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Wikitravel:Votes for deletion/October 2009

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Archive for Wikitravel:Votes for deletion acted on in October 2009. If you can't find the chronicle that interests you here, try Wikitravel:Votes for deletion/September 2009 or Wikitravel:Votes for deletion/November 2009 for things that may have happened earlier or later, respectively.


Please see the discussion which began above under #Chinatown.

  • Delete - Ridiculous. Embarrassing. Texugo 23:43, 27 July 2009 (EDT)
  • Delete - Indeed --inas 23:50, 27 July 2009 (EDT)
  • Delete - I think I already layed out my reasons in the Chinatown discussion. ChubbyWimbus 00:04, 28 July 2009 (EDT)
  • Delete, as above. Gorilla Jones 00:50, 28 July 2009 (EDT)
  • Delete, for the sole reason that it looks silly. --Peter Talk 00:59, 28 July 2009 (EDT)
  • Delete - Nonsense. --Jtesla16 07:01, 28 July 2009 (EDT)
  • Delete - no wait, I'm gonna ad every single conceivable major city we have on wikitravel, and a few extra to the list... --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 07:43, 28 July 2009 (EDT)
  • Keep. If our articles were titled Downtown (Pittsburgh) instead of Pittsburgh/Downtown, would the need for this page be clearer? LtPowers 13:39, 28 July 2009 (EDT)
I think the issue is that "downtown" is part of most cities, and the destination is still Pittsburgh. It's not the same as a redirecting the Taj Mahal to Agra. "Downtown" is quite an abstract sort of destination; typically just the biggest concentration of shops, theaters, bars, etc. in a city/town. If someone is planning a trip to Pittsburgh, I imagine it would lead them to search for Pittsburgh. I just can't fathom that a traveller would simply want to go "downtown" without already knowing the city they will be in or travel to. If you wanted to go "downtown", would you really look over this list and say to yourself: Pittsburgh, Cairo, or Bangkok? It's just too farfetched to imagine that someone would say "I'm going downtown." and then hop on a plane to Cairo. I am curious to know what situation you think someone could use this for? ChubbyWimbus 16:07, 28 July 2009 (EDT)
I just don't like to assume something has no use, when it's doing little harm and fits our guidelines. LtPowers 17:11, 28 July 2009 (EDT)
The district "Downtown" makes no sense without the Pittsburgh. Downtown is a generic name for a city centre, and we should not be attempting to disambiguate it to a geography. Downtown, City, Town, CBD, are all generic names for the central area of cities, and they make no sense without the location qualifier. --inas 19:09, 28 July 2009 (EDT)
  • Delete. No value. - Dguillaime 14:22, 28 July 2009 (EDT)
  • Delete. Heh, I added to the list way back when. Hoo, that's embarasing... I see no point in it, especially with more and more cities getting divided up into districts. PerryPlanet Talk 16:55, 28 July 2009 (EDT)
  • Keep. Really, I don't see what the big deal is. It's just a disambiguation page, though not complete I don't think it should just be outright eliminated.
  • Delete. This is clearly too broad a term to merit its own article, and it serves no use to the traveler. ChubbyWimbus states the case quite well above. -- Ryan • (talk) • 15:10, 30 July 2009 (EDT)
  • Delete. Too broad -- most every place has a downtown. -- Colin 17:17, 30 July 2009 (EDT)
  • Delete. Pashley 08:31, 24 August 2009 (EDT)

Outcome: Deleted. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 21:57, 9 October 2009 (EDT)

Edakkal caves

An attraction, not an article.

  • Merge with the pre-existing listing on the Wayanad page. Texugo 09:31, 23 September 2009 (EDT)
  • Merge and redirect A redirect may discourage people from recreating the article, but no strong feelings on this. Pbsouthwood 15:22, 9 October 2009 (EDT)

Outcome: Redirected to Wayanad. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 09:49, 13 October 2009 (EDT)