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Hello, Fortguy! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. You may benefit from following some of the links below, which will help you get the most out of Wikipedia. If you have any questions you can ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or by typing four tildes "~~~~"; this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you are already loving Wikipedia you might want to consider being "adopted" by a more experienced editor or joining a WikiProject to collaborate with others in creating and improving articles of your interest. Click here for a directory of all the WikiProjects. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Happy editing!    7   talk Δ |   00:20, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
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Redirect mix-up[edit]

An article on which you're making good progress, List of farm to market roads in the Texas Rio Grande Valley, is in the wrong spot. Recently, I moved that article to List of Farm to Market Roads in the Texas Rio Grande Valley since the capital letters are technically correct (see [1]). Just letting you know about this mix up and that List of farm to market roads in the Texas Rio Grande Valley should just be #REDIRECT [[List of Farm to Market Roads in the Texas Rio Grande Valley]] . —Mr. Matté (Talk/Contrib) 00:27, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

List of highways in Reeves County, Texas[edit]

Saw this article while patrolling new pages - thanks for submitting it :). If it's a complete list and you can find some third-party sources you might consider WP:FL. If you're interested, give me a poke on my talkpage - I've run that gauntlet about fifteen times. Ironholds (talk) 23:09, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Lists, rather than articles - articles are unfortunately a lot harder (hence why I only have two, really). I'll take a look at the list tomorrow morning, see if it needs tweaking and if not, co-nominate it :). Ironholds (talk) 18:47, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (File:NE Parkway.jpg)[edit]

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USRD project[edit]

I'm not sure if you're aware, but there have been discussions lately at WP:USRD about some topics in which you may be interested:

Also, recently there has been a push to reduce the number of stub-class articles. A number of ideas have been tossed around, and we'd like your input at WT:USRD. Thanks for your contributions! --Fredddie 03:29, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Kent, Texas[edit]

I'm working on an article for RM 2424, which starts in Kent, and I was told by the users on #wikipedia-en-roads that you might have photos of RM 2424. Would you happen to have some? Griffinofwales (talk) 15:13, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Also, I noticed you are a relative newcomer to the site. You should check out #wikipedia-en-roads connect (you might want to read WP:IRC and m:IRC first). It's where many of the USRD project members go and discuss things. Griffinofwales (talk) 02:00, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Shields[edit]

Just curious as to why you removed the shields from the Galv. Co highways template? Warm Regards, --nsaum75¡שיחת! 05:16, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Ah, ok.. just curious. Thanks!! --nsaum75¡שיחת! 17:30, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

FM/RM articles[edit]

What would you think about {{Jct}} delinking the FM and RM articles that don't exist? The changes made would be similar to this edit I made to Minnesota County Roads. It wouldn't affect articles that have already been written, and once an article was written, the link would appear. Let me know what you think. –Fredddie 01:15, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

If you're referring to this and the other lists like it, this wouldn't affect it at all. The net effect of this is that all of the blue links on the completion lists would have links when you use {{Jct}}. –Fredddie 02:18, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

RE: the welcome[edit]

Thanx Fortguy, the greeting is appreciated. As you've probably guessed, I'm not as versed about all the WP ins/outs as I should be. I was amazed when I first sat down to edit about how many articles could be written or needed help. I've gone to work on what I know, either from-scratch or additions to those articles already here. I have seen the ones that have the sections, but I guess I was either in a hurry to get several done before going to snooze, or was lazy and thought I'd come back to them. There's some things I know about some articles around here but there's always burden-of-proof thing that comes w/it I guess :D ...For example, I know that FM 2493 is a previous/historic routing of US 69 but I haven't been able to find the right map yet to tell me that so it can be linked. Also, that US 175, before it was commissioned in 1932, was a part of TX 40 (the original version, not the one used down by Bryan-College Station), but I've seen very little when it comes to maps and other documentation online that I can add, linkie-wise to the US 175 article without getting the WP evil-eye (plus, no car to go down to libraries along the way to do any research; or, take any new pix :( ). I've seen some of the {} stuff around but I didn't know about some of the ones you referenced. Also, I've seen the Google citations but didn't know exactly how they were done either. I haven't tried to do any map-drawing for any of the articles, but the shields--I don't know what I'm doing wrong on those. I've downloaded Inkscape, the Roadgeek fonts, and a blank FM shield, but can't get the fonts to work right, and I don't know my way around the 'path' thing. So, unfortunately, I've tried to be content listing the un-shielded articles in the needs-shield Category for now. Anyway, I'll have to hold on to that message so I can refer to it. Thanx again Fortguy--very helpful.... Awtribute (talk) 13:09, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Joel Burns[edit]

Could you sneak back for a second and sign your comment at Talk:Joel Burns (politician)? Thanks.

Also, if at all possible I'd like to get the article expanded with a little more background on his political career before his sudden rise to international fame — things he did or didn't do as a councillor, etc. — so that the article doesn't run the risk of being seen as a WP:BLP1E. But, obviously, at the moment the suicide speech is disproportionately dominating the information I can find on Google about him — do you know offhand where I might be able to find some older news coverage from DFW-area media? Bearcat (talk) 18:39, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Texas 1938 map[edit]

Checking the 1938 map, the section between Nixon and Gonzales is TX 112. It's also shown that way on my summer 1939 map. 25or6to4 (talk) 19:23, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:FMRD[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:RMRD[edit]

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Section order for Taxas road articles[edit]

I left you a message regarding your comment about the section order of articles. --Kumioko (talk) 03:15, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

NM taskforce proposal[edit]

See WT:USRD/SUB --Admrboltz (talk) 00:42, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

List[edit]

Hey - thank you for one! But, when you are adding the Texas termini, can you use {{roadlink}} for those too? I think you are hand coding it so it shows TX not SH but I think SH xxx is fine, since the list also mentions "at the Texas state line". --Admrboltz (talk) 02:06, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

I don't think so, and if there is, most people will click on the link to see what its all about. --Admrboltz (talk) 02:15, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

List of U.S. Routes in New Mexico[edit]

Yeah, Imz mentioned that to me... US 412 doesn't show in the NMDOT log either. Right now the article just has NMDOT log info, I will go back through with AASHTO information soon. --Admrboltz (talk) 21:27, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Fortguy! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

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License tagging for File:WHHSBenbrook.jpg[edit]

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Texas State Highway 247[edit]

Hey, I will check in a couple days for you and get back to you ASAP. All I can say is that it inded was not mapped on the 1936 map. I will also mention that I was also working on a mass redirect type page for all the Texas highways that currently don't exist. Take a look here and see if you have any pointers/suggestions: [2]. Thanks, 25or6to4 (talk) 13:31, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I just checked the maps, and TX 247 is not on any of the maps from 1936 (March), 1937 (August), 1938 (September), or 1939 (June). 25or6to4 (talk) 15:29, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:US 87[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:US 90[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:US 85[edit]

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Pre-RFC straw poll[edit]

There is a brief straw poll to see if conducting a RFC on the question of coordinates in road articles is worthwhile at WT:RJL. Your input would be appreciated. --Rschen7754 08:22, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Template:TxDOT 1926 map[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Template:TxDOT 1928 map[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Template:TxDOT 1936 map[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Template:TxDOT 1917 map[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Template:TxDOT 1919 map[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Template:TxDOT 1922 map[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Template:TxDOT 1933 map[edit]

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GA nomination of Texas Park Road 3[edit]

Since this article is mostly your work, I was wondering if you would help me handle the good article nomination. - Awardgive, the editor with the msitaken name. 16:49, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Category:Texas ranch to market roads[edit]

Per the template, shouldn't Category:Texas ranch to market roads be empty? --Kinu t/c 21:04, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Links in navboxes[edit]

In short, don't use the templates to create the links, like you did at {{Val Verde County, Texas Highways}}. Navboxes should have direct links, and if an article hasn't been created yet, the link in the navbox should be red. The {{roadlink}} template is suppressing the link to Farm to Market Road articles that are redlinks, so they show up as plain black text in the navbox. Someone is liable to come along and remove them because they aren't links. Also, there are bots that update navboxes to change the target of a link if something is redirected, but these bots can't do that when the link doesn't directly exist in the navbox template. Keep up the good work though! Imzadi 1979  01:43, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Category:Texas Recreational Roads[edit]

Category:Texas Recreational Roads, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Imzadi 1979  03:51, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Horseshoe Project[edit]

Maybe you could help adopt this article? I think that if it could be expanded and transformed into an article about the interchange itself, with the reconstruction project as part of the history/future section, that we would have a much better treatment of the subject than the current paragraph which doesn't currently demonstrate notability. Imzadi 1979  01:46, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

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Texas county highway navboxes[edit]

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