Talk:Slugging

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Untitled[edit]

I can't tell why this page was marked for cleanup so I have verified the basic information, added a reference in the form of an external link, and removed the cleanup tag. - JD

Further cleanup & potential to merge[edit]

Given the Commonwealth of Virginia's prior use of the term, a cited case for notability can presumably be made for this concept, but it's not there yet. Please add it if possible.

That said, the concept is not so different from carpooling that it couldn't be merged into two or three paragraphs in a Slugging section there, IMHO. A fair bit of the content of the article as it stands is spent discussing one site's guide to etiquette that may or may not be universally applicable seems to be written in a informal tone. Stuff like that we could possibly live without, although I wanted to bring it up here first - Any objections? MrZaiustalk 20:52, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

The BBC has taken interest in the concept, among many other reliable sources. Surely there are enough sources to support this article and improve it. --Aude (talk) 21:16, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the well-formatted links. The article's well-sourced enough to pull the cleanup templates. I do, however, believe that merging this with carpooling, as was done with ride-sharing, warrants consideration. Anyone object or think it's tenable? MrZaiustalk 22:35, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
In my opinion, slugging is different enough from general carpooling. Ride-sharing and carpooling seem to me to be two terms for the same concept. ~a (usertalkcontribs) 20:31, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Fair enough - Given some objection and the refs for note, dropping the point. MrZaiustalk 20:42, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

I've just done a general copyedit to clean up the style, add relevant wikilinks, and globalise the language. This involved removing some text, but only what I considered to be redundant and overly wordy. -dmmaus 23:39, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Looks good. SchuminWeb (Talk) 23:42, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

I deleted the rule about "no talking." While a very few drivers cling to this rule, it is not one that is in general practice. As a commuter in Northern Virginia I've both driven and ridden. In fact, drivers who still try to enforce this rule are generally considered rude by riders. This is at least the case for riders and drivers traveling to and from the Springfield/Burke area to all destinations. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.174.181.204 (talk) 02:56, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

USA (and Washington DC) bias[edit]

I know this practice has a long history in Europe, and I seriously doubt that even within the USA that it's primarily a Washington DC phenomenon. I'm trying to find some reliable sources that cover the history of this topic. --UC_Bill (talk) 18:35, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

I know the practice Hitchhiking and carpooling has long history in Europe, but they are nearly no High-occupancy_vehicle_lane. I can only find 1 in England High-occupancy_vehicle_lane, 1 in Span and 1 in Norway. In France only 1% use carpooling. ICARO (Increasing CAR Occupancy) You can find more information but in French there Covoiturage. Slugging it is a incredebale. --Cartedd (talk) 21:48, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

In some parts of Africa where car ownership is rare, slugging is common - according to a friend who worked for an NGO. Don't have a source for that though. MakeBelieveMonster (talk) 15:26, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

New Source (on DC)[edit]

Here: [1] MakeBelieveMonster (talk) 15:19, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Already cited within article body. YLee (talk) 18:42, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

The Hill Link not working[edit]

Original link not working. Here is a copy of the text: http://slug-lines.com/News_Announcements/News_The_Hill.asp — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.239.54.84 (talk) 07:15, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Okay, I replaced the link. MakeBelieveMonster (talk) 16:04, 10 September 2011 (UTC)