Talk:St. Moritz

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Initial comments[edit]

Netherland guy with the name ?Gerrith writes about St. Moritz and has absolut no relation to that location. IF it is the same Nland Gerrit guy who wrote over my old friend Bruno DeFinetti THEN it is clear that this guy does write over deep mathematical topics he does not understand! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 69.183.91.126 (talkcontribs) .

Since when do Wikipedians have to have a personal relationship to the subject of an article they edit? Me, my problem is the somewhat unencyclopedic wording I see in the article. The second sentence in the Intro, for example, was a run-on sentence until I inserted the word "and" in the middle of it. And then there's this passage:
It was also the one-time host of the 1940 Winter Olympics before a squabble between the Swiss organizing group and the IOC.
First of all, what does the adjective "one-time" mean? The passage right above it says that it hosted the Olympics in 1928, so obviously, it was not a "one-time" host. Second, the sentence appears to have not been completed. It was a one-time host before a squabble between the Swiss and the IOC did what, exactly? Or did the author of this passage intend to convey that it was a one-time consideration for that Olympics? According to my research, there WERE NO Winter Olympics held between 1936 and 1948 because of World War II! So this passage, as it currently reads, is completely bogus. Nightscream 14:01, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
Well, this is Wikipedia, so you know what to do: be bold and make it better! You don't need our permission. ;-)
Atlant 14:26, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Layout[edit]

"Engadiner-Seenplatte.jpg"

To balance the layout (the infobox to the right takes up a lot of space) and still allowing the display of an image with the limited text of the article, I moved one image and removed the other one. It would be nice if we had a more general, better quality image of the place, but on commons, there isn't much available on commons. "Engadiner-Seenplatte.jpg" is more suitable for Engadin. -- User:Docu

  • I took this image of St. Moritz from Muottas da Schlarigna, I think it might a good candidate to give the reader a better perspective of how St. Moritz really looks like and its surroundings. I would substitute one of the current images with this one, but of course I am the author of this picture, so I want to validate your opinions first. Check it out here:
St Moritz Muottas.jpg — Preceding unsigned comment added by Murdockcrc (talkcontribs) 19:33, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
  • So, nobody commenting on this one, I am substituting this image and moving it to the gallery. --Murdockcrc (talk) 11:17, 11 December 2010 (UTC)
    • No objections at all! Great image. It would be nicer if it were made in summer or winter, but it's still nice and I'd love to be there any time of the year... :) --Piz d'Es-Cha (talk) 10:18, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Removed a pop-culture reference[edit]

I first edited then removed this:

  • St. Moritz is mentioned at Gucci's Book as the favourite place of Maurizio Gucci, where he used to spend his vacations and also where he was buried after his death.

because it's unsourced, I can't figure out which book is meant, and it doesn't seem like a particularly notable reference anyway. But it's here now if someone wants to put it back. 67.164.125.7 (talk) 00:39, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

File:St Moritz Muottas.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:St Moritz Muottas.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on July 28, 2012. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2012-07-28. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :) Thanks! howcheng {chat} 16:53, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Picture of the day
St. Moritz, Switzerland

View of St. Moritz in Switzerland and its lake, as seen from the hiking trail to Celerina/Schlarigna. The town, which has existed since at least the 12th century, is named after Saint Maurice, the patron saint of soldiers. St. Moritz was the host of the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics, and has hosted championships for other winter sports as well as sailing and windsurfing competitions.

Photo: Murdockcrc
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