Talk:List of cities and unincorporated communities in Oregon

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Note to future editors[edit]

As with all of Wikipedia, this article is freely open to editing. In particular, as the "incomplete list" tag at the top of the article indicates, referenced additions of unincorporated communities are welcome. But please note that including a reference for your additions is particularly important in this list. Because communities listed without a specific individual citation are assumed to be supported by the ODOT official map (see the Notes and references section), the absence of a citation may incorrectly suggest that you are including that community because it's on the map.

If you are including a community but don't have a specific reference, please use the {{fact}} template.

See also:

Thank you and happy editing!

-Ipoellet 18:31, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Is this still necessary? Because there are dozens of places listed in GNIS as populated places and sometimes as "locales" that are not on ODOT's map. Unfortunately (because it will be tedious to go back and fix), I've added many of these to the list without citations, but I can assure you that they are all "places" per GNIS and that they are fully sourced within the articles themselves. I guess I'm curious what the point is of the ODOT rule. Is it to keep out fake and joke entries or ??? Would it work better to add a hidden disclaimer similar to the one the project has about notable people that says you can't add a link to an article to this list unless there is a citation in the article itself, or if it is a redlink, then it needs a citation? I don't know if this is necessary because I for one try to keep an eye on suspicious edits. I consider anything that is listed in both OGN and GNIS legit, and it seems unnecessary to clutter the list with citations if the articles themselves are cited. Valfontis (talk) 02:08, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
In Ipoellet's absence, I'm going to change the rule to "if the individual article is cited, it doesn't need to be cited in this list". Let's keep citation to redlink additions of dubious veracity, as there are plenty of places with funny-sounding names that might seem like hoaxes. If this is a bad idea, let me know. Valfontis (talk) 23:32, 6 February 2012 (UTC)