Talk:Trails in Ithaca, New York

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The external links that were provided in the section "Cayuga Waterfront Trail (Incomplete) are relevant to this article and are NOT for advertising purposes. They link to web sites with opposing views to the support for the Cayuga Waterfront Trail.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Pdkayak (talkcontribs)

Still, they are not appropriate there per our external links guideline. If they are reliable sources (see WP:RS), what I tink they are not, one of them is on a 'personal' site, not on an officially recognised site, then please use them as such. --Dirk Beetstra T C 14:14, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Also: we are not a soapbox, see WP:SOAPBOX. --Dirk Beetstra T C 14:14, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Its already being used as a soap box since only the views of the City and their consultants are being provided. What makes their web site "official" and ours not? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pdkayak (talkcontribs) 14:27, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Ours, you also might want to read our conflict of interest guideline. Are your sources published or backed-up by a third party? --Dirk Beetstra T C 14:31, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Our sources in many instances are the same as their sources with a different interpretation. I can already tell that you are biased against our point of view and probably are involved somehow with the City of Ithaca so its its probably a losing battle to argue with you. I stand by our sources and they are more accurate and relevant than theirs. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pdkayak (talkcontribs) 14:41, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Look, some information is appropriate for an encylopedia article and some is simply not. This is not the right forum to debate the merits of the trail. And no, I am not a City employee or in any way connected to them. I understand that this is an emotional issue, but you should really save the advocacy for your personal web page. Quinten (talk) 17:11, 28 January 2008 (UTC)