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Interchange diagram[edit]

Hey, I was wondering if you could possibly create an interchange for the spaghetti bowl in Salt Lake City? A Google Maps overview is here. If the image could contain I-15, I-80, SR-201 and 900 East, that would be great. Thanks! --Admrb♉ltz (talk) 02:32, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

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October Baseball WikiProject Newsletter[edit]

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GA Sweeps invitation[edit]

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I am sending you this message since you are a member of the GA WikiProject. I would like to invite you to consider helping with the GA sweeps process. Sweeps helps to ensure that the oldest GAs still meet the criteria, and improve the quality of GAs overall. Unfortunately, last month only two articles were reviewed. This is definitely a low point after our peak at the beginning of the process when 163 articles were reviewed in September 2007. After nearly two years, the running total has just passed the 50% mark. In order to expediate the reviewing, several changes have been made to the process. A new worklist has been created, detailing which articles are left to review. All exempt and previously reviewed articles have already been removed from the list. Instead of reviewing by topic, you can consider picking and choosing whichever articles interest you.

We are always looking for new members to assist with the remaining articles, so if you are interested or know of anybody that can assist, please visit the GA sweeps page. In addition, for every member that reviews 100 articles or has a significant impact on the process, s/he will get an award when they reach that threshold. If only 14 editors achieve this feat starting now, we would be done with Sweeps! Of course, having more people reviewing less articles would be better for all involved, so please consider asking others to help out. Feel free to stop by and only review a few articles, something's better than nothing! Take a look at the list, and see what articles interest you. Let's work to complete Sweeps so that efforts can be fully focused on the backlog at GAN. If you have any questions about the process, reviewing, or need help with a particular article, please contact me or OhanaUnited and we'll be happy to help. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 08:20, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Hey man, how have things been? Are you thinking about making a wiki comeback? We could definitely use the help. =) – TMF 04:43, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Yay! Nice to see you back!Mitch/HC32 00:54, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Thanks its good to be back. I see your resume is ridiculous since we last talked, congrats on your success! —JA10 TalkContribs 00:58, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Uh well - that's a story for a rainy day. 2009 has not been great to me though. :( - Mitch/HC32 01:00, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Also, come on IRC if you can :) -Mitch/HC32 01:01, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
I forgot the name of the group on IRC lol..—JA10 TalkContribs 01:10, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
We moved to #wikipedia-en-roads - in 2008.Mitch/HC32 01:13, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

GA reassessment for State Route 1002 (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)[edit]

I have conducted a reassessment of the above article as part of the GA Sweeps process. I have found some concerns with the article which you can see at Talk:State Route 1002 (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)/GA1. I have placed the article on hold whilst these are fixed. You are being notified as you are a major contributor to the article. Thanks, GaryColemanFan (talk) 06:41, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for creating a map for Sierra Highway. Looks nice. Dave (talk) 21:37, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

I'm sorry JohnnyAlbert10, but I replaced your version of the map with the one that all CASH articles use. Gill Giller Gillerger (talk) 04:14, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
Was that really necessary!? --Rschen7754 (T C) 05:32, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
Yes, that was really necessary. What's wrong with establishing uniformity in CASH articles? Gill Giller Gillerger (talk) 06:08, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
I'll explain more in a bit, but in short your map was worse than his was (as I am told by others). It does no good to make things consistent if you make the articles worse in the process. --Rschen7754 (T C) 06:11, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
Please explain how the map I uploaded was worse and suggestions to fix it, then. I only spent about five minutes for the first draft. Gill Giller Gillerger (talk) 06:13, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
It needs labels. Also, this was completely unnecessary - JA10's map was fine. The CASH maps do not need to be consistent, as long as they are fully compliant with WP:USRD/MTF standards. --Rschen7754 (T C) 06:28, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
I thought that by "worse" you meant the highlighted alignment I traced was off - that's the area where I'd be willing to fix. And JohnnyAlbert10's map version does not show segments of other highways being freeways or regular routes. And I don't know why his map also makes US highways bigger than state routes. Gill Giller Gillerger (talk) 06:55, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
Well, then somebody will replace your map when it comes FAC time. (And considering this is GA, it's not that far off, as long as you haven't already chased Dave away from CASH). When you see problems like that, you either talk to JA10 or you download his map and fix it yourself; it's rude to just replace his map for frivolous reasons.
It's probably not a good idea to become JA10's enemy. JA10 actually started his Wikipedia career the same way that you did: we accused him of being a sockpuppet of a banned user. However, instead of harassing users and creating socks, and messing up articles, he was willing to learn and to improve. And he did improve. To the point that we lost a valuable contributor during his extended absence, and to where we gave him trust. I see a lot that you could learn from his example. (JA10, don't feel obligated to reply to this; I realize it's sort of an awkward comment to leave on your talk page). --Rschen7754 (T C) 07:05, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
His map is kind of wrong too, it has the Sierra Hwy ending at I-80 and beginning as SR 14 when it actually begins as SR 14U.—JA10 TalkContribs 15:40, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
Fixed. Gill Giller Gillerger (talk) 18:11, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for creating maps for Rhode Island Routes 403 and 99 - they both look great! Cheers, Raime 02:53, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the maps(FL SR 50/50A/52)[edit]

Thanks for the maps of Florida State Road 50, Florida State Road 50A, and Florida State Road 52. I would like you to keep holding off on Florida State Road 54, though. There's currently no route description for it, and the map of SR 52 that covers SR 54 ignores the realignments that have taken place on that road for the past 15 years. ----DanTD (talk) 22:16, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Another thank you[edit]

Thank you for the RI 37 map - as with the others, it looks great! Cheers, Raime 00:14, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Nevada SR 447 map[edit]

Hey, thanks for making a map for Nevada State Route 447. I had a couple questions for you regarding that. Is there a reason why it's oriented the way it is, with north pointing to the upper left? Also, what GIS data did you use for your source? I've been interested in learning to make maps for Nevada route articles, but couldn't find a statewide data source for the state highways. Regards. --LJ (talk) 19:01, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

I was wondering why the map itself is oriented as it is, not the north arrow. I previously read the tutorial you linked to. The only source data I could find that covers all of Nevada is the Tiger/ESRI data. It seems to cover *everything* in the state, but is inconsistent in labeling and had multiple errors that I didn't feel like dealing with previously. That's why I was asking what GIS data/shapefiles you used, to see if you found a better data source. --LJ (talk) 22:37, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Happy Birthday[edit]

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November 2009[edit]

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Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, JohnnyAlbert10! 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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Hello![edit]

Just wanted to see how you were doing and to say that we miss you! --Rschen7754 08:42, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Hey man, I'm doing well and how are things from your end? I hope the other USRD members are also doing well. I see USRD has come a long way in the last couple of years. —JohnnyAlbert10 TC 05:41, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
Everyone's doing well, we're just finding that real life is taking more and more time away from Wikipedia. We're still getting a lot done though. I'm finding more time taken up by graduate school and various admin-related stuff. Feel free to stop on by if you get a chance! --Rschen7754 06:33, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
Welcome back, again. Kind of wondered what the hell happened to you last time. ;) Going to come on IRC, just like old times? Mitch32(The man most unlikely to drive 25 before 24.) 23:31, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

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Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

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WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:

  • This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
  • Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
  • The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
  • An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.

Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.

I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!

--Dom497

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Apparent typos on map[edit]

JA10, would you have a moment to double-check your highway numbers in NJ-168_map.svg, from the article New Jersey Route 168? At the top right, NJ-35 looks like it should be 38. At the bottom left, US-30 looks like it should be 322. Many thanks. -Patrug (talk) 00:31, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!

TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.

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At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.

As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

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GA Cup[edit]

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).

The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.

--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:29, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup
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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:04, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

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