Talk:Walter Chrysler

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At least a certain bare minimum of effort[edit]

Regarding the sentence about "Johann Philipp Kreissler, born in 1672, who left Germany for America in 1709", I never had a problem with the info, just with the extremely lazy way that it was inserted. It was an entirely out-of-place non sequitur in the lede when an anon fobbed it off without any source, and it was an entirely out-of-place non sequitur in the #Childhood section when it was reinjected without a source. I moved it to the #Ancestry section, which is obviously the appropriate section for it, and I was adding a {{Citation needed}} tag when I decided to check into the "other researchers" refs and see if I could quickly cite it. It took a little legwork to put together a complete-ish {{Citation}} in the #Bibliography, but I ended up volunteering the time to do it. Even as an inclusionist and (more or less) eventualist, I recognize the need for a certain minimum level of sourcing and quality in the meantime. The immediatists do have a point—below a certain threshold, the encyclopedia is crappy if people insert stuff but can't be bothered with the quality level at all. I took a crack at leading by example in this case. Happy editing. — ¾-10 16:35, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Estate[edit]

Part of the estate went to the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and the other part is now Stepping Stone Park. I know because I worked there. I do not have an online source, but the Merchant Marine Academy source listed is not inconsistent with this, so it would be nice if the passage could at least be rewritten to reflect that the Merchant Marine Academy is only on part of the land.

It was also my understanding that the land was donated... But that could be wrong. Or it could be that only the park portion was donated, and the academy portion purchased. I don't know. Daniel J. Hakimi (talk) 02:19, 30 March 2013 (UTC)