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For the image, we should use something that is the most representative of New Jersey's roads. A good picture to use would be of the Turnpike or the Parkway (Here are six images I found) since they are the state's most noted roads. Here is a nice black and white picture of the Pulaski Skyway which would look cool. Since the state is also noted for its traffic circles, I thought this picture of the Marlton Circle looks nice. ---Dough4872 20:54, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, the Marlton Circle image was not the best. ---Dough4872 21:03, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
By the way, when archiving your talk, you misspelled your username. ---Dough4872 21:04, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
I guess I can make that my next project, it won't be too hard. ---Dough4872 21:12, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
Oh, that's really cool. By the way, I'm getting started on 347. ---Dough4872 21:24, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
Cool. ---Dough4872 21:27, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
I'll get to the history, which is probably the most interesting part of the road since there is not much to say in the route description since 347 is nothing but a two-lane road through woods that bypasses a part of 47. ---Dough4872 23:18, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
I have been doing stuff in real life recently, including a trip to Delaware. I am trying to write the history but am having a hard time coming up with information. Do you think you can help in finding historical information on 347? In addition, I will stop GANs for now and just get the articles to B-class. ---Dough4872 22:15, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
I can't find a source citing this. If you know of one, you can mention it in the history. ---Dough4872 23:46, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
I found an article in a Sierra Club newsletter from the same author in the Cape May County Herald article and added that as a source. ---Dough4872 00:09, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

PicturesEdit

The Pond Eddy picture is here (I have it and will upload it if you want): http://www.arch.state.pa.us/images/hires/H000397_01B.jpg

Twelve of Dougtone's photos of waterfalls are used in the article (half them). I thanked him on Flickr, please thank him again! Ruhrfisch ><>°° 01:57, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

I uploaded the picture at File:Pond Eddy Bridge circa 1982.jpg. The NRHP form says in 1982 PennDOT surveyed and photographed all of its bridges, so I assume this image is from then. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 04:59, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

The 2010 WikiCup begins tomorrow!Edit

Welcome to the biggest WikiCup Wikipedia has yet seen! Round one will take place over two months, and finish on February 26. There is only one pool, and the top 64 will progress. The competition will be tough, as more than half of the current competitors will not make it to round 2. Details about scoring have been finalized and are explained at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring. Please make sure you're familiar with the scoring rules, because any submissions made that violate these rules will be removed. Like always, the judges can be reached through the WikiCup talk pages, on their talk page, or over IRC with any issues concerning anything tied to the Cup. We will keep in contact with you via weekly newsletters; if you do not want to receive them, please remove yourself from the list here. Conversely, if a non-WikiCup participant wishes to receive the newsletters, they may add themselves to that list. Well, enough talk- get writing! Your submission's page is located here. Details on how to submit your content is located here, so be sure to check that out! Once content has been recognized, it can be added to your submissions page, from which our bot will update the main score table. Remember that only articles worked on and nominated during the competition are eligible for points. Have fun, and good luck! Garden, iMatthew, J Milburn, and The ed17 19:21, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Re:What's next on the article list for you?Edit

I'm sorry 347 is not my best work; it was hard to find decent information about this route. The next article I would likely work on would probably be another Interstate, maybe 195 or 280. You said you would do 1 Business, and I guess I could do 9W, even though its mostly a NY route. You can probably finish the remaining state routes, since they are all minor or former (By the way, you forgot 171). That leaves the Turnpike and Parkway, CR 506 and 563, as well as Ocean Drive and Great Bay Boulevard (the latter I feel is mentioned in 87 pertaining to S4A). ---Dough4872 16:21, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Cool, I'll start on 195 soon and finish the remaining interstates. Then, I will probably do 9W before deciding what to do with the toll roads. ---Dough4872 16:48, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
I'm currently writing 280's history. By the way, I am sorry for the issue with 133s GA review, I though there would be no COI since I did not do too much work to the 133 article. I'll request a 2nd opinion. ---Dough4872 19:05, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

TalkbackEdit

Will this end?--Coldplay Expért Let's talk 01:28, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Lock Haven, PennsylvaniaEdit

  <font=3> Thanks again for your helpful contributions, kind words, and support. Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, made featured article today! Ruhrfisch ><>°° and Finetooth (talk) 05:23, 3 January 2010 (UTC)  

Northern Branch articleEdit

Hey. It seems based on your recent edits that you are planning a major expansion to also cover in detail the line's history as a passenger line during the Erie/Erie Lackawanna days. I'm rolling back your change for now for three reasons.

Firstly, as a matter of procedure, such a major change would best be done in your sandbox, where you can tweak anything in your proposed expansion before making changes to the article piecemeal, which can be confusing to readers coming to the article for the first time.

Secondly, the light rail extension planned for the line is of such great difference from the historic operations, and the current limited freight moves, that it should probably be a separate article. That way the history doesn't overshadow the newer, rather different material, which has a habit of happening where railroads are concerned.

Thirdly, railroad articles are not supposed to have more than one route map template on them, which would happen if the currently commented out template were put in. As an aside, that template is the wrong color. Blue is for rapid transit/light rail systems, not regular lines that are part of the national rail network. It should also include the Erie's Pavonia Terminal, which is where trains stopped for most of the lines history.

I will gladly look over anything you may cook up in this history, but, as I said, I believe it belongs in a separate article. I'd call it the Northern Railroad of New Jersey (which remained its legal name until the Erie Lackawanna merger, btw), and write it in you sandbox first.oknazevad (talk) 20:55, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Actually, now that you mention it, the Conrail article would be a better location for the history, as it, more so than the light rail, is the successor to the old line. I'll take a crack at the template for you.oknazevad (talk) 21:05, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

NY picsEdit

Hello Micth32, Yes I still have the email Andy Field/Alex Nitzman sent me. Do you have an email address I can send you the "permission email" info on, or can you help guide me as to Wikipedia:OTRS.

Thank you very much Ngs61 (talk) 04:41, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Your admissionEdit

Honestly, I never would have guessed. Largely due to the totally different handles. Actually, it is an effort to be recognizable on the various places that I frequent that I use the same handle everywhere. oknazevad (talk) 23:57, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Hannah Robinson TowerEdit

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Materialscientist (talk) 12:00, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Roads/StreetsEdit

Sorry if you feel in some way that "the project" (which you don't specify, but I assume is Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Streets, is somehow being cluttered with stubs. I generally do not add my articles to projects, though I have done so. Others haved picked them up and added them to the road project. As you noticed I am interested in streets. Streets are a part of the geography, history, and culture of a place. The one I'm particularly interested in is Hudson County: It location, the lay of the land, it's borders, and infrastructure are part of the story. Most of my articles about streets are connected well linked to others, particularly in articles related to neighborhoods, transporation, in sections regarding muncipal boundaries or historical events. As the body of information grows the sketches that are there will also grow. An good example, whether ör not it is to your interest or taste or fits into the parameters of "the project" is Summit Avenue (Hudson County), which is part of Streets in Hudson County, which in turn is part of Geography of Hudson County and Category:Streets in New Jersey I think a general reader will find more appeal in such an article than in one that goes on for paragraghs with statements like "at the red light it takes a right and travels for an quarter mile and merges with two lane state road before veering south where at the intersection the sidewalk is replaced by a soft shoulder". As you know many streets have more than one county or state designation, a notable street, Boulevard East, being one of the them. To divide it into its three designations would be ineffective, not do it justice, and well, dumb. 14th Street (Hoboken), Hackensack Plank Road, Paterson Plank Road carry designations, and have much room to be expanded. Do they fit?. Looking at Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Streets, some may indeed qualify, and I'll likely add them. I don't believe in tail wagging the dog. Information does not need to fit into "projects" is the shoe doesn't fit. If its important to to reduce the number of stubs, why?Djflem (talk) 23:10, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2010 and Dermatology-related contentEdit

I noticed that you are participating in the 2010 WikiCup. I have been working on the Bolognia push which is a project to make sure Wikipedia has an article (or redirect) on every know cutaneous condition. With that being said, there are still many cutaneous condition stubs to be made, and Bolognia could be a source for a lot of DYK articles, etc. Therefore, I was thinking maybe we could help one another... a competative WikiCup that also serves to improve dermatologic content on Wikipedia. I could e-mail you the Bolognia login information if you have any interest? ---kilbad (talk) 16:30, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

WP:CUPEdit

It took you a little while to get on the board. I was beginning to look for bets on whether you would make it out of the first round:-)--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 15:36, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

TaconicEdit

Thanks for responding. I have just finished setting up the PR listing, and of course your comments are welcome.

Speaking of map sources, what have you been using for route descriptions that we could add as running cites like we have in other articles? Daniel Case (talk) 18:29, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

ping!Edit

just wondering if you might be able to shed any light? Don't sweat it, either ways, but do let me know if there's anything I can do to help :-) Privatemusings (talk) 04:34, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Road FLRCsEdit

Hi, can you post the links to the project consensus on the three FLRC pages for the road lists? Thanks, Dabomb87 (talk) 04:27, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject New Jersey Newsletter (January 2010)Edit

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1947 mapEdit

Rand McNally & Company. Road and Reference Atlas [map], 1947 edition, 1:506,880. (1947) p. 62-63. Retrieved on 26 January 2010.

This should help. --Fredddie 01:32, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Hitler video parodiesEdit

This is the sort of thing we were talking about yesterday (for more background, see here. Daniel Case (talk) 04:19, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Fairmount Avenue (NJT station)Edit

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Northeast Cooridor LineEdit

Reason I picked 1983 for the closed stations section was 3 fold. Firstly, North Rahway was already there, and that, iinm, is the only station to close since 83. 1983 seems like a logical cutoff to me, because it's also the cutoff used for improvements in the previous section. Which I admit I also chose, bu it seems to me that, since the article covers specifically NJT's service, not the line as a whole (a change in focus I agree with), the articles scope should cover the time since NJT took over operation. oknazevad (talk) 01:25, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

WikiCup 2010 January newsletterEdit

We are half way through round one of the WikiCup. We've had some shakeups regarding late entries, flag changes and early dropouts, but the competition is now established- there will be no more flag changes or new competitors. Congratulations to   Sasata (submissions), our current leader, who, at the time of writing, has more listed points than   Hunter Kahn (submissions) and   TonyTheTiger (submissions) (second and third place respectively) combined. A special well done also goes to   Fetchcomms (submissions)- his artcle Jewel Box (St. Louis, Missouri) was the first content to score points in the competition.

Around half of competitors are yet to score. Please remember to submit content soon after it is promoted, so that the judges are able to review entries. 64 of the 149 current competitors will advance to round 2- if you currently have no points, do not worry, as over half of the current top 64 have under 50 points. Everyone needs to get their entries in now to guarantee their places in round 2! If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, by email or on IRC. Good luck! J Milburn, Garden, iMatthew and The ed17 Delivered by JCbot (talk) at 00:17, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Essex Street (NJT station)Edit

  Hello! Your submission of Essex Street (NJT station) at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! otherlleft 12:52, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

I like your edit, but I'm also suggesting you put an inline citation in the statement asserting it was the headquarters, as well as fix the statement which befuddled me. Let's get this baby promoted.--otherlleft 13:07, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Essex Street (NJT station)Edit

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Request if you have any info or maps...Edit

If you have any time I was wondering if you had any maps or information on Interstate 90, the non-thruway section in Albany. In particular I'm looking for information on exit 5 and Everett Road Extension. The particulars is that Everett Road originally was called Watervliet Avenue and went by bridge over the West Albany Rail Yard to meet up with the Watervliet Ave in Albany by way of what is currently called Sand Creek Road;(this all confirmed on USGS maps from 1898, 1928, and 1958) I'm trying to figure out in roughly what year that bridge was eliminated and the road was split, resulting in (for whatever reason) Watervliet Ave in the town of Colonie gaining the name Everett Road, with the new section being name Everett Road Ext. Any help in gaining this information is much appreciated and I thank you in advance.Camelbinky (talk) 05:07, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/State touring routes in Warren County, New York/addition1Edit

I'm rebringing this sup nom. I feel the topic is much better with the addition of these two articles, whether it becomes a GT or not. And in the seven months since we last discussed this, none of the three FA potentials have gone to FAC - rst20xx (talk) 13:49, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

FTC doesn't have the same drive-by rules as FAC. The recommendations at WP:FT? state that "Nominators who are not significant contributors to the articles of the topic should consult regular editors of the articles prior to nomination." I did this back in July, and as I felt your reasoning for not liking the nomination was unsound ("don't want it to become a GT" basically) I think I'm allowed to go ahead and nominate. If anyone else voting agrees with your reason for not liking it, then they can oppose the nomination for this reason.
I didn't realise you were having problems with FA, sorry. But as I said in the supplementary nomination, I still think the topic is better with the articles added than without them - rst20xx (talk) 18:21, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Landing Masonry BridgeEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Landing Masonry Bridge at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Thelmadatter (talk) 01:31, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

I see that you worked on it... just one nitpicking thing, Im afraid. There must be a citation immediately after the sentence that supports the hook. Im guessing that means repeating the citation of the sentence that follows it.Thelmadatter (talk) 02:01, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

The Cornish DemocratsEdit

Hello there

I'm the gentleman who wrote a brief article about The Cornish Democrats political party yesterday. I'm afraid that I'm largely unfamiliar with the protocols of authoring articles on Wikipedia, so sorry if I got it badly wrong, but as a novice I thought I would try and work through all the techno stuff that's required.

I was disappointed having set aside a lot of time on my day off (and trying hard to do the right thing) only to have a deletion notice served on my article, rapidly followed by a deletion before I'd even had the chance to address the technical issues.

As a non-geek user of Wiki I have to confess I have absolutely no idea whether the article was deleted simply because it didn't fulfil a set of checkbox criteria.

Anyway the long and the short of it is that I am the Party Leader of The Cornish Democrats - a party that will be contesting seats at the forthcoming general election in the UK, and I felt it was important that I provide a certain amount of information about the party on Wiki particularly since even the joke parties and defunct parties in the UK seem to have universal coverage on Wikipedia.

Any advice would be much appreciated - I realise that there's no point in my wasting a lot of time in writing things that are relevant to a UK audience, if somebody else in another part of the world is likely to delete it again.

Kind regards Jonathan Rogers The Cornish Democrats —Preceding unsigned comment added by Theword21LAYTON (talkcontribs) 16:03, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

WikiCup 2010 February newsletterEdit

Round one is over, and round two has begun! Congratulations to the 64 contestants who have made it through, but well done and thank you to all contestants who took part in our first round. A special well done goes to   Sasata (submissions), our round one winner (1010 points), and to   Hunter Kahn (submissions) and   TonyTheTiger (submissions), who were second and third respectively (640 points/605 points). Sasata was awarded the most points for both good articles (300 points) and featured articles (600 points), and TonyTheTiger was awarded the most for featured topics (225 points), while Hunter Kahn claimed the most for good topics (70).   Staxringold (submissions) claimed the most featured lists (240 points) and featured pictures (35 points),   Geschichte (submissions) claimed the most for Did you know? entries (490 points),   Jujutacular (submissions) claimed the most for featured sounds (70 points) and   Candlewicke (submissions) claimed the most for In the news entries (40 points). No one claimed a featured portal or valued picture.

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