Talk:Ridgefield, Connecticut

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Former good article nominee Ridgefield, Connecticut was a Geography and places good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. 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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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Ridgefield, Connecticut:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Update : the Annual Events section is somewhat out of date.
  • Verify : There are many unsourced items in the History section which need sources, especially to bring the article up to GA status.

Rockwells and Lounsburys[edit]

I am unclear whether the Rockwells or the Lounsburys were the earlier of the two names in Ridgefield history. If anyone has access to "The History of Ridgefield" by George Rockwell, I would appreciate any additional detail. Note for researchers, this is an excellent history of the area and its families. --Zippy 06:09, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

I found out that there are two streets named for these families in Ridgefield: Rockwell Rd and a Lounsbury Rd. Also, the Ridgefield Community Center is on the National Historical Register as "The Lounsbury House." --Zippy 00:14, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Rockwells were among the first settlers of the town, coming in 1708 or shortly thereafter. Lounsburys did not arrive until a century later. There are Rockwell descendants still living in town. Jack Sanders 11:06, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Hockey[edit]

Is the 05-06 hockey team really pertinent to this website? --User:68.54.114.88 18 Mar 2006

Messiness[edit]

There is a great deal of information in the article, but some of it seems disorganized. I don't know if the Nutmeg Festival warrants its own section of annual events, unless other annual events are added in the category (e.g. town parade). The information about the 2005 Rockefeller tree seems like it would be better placed in a trivia section instead of "institutions and attractions". Is the Conservatory of Dance really an institution like the Aldrich Museum. Its place in the article has the feel of an advertisement more than a local institution.

Blakelikejazz 00:48, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Cemetery[edit]

There are many unsourced items in the History section but I did not want to clutter it up with {{fact}} tags or a cleanup box. In particular however, I lived in Ridgefield for a long time but was never not aware of the cemetery which is referenced, so if someone could clarify where it is located (and that it exists) that would be appreciated.

The cemetary is located hust to the right as you enter Casagmo from main street —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vumba (talkcontribs) 02:09, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

annual events[edit]

"Fireman's Carnival -- A carnival to raise money for the Ridgefield Fire Department. Usually held in June or July, a little time after schools get out for summer break." was removed from the article, with edit summary "does not fit the theme". Sounds like it fits the theme of the annual event section to me, and it could be important to the town, so why remove? And there is another annual event or two listed that seem comparable. I personally would allow some slack for unsourced bullet-point type information like this in a town article which is not presented as a well-documented article. doncram (talk) 16:19, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Ridgefield, Connecticut/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Magic♪piano 15:12, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

This article quick-fails. According to WP:RGA#First things to look for, items 1 and 2, the article, while it contains a decent-looking list of sources, does not cite sources for many of its statistics, and contains several statements (which I will tag) that are sufficiently surprising to require citation. I will also note that GAs these days tend to require citation of all but the least controversial facts; the article should contain inline citations for each paragraph at a minimum; this article has few such citations. It is also not normal in Good Articles that external links be contained within the text (as they are for a number of the town's organizations); these should be the "External links" section. Lastly, the works in the references section should contain more full bibliographic information, including at a minimum publisher, location, and ISBN (for works that have them) or OCLC numbers (for older works that do not have ISBNs).

-- Magic♪piano 15:12, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Round Pond[edit]

I've just split the Round Pond, Connecticut article from the article about the Round Pond in London. There's not a lot there so you may wish to merge it into this article. If you do, please move/update the {{copied}} templates on the talk pages. Thryduulf (talk) 20:07, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

regarding the famous folks -[edit]

Many other community sites on WP puts these folks in a list instead of in paragraph form. My opinion is that the list format is easier to read and would be easy enough to accomplish. Opinions? Wordreader (talk) 18:22, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Actually, that's the way it's supposed to be. For the complete list, the parent article List of people from Ridgefield, Connecticut is where to go. The main page should only be for "A listers" (Maxim Shostakovich, Henry Luce & Clare Boothe Luce...) while the lesser notables should be on the list only. IMO, I'd remove Richard Scarry, Maurice Sendak, Andy Luckey & Curt Onalfo at the very least. Best, Markvs88 (talk) 18:39, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

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