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Big Easy[edit]

The articldst1]] (talk) 01:08, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

What's the comment or the question? ICE77 (talk) 18:39, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Change terminology - "illegal immigrants" to "undocumented immigrants"[edit]

Dear Wikipedia,

I am writing to request a change to the terminology "illegal immigrants" utilized in the demographic section of the wiki entry on New Orleans. Please substitute with "undocumented immigrants" as this has been adopted as the more accurate term. Journalistic sources such as AP adopted this change in 2013, and I hope wikipedia will also drop the use of a questionable term. Thank you.23:00, 17 December 2016 (UTC)Wikimohan102 (talk)

Dear Wikimohan102,


no that's dumb — Preceding unsigned comment added by 104.193.26.242 (talk) 20:43, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 30 December 2017[edit]

s/Orelans/Orleans/ 97.124.72.247 (talk) 06:46, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 07:18, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

Questions and comments[edit]

This is a good article. I read it and I found it pleasant as well as well organized. I found a variety of inconsistencies or errors/problems that I document below. I also put a good amount of energy into reorganizing the layout that I found mediocre, first because some images were of different sizes and second because they were in the wrong location (not next to the text where they pertain). I also noticed that this article is corrected regularly and some of the things I planned to correct where already corrected. Here are a few things I want to ask or say.

1. "Nearly all of the surviving 18th-century architecture of the Vieux Carré (French Quarter) dates from the Spanish period, notably excepting the Old Ursuline Convent."

If that's the case then why is the area called French Quarter instead of Spanish Quarter?

2. "In this period, the state legislature passed more restrictions on manumissions of slaves and virtually ended it in 1852."

The above has a note at the bottom of the article by Lawrence J. Kotlikoff and Anton J. Rupert. However, the article does not add that "in 1857 the legislature simply outlawed the manumission of slaves". This information is important and it should be added to the article because it implies that slavery was over temporarily between 1852 and 1857.

3. I visited the city in December and I learned from local people that the 9th Ward was the area most affected by hurricane Katrina. This would be useful information for the same section. I'm quite sure there is some source of information in merit.

4. Part of the "Post-disaster recovery" section is about sports. I think anything related to sport should be in the "Sports" section.

5. "For structures in hazardous areas and residents who do not relocate, the committee recommended major floodproofing measures—such as elevating the first floor of buildings to at least the 100-year flood level."

What does "100-year flood level" mean?

6. Listing "0.0% Pacific Islander" sounds pretty ridiculous. Omit instead.

7. "In 1994 New Orleans was named 'Murder Capitol of America'".

Should it be capital like it's spelled below in the same section?

ICE77 (talk) 22:07, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Dubious founding date is discrediting Wikipedia; please stop putting it back in without source[edit]

I *again* removed the dubious/unsourced if not simply false claim that New Orleans was supposedly founded on 7 May 1718, again including a source as to why it was dubious. I don't know why the misinformation was added back without comment or source. This being New Orleans tricentennial year, there has been local attention on the founding and I have seen multiple local writers blaming Wikipedia for spreading this rumor or simply mocking Wikipedia for the error. Please, do not put that claim back without providing supporting information.

Here's an article by locally well regarded historian and author Richard Campanella, who notes that no date for any official founding, but that Bienville et al seem to have landed and began clearing space for the planned city in late April or early March of the 1718. Tricentennial Timeline PDF -- Infrogmation (talk) 20:05, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 18 March 2018[edit]

Please change "ceveloped" to "developed" Rrsrrs74 (talk) 14:39, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

 Done Thank you for pointing that out! DRAGON BOOSTER 15:55, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

New Orleans City Council page[edit]

The New Orleans City Council page is terribly outdated. I am not savvy enough to edit the table that charts out who was elected to the council and when. If anyone has the time and interest, that page could use an update with the latest elected officials.

Eclectek C T 14:19, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

spelling[edit]

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.

replace photo montage with the photo montage template[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Photomontage — Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.98.63.242 (talk) 18:09, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

"have arose"[edit]

"concerns about gentrification and displacement have arose"

Shouldn't it be "have arisen"?

A Commons file used on this page has been nominated for speedy deletion[edit]

The following Wikimedia Commons file used on this page has been nominated for speedy deletion:

You can see the reason for deletion at the file description page linked above. —Community Tech bot (talk) 12:51, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Suggested edit to the photo-montage at the top of this article[edit]

The picture of the New Orleans tram in the photo-montage at the top of this article is back to front. The page owner might want to flip the shot to enhance the reading experience.Haynesta (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 18:19, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

The article lists /ˈɔːrlənz/ as the local pronunciation. Is there some reason it's not the first one listed? Whatever the case, I don't see why /ɔːrˈliːnz/ should be listed first. pʰeːnuːmuː →‎ pʰiːnyːmyː → ‎ɸinimi → ‎fiɲimi 05:17, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

French Colonial History - edit request[edit]

"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." is repeated verbatim in the History section; please delete one of the copies. 160.93.6.8 (talk) 17:49, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

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 12.6.60.227 (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: https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/graphical

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.

https://www.nola.com/news/crime_police/article_5a55e4d0-d958-582f-af70-645af3ab9c0f.html

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/louisiana/articles/2019-01-01/new-orleans-lowest-number-of-killings-in-47-years

https://www.wdsu.com/article/nopd-announces-drop-in-murder-rate-for-second-quarter/28303458