User talk:Southsioux

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Population sign outside Hubbard

I see that you've been working on Hubbard, Nebraska. I've gone in and fixed up the photo by putting it in the infobox (the box at the right edge of the page). For what it's worth, if you're inserting a photo into the body of an article, you can reduce the size by putting a vertical bar (a "pipe") followed by "thumb" after the filename. I've stuck your Hubbard population-sign photo in this comment, just so you can see how it's done.

May I suggest further edits to the article? First, the "History" section is one very large paragraph, and it doesn't appear to be in any order: it skips around in time, and includes a lot of stuff that really isn't of encyclopedic interest. I'd strongly suggest breaking it into several paragraphs, arranged chronologically, and leaving out a lot of the town-booster talk. Phrases like "a heritage of strong-willed citizens and a firm foundation for a bright future" aren't factual information: they're promotion, and they don't belong in an encyclopedia article.

I'd try to do some of this myself, but I'm up to my ears in another article. Furthermore, I don't have access to the Jensen-Jepsen centennial booklet, which I assume you have.

--Ammodramus (talk) 02:03, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Oh, and: If you've got any questions about technical stuff (like putting photos in articles), please feel free to drop me a line at my talk page, and I'll try to get back to you and give you what help I can. Ammodramus (talk) 02:05, 26 May 2011 (UTC)