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Hawaii road signs

Hey I was wondering if you had the time to create some more Hawaii road sign images. I'm in the process of creating some new articles on the number roads in Hawaii pretaining to those on the island of Kauai. I've already seen your work over at Wikipedia Commons. It would be greatful thank you. Spongefan 21:58, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Sure, I can create some more signs. Just let me know what numbers you need and I can create them. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 22:08, 11 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks can you do Route 50, Route 51, Route 56, Route 58, and Route 560 at this time? I may be doing more routes on the island of Kauai.Spongefan 13:54, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for those. I now need Hawaii Route 540, Hawaii Route 541, Hawaii Route 550, Hawaii Route 570, Hawaii Route 580, and Hawaii Route 583 please? Spongefan 03:58, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Ohio Turnpike et al shields question

This could potentially impact us all, but I'm chatting with NE2 about his recent edit on Interstate 76 (east). You can read all the info at his talk page. Your thoughts? --MPD T / C 23:45, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Actually nevermind. You can still voice your opinion to NE2 or at WP:FU, he's bringing it up there, so we'll see. But I remember that I asked you about this a while ago. So no need to ask again. Ha! Cheers! --MPD T / C 23:58, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

NY 9M

Hi. I noticed you removed 9M from the NY Routes completion list. I think 9M did exist but the current sources I have don't list it though. It could be the designation was short lived and/or a minor road. I know the suffixed 9's (as originally established) just go from south to north so it must be a road connecting to US 9 between Lake George and Elizabethtown. (9N used to be Keeseville-Elizabethtown only before 1940). I should be able to get more information from the old map collection at the library tomorrow.

Related to this, 17L is another one that didn't seem to exist. 17A to 17J were created in the 1930 renumbering. 17K and 17M were added later. The M might have stood for Middletown, which is why L might have been skipped but I'm not sure. --Polaron | Talk 22:47, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Interesting...OK, I'll re-add 9M. BTW, you're doing a great job with the early NYSR research - keep up the good work! --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 03:17, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Thank You

Thanks for cleaning up the Pennsylvania routes that i fixed and i know your a New York man so i really appriciate it. I not that great with writing articles so i could use some help with these PA highways. I'll try to help with New York highways as well. Cheers! -- JohnnyAlbert 14:55, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. A quick pointer though: please use the section headings specified by WP:PASH and please do not place wikilinks in section headers (there's something in the WP:MOS about that, but I'm too lazy to find it). Other than that, you've been churning out good work - keep it up. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 03:17, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

I fixed New York State Route 28. This route is very long so my description is long as well. Check the junction list, where NY 28 meets I-88 i think there's a mistake because the person who created the junction list forgot to include NY 7 and it saids the NY 28 has concurrency with I-88. -- JohnnyAlbert 21:02, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

NY 28 does have concurrency with I-88 between exits 15 and 17. But yes, it does meet NY 7 (another concurrency), which isn't there, and should be (NY 7 does list this). Fwgoebel 03:56, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
If I remember, I'll fix that issue when I increase the precision of the mileposts at some point. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 03:17, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

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Wikiproject: New York Ratings

Hey TMF, I saw that you had enabled project ratings for the WP:NY - Thank you! I'm trying to go through the pages that I'm familiar with and assign ratings, though I'm having a little bit of difficulty in assigning importance values to a number of pages - mainly in reference to the guide that's provided. I.e., should all counties be "mid" importance, or some higher than others? Somehow it'll always be biased towards what the rater is thinking or coming from, regardless of how objective they try to be. Its challenging, but enjoyable. Though I just wish that the project was a bit more active - I would like to get a conversation going regarding this, but it doesn't seem like anyone checks the project's dicussion pages.

Anywho, how good is that Benson deal looking now? (yeah, I'm a Mets fan too).

take care -- Oaxaca dan 14:14, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

I thought the exact same thing regarding the importance when I added the code; that's why I left the example table at the bottom blank for now. I saw some of your suggestions on the Assessment talk page and I agree with them. I'll add a few myself as I think of them.
Ah yes, Kris Benson...yes, that deal looks real good right now, especially if Maine continues improving from where he left off last season. Kinda sucks though that the Orioles scooped up Trachsel, but you win some, you lose some.
Regarding the inactivity of the project, I partially blame myself with that - I had intended on doing more but I've been stuck in road editing (WP:NYSR and such) far longer than I planned on. Regards, TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 03:17, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
edit - Also, how do we revise the tables that list the articles by grade and importance? The stats (total article numbers) don't seem right and it appears that many are missing from it. -- Oaxaca dan 14:20, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
That table's updated by a bot once daily, so it's not always reflective of the current article count. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 03:17, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

WP:NJSCR Newsletter 2

The New Jersey State and County Route Newsletter
Issue 2 – February 2007

Issue #2

The second issue of the WP:NJSCR newsletter celebrates the promotion of Interstate 295 (Delaware-New Jersey) to good article status, as well as changes to the project on the county routes side.

Project News
  • For all non-500-series county routes, the state is NJ County_name, and the type is blank.
  • Infoboxes are set up for the following counties: Sussex, Ocean, Mercer, Cumberland, Bergen, Middlesex, Atlantic, and Monmouth.
  • The following counties have a full set of shield SVGs: Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Sussex
  • If you need help -- such as an infobox for another county, or more shield images -- don't hesitate to let Northenglish know. If you create an infobox that doesn't work properly (lots of redlinks), enclose it in an HTML comment (<!-- -->), and we'll get it working ASAP.
Member of the Month
  • The member of the month is EaglesFanInTampa, for his tireless work adding infoboxes to the 500-series county routes.

Oops

Thanks for catching the stray talk page for MN-82. I thought I caught em all for AWB tagging, but apparently I didn't *_* • master_sonLets talk 18:07, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Not a problem. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 18:29, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Hey TMF

Sorry to bother you, but you noticed the exit list on Interstate 78 in Pennsylvania? A friend of mine told me that you taged it after he created it. Please let the exit list stay, you got Interstate 295 (Delaware-New Jersey) that won the Good Article thing with that exit list also think about Interstate 78 in New Jersey. -- JohnnyAlbert10 Time to talk · My Help 18:48, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

No one said anything about removing the exit list; it does need to be completely redone, however. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 18:45, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Which parts need to be redone? What i'm trying to say is, this exit list for I-78 (PA) is exactly like the one for I-295 (DE-NJ) and I-295 won the good article thing so why redo the exit list. Shouldn't you tag I-295 (DE-NJ) for not having a exit list without project standards? -- JohnnyAlbert10 Time to talk · My Help 14:16, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Yep. Thanks for mentioning the incompliant exit lists!  V60 VTalk · VDemolitions · Editor review 2! 19:26, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
I hope the guys who created the I-295 (DE_NJ) exit list don't get mad at me for mentioning this. But i should fix the exit list on Interstate 78 in Pennsylvania. You're right TwinsMetsFan. -- JohnnyAlbert10 Time to talk · My Help 14:27, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

I like the New York Mets too. But the Phillies concern me this year, they're really good and i hope my favorite player Pedro Martinez who's from the same heritage as me returns healthy. -- JohnnyAlbert10 Time to talk · My Help 20:16, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

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I-78 (PA) exit list

I made the exit list compliant to project standards on Interstate 78 in Pennsylvania. You guys need to fix those exit lists in New Jersey: Interstate 295 (Delaware-New Jersey), Interstate 195 (New Jersey), Interstate 78 (New Jersey), and other ones i think. -- JohnnyAlbert10 Time to talk · My Help 16:23, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

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Your quick question

It has to do with second reference, a concept the MoS doesn't seem to go into much unlike most style manuals, nor does that discussion you linked to. Perhaps it should. Here would be my reasoning for my way of doing it.

I don't think it's necessary to say the full "New York State Route XXX" or whatever every single time you mention a route in an article, anymore than you use your full name every time you say or write it. You're going to lose non-road readers PDQ that way — it'll make their eyes glaze over. When the article title uses that, and the lede does, with that short form right afterwards, then you establish to the reader that it's other state highways in the same (or other states') system you're referring to. "Route" alone, as the AP Stylebook recommends for newswriters unless more info is required to keep the context clear, is too ambiguous for us when you're talking (or could conceivably be) about U.S., state and county routes in the same article. "State Route" isn't much better (and brings up those naming move wars we had ... if we followed that, we'd have many different short forms in each state).

Consider that no one has a problem with "U.S." alone, implying "Route", as in "The shopping mall is at 355 U.S. 1 in Podunk". People thus understand that concept when it's applied to the states (especially since the two-letter postal abbreviations are in wide use on the Internet) and then retroactively take the periods out of "U.S." for use with highway designations. And to me the postal

Consider also that our own DOT here in NY used to sign exits that way before it switched over to shields ... back in the 1980s, when I went to Syracuse to start college. I can remember the Hancock exit on Route 17 being "NY 97 NY 268 PA 191", for one thing.

Granted, I've noticed I spell out "Interstate" on first reference and drop to the more jargony "I-" on second, so I can't be accused of being entirely consistent on the issue (But in that case, I'd say that references to interstates are less common in articles than other state routes, and that's also following AP style).

You're welcome!

Thanks for the praise on the article! It was another one of those situations where I just thought I'd do a few things and move on to another thing (a pending project peer review on a film article that's probably already FA quality but I insist on taking it through the process) but it just snowballed (Ditto with U.S. Route 6 in New York. I think, if you're not planning to do it, I'll try to get a U.S. Route 209 in New York done soon (it would be very easy to write and I'm familiar with the entire length. I should also address US 9W and NY 32, which I can do nice long routes for).

If you want to get a GA out of it, I think we'll need some solid refs to back up the history and some of the claims in the article we both know are true ("longest north-south highway in NY", "only three-route U.S concurrency in the state"). I also think we could do better with the history (if we want FA quality, we need a lot of stuff from local historians going back to whatever Indian trails existed along the route and things like that. For a lot of routes besides U.S. 9, I'll add).

I'm also going to put up a list of photos it would be nice to have. How can Wikipedia not have a photo of the Dunn Memorial Bridge anywhere? (I haven't found a free one yet). I'll be going up to Albany at some point, perhaps more than once, in the next month. I'll try then. I also think one of the final cul-de-sac would be essential. We could also have some along-road scenery in Columbia County come warmer weather, with vibrant greens and blues, somewhere in the deep Adirondacks where you see just road and forest as far as the eye can see, and maybe some mountains and lakes too. Also, the Lake Champlain shore or some view of the lake from the road (dirty little secret: I've never actually been up there myself, I just used the map\satellite hybrid at Google to give me some idea of what the off-road terrain was like. But I will someday, I'm sure).

Speaking of history and photos, I've come across a nice collection in our library of work by William Crabtree, one of the founders of the Montgomery Worsted Mills. In the 1890s, apparently, he was into this new thing called photography so he took lots of pictures of our area, all sepia-tone and public domain now. Wouldn't it be cool to have, in the NY 17K article, one of these pictures showing the dirt road leading past the Patchett House that's now recognizably 17K in eastern Montgomery? Daniel Case 22:38, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

I live very near Albany and cross the Menands Bridge daily. I'm close to the Dunn Memorial and others. If we get some good weather in the next few days (from Monday onward, as I'm working all weekend) I'll see what I can do. I've yet to upload a photograph to Wikipedia, so the first couple might be a "bear with me" thing.Fwgoebel 03:26, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

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Exit List Guide

Hey, I noticed JohnnyAlbert was having some problems with the New Jersey exit lists. If you agree with the tag, could you explain to me what exactly is not compliant? In creating them, I was following the ELG as best I could. -- NORTH talk 23:21, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

I looked at Interstate 78 in New Jersey and the only things that stood out were a few formatting issues. I've made the appropriate fixes. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 00:25, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
I don't care one way or the other whether the concurrency termini go in the notes column, or column spanning below it. However, it should definitely not span the exit number and milepost columns, since the concurrency beings/ends at that interchange at that milepost, not at an arbitrary point between two exits.
Also, I think it would make a lot of sense to boldface the exit numbers. The exit numbers are the most important things in the exit list, and this wouldn't be necessary if the exit numbers were in the first column. But since they're in the middle of the table, I felt some sort of formatting was necessary to bring attention to them.
I think the purpose of the ELG was to set a standard for creating new exit lists, so that we wouldn't have cases where some lists have the exit number first, some have separate road and destination columns, etc. I don't think the purpose is to force the lists to conform to arbitrary formatting decisions that aren't spelled out in the text of the guide, haven't been discussed, and up until recently, were far from consistent on the examples on the ELG.
I'm certainly not going to revert any of the changes you made to I-295 or I-78; I'm just trying to give some food for thought. -- NORTH talk 00:52, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
All good points to bring up at WT:USRD/ELG. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 01:01, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
I prefer that where it's important to note that a concurrency exists to span the columns with the concurrency join/end note. The only time it's really important to note that is when exit numbers change. Otherwise it should go in the notes column. A good example is Interstate 40 in North Carolina. Whether or not it spans ALL the columns...I think it looks cleaner when it does. I agree with the boldface of exit numbers. Sorry to interject, but that's my opinion on it. --MPD T / C 01:23, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
Again, you'll get more mileage for your buck by posting at WT:USRD/ELG. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 18:53, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

I'm more than happy to start a discussion there, but just to reiterate, there's nothing in the actual guideline (meaning not counting the inconsistent examples) that dictates how to format concurrency termini or state lines. -- NORTH talk 22:54, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

My apologies, I found it squeezed into special-case scenarios. But then, doesn't that contradict the standards on WP:NYSH? I realize that the intersection lists for New York State Routes aren't exactly the same as freeway exit lists, but I think it would be good to reconcile the differences between the two sets of standards, and come up with something that could apply to both types of lists.
Here's the source of my confusion. I wrote the standards on WP:NJSCR based partially on the Garden State Parkway exit list, partially on the WP:NYSH standards. Then you posted on WT:NJSCR noting that the NJ standards were similar to the ELG, so I reordered the columns and added in the county, thinking that was the end of it, and up until now, it was.
I'm about to post on WT:USRD/ELG. I'd like that discussion to result in some sort of consensus that applies not only to Interstate exit lists, but to the intersection list on (for ex.) County Route 3 as well. -- NORTH talk 23:13, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Rockland County Routes

Hey TwinsMetsFan, I don't really know a whole lot of computer programming skills. I actually just copied the County Route 80 template that was already on the site, so I went with that. Thats about the extent of what I know, haha, but if you want to make one route site as an example, I can copy and create the rest of the routes. It may take me awhile to do, but I can offer you that. Also, I used the svg shields that were already on the site like CR80, etc. The rest I've made myself as jpeg's, i thought they looked pretty good in the info box. I did use a converter though to svg on the internet for the 100px shields on top of the info box, cause the jpegs wouldnt show. So if you can create the rest of the Rockland County shields in svg that would be awesome. There's about 60 of them so take your time. Airtuna08 22:56, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

I'll try to make a good example to follow; until then, Ridge Road, which is a combination of three county routes, should provide a good starting point. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 02:37, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

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WT:USRD/ELG

Other than the use of the ! for the exit numbers, is there anything else with the bottom two examples on my sandbox you find unappealing?

I'm fully willing to concede and use ''' instead of ! if it helps us move forward. -- NORTH talk 23:23, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

What's up

Hi what is up, hope you had a great vacation. By the way, i fixed up Pennsylvania Route 65 really good and i think it's a B class for now but i want to go farther and I need tips with what i need for this article to become GA-Class. Oh and want to help make New York State Route 52 a good article and i know it failed last time but we can try again. -- JohnnyAlbert10 Time to talk · My Help 18:58, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

CR Shields Request

Hey there, Im working on the exit list for the edits I'm doing for the NSP page. Anyways, I was wondering if you could do Nassau County shields for CRs 11, 5, 8, 71, 7, 31, 1, 4, 63, 9, 28, and 190. Thanks a bunch! Jgcarter 01:37, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Nassau County, until they removed all CR signage in the '70s, used a unique orange shield instead of the typical blue one. I'll see what I can do. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 02:35, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, even if its blue it'll work...dont stress yourself out over it. Hope you enjoyed your break! Jgcarter 03:20, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
Well, when you get done with that, could you add the following Suffolk County Road shields:


  • 1
  • 2A
  • 5
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 13A
  • 18
  • 24
  • 26
  • 27
  • 27A
  • 27B
  • 28
  • 29
  • 32
  • 32A
  • 32B
  • 36
  • 44
  • 48
  • 50A
  • 50B
  • 59
  • 65
  • 71
  • 73
  • 75
  • 84
  • 86
  • 88
  • 90
  • 91
  • 92
  • 94A
  • 98
  • 102
  • 103
  • 104A
  • 107


They'd fill a lot of missing links right now. Anwyay, I'm still working on the Saratoga County style Suffolk CR charts. ---- DanTD 18:54, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

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Your imput, please, if you have a chance...

Wikipedia:Editor review/MJCdetroit youngamerican (ahoy hoy) 17:37, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Also, start thinking about doing your own editor review for a future RfA. youngamerican (ahoy hoy) 13:42, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
Unfortunately, I haven't had much interaction with MJCdetroit, so my input would be very limited in scope. I'll try to muster a response though. Also, I'll consider launching an editor review possibly in the next month or so; I know my résumé is weak in a number of areas right now, and the disarray of WP:USRD as a whole doesn't make it any easier to fill those voids. Regards, TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 02:14, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Re: CR Shields Request

Thanks soooo much! This will really help with the exit list! BTW, how do I archive my talk pages? Jgcarter 15:09, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

WP:ARCHIVE has all the details. Personally though, I prefer to use Werdnabot to do the archiving for me (one less thing I have to think about, hehe). Instructions for setting up Werdnabot are at User:Werdnabot/Archiver/Howto. Regards, TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 02:09, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! Jgcarter 02:34, 10 March 2007 (UTC)


Likewise, I'm thanking you for the shields I requested. "Some serious shield goodness?" You've got that right. However I made a mistake. I meant to request Suffolk CR 74. Suffolk CR 75 already exists as a shield. I suppose after this, I'll wait until you're not as busy for the next batch of requests. ---- DanTD 16:16, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

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Hello, TwinsMetsFan. Due to the high number of inactive users at WP:USRD, we are asking that you verify that you are still an active contributor of the project. To do so, please add an asterisk (*) after your name on Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/Newsletter/List. Users without one by the next issue in 2 weeks will be removed off the list and off the respective road projects as well. If you have any questions, please contact me on my talk page. Thanks. TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 20:14, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Where should I put an asterisk? The only section with my name says "Only TwinsMetsFan edits this section". --NE2 20:23, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
Hmm...dunno who wrote that portion. Go ahead and edit that section, placing the asterisk after the link to your talk. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 20:24, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
Regrettably, I'm a but busier than I thought I'd be when I joined up. I'll still help out here and there, but you should probably take me off. Thanks and go Mets. Kether83 07:38, 11 March 2007 (UTC)
Sorry to hear that. By default, editors who don't star their name on the newsletter list page will be removed, so if this is your desire, then no further action is needed. Hope to see you around, though. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 06:18, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday from the Birthday Committee

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Don't forget to save us all a piece of cake!

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Thank you!!! --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 06:31, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

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Thanks

Thanks for all your work on County Route 610 (Middlesex County, New Jersey). The same editor created about five other articles, none nearly as bad as that one, but all completely un-wikified. -- NORTH talk 05:24, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

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User:Burntsauce

You might want to be on the lookout for this one. User:Burntsauce hasn't done anything terrible or wrong, but this user (for whatever reason) identified my edits to Pennsylvania Route 39 as vandalism, and reverted my changes. However, the next edit was User:Burntsauce reverting it back the way it was before "User:Burntsauce" reverted my edits. This user also did the same thing on Interstate 283 after I changed the infobox to infobox interstate/intrastate. Just wanted to let you know! --myselfalso 23:34, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Definitely interesting...after reading his talk page, though, it looks like they were well-intentioned edits. I'll keep an eye out, though.
On another note, it's good to have you back! Hopefully, we can celebrate the occasion by making PA 39 a Good Article. After recent failed noms for CA 37 (FA) and PA 65 (GA), the road department needs a bit of a pick-me-up. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 06:22, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
I'm not certainly letting that happen to Pennsylvania Route 145, i checked all good article criteria. It was my fault PA 65 failed becuase of un-relialbe references. -- JohnnyAlbert10 Time to talk · My Help 18:49, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Stub image sizes

There's not a new standard, but then again, there wasn't exactly an old standard, either, at least in any formal sense. But the majority it seem to no more than 40px wide and 30 high, so I'm going with that whenever I happen to be editing a template that uses a larger size for some other reason anyway (as was the case here), or if I come across anything honkingly large. Alai 22:49, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

User:DJvac

Just wanted you to know he's trying the same thing with Tops. He doesn't seem interested in discussing things, just reverting others' reverts to his edits.

He has IMO lost a good-faith presumption. I will report him and request the page be protected if he forces a 3RR violation. I also note another user has tried and failed to resolve this with him two weeks ago, and given that I'm trying to make an attempt that I doubt will be successful with him, you know what that means. Daniel Case 18:30, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

I just left a note on his Talk page strongly recommending he join the discussion on the Wegmans Talk page. I mis-invoked the 3RR, forgetting it is in a single day, but since I just reverted the content, he may hit the limit shortly. Good luck!
 Jim Dunning  talk  :  20:54, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
UPDATE: He's been blocked for 48 hours. Daniel Case 04:06, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

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Volume 1, Issue 4 24 March 2007 About the Newsletter
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Completion list for WP:HbgAR

Hey, I have a completion list for WP:HbgAR: Completion List. --myselfalso 16:22, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Also, if you could make quadrant shields for them, that would be great! --myselfalso 18:23, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

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I need a county route shield for Westchester County route 101 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bernstein2291 (talkcontribs) 21:47, 27 March 2007 (UTC).

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The New Jersey State and County Route Newsletter
Issue 3 – March 2007

Issue #3

The third issue of the WP:NJSCR newsletter celebrates the completion of infoboxes for all current state routes. Congratulations team!

Project News
  • All current state routes now have an infobox. Route 183 was selected to represent the project in the header as the last article to receive one.
  • Now that we have that done, what's left? Plenty! A to-do list has been posted on the project page, with a more detailed version at WT:NJSCR#To-do list. The simple version:
    • Ensure that all freeway exit lists are up to exit list guide standards.
    • Make sure all infoboxes have the new maint= parameter.
    • Make sure the straight line diagram is properly referenced in the infobox.
    • Add a major intersections table to each article.
Member of the Month
  • The member of the month is Alansohn, who had the fantastic idea for a "final run-through" and the to-do list.
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Question on Interstate 196

I noticed you put a clean up on the exit list for that highway. Granted I did some of the work on it but I thought it was up to standards. If I missed something I would like to know but I do not see any issues with the current setup. If you can give me some further info on it, I can address it. One thing to remember is that Mile Number is not needed in the State of Michigan for the interstates since the exit numbers are the mile numbers. --Mihsfbstadium 09:09, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Can you provide me an answer for this please. I am trying to get Michigan up to speed in a few days and would like some info on the previous posting --Mihsfbstadium 12:56, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
Not sure why I missed your initial comment... usually I'm pretty good at responding. In any case, here are all the "violations" that I see with I-196 (not just the exit list) as of this revision.
  • Not sure why the Route description section exists as of right now, since it has no contents. Additionally, it should be "Route description" per WP:IH and WP:MOS.
  • The length table is unnecessary, as it is an intrastate Interstate. Instead, include the length and its ref in the lead.
  • The major cities table is sub-standard; use the one provided on WP:IH instead. Additionally, "Major cities" does not need its own section - it is intended to be a floating box in the route description, which poses a problem on articles with no description.
  • If the exit list is complete, which I assume it is, the "Junctions" section is unnecessary.
  • The exit list:
    • Per archived discussions on WT:USRD/ELG and per actual practice, the exit column header should be "[[Exit number|#]]<br>Mile", clarifying to sequential exit-staters (like myself) that the exit is the milepost.
    • Counties/locations should always be wikilinked, whether this causes redlinks or not.
    • Exit 69 and the future exit below should have their "future" exit numbers placed in the notes column, not the exit column (which should reflect the exit's current number). In the case of future exit 69B, this would result in a blank cell.
    • All of the Michigan highways and some of the Business spurs are missing shields. Additionally, the business spurs are wikilinked to the parent Interstate when they should be linked to an article on the spur itself.
    • If a roadway has an alternate name (such as M-40 at exit 49), it should be displayed in parentheses, not with a slash (ex. "M-40 (Lincoln Road)" instead of "M-40/Lincoln Rd") per the ELG.
    • Template:Scaps is no longer supported by the ELG and should be removed. Per discussion on the ELG's talk page, capitalized first letters can remain, however.
    • The notes column has a number of grammatical violations, most prominently non-proper nouns being capitalized in a sentence.
  • See Also: another WP:MOS violation ("See also").

--TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 20:46, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

I made a Kansas Turnpike svg image based on the KTA logo currently being used. It's viewable here as a jpg (I'm not going to upload it yet). A) Would we want to use it? If so B) Criticism and points on it? Aside from the fact that the...what is that, a sunflower?...sucks and needs MAJOR work. Just lemme know any thoughts. Thanks! --MPD T / C 06:29, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

I'd use it if it existed. Keep in mind that Image:Kansas Turnpike.svg already exists, but the text on your version is far superior to that of the existing SVG. As it looks right now, I'd upload it as it is an improvement to the current image. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 20:48, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

re:county route shield

Thanks for the County route shield Bernstein2291 05:05, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

PA 39

Pennsylvania Route 39 has gotten GA status! --myselfalso 14:42, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

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Liberty Bridge (Pittsburgh)

Hey, could you make a PA QR shield for SR 3069, which is the Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh? --myselfalso 18:53, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

<small> tags

I noticed you fixed the <small> tags on the NJSCR newsletter. I just had to do the same to Issues 3 and 4 of the USRD one. Do you know what's going on? Did the way they render actually change, or did I just never notice it before? -- NORTH talk 23:55, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

The rendering definitely changed, possibly from a software change. From what I can glean from a post on the Village Pump, it looks like the site is no longer automatically closing open HTML tags. I didn't notice it myself until today, when everything below the Wikipedia Signpost (which is where the faulty code originated from) was tiny. I guess that means that we actually have to use proper HTML markup from now on. =) --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 00:02, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

re: ky routes

replied on my talk page [1]. Reply requested since I'm confused. --W.marsh 22:39, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Image problem

Hi, sorry to bother you again so soon, but your edits replacing images don't seem to be working, e.g. [2], seems to be replacing a working image with a redlink, a nonexistant image. Am I missing something here too? --W.marsh 00:25, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

These are in the process of being created - since there's so many to do, it'll take a while to get to them all, but they will all eventually display the correct image. For the time being though, they are "placeholders", if you will. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 00:28, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Kentucky Route 876

Nice work updating that - I'm not a roads or map geek. If you looked at the history, it was originally quite charmingly non-WP. But there will likely be a problem with that non-free Mapquest link. A free version will have to be drawn, or someone's going to trash the Mapquest link. If you know the rabid SVG map drawers, let 'em know. --Lexein 03:21, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Image:PA QR 2016.svg

Could you make  ? I've been trying to figure out how to make them myself, but I've been unsuccessful so far. --myselfalso 22:11, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

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Tennessee State Route 211

I noticed where the infobox had been added to this page. I appreciate that and have added more information to it. I'm wondering though, Tennessee State Route 79 carries both a secondary and primary designation. I would like to use a similar infobox but can't make it display both the Primary and Secondary shields for this particular route. Is there anything special that I should be doing or will a new template need to be created for this? Thanks Pepper6181 06:50, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

I created a new type ("Dual") for this purpose. The infobox, albeit stubby, is now up on SR 79. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 14:49, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Re: Image on William H. Natcher Parkway

First of all, sorry about that. I normally try to correct filename issues but this one slipped through the crack. The file on the commons is commons:Image:I-65_in_Kentucky.jpg.↔NMajdantalk 12:50, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

AB hwy

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I just wanted to let you know that I had my username changed from Ohioan to my new username OHWiki. -OHWiki 06:02, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

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Road

Check out Road#Construction. Then the latest thread on the talk page (Talk:Road#Citations_needed.3F). I can't get on to IRC, but I don't know, I'd like to see some other opinions on that, and maybe you could just let some others on IRC aware of that - ridiculous. --MPD T / C 02:01, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

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Formatting user talk pages

I am looking for some information about how I can format my talk page in a way that has some of the stuff that you have. I do not want to copy yours, but I would like to find a resource to tell me what to do to get something similar to what you have. --Willy No1lakersfan (Talk - Contribs) 02:27, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

AFAIK, there's no page that covers this type of thing, but I may be wrong. Most of the design of my talk page and user page has come from experimenting with different things, trying various looks until I find one that I like. I'll look for a page that may have some instructions; until then, feel free to ask me about any HTML/design questions you may have. Regards, TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 00:15, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

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For County Route 708 (Camden County, New Jersey)

County Route 705 (Camden County, New Jersey) Thanks.Mitchazenia 23:52, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks man, but could i ask if you could make ones for all of Camden County, as that is my newest project.Mitchazenia 21:09, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
I can do Camden and a couple other NJ county shields tomorrow. -- NORTH talk 21:38, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Your RfA

Could you identify your nominator on the RfA page? If you nominated yourself, please add the words "self nom". If someone nominated you, could that person sign it? Thanks, --Shirahadasha 21:16, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

The nominator is Bernstein2291. He did sign, following his nomination. ("...along with User:Rschen7754 and User:Vishwin60. Bernstein2291 00:27, 24 April 2007 (UTC)") Regards, TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 21:20, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. Not sure how I managed to miss that. Best, --Shirahadasha 23:46, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

County Route sign

I am creating an article about Westchester County Route 43 and I need a shield so can you make it for me. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bernstein2291 (talkcontribs) 01:00, 26 April 2007 (UTC).

Road templates (like Template:Cleanup-ih)

Oh, that's wonderful. I like the way you slimmed it down and made it unobtrusive. It's just a compromise for now, it might not last, but a very nice start. Matt Yeager (Talk?) 22:45, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

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