Talk:New Orleans

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capital, not capitol.

Noticed a few typos also, such as not using apostrophe in some possessives.

Would have edited it myself, but it seems the page is locked.

"have arose"[edit]

"concerns about gentrification and displacement have arose"

Shouldn't it be "have arisen"?

Repeated Paragraph[edit]

This paragraph is repeated:

The economic problems under Vaudreuil would not allow the French to outcompete the British and resulted in many of Louisiana’s Native American revolts. In 1747 and 1748 the Chickasaw would raid along the east bank of the Mississippi all the way south to Baton Rouge. These actions supported by the British colonials would force residents of French Louisiana to take refuge in New Orleans. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:31, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Presidential election results[edit]

Most major cities (or at least independent cities) have presidential election results on their page. Results for New Orelans should be added. Results are available here:[1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:05, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

Crime section incorrect and outdated[edit]

New Orleans is not the murder capitol and has not been for several years. The murder rate has fallen to a 47 year low and other violent crime has also dropped considerably, including gun violence. I am not allowed to update the page apparently so please correct this egregious error.[2], [3], [4] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Reality156 (talkcontribs) 23:25, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Strong one-sided wording[edit]

Under the section: Spanish Louisiana The phrase "New Orleans was an important port for smuggling aid to the rebels" is strongly one-sided and biased. It was NOT illegal for the Spanish to transport supplies to the American colonies and therefor it was not "smuggling!" The Spanish had full usage rights and control of the Gulf of Mexico and New Orleans (Nueva Orleans, la Luisiana) A more enlightened rephrasing might better read: "New Orleans was an important port for transporting much needed aid to the American colonies" or if preferred: "New Orleans was an important port for transporting much needed aid to the American colonial rebels" Kosmos1745 (talk) 20:56, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

They were smuggled in the period before 1779 when Spain formally declared war with the Treaty of Aranjuez (1779). Before that, it would've been illegal for them to aid the rebellion as the colonies were still territory of England. MartinezMD (talk) 22:10, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

Add detail to Changes In Population[edit]

In the "Changes In Population" subsection, I would like to provide more detail based on data I gathered for a project:

Between 1960 and 2005, New Orleans lost over 170,000 residents and after Katrina, 42% of longtime black residents were able to return in comparison to 78% of the longtime white residents, playing into the mass gentrification that New Orleans has experienced steadily since the 1980s.

This information is based on the articles:

- - Arcncam (talk) 02:23, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

Not done. First link is dead, but statistics and a direct tie to Katrina are not present in the second link.  Ganbaruby! (Say hi!) 14:36, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 December 2020[edit]

On the external links section of the New Orleans page, please change the external link "Official Tourism Website" from to Harrisonghrist (talk) 16:26, 18 December 2020 (UTC)

Done. MartinezMD (talk) 16:42, 18 December 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 May 2021[edit]

Please remove the category "Maps of New Orleans". That category has no meaning, because it only includes this article, which is not a map. 2601:640:4000:3170:4C5:8BB:168D:5768 (talk) 17:20, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

 Not done: Categories are meant for that only. Run n Fly (talk) 17:57, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

Wildly incorrect yearly mean maximum and mean minimum temperatures[edit]

The mean maximum and mean minimum yearly temperatures given in the chart don't make any sense at all—they're higher (or lower) than any of the monthly mean max/min temperatures. They aren't the mean of the Record high and record low temperatures, either. I don't know where the values given (97.3°, and 24.6°) came from. I've corrected the errors, using the mean value of all twelve monthly mean max (or min) temperatures provided. ☽Dziban303 »» Talk☾ 22:29, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

@Dziban303: I saw that you made an edit with regards to that. It is indeed a confusing thing with the average record highs and average record lows so I will try to clarify to the best of my extent. For the yearly values, the reason that it does not match any of the monthly average record high or monthly average record low is that the yearly value is based on the yearly highest temperature, that is, on average, the highest temperature to be observed in a year (copied and pasted from the documentation on Template:Weather box). This is why when you go to monthly summarized data from the NWS source, choose 1981-2010 normals (I will shortly update it to 1991-2020), the yearly avg record high is based on highest temperature recorded in that year (some years, you get August recording the highest temps, other years; it could be June or July and this could be the reason it doesn't match it. My best advice is to go with the NWS source since they already do the calculation for the yearly value if in doubt. Ssbbplayer (talk) 02:15, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

So is this template under your care? It definitely needs work. These values are not intuitive. At the very least it requires a footnote on the Yearly column explaining the rationality. ☽Dziban303 »» Talk☾ 13:39, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

In that case, what I would recommend is leaving a comment on the talk page on Template talk:Weather box. It is the best area to discuss this. I do not know how to even code or edit the template at all and I am not resposible for creating that template. With regards to most of the major US cities weatherboxes, most of these average record highs and average record lows were added by User:CaradhrasAiguo (currently blocked). Ssbbplayer (talk) 00:04, 27 May 2021 (UTC)