Talk:Pima Air & Space Museum

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Excessive detail[edit]

With apologies to the editors who maintain this article: this is not what an encyclopedia should do, list every individual plane in the collection. I am going to go through the article and trim it--in the same way that zoo articles don't list every animal they have, museums don't get to list every individual thing they have, unless it's a specific and individually notable object, like the Enola Gay or so. Please see WP:NOTDIR, for instance. Drmies (talk) 16:48, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

  • I see in the history we've been down this road before, and I left a note on the editor's talk page. My edit was reverted without explanation here by another user, and the original editor never responded. Drmies (talk) 17:03, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Aircraft on Display Section[edit]

Since the dedicated List of aircraft in the Pima Air & Space Museum article includes a list of all aircraft at the museum, I have gone ahead and removed all but a few aircraft from the Aircraft on display section and modified the title to match the change. Including every aircraft at the museum on the main museum article not only unnecessarily duplicates the dedicated article, but also makes the article too long (or, rather, devotes too large a proportion of the article to a list). The new, limited format is based on what the museum appears to deem the most noteworthy aircraft in the collection. The idea is that this would give the average reader of the article a good overview of the museum, while not overloading them. I believe this strikes a good balance between listing every aircraft and none at all. However, I will note that I have only used this limited listing because of the existence of the dedicated list article.

The criteria I have used to determine the notable aircraft is that they are mentioned on a page on the museum's website other than the aircraft's profile page. So, for example, the B-17, B-24 and B-29 are noteworthy because they are mentioned on the museum's history page. The F-107, PBM, and SR-71, in addition to the 3 aforementioned bombers, appear on the hangar summary pages on the museum's old website. –Noha307 (talk) 01:15, 15 May 2017 (UTC)