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Did someone get half way through splitting this article up into districts? There are a bunch of created district articles with no info in. I think the article is getting a bit long and could do with splitting up a bit. There is a list of 17 districts buried in the article but not visible yet, but do we really need them all? I think three or four different districts might be a better proposition...

map of 17 proposed districts

The 17 suggested districts are:

-- Tim (writeme!) 13:16, 21 May 2007 (EDT)

These are administrative districts, and the list is not up to date since some districts have been merged. Many of them are of little interest for tourists. /Blist 20:53, 24 May 2007 (EDT)
Administrative districts aren't of much use to tourists, so travel-related districts would be preferred. (Wikitravel:The traveller comes first). Can you help devise a set of districts (maybe half a dozen) that make sense? - Todd VerBeek 21:31, 24 May 2007 (EDT)
I've tried to restructure the district section into four major zones relevant to visitors and resembling most Stockholmers "mental map" of the city, leaving administrative borough and municipality borders aside. While these four districts could be used for splitting up the article, I personally don't think the pros outweigh the cons. The Stockholm city center is small. All the three inner-city districts borders the others,and it's not very convenient to have attractions a few minutes apart in different articles. It would hurt overview and make extensive cross-referencing necessary. Modern browsers can handle long articles. Splitting articles should be reserved for "huge cities" like New York, and Stockholm simply isn't one of them. Alarm 16:14, 9 December 2007 (EST)
So, any objection to all the district names being un-wiki-linked, so that unwanted articles are less likely to be created (eg Södermalm)? ~ 07:24, 26 January 2008 (EST)
Also, what to do about Stockholm/Norrmalm? ~ 07:33, 26 January 2008 (EST)
No, no objections. The best way to go is probably to unlink district names and turn existing district articles (all rudimentary) into redirects to Stockholm. Alarm 18:04, 28 January 2008 (EST)

Stockholm was slushed as DoTM, due to the article not being districified per Slush Pile/Stockholm - --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 14:01, 25 May 2009 (EDT)

The Stockholm School of Economics?

When looking at the See section, the Stockholm School of Economics feels like a somewhat odd inclusion. All the other listings have a more or less obvious tourist appeal. While it might be interesting to include some places where tourists wouldn't normally go, this place isn't the first on my list of potential listings in that category. I'm going to be bold and cut it from the article for now. If someone wants to include it, I'd be grateful for suggestions on what to call the subheader it should be placed under.

The full text of the listing is below. /Alarm 16:00, 20 January 2008 (EST)

  • The Stockholm School of Economics. A time honored institution that has seen some of the most famous people in Sweden come and go in its halls. The school is located in an imposing building on Sveavägen close to the Public Library. Hang around for a while and see the future rulers of the country frolick in their sunday bests. The cafe located downstairs has got some excellent coffee as well.

Do: WalkingTours

It seems to me the description of the "Ice Age to IKEA" walking tour is rather lacking. The tour is described simply as a "performance tour." First, this is unclear. I imagined for a moment people in a tour group walking fast and swinging their arms. Besides this being a fairly ludicrous (albeit humorous) image, I remembered I had read about this tour, and had gathered that it is led by tour guides in Viking costumes, is perhaps generally Viking-themed, and is intended to be "comedic," as stated on the company's website. It seems to me the writer could have given a more detailed description while remaining objective. I plan to visit Stockholm in the near future, so if no one has elaborated on that section by the time I get back, I plan to add more detail to that part. I don't feel good editing that section at this time, not having personally experienced the tour.

OK, I've been to Stockholm now, and my husband and I failed to take the tour. We ate lunch at a cafe on Stortorget with the intention of grabbing the tour after lunch. As we were settling our bill, I noticed that a young woman who appeared to be dressed in street clothes was standing near the Gallivant Productions Viking tour sign, which was in front of the Nobel Museum. I figured she was another tourist waiting for the tour guide to turn up. My husband went to use the restaurant's restroom before we walked over there to wait. At about 2 minutes till time for the Viking tour to start, the young woman near the sign walked away across the square. I then saw a cheap-looking brown cloak flow out behind her as she walked, and realized this must have been the Gallivant Productions "Viking" tour guide. Therefore we missed the tour. I must say that based on what we saw on their website and their blog, my husband and I were expecting the guide to be wearing a bit more costuming than a brown cloak of a quality that one might find at a cheap costume shop. At least a horned helmet would have made the tour guide more recognizable as such. Based on the lack of costuming effort on the guide's part, and the fact that she left a couple of minutes early, we concluded that the company, or at the very least that particular guide, was not trying very hard at this point in time. Granted, since no one else appeared to be waiting for the tour, she might have ended up deciding it wasn't worthwhile to do the tour for just two people even if my husband had managed to catch her before she left, but we were definitely underwhelmed by the apparent lack of effort we saw. Maybe someone else will have better luck with it.

Plunge forward! Jpatokal 01:57, 16 July 2009 (EDT)