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Orphaned references in Denver[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Denver's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "NOAA":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 09:22, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Founded date[edit]

i'd like to put the question, what act should be considered the founding of Denver? it doesn't seem simple

the Founded date in the info box was recently changed from 22 to 17 Nov. 1858; in a sense both dates are valid — my research indicates the 17th is from indirect evidence the date of a committee forming in order to found the Denver City Town Company, while the 22nd is the date of the first entry in that entity's record book, which states on that day a constitution was adopted and the town site was laid out[1][2]

(this is ignoring the fact that two other towns were already in some sense established, and the Denver City Town Company seems to have usurped one, then later merged with the other)

i note the citation given by Wisconsinsurfer in making the change is not the actual Record Book, but a finding aid whose summary seems to go beyond the actual contents of the book

here are several references which put the date at 22 Nov., though none say "founded":

and here are some which put it at the 17th, two use "founded":

Garbanzito (talk) 03:32, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

I would go with the courts brochure, which seems to be the most official source you show. That says the 17th. Dhtwiki (talk) 19:00, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Semi-centiennial history of the state of Colorado. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company. 1913. pp. 234–235. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Smiley, Jerome (1901). History of Denver. Denver: The Denver Times. p. 214. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 

Timeline of Denver[edit]

What is missing from the city timeline? Please add relevant content. Thank you. -- M2545 (talk) 11:11, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

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I have checked, and reworked, these references, finding that 1 and 5 were not that helpful. Dhtwiki (talk) 15:14, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Dead links[edit]

User Johninjp is correct that a number of links to pages at http://www.denvergov.org are dead. He made substitutions using pages containing the content that appear to be hosted by Step 13, the self-help group. I did a limited search and found a page from year 2010 at the Internet Archive pointed at by one of the dead denvergov.org links. Presumably, all the missing pages are at the Archive. That might be a better place to aim the links than Step 13, but would require considerable tedious work. I also note that bots have been trying to fix various dead links in this article. Maybe a bot can rescue the denvergov.org links and obviate the manual work necessary to correct them. DonFB (talk) 05:59, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

It will probably go faster if the dead links are marked as such ({{dead link|date=February 2016}}) within the reference tags (<ref></ref>), and I see only two references marked as such now. There is a bot that finds dead links, but it doesn't seem to run as often as Cyberbot II, which is the main bot finding archived copies, and which sometimes errs and must be checked. Dhtwiki (talk) 13:21, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
I now see that there are a bunch of links, in the section above, that Cyberbot II has worked on and that await checking. Dhtwiki (talk) 13:24, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
I've now checked all of Cyberbot II's links, and made corrections where necessary. Dhtwiki (talk) 15:16, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
it's been taken care of, but as a note of explanation: i reverted the links johninjp replaced because it seemed like an attempt to drive traffic to denverdonate.com; it may have been innocent, but i wouldn't consider denverdonate.com authoritative nor would i expect the content it hosts to to stick around for long --Garbanzito (talk) 18:11, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

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Only the first two check out. The third, archived 2016, leads to a 404 error when there is a 2006 copy available, at least. Dhtwiki (talk) 20:46, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

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Links #2-6, 8-9, 11-12 working; links #1, 7, 10 not working. Dhtwiki (talk) 23:27, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

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Link works and seems useful. Dhtwiki (talk) 01:57, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

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Links work and all lead to the same page. Perhaps they should be combined. Dhtwiki (talk) 10:07, 11 December 2016 (UTC)
Adding that first link seemed nonsensical, and original link worked (via alias); so I reworked reference. Dhtwiki (talk) 10:50, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Introductory Information[edit]

Re "...making it the highest major city in the United States.[9]" Possible but questionable statement. What is the definition of "major city"? Albuquerque, NM with 557K population (907K metro area) is higher at 5,312 ft.Venqax (talk) 16:46, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

You are right. The claim is too vague. Perhaps we should put it in the form: "Denver is the highest of the largest (X number) cities in the United States." By the way, is that Albuquerque elevation measured at city hall down by the Rio Grande, or somewhere up on the slope of Sandia Peak? Regards, Plazak (talk) 01:17, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

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