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Light Rail stops?[edit]

I have to ask, what is the point of bloating this template with links to all the light rail stops if almost all of them simply redirect to the main Light Rail article? I can see having the links if they all really had their own pages, but as it is it's sort of silly. --Jfruh (talk) 17:16, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

I am planning to write individual articles about at least some of the light rail stops. The creation of this template is in preparation for that. However, I am not going to instantly produce an article on each. Rather, I am going to examine each one, determine in what ways notability can be established, and see which ones are most worthy of articles.

Some of the stops may be mentioned in other articles rather than having their own. For example, I have written about the Lexington Market stop in the article about the Metro station of the same name. I may describe the Penn Station stop in the article about Penn Station. The Hunt Valley stop may be a part of the Hunt Valley Town Center article. Some stops may be mentioned in the articles about the communities in which they are located. This way, there will not be 30+ short articles about one local rail system. I have already started working on an article about the Mt. Washington Light Rail Stop. Sebwite (talk) 17:22, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

I have no objection to your plans for the various stops. I just don't think they should be on this template until they've actually been created. It makes the the template ungainly. --Jfruh (talk) 21:15, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Wikipedia guidelines permit and in some cases encourage the use of red links where there is a strong possibility the articles in question will be created one day. In this case, I have plans to create them in a matter of weeks from now. Until then, leaving them there may encourage others to participate in the creation of these articles.Sebwite (talk) 00:50, 14 May 2008 (UTC)