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NPR Newsletter No.17Edit
Hello! My name is Christian and I am a student at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA. For one of my classes, I have been tasked with creating a wikipedia article. One of the first pieces of advice I received was to ensure my formatting matched with the standard formats of the various WikiProjects, or else they would be quickly pulled down. For your WikiProject, what formatting requirements must be met? Thank you!
Red flag traffic lawsEdit
You recently removed a hoax template from the article red flag traffic laws; I've been looking into the question, and I've become increasingly convinced that the part about disassembling the automobile is indeed some sort of hoax. I skimmed through Hastings' vetoes in the Pennsylvania state archives—the closest match I could find was an 1897 act requiring motorists to drive on the right-hand side unless they couldn't drive on the left, which he vetoed as garbled and self-contradictory. I couldn't find the text of that act, but I doubt that the quotes in the article were taken directly from it: apparently the word "disassemble" was only beginning to be used in that sense, with the first recorded transitive usage in 1893 or 1903. A great number of online sources reference that quote, but I believe none antedate the Wikipedia entry. The editor who inserted that material cited Oyslager's Illustrated Motor Cars of the World from 1967, which, according to its Hathitrust entry, does not contain the word "disassemble" (nor "equestrian" nor "pacified"); you added a reference for a 2018 book which purports to quote from a 1968 book; that 1968 book likewise does not contain "equestrian" or "pacified" or "conceal". Cheers, gnu57 03:34, 28 March 2019 (UTC)