User talk:Eric Corbett/Archives/2007/May

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Sale, Greater Manchester

Despite Epbrs 123's apparent indecisiveness, I believe that your input into the article is still valuable, and I would certainly appreciate your advice. You said the article wasn't far from GA status in your opinion and it shouldn't take too much to see it through. If you are still interested, regarding Sale's stauts as a town according to the wikipedia article on towns a town can refer to either a settlement which has traditionally been called a town or to one which has its own town council. One of the constituent parts of a town council is a Mayor which Sale has, but I'll have to do some more research one the subject. I think this would slot well into the geography and administration section. The discrepencies in Sale's population according to the 2001 census and the current ward data results from Trafford's rearrangement of ward boundaries in 2003. Nev1 10:52, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Turns out I was wrong about Sale having a mayor or council, Sale is run by Trafford council as part of a unitary authority. I think though that Sale still counts as a town as it has been historically a town. Also if what were previously towns lost their status when they became part of Trafford council places such as Altrincham, Stretford and Urmston would no longer be towns. Nev1 12:38, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. My initial thoughts were that the Sale article could be a template for other articles about places in Trafford, like Stretford and Urmston, both of which, as you say were also towns. Perhaps it would be more correct to describe Sale (and Stretford ...) as having formerly, or historically been a town?
Frankly I've got no idea what it is that Epbrs 123 wants, and I find it too difficult to get straightforward answers from him/her, on the issue s(he) raised about the list of schools for instance. Much of what s(he) says I don't agree with anyway, so I don't think there's anything more I can contribute to the Sale article. So feel free to put Sale's climate data back into the article, I won't be raising any more objections :-) ---- Eric 18:48, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Sale, Greater Manchester

Good work. Could you nominate the article for Featured Article status, please? I'm not allowed to nominate more than one article at the same time. Epbr123 01:12, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

  • Good work to you as well, your input really was invaluable. ---- Eric 01:18, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Having taken the time to think about this, I won't be nominating the Sale article for Featured Article status. Not because I don't think it's a good article — I think it's excellent — but because I don't think it's right for anyone to nominate articles they themselves have worked on. The nominators ought to be those who have come across the article and found it worthy of nominating. Of course that's just my opinion. ---- Eric 00:00, 25 May 2007 (UTC)