Talk:Pete Conrad

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Major edit completed 1-20-2008. My first major edit. Comments and critique welcome. Jim Simmons. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jim Simmons (talkcontribs) 15:07, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Paoli Airfield is NOT "in" Philadelphia[edit]

The Paoli Airfield cannot be "in" Philadelphia.

Paoli is well West of Philadelphia, and the airfield in question is not in Philadelphia. See this link, which explicitly mentions Pete Conrad and notes the coordinates of the airfield, which was 20 miles West of Philadelphia.

I will change the word "in" to "near" in the main article. The airfield was originally the "Main Line Airport", near Paoli, Pennsylvania. (The "Main Line" referred to the Pennsylvania Railroad line that went West from Phillie to Harrisburgh and on.) You all can deal with how to fix the name, which varied over the years. Read the cite I gave.

It would be nice for someone to put the cite to the above article in as a reference. I've been having difficulty doing this. Someone with better technical skills can do it, I'm sure.

Forgive me, I grew up there, my parents knew the Conrad family, and I am only interested in accuracy.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Billjefferys (talkcontribs) August 17, 2010

Redirect Needed !![edit]

Charles "Pete" Conrad seriously MUST redirect to this article! 98.81.15.87 (talk) 01:23, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

While I tend to agree, that violates the Wikipedia policy of using the most common name; please read it. Apparently most "everyone" refers to him as "Pete", which trumps his birth certificate. JustinTime55 (talk) 20:22, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
Actually, this would be okay as a redirect without running afoul of WP:UCN. It would be only renaming the article hat would be a problem. Most (all?) of the examples listed as "Not" at UCN do redirect to the desired page. TJRC (talk) 03:42, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
Okay. Would the embedded quotes cause an issue in the search engine, i.e. would this be the same as " Charles Pete Conrad " ? (Would that would be moot?) JustinTime55 (talk) 15:33, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
Doesn't look like it would be a problem. I just searched on both, and got ro two different "not found" pages. I'm not convinced it is worth creating (although I wouldn't object to it), because I don't know how likely it would be to be used. Redirects are cheap, though. The one way it might be useful if someone is reading an article on another web site, and, wanting to find more about him, cut-and-pasted the name into a Wikipedia search. Right now, searching for either Charles "Pete" Conrad or Charles Pete Conrad, this article is only the second one in the results list, after Charles Conrad, so that's some indication it might be a worthy redirect. TJRC (talk) 21:24, 23 September 2011 (UTC)