Talk:Salisbury

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More notable residents[edit]

There seems to be a serious regrowth of so called notable residents with little description about their connection with Salisbury. I propose a further pruning, indeed extermination, of this endless and largely irrelevent list. Comments please. Richard Avery (talk) 22:41, 27 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What about Sergei Skripal? He settled down in the town in 2011, wasn't he?--Porbóllett (talk) 15:19, 10 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Apparently he only became notable on March 10. The reason seems to be because he was the subject of a possible assassination attempt. If this is true then why isn't his daughter, Yulia, also notable. The idea of so-called notable people associated with towns, cities or villages is unnecessary and absurd. There are citations of authors referring to Salisbury or people just visiting Salisbury. Where does it end? Richard Avery (talk) 09:04, 11 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree they themselves do not belong in the notable residents part, but the assassination attempt is itself an internationally notable event that does deserve a mention. Polyamorph (talk) 09:10, 6 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A wikilink to Poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal should certainly be made from this article. Perhaps under a new section "notable events"? Polyamorph (talk) 09:23, 6 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done Polyamorph (talk) 15:14, 6 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A link to the wiki article has been added.NEDOCHAN (talk) 08:11, 10 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That's not how you add links to wikipedia articles, the existing wikilink I had created already did the job.Polyamorph (talk) 08:14, 10 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry- didn't spot that you had hyperlinked- my mistake.NEDOCHAN (talk) 09:32, 10 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No problem NEDOCHAN. Best Polyamorph (talk) 10:25, 11 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New / In the headlines[edit]

The title given matters not a jot: the content still falls foul of WP:NOTNEWS. William Avery (talk) 09:13, 11 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No prob- changed to make it more relevant. My mistake calling it news. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Coldroses (talkcontribs) 09:21, 11 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, please stop. you have been reverted a number of times by a number of different editors. You are in the wrong, your section does not belong in this article. 1) There is an existing article on the Nerve agent poisoning HERE, and 2) wikipedia is not the news, READ THIS!.Polyamorph (talk) 10:20, 11 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suspected Sockpuppetry[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Edit_warring#User:Coldroses_reported_by_User:Polyamorph_(Result:_) and Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Coldroses, relating to the discussion above and new reverts made to the article. Polyamorph (talk) 12:24, 11 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pronunciation[edit]

Just want to double-check, the pronunciation should have an /l/ in it right? It should be /ˈsɔːlz.bɹi/ or /ˈsɒlz.bɹi/. 2WR1 (talk) 01:23, 2 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No most locals probably wouldn’t pronounce the l Staruge (talk) 06:30, 24 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Staruge: Well, there can be both local pronunciations and standard pronunciations, but they should be marked as such and the standards should be given first. 2WR1 (talk) 17:51, 24 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Speaking as someone unfamiliar with the local accent, I would like to check if it is normal to drop the U in the "bury" suffix locally. If so, I do not think the schwa should be included in the second syllable of the local pronunciation but I need to check. Tk420 (talk) 21:24, 24 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Living in Wiltshire (not Salisbury) I hear it both ways. Same goes for Amesbury, Malmesbury, Westbury, etc. Elision in general is common, e.g. Chippenham is often "Chipnam". -- Wire723 (talk) 14:10, 25 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Park and ride costs and routes[edit]

An IP editor has restored this information: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Salisbury&diff=927104729&oldid=926978497 , which I don't think should be here. For a start, the pricing will change and is not the sort of info one would find in an encyclopaedia. It also seems like advertising. Additionally, the level of detail seems of very limited interest. It would seem that simply mentioning the scheme (as it now does) is sufficient. The user hasn't explained their edit so I invite them to so so here.NEDOCHAN (talk) 10:57, 20 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Salisbury does not lie at the confluence of 5 rivers[edit]

Salisbury does not lie at the confluence of 5 rivers. This is a long held myth based on people not taking the trouble to look at the facts.

The River Ebble commences at the head of the Ebble Valley somewhere near Ebbesbourne Wake. It flows south of Salisbury through the villages of Coombe Bisset and Odstock and well outside the city limits. The River Ebble joins the River Avon in the hamlet of Bodenham.

The River Wylye originates south of Warminster and flows from Warminster through Wilton where it joins the River Nadder in the tiny village of Netherhampton. It does not flow within Salisbury City limits. Richard Avery (talk) 22:29, 29 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]