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CFD: Canals by centuryEdit

See Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2020 April 13#Canals_by_century, where I have proposed renaming 3 categories. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 01:22, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Sad newsEdit

Hello, in case anybody who watches this page doesn't yet know, I am very sorry to report that Ronhjones passed away with his wife in a house fire last April. As noted on that page, they were both members of the Inland Waterways Association. Tributes go on the talk page. Graham87 13:02, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

Non-canal navigable waterwaysEdit

There is a discussion at Commons:Talk:BSicon that may be of interest to members of this group. AlgaeGraphix (talk) 22:25, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

New canal reservoir dataEdit

The Environment Agency have made available a dataset extracted from their public register of Large Raised Reservoirs (including canal reservoirs). It includes official names, capacities, and completion dates. Here's an explanatory blog post and a useful map by Owen Boswarva.

I have cited it, for example, in this edit, thus:

<ref name="LRR">Environment Agency public register of Large Raised Reservoirs, as at 2 November 2020, via {{cite web |last1=Boswarva |first1=Owen |title=Large Raised Reservoirs |url=https://www.owenboswarva.com/blog/note-lrr1.htm |access-date=7 December 2020}}</ref>

I hope you can make use of it for your local/ favourite reservoirs. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 09:53, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Deprecated.com. Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[https://www.deprecated.com/article Article of things]" ''Deprecated.com''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

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