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Talk:Center (Texas)

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Is Center a thrilling place with lots to do and see?[edit]

Wikitravel:Be fair suggests that Wikitravel should make every attempt to be fair in articles.

It specifically says: "Being "fair" does not necessarily mean being "nice". We have a mission to make (among other things) a reliable and complete travel guide, and a travel guide that doesn't give qualitative information about the things it describes isn't reliable or complete."

"We need to call a spade a spade; if a restaurant is crowded, loud, and overpriced, we need to say so. If a hotel has bugs, smells like urine, or is dangerously badly built, we need to say so. If a tourism site is ugly, annoying, or not worth the effort, we need to say so."

"If another Wikitraveller disagrees, the description should be edited until both sides agree that the description is fair."

I suspect that this article was created on 26 November 2012 solely as a vehicle to carry a plug for the Hampton Inn & Suites Center, 141 Express Boulevard by User:Russell Bohannon who created some other stubs to plug Hampton Inn properties during the same general period.

Unfortunately (but predictably - given the size and visitor insignificance of this small town) the article contents have not developed much in the eighteen odd months since then.

Recently there has been a flurry of activity, though:

Bplvr13 made an edit changing the first paragraph from "Center is a typically boring small Texan town in Piney Woods" to "Center is a typical small Texan town in Piney Woods" at 22:25, 7 April 2014 marking the edit as minor and with no other edit summary.

I then restored the "boring" description a few hours later at 01:10, 8 April 2014 (using an edit summary of "Tone: if you disagree, then the best way to demonstrate how entertaining and interesting Centre is would be to provide some listings for what to "Do" and "See" there...).

Now, just 20 minutes later, my edit has been reverted with an edit summary of "Undo revision 2190426 by Ttcf (talk) Ttcf, do you have nothing fucking better to do, assface?"

Unfortunately that pithy edit summary doesn't really get us very much further forward, so I would like to invite the editor (or editors) concerned to argue the case here in detail that the original description was not fair...

Local business owners and/or local advocates may want to whitewash or sanitize an article present their town in the best possible light. There is nothing wrong with wanting to show off the highlights and that is exactly what I would encourage them to do with this article. However, if there is a conflict between the perspective of travellers and the perspective of a business owner or local advocate the traveller comes first. --Ttcf (talk) 22:55, 7 April 2014 (EDT)