User:Bkonrad/Useful stuff

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Miscellaneous stuff I sometimes have a hard time finding:

Parameters to use with coord[edit]

For use with {{coord}}; see Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates#Parameters for details.

  • For cities: region:US-MI_type:city_scale:30000_source:GNIS
  • For rivers: region:US-MI_type:river_source:GNIS|name=

For example:

  • {{coord|43|03|01|N|85|33|01|W|region:US-MI_type:city_scale:30000_source:GNIS|name=NAME}}
  • {{coord|45|40|28|N|84|35|48|W|region:US-MI_type:river_source:GNIS|name=Little Black River (source)}}

Notes:

  • If scale is omitted, default for city is 1:100,000
  • For smaller places like unincorporated communities, which are often no more than a cross-roads, use 30,000 or even 10,000
  • For townships, use type:adm2nd for default scale of 1:300000

Citations[edit]

*<ref name="Romig">{{cite book | last = Romig | first = Walter | authorlink=Walter Romig | year = 1986 | title = Michigan Place Names | origyear= 1973 | publisher = Wayne State University Press | location = Detroit, Michigan | id = ISBN 0-8143-1838-X}}</ref>

Examples of how to cite electronic reprints of old books (from User:Serein at [1]:

  1. Fisher, Ernest B. (2005) [1918]. "Sparta Township". Grand Rapids and Kent County, Michigan: Historical Account of Their Progress from First Settlement to the Present Time. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Library. pp. pp. 267–271. Retrieved 2006-04-18. 

{{cite book |last=Fisher |first=Ernest B. |title=Grand Rapids and Kent County, Michigan: Historical Account of Their Progress from First Settlement to the Present Time |origyear=1918 |url=http://name.umdl.umich.edu/ARX2230.0001.001 |accessdate=2007-05-01 |year=2005 |publisher=University of Michigan Library |location=Ann Arbor, Mich. |pages=pp. 267-271 |chapter=Sparta Township |chapterurl=http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=micounty&cc=micounty&idno=arx2230.0001.001&frm=frameset&view=image&seq=275 }}

  • Generic:

{{cite book |last= |first= |title= |origyear= |url= |accessdate=2014-07-25 |year=2005 |publisher=University of Michigan Library |location=Ann Arbor, Mich. |pages=pp. |chapter= |chapterurl= }}

{{cite book}}

Edit Statistics[edit]

Inline redlinks for subjects in foreign language wikis[edit]

{{link-interwiki}}

Blank
{{link-interwiki|en= |lang= |lang_title= }}
Description
{{link-interwiki|en=English language redlink article|lang=two letter language code|lang_title=foreign language article title}}

For example,

{{link-interwiki|en=The Wave (German radio)|lang=de|lang_title=The Wave (Radio)}}

produces

The Wave (German radio)(de)

There is also an optional parameter |en_text= to display text for the English-language link, that is different than the English article name, but I don't expect that to be useful for redlinks to not yet existent articles.