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Croxley station[edit]

[1] – What's the meaning of this? Epicgenius(give him tiradecheck out damage) 21:38, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

You have been told before that these station layout diagrams are not wanted on London Underground station articles. You also moved the page from the agreed naming format for London Underground stations which can be seen at here.
This is a template that transcludes a diagram. Even so, why are they not wanted? I still don't get it. Also, it isn't agreed: see Chalfont and Latimer station for an example. Epicgenius(give him tiradecheck out damage) 21:54, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
They're not wanted because they fill up the page with an awkward diagram that does not provide encyclopaedic information. Where stations are complex they cannot be accurately illustrated with these diagrams. This was discussed here (which you participated in) and in other places which are cross referenced at that discussion.
The naming convention is agreed and has been for many years. Chalfont and Latimer station is so called because it is served by both London Underground and National Rail services, for which the convention is XXX station.--DavidCane (talk) 22:24, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
Okay, so can huge stations like Wembley Park tube station get the layouts? Epicgenius(give him tiradecheck out damage) 23:33, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
I wouldn't describe Wembley Park as a huge station despite it having multiple platforms and I don't think any tube station and few main line station require diagrams showing platform arrangements of the type you've been adding. Details on the lines serving the station, adjacent stations and ultimate destination of the lines are all given in the box at the bottom of the article page and can be supplemented in the text if specifically required. Adding minor information such as which side the doors open is not valuable or needed. --DavidCane (talk) 22:38, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2014[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Holborn tube station[edit]

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The article Holborn tube station you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Holborn tube station for comments about the article. Well done! Epicgenius(give him tiradecheck out damage) 02:59, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Gazette website changes[edit]

See Template talk:London Gazette#Gazette website changes David Underdown (talk) 16:20, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, if someone doesn't beat me to it, I'll have a look at what needs to be changed in the template to suit the new url structure. --DavidCane (talk) 18:33, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

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DLR list[edit]

I remember I worked with you on this quite a while ago and then I got sidetracked enough that it never got finished. I have decided to open a discussion at WT:UKRAIL#Doing a featured list to get pointers. Simply south...... cooking letters for just 7 years 22:20, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

I'd say it is ready now.--DavidCane (talk) 23:59, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
I think never finished the history. Simply south...... cooking letters for just 7 years 01:26, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Bypassing redirects[edit]

Hi, why have you been amending links from the form [[Bank tube station|Bank station]] to the form [[Bank–Monument station|Bank station]] (example)? --Redrose64 (talk) 22:52, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Because I'm trying to clear up the several hundred redirects that pointed at this station, through at least a dozen different forms of words.--DavidCane (talk) 22:55, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
But why? What was wrong with them? They were WP:NOTBROKEN. --Redrose64 (talk) 23:06, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
No they weren't, but when we have so many different types of redirects to the same place it makes good sense to standardise.--DavidCane (talk) 23:16, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

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The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

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Nomination for merging of Template:English Heritage List entry[edit]

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Template:English Heritage List entry[edit]

As someone who has contributed to the talk page in the past, please see Template talk:English Heritage List entry#Temp problem -- PBS (talk) 12:20, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Classification for WPLT not working[edit]

Hi, re this edit: what is the problem that you observed? The categories of the previous version are exactly the same, but presented in a different order. --Redrose64 (talk) 20:47, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

It's a trivial irritation, but there's something wrong with the WPTrains template meaning that sometimes items coded with the parameters for WPLT aren't handled properly when the WPLT assessment table is produced. This is despite the categories showing correctly at the bottom of the article's talk page. Instead of showing up with the correct quality and importance values they come up as NA in both cases. If you have a look at the assessment table as it is now, you'll see one entry at the junction of the NA column and NA row which is the Coopersale Halt article.
I haven't been able to work out what is causing this yet because it's a rare problem, but removing the parameters from the WPTrains template and using our own template allows the table to assessment bot to allocate the article correctly.--DavidCane (talk) 22:37, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
The last edit to Talk:Coopersale Halt was in October 2010... maybe the page hadn't been re-parsed since I fixed WikiProject Trains in September 2013 following a previous similar case (remember this revert?), so the assessment table didn't know that it had been amended. I suspect that if you revert your edit, the assessment table will count it correctly. If you find similar cases in future, try a WP:NULLEDIT and see what the assessment table looks like after it's next rebuilt. --Redrose64 (talk) 23:15, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure that's the cause, as the table was OK on 19 December. The problem seems to have appeared since I made the update to the article page on 7 January.--DavidCane (talk) 23:39, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of College of All Saints, Maidstone[edit]

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Your GA nomination of College of All Saints, Maidstone[edit]

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Nicely done, and congrats! --Rosiestep (talk) 22:51, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of College of All Saints, Maidstone[edit]

The article College of All Saints, Maidstone you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:College of All Saints, Maidstone for comments about the article. Well done! Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Rosiestep -- Rosiestep (talk) 22:52, 2 February 2014 (UTC) Once again. Thanks very much for the quick review.--DavidCane (talk) 23:03, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

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Main Page appearance: Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on March 13, 2014. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/March 13, 2014. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

Tufnell Park station

The Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR) was a railway company that constructed the deep-level underground railway that is now the central section of London's Northern line. Established in 1891, the company became a subsidiary of the Underground Electric Railways Company of London (UERL) in 1901. Various routes were planned, but a number were rejected by Parliament. Tunnels under Hampstead Heath were authorised, despite opposition by local residents who believed the tunnels would drain the heath of water and train vibrations would cause trees to collapse. When it opened in 1907, the CCE&HR's line served 16 stations (Tufnell Park pictured) and ran for 7.67 miles (12.34 km) in a pair of tunnels between its southern terminus at Charing Cross and two northern termini at Archway and Golders Green. Within a year of opening, it became apparent to the management and investors that the estimates of passenger numbers had been over-optimistic and the CCE&HR struggled financially for many years despite four extensions and connections to the City and South London Railway. In 1933 the CCE&HR and the rest of the UERL's operations were taken into public ownership. (Full article...)

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Edgware Road Tube schemes[edit]

Hi - you have redirected Harrow Road tube station and North West London Railway to Edgware Road Tube schemes but they are not mentioned directly on that page. Do you have any further details? (As I am developing the London Wiki) Jackiespeel (talk) 10:10, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

There is a section on the North West London Railway on the Edgware Road Tube schemes article. Harrow Road station was one of the stations that the NWLR planned to build, but the company was not able to raise the money it needed and the parliamentary permission for the scheme expired.--DavidCane (talk) 16:28, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. If you wish to make use of the London Wiki (on Wikia) feel free to do so. Jackiespeel (talk) 23:34, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

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March 2014[edit]

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London Gazette template[edit]


Your December edit to Template:LondonGazette seems to have broken an enormous number of links to historical Gazettes which apparently aren't on the beta website. (e.g., peruse the references in any list of High Sheriffs.) Would you mind reverting? Choess (talk) 01:27, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

That's annoying, but, I'm afraid, reverting the change won't work because the old style web site is gone. The old address ( just redirects to the new one, so the problem isn't with the template, but the website.
For example this link from High Sheriff of Durham does not work in the syntax produced by either the old or the new format template (the whole issue seems to be missing from the website at the moment):
Hopefully, this is just temporary, but the Gazette website's "contact us" page has an email address for complaints (, so you may be able to report missing issues/pages.--DavidCane (talk) 19:32, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

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Precious again[edit]

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Thank you for quality articles on the London Underground, its history and its people such as Frank Pick (started in 2005), for creating featured lists, working on templates, assessing, improving the precision of coordinates, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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A year ago, you were the 532nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:53, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

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Hi, how did "the MDR's led to" become "the d to" at Bayswater tube station? --Redrose64 (talk) 12:33, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Cat meets keyboard. I thought I had fixed all of his "assistance", but missed one. I've fixed it --DavidCane (talk) 21:22, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

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