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Once in a while, someone edits the page to add that one of the nicknames for the venue is "the Gerty". Based on my own experience as an alumni and season ticket holder, and upon researching this further, including soliciting opinions from current and former students on various Pitt sports message boards, I have concluded this is not a nickname that is, or ever has been, previously in use for the Pete. Although I am not responsible for removing the most recent appearance of this nickname on the Pete's wikipedia entry, I strongly suggest that any future inclusion from here on should be accompanied by a definitive reference to its usage because it is definitely not in common usage by current or former student bodies, alumni, or fans.cp101p (talk) 04:18, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
As a Pitt student myself I have never heard anyone call it that. It is always "the Pete" (not even the Petersen events center, or the Petersen, just the Pete). "The Gerty" is probably made up and I have never heard it used as well. Superbowlbound (talk) 05:19, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
It's called the gerty. I go to pitt and so do 20,000 other kids who also call it the gerty. Who cares if you're an alumni. Wikipedia is a current page, and everyone calls it the gerty now. So leave it.
There are absolutely not 20,000 people that call the building the "Gerty". Please provide a verifiable and reliable source for the use of the term "Gerty" as it cannot appear due to original research. We have previously canvassed the question regarding the usage of this nickname on the two major Pitt sports message boards (Pantherlair.com and Pantherdigest.com) and have not come across one student, alumni, or fan that has ever heard that nickname used. Ignoring and deleting discussions relating to this topic on this talk page while arbitrarily and anonymously reinserting edits to the article is very poor wikipedia protocol bordering on Disruptive editing and definitely not the way to further your argument. Wikipedia is built on consensus (see WP:CON). Clearly there is no consensus here yet. In addition, making anonymous edits also does not further credibility on a debated issue. Please make a wikipedia account and sign all of your comments with four tildes (see Signatures). And since you are interested in Pitt, please then feel free to join Pitt Wikiproject once you have a wikipedia account. By the way, I've been a season ticket holder for the past 7 seasons so I am extremely familiar with Pitt and the basketball programs. Never has anyone I've asked in person about this topic has ever heard of the use of the nickname "Gerty" and this includes at least, if not more, than a dozen students, alumni, and fans. In addition, I've never heard this nickname used in passing, and I converse regularly with a large amount of fans, students, and alumni on topics regarding Pitt athletics. If you can provide one reliable source source of this nickname (Pitt News article or editorial mention of this nickname, student quote in the press, or anything like that) then we'll gladly and immediately stick it back in, but clearly there is no consensus and no source at yet exists for the nickname usage at this moment. In the mean time, it would be helpful if you provided more information on the use of the nickname even if you don't have an immediate source.CrazyPaco (talk) 19:46, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
Personally, I think that the funerals for the police that were KIA'd recently should be added to the notable events section. Unfortunately, I don't know if the scenario has an offiicial name to label it by. --DanMat6288 (talk) 16:48, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
I will add one soon, I wanted to wait until after the ceremony, maybe tomorrow, so there could be a little content to the section. Superbowlbound (talk) 17:01, 9 April 2009 (UTC)