Talk:North Carolina

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Former good article North Carolina was one of the Geography and places good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Date Process Result
December 19, 2006 Good article nominee Listed
July 15, 2009 Good article reassessment Delisted
Current status: Delisted good article
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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for North Carolina:
  • Add references, citations where needed. FA 1c
  • Reduce bullets if possible - Write contents into a paragraph when we can - Triva
  • Break up Politics paragraph into multiple paragraphs. Consider consolidating it to most important facts.
  • An experienced biologist could drastically improve the quality of Wildlife of North Carolina sub-article
  • Create sub-article/list of films shot/based in NC.
  • remove the sentence at the start of the page that says "I know all about this because I am doing a report about this."

Asheville is in the Piedmont?[edit]

I noticed that in the climate section, where it mentions snowfall totals, someone has deleted Raleigh, which is clearly in the Piedmont, and added the annual snowfall total for Asheville, which is clearly in the state's mountain region. Just thought someone might want to restore Raleigh and remove Asheville.


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Banking Collapse?[edit]

IMO, the section on North Carolina's economy needs to be updated to reflect the recent takeover of Wachovia and the troubles of Bank of America. The section on North Carolina's "Finance, Technology, and Research" reads like a chamber-of-commerce advertisement for the city of Charlotte, and doesn't reflect the recent economic downturn in the city due to the buyout of Wachovia and Bank of America's severe problems. Just a thought.

Politics and Government[edit]

At the end of this section are two sentences that are clearly biased and should be removed: -Unverifiable source cited/broken link: "Unemployment benefits were reduced with the state opting out of the federal unemployment compensation scheme.[67]" -Biased point of view, this links to an editorial page, and is also false information: "Funding for education and social services was reduced.[68]" (talk) 03:04, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Further reading[edit]

Carrite - we seem to have a difference of opinion on "readability". I specifically formatted the Further reading section into two columns to improve readability, and you've reverted the change, citing the same reason. Two points to consider:

  • The two-column version takes up less room on the page vertically—about 1/3 less. That means the entire section can be viewed without scrolling.
  • The two-column version requires the reader's eye to travel a shorter distance to read a single line, which means there's less chance of the reader losing their place in the line or continuing on the wrong second line.

For the second point, I would especially note the long citations for Kersey and Thuesen. In a full browser, those lines are about 10.25 inches long; that makes it easier for a reader to lose their place horizontally on the page. The two-column format limits the lines to about 5 inches, which is much easier to track. It's not just a matter of style preference, it's accommodating the mechanics of reading. Could we please return to the two-column format?—D'Ranged 1 VTalk 03:13, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Use of double columns for Further Reading is typical of a very, very small minority of pages at WP; probably less than 5%. I'm not obsessed about the matter though, switch it back if it gives you joy. Thanks for the ping. Best regards, —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 03:32, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

"First in Flight" vs. "First Flight"[edit]

The slogan printed on North Carolina license plates is "First in Flight", that can be seen in the photo in the article's Transportation section. Additionally, changing the link to "First Flight" redirects to a disambiguation page, while the First in flight link correctly redirects to a section of the article on the Wright Brothers. Please stop making this edit, it's just wrong.—D'Ranged 1 VTalk 02:45, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

No Map?[edit]

Why is there no map showing cities and towns? This article is sort of like a row boat with no oars. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:46, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Many state articles do not have such a map. The issue is finding an up to date, free map or having one created. If you have suggestions, feel free to propose them. Scarlettail (talk) 22:22, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
It doesn't have such a map because you didn't create one yourself, upload it to Wikimedia Commons, and add it to the article yourself. Wikipedia only exists because you add things to it. No one here is any more important to this process than you are. Anything that you don't like, and don't fix, well, you have no one to blame except yourself. Nothing gets fixed at Wikipedia unless people who care fix it. You have proven you care, because you left this message. Therefore, it is dependent on you to fix it. --Jayron32 23:47, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
You need to realize, Jayron32, that some of us are less comfortable doing so than others.
HankW512 (talk) 00:59, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Making good maps is an uncommon skill, one that is especially uncommon among Wikipedia editors--As we have learned in the last decade. The Wikimedia foundation raises donations from users for the improvement of Wikipedia, and it is in a position to fund the making of maps that would be of benefit to hundreds of millions of users. The solution is for them to hire a mapmaker. Rjensen (talk) 07:28, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Typo Regarding the Washington District Cession[edit]

I think I spotted a typographical error in your article. Shouldn't the reference in the sixth paragraph of the History section to the Northwest Territory be to the Southwest Territory?

HankW512 (talk) 00:52, 23 May 2015 (UTC)