Template talk:NYC boroughs

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Simply place the template on a page; it does the rest—unless the page doesn't have <references /> or {{reflist}}—the template uses inline citations. mynameinc (t|c|p) 23:46, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Population densities[edit]

I've often thought about adding densities, but that would require two extra columns, one for people per square mile and one for people per square kilometer, which would make this deliberately-simple mini-chart a little bigger and more complex than I'd like. A wider chart would also be harder to slide naturally in next to the map in each information box. One alternative I've considered is to list each borough's rank among U.S. counties in pop. density (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and I think 29th for Staten Island), since that doesn't vary with the measurement unit. —— Shakescene (talk) 04:19, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

You typed about a chart. You gave no reason for not including densities in a paragraph. I thought these articles are suppose to be about being informative. You remove information. You are a rude & terrible editor & deserve a smack in the face. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:57, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Remove coloring?[edit]

What is the purpose of the different colors for the boroughs? It's confusing since transcluding pages Five Boroughs and New York City have a map with a different coloring scheme. I'd say remove the coloring here. Daggerbox (talk) 14:50, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

I understand the problem and the confusion. It's the scheme I started for New York City mayoralty elections and have since used elsewhere, because the colors in the New York City map (especially the dark blue and purple) are too dark to use as background for text. I originally used a separate chart with matching just for New York City, but that got changed by another user who's currently blocked. I think I'll just go back and restore the matching-color table there. This template doesn't conflict with any of the borough articles, as you can see, because of the complicated coding that changes the borough's coloring to chocolate to match the chocolate of that borough's map. A long run project of mine is to change each borough map's color from chocolate to the one in the main template. This would allow me to change the conditionals in the template to "New York City" to match those colors. Alternatively we could change the colors in the New York City map to match the template, but that will take a little work.) Hope this isn't too confusing. —— Shakescene (talk) 03:02, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation. You have the better perspective on the big picture, but I will offer my opinion from a data visualization perspective for your consideration. I don't see a benefit to coloring the boroughs in New York City mayoralty elections or elsewhere. In tables, the borough names are clear and they occupy the same relative position, which I think is sufficient for distinction. If you do need color (such as for coordination with unlabeled data), please choose less saturated colors. Daggerbox (talk) 17:32, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your comments. That's something I've also thought about. The reason I chose primary (or saturated) colors was not accidental or whimsical but came from their origin at New York City mayoral elections. I wanted to distinguish the more-muted or secondary shades used for political parties from those of particular boroughs, so it wouldn't seem as if the Bronx automatically leans Republican (very far from the case!) or Queens Green. My mind has wobbled both ways in the last two years over whether the bright colors are attractive or just gaudy (they do mirror the style, if not the content, of subway signs, so they suggest a hint of New Yorkishness). Although the question, in my opinion, doesn't need a Wikipedia:Request for comment or a straw poll, I'd certainly pay attention if several other readers or editors felt the same as you do.
As for the table at New York City, I did try last night to restore the colors that matched the map's, but was too sleepy to do so successfully. In general those colors are much more muted since I was trying to make the overlying text visible. —— Shakescene (talk) 21:05, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
P.S., I made another try that seems to be more successful; see New York City#Boroughs —— Shakescene (talk) 22:00, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
With all due respect, the original color scheme creates confusion when this template is used in the article, "Borough (New York City)". Perhaps two separate templates should be made, one for the mayoral elections, and one for the borough article. Vereverde (talk) 03:13, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
Let me look into that. Originally, this was a table that I just copied to different articles. User:Mynameinc converted it to a template to save space, but I could certainly dig up the table I made that matches the Borough Map colors and paste it into Five Boroughs and any other articles that use that map. (Or you could find that alternate map by digging through the edit history of New York City and then copy and paste in place of the template.) —— Shakescene (talk) 04:04, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
OK, I just did that, which has the additional advantage of matching the same order and numbering as the map's, plus some miscellaneous tweaks (e.g. darker shading for the words) at Borough (New York City). Hope this meets the needs you saw. —— Shakescene (talk) 05:38, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
I hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty of changing the colors to match the map and graph commonly shown with this table to eliminate confusion. —— widgetkid (talk) 14:56, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Population - could use updating to 2014 estimates from current 2013 estimates as per each of the boroughs' articles[edit]

E.g. Manhattan, Brooklyn. Facts707 (talk) 09:40, 30 September 2015 (UTC)