Talk:Salina, Kansas

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Sbmeirow (talk) 09:37, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Spencer Library Special Collections[edit]

The gift of William A. Phillips, the founder of Salina. ...
The collecting of rare books and manuscripts at the University of Kansas long precedes ...
RJBurkhart 22:18, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

HUH?!?!?dmattt 15:18, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Population?[edit]

  • I know that the population in Salina does not exceeds 54,000 as it was stated on wikipedia's page of Salina, Kansas. There is no way Salina has boomed 10,000 people in a 7 year span. Salina is growing, but not that fast. 46,000 +/- is more realistic!

So I fixed the first paragraph on Salina, Kansas article page. It no longer says that the population is over 54,000. It is at 46,000 and I have a reference note on there backing the numbers. It is from Salinas official web page. http://www.salina-ks.gov/ dmattt 15:25, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Okay, the city of Salina updated their web site recently, and they estimate that the population is at around 50,000 now.

>dmattt14:44, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

MORE PHOTOS[edit]

Somebody needs to post some pictures of Salina that makes it look like a place to come visit. There are alot of beautiful landscapes around town. Posting those pictures of just the grain elevators is just depressing. Show pictures of the Parks, Down town, The River Fest! Which brings my second point... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.174.231.18 (talkcontribs) 14:36, 1 March 2007

Smokey Hill River Festival[edit]

How come nobody has mentioned the Smokey Hill River Festival!?!? The festival is a big attraction in Salina and is highly anticipated every year people near and far! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.174.231.18 (talkcontribs) 14:36, 1 March 2007

Notable residents[edit]

I really wonder about a few of the notables that have been added to the list. In particular:

  • J.D. Rudd: While no doubt known in the Minot, ND, area, I'm not sure that this list should include rookie TV weathermen.
  • Chris Tucker: Actor, but in what?
  • Nathan Tysen: Playwright/musician, but what? Without details on these last two I just don't think they belong on this list yet.

Thoughts? Is our list of notables meant to be inclusive or exclusive?

I find that notable resident sections are targets for practical joke additions, and also seem to be a great place for anon IPs to just add stuff, including their nextdoor neighbor. My suggestion would be that if there isn't a WP article on them, and you can't find them on google, yank them. ----Steve 15:35, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Who deleted Matt Sutton in the notable people? He has brought so much to the community. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.103.160.228 (talk) 17:50, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

50,000 People, PEOPLE![edit]

the population of Salina does not exceed 50,000. I don't know who keeps putting at 55,000? There is no way that salina is 55,000 people. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dmattt (talkcontribs) 21:25, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

  • I would try resolving this by looking at the city of salina website: http://ci.salina.ks.us --Ks0stm 16:14, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
  • I checked the city website and there is nothing about 55000 people, it even says on the front page "Salina is a city...of about 50000 people". --Ks0stm 16:32, 1 December 2007 (UTC)


I deleted the comment mentioning that the city has a population near 50,000. Since the 2000 and 2006 census numbers are provided, a reference to the city page saying "Salina is a city of nearly 50,000 people" was weak. That is simply the city rounding up to the nearest population figure on their website and does not represent any new information. Even the more recent 2007 census estimate still shows 46,458. At the recent pace, the 50,000 figure will probably be reached around 2020. Prairie hiker (talk) 08:10, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

EXACTLY!!![edit]

Yes, even the city of salinas web page notes that there is around 50,000 people in salina. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dmattt (talkcontribs) 18:46, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Toward B-class and beyond[edit]

I was asked by Ks0stm (talk · contribs) to have a quick look over this, with regards to moving towards B-class. I haven't checked it in depth, but some comments. Apologies for using note-form; ask if clarification required. This is not a "What is needed for B-class", it is suggestions for general improvement - some of which, and prob some stuff I've missed, would make it meet B-class requirements. It doesn't need too much work for B, IMHO.

  • 'core city' mentioned in lede, not in body
    • Changed to 'anchor city', mentioned in demographics section. Ks0stm (TCG) 02:07, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
  • lede too short; needs to summarize the whole article, WP:LEDE
  • area Native tribes - why capital N ? (Check elsewhere too)
    • Changed instances to 'Native Americans', which is properly capitalized. Ks0stm (TCG) 02:07, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Links require disambiguation: 'cowtown' and 'milling'
    • Cowtown link removed (no article to disambiguate to; milling disambiguated to mill (grinding). Ks0stm (TCG) 02:07, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
  • "According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area" - add a ref
    • Ref added, and changed to convert templates for the values. Ks0stm (TCG) 13:58, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  • zip code and area code are in infobox, not in body, and have no ref. Either add ref in infobox, or mention and ref in body text
    • Referenced zip codes; I'm leaving the area code as is though, because Seattle (a featured quality city article) doesn't provide a reference for their area code, so it should be fine. Ks0stm (TCG) 02:07, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Other facts in 1st para in 'Geography' need a ref too
  • Demographics - please add a min of one ref per para, even if it is a repeat.
  • Economy - the image should not be on the left at the beginning of a section (MOS)
    • Fixed. Ks0stm (TCG) 02:32, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
  • ALT text for images would be nice (not a reqt, of course, but is a nice thing to add for accessibility, and fairly easy)
  • Transportation - 1st para and 3rd para has no refs
  • Notable natives and residents - I know this is a pain, BUT if you don't add a ref for each one, these sections are liable to people simply adding more names, without us knowing which are verifiably native/resident. Therefore, please add a ref for each to verify they're from Salina
  • Ref 28 Salina USD 305 School Websites and Handbooks was a dead link at the time of checking
    • Fixed. Ks0stm (TCG) 02:32, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
  • 'Sports' and 'In popular culture' are unreferenced. Both would be better in prose form, if possible - but that's more of a Ga-level concern. Definitely needs refs though; the pop.culture especially, because such sections can quickly devolve into trivia. Trim it down, as appropriate

Overall: (and given this is a quick, non-conclusive review) &nash; if the more significant issues above could be fixed, I think 'B' class. I also suggest this could quite easily move towards GA, and hope that can happen. Suggest comparing with other GA/FA articles on similar topics, Wikipedia:Fa#Geography_and_places.

I suggest, after addressing as much as possible, poke people at WikiProject Cities for B-class and any further comments, and then stick it in for peer review.

Cheers,  Chzz  ►  21:25, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

  • B-Class articles are suitably referenced, at present this article is not. There is no references in the sports section, none either in the notable natives and residents and only one in popular culture even when there is lots of information. Regards, SunCreator (talk) 20:15, 20 October 2010 (UTC)