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Former good articleAtlanta was one of the Geography and places good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
January 29, 2005Featured article candidateNot promoted
December 20, 2006Good article nomineeListed
January 31, 2007Featured article candidateNot promoted
October 30, 2007Good article reassessmentDelisted
April 25, 2008Good article nomineeListed
August 8, 2012Featured article candidateNot promoted
October 22, 2021Good article reassessmentDelisted
Current status: Delisted good article

"Metro" definition in side pane[edit]

The Area stat for Metro and the Population state don't agree when you consider the number listed for Metro density. I guess these are different definitions of the Metro area, but without some sort of qualification, they should have different names or something. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:54, 3 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lock this article.[edit]

This article should be protected and locked to prevent homophobic vandalism. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jamaican barbie (talkcontribs) 06:22, 23 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hey y'all, would anyone be potentially interested in creating and/or joining a WikiProject specifically for Atlanta and the Atlanta metro? - Navarre0107 (talk) 23:11, 30 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

GA Reassessment[edit]

This discussion is transcluded from Talk:Atlanta/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the reassessment.

Result: delisted - Bneu2013 (talk) 04:08, 22 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The biggest issue is inadequate citations. There are currently 20 "citation needed" tags (full disclosure: I added most of them). Another major issue is outdated information. For example, the sexual orientation/gender identity section cites a 2006 study. Is this the most recent data available for this, and is this data still true? Another example: the transportation section states "In 2015, 15.2 percent of Atlanta households lacked a car, and increased slightly to 16.4 percent in 2016. The national average is 8.7 percent in 2016. Atlanta averaged 1.31 cars per household in 2016, compared to a national average of 1.8." Is this the most recent data for this? There are also a few inconsistencies. For example, the economy section states the city's GDP is $385 billion, which is inconsistent with the $406 billion figure in the lead. That being said, this article was first promoted to GA status more than 13 years ago, and a lot has changed since then. I feel like this current meets the standards of a B-class article, but it shouldn't be much harder to get it back to GA status. Bneu2013 (talk) 02:58, 20 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm going to boldly close this discussion, as no one has shown interest in improving the issues I raised, and none of the major of contributors have made many edits to this page in years. Bneu2013 (talk) 04:08, 22 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Culture Question[edit]

”Atlanta is noted for its lack of Southern culture due to a large population of migrants from other parts of the U.S, in addition to many recent immigrants”.<< This statement doesn’t ring true to me living in the metro area, especially when you consider the breadth and width of “Southern Culture” (in any case most of the traditional associations can still be found in Atlanta).

This line accomplishes two things, neither of which were probably intentional: 1. It insinuates that Atlanta is the southern city with the highest share of foreign-born among its fellow major southern cities (it isn’t) -and more importantly- makes it seem as though those born outside of the state or country ( who now call Atlanta home) have an outsized impact, and ‘dilute’ or ‘undercut’ said Southern culture in the city. The associated citations were from the Census Bureau and the Atlanta Journal constitution. Neither conclusively supports (or is evidence of) the assertion that Atlanta is *noted* for its lack of southern culture. In fact, neither directly addressed that at all. The other citation, a travel guide, includes a list of things to do. While it does make mention of an increasing share of people with out of country/state origins, it doesn’t support the original claim. What city is the point of reference? What are the metrics we are using? 2601:C5:8180:8110:0:0:0:AD83 (talk) 18:46, 21 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A Commons file used on this page or its Wikidata item has been nominated for deletion[edit]

The following Wikimedia Commons file used on this page or its Wikidata item has been nominated for deletion:

Participate in the deletion discussion at the nomination page. —Community Tech bot (talk) 21:52, 25 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Snowy days in April?[edit]

The weatherbox for Atlanta says that Atlanta sees an average of 0.2 snowy days per April. That means 2 years out of 10 get some snow in April, which is not the case. It is incredibly rare, if it ever happened, to get snow in April in Atlanta. Also, the average amount of snow days is somehow larger in April than in March (0.1), which makes this even more illogical.

However, I can't really find a way to edit the weatherbox in the source, only the UV/Daylight weatherbox. How would this be edited? Antarctican2606 (talk) 18:51, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's a template, so it has to be edited there. See Template:Atlanta weatherbox. It's probably best to ask on the talk page there first. There are references on the template page, so you can check them directly before making any changes. It's my guess it was probably a typo, but you'll have to check the data to know for sure. BilCat (talk) 19:11, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This does appear to be incorrect per the NOAA reference on the template page. I have gone ahead and corrected Template:Atlanta weatherbox. Skipple 19:18, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]