Talk:Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act

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Clean up[edit]

I wikified the first couple of paragraphs to give a sense of what is needed, and wikified a table Alice (talk) 13:45, 10 April 2009 (UTC)


by adding inbound links. Alice (talk) 20:59, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Merge from Death of Abigail Taylor[edit]

With this edit, I started the merger process that was mandated by the recent AfD result Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Death of Abigail Taylor. It was a selective merge, only including some of the details and dropping other parts of the pre-merge version of the Death of Abigail Taylor article. I'm not convinced that even this level of detail is warranted. The suggestion at the AfD for an article on the Abigail Taylor Pool Safety Act was a good one, as was the even better suggestion for an overview article on swimming pool safety legislation in the United States. From reading over the AfD, I can see that some may object to the details of the merger, but the focus here should be on the broader, encyclopedic level of the legislation, not the details of each individual incident (other incidents should similarly be merged or redirected). This article itself needs an extensive rewrite, to bring in what others have said about the legislation, rather than just detailing what the legislation is. But this is at least a start. Carcharoth (talk) 01:57, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

I have found a better article which is the same as this one EISA Title 14: Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act although a renaming might be needed. I suggest this article be deleted and merge any content not already in that article. I am however in favor of Swimming pool safety legislation in the United States and list laws for state and federal levels. JayJayWhat did I do? 20:35, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi JayJay, thanks for finding that. It certainly is a much better article, although I can't help feeling that it goes into a little too much detail regarding definitions and could be written in a more compact and less legalistic fashion. The part about accident statistics would also be better listed at an overview article; and speaking of which, I had just started one before reading your comment - see Draft:Swimming pool safety legislation in the United States. I suggest that we delete this article and move the other one here to have the better title (moving this discussion to its talk page!); and work on integrating its content into the overview. What do you think? — Scott talk 11:18, 3 January 2014 (UTC)