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I think blocking talk page access for User:LetssingtheABCs is strongly indicated ! Thanks  Velella  Velella Talk   07:19, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

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Stations along lines categoriesEdit

Please stop re-adding these categories to station articles. It was decided within the Trains project to replace them with the "Stations on X line" categories, such as Category:Stations on the Northeast Corridor. Best, Mackensen (talk) 11:51, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Shows my rust I guess, can you link me to the discussion @Mackensen:? GFOLEY FOUR!— 12:00, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
Here it is: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Trains/Archive:_2016#Revisiting station categories. Mackensen (talk) 12:04, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
Ah, okay. I did notice browsing through categories today that both Category:Former Pennsylvania Railroad stations and Category:Stations along Pennsylvania Railroad lines exist. I guess these should be pushed towards the former category? I do agree with your point though; it never made sense to to me to have a new commuter rail system open a station then put a railroad that owned the line decades ago in a category on the article.
Yes, if the station existed under Pennsylvania Railroad ownership. I've been slowly working my way through the categories as time permitted. Mackensen (talk) 17:20, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Old Amtrak styleEdit

I see you've removed the Amtrak styling from a number of long-closed stations recently. I do agree that's the right move, but it's unfortunate that it takes away all styling from the infobox. Since there was only really one style of Amtrak signage before the blue-and-gray (the blue and pointless arrow seen here), perhaps we could make a separate style for those older stations? That'd allow for nicely styled infoboxes and historically appropriate title styles. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 15:51, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

@Pi.1415926535: Definitely, I agree. I vaguely remember how to make those styles, any idea on what that font is? GFOLEY FOUR!— 04:57, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
Well, conveniently, Amtrak's official branding guide was just made available by an editor on Amtrak paint schemes. It looks like the logo was a variation of Helvetica; we can probably just use Helvetica and be close enough. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 15:21, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
@Pi.1415926535: Well I created Template:Amtrak old style. An example of what it looks like is User:Gfoley4/sandbox2. I don't have a good eye for fonts, but I wrote it as "helvetica" in the template and used a color from your link as the background. Maybe the "other bars" should also be that lighter shade of blue? GFOLEY FOUR!— 05:47, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Can we upload a version of the old logo without the text? See the Columbus, Ohio article. Cards84664 (talk) 13:36, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

@Cards84664: Hmm, maybe. I was just looking at that actually, haha. It would be best to have a white background, with the text on top, similar to this. I do think it would be better to use File:Amtrak logo (1971).png at least for the National Limited. I'm not quite sure when the color change to the darker blue was made though. GFOLEY FOUR!— 13:43, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
Hmm, looks like we may want two versions of this template - the all-blue seen at Ann Arbor, and the white-on-left seen at 16th Street - both with some way to put the right logo in the right place. What you've got now is a great start! As a side note, why do we leave off the state initials in the signage text? Amtrak uses them, so it makes our infoboxes less realistic. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 15:44, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
I'm thinking it may be easier to just have the one style of platform signs - seems like the majority according to a google search use the "pointless arrow with lettering above" style. As for initials, I have no idea why we don't use them. Maybe there's been previous discussion at WT:TWP? GFOLEY FOUR!— 16:03, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
As for S-line, I've put in a request to add an arrow logo version. Cards84664 (talk) 17:15, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
Hmm, one style is probably fine for now. More important is probably figuring out how to get the logo in the right place. Is there a guide to these styles anywhere?
@Secondarywaltz: I know you've removed the state abbreviations before - thoughts? Pi.1415926535 (talk) 17:55, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Sorry, but I'm semi-retired from Wikipedia and out of touch with what's going on here. Secondarywaltz (talk) 21:28, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
Oh! The logo can be inserted using the infobox parameters "symbol_location" and "symbol". I hope you can figure that out. Secondarywaltz (talk) 21:32, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
This will require a modification to {{Rail-interchange}}. Mackensen (talk) 22:23, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
Does {{infobox station}} even support left-side logos when using {{rail-interchange}}? If not, we'll have to figure out a workaround. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 22:31, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
This type of trivial nonsense, while articles need constructive content and references, is why I quit contributing here. Joliet Transportation Center and the station it replaced are examples of what I mean. Secondarywaltz (talk) 23:16, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Kadaba, TumkurEdit

Hi, I'm hoping to create this page but there is a notice saying to contact you as the page has been deleted or moved before.

I'm just checking that it is ok to proceed?

I've drafted the content here for the time being. Kind regards, Cesdeva (talk) 12:05, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

I'm going ahead and bringing into mainspace now. From reading the deletion summary, i can't forsee an issue. Cesdeva (talk) 19:07, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Protection of Ninja TheoryEdit

Hi, it's been almost 7 years since your indef protection of Ninja Theory. Do you agree it's about time to remove it? Anarchyte (work | talk) 09:25, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

Just an update: Seeing as you're inactive, I've gone ahead and unprotected it myself. I'll leave the page on my watchlist and I'll reinstate the protection if the vandalism reoccurs. Anarchyte (work | talk) 11:37, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
@Anarchyte: Fine with me. Of course that was so long ago I have no idea what I was meaning talking about "attacks" on the page. GFOLEY FOUR!— 20:47, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

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New York and Long Branch RailroadEdit

I've consolidated the New York and Long Branch Railroad succession templates and nominated the old ones for deletion: Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2018 September 3#New York and Long Branch templates. Best, Mackensen (talk) 00:37, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

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