Talk:Parkour

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Former good article Parkour was one of the Sports and recreation good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Date Process Result
February 26, 2007 Peer review Reviewed
August 29, 2007 Good article nominee Listed
January 30, 2009 Good article reassessment Delisted
Current status: Delisted good article

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Although David could be called one of the fathers ignoring Sébastien Foucan seems pretty biased. The article should say: David is considered ONE OF THE FATHERS's...--172.56.13.114 (talk) 10:50, 25 March 2016 (UTC)
David started before the others. ··gracefool 💬 02:18, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

Article presents a gender-biased view[edit]

I find it hard to believe that in current parkour NOT ONE woman (or for that matter, non-Caucasian) could be used for the photos here. There is also no discussion of gender in this sport.... Something that many, many parkour groups are openly discussing (see: Google, "women in parkour.") — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:304:6824:D8D0:28BA:CA3D:68CB:9628 (talk) 12:50, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Feel free to add photos or content! That's what Wikipedia is all about. ··gracefool 💬 21:46, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Unverifiable history?[edit]

The 'History' section of this article, in particular section 2.2 about Raymond and David Belle, appears to lack independent sources. References - placed at the end of paragraphs - are to Belle's brief obituary (not a biography) in a French fire fighting magazine(?), and to a book by Julie Angel that I cannot view and so cannot directly refute its quality or sources; the words seem to come from an individual's discussion of their life. Some of this history can presumably never be independently verified, and if left in should be referred to as 'claims' or 'statements'. For instance, instead of "He took it upon himself to train harder and longer than everyone else in order to never be a victim. At night, when everyone else was asleep, he would be outside running or climbing trees" I suggest "Raymond has said of this period that he took it upon himself..." (with the appropriate adjustment of grammar and language).

This similarly applies to the text preceding my example - unless there is proof of birth, parents, father's death, orphanage etc. Ambiguosity (talk) 04:37, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

I haven't read Ciné Parkour either but from what I know of Julie I expect it is high quality. Despite their lower accessibility, books are generally Wikipedia's best sources, so it's fair to assume the facts as stated are correct. That said I agree it could do with more objective wording; go ahead and be bold. ··gracefool 💬 21:45, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

"Trying to do parkour?"[edit]

Is it reasonable to say the thirteen-year-old who fell through a skylight died "trying to do parkour?" Both the articles cited say he was "doing parkour" or "parkouring," so an obvious choice has been made to tweak the wording. If someone dies surfing or skiing we don't say they died "trying to surf" or "trying to ski." I suggest the wording should reflect what is in the sources cited, and not someone's personal opinion about the skill of the deceased.Sadiemonster (talk) 15:20, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

@Sadiemonster: Your comment and suggested change seems reasonable. Be bold. --Izno (talk) 15:35, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Change made. Sadiemonster (talk) 00:59, 14 January 2017 (UTC)