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I think something needs to be done for the school info, it's like the entire article is being consumed by them. Just not sure what should be done, anybody have any ideas? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 03:03, 11 April 2007 (UTC).
- It's true, the education section was getting out of hand, compared to the rest of the article. I made stubs for all the schools (the ones that didn't already exist), and wikilinked the lot. There, that looks better. :) --Ebyabe 15:51, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
Lakeland, Florida now under construction...
Over the next couple of days, I'll be redoing this article to bring it up to standards. There may be some changes you may (or may not) like. Feel free to comment and give feedback. I've already reworked the Bartow article so if you want to know where I'm headed, that would give you a good idea. Some other things:
- I have moved the "Notable Lakelanders" section to a new article List of people from Lakeland, Florida. I did the same thing for Bartow. In a few days, I will be sourcing the material in those articles.
- I will be removing the section "neighborhoods" because IMO that isn't encyclopedic at least not for Lakeland- too many small neighborhoods. There will be a new section which will mention historic neighborhoods, but that's later.
- I plan to use as many of the current images as I can and adding more (historicsl ones I can find in the public domain).
I have removed the statement about "inland city" from the lede because it's ambiguous at best, and certainly not supported by the population table from the census bureau site. What constitutes an "inland city"? Hialeah, Orlando, Tallahassee, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, Gainesville, Miramar, and Miami Gardens are all non-coastal cities which are more populous than Lakeland, which would mean that Lakeland is the ninth most populous non-coastal city. Bumping it up to second (as the original edit had done) or even fourth (as a subsequent edit had done) delves into the realm of original research, as neither is spelled out by a reliable source. Tallahassee (and Leon County) are not coastal locations, but the Tallahassee Metropolitan Statistical Area includes coastal Wakulla County. Does that disqualify it? Hialeah, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, Miramar, and Miami Gardens are located in oceanside counties (Broward County and Miami-Dade County), but they don't have coastlines. Does their location in a coastal county exclude them? Instead of trying to justify Lakeland's position in a subjective list, simply note the facts. Horologium (talk) 00:39, 18 September 2010 (UTC)