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Untitled[edit]

See Talk:Cambridge, Massachusetts/Archive 1 for info on map requests.

Sorry for no summary[edit]

Sorry for not including a summary, I simply removed Kraców because below it was listed as inactive, so a double mention was confusing. Same with the relation with British Cambridge, to avoid an unecesary double mention. Thank you 69.126.10.106 (talk) 00:54, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Cambridge Police Dept. photo up for deletion.[edit]

I obtained a photo of the Cambridge Police Department from an old press release document outlining the city's intent to purchase the building (I believe it was.)

I wrote to the City Manager's office and was approved for the fore-mentioned image to be included on *that page* of Wikipedia (Non-commercial use). It is currently up for deletion. I know I only went through all the trouble of calling and emailing the city because I had great difficulty in getting that 5 story building into a single photo. I tried on three occasions. Does anyone in that area want to try and see if they have better luck than myself in taking a good photo? One that's as good as the current one up for deletion. Me personally, I can't see why a commercial entity would need a free use image of the Cambridge Police dept. building. CaribDigita (talk) 18:20, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Notable people section[edit]

Hello. I added a Notable people section to this article so I could list Charles K. Williams. I was surprised this section was not already in this article and hope I have not overlooked it. If I have inadvertently added the section as a duplicate please correct. Thank you--BuzyBody (talk) 02:21, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

Bad idea. Such a section has, I believe, been considered before. Its omission can be regarded as deliberate. So many notables have lived and/or studied in Cambridge at one time or another, or still do, that the section would soon grow to dwarf the rest of the article, and still be grossly incomplete. Instituting it is asking for trouble. Please understand if I revert your addition. If you feel strongly about having such a section, this page is the place to discuss the proposal further and seek consensus; register me as opposed. Thank you. Hertz1888 (talk) 03:26, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
Creating a notable people section doesn't mean you MUST flood it with people, instead you put all those people in a new article called List of people from Cambridge, Massachusetts, similar to numerous other cities do. I created the section, added a link to the notable Harvard people and added some instructions. See List of people from Chicago, List of people from New York City, List of people from Los Angeles, List of people from Wichita, Kansas. See Wikipedia USCITY for city guidelines. • SbmeirowTalk • 23:02, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
The NEW article is likely to be unwieldy and hard to police. I have seen lists from other communities, through which far fewer celebrated people have passed, plagued by frequent unsourced entries and outright vandalism. If you are volunteering to create, monitor and maintain such an article, that's one thing; otherwise you may be inflicting a nuisance on others. Hertz1888 (talk) 23:36, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Whether it is hard to police or not hasn't stopped mountains of other notable list articles for cities and colleges. No matter the article subject, we can't stop vandalism / vainness / stupid edits, nor should any of these things be a reason to not create an article. I already watch many thousands of articles, so adding another article is trivial to me. • SbmeirowTalk • 15:50, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Contradiction in Sister cities[edit]

The section states Haidian District of Beijing is active at first, then claims it is not. Which one is it, after all? GotR Talk 19:42, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Neighborhood Distinctions[edit]

I edited the Port/Area IV article recently to include some more background and context on the history of the neighborhood's name and current usage. I'm looking over the current neighborhoods section and have some questions. In short the "the Coast" and "Mid-Block" are used to define the Cambridgeport/Riverside and Wellington/Harrington areas - but it's generally only done by natives of Cambridge and neighborhood residents. The issues stems from the official planning districts (Areas 1 - 13), which were never intended to "name" or define neighborhoods. Places like Riverside and W/H are not "fake" names, but they aren't widely used either outside of discussions of the planning districts. Recent arrivals to Cambridge generally use them to a greater extent as the CDD districts are most likely the first glimpse of Cambridge "neighborhoods" that people see, hence the double names of many areas. I don't want "the Coast" of "Mid-Block" deleted, because they're both in common usage, but at the same time finding an official source for the "Mid-Block" in particular is difficult. I've always known the neighborhood as that, but I'm not an official source. I noticed there's a "citation needed" prompt, which brought about this post. I may add a bit to the Squares and Neighborhoods section in the near future, but just wanted to a) give fair warning and b) leave my name if anyone has any objections. — Preceding unsigned comment added by CantabTT (talkcontribs) 12:30, 18 March 2015 (UTC)