Talk:Birmingham (Alabama)

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Taxis[edit]

What is the range for taxi rates in birmingham?

WiFi[edit]

Re. WiFi in Alabaster:

  1. The Dairy Queen closed. It has not yet opened at its new location.
  2. Buffalo Wild Wings does have a WAP, and I was able to connect. However, I couldn't connect to any web sites.

<>< (WT-en) tbc 04:44, 29 April 2007 (EDT)

Get in: by bus[edit]

I removed the following: The MegaBus company and National Express Bus Service allows for visitors to arrive from a long or short bus ride (depending where you depart from) directly to the main bus terminal in Birmingham. I'm pretty sure this refers to a different Birmingham. (WT-en) Eco84 16:48, 17 August 2009 (EDT)

Oh, and I just removed the following from the Amtrak listing, for the same reasons as above: The National Railway Service has 3 main stations through Birmingham Alabama. They are located at the airport,center city and eastern Birmingham. Public bus transportation is also available at the station in order to conveniently move about the city. (WT-en) Eco84 17:04, 17 August 2009 (EDT)

List of neighborhoods[edit]

Right now, the series of names is useless. A list of names with descriptions would be marginally more helpful, but without any indication as to where in the city they are, that still wouldn't be useful. But how many of the neighborhoods are of likely interest to visitors?

Wouldn't it make more sense to delete the "Neighborhoods" section and instead substitute an "Orientation" section that explains how visitors can most effectively understand their position within the city and how to get to and between different places of interest to them? In such a section, neighborhoods of particular interest could be mentioned, with their positions relative to landmarks described. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:28, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Moved here for now:

Neighborhoods[edit]

  • Southside
  • Glen Iris
  • Avondale
  • Woodlawn
  • Eastlake
  • Highland Park
  • Forest Park
  • Downtown Loft District
  • Homewood
  • Mountain Brook
  • Vestavia Hills
  • Hoover
  • Roebuck
  • Leeds
  • Irondale
  • West End
  • Ensley
  • Hooper City
  • East Lake
  • Wenonah
  • Bessemer
  • Fairfield

Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:06, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

"Learn" section[edit]

I'm moving this here, because it has no content:

Learn[edit]

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • Samford University
  • Miles College

If someone wants to make these into listings and specifically mention programs for non-matriculated students or accommodations for students doing a semester or year abroad, go ahead. Otherwise, "Learn" is optional, and we can leave the section out. Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:26, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

Currently extant[edit]

@AndreCarrotflower: the reason that I changed "currently the oldest extant professional baseball park in the United States" to "it is the oldest professional baseball park in the United States" is because they mean the same thing. The second version is shorter and less jargony.

The present tense does not imply permanence. "I am sick", "Donald Trump is president", "today is Sunday" are all uses of the present tense that are transitory. Does anyone think that the baseball park will continue to be the oldest park after it no longer exists? That really doesn't make sense. It is the oldest park now, and when it is torn down, it won't be any more.

"Currently extant" is a phrase we see in legal or academic writing, but we shouldn't be writing like lawyers or academics. I'm just trying to make the writing livelier by reducing redundancy and jargon. Ground Zero (talk) 09:25, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

@AndreCarrotflower: as two weeks have passed with no response, I think it is reasonable for me to conclude that you do not object to me changing this back. Ground Zero (talk) 08:45, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
Ground Zero, I'd give him another day or so to reply. Andrew has been on spottily for a few weeks. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:09, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
I was going to wait several days. I don't want to be hasty. But if he chooses not to respond while being active, I'll go ahead. Ground Zero (talk) 09:25, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
@Ground Zero: For some reason I didn't get the notification that you'd pinged me with your February 23 comment, though I did for the more recent one. I edited the sentence because I thought it flowed better in the original way, but I don't feel particularly strongly about the issue and I'm not going to make a federal case about it if you want to change it back. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 16:30, 7 March 2020 (UTC)