:29, 6 July 2006 (EDT)

SoulOfAmerica links removed

I've removed the external links to soulofamerica.com from this page. We'd love to have more information about African-American heritage, sites, food and events in this article, but we have strict rules about external links. --Evan 15:56, 26 November 2006 (EST)

Baltimore Tourist Board

I see that the tourist board has been editing this web site to make it seem like Baltimore is a safe place for tourists. I have seen too many cases where people in the downtown area were robbed at gun point. Some were hurt. Also, the police are horrible and have arrested tourists for asking directions. They were taken to Central Booking and subjected to body cavity searches and other forms of inhumane treatment. That is a fact! I think any one has got to be a god dammed fool to visit Mob Town.

Those are some serious allegations, can you back them up with information or news articles? -- Sapphire(Talk) • 16:18, 23 April 2007 (EDT)
Speaking as a native Marylander, muggings do happen in the nice areas of Baltimore, but almost always late at night, as in other cities. I've certainly never heard of police arresting tourists for asking directions! ;) --Peterfitzgerald Talk 17:31, 23 April 2007 (EDT)

I most certainly can back those claims up. The mere fact that you have to ask shows you know nothing about Baltimore and aren't fit to edit this page. see - Chantilly couple to file complaint against police after arrest, robbery http://www.examiner.com/a-109257~Chantilly_couple_to_file_complaint_against_police_after_arrest__robbery.html - Mob Town Lawyer.

Everyone is fit to edit any page. Second, an individual claim does not constitute evidence of a general trend. Got statistics? -- Colin 14:40, 24 April 2007 (EDT)

Copyvio?

The description of the Radisson appears identical to here. (The misspelling of Hippodrome tipped me off.) Any reason to believe this isn't a copyvio on the part of an earlier editor? --Jonboy 07:16, 10 May 2007 (EDT)

Thus deleted. Someone should probably check other hotel descriptions. --Jonboy 10:25, 6 February 2008 (EST)

Undone edit

This did some worthwhile cleaning and adding, but also nuked great big slabs of the article, so I've reverted. Somebody who knows their Baltimore might want to through and cherry-pick the usable bits. Jpatokal 12:17, 14 April 2008 (EDT)

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