Talk:St Stephen's Green

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These are some areas which could be discussed:

  • History of the park - who started it, when?
  • Size of the park
  • Characteristics of the park (does it have water? what type of planting? Paths? Green areas? Monuments?)

Really, most of the important details are missing!

zoney  talk 13:03, 24 Aug 2004 (UTC)

  • RE: History - is there any more to be said?
  • RE: Size - added to "layout" section
  • RE: Features/etc - added to "layout" section

Guliolopez 14:46, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Featured Picture[edit]

I selected the shopping centre as the featured picture at the Ireland Wikiportal today. Go have a look!

Nasty things happened here during the 1798 (I think that there was a riding school, and a villain by the name of Sirr). Also there was a firefight here in 1916! Can some historian include something on it. 12:26, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Infobox image[edit]

An editor recently replaced the infobox image. The previous image was of the fountain/garden in the park's centre. In my view this was a solid image, portraying one of the focal points of the green, and therefore representative of the park as a whole. The replacement is a (mainly dark) image of a corner of the green, showing one of the park's administrative buildings. I'm not sure it's a good representative image for the park as a whole. Any other thoughts on the infobox image? Is there perhaps an even better representative image available? Guliolopez (talk) 17:39, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Any thoughts on this? As noted, the photo of the central garden/fountain would seem to be a more representative image of the park. Will therefore likely restore unless there's any other thoughts/suggestions(?) Guliolopez (talk) 20:34, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
OK. Given that there are no comments on this, I'm going to restore the more representative central garden image to the infobox. Guliolopez (talk) 22:58, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
I agree that the central fountain photo is much more representative and I have restored it again. The person who took the other photo of the gatekeepers cottage keeps trying to promote their own photos. It's not a bad photo and could go somewhere in the article, but I don't think its appropriate for the infobox. Snappy (talk) 22:37, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

I disagree, I believe that the gate keepers cottage is a good repsentitive pic of the park and I don't consider it an administrive building but the home of the park manager. It is to me an iconic image of thr park, however as SNAPPY seems intent on following me around wiki I will not revert to the earlier edition if the pic is placed in a lessor possition on the page. What do you think guys? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Doyler79 (talkcontribs)

Hi. Can you explain why you believe it to be more representative ("iconic" even) than the central garden and fountain? Surely the pic of the central garden is more representative, as it is the focal point of the park and seen by considerably more visitors than the park manager's home/office? Per Snappy's note, there's no reason one of "your" images couldn't be included elsewhere in the article, but there is no consensus to change the infobox image. Please discuss here first before making further changes to the infobox. Thanks. Guliolopez (talk) 15:40, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
I'm not following anyone around but can DOYLER79 explain his recent edits to Mary Coughlan, Beverley Flynn and Mary Mitchell O'Connor? Also, in general is it against wikipedia image policy to sign your images and promote yourself using wikipedia? As Guliolopez said, there is no consensus here for changing the infobox image, and the house is definitely not an iconic representation of St. Stephens Green. Surely its a conflict of interest when the person who took the photo is the one campaigning for its inclusion in the infobox. Snappy (talk) 18:43, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

It seems to me that you are indeed following me around and with a hostile agenda . I consider my changes to the Stephens green page to be an improvement for the page which is after all what editing is suppose to be about and have always felt the fountain pic to be lacking something but will live with it for now. There is a tag on some of my recent pics which falls somewhat short of identifying me so I fail to see the problem with that, however I would be grateful to you if you can share a link with me here to the wiki rule you mention. Many thanks :)--Doyler79 (talk) 20:49, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

You indeed flatter yourself if you think that I am following you around. You fail to understand simple English grammar. I asked a question about signing images above, you can tell the difference between a question and a statement because a question has a question mark (?) at the end of the sentence, as above. I note you have not answered my question about your edits to Mary Coughlan's article. Snappy (talk) 23:03, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

I am awaiting the link to the mysterious rule RE logos on fotos.--Doyler79 (talk) 23:36, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Your wait is over! It's not mysterious. It's as follows: "Free images should not be watermarked, distorted, have any credits in the image itself or anything else that would hamper their free use..". If you haven't already then you should read Wikipedia:Image use policy. I suggest you remove your signature from your images in order to comply with Wikipedia image guidelines. Images which do not comply with guidelines are usually removed. Snappy (talk) 23:43, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

That link made interesting reading, thank you for sharing it. I had recently started playing around with stamps for my pics which is why they appear only on my more recent uploads and where not stamped specifically for uploading to wiki, I will only place unstamped pics from now on. Once again, thank you for pointing it out. :)--Doyler79 (talk) 00:11, 9 March 2011 (UTC)