Talk:Nightlife

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Laundry list[edit]

What exactly is the purpose of the current laundry list of cities? I think most people know that Radebeul is not necessarily world famous for its nightlife... Hobbitschuster (talk) 21:34, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Actually I don't get this article at all. "Nightlife is a high-risk activity" ... hmmmm, ok.... --Andrewssi2 (talk) 21:53, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
It is. Nightlife venues have a disproportionately high crime rate. /Yvwv (talk) 16:45, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
Crime is less likely to kill you than heart attacks, yet we don't say eating certain types of food is a high risk activity... Hobbitschuster (talk) 17:26, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
We kind of do in Traveling with high blood pressure. Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:19, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Where to take this article?[edit]

Like, seriously. What do we do with this? Hobbitschuster (talk) 19:57, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

On WV:Requested articles it was said that the article "lacks general advice about dress code, timing, queuing, etiquette etc". Probably useful, unless regional differences are too big. --LPfi (talk) 21:26, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

In regard to your last point, there are in fact a lot of differences in how nightlife is lived and handled in different countries, music scenes and subcultures. It may hardly be possible to adequately portray this topic in one single article, i.e. to represent a worldwide view of the subject. This challenge can already be observed in some Wikipedia articles on topics such as nightclubs or music subcultures, which not seldomly present a region-specific view on the topic. I believe it would be more useful to give specific information on such issues in the single city articles, than giving generalizing advice in this article. --Rio65trio (talk) 01:14, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
There is of course some specifics best told in city articles, but I suppose a Londoner wouldn't be too confused in a nightclub in Berlin or Edinburgh. So some generalities exist, although I do not know whether they hold in Tokyo or Ouagadougou. I think this article should describe surprising differences to look out for, not necessarily go into detail about how it works in different places and subcultures- But to write something sensible one should have a quite broad experience (I suppose some of us have). --ˇˇˇˇ —The preceding comment was added by LPfi (talkcontribs) 05:43, 15 August 2018‎
I agree that it seems useful to talk about broad generalizations and differences to look out for. I'm curious what nightlife is like in countries or regions where alcohol is illegal or culturally frowned upon. The list of destinations could also be improved with descriptions of the nightlife at each one—from what I've heard, the flavor of nightlife in, say, Nashville is different from Ibiza. —Granger (talk · contribs) 08:55, 15 August 2018 (UTC)