Talk:Windsor (Ontario)

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Where are all you Windsorites? Let's add to this!!

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I haven't set foot in Windsor since the dollar and dollarette were almost equal in value, so I'm wondering: how do most local merchants deal with Merkin money? I assume U.S. coins are still accepted at face value for convenience's sake, but what about bills? - (WT-en) Todd VerBeek 21:52, 3 February 2007 (EST)

A U.S. dollar is greedily viewed as a Canadian dollar. I was there in August '06 and that's how our currency was handled. Of course, they don't give you U.S. currency back, if you pay with U.S. currency. I think the tunnel bus may be the exception to the rule, but I'm not positive. If I remember correctly, they sign said $3.00 Canadian or $2.50 US. -- (WT-en) Andrew H. (Sapphire) 00:11, 4 February 2007 (EST)

American money, either bills or coins, will be accepted in almost all places. You will receive Canadian change back, usually at the current exchange rate. However, some businesses will have a fixed exchange rate which may differ from the actual rate.

Thanks for this info. This would be a helpful section in the main article.

PhotosEdit

I contacted the Windsor CVB and they're looking for images that they can send us that can be licensed under CC-by-SA 1.0. -- (WT-en) Sapphire(Talk) • 14:42, 26 February 2007 (EST)

NewsEdit

Should the Windsor Star be included? ~ JasonCarswell (talk) 23:52, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Star nominationEdit

Windsor (Ontario)Edit

Years ago Stephen Colbert on his Colbert Report show once said that Windsor was the armpit of Ontario. I don't know if he's even been to Windsor, but I'm pretty sure he's not been to Sarnia, Hamilton, or Sudbury or he wouldn't have said that. Windsor used to be a blue collar town closely tied to Detroit and all the pros and cons that go with that. Windsor has come a long way baby. It's still no heaven for hipsters and can't compete with the cultural Mecca's of Vancouver, Toronto, New York, San Francisco, or Austin, but it just may in time as the Internet levels the playing field. Or not. I just went over the whole article. Please review as you see fit. ~ JasonCarswell (talk)

Thanks for making a nomination, and a good one too if I may say so. This is a good article with plenty of listngs but an overwhelming number, either. However, for it to be nominated it needs some work but at the same time is fairly close to star status. Quite a lot of listings lack coordinates and there are minor formatting issues here and there. There's also a listing with just an external link, and nothing else.
We should remember though that we don't nominate articles based on the city's culture, either now or in the past. Different cities are popular with different people. We give the status on the basis of the article's quality, not the place itself.
Also, just a quick note: there's an at least seemingly contradicting statement in the article which says that it is multicultural and then says it has small town charm. Could this be tweaked a little so it doesn't sound like a contradiction? Wouldn't affect star status much but would be a good thing to do. --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 00:10, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
I have done not a little tweaking on the page and it keeps coming closer and closer to deserving Star status, but not yet. No Star article in Wikivoyage has such a tiny Get Around section or such a long and itemized Go Next section as this (it was even a "nearby" subsection, totally off-MoS - I tried to find a solution - but it's not right yet). Major cleanup and moving to Leamington and Kingsville and other articles of Essex County is needed. The Understand section could use some improvement, a History subsection. Let's keep working. Ibaman (talk) 22:43, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Comment: A "Nearby" section, which is used rarely, serves a different purpose from "Go next". A "go next" section lists the next town's Wikivoyage destination articles. A "nearby" section covers small outlying villages which aren't contiguous suburbs, but which are listed here as they lack their own articles. This applies primarily to small cities and towns, surrounded by rural villages which merit only a {{listing}} or two each. Wikivoyage:What is an article? expects destination articles to be of a reasonable size suitable to be carried in travel baggage, so doesn't require the creation of a separate article ("go next") for every tiny village. "Nearby" therefore contains listings; "go next" contains links to adjacent destination pages and itinerary. K7L (talk) 23:01, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
That said, Essex-Kingsville-Leamington have their own articles, so any individual listings in and around these specific cities should be moved out of Windsor (Ontario)#Nearby into the corresponding local destination article. K7L (talk) 01:34, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I stand corrected :) but still, not yet. Ibaman (talk) 23:08, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
I don't want this to be a discouragement to the article improving, but can we slush this one for now and renominate this article when it improves? Otherwise we may just sit around while we "wait for improvements" that don't come to the article. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 23:13, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
I wish we can hear other Wikivoyagers' opinions. As for myself, I won't stop tweaking. Ibaman (talk) 00:14, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Well, I think we should visit this nomination later — I just don't think it's necessarily ready yet. We can always give it time to develop. But yes, about reaching other Wikivoyagers — I've posted about star nominations in general to WV:Requests for comment, and the extreme opposition to my suggestion to remove star status altogether (in the pub) has actually brought attention to the star nominations. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 01:23, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
No. I just started on cleaning up many, many punctuation, capitalization, and formatting errors, and done spelling errors. I found festival dates from years up to six years ago. This article does not "... follow the manual of style exactly or is the exception that proves the rule." It should have been cleaned up before the nomination. Ground Zero (talk) 20:52, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Then it sounds like a slush to me. I'll go ahead and slush this one when I have the time. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:58, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
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