User talk:Hwy43

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I prefer to keep discussion threads together. If I left you a message, please answer on your talk page, as I am watching it.

List of municipalities[edit]

Hey there! Since the Nunavut nomination is going a bit slow, I decided to spruce up the PEI list to prep it for nomination. I think we are allowed 2 nominations at the same time. I'm wondering if you notice anything missing, besides a nice map that is. Although I'm focused on this project, do you need any help on other municipality tasks in the meantime? Mattximus (talk) 00:05, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
I'll take a peak at PEI. Although it appears we are allowed two at a time, to keep things clean, do you want me to nominate it once ready with you as the co-nom this time? I'll prepare a map. The empty cells in the table for some of the communities will raise eyebrows during the nomination (not sure why StatCan doesn't recognize all of PEI's municipalities as census subdivisions). I'll think about what other municipality tasks I may need help on and get back to you. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 23:24, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
Sorry for the belated reply, I've been busy with work in real life. I would be happy to be a co-nom for PEI once the map is complete, and no rush at all, I'm in this project for the long haul. I wonder if the empty cells will be filled in the next census? If so we can maybe use that in the nomination, or at least pro-actively address this obvious concern in the nomination itself? I'll continue to tinker away on the remaining provinces. I much prefer your maps to the ones currently in Nova Scotia by the way, and will be happy to replace those. Thanks for the team work, wikipedia is much more fun when it's collaborative!
The fact that StatCan doesn't recognize all municipalities in PEI as census subdivisions really perplexes me. I'm tempted to inquire to ask why so many are not, but I will await until I hear back from them on another inquiry. I don't want to overwhelm.

I am really busy right now with work. It is unlikely I'll be putting together any maps or undertaking any significant Wikipedia contributions in general until after Christmas Day. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 07:32, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Congrats on the nomination! Thanks for the collaboration, hopefully we can do another in the new year. Happy holidays! (PS. I noticed that you are missing the Ontario star for your homepage...!) Mattximus (talk) 02:28, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Likewise and same to you. I look forward to getting back at it in January. I haven't added the Ontario star as I technically wasn't the nom or co-nom. Hwy43 (talk) 07:38, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
I know you are away from wikipedia but after a very positive response from User_talk:Crisco_1492#Some_clarification_for_Featured_List_Status, I'm thinking of nominating Yukon once more, I don't think there will be many changes and I should be able to handle them, but I wanted to co-nominate yourself anyway if that's ok. Mattximus (talk) 21:29, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
@Mattximus: that is good news and thanks. On another item, can you keep an eye on List of municipalities in Ontario? We have an IP and one registered editor (may be one in the same) replacing the "third-largest land area" rank with "second-largest land area", which is contrary to the ref provided (and the other ref provided by the registered editor as well). See [1] and [2]. I have tried to address the disconnect here. The standard among all lists within the topic is "land area" in both prose and in the tables themselves. Cherry-picking "total area" (land + freshwater) for the benefit of Ontario in prose is inconsistent among all lists within the topic and incongruent internally with the "land area" columns in the tables within the article. Help in dealing with this would be appreciated if the issue continues to persist. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 22:10, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Agree with your logic. I'll try to keep an eye on all the lists over the holidays. Mattximus (talk) 22:13, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
@Mattximus: thanks. Coincidentally, as I was composing the above message to you, I was reverted a second time. I've left the editor a note in my edit summary that my last message above provides the main point behind why it must remain "land area". I've suggested the editor take it to that article's talk page. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 22:16, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
I think the strongest reason to keep the list as is would be to refer to stats can, which uses land area: [[3]]. Hard to argue against that... (I posted it on the talk page as well) Mattximus (talk) 13:44, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Kincardine, ON errors[edit]

Greetings, I sent some corrections a few days ago for Kincardine, ON. Just following up. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mbsevans (talkcontribs) 18:06, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

@Mbsevans: Kincardine, Ontario is not on my WP:WATCHLIST, so I haven't seen your suggested corrections until now. I think an editor from Ontario would be better suited to look into your suggestions. Consider posting a notice at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ontario. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 19:33, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Was getting to it[edit]

Maybe you could wait a while before immediately undoing my addition, I was in the middle of citing it: http://documents.ottawa.ca/sites/documents.ottawa.ca/files/documents/2013_annual_report_en_0.pdf — Preceding unsigned comment added by Harper Stephens (talkcontribs) 20:12, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Sorry Harper Stephens, but recognize I don't have a crystal ball that allows me to see what you are doing, nor am I a mind reader. Hopefully the message I just posted on your talk page will help you get there. (Note I posted on your talk page before reading your message here.) Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 20:19, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Re: September 2014[edit]

Thank-you for your contribution to list of NB Service Districts entry and noticing the changes I made. I appreciate the formality with which you police the contribution and I share generally in the wish for proper citing of origins of sources. However, despite the need for referenced information, a consensus is built during the populating of spaces such as these which calls for a valuation of policing approach so as to allow the building of consensus in a combined effort. This is detailed information that was removed from entry for Local Service District (NB) the origins of which I have inquired about with contributor User:G._Timothy_Walton who wrote he intended to to return to the entry to include citation - which he hadn't in a timely fashion - and replaced here by me where more relevent. Short and skinny, the evaluation I made was that it is easily information 'worth verifying' by viewer/user scrutiny. As you likely noticed, citations on the entire list page are lacking. Nonetheless, the value and verifiability of the information allows the list to be member defined/refined. Such is the dynamic nature of the material to which user G. Walton has pinned down, somewhere, in the public domain. Placeographer77 (talk) 15:30, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Column codes?[edit]

I just tried to columnize this using templates copy-pasted from list of settlements in BC......and it didn't work. What did I do wrong? Can't spot the code-error in that last set of coords either?Skookum1 (talk) 07:17, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

You need to use three unique template tags to create the two columns, but you have to use one of them twice. See below:
{{col-begin}}
{{col-2}}
{{col-2}}
{{col-end}}
The first col-2 goes before the first entry in your bulleted list. The second goes in the middle of your list (i.e., between the fifth and sixth entries within a list of ten entries).
Are you intending to put these lists in the article? The lists are of unencyclopedic features IMO. Might be worth checking if there are notability guidelines for water bodies. In absence of such, I doubt very few would meet WP:GNG. Hwy43 (talk) 09:05, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Map calgary 2013 flood rainfall[edit]

I'm working on my BSc thesis and considering the floods in 2013. Your rainfall map on the wiki page associated on the floods is great for general context/explaining why the floods had such large consequences. I'd like to be able to properly give you credit (and avoid having Wikipedia as a cited source, if possible) for your map so would appreciate it if there was a way I could get in contact with you — Preceding unsigned comment added by 136.231.161.21 (talk) 10:53, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

@136.231.161.21: my reference for that map was this map published by AESRD. I suggest that crediting as 2013 Alberta floods rainfall map prepared by Wikimedia User Hwy43 based on "Precipitation Map: June 19-22, 2013" published by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development may be satisfactory. You can contact me directly by email using this link to discuss further. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 05:11, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Protected area IUCN categories[edit]

I just see that you erase the IUCN categories of some provincial parks. Just note that many provincial parks in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario or Quebec are classified in the category II. The category II is a category for the protected area who protect a ecosystem that a national park stricto sensus. You can see the categoy for a sepcific park in the protectedplanet.net site (ex: [http://www.protectedplanet.net/sites/Peter_Lougheed_Provinical_Park Peter Lougheed Provinical Park]) or the Canadian Council on Ecological Areas. I forgot a map of protected areas of Canada by UICN Category [4].--Fralambert (talk) 22:04, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

@Fralambert: thank you for clarifying. I figured if removing the IUCN categories was in error that someone would let me know otherwise. The problem was without a reference confirming their categories, and confirming that their category names included "national park" sensu stricto, they appeared counterintuitive to what they are legally recognized as within Alberta. Feel free to revert, but I ask that you include a reference to prevent others from making the same mistake again. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 06:08, 12 December 2014 (UTC)