User talk:Peregrine981

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Early comments[edit]

Hello, Peregrine981. Welcome to Wikipedia.

A few tips for you to start going. (I'll send more if I see that I can help you :-)

  • Just edit stuff off the cuff for a while. We like that!
  • When you have time, check out Wikipedia:Welcome, newcomers + the links in there.
  • You can sign your stuff on talk pages with ~~~~ It will convert to your username + the time. "anon" is fine too.
  • If puzzled, put a question on Wikipedia:Village pump, or feel free to ask me on my talk page if it's a very general question.
  • Most of all, have fun but take our work seriously!

-- Cimon Avaro on a pogo-stick 23:08 26 Jul 2003 (UTC)


Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 1000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

OR

Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)

Updated[edit]

I updated that aerial photo to include a link to its original site.. also, I added one of those template things to the Halifax page, and in the process I accidentally deleted the Argyle street pic. I'm assuming that was yours, so if you want to put it back on feel free to do so. -Alexk001

BLP PROD[edit]

Simon-Ehrlich wager[edit]

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PR review[edit]

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Straw Poll[edit]

There is a straw poll that may interest you regarding the proper use of "Religion =" in infoboxes of atheists.

The straw poll is at Template talk:Infobox person#Straw poll.

--Guy Macon (talk) 09:27, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

sabotaging autonomous car article[edit]

Hi, I don't appreciate you undoing my valuable work on the autonomous car page. I am one of the few editors knowledgeable about the topic (I studied robotics at university). The maps article did indeed say that it was difficult to update maps, but as I mentioned, creating maps is an inherent ability of a robotic car, not an external obstacle getting in the way. We could equivalently say that cars need to be made autonomous before they can drive autonomously. The article perhaps made it seem like someone else must create the maps instead of the car, but an autonomous car is, by definition, capable of updating the map, as mentioned earlier in the WP article you edited.

You provided no justification for reverting my rewording of the interactions with pedestrians. Governments decide what capabilities are required of robotic cars, not Wikipedia authors.

The discussion of "changes in road infrastructure" was fluff. These scenarios are not obstacles if they just prevent the robots operating optimally, it's only if they prevent the robots operating in a similar manner to existing cars. More importantly, neither the bullet-point itself or the article cited made a clear point, so it was not possible to reword it. The Washington Post author clearly had a limited understanding of the topic but went ahead and wrote the article anyway.  If you'd like to re-include this article with some kind of meaningful, clear point, I won't stop you. For now, I'm forced to reinstate my work in the interests of the article. Owen214 (talk) 07:12, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Toronto streetcar system[edit]

Hi, Peregrine981. I noticed a change you made on Toronto streetcar system that added a claim that Europe was also eliminating streetcars after WW2 in favour of busses. The original statement that only included North America should be cited, but in all my years I've never heard of a similar thing happening in Europe.

Please feel free to re-add your edit, but if you do I would very much appreciate it if you add a citation supporting the Europe claim. And if you can find any citations for the North America claim as well, please feel free to add them to the article too! // coldacid (talk|contrib) 03:11, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

I've added a citation as you requested. The article in question deals with different aspects of streetcar use in Europe, but has some clear charts about the closure of tram systems across Europe. In fact it doesn't even mention a number of them though. See trams in London, trams in Paris, trams in Istanbul, trams in Berlin (for West Berlin), trams in Hamburg, trams in Copenhagen for an overview of some of the closures. (though there were many more). However, a number of cities have since reinstated the systems, and others have openened new ones since the 80s, that is why it may seem as if Europe didn't close its systems. Anyway, thanks for the vigilance. I may try to find a source for north america as well. Peregrine981 (talk) 08:12, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, that works for me. // coldacid (talk|contrib) 12:36, 13 February 2015 (UTC)