Talk:Wilsonville, Oregon

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Good article Wilsonville, Oregon has been listed as one of the Geography and places good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
August 6, 2009 Good article nominee Listed

Improvement checklist[edit]

To work on:

  • More cites, fix old cites
  • Culture section: parks, media, library (move some info from gov), farmer's market, Art Walk, Boones Ferry Days
  • Government: city, state, regional, fed
  • Prose for econ, add shopping component
  • Prose for education
  • Notable people

Should be enough for B class. Aboutmovies (talk) 10:12, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Population changes[edit]

First, if you update/change something that is sourced, you have to update the source too, and it must be sourced. Secondly, it is not "confirmed" as these are all estimates. The closest to confirmation comes from the census every ten years when they go around and try to count everyone. But even then, the census folks do some calculations, but close enough. And, all the estimates usually take a little time to calculate, thus even if you had a newer number it would likely be for 2008, as it is the numbers from the PRC at Portland State (those come out 12/15 each year and are an estimate of the population as of 7/1 of earlier that year). Lastly, we usually leave the infobox number as the last census as the population density numbers relate to that number, thus you will have discrepancies if you only update one. Aboutmovies (talk) 06:23, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

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

The article is an interesting and reasonably well-written and referenced article about a small town, bedroom community. I wouldn't exactly call the prose, "brilliant", so it's still a bit off from FA quality, but I think it meets the GA standard. The reading can get a little dry at times, and sometimes you feel like your just reading the timeline written out in paragraph form. So moving forward, it might be nice to see this better weaved in and telling a bit more of a story about the town's development. But at this stage of the game, I think it meets the minimum standard for GA.

Reference citations meet the guidelines, as the article is very well-sourced.

The article is overall complete, although the 'culture' section could use more work in development. While I don't expect too much on culture for a small community like this, it might be nice to see more about some local cultural events & fairs, and you might integrate the 'notable people' section into this as well, discussing how some of those notables have contributed to the town's culture. You can also move the part about the library into the education section, and maybe start out the culture section with something other than media, since most of the media seems to be imported from nearby Portland.

All of the images in the article meet the tagging criteria, though it might be nice to use images with more people, as most of the images are just of structures and parks. While a lot of the structures are new, the lack of people in the images almost makes it look like a ghost town, which is a bit eerie.

I don't see any major WP:NPOV or edit-warring/stability issues, so the article passes those criteria easily. Most editing was done by one user.

Overall, it's a nice piece of work, and certainly meets the GA criteria. Wouldn't put the A-class rating on it quite yet, since it's, as I've said, a little dry. But I think if you can spruce it up with a bit more culture and flavor, it could get up to FA-class eventually. Cheers! Dr. Cash (talk) 15:58, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the review and the promotion. Aboutmovies (talk) 09:22, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Climate[edit]

Why is the Wilsonville article using climate information for Sheridan, a city 40 miles away? 98.232.193.99 (talk) 23:06, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Dunno. I'll try to fix that. Jsayre64 (talk) 23:28, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

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Seal or flag[edit]

The image listed as the seal of Wilsonville looks more like a flag. Is it actually the seal? ParadiseDesertOasis8888 (talk) 07:53, 2 January 2018 (UTC)