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US 25Edit

Just a heads up, the ACR closed tonight, and it's at FAC now, if you're interested. Imzadi 1979  02:26, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Ontario Highway 63Edit

Just to let you know I reviewed Ontario Highway 63 at GAN and put the article on hold for fixes to be made. The review is here. Dough4872 04:53, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Talk:E. C. Row Expressway/GA1Edit

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Ontario Highway 407Edit

Hello Floydian, as the resident Ontario Highway Guru, I'd like your opinion on something. Mid last year I took File:Ontario Highway 407 Construction at Harmony Road.JPG, and I wasn't sure if or where it should go in the article (I was thinking in the future section, but it's pretty crowded with the infobox, bridge construction picture, and map). Thoughts? --kelapstick(bainuu) 22:20, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Hmmm... that section is pretty crowded, but you've got a very nice picture there. The article will be getting a significant reorganizing in the next few months. For now it seems the ideal place would be replacing the picture of the entrance sign. - Floydian τ ¢ 23:00, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
Sounds good, I have gone ahead and replaced it. If it gets reverted, I will just wait until the article gets restructured as you say is going to happen. I was fortunate to see that while flying from Thunder Bay to Billy Bishop Airport, and thought it would be a good one to have. We don't often get aerial photos of major highway construction, nice to have on record. The quality isn't fantastic, but not bad for a phone through a window. Thanks, --kelapstick(bainuu) 23:07, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Three years ago ...
 
articles which have blossomed
... you were recipient
no. 804 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:09, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

I can't help but change the image to the precious! :) - Floydian τ ¢ 05:49, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for today's King's Highway 402! - one of my articles blossomed to FAC, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:50, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

It's three years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:19, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

... and four --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:07, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

How time flies! Thanks again Gerda Arendt! Wish I could say I've been as active over the past few years as I was back then. I've become much more gnomish lately. I build the highways now instead of writing their articles :D - Floydian τ ¢ 15:16, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for today's Ontario Highway 61! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:38, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Five years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:41, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

April
 
... with thanks from QAI

Thank you for today's Ontario Highway 420! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:04, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:CollapsedShellEdit

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Speedy deletion nomination of Southcentral OntarioEdit

 

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Highway 400/69Edit

Earlier today, an IP editor tried to update the exit list table on Ontario Highway 400 to reflect the fact that the interchange at Ontario Highway 64 is now open — however, their edits borked the table (specifically, by breaking the "location" links to French River and Unorganized North Sudbury District), and had to be reverted because I don't know how to fix them. Since you're much more the expert in the coding for those tables than I am, I was wondering if you could update the table properly. Thanks. Bearcat (talk) 22:42, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

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TFL notificationEdit

Hi, Floydian. I'm just posting to let you know that 400-series highways – a list that you have been heavily involved with – has been chosen to appear on the Main Page as Today's featured list for September 19. The TFL blurb can be seen here. If you have any thoughts on the selection, please post them on my talk page or at TFL talk. Regards, Giants2008 (Talk) 20:23, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Floydian, I just came back from a break and saw your post at TFL talk. I can certainly replace the list if you'd like, keeping it in reserve for next year. Unfortunately, we can't run it on July 1 as you had wanted, because that day is a Saturday and TFL only runs on Tuesdays and Fridays. We can run it the day before (June 30) if you want. Let me know if this is all right for you, and I'll schedule something else for the 19th when I have time. Giants2008 (Talk) 15:19, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

@Giants2008: June 30th would work for me. One day off is close enough. - Floydian τ ¢ 02:05, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Okay, I've finished replacing the list. I'll do my best to remember the date for next year. Giants2008 (Talk) 02:17, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

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Highway 17 revisionEdit

Hey Justin,

Apparently without looking at a map that would give you an answer you took away my edit explaining that Highway 17 goes beyond Arnprior into the city limits of Ottawa. I happen to live in the area and drive this stretch of Highway 17 quite often. It starts at Madawaska Blvd and goes until Grants Side Rd. Upper Dwyer Rd has nothing to do with it. Always has been a separate road.

192.95.183.216 (talk) 20:35, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
That's Old Highway 17, or possible remnant signs that weren't removed by the county. The only section that might still be part of 17 is Madawaska Boulevard from County Road 29 south to Kinburn Side Road, the section most-recently bypassed by the 417 twinning. - Floydian τ ¢ 23:52, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Highway 17 beyond Arnprior to OttawaEdit

From Madawaska Blvd to Kinburn Side Rd Highway 17 exists (and beyond to Grants Side Rd passed the old Antrim Truck Stop). There are plenty of roads that used to be Highway 17 like Donald B. Munro and even Mohrs Side Rd in the area. On the other side of Ottawa from Rockland to Hwy 417, near Quebec the old Highway 17 has been downgraded and re-signed as County Rd 17 but not the part I drive on in the Western rural area of Ottawa. If you could show me something official that indicates this is no longer part of Highway 17 it would be greatly appreciated. The road signs and all the maps I see still have this section as part of Kings Highway 17 despite now being disconnected by the Arnprior bypass. There is an old part of Highway 17 now part of Breezy Heights. That might have been bypassed in 1998 or thereabouts. There is a road called Old Highway 17 on the east side of Rockland that follows the Ottawa River. No doubt 17 has been modified and re-routed many times over the years. 67.70.16.213 (talk) 16:34, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

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Highway 17Edit

So I checked with the OPP in Arnprior. Although they do not patrol the highway within the Ottawa city limits they can confirm that the disconnected section is still officially Highway 17. Many people do call it "Old 17" & this section once repaved will probably be handed over to the City of Ottawa. At least that's what the Arnprior OPP told me. No idea when the transfer will happen. The bridge needs replacing over the Mississippi River and that doesn't seem to be happening anytime soon so it might still officially be a provincial road for a while longer.


— Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.95.183.216 (talk) 01:19, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Yep, you are correct. My mistake was not knowing how far out the city of Ottawa extended. - Floydian τ ¢ 15:11, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

{{ONint}}Edit

Hi there. I think there's something wrong with this template, as it creates incorrect links for regional municipalities. The sister template {{ONintfiller}} seems to work correctly. Examples of the error can be seen at Ontario Highway 427 (see last entry in division column of "exit list"), Ontario Highway 401 (Waterloo, Halton, Peel, Durham links all incorrect), and others. The link targets are correct, but the piped text is borked. Mindmatrix 22:20, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

Yeah it's been that way for nearly a year at this point. I thought I raised the issue somewhere, but it may have been on IRC. ONint simply passes parameters into {{Jctint/core}}; seems the coding for Ontario wasn't migrated properly to Lua for the division (but not division_special) parameter. I've made a change to ONint that hard codes the links and piping before passing it through. Browsing through a few routes, it seems to have fixed the issue. Let me know if you see any new or lingering malfunctions :) - Floydian τ ¢ 10:25, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Everything looks good. Mindmatrix 02:02, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

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Please ping me with the ticket number as soon as you have it; I can speedily process it. Thanks. ~ Rob13Talk 17:37, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: - 2017011010017261 is the ticket number. Let me know if you want me to send the rest of the flickr conversation (after the first message, they simply agree to send the photo that they end up sending me by email). - Floydian τ ¢ 18:04, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

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Ontario Highway 10 editEdit

You reworded my edit in the article and said Lakeshore Road wasn't built until 1914. Wasn't it a concession road (grids built in the late 1700s) before with Hurontario St./the Toronto-Sydenham Road heading north from it?

Also, if kind of off topic:

If the T-S road was the southern part of Hurontario, was the latter built south from Collingwood with the name Centre Road, later acquiring the Hurontario name when it reached today's Hwy. 89 and linked with the southern section of the T-S Road, resulting in the complete interlake route and renaming (Even though the T-S road already ran between the lakes by going to Owen Sound.)? I'm asking the second question because I'd like to include that in the Hurontario Street article if that's the case.

PS: Could I remove the bolded link to the Hurontario Street article in the intro as its already linked in the See also link just above it?Transportfan70 (talk) 04:54, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Concessions and sideline were surveyed in the late 1700s and early 1800s, but many weren't built until settlers took up land grants and built the surveyed trails into "passable" (read: mud hole) wagon roads. Lakeshore existed, but Dundas was the main highway with regular stagecoach stops between Toronto and Hamilton until the Toronto-Hamilton Highway (Lakeshore Road) was built in 1914. Regarding the second question, you are spot on. Regarding the third, yes, remove the link but leave it bold if its the first mention in the article. Apologies on the delayed response. - Floydian τ ¢ 06:06, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Discussion at WT:USRD#The Center LineEdit

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Lakeshore Road editEdit

Thank you for the input for "my" Lakeshore Road article. But I'm just curious about why you deleted the original article and redirected the title to the Ontario Highway 2 article back in 2011 rather than improve it? Transportfan70 (talk) 17:54, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Because it really is just part of a bigger topic, and I feel it is silly to have articles on portions of a larger road, as most road articles can do with the condensed extra information. - Floydian τ ¢ 23:02, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

The Center Line: Spring 2017Edit

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TFL notification – June 2017Edit

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GANEdit

Good to see you're back. If you get a chance, could you please review some GANs, since you nominated so many? --Rschen7754 18:22, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

I've been lurking. Lost all my historical resources (besides maps) so it's hard to contribute much. I've got 4 lined up that I'll review now. - Floydian τ ¢ 21:21, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

TCH signsEdit

Thank you for thanking me (!) for creating the TCH signs. I was wondering if, for multiple-named routes along a highway, I should post all the named route shields and a blank version for sections without names for the highways the TCH follows in the infobox, or should I just use a blank Ontario version to avoid clutter?

Also, the Airport Road (Ontario) article I created has been nominated for deletion. I wonder if you could have a look and vote (Hopefully for "keep"!)? Transportfan70 (talk) 01:17, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Didn't get to it in time, though to be honest I agree with the decision. Blogs and google maps are ok for minor facts, but they by no means provide notability. If you have a Toronto Library card, check out pages of the past; you may find what you need to justify it.
As for the shields, I recommend limiting it to one per infobox. If there are multiple TCH designations, stick with the blank shield in the infobox. - Floydian τ ¢ 02:10, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

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Ontario Highway 71Edit

I have it on good authority that this will be heading to TFA soon, but I'm having trouble following the first two sentences: "King's Highway 71, commonly referred to as Highway 71, is a provincially maintained highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. The 194-kilometre-long (121 mi) route travels concurrently with Highway 11 for 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the Fort Frances-International Falls International Bridge in Fort Frances, where it continues south as US Route 53 (US 53) and US Route 71 (US 71) in Minnesota." The part that's in the US isn't provincially maintained, is it? Or does Ontario Highway 71 never enter the US? - Dank (push to talk) 22:32, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

Nope, that would be a strange inter-government agreement. ON 71 ends at the border on the bridge (though I'd imagine the Ministry of Transportation jurisdiction ends at the Canadian side of the privately-owned bridge). I've reworded this to make it clear that it's the road that continues, not the highway number, let me know how that is. Hoping this will appear for Sept 1, as that is the 80th anniversary. Just nominated it. - Floydian τ ¢ 00:09, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

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Thank you for a highway "in the dense and rugged Canadian Shield" that "opened up a large section of Ontario to the rest of Canada for the first time"! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:58, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Henley BridgeEdit

Since you seem to be interested :-), would you know where to get the specs of the bridge? For the infobox. I want to fill out the infobox, and I thought I'd take some pictures this weekend before I move the article to main space. Alaney2k (talk) 14:41, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

I've never found the specs myself; I know Stamp's and the DHO books don't provide it. I doubt it's something readily avaailble unfortunately. I suggest trying the MTO, see if they can give you info; if not, a Toronto Star or G&M article from the late 30s is a good bet. You can also try the Niagara Historical Society, or perhaps there is a St. Kitts equivalent. At the worst, contact the MTO for an as-built drawing of the bridge; last-ditch-effort would be an FOI on those same drawings. - Floydian τ ¢ 23:11, 25 August 2017 (UTC)
On further thought, this bridge is likely owned by the St. Lawrence Sea Authority. the type of drawing you'd want is called a GA, or General Assembly drawing. Blueprints essentially. - Floydian τ ¢ 19:24, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Ontario Highway 112Edit

The article Ontario Highway 112 you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Ontario Highway 112 for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jackdude101 -- Jackdude101 (talk) 18:41, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ontario Highway 28Edit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Ontario Highway 28 you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jackdude101 -- Jackdude101 (talk) 19:01, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ontario Highway 32Edit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Ontario Highway 32 you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jackdude101 -- Jackdude101 (talk) 19:01, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ontario Highway 141Edit

The article Ontario Highway 141 you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Ontario Highway 141 for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jackdude101 -- Jackdude101 (talk) 19:02, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ontario Highway 46Edit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Ontario Highway 46 you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jackdude101 -- Jackdude101 (talk) 20:41, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ontario Highway 32Edit

The article Ontario Highway 32 you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Ontario Highway 32 for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jackdude101 -- Jackdude101 (talk) 20:41, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Ontario Highway GA reviewsEdit

To recap, these are the remaining articles that need fixes before their reviews pass:

After these are complete, the entire backlog of GA nominations you made will be cleared. Great work! Jackdude101 talk cont 21:08, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

I've fixed up all four of the above. I applaud you my friend, and extend my sincerest thanks for tackling all those nominations at once! - Floydian τ ¢ 02:47, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ontario Highway 138Edit

The article Ontario Highway 138 you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Ontario Highway 138 for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jackdude101 -- Jackdude101 (talk) 18:22, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ontario Highway 132Edit

The article Ontario Highway 132 you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Ontario Highway 132 for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jackdude101 -- Jackdude101 (talk) 18:22, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ontario Highway 28Edit

The article Ontario Highway 28 you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Ontario Highway 28 for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jackdude101 -- Jackdude101 (talk) 18:22, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ontario Highway 46Edit

The article Ontario Highway 46 you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Ontario Highway 46 for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jackdude101 -- Jackdude101 (talk) 18:22, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Ontario Highway 420 scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the Ontario Highway 420 article has been scheduled as today's featured article for November 2, 2017. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/November 2, 2017. Thanks! Ealdgyth - Talk 13:23, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

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List of notable roads in TorontoEdit

@Floydian: Your page List of notable roads in Toronto is being merged with other pages as discussed on its talk page under Title. --★BrandonALF★ talk edits 17:40, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

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My bad for missing the first message. - Floydian τ ¢ 15:32, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

This redirect pageEdit

Wikipedia:WikiProject Canada Roads/Ontario/Redirects What does this page refer to? I could work on it, but I am not sure what steps need to be done. Maybe you know? Alaney2k (talk) 16:35, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

It predates my involvement, but it's basically all the "common" redirects for each highway number to showcase which redirects have been or haven't been made. - Floydian τ ¢ 18:37, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Peter MunkEdit

 On 28 March 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Peter Munk, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Stephen 22:57, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

ON 59: ResponseEdit

Hi! Thank you for your message on my talk page! I went ahead and changed the colours on my Highway 59 map to match the one you created for Highway 77. I didn't change the actual route colours though because the uses are differently on the Highway 59 map. However, if you want me to, I will be happy to do it! Thank you for all of your edits and contributions to the Ontario Highways! Cheers! Ldnontwiki (talk) 18:15, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

UnblockEdit

 
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Floydian (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribsdeleted contribsfilter logcreation logchange block settingsunblockcheckuser (log))


Request reason:

Apparently my company IP has been blocked. Was fine up until to today. I may have controversial edit histories, but certainly nothing worthy of a block. 208.87.232.0/21

Decline reason:

That IP address range is blocked because it's a colocation web service. It is; this range belongs to forcepoint cloud services. You'll have to disable that if you wish to edit. Yamla (talk) 19:20, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

We use this service to block websites. Things worked fine up until yesterday... why now? Has any bad activity been recorded from this service? - Floydian τ ¢ 12:39, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
That IP address range was blocked on 2018-02-01. It's possible the service you use was working on a different IP address until yesterday. --Yamla (talk) 13:14, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Floydian I have grated IP Block exemption for now which should get you around the IP block. I will also email the Functionaries team to let them know, as this isn't my area of expertise, but know you well enough to grant it to you as a trusted use. They may or may not want some more info, I will let you know. Cheers, --kelapstick(bainuu) 13:54, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks kelapstick! - Floydian τ ¢ 14:00, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

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Ontario Highway 420 selected as TFA for 20 June 2018Edit

This is to let you know that the Ontario Highway 420 article has been scheduled as today's featured article for June 20, 2018. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 20, 2018.--Wehwalt (talk) 22:13, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

@Wehwalt: I was hoping to set this for April 20, 2019 to both commemorate the role of the highway as a protesting focal point for legalization reform (held on April 20th each year along the freeway) as well as to celebrate the first legal 420 for Canada :). I've added the article to the TFA future dates page. - Floydian τ ¢ 15:46, 11 May 2018 (UTC)
@Bencherlite: - Not getting a response from Wehwalt, can we pull this TFA until a later date please? - Floydian τ ¢ 13:12, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Fifteen years of editing!Edit

  Hey, Floydian. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
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Pot pic.Edit

Hi Floydian. Is this a picture of person's brain after he has smoked now-legal cannabis? Sca (talk) 16:12, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

I'm not sure, I still smoke the illegal stuff from my guy. I prefer the omelette version, because it makes me hungry :) Guess I have to change that to "supported" now! - Floydian τ ¢ 19:24, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:On-former browseEdit

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Nomination of Robert Melville Smith for deletionEdit

 

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Robert Melville Smith articleEdit

Hi Floydian, I have found and added more references to this article, as well as more information from those sources. I was able to find page numbers for references to him in the QEW book online, but there is no preview online of the Footpaths to Freeways book. Would you be able to either add the page number(s), or let me know them so I can add them? Regards, RebeccaGreen (talk) 11:56, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

jcon and QEWEdit

Can you take a look at {{jcon}} and Queen Elizabeth Way to see why the entries for exit 101 isn't appearing? @Happy5214: if he can't, would you be able to take a look at the template? Imzadi 1979  22:40, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

@Imzadi1979: Halton was missing from the division table in Module:Jcon/data. It's fixed now. -happy5214 21:17, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, happy! :-) Imzadi 1979  21:41, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

King's Highway 420Edit

Hi Floydian, this is listed at WP:TFAP for April. I don't do the scheduling, but I've got a suggested blurb at User:Dank/Sandbox/1 ... any issues? - Dank (push to talk)

(talk page stalker) "The road"... "this road" seems a bit repetitive, but maybe that's just a nitpick. --Rschen7754 20:32, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
Nitpicks are welcome, I want to know what sounds right. - Dank (push to talk) 20:45, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Ontario Highway 420 scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the Ontario Highway 420 article has been scheduled as today's featured article for April 20, 2019. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/April 20, 2019, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1000 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 13:46, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Creating clickable icons to link to articlesEdit

Hi. Do you know how to create an clickable infobox icon to link to articles ({rint} format)? I have already created the icon itself:

  Transportfan70 (talk) 23:25, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Lake Superior Circle TourEdit

Are there any photos of Highway 61 that you might want? I'll finally be taking my Lake Superior Circle Tour trip later this month, and I'll be driving up MN 61 and Highway 61 between Duluth and Thunder Bay before continuing along Highway 17 to Sault Ste. Marie later in the weekend. Imzadi 1979  16:28, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

WoohoooEdit

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