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DYK for Jarman Gap[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:04, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Greenwood Tunnel[edit]

Orlady (talk) 16:03, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Hi Mountain Rail! Your new pages have flagged up for patrol, and I see from your userpage that you have a lot of interest in developing coverage for Virginia, just as I have for SW England where I live. I wouldn't want to see a fellow hardworking wikipedian disappointed by trigger happy editors proposing your articles for speedy deletion so I copy the thoughts I have posted on the Mustoe talk page below:

  • The reference source quoted does not list Mustoe as a government-recognized settlement, so therefore this article unfortunately looks like it falls short of Wikipedia:Notability_(geographic_features)#Geographic_regions.2C_areas_and_places. I don't want to annoy the creator by flagging it for deletion, but really it needs more proof that it's notable enough to have its own article, so if that can be added (and referenced) then great. If not I suggest that it is turned into a redirect page to a section within another article on the nearby area, which would save it from deletion altogether.

Perhaps you could clarify if you have plans to develop these articles further? As I say, I don't want to nominate them for deletion but I think I'm likely in a minority and other patrollers will be bolder. Baldy Bill (talk) 02:34, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Hello Baldy Bill! Thanks for your interest in my work. I was under the impression that a feature listed by GNIS was considered notable, as this would indicate the location as a government recognized place. Though I understand that these unincorporated communities are not, as the GNIS states, "a census designated or incorporated place having an official federally recognized name," I thought that a place marked by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names and located on maps is considered government recognized. Also, many other counties in Virginia, such as Albemarle, have listed the many unincorporated communities within the county, each with a separate article. By all means, if I am mistaken or have read this wrong, please correct me. I do plan to develop some of the unincorporated community pages if I can into more detailed articles at some time in the future. Thanks! MountainRail (talk) 13:00, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I think it depends how we interpret the notability criteria together with the wording on the GNIS classification. It's certainly a grey area, which is why I was contacting you to find out if you planned to create a lot more similar location articles. I hate having my work deleted and would not like to think that you spend hours on it and then someone else will come along and flag all your stubs for deletion. It's clear that you created these in good faith, and with more information than the some of the ones on the Albemarle template! I'd suggest though that if you did want to cover the county better it might be worth just creating redirect pages for each name, eg Mustoe→redirect to "Smaller Communities of Highland County" each with its own section, which would be more informative as many such location stubs do not give any information other than their postion on the map. This would fit well with the spirit of "Merged groups of small articles" under part 1 of Wikipedia:What_Wikipedia_is_not#Wikipedia_is_not_a_directory. I have voted for it to be kept, along with Mint Springs, so happy editing!

Baldy Bill (talk) 14:26, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

It seems a separate article such as "smaller communities of X County" or "unincorporated communities of X County" is not regularly used for U.S. Counties. A search of a few different terms brought up list articles for each state (for example List of unincorporated communities in Virginia), but not for individual counties. I like the idea of having a central article that lists places within the county, and one of the best examples I could find representing this is Communities in Norfolk County, Ontario. However, I fear that this would be somewhat repetitive for most U.S. counties, as probably the majority of counties have some list of unincorporated communities (such as in the county templates) that link to separate, mainly stub-class articles for each community, and changing the current practice would take a great deal of work. Perhaps a list of unincorporated communities as a section of the main county article (some counties already have this) could be put in (or expanded) to include coordinates and other information. I don't plan on making a lot more of these articles, but I am planning on expanding some of them, especially in Albemarle and Augusta Counties along the old Virginia Central Railroad. Thank you for your input! MountainRail (talk) 21:36, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination for The Virginia Argus and Hampshire Advertiser[edit]

MountainRail, thank you again for your review of this article. I've corrected the link within the citation in question. When you have a moment, could you please take a look at it and confirm on the article's nomination page that it has been resolved? Thanks again and thank you for all your incredible contributions to Wikipedia's Virginia-related content! -- Caponer (talk) 00:46, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done MountainRail (talk) 01:02, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Brookville Tunnel[edit]

Nyttend (talk 16:03, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Charlottesville and Albemarle Railway[edit]

Keilana|Parlez ici 08:02, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

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For your assistance in helping me with the cleanup and polishing work for the newly created article Union Pacific 4014 you are hereby awarded this Railway Barnstar. TomStar81 (Talk) 06:46, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Charlottesville and Albemarle Railway[edit]

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DYK for Northern Pacific Railroad Depot (Missoula, Montana)[edit]

Alex ShihTalk 01:32, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

50,000 NRHP sites illustrated[edit]

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For helping WP:NRHP to illustrate 50,000 historic sites. Keep up the good work!
Smallbones(smalltalk) 14:27, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your contributions to bring Charlottesville and Albemarle Railway to Good Article status. Thanks, and keep up the good work! -- Khazar2 (talk) 17:14, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Charlottesville and Albemarle Railway[edit]

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DYK for Snodgrass Tavern[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Northern Pacific Railroad Completion Site, 1883[edit]

Alex ShihTalk 12:04, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Meems Bottom Covered Bridge[edit]

Alex ShihTalk 12:32, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

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Edits to Blue Ridge Tunnel[edit]

Sorry, I realized that I may have misinterpreted WP:ORDER in this instance. Thanks for fixing Blue Ridge Tunnel#References. Elizabeth Linden Rahway (talk) 13:09, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

No problem! Thanks! MountainRail (talk) 13:11, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Assessment drive[edit]

I've been assessing places for Wikipedia:WikiProject Virginia and it seems we are both working away at it at the same time!Morgan Riley (talk) 16:24, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes, indeed! Thank you for helping out with the majority of these assessments. It is a good thing to get this work done! MountainRail (talk) 16:27, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Autopatrolled[edit]

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Hi MountainRail, I just wanted to let you know that I have added the autopatrolled right to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! ϢereSpielChequers 22:32, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! MountainRail (talk) 23:20, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Mann's Creek Railroad[edit]

MountainRail, I wanted to commend you on a job well done on the article for Mann's Creek Railroad! Will you be nominating this article for DYK? It's a definite DYK article! -- Caponer (talk) 02:47, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, Caponer! I would indeed like to nominate it for DYK and I already have a QPQ done. Do you have suggestions for a hook? Perhaps this, though there might be something better: "that although only 9 miles (14 km) long, the Mann's Creek Railroad serviced nearly 200 beehive coke ovens?"
MountainRail, your hook actually works well, and I think it would definitely garner interest from Wikipedia users! You may want to use the actual number of 193, as I could see an editor being picky about sticking to the sourced information. Other than that, I say you're good to go! Thank you for doing a terrific job on a West Virginia-related article. We could sure use more West Virginia content and representation on Wikipedia--so it's greatly appreciated! -- Caponer (talk) 03:19, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, the nomination is here. MountainRail (talk) 11:36, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Mann's Creek Railroad[edit]

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Burgess Rifle[edit]

Thanks, it's better so --Humaag (talk) 15:48, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Firearms Project[edit]

Welcome! I look forward to more of your contributions!--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 23:53, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! MountainRail (talk) 23:56, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Thanks for your help with the article San Diego County Administration Center! --MelanieN (talk) 15:13, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome! Glad to help. MountainRail (talk) 15:16, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

RfC in Dave Brat[edit]

As someone who previously participated in the article Dave Brat, I am letting you know a RfC has been opened on an issue regarding that article. I am placing this notice on the Talk pages of everyone previously commenting on this topic who has not already commented in the RfC. BlueSalix (talk) 20:39, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Colt Ring Lever rifles[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:49, 24 June 2014 (UTC)