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29-05-2009, 12:18 AM
I hear it's possible to edit Wiki. I hope someone reads this, knows how to edit it, and helps clean it up. If they let me know how, I'll do it.

Here are a couple quotes from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downtown_Edmonton , cut and pasted in:

"Japser Avenue has no street number but sits where 101 Avenue would otherwise be."

I admit I can be a bit obsessive about spelling sometimes, but I don't think it's too much to hope the Wiki entry for Downtown Edmonton spells "Japser" avenue correctly.

& this gem about Eaton Centre:

"a new pedestrian skyway was built of high class, in which today it contains a number of shops."

Anybody? DBA?

29-05-2009, 01:06 AM
That's pretty sad... I know you can edit wikis, but I have no idea how. Although I doubt it's too difficult to figure out.

edmonton daily photo
29-05-2009, 10:15 AM
just hit the edit button

29-05-2009, 10:21 AM
just hit the edit button
and somebody already has - overnight world-wide exposure changes for downtown edmonton courtesy of c2e... :)

29-05-2009, 01:18 PM
just hit the edit button

Once again captain obvious to the rescue!
(Not meant to be offensive in any manner-seems appropriate because this is one of those DUH things haha)

edmonton daily photo
29-05-2009, 01:21 PM
Once again captain obvious to the rescue!
(Not meant to be offensive in any manner-seems appropriate because this is one of those DUH things haha)

In all fairness it's an "Edit This Page" Tab ;-)

29-05-2009, 01:52 PM
Fixed a few more things..

29-05-2009, 02:00 PM
^and added 2008 municipal census figure of 10,359.

29-05-2009, 05:11 PM
I've edited Wikipedia, but unless you have an account they usually don't take your 'edits' seriously and will revert them.

I agree the article needs some help, but why is it in Travel and Tourism? Wikipedia is about facts and what not not a travel site.

I'm familiar with the codes and how to properly edit wikis, as I am over on Wikitravel (http://www.wikitravel.org).

Bulliver on this website is also familiar with the wikis too.

30-05-2009, 09:16 AM
Excellent work cleaning it up. It reads much better now. Thanks.

30-05-2009, 09:30 PM
^^ Wiki? Never heard of it ;)

04-06-2009, 12:29 AM
Isn't Wikipedia the brainchild of an Edmontonian, and still based here?

04-06-2009, 01:04 AM
Not that I know of... I'm sure that's something that we would've heard before if it were true.

04-06-2009, 10:05 AM
^^ Are you sure you're not thinking of Nexopia? :p

04-06-2009, 12:38 PM
My bad, I did a search on Google and the founder of Wikipedia turns out to be an American, but here's what I must have been thinking of - from Infomart.ca

When Steve Smith first learned about Wikipedia, he thought it was a stupid idea. "The notion that you can build a useful source of information... (383 words)
Byline: Laura Drake, Source: The Edmonton Journal, Page: A1 / FRONT, Edition: Early
$4.95 - Edmonton Journal - Sat Dec 27 2008

20-11-2011, 12:16 PM
This is very minor and nit-picky, but is there a way to change the skyline picture of the photo montage of Edmonton on the wiki page to a nicer looking skyline photo? (the picture on the top of the montage) possibly an image looking at downtown from the north or a night shot. I appreciate the montage as all the big cities have a wiki photo set up like that, but just thought the skyline picture could be nicer.

Again i appreciate whoever might have made that, thank you.

19-02-2012, 01:24 AM
slightly ot, but the alberta wikipedia page could use a more flattering picture of edmonton's skyline - dont know what or who could fix that