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Region names[edit]

Are the most common name really "Mississippi Gulf Coast" and "Mississippi Capital-River"? I'm not as sure about Capital-River, but I've always heard the coast referred to as just the "Gulf Coast", which for our purposes would get the name "Gulf Coast (Mississippi)". -- (WT-en) Ryan 21:24, 12 July 2006 (EDT)

To be honest, I find the recent fashion of using "Generic Name (Location)" for region names both unintuitive and awkward to link to, so I avoid it whenever possible. But "Gulf Coast (Mississippi)" wouldn't be as bad as all the horribly-named "North (Somewhere)" articles that are popping up (just for the sake of looking cool in the breadcrumbs), so I wouldn't object if you want to rename it. - (WT-en) Todd VerBeek 21:44, 12 July 2006 (EDT)
I'm also not a fan of the "East (Foo)" article names, mostly because they're boring and the more common name is usually "East Foo". In the case of the Gulf Coast, the normal naming standard would be "Gulf Coast", and a disambiguator is needed since there is more than one, which gives "Gulf Coast (Mississippi)". I'll update that one, and leave any other changes to those who know the area better. -- (WT-en) Ryan 23:50, 12 July 2006 (EDT)

Nine cities[edit]

I'd swap out McComb for Starkville. McComb isn't a city of much significance; by contrast, Mississippi State is in Starkville Purplebackpack89 01:05, 8 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fine with me; I mainly went with cities I've heard of. Looking at Wikipedia, I suspect I've only heard of McComb because Britney Spears grew up there. LtPowers (talk) 01:52, 8 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd strongly recommend adding Clarksdale, which would give representation to the Delta Region, and is IMO pretty easily the most important cultural destination in the state. --Peter Talk 05:03, 8 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fair enough. Shall we remove McComb and Hattiesburg, perhaps, for Starkville and Clarksdale? If you guys get a chance, these cities could use descriptions. LtPowers (talk) 14:37, 8 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think Hattiesburg's a city of some significance, I would recommend against its removal Purplebackpack89 17:55, 9 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
All of the cities have some significance. If we want to add both Starkville and Clarksdale while removing McComb, we've got to find another one to remove and Hattiesburg looks like the least significant of the remaining cities. But I'm not super familiar with Mississippi. Maybe Vicksburg instead? But what's in Hattiesburg besides Southern Miss? LtPowers (talk) 14:09, 10 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm not familiar enough with Mississippi to offer an opinion on which cities should and shouldn't be included, but the Battle of Vicksburg was very significant in the Civil War. By the way, the Vicksburg article's photos are currently all red-linked. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:28, 10 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We could put Vicksburg National Military Park under "Other Destinations". LtPowers (talk) 01:29, 11 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
True, and a good solution if a decision is made to exclude Vicksburg from the list of 9 cities. Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:08, 11 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My two cents: swap out McComb for Starkville and leave the rest as is. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 02:15, 11 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
After doing some research, prompted by Peter's comment, I think Clarksdale is more important than Starkville. Clarksdale is the birthplace of the blues! LtPowers (talk) 15:26, 11 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I replaced McComb with Clarksdale and added Starkville to the Other Destinations behind an MSU link. We could consider doing the same for Hattiesburg and Oxford, but they (especially Oxford) seem like bigger cities to me. But I don't know the area. LtPowers (talk) 21:25, 8 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]