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Updated 2011-05-05

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"Virgina" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Virgina. Please participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. Steel1943 (talk) 23:06, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

"Virgiinia" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Virgiinia. Please participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. Steel1943 (talk) 23:06, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

MSA TableEdit

Here is a table of Metropolitan Statistical Areas in Virginia that was added this week. I don't think we need both this and the "Largest cities or towns in Virigina" table next to each other, and I recognize the "Largest cities" table is commonly found on many, many Wikipedia geography articles. Does anyone have a good suggestion for another place it could be featured?-- Patrick, oѺ 01:41, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Metropolitan Statistical Areas in Virginia
Rank Statistical area Population (2017 est.)
1 Greater Washington (Washington–Arlington–Alexandria metropolitan area), portion in Virginia ("Northern Virginia") 2,924,823
2 Hampton Roads (Virginia Beach–Norfolk–Newport News metropolitan area), portion in Virginia 1,680,860
3 Richmond metropolitan area 1,270,158
4 Roanoke metropolitan area 313,069
5 Lynchburg metropolitan area 258,995
6 Charlottesville metropolitan area 228,825
7 Blacksburg–Christiansburg–Radford metropolitan area 181,863
8 Harrisonburg metropolitan area 131,717
9 Staunton–Waynesboro metropolitan area 120,283
10 Winchester metropolitan area, portion in Virginia 111,300
11 Kingsport–Bristol metropolitan area, portion in Virginia 93,824
Total population living in MSAs (% of state total) 7,315,717 (87.4%)
I didn't realize we do have an article Virginia statistical areas and the chart is now copied there. Thanks!-- Patrick, oѺ 17:15, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

Needs Updating: Virginia Tech has the longest active bowl streak currently, not second.Edit

Photo caption in the Sports section needs updating. Virginia Tech has the longest active bowl streak currently, not second. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:8805:3B00:19C5:B90A:6421:1108:41DE (talk) 10:30, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Got it, done! Patrick, oѺ 16:12, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

Local TalentsEdit

Virginia has a growing culture in the hip hop and music world. Influenced and overlooked by many. A lot of the natives of Virginia are starting to hand together to give Virginia the push it needs to be recognized for our talents and abilities to create things people want. Despite people like King Push for finally putting some in play for the local artist, Virginia natives had no real help when it came to pushing their music from industry personal. Which created an need for local photographer, graphic designers and videographers. With everyone seeing the bigger picture and filling these voids there is no question that VA the 757 is up next. Phillthis phillthat (talk) 10:20, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

Lynchburg College is now University of LynchburgEdit

Since July of 2018. Needs to be updated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bmcdouall (talkcontribs) 18:53, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done, thanks.-- Patrick, oѺ 21:59, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

Cities tableEdit

Greetings editors, I'd like to solicit input about the "Largest cities or towns in Virginia" template. The trouble is with several of Virginia's urban areas being counties, and with Virginia pretty much uniquely having these "independent cities." Right now, the table includes 20 items, 18 are independent cities, but #4 Arlington is a county and #14 Leesburg is a county seat (i.e. town). The current table links to "biggestuscities.com" as its reference, which isn't perhaps an ideal source but also doesn't list Arlington, leaving that population number technically unsourced.

One option is remove Arlington from the list, or both Arlington and Leesburg, and just have a ranking of independent cities. Winchester and Salem would get added. But is that really the best way to describe the situation to Wikipedia's readers? Several counties that are very urban get left off while Salem's modest 25k pop gets included? Arlington County, with 8,000 people per square mile, is more like a city, while Chesapeake city, currently #3 on the list, has just 630, and is more like a county. So wouldn't Arlington more closely fit the readers' widely understood definition of a "city" as an urban area? But then if we include Arlington County and its 237,521 people, what about Fairfax County and its 1.1 million? What about ranking every jurisdiction, both cities and counties? What's the justification for singling out Arlington?

I made some options to chose from: First the "no build" current option just with numbers from the Census Bureau, then the version with counties included, and then an alternative that lists the largest Metropolitan statistical areas by size. MSAs are certainly a valid option from the U.S. Census Bureau to rank urban areas.

Option A, current box with 2019 numbers
Option B, all incorporated places
Option C, Metropolitan Statistical Areas

What do editors think? Option A, current table with Arlington and Leesburg? Option B with 11 counties and 9 cities? Option C with the MSAs? Or what about Option D, no table at all? Since all the options have issues, why not just rely on the prose to explain the situation? Thoughts? -- Patrick, oѺ 21:21, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

I didn't see any replies, but I'm leaning towards replacing the template with the MSAs, option C above. If any editors see an issue with that (such as there only being 14 MSAs in VA, not 20 to fill the template) do feel free to respond.-- Patrick, oѺ 21:12, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 October 2020Edit

At the history section, change the information to include the following A detailed account of an encounter between Arthur Barlowe with the people of Wingandacoa shows that they were a very structured society. They had defined positions for individuals and all people had well specified roles. The account shows that the Europeans first had contact with a team of people that included the King’s brother, his wife and many servants. One of the identifying factors included the form of dress and accessories. The nobles wore red pieces of copper on their heads. The rest of the individuals who were present at the time were servants to the nobles. They wore jewelry that was generally smaller. The roles of the various individuals were also so distinctly defined. The nobles were directly involved in the trade and they even visited the boat that the Europeans had come in. The role of the servants was to assist and accompany the nobles as needed. Dengfastish (talk) 19:55, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

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