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History Improvements[edit]

How bizarre that an article about such a common and ubiquitous subject has so few comments, Have people taken fences for granted, or perhaps Wikipedia's editors have fences in their heads! The History section needs vast improvement and expansion. With a lineage much more ancient than that of feudal England, fences are some of the oldest human-made structures, and their appearance in the archaeological record closely coincides with the neolithic revolutions and the rise of animal husbandry. 67.142.172.24 (talk) 18:46, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Go for it, see if you can improve the article! :-) Montanabw(talk) 23:13, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Legal Section[edit]

I remember reading a Delaware case that essentially found that a fence is only legally a fence if it either surrounds something or attempts to restrict access from the public. I think it was a Chancery Court case. I found the case very interesting. By my memory, the court was asked to decide if a fence that only went along one side of somebody's property violated a code or deed restriction or something, and the court found that because it did not enclose anything and was not designed to block public access, it wasn't legally a fence so there was no violation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.75.251.183 (talk) 17:47, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Fence laws vary tremendously by jurisdiction. And the definition of a "legal fence" also varies tremendously by jurisdiction. Interesting factoid, though. But possibly only relevant to Delaware. Montanabw(talk) 01:34, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Merge from Privacy fencing[edit]

Article Privacy fencing is unsourced, but may contain some information useful in this article. I suggest merging it in.   — Jeff G. ツ (talk) 21:50, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Unsourced alone isn't enough for a merge (better to tag for refs and thus expand and improve the article). I agree that it's small and unsourced, but we have a lot of other articles on different types of fencing, with this article (Fence) as the overview and the types of fences are basically a list that serve as a navigational jumping-off point, so I hesitate to add the whole privacy fencing article back in because it would be undue weight-- we don't have a couple of paragraphs on each kind of fence here, just a sentence or so -- and if we did up the ante, the article would quickly become pretty unwieldy. That said, maybe there is a more suitable article about solid wall fences that the privacy fence could be merged into. Or just improve it a bit; it's kind of on the cusp of not being a stub, a source or two and a photo would easily put it at start-class. Montanabw(talk) 03:12, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

A quotations section?[edit]

Is this necessary at all? I understand the humor value in the "turtle fence" quote, but that's not what Wikipedia is about. The picture is good, so I'll keep that in there, but the rest's gonna go. I can't believe that this has been here for six years. QuackOfaThousandSuns (Talk | Contributions) 21:27, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

I see no harm in them, but I'm also not going to fight to keep them. I agree that it isn't necessary, but really, your tone is pretty rude. Six years ago, there were a lot more articles that had trivia sections like this, and while that battle now seems to be mostly over, it doesn't mean that we put it on the "a" list to remove, either. Montanabw(talk) 22:45, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
The Cole Porter one made me LOL.RafikiSykes (talk) 03:06, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

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