Talk:Easthampton, Massachusetts

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Removed the following non-notable businesses from the "points of interest" section:

Wikipedia is not a travel guide - see What Wikipedia is not. More should also be removed... I leave that to another day or to someone else. --AbsolutDan (T a lk) 22:03, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Possibly you should read the section you're citing more carefully: "An article on Paris should mention landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, but not the telephone number or street address of your favorite hotel or the price of a café au lait on the Champs-Élysées." I agree that information on how much the specials cost at Apollo Grill or the street address of Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters would be non-notable. The very existence of the businesses are, however, a different thing. Ravenswing 07:50, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
The jist of that section is that important landmarks should be mentioned, not such things as non-notable pizza restaurants and coffee shops. Pizza Wings and Things and Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters may be busy and successful businesses, but they're not by any stretch of the imagination a landmark or otherwise important point of interest - except perhaps in a travel guide. I lived in E'ton for ~20 years - the businesses I removed are simply not points of interest. I originally left Nini's and the Silver Spoon because they have been there for quite some time and perhaps could be considered historical or a landmark. --AbsolutDan (T a lk) 13:46, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
As this discussion seems to have been abandoned, I am reverting the article back to my recent changes. If this is a problem for anyone, please discuss it here first before reverting any further. --AbsolutDan (talk) 23:44, 30 March 2006 (UTC)