Talk:List of people from Atlanta

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Elton John[edit]

This list was split off from the main article Atlanta, Georgia. Both in that article and here, people have alternately added and removed Elton John from the list. User:Ford defined Atlantan as "resident or native", adding this comment in his edit summary: "Elton John: "I live here."" (the external link goes to an article about Elton on the webpage). Elton John does own a condo in Buckhead and says he lives there, so I believe he should stay on the list. I am by no means an Elton John expert, so if you have a compelling reason why he should not be on this list, I am open to pursuasion. Sayeth 17:15, Jan 18, 2005 (UTC)

Request for Comment[edit]

A page similar to this one. List of people from San Francisco, is currently under review as an article for deletion, for reasons which would apply to this article as well. I am conducting an RfC on the talk page of the above-mentioned list to determine whether the concensus agrees on keeping such lists or not. Any and all comments are more than welcome. Badbilltucker 16:06, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Deletion of this page.[edit]

I deleted this page for personal reasons, so I was wondering if (with the help of everybody here) that I can make a new page. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Powdercity (talkcontribs) 20:43, 3 December 2006 (UTC).

Jobs or genres?[edit]

The "Music" portion of the "Entertainers and musicians" section currently lists people by genre (Country, R&B, Jazz, etc.) and also by job (Conductors, Singers and musicians, Producers). I submit that this a a bad way to do it; we should pick one way to group folks and stick with it. Having both ways leads to duplication, of which we already have plenty. We have a similar overlap between "Film and acting" and "Radio and television".

So which criterion would you prefer to see used: genre or (main) job? — JohnFromPinckney (talk) 14:29, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Clean up[edit]

I rewrote the introductory lead paragraph, and I plan on going through the list and re-organizing it and adding the citation tag to any un-referenced people. When done, I'll put them all below here, to be re-added at such a date when a proper reference can be found. Ncboy2010 (talk) 16:01, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

I have moved the list of people that I've not checked for references/added back into the list Here, please feel free to find references for people on that list, and re-add them to the article. Thanks Ncboy2010 (talk) 12:44, 25 June 2012 (UTC)


I looked at the lede for most other "List of People from [Major American City]" and none have the fluff that was in the intro for Atlanta. The current lede I inserted is from List of people from Boston, but go to any major city and you will see a variation of this. Not sure why the bot decided to label this article as needing a lede expansion, but the previous lede, picking out two people and naming them "most notable," is unencyclopedic and violates WP:POV.--Mmann1988 (talk) 14:16, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Alright, although It's not within my personal opinion, I concede that (after having consulted some fellow wikipedians) that it appears the general consensus is to retain the current lead and I don't wish to open a discussion. Although I did decide to remove the last bit that refers to individuals who have lived /near/ the city as this leads to unnecessary cruft and leaves the list with numerous individuals who might have never set foot within Atlanta. In any case, I appreciate the work you're doing in helping out. Remember, we've still got a lot of people that need to be re-added (see above comment) and many lack reputable sources showing that they've actually lived within the city. Ncboy2010 (talk) 19:00, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

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