Talk:South Park Blocks
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- When did the blocks around PSU become closed to autos? Appears to be sometime after 1970. I know there was a large debate about the merits of closing it to traffic. tedder (talk) 13:36, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
- I am assuming you found the answer. Thanks for your wonderful contributions to this article--it looks fantastic! --Another Believer (Talk) 17:49, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
- None yet, please do. I'm head-down on 1600 Oregonian articles (only about 30% done). tedder (talk) 16:26, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
Re: Link to Overlook Park
- Huh. Yeah, it should be the park itself- aka, Overlook Park Park at Overlook Park MAX. Can you confirm that the park itself doesn't have an article, aside being mentioned from the MAX stop? Just want to make sure I'm not missing it.. tedder (talk) 02:02, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
- I have not seen an article to a Portland park by the name of Overlook, but I just wanted to make sure the news article was not referring to this Overlook Park. If the source is referring to a small park adjacent to the MAX station, then I wouldn't change anything. I was just a little confused. --Another Believer (Talk) 15:08, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
Wow. This article was a lot of work and research. I commend the author(s) for the significant work and effort. Nice work.
As I read through the article I found the section on Events to be rather lengthy and somewhat hard to follow. I wonder if all the level three sections under Residential park blocks might be brought up to the same level "two", because they seem more equal than subordinate to that section. Then break up the Events section into subsections by decade or something with a combination of decades and then maybe a special section on protests since there appears to be so many.
I would also recommend some of the sentences with more than three citations lose the extra citations. If it only occurred once or twice it would be fine, but with so many it is distracting in my opinion. § Music Sorter § (talk) 04:59, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
- I agree that A) Tedder did a fantastic job with this article and that B) the Events section could use a bit more organization. With so many references and events listed, some organization by chronology could help. --Another Believer (Talk) 16:25, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
One item that needs more attention in this article is the section about the 1971 Park Blocks Police Riot. (This probably deserves its own article.) That not only was notable at the time--it turned a Viet Nam protest that had limited support amongst its students--into a lightning rod of anti-establishment sentiment. Some observers consider this one event tainted Police Commissioner Frank Ivancie's reputation, which led to his defeat in the 1984 Mayoral election. (One pollster reported that when he added his own dog's name to a list of possible opponents in the race, the dog was preferred to Ivancie by 2% of persons surveyed.) And as someone who attended PSU in the late 1970s, I can attest the police riot was still a vivid memory; the Vanguard ran a special edition about the event in the 1980s. I'm surprised & saddened that there is no mention of this violent event in the article about the University.) -- llywrch (talk) 23:22, 11 August 2013 (UTC)