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Bendigo workshops 2013[edit]

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Good creation of FSAI[edit]

Nice you created a page on FSAI, makes it possible shove all details on that agency somewhere else ;-) btw, perhaps you should archive your talk page? Electron9 (talk) 01:10, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Ha, thanks, good idea! Done. --Canley (talk) 01:16, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

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Elizabeth Chifley[edit]

Hi Canley. After noticing your contribution to the Joseph Potaski page with the reference sourced from the NLA, I went and had a look at your user page. Given your listed interests I thought I would let you know (that as a very new Wiki person) I have been doing some very preliminary work on an article about Elizabeth Chifley - wife of the PM Ben Chifley. It is in response to entry made sometime ago on the To Do List. Probably inappropriately - I have put some very sketchy info in my sandbox - if you want to take a look and perhaps start an article?? --PinkAechFas (talk) 05:55, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi Canley Thanks for the message and your interest in the article. I'm very new to Wiki and what I have put together on Elizabeth Chifley is very preliminary. My sandbox is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:PinkAechFas/sandbox. Regards --PinkAechFas (talk) 21:09, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi Canley. Shall do. Regards --PinkAechFas (talk) 06:05, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi Canley.Good work on the Elizabeth Chifley page. I've also added in a few bits. Thanks. Regards --PinkAechFas (talk) 03:34, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

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There are some problems with the graphs you updated[edit]

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Thanks for your effort on the graphs. Somedifferentstuff (talk) 11:15, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Dick Stabile article[edit]

Hi. In February 2011, you put a {{disputed}} tag on the Dick Stabile article. However, no details regarding the possible problem were ever added to the article's talk page. Is the accuracy of this article still in question? If so, can you elaborate on the talk page? If not, can the tag be removed now? — Richwales (no relation to Jimbo) 16:18, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Sure, I have removed the tag. I didn't remember the article or why I would have added the tag, but looking at it is seems an anonymous user had added a line "NB: There are many inaccurate statements in the text above." in May 2010, so I replaced the line with a disputed tag. The article certainly needs better referencing anyway, there is one book referencing the line "Contrary to popular opinion..." but nothing else. --Canley (talk) 20:15, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

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New Zealand versus Kiwi[edit]

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Tas LC[edit]

Nice work looking after the Tas LegCo elections, which I only just noticed! Frickeg (talk) 02:20, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for fixing my typo.[edit]

Hi, Thanks for fixing my error in the Frank McGuire (Australian politician) article. I have no real idea how I came to type Carlton, I'm very aware that Eddie is president of Collingwood, not Carlton. My only explanation is that I am still haunted by the fact that Carlton tipped my team (Tigers) out of the finals! Cheers Melbourne3163 (talk) 04:49, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

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Comprehensive stubs[edit]

Thanks for that! A bit disturbing though that only one editor (you) had anything to contribute on a by-election until 2 days before it is to be held. Disappointing wiki times I guess. Timeshift (talk) 02:15, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

I know! Used to be that by-election articles were created the minute an MP resigned, before the writs were even issued. I went to Wikipedia to swot up on the by-election and found there was no article. Thanks for the expansion, great work!--Canley (talk) 10:57, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
Well wadda ya know... Timeshift (talk) 10:38, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

While you're technically correct with the roundings, note that if we applied this more generally, the TPP would be 55.2/44.7 (see NSWEC result page), and that would just look plain awkward and we don't have roundings like 55.2/44.7 on ozpol articles. I don't strongly disagree with your edit however. Timeshift (talk) 00:33, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

I'm a bit confused: I agree it should be consistent in the articles here, but it looks like that awkward NSWEC TPP figure is because they are truncating the decimal to one place (44.787 -> 44.7) rather than rounding up (44.787 -> 44.8)—I thought what I did to the turnout change figure was the opposite of that, rounding 11.38 up to 11.4 instead of truncating to 11.3. --Canley (talk) 03:45, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
Oh is that what they've done? How sloppy! Timeshift (talk) 05:03, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

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Wha?[edit]

What was that? A typo, I hope, since you !voted keep, and the close was "keep"... Face-smile.svg --Lexein (talk) 23:35, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Certainly was! I was looking at the history on my iPad and my puppy jumped on my arm, hitting the rollback link! So my excuse is "the dog rolled back the AfD close"! --Canley (talk) 23:47, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
Narf! --Lexein (talk) 00:16, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

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2013 federal election results[edit]

Hi Canley. Thanks for all the great work that you're doing re the results from the federal election. I'm wondering, when you update each divisional page, would you please mind attending to the following:

  1. Updating number of electors in the infobox
  2. Adding a reference to where you sourced the results
  3. Changing tense, where appropriate, to the sitting member/retiring member, election outcome from candidates.

Thanks. I hope that makes sense. I'm starting with Banks and trying to do a catch up to you. But it would help me if you actioned these going forward from wherever you are up to at present. Cheers. Rangasyd (talk) 10:34, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

I'm concentrating on fixing up the results tables first, I have added a reference tag to the AEC VTR from now on. I didn't do it originally as the URL is going to change from vtr to results, but it will need to be added or updated anyway, so I've included the link and the date last updated. I had been updating the enrolment in the info box for all the other states but had not done so for NSW, intending to go back later and do it. I will go back and do any you haven't done when I finish checking the tables. --Canley (talk) 12:35, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Hi - I am a little WikiGnome, who goes around tidying up spelling mistakes especially words beginning with R. I have learnt a lot about Australian Electoral divisions, changing "Retreived" (ei) to Retrieved (ie) - about 25 so far.
I know how easy it is to copy and paste one mistake into numerous articles - but could you please correct this spelling before adding it to any more articles? Thanks - Arjayay (talk) 21:52, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, whoops! --Canley (talk) 21:54, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
No worries - Arjayay (talk) 22:22, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

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House & Senate[edit]

Well done on House of Representatives results for the Australian federal election, 2013, do you want to do or are you doing Senate results for the Australian federal election, 2013? Timeshift (talk) 01:23, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

You might want to check your generation tools and go over what you've done... not sure how this happened. Timeshift (talk) 23:48, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
Yikes, I think I know what that is, a manual transcription error. I will rerun and check all the tables today. -Canley (talk) 00:23, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

Are you going to add the microparties/remove others for the national result table in the Senate article? Timeshift (talk) 23:19, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I am doing it right now actually! Just checking the Coalition seat changes in the five variations, I'll pop it up in about 20 minutes. --Canley (talk) 23:34, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Coalition unmerged in national Senate results..? Timeshift (talk) 06:56, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Per Senate results for the Australian federal election, 2010#Australia... Timeshift (talk) 21:49, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

When Crook went in to the Coalition it kind of muted the whole point. Lib/Nat Coalition got lumped in to one group for 2010 Senate because it looked too confusing to have individual and group tickets for Lib, Nat, LNP, and CLP. I think we should still group them together in the Senate to save the mess, and then break them down as already done in state-by-state results. Timeshift (talk) 23:20, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Crook never went into the Coalition, only into the Nationals. He explicitly sat in the National party room, but not the Coalition one. I agree that the Coalition should be grouped much like 2010 normally, though. Not sure how to deal with the WA and SA Nats, but federally I think it's most sensible to include them with the federal Nats since that's how they're registered. Frickeg (talk) 00:37, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
Yep. Timeshift (talk) 00:45, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
OK, so I think we have to go all in here, and merge the Liberal/National votes as far back as the Senate results go. For one, if the makeup or definition of the Coalition changes from election to election, does that make the swing invalid? I guess the swing can be calculated as if they were merged even if they are not in the table. Secondly, I see this National Senate table as kind of like the House of Reps two-party-preferred count—no real effect electorally, but useful or interesting to look at national shifts—and the AEC does includes all the Nationals and Liberals from all states in the 2PP count. I think there's two different issues, how a sitting member votes and is bound by Coalition solidarity, and how votes are counted and aggregated electorally—so I don't think Cook's statements and decisions should affect how election results are displayed. Any thoughts or objections? I will merge this table and calculate the swing based on all Lib/Nat parties in 2010... we can discuss further if this needs to be retrospectively edited for previous years. --Canley (talk) 02:01, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
I hadn't actually looked at the 2010 page, and now that I do, I don't like the way it's done there either. I'd much prefer it to be done along the lines of the HoR pages - that is, a Coalition heading, followed by totals for joint Coalition, individual Liberal tickets, and individual National tickets (and LNP and CLP). (As an aside - I kind of think a Coalition total should be included in both tables too, perhaps in italics so that it doesn't count towards the total. It seems like it would be useful for the swing figure if nothing else.) Frickeg (talk) 02:22, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I like that idea—maybe we can have it both ways... like the National Party! :) --Canley (talk) 02:32, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

They're as final as they're gonna get excluding the WA Senate fracas. Out of curiosity tell me, if you know how it happened, about the WA LH 2PP swing... it was a significant difference to what was in the article, but all the other states' 2pp swings were correct to the decimal. Timeshift (talk) 02:36, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

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All the best of the season[edit]

Hope your christmas has gone well and all the best for the new year. Looks like the slip in between the floorboard excrescent named eds are gonna make fun of things prior to the Tassie election. I always remember from a very long time ago in a certain Hobart building don't vote, a politician will get in.... Anyways cheers satusuro 08:44, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Some oversight at the weird Australia edit might be of help too... satusuro 11:10, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Election box[edit]

Could you show me an example of where the coding was broken? I checked numerous examples and couldn't find a version that had gone wrong. Thanks, Number 57 07:52, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Odd. Could you give me a link to a page where the colours disappeared. In theory, changing to Wikitable class shouldn't make that happen. The discussion you spotted is something completely different - it's for overall results tables, not single constituency ones, and the change I made wasn't related to that discussion. Cheers, Number 57 12:32, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
I worked it out - it was because {{Election box candidate AU party}} used "bgcolour" instead of "background-color". Some of the other subtemplates failed to show the colour because they used "/" instead of "|" in the code. {{Election box candidate with party link}} was not affected by this problem (it was used on the pages I checked when making the change in the first place). Hopefully all is well now. Cheers, Number 57 18:49, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

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Good work with the SA electoral district maps![edit]

Good work with the maps, would it be possible if you could re-do these[1][2] I did a while ago? :) Timeshift (talk) 02:32, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Sure, I'll see what I can do with the 2006 and 2010 maps. --Canley (talk) 09:42, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

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I've realised I only just scratched the surface. Are you able to go over the tables again? Timeshift (talk) 02:05, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Sure, I will check them all now. In that case the swing figure is the correct one (2.11) as it is from the AEC data [3], the 2.12 figure was from the ABC's results [4] (which as you'll see from the talk page was not accurate). --Canley (talk) 02:31, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks :) Timeshift (talk) 02:33, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
OK, I've re-checked all the tables: ACT was very wrong, so you're right, you just scratched the surface with that one—the ABC had omitted the Independent candidate Emmanuel Ezekiel-Hart entirely (518 votes) which was what threw those percentages out. The only other discrepancy was the Coalition percentage in NSW was off by 0.01%. --Canley (talk) 03:20, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Would you say we're free of errors now? ;) Timeshift (talk) 03:29, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Aaahh, might check everything again tonight... ;) --Canley (talk) 03:43, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

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Canley, the QPQ review has just been supplied by Gerda Arendt (which is allowed), so I was wondering if you could return to check whether this is ready for approval. Many thanks for your work on this review. BlueMoonset (talk) 14:44, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Australian Federal Election 2013 - Accidentally Deleted Content[edit]

On 6 Sep 2013 Careful, you appear to have accidentally deleted most of the content in Australian federal election, 2013. --Canley (talk) 23:48, 6 September 2013 (UTC)


Oh ok sorry - I tried to update the Status of the Election and when I went to update the whole page with the new status my internet connection timed out and failed the upload Mbbuser (talk) 09:48, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Senate table[edit]

How's progress? :) Timeshift (talk) 23:41, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

I did the table, but I hit some trouble with the colour templates. I'll try it now. --Canley (talk) 00:52, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Hows the table coming along? Timeshift (talk) 18:32, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

haha[edit]

Beat me by a heartbeat :P Timeshift (talk) 02:56, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Tiêu lệnh cứu hỏa[edit]

Thanks for the help! 149.160.173.168 (talk) 14:21, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

What a clown![edit]

I did this and I noticed this... what a clown! Timeshift (talk) 03:38, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Australian Senate special election in Western Australia, 2014[edit]

Can you incorporate your 2013 result table from the talk page in to the article? I've tried but I keep messing it up. Timeshift (talk) 23:11, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Wrong date edit[edit]

Hi Canley. Re this revert: How do readers who want to know what happened in detail in the 2013 Senate election - which is what this part of the article is all about - find out? Why are we offering them only 3-years-out-of-date information and not the latest information as well?

Cheers. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 07:32, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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When you do the 2014 SA maps...[edit]

Would it be possible to include the names of the districts inside the boundaries? I tried updating on my computer these but without names to indicate what's what, it's just a sea of red blue and grey and not really helpful for the election article. They're fine for seat articles though, the intended purpose of pointing out where the seat is works fine :) Timeshift (talk) 01:48, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Sure thing! I did the map colouring last night, but I agree it needs the district names so I didn't upload them, I'll add the names tonight. I'll do them manually because although the GIS program I'm using has an option to display the name, they are such weird shapes and sizes that they all jumble together. --Canley (talk) 02:01, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Timeshift (talk) 02:07, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
Did you find the time to have a look? I increasingly don't like the 2010 boundaries/2014 results images I uploaded as it's incorrect, but no maps at all is even worse hehe :) Timeshift (talk) 00:48, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
How about I upload the coloured maps which are ready now, then when I've added the names replace with the named version? (should be later today) And shall I overwrite your maps or just upload to different files/names? --Canley (talk) 01:02, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
I think the old boundary images with names is more helpful than the new boundary images without names, but that's just me. Whenever you can get to it. Feel free to upload over the top of Metro/Rural14.PNG. Timeshift (talk) 01:10, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
I've done the maps with the names, it didn't take as long as I thought. Can you have a look and let me know if you spot any errors (wrong party colour, wrong name, etc.). I uploaded them to Commons and changed the thumbnail reference. If you want I can delete the old ones from Wikipedia, up to you... --Canley (talk) 03:00, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
I like! One thing that puts me off a little is the darker colour on the rural map. Is there a way to make it less obvious compared to the rest of the shading in the maps? Timeshift (talk) 03:05, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
If you mean the inset blocks, I have replaced them with outlines. --Canley (talk) 03:15, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Can you fix Morialta to Lib? I wish :P Perfect, thankyou! Timeshift (talk) 03:37, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Done! --Canley (talk) 05:13, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Just noticed, the Kaurna label was missing. --Canley (talk) 05:21, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Did you get the candidate names from an exported list? Just wondering where Hutn rather than Hurn came from, and Jasmin (coincidentally from the same seat). Also Lucy. Also not sure where Ken Ryan was at all in this election. There's more but i'll stop linking :) Also just a heads up, at some point I began making corrections to the articles only rather than articles and your draft page. Timeshift (talk) 07:53, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

When the candidate nominations closed, there was a politics/psephology site that posted an Excel file with a list of candidates, and various pivot tables analysing the list by gender, "winnability", party and so on. So I think that was where I imported the list from as it looks definitive, but I later noticed there were 18 candidates missing... however I didn't notice the spelling errors and the mysterious Mr Ryan! I can't even find or remember which site I got the original file from now... Sorry about that anyway, I could have checked the names against the scraping of the ECSA site but they were in some weird format so I just went with what I had (which was fairly wrong in several places). --Canley (talk) 10:34, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

I don't spose you'd be interested in updating the out of date SA federal maps/articles? Old Kingston/New Kingston etc. Timeshift (talk) 03:30, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Sure... I was going to do them last year, but I think I just left a message on the talk page of the guy who did them last time in the hope he would do it, but he seems to have been inactive for some time. Victoria had a federal redistribution as well so I should redo those as well I guess. Anyway, I'll have a look tonight and work on it soon. --Canley (talk) 03:59, 2 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for that, in the meantime i've put the 2013 map in each SA article as a temporary measure. Timeshift (talk) 04:11, 2 May 2014 (UTC)
I've done the rural SA ones, I'll finish off the metropolitan seats tomorrow. Then I'll make a start on Victoria... --Canley (talk) 14:00, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Assistance on my talkpage[edit]

Hi Canley - a user keeps harassing me on my talkpage. Going right back to this, the user seems intent on disrupting my talkpage and insisting they will ignore the requirement to stay off a user's talkpage when said user requests them to. Can you please advise them, as an admin, that this behaviour is strictly not tolerated and continuing to harass in such a way will lead to a block from wikipedia? Timeshift (talk) 14:55, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

What are you asking me for? It's not like we're Wiki-friends or anything! :) I'll put your talk page on watchlist, but it seems to have settled down for now. I didn't have time on the weekend to work out what the dispute was about... --Canley (talk) 23:27, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

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Mike Baird[edit]

You mention "education field" in your edit on Mike Baird but I can't see what you have added. I'd like to see alma mater removed from the info box and his school added. Can you help? Castlemate (talk) 07:48, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I was mistaken, that field is in the Infobox Person template, but not officeholder. I added the field, then saw it wasn't part of the template in the preview, so I removed it, however when I resubmitted, my browser helpfully autofilled the edit comment field with the previous comment which mentioned the education field. --Canley (talk) 08:45, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

How do we alter "alma mater" to the more general "education"? Castlemate (talk) 09:08, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

I guess you could use "field1 = Education", "data1 = whatever". --Canley (talk) 09:16, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Australian road maps[edit]

Hi Canley. I have seen that you've made and uploaded a couple of maps for roads in Australia. That's great, and there's definitely plenty of work to do. However, I think they could be better if they included the rest of the (major) road network, to show the selected roads in context. Also, WikiProject Australian Roads has some (draft) map standards, which have been used to create maps for our FAs, GAs, and A-class articles (as well as others). It would be nice if, when new maps are created, they could be in the same or very similar style so that eventually, there could be a consistent reader experience. Finally, you don't say on the file pages where you sourced your data. Most data is either fully copyrighted (for example, some state government website) or released under a free licence requiring attribution (eg Geoscience Australia GIS data) or attribution and sharing-alike (eg KML files on Wikipedia). I'm not trying accuse you of anything, but if include your sources, we can verify that everything is above-board, and not in violation of any copyright or free licence terms.

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Thanks for the tips. It was a bit of an experiment really, a by-product of something else I was working on so I just uploaded the Great Alpine one as there was no map. I did look for some guidelines on map style on the project page but didn't find them (I found them now, I was looking for "maps" not "resources"). I can redo them in that standard style pretty easily. I have added the source attribution—sorry, I thought I had done it but I had typed them out but not pasted them in—they were Vicmaps Lite data released as CC BY 3.0 AU in 2010, I don't think the data is still available but the release page is still on the data.vic.gov.au site. --Canley (talk) 23:39, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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Mike Baird (politician) article[edit]

Hello, I'm wondering why you removed the date caption from beneath the photo on the Mike Baird (politician) article? Having the date there seems to be a helpful thing, it's not intrusive and as the years go by it can be helpful to quickly see how old the photo is. I'm not 'having a go' at you, I'm just curious as to why you would remove it. Your reply would be appreciated. Thanks. Melbourne3163 (talk) 23:35, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

I was the one that removed it, and it's because that sort of caption is not helpful. If people on wikipedia want that sort of information on the photo they can click on it, but by default we do not have date taken captions under every or any politician's photo. It doesn't add anything substantially meaningful to the article. Timeshift (talk) 23:38, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Sorry for confusing the user names and thanks for your quick reply. Cheers. Melbourne3163 (talk) 00:04, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

South Australian state election, 2018 maps[edit]

I've done a quick fix in the meantime, but when you have the time can you re-do them? Timeshift (talk) 07:45, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

For Waite? Ha ha, wow, amazing! OK, I've recoloured Waite in both maps. --Canley (talk) 08:40, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
Not to be a bother, but why would we want Waite re-coloured? It was won by the Liberals at the last election. Hamilton-Smith's independence doesn't change that; it's still a "Liberal" seat for the purposes of the maps, surely. Frickeg (talk) 09:07, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
What Frickeg said! The Drover's Wife (talk) 13:16, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
No, it's now a seat represented by an independent MP! Certainly the 2014 article should and does remain as-is, but the 2018 article should have the maps coloured as per current MP affiliation. Timeshift (talk) 00:35, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
Completely disagree, I'm afraid. If Hamilton-Smith wins it at the next election, it will be an independent gain. It's represented by an independent MP, yes, but it was won by the Liberal Party and remains a Liberal seat. Frickeg (talk) 00:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
I guess we agree to disagree. What about the pendulum, why is that different? Timeshift (talk) 00:54, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
I disagree with the pendulum too. In my opinion Waite should be listed in the Liberal column, but with Hamilton-Smith only coloured independent. I find this similar to redistributions. For example, should pre-election SA maps have been colouring Bright as Liberal (notionally) or as Labor (because it was held by Fox)? I would say as Liberal, and that the pendulums should list it as Liberal too. It's about how the relevant area voted at the last election. Not a single person in Waite cast a vote for an independent at the last election, so I think it's misleading to be colouring the map as though they did. Frickeg (talk) 03:30, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
Well in regards to the pendulum, we have much precedent in the federal sphere. I disagree with redistributions. If a seat were to become notionally Liberal and with that meant it was then held by a Liberal MP, i'd agree with you. But the MP would still be Labor so it should still be coloured as Labor. It's not misleading when the 2014 page remains as-is. And the 2018 page has an added text bit in the pendulum stating MHS became an independent, so that's not misleading either. I'm happy to continue discussion (if you wish) but perhaps we should leave Canley's talkpage? Timeshift (talk) 03:34, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes, quite. Apologies for clogging up the talk page. Raised here. Frickeg (talk) 01:16, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

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Would you be willing to do historical SA maps?[edit]

I've come across boundaries for SA state going back to 1993 here (PDF) and back to 1997 here (KML). Would you be willing to do 1993 through to 2010 with your application as you did for 2014? Right now, 1993, 97, 02 articles use 2006 boundaries. Would be SO happy if you did, definately barnstar territory! :D Timeshift (talk) 02:28, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

I'll see what I can do when I have some time—the ABC ones aren't vector boundaries so could be tricky, KML should be OK though. --Canley (talk) 23:17, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
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Did you happen to catch it? Did you notice Niki Savva was acting... different, to usual? Timeshift (talk) 03:18, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Definitely, I did notice that when I was watching it. --Canley (talk) 23:45, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
It's like she was trying to look less like a Liberal cheerleader so she could attempt to scrape back a little bit of credibility in which to crap all over PUP. Still waiting for Abbott to appear on Insiders... and no, the MH17 appearance doesn't count. I found that insulting. Timeshift (talk) 03:15, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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Heysen and Light in SA[edit]

Hey - as previously discovered, Heysen is classed as metro and Light is classed as rural. As such, i've changed the images/captions for metro/rural. However, MS paint fill doesn't quite do a job as clean as your maps. I've temporarily uploaded new ones, but would you be able to re-do them for me? Thanks. Timeshift (talk) 03:36, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Sure, I will do it tonight. --Canley (talk) 03:59, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
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Thanks for adding these - they're a real improvement to the articles and must have taken a fair bit of work. The Drover's Wife (talk) 07:01, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Ditto. They look great. Frickeg (talk) 07:29, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

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Kate Warner[edit]

I went to look for this page 8 minutes after I saw the tweet from ABC News - and you'd already created it! Great work! -- Chuq (talk) 01:19, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I had actually written a stub draft when she was awarded the AM in January, so it was ready to go when I read the same tweet! --Canley (talk) 02:11, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

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Heidi Victoria censorship[edit]

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Please stop censoring the page for Heidi Victoria. Personal opinions are not welcome on WP, only facts. Please refrain from removing useful, cited information in future. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 14.202.37.66 (talkcontribs)

There are at least three editors of good standing reverting these dubious and minor "controversies" you insist on adding, so it is hardly "personal opinions" or "censorship". Surely you can see that repeated assertion of "controversy", from an anon account, during an election campaign is going to be questioned and challenged. Feel free to discuss on Talk:Heidi Victoria if you wish to convince others of the necessity of including these "facts" rather than continuing to revert. --Canley (talk) 01:19, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Election campaign is irrelevant. The facts are published through reliable sources, and it's not your role to censor WP. Everything is useful information. I'm assuming you're being paid by the ALP or HV directly for this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 14.202.37.66 (talkcontribs)

Ha ha ha, how ridiculous – why would the ALP pay anyone to censor, protect or sanitise an article about a Liberal MP? I would revert similar negative, yet utterly inconsequential, "controversy" sections for politicians of any party or side, and have done in the past. I think my edit history speaks for itself regarding my impartiality – can you say the same? Your edits appear to be focused on only two subjects: Heidi Victoria and Peter Sunde, is it too much to hope that your professed devotion to presenting "facts" will extend to other politicians, other parties or other biographical subjects? Please discuss and gain consensus for your edits at Talk:Heidi Victoria or Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Australian politics – you are on the wrong side of WP:BLP and other policies, and your relentless and singular focus on one person's biography appears quite suspicious and almost obsessive. As I said above, there are three long-standing editors reverting you, with an extremely broad range of edits and interests between them, so frankly your accusations of lack of neutrality, censorship and paid editing are laughable. --Canley (talk) 03:51, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Hate to say it Canley but you just showed your lack of professionalism and childish attitude. I agree with 14.202.37.66. Stop censoring WP, you're the aids that is infecting the internet. Also, he was obviously trolling you by mentioning ALP on a clearly liberal candidate page. Think before you type and feed the trolls. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.237.19.233 (talkcontribs)

Yes, IP, by all means play the wise sage, because you are totally a different person from the first one. Frickeg (talk) 19:09, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

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Ding dong, you have a new message! Btw, going for Woodyatt? :) Timeshift (talk) 06:54, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

South Australian state election, 2018 and Fisher[edit]

I've temporarily updated the maps, can you do the pro job? Thanks! Also, no matter how many of the image sizes and direct image links I ?action=purge, I can't get the initial image upon clicking to update. Any ideas? Timeshift (talk) 02:36, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

I've re-rendered and optimised the maps. I'm not having any problem with the old version caching, I see the new one straight away. --Canley (talk) 04:11, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Turns out I needed to clear my cache despite doing a force refresh with no success. Timeshift (talk) 04:13, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Victorian election tables[edit]

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