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Page move[edit]

Any objections to creating a new Category:Dallas/Fort_Worth_Metroplex Category:Dallas/Fort_Worth_Metroplex ? There is much more to tie into the (DFW Metroplex) weide 18:15, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC)

The above-mentioned category has been nominated for renaming. -- Beland 03:42, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)

"/" is forbidden in titles, therefore the page is renamed. Mikkalai 00:31, 3 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Principal Cities ??[edit]

sorry, i know i am not registered, but having had been a DFW resident for 14 years I can say that the list should be either combined or seprated along different lines. There is no compelling reason that Mesquite, Garland, and Grand Prairie should be any less important than Richardson and McKinney, etc...


Garland not a principal city?[edit]

Just what makes a city in a metropolitan area a principal city anyway?


Someone please define Principal City so that this article can avoid POV.--Filthy swine 07:56, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

The Term Principle City is used in this article, althoug it has been taken out of use by the template.

See: Template_talk:Dallas/Fort_Worth_Metroplex

principal city status[edit]

Garland kinda sucks. Granted Carrollton shouldn't be in there. Also, the only reason why McKinney is in there is because of its historical importance as county seat of Collin (being geographically in the middle of the county and was once the largest city), now, of course Plano is. ProdigySportsman

  • For now. Growth projections have Frisco overtaking Plano, and then McKinney overtaking Frisco to become the largest city in Collin County. Plano is landlocked and is pretty much built out. Frisco is also landlocked to the north, but still has a lot of room to grow. Chfowler 02:36, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Richardson is a principal city?[edit]

Garland isn't a principal city, but Richardson is? What gives Richardson or Arlington this kind of designation?


They are big.

kthxbai 71.252.251.40 (talk) 22:04, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

city status questions and term "metroplex"[edit]

would denton be included? it's a county seat in 940.

seems to me ( i read it somewhere at some point though my memory may be failing me) that the term "metroplex" was suggested by an ad agency? and the cities of dallas and ft. worth adopted the moniker in a certain year (i can't recall) to describe d/fw and it's surrounding municipalities. i thought the term was chosen (or invented?) because it would be a singular identifier for d/fw instead of the term "metropolitan area" that every other city uses. if anyone has access to that info please post it here.

I thought that metroplex alone was only used by d/fw in the u.s. -- but if you look at the wiki metroplex page there some very broad ideas (see distance in miles and proximity) of what a metroplex is. Chicago to Pittsburg? Philly to Boston? That can't be right. here is a listed definition of metroplex from wordiq http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Metroplex

Infoboxes[edit]

All US Government designated counties of the DFW Metroplex, including North Central Texas Council of Governments, now have Infoboxes. I'm working on getting Infoboxes for all cities in this article listing. -therearenospoons 06:02, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

The elevation conversion from meters to feet are incorrect. example, the 417 M figure stated approx 3268 ft, when the calculation works to 1368 ft. I am new to this, and could not find a way to correct it on the main page.

Henderson county?[edit]

Who designated Henderson county as part of the DFW Metroplex? I think that's bizarre. Why not use the county list employed by the NCTCOG? Nova SS 03:55, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

I agree. Henderson County is still colored on the graphic. This seems highly odd. Also, Delta County is not colored but is listed.

I'm new at this, and hope this was ok. I used Photoshop and removed the Red from Henderson County and filled in Delta County.

Central places as defined by the US Census Bureau[edit]

See Principal Cities of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas for the December 2005 list of Principal cities for each CBSA. The definition of a principal city is:

(a) the largest incorporated place with a Census 2000 population of at least 10,000 in the CBSA or, if no incorporated place of at least 10,000 population is present in the CBSA, the largest incorporated place or census designated place in the CBSA; and
(b) any additional incorporated place or census designated place with a Census 2000 population of at least 250,000 or in which 100,000 or more persons work; and
(c) any additional incorporated place or census designated place with a Census 2000 population of at least 50,000, but less than 250,000, and in which the number of jobs meets or exceeds the number of employed residents; and
(d) any additional incorporated place or census designated place with a Census 2000 population of at least 10,000, but less than 50,000, and one-third the population size of the largest place, and in which the number of jobs meets or exceeds the number of employed residents.
==Principal Cities==I deleted Carrollton, Richardson, Denton, and McKinney from the principal cities section because they are not principal cities as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. These are important towns in the Metroplex, but many people would argue that Mesquite and Garland (more than 2 times the population of Richardson) are as important or more important. Luckily, we have a definition for "principal city". We should use it. Thanks. Ufwuct 17:59, 15 September 2006 (UTC) My mistake. Ufwuct 18:04, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Reverts regarding McKinney > 100,000 people[edit]

I reverted the edits by 147.26.198.222 because it does not appear the McKinney yet has 100,000 people according to the Census Bureau. The July 2005 population estimate is 96,581. McKinney probably will have > 100,000 when the July 2006 estimates are released in late June 2007, but let's wait until then to add. Ufwuct 17:47, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Grayson County[edit]

I added Grayson county to the list of counties a few days ago (and cited appropriate references), but did not update the image. If someone could do that (and then reply to this, noting the change), that would be great because I will not have access to the proper tools to change the image for a while. Thanks! -- RedPoptarts 05:34, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

You might be confusing the CSA with the MSA. The CSA has 18 counties of which Grayson is a part. The MSA, which is what this article is about, has only 12 counties. I'll let others be the judge. --Polaron | Talk 13:46, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
It appears that you are correct. Thank you for pointing that out. I was unaware of the difference between the two terms. I will take care of the changes. Perhaps someone can mention the DFW Combined statistical area

in the article? ...or maybe it belongs in its own article... or maybe it's not important enough. -- RedPoptarts 04:25, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

removed recently-added Youth Activities in Dallas / Ft. Worth[edit]

If we have this section at all, it should only mention particularly notable or unique activities, such as the Texas Girls Choir. Ideally such organizations would be notable enough to have their own Wikipedia entry. Youth organizations like the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts that are national or regional do not belong on this page. Neither do their local chapters. I went ahead and deleted the section and its only entry, a local Boy Scout troop and Cub Scout pack. LoneStarDavid 02:10, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

Removed Gamma World Cities reference[edit]

Dallas already talks about it. Removed text: Dallas is also one of 11 U.S. global cities, being ranked a "Gamma World City" by the [[Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network]].<ref>[http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/citylist.html GaWC Inventory of World Cities]</ref>

Actually, this was something I'd been wanting to change, but there have been objections. You may want to wait for consensus before keeping that edit.--Loodog 17:47, 26 May 2007 (UTC)
I missed this discussion, can you point me to it? Thanks. LoneStarDavid 21:54, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
My fault, it wasn't actually a formal discussion, I made the change [1] citing a discussion we had on Houston, and Postoak reverted it, saying that the discussion on Houston had no relevance here. Since I've been accused of trolling the last time I tried to do something like this to the Houston page, I didn't press the issue. I learned don't mess with Texas's pages.--Loodog 22:18, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Transportation in Dallas external links[edit]

I'm removing the links to taxi and limousine services, as there are many such companies operating in the Metroplex, not just these two. There isn't anything especially noteworthy about them to warrant inclusion, and Wikipedia is not meant to be an advertizing portal. I added links to other regional transit sites (Fort Worth, TRE, Denton County) to the list. Chfowler 02:58, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Fastest growing metro area in US[edit]

According to the US Census, Atlanta is the fastest growing. [2]. Postoak (talk) 05:48, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

By percent, maybe? Because I know the Metroplex gained ~1 million people in a 7 year span, which is like OMG a lot lol.

Btw you wrote on 4/20 :D 71.252.251.40 (talk) 22:06, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Suburban Sprawl[edit]

How come there is absolutely no reference to suburban sprawl or any of its effects on the Metroplex. This concerns me a WHOLE lot since you know... they are heading towards disaster. The US has some sort of illusion that it has all this money when in the reality couldn't be any more different. Right now it is as if we are in flying but it is just an illusion, we are actually in free fall.ThisguyYEAH (talk) 00:44, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Help with column format?[edit]

I tried to reset the columns at Places_with_10.2C000_to_99.2C999_inhabitants to clear the nightime astronaut photo, but don't know how to do this. Help? TIA, Pete Tillman (talk) 19:12, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Images[edit]

Please update the Areial Image of DFW Airport. The image showing is years old, it doesnt even show International Terminal D or the new Skylink Train System. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.183.215.129 (talk) 15:32, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Sure, I'll get right on that. While I prep my plane, could you give TSA the heads-up? Tell them it's for Wikipedia. --BDD (talk) 21:51, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Proposed move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was no consensus. --BDD (talk) 21:50, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

– Sources consistantly capitalize the word " Metroplex" [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]. No reason was cited in support of the move when this was moved in March 2010. Relisted. BDD (talk) 17:19, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 08:37, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.