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Removed it[edit]

Well,maybe it's still held,but first it is not popular and actually this don't fit in this article. So removed. --ThomasK 05:57, Dec 7, 2004 (UTC)

Hi, Thomas. The fact that you removed, on the Leopoldstadt page, the same image twice shows a certain amount of stubbornness and lack of co-operation which is a bad thing here at Wikipedia. If you had a better picture to replace the old, we could discuss it. But just removing an image and giving at first an incorrect reason ("no longer held") is a bit too much. Your second reason—that the image doesn't fit in with the article and that the festival in question is "not popular"—is highly debatable and should not automatically lead to its removal.
I'm certainly not embarking on an edit war about a photograph although, to be quite honest, I hate seeing uncooperative people like you have their way. <KF> 13:27, Dec 7, 2004 (UTC)

And I hate people like you,which wrote this stuff. This is uncooperative. First reason was wrong,ok. But the second is still justified. So look on the other article, e.g districts. There is no event like this. Only the argument,that you went always to this event is no reason why you post this here. I advise (because I have no image of GNU licence for it) for e.g to post a image of the Riesenrad,which is in the second district.

--ThomasK 14:38, Dec 7, 2004 (UTC)

Wow, I've clearly made friends with one more Wikipedian. Yeah, an image of the Riesenrad would clearly set Wikipedia apart from all the holiday brochures and pictorial histories of Vienna—maybe with a Fiaker in the foreground?
By the way, claiming that an assertion is justified is no justification itself. All the best, <KF> 15:05, Dec 7, 2004 (UTC)

It was an example,anyway it is not only for holiday brochures. Please don't be stupid. Apparent, there is no way to discuss this with you as usual. If you want still this photo in the article,do it.

I finish this debate now.

--ThomasK 15:42, Dec 7, 2004 (UTC)


I am removing a wrong etymology from the article. First of all, the large amusement park in Leopoldstadt is called Wurstlprater, not Würstlprater (i e no umlaut). Secondly, although Wurst is the German word for sausage, the Wurstlprater is named after Hanswurst—see the explanation below from the now defunct aeiou Encyclopedia. <KF> 16:12, May 2, 2005 (UTC)

Hanswurst, buffoonish character of popular theatre and touring companies. Based on the harlequin and pickle-herring figures, J. Stranitzky created the character of the "Wienerischer Hans Wurst" around 1710, further developed by G. Prehauser and J. F. von Kurz ("Bernardon"); J. J. La Roche created the "Kasperl", A. Hasenhut the "Thaddädl", A. Bäuerle the umbrella-maker "Staberl". The fight of J. v. Sonnenfels against extempore comedy and burlesque Hanswurst plays led to the introduction of censorship by Maria Theresia, but the Hanswurst characters remained popular with Viennese audiences until the 19th century (F. Raimund, J. Nestroy).

External link[edit]

The above link has been added today. It's purely commercial: an advertisement for a "studio apartment" for two which is for rent in Leopoldstadt at a rate of 350€ per week. Should we keep it? <KF> 21:19, 13 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Retrofit topic year headers/subpages[edit]

12-Dec-2008: I have added subheaders above as "Topics from 2004" (etc.) to emphasize the dates of topics in the talk-page. Older topics might still apply, but using the year headers helps to focus on more current issues as well.
Then I added "Talk-page subpages" beside the TOC. -Wikid77 (talk) 15:23, 12 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have undone this highly non-standard formatting typical of this editor, who is now indef-blocked. Graham87 08:22, 16 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Expanding references[edit]

12-Dec-2008: I have added the "References" section, noting translation from German Wikipedia, adding the official website, and copying references from the German Wikipedia. In 2008, English Wikipedia continued to have unscreened articles, so verification is heavily dependent on listing the references, which are intended as "the source" of reliability for readers. -Wikid77 (talk) 15:23, 12 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Section on Jewish Leopoldstadt[edit]

I have copy edited this section: the language seemed to be not quite idiomatic English and at times not very encyclopaedic. I also removed some of the details about where the new metro line will go across the Danube (it didn't seem relevant) and tried to explain better what Mazzesinsel might mean. It was not my intention to change the meaning of the section, so I hope that I have not. Ondewelle (talk) 16:31, 16 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

On a seperate note, the current wording makes it sound like most of this area's Jews were either killed or that a small number hid. Quite a few fled to other countries including the US. Around 50.000 to be precise. I need to find the book Jews of Vienna and some sources, but this section is inadequate as it stands. Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie | Say Shalom! 5 Shevat 5775 01:05, 25 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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