Talk:Aberdeen, South Dakota

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Concerns[edit]

i agree with Matthew UND about the fact that the Education part was very biased sounding and didn't have the right tone for a Wikipedia article, so I fixed it! Let me know what you think. 206.176.21.253 15:12, 4 December 2006 (UTC)meredithjo3206.176.21.253 15:12, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Much of the material in some sections of this article sounds like it came from an external website. I'm concerned with the Education sections...it sounds very POV and biased. --MatthewUND(talk) 08:22, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

we're a very biased city, what can we say <_< 24.220.225.140 02:23, 30 September 2006 (UTC)
it may have came directly from an external website... but anyway, this entire page was recently raped by 216.113.225.131 and needs to be fixed to its pre september 20 glory.
after a bit of editing, I think i'ts in an ok form...
and as for this "Do not copy text from other websites without permission. It will be deleted."...
wouldn't it be in the best interest in the city to allow their information to be used on their Wikipedia page? and just for kicks, visit the aberdeen chamber of commerce website >
http://www.aberdeen-chamber.com/ —The preceding unsigned comment was added by H2O2 (talkcontribs).
Like it or not, material taken word for word from other websites may not be used in Wikipedia articles. Also, all articles must maintain a NPOV tone. This article still has a ways to go before it reads like a city article should read. --MatthewUND(talk) 05:10, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
yeah. someone should fix it. the tone is horrible. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by H2O2 (talkcontribs).
People keep removing parts of this article that are critical, such as the small discussion on race issues that I added last July. It makes the article look even more biased. Pink2037

Photo[edit]

Please note the photo- Its a photo that I snapped last winter during the demolition of the YMCA. It really isn't that attractive. Can anyone find or take a better picture of Aberdeen? I'm not exactly there right now to do this myself. The current photo has a nice view of the town, but the snow, traffic, and road barricades do not accurately represent the city of Aberdeen.--H2O2 09:55, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Popular Atractions[edit]

This section seems like an advertisement.Spiesr 16:14, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

6 Dec 2006 rework[edit]

I hope the page no longer reads like it was written by the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce. I removed all non-encyclopedic content and blatantly promotional language, and I'll be watching this page to see if any of it creeps back in. ObtuseAngle 16:28, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

  • And, lo and behold, somebody comes along and re-crufts the article. ObtuseAngle 17:37, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Should he get a vandalism warning? I wonder if he is one of the NSU students working on articles for thier class that appear to have caused a few such problems already?Spiesr 02:16, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
    • A nice one, perhaps. The edits are being made in good faith, but it's clear that whoever is doing this isn't familiar with NPOV. I'll try to clean up the article later today if I have a chance. I certainly agree that Aberdeen's a nice place and deserves a good article, but we've got to keep it encyclopedic. ObtuseAngle 15:44, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
      • I have left an appropriate notice on the user's talk page. The IP does trace to northern.edu.ObtuseAngle 15:54, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

7 Dec rework[edit]

The page has been cleaned up--again--and much of the extraneous material introduced yesterday has been removed. The Education section is still badly bloated. ObtuseAngle 19:32, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

NSU Students[edit]

I understand that you are editing this article in good faith, but you are not writing this as an encyclopedia article (which this is, even if you are writng it as a paper for some class) should be written. It does not have the apropriot tone expected in wikipedia, and reads like a resaech paper or something rather than an encyclopedia article. Also it should not include things such as elaborate discriptions of various intstitutions and busineses as this promotes them and should be deleted as it could be considered advertising. I know that you supposedly have to write this for a class, but that does not give you permission to butcher the encyclopediadic value of this encyclodepia article. Spiesr 23:31, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Thanks, Spieser, for your concern. I know the students' uploads aren't perfect, but I wish you could have left things alone for 30 days or at least until December 15, 2006, when the class was over. At that point, I could grade their uploads and create a discussion about why things were not in proper format/tone/encyclopedic status. They were all in the process of learning about encyclopedic tone, and I'm sorry to say that your constant micro-managing and lack of patience did not add to their education, but instead just made them frustrated. Maybe next time you could simply ask me when the class was over, wait until then, and afterwards do what you liked with the page. Doc1410 21:59, 14 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Or mayby you could have just stayed away from wikipedia or done it right. Your class does not take preference over having this article written correctly. Spiesr 22:01, 14 December 2006 (UTC)
Shame on Doc1410, Wikipedia is NOT a testing ground for a class! --MatthewUND(talk) 06:57, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Links[edit]

The links in this article are out of control. The same pages are linked many times even though they should only be linked the first time. Particularily redundent is the Aberdeen links which appear numerous times and go to an article that has nothing to do with this one. They apppear to be an attempt to link this article to itself which is not a logical use of links. I cleared out some, but many more need to go. Spiesr 17:52, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Copyright Violations?[edit]

I suspect that much of the History section is lifted verbatim from one of the sources listed (improperly) in the Citations section. Can anyone confirm this? ObtuseAngle 21:08, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

  • I susspect that it came from "Don Artz. The Town in the Frog Pond. 1991. Memories, Inc." This appears to be a history of the area, but I can't find the text anywhere to confirm. Spiesr 17:49, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Record High in Oct[edit]

I see that the record high for Oct in the infobox is labeled as 0 degrees F. Can someone please put in the correct info Thanks Lmielke359 22:32, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Done - I was bold - I looked at the source and updated the values in the table. Lmielke359 23:28, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Shopping Section[edit]

I don't see what the point of this section is. Why are all the mall stores listed - many of these stores are in most malls in America - what is notable about this section other than the info on the local downtown? Lmielke359 00:56, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Notice of requested move[edit]

It has been proposed to move Aberdeen to Aberdeen, Scotland or Aberdeen city, and to move Aberdeen (disambiguation) to Aberdeen. The discussion about this is here. --Una Smith (talk) 16:35, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Disagree. No move needed. --User:Mholkesvik

Climate[edit]

There have been 80 tornadoes in Brown County since 1950. The worst touched down in the city of Aberdeen itself on June 21, 1961.--Kevjgav (talk) 21:52, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Aberdeen, South Dakota/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

After the NSU students this page needs to be cleanedup. Spiesr 17:41, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Last edited at 17:41, 21 December 2006 (UTC). Substituted at 06:30, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

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