Wikipedia talk:WikiProject UK Waterways

Latest comment: 11 months ago by Darbymarby in topic Request for merge with WikiProject Rivers?


Coordinates + microformats

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Archives

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CFD: Canals by century

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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)Reply

Sad news

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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)Reply

Non-canal navigable waterways

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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)Reply

New canal reservoir data

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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)Reply

User script to detect unreliable sources

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Template:River Clady RDT

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This template has been nominated for deletion. Can someone please explain to the nominator that RDTs aren't just for railway lines? Useddenim (talk) 21:10, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Discussion at Wikipedia:Route diagram template

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  You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Route diagram template#RfC: deprecation of BS-map , which is within the scope of this WikiProject. Mackensen (talk) 02:59, 23 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Request for merge with WikiProject Rivers?

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Could this WikiProject be merged with WikiProject Rivers? Darbymarby (talk) 14:51, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply