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The Malls in the Dallas - Fort Worth area should be considered regional. Not so much in Houston.
In classifying a regional mall, perhaps the best example in Texas would be Town East Mall in Mesquite located on the east side of the Dallas - Fort Worth area the way it reportedly attracts 20 million customers a year from the surrounding North Texas area, from East Texas, further out from Louisiana, and even further from Arkansas. When speaking about things regional in Texas, one is most likely going to be talking about the Dallas - Fort Worth area. In contrast, the malls located in the Houston area are going to tend to be more localized in scale. In other words, the building of the more regional type of malls in the Dallas area did not have as much of an impact on the existing business of its urban stores located within Dallas proper. That is not the case with shopping in Houston as the more localized business of its malls tended to have an impact on the business of the urban stores located within Houston proper. I'm not claiming that Houston doesn't have regional malls. I think the Katy Mills Mall, the Woodlands Mall, and the San Jacinto Mall are all regional shopping centers attracting outside customers to the Houston metropolitan area. But, by and large, the smaller Houston market doesn't have the same amount of regional shopping that has been built up around the significantly larger regional market surrounding Dallas - Fort Worth. By regional in scale, think about the new Nebraska Furniture Mart now being constructed within the city of The Colony, about the huge Texas Motor Speedway that was built north of Fort Worth, about the Deloitte University built in Southlake, about the Grapevine Mills Mall built in Grapevine, as well as about the huge Gaylord Texas Convention Center and Resort constructed on Lake Grapevine, and about all those other numerous regional attractions and resorts that have since been built up around them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Uncle Emanuel Watkins (talk • contribs) 23:44, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
- Have you tried discussing this at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Texas or Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Shopping Centers ? -- 18.104.22.168 (talk) 04:30, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
- To avoid Wikipedia:Original research, consider: "How do newspapers and magazines classify these malls?" WhisperToMe (talk) 18:51, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
United States article
Can we get some editors to look at the recent discussion on the talk page of the USA article. We seem to have a slue of new editors fighting and could use a few experienced editors to help out and guide them. -- Moxy (talk) 04:02, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
- Which thread did you have in mind? There are a number of them covering various topics, all of which were started in October 2013. Stats on that talk page has had over 4,000 viewers in the last month. — Maile (talk) 15:17, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
- I would say all of the new ones. I have joined one and see we have an old-timer with stats knowledge there now aswell. -- Moxy (talk) 04:15, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
I've created the above, but not being too familiar with US politics I'd appreciate someone checking it over. --S.G.(GH) ping! 18:38, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
- A good start! I removed the duplicate references because replicated beneath the reflist ones. Once you cite them in the article they are already referenced and need not be duplicated again. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 00:56, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
Redundant location articles?
Is University, Mississippi redundant to University of Mississippi? Is Mississippi State, Mississippi redundant to Mississippi State University?
WhisperToMe (talk) 18:50, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
- I think the locale stubbies ought to be redirects to the respective university itself. I see you did just that to one two years ago, and someone undid the redirect today. Weird edit.— Maile (talk) 00:22, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
Fuck featured article candidate discussion
Fuck (film) is a candidate for Featured Article quality — comments would be appreciated at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Fuck (film)/archive1.
Thank you for your time,
— Cirt (talk) 18:08, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
To Do list page 'Good article nominees' section
I'm new to this page and I was just looking around the Project to see what was going on and things that could be contributed to and worked on and I found this section on the To Do list tab titles 'Good article nominees' It seems to be a list of links to United States related articles but there is really no indication as to what these articles are being nominated for. I'm just looking for some clarification. Cheers Rawlem (talk) 18:10, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
- These all mean they are in the process of a review: Featured Article candidates, Featured list candidates, Good Article nominees. Those are specific review criteria processes going on. The Feature Article candidates will end up on the Main page of Wikipedia if they pass the review process. Good Articles only end up on the front page if after passing review they are separately nominated at Did you know If you click on any of those candidates undergoing review, then go to their talk page, you will find a link to click on the review in progress. This is a list of Good Article nominations in progress: Wikipedia:Good article nominations. This will help you learn about the Featured Article process: Wikipedia:Featured articles. Both of those processes have specific criteria and guidelines to follow. Perhaps those articles are listed on the "To Do" list for anyone who cares to do the review, or otherwise is familiar enough with the subject matter or processes to help edit the finer points remaining on the articles. — Maile (talk) 20:25, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
- Don't you think though that the To-Do list should be a little more specific as to why these documents are 'Good article nominees'? I was scanning through the nominated documents, sure they're good documents but I don't understand why they are specifically "Good." So I was wondering if there is a set of requirements that pages meet in order to be classified as good article nominees? Thanks AhmedTElkholy (talk) 23:14, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
- Basically anything that someone believes meets or can be simply edited to meet Wikipedia:Good article criteria. Vegaswikian (talk) 23:52, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
- Clarification for new editors. Projects don't nominate. Individual editors nominate, usually their own work. A bot matches the nominations to the project banner on the article talk page and posts with the appropriate project. If you go to Wikipedia:Good article nominations, it tells you what the criteria is for passing a GA review. If those articles pass the review, you'll see at the very top of the article itself that it's a "Good article". — Maile (talk) 00:04, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
A discussion is ongoing about the lead to the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution article. Please help form a consensus at Talk:Second Amendment to the United States Constitution#Proposal for lead--Mark Miller (talk) 12:59, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
RfC: Edward Snowden
I started a request for comment at Edward Snowden#added videos. All views are welcome. --Dr. Fleischman (talk) 06:28, 5 November 2013 (UTC)
Created Category:Targeted killing
I've gone ahead and created Category:Targeted killing, a category to encompass articles related to the topic of Targeted killing.
Suggestions for additional articles to add into the category would be appreciated, feel free to add them yourself or suggest them at Category talk:Targeted killing.
— Cirt (talk) 01:58, 8 November 2013 (UTC)
The Lone Star Gallery
I would like to add our event venue to the Wikipedia listing of Round Top Antiques Week. We have a 35,000 sq ft venue in Warrenton in the heart of the antiques week. We also have a winter show the same weekend as The Big Red Barn. Thank you for adding The Lone Star Gallery to the description. 22.214.171.124 (talk)Kaci VanCoutren —Preceding undated comment added 16:10, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
Question about USS Picaway
I believe my husband was on the ship "picaway" in1946 for the testing of the nuclear weapon. Would like to conttact other soldiers who was there. His name is James Cooper. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 18:10, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
- This isn't really the best place to ask about that. You will probably find that the VFW, VA and Labor department are better points for information. For what its worth though most of the soldiers and sailors who were there have all died. Many of them due to complications or long term effects of Radiation exposure. The Labor department has a lot of info on that. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 18:58, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
Category:LGBT state legislators in Arizona and 33 other sub-categories of Category:LGBT state legislators of the United States, all of which are within the scope of this WikiProject, have been nominated for merger to their parent categories. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 18:22, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
Should lists of political endorsements include people who quietly donated money?
Please see the discussion at Talk:List of Mitt Romney presidential campaign supporters, 2012#RFC: Should a list of endorsements include people who quietly donated?
Thank you. Binksternet (talk) 06:11, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
Agriculture companies of the United States
I was just looking to see where ADM(archer daniels midland) ranked in the largest agriculture companies and found that they aren't even listed, yet they have 89 billion in sales. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 16:25, 5 December 2013 (UTC)