Talk:Snow-laden branch kills man in Central Park

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Review of revision 965626 [Passed][edit]

New York time[edit]

Regardless of the what the MOS says, it is wrong. Because there is not such thing as New York Time, they only way to refer to the time zone is to use the term New York time. Note the differences in capitalization. The difference is that New York Time would be a proper noun signifying that it is indeed an officially recognized time. For instance, I can run the New York Marathon or the New York marathon, with the latter being a marathon held in New York. The MOS really should not the difference in proper nouns.

The accident happened in New York, and to truly be written for an international audience, the opening sentence would have been something more like "A snow-laden tree branch killed a man on Literary Walk in Central Park in Manhattan, New York, New York in the Eastern United States on Thursday." New York City may also work. Calebrw (talk) 06:43, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

I agree with ShakataGaNai's compromise. New York Time sounded funny anyhow. I'd rather not have a three word change become a heated discussion. Just not worth it. Blurpeace 07:28, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
@Caleb - yes, that would be truly accurate... but overkill much? I mean, we have to assume that our audience has some semblance of intelligence. Simply saying "it happened in New York City" should be enough. If they don't know (they live under a rock in catmandu), they can use the links or... heaven forbid... mapping software. Anyways, local time is generally what we've used in the past. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 07:30, 27 February 2010 (UTC)