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Offline jborger

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Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« on: September 09, 2010, 06:43:26 AM »
Hey, all.  A lot of us know a lot about downtown Cleveland and spend a lot of time here sharing our knowledge.

But when you Google "downtown cleveland", one of the first results you see is the Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downtown_Cleveland).  And a lot of this page is horribly out of date. 

Some of the pictures have been updated more recently, but a lot of the text is old.  For example, here are some areas that could use some work:

- Update language/NAME on Euclid Corridor section
- Remove/amend Stark project (also fix corresponding mention in Warehouse District)
- Mention of 668 Euclid
- Update E 4th plans/stores
- Update language/years at end of Avenue District
- Update Flats with latest plans for FEB
- Update convention center section with details about the new Mall C plans
- Update Lakefront plans?
- Update population stats in first paragraph with something more recent (and amend "Others" section's population line)
- New CSU developments (and change Quadrangle to Campus District?)
- Add in something about the Medical Mart
- Add a section about the Casino (and temporary casino)
- Add section/mention about Downtown Cleveland Alliance and the special improvement district
- Add section about District of Design
- Add section about Perk Park redevelopment

As you probably know, ANYONE can edit a Wikipedia article.  Just click the "Edit" tab near the upper right corner of the screen!  You don't even need a Wikipedia account to do this, however signing up for one will give you a lot of added benefits.

Wikipedia does have some formatting tricks (like this forum does) but it's not that difficult if you look at what's currently there. 

There's also a "View History" tab where you can see other changes that have been made recently.  This makes it very easy to undo someone's changes as well.  Be careful when posting images -- Wikipedia editors are VERY picky about copyrights and such. 

I can't think of a better group to modify the downtown Cleveland Wikipedia article than the people on this forum.  This is one of the main pages the world uses to learn about our city!  Let's make it rock.


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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 07:17:37 AM »
Great idea jborger! 

I've updated some Cleveland pages in the past, including the Soldier and Sailors Monument and University Circle.

Maybe some of our great photographers can provide some more pictures as well?  Ex: Theater District, Cleveland State, Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Gateway Stadiums
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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 07:25:08 AM »
Lets make Cleveland's Wikipedia page a World Class Wikipedia page!!!!! :lol:
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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2010, 07:29:21 AM »
I kind of like the format of pittsburgh's page. Maybe do some of the same things like how they list hotels...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downtown_pittsburgh

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010, 07:30:05 AM »
As an example, they still listed the Campus District as "The Quadrangle".  So I updated that this morning.  The section still talks a lot about CSU... Maybe a little too much since CSU has its own Wikipedia page?

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2010, 07:32:26 AM »
I rather have a picture of city hall or any of those instead of the justice center

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 08:50:03 AM »
JBorger, I agree. Good points...and some of the photos should be updated to include the best. I have seen so many on this forum that would be perfect. This washed out Edgewater view they had on there is sloppy. We have so many photos here that do the place much more justice. I would also emphasize more on population of the greater metro area as well...and maybe neighborhoods. Maybe even a Gardens Under Glass mention.

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2010, 11:03:01 AM »
That 1992 pic was unique in the fact that it had old Municipal Stadium in it and it didn't look as if Key Tower had even topped out yet. It at least could come in handy in a before and after compare and contrast display.

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2010, 10:47:51 AM »
In the discussion section, there's a link to the WikiProject: Cleveland, a group dedicated to doing just what you suggested. Were you involved in their creation?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Cleveland

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2010, 11:01:27 AM »
I saw that.  No, I wasn't involved.  There were some people with the City Advocates programs at the Downtown Cleveland Alliance that brought this up to me.  Maybe they started that..

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2010, 01:46:36 PM »
I know this isn't Downtown Cleveland, but Asiatown doesn't even have it's own wiki page.

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2016, 12:10:44 AM »
In regards to expanding other Cleveland wiki pages:

I found myself reading up on CWRU football history, and before I knew it, I created a wiki page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Case_Western_Reserve_Spartans_football

Some interesting history for Case and Western Reserve football.   Who knew Knute Rockne made his coaching debut in University Circle?  Or a Case football player was the first professional player to throw a forward pass? 

Another fun fact -- Western Reserve is the only Ohio team with a winning record against the OSU Buckeyes.  Supposedly a buckeye tree was planted on Case campus during the last meeting in 1934 ... Anyone know if this tree is still alive?

The "Big Four Conference" was a pleasant find for college football in Cleveland during 1930's and 1940's.  I wonder if the Campbell city trophy still exists today somewhere?  All I could figure out is that it was named after the president of the Cleveland Club, who built the Tudor Arms hotel building.
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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2016, 02:39:34 PM »
With national and international media ascending on Cleveland over these next few weeks for the RNC, I highly suggest we spruce up many of our Cleveland and Cleveland-related wiki pages.

It's a safe bet to expect a lot more articles like this: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/midwest/ct-cleveland-ohio-rnc-travel-0710-20160627-story.html

Therefore, I anticipate a lot of lazy reporting...let's make it easy for them to get updated and more complete information.
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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2016, 11:59:06 PM »
So I just improved the Cleveland city Sports section.  It previously reeked on negative undertones, focusing primarily on not winning a title.

Now it's more objective, and includes sports successes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland#sports

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2017, 02:13:31 PM »
Check out the "public transit" heading in the Infobox:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DiSanto_Field

I've figured out how to incorporate public transportation offerings / logistics.

This is, of course, scalable to all Cleveland places on wikipedia.
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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2017, 02:24:47 PM »
That looks really good. If visitors or even locals are looking up destinations on there and they see that, it might cause some of them to consider taking transit when it wasn't on their radar before.

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2017, 04:26:40 PM »
Someone might want to change the article in wikipedia about the height of the Terminal Tower in the Tallest buildings in Cleveland part-it is listed as 708 feet, not 771 feet,  in Emporis, CTBUH, and on the main wiki page of tallest buildings in the US. (and they actually list Emporis as a source for this 771 foot height in the tallest buildings in Cleveland page)

Just something I noticed.  For Cleveland and accuracy and all.  ;D

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2017, 04:31:22 PM »
We also need to change the Wiki for Ohio City and Tremont

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2017, 10:26:34 PM »
would be good to see a section on transportation on the page--like tower city, E22/Prospect, Health Line, Burke Airport, the Port, Amtrak Station, etc.

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2017, 11:41:52 PM »
Someone might want to change the article in wikipedia about the height of the Terminal Tower in the Tallest buildings in Cleveland part-it is listed as 708 feet, not 771 feet,  in Emporis, CTBUH, and on the main wiki page of tallest buildings in the US. (and they actually list Emporis as a source for this 771 foot height in the tallest buildings in Cleveland page)

Just something I noticed.  For Cleveland and accuracy and all.  ;D

Done.  TT went from 142nd tallest to 83rd tallest in the USA.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_the_United_States#Tallest_buildings

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2017, 01:01:33 AM »
Someone might want to change the article in wikipedia about the height of the Terminal Tower in the Tallest buildings in Cleveland part-it is listed as 708 feet, not 771 feet,  in Emporis, CTBUH, and on the main wiki page of tallest buildings in the US. (and they actually list Emporis as a source for this 771 foot height in the tallest buildings in Cleveland page)

Just something I noticed.  For Cleveland and accuracy and all.  ;D

Done.  TT went from 142nd tallest to 83rd tallest in the USA.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_the_United_States#Tallest_buildings

LOL! Well hey at least the information matches now.   

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2017, 02:57:46 PM »
^ yep, no problem.  And just a friendly reminder, with the amount of knowledge and blogging power we have on here, anyone can edit these pages.

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2017, 04:42:15 PM »
I was always under the impression that the Terminal Tower is 708' with a 60' flag pole. Topping it out at 768'

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2017, 04:47:51 PM »
Although, the book "The Terminal Tower Complex" from 1980 does state that the flag pole is 65' tall for a total of 773'. I also have a coffee cup from the mid-80's that states the 773' as well...

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Re: Cleveland: Wikipedia project
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2017, 06:46:36 PM »
Although, the book "The Terminal Tower Complex" from 1980 does state that the flag pole is 65' tall for a total of 773'. I also have a coffee cup from the mid-80's that states the 773' as well...

I've recently heard 777' or 778'.  Could be adjustments to it.