Talk:History of Delta Air Lines

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What's the point?[edit]

Of this article? This is essentially a copy and paste of the Delta article and all this information is available there. There are no dedicated history pages to the other airlines and Delta should be no different. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.158.161.102 (talk)

Uh, no, it was a cut-and-paste. The Delta article was getting very long - 102 KB total. Splitting is permitted for long articles of any type, and was discussed on several occasions in the past year. - BilCat (talk) 11:25, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
And it is not duplicated the history section has been removed from the main article, also note at least three other History of Foo Airline type articles exist (like History of Air New Zealand), true not very common but it is acceptable to create sub-articles when the main article gets to big. MilborneOne (talk) 11:42, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
Just like to add that a similar thing has happened over on British Airways, where the history section had become as big as half the article! It isn't a discouraged practice, as long as the amount of content had exceeded a certain point to be worthy of an article in its own right, for a lot of modern startups this isn't the case, hence many airlines do not have History spinoffs. So I would state that it is both uncommon, but not unheard of, and this practice is applicable in a few circumstances; at least as far as my judgement goes. Kyteto (talk) 13:46, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
And really the same could be said for United, American, etc.... 168.215.99.163 (talk) 00:59, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state)/New Georgia Encyclopedia/Delta Air Lines[edit]

The New Georgia Encyclopedia ("NGE") has authorized Wikipedia to import and/or merge eleven articles, which I have copied to project space; one of these is Wikipedia:WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state)/New Georgia Encyclopedia/Delta Air Lines (which is primarily directed at the history of the company).

Our goal is to get the NGE articles in top shape and merge or move them into mainspace as quickly as possible. If this turns out well (as I am confident it will), the NGE will likely permit us to import their remaining body of over 2,000 well-researched and well-written articles, which could pioneer a trend for other private owners of encyclopedic content to release their materials into our corpus. I would deeply appreciate any help that we can muster in accomplishing this. Please note that the original NGE article (linked in the required attribution section of the above article in project space) has images, but NGE is unable to convey those to us at this time, as they are individually licensed by NGE. Cheers! bd2412 T 16:44, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

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replaced dead link with citation needed[edit]

The link below provided as a citation has been dead for >2 years and I could not find a replacement.

<ref>[http://www.keepdeltamydelta.org/getObjectReal_Deal.aspx?Name=Issue2]{{Dead link|date=March 2009}}</ref>

--User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 15:16, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

A second link which has been dead for >2 years and could not be replaced.

<ref>[http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/4509363.html ]{{Dead link|date=March 2009}}</ref>

--User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 15:24, 3 February 2013 (UTC)