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Updated DYK query On 27 August, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Amethyst Initiative, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Congrats! --Gatoclass (talk) 05:24, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Bond navbox[edit]

Clearly, that there is a Bond template for all the movies is a good reason to remove it. Alientraveller (talk) 11:17, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

It's a film series that already has the succeeding film in its infobox. Now this clearly does not apply to just the Bond series, but every film then. I'll open a discussion at WT:FILM. Don't say I told you so if consensus is overwhelmingly in favour of removing it. Alientraveller (talk) 18:41, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
Here you go. Alientraveller (talk) 18:47, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

A Barnstar Award for You![edit]

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Very nice job on your U.S. Presidential election maps. Keep up the amazing work! Futurist110 (talk) 22:34, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

1984 U.S. Presidential Election[edit]

Your initiation of an edit war, when you were clearly in the wrong, was shameful and tiresome behavior. Please make no further edits on the article. Thank you. --68.180.28.138 (talk) 05:20, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

If you try to push a one-sided POV on Wikipedia, you will be reverted every time. An encyclopedia article must strive to present a neutral point of view, not present the perspective of a particular political faction as fact. Inqvisitor (talk) 13:16, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Issue with SVG Maps in 1920 US Presidential Article[edit]

I'm having an issue with a number of SVG maps I put up in a gallery displaying the delegation by delegation vote for the Republican Presidential nomination at their 1920 National Convention; basically it appears squished together from the sides, while the text doesn't move with the vectors, or that is how I am interpreting it anyway. Not sure if you could offer me any advice on the matter. Any help trying to find a solution would be appreciated. --Ariostos (talk) 13:34, 5 May 2013 (UTC)
That seems to have done it, thanks! Though, apologize for having to ask, but how did you turn the text into paths? I'll work it into the other maps and the VP map when its down. On a side-note, I am wondering if there is a way to hide a gallery so that it can be pulled down. The reason I'm asking that is, while it isn't an issue for those convention's that have at most ten ballots, for the Democrats in that year which had about 45 or so you are talking about maybe eight lines of graphics. A pull-down would leave them within easy reach while also preventing any stretching of the article itself. --Ariostos (talk) 18:59, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
Alright, tried a number of things on my own, still no idea how you made the pathing work. I've turned the text into paths but they still suffer from the same issues; the only difference I see is that for some reason, on your map, everything is on a single layer, but the layer isn't recognized when I go to view the layers that are present. So, sorry, but totally lost as to whatever the solution was that you found. --Ariostos (talk) 21:07, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
Have no idea why, but that isn't working for me. Changing all the Text to Paths for whatever reason isn't doing anything to the image once it is uploaded, still leaving that squished look.  :/ --Ariostos (talk) 19:37, 7 May 2013 (UTC)
You were right, the issue being that it was just taking a long while to update with the new file. I've moved on and established a more finished structure in the 1876 Presidential Article, exclusively for the Republicans at the moment, to see how it looked. The gallery is in a pull-down tab so as not to crowd given some of these would be rather lengthy, and I've changed around some of the methods I used in making in the maps. I like the new versions better, but I would like a second pair of eyes to help determine that as well. --Ariostos (talk) 00:36, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

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State Election Results[edit]

Hi Inqvisitor, we seem both to be currently working on the state presidential election results. Let's face it: your maps, (especially recent ones) are better than mine (though, I might add that mine are better than some out there). Any tips for map creation that I could use? -- or I would be happy to work with you on proliferating the good ones as I post. I'm about to add a lot to 1984, and I would like to add - very good work on New York. It would be nice to see interactive maps on the main election pages going back as far as these state ones are beginning to.

All the best.

7partparadigm talk -- 05:30, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the response. The time issue is a big one with a project like this, considering that to properly archive these events would involve the creation of hundreds of pages, each unique somewhat. Very daunting task.
What I particularly like about the state results pages, is the ability to "click back" through time and see how your state has changed. What this project is also telling of is surprising local trends, like Democratic strongholds along the lower Mississippi River, across state boundaries, or the Republican Sierra Navadas. Websites, like the gold-standard David Leip's http://uselectionatlas.org/, show numbers, and a black and white map, but no pictures and include very little commentary about the election itself, nor the state's role in that process.
Anyway. Yes, the state maps have been cropped from your nationwide ones. I should have asked before doing that, I apologize. The main difference that I was referring to was the level of coastline detail that is evident here, but not with my cropped Virginia from the national map here, or the previous version of New Jersey 1988, for that matter. In the absence of access to a good copy of photoshop, I devised a method of cropping which involves two programs (one online and one on my computer, which allows for proper rotation of the state) and screen-capping at the right moment, in order to crop the states for each year intelligibly. Unfortunately, the software that I have makes these maps look off when saves as an PNG, and I don't have the ability to save as SVG. I would be happy to incorporate your maps in new pages as I create them, instead of making them over again as JPEGs.
I also really have to encourage you to create interactive maps going back into the deep territorial days. If this is not possible, let me know how and I will try to create them instead.
So far, my strategy has been to create templates for years as opposed to states, which allows for "mass production" of 50 pages as needed for that year. Plug and play. I am going to start adding 1984 today. I'd love to coordinate our efforts. Let me know and I could post here a list of things that I think should be included in these pages, for discussion.
We've warred just a bit over colors, and going back, I have to agree with you. Putting red for all socialist parties (for example) is ugly, and minimizes their role in the election. Third party involvement is something that I would really like to highlight in these pages, as they are so often under-spoken. Please let me know if you have any ideas for finding suitable colors if none are listed on the party's talk page. I've just been "intelligently extrapolating" so far when picking colors when none are listed.
My goal is to get all states for all elections added by the 2016 presidential election, if not (hopefully) much much sooner. All the best. --7partparadigm talk 12:53, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

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United States presidential election, 2004[edit]

how are we going to fix this for the color blind? Frietjes (talk) 14:23, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

I'm afraid there's really no easy solution for that without making the whole article very messy and cumbersome. It's just such a universal standard to use red for Republicans and blue for Democrats, the colors are used on the main electoral college map, on the congressional district maps, on the county-level maps, the shading of the states by party on the state-by-state result table, and in indicating the state victory margins in the Close States section...and this color-based format is used in every single article in any way related to an American election. It's pretty much impossible to replicate all the data communicated by that color without really making a mess of the article, having to write out "Democratic" and "Republican" in every spot where blue or red is used. In some cases it would be pretty much impossible, because going through say a county map and putting a D or an R in each of 3000+ counties would be very tedious to make and not very useful since you'd have to zoom in very close to actually see the result.
I agree it's very unfortunate for colorblind users, I wonder if Wikipedia would consider possibly adding a Colorblind version of Wikipedia where all that information could be conveyed using exclusively non-color based methods, because it would be too messy and very difficult (in some cases impossible) to try to provide a colorblind solution on top of the color scheme system used in the main articles. If we can get a Colorblind version of Wiki, I would be happy to help contribute in making at least state-level maps and tables and communicate party data without relying on color. Inqvisitor (talk)

Request for comment[edit]

There is a discussion at Talk:List of United States congressional districts related to style of new district-level maps for the post-2013 United States congressional districts. Your input would be appreciated. Thank you. --7partparadigm talk 02:15, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

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Request for assistance[edit]

Hi Inq, I need help finishing updating several pages related to the US congress and ensuring that Wikipedia has current district maps represented. There is not too much left to do, but I could use a hand doing it. Details can be found here. I've seen your work, please let me know if you plan on doing a part of it and I will not touch it. Best --7partparadigm talk 18:24, 25 May 2014 (UTC)