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Agassiz Harrison Observer[edit]

I created an article called Agassiz Harrison Observer someone tagged it with notability. The newspaper is listed in List of newspapers in Canada. I thought newspapers were notable. Are they?Msruzicka (talk) 05:52, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Some major geography expansions[edit]

Hey Pfly, how goes. Just wanted to let you know about one of the university classes I'm working with here on WP. It's an environmental history course at UBC here in Vancouver, and they're doing some major expansions on some cool W.Canada/Pac. NW topics. Trying to get get some more eyes on the new stuff. If you're at all interested, you can watchlist some of the articles listed at the course page: Wikipedia:Canada Education Program/Courses/Present/North American Environmental History (Tina Loo). They're going "live" some content over the next three weeks or so. Anyways, hope all is well with you, The Interior (Talk) 04:01, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Sure thing! Pfly (talk) 04:03, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Template reversions[edit]

Regarding these edits: [1], [2][3]. My initial reaction was that your reverts were unjustified, but I guess I could be wrong. Could you explain your concern to me? HuskyHuskie (talk) 03:52, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Hey, maybe I was being overzealous--it's quite possible. I reverted a few others for having broken links and empty lines and/or repeated info already on the pages, and such like. Those last three were based off what I read at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents #Hundreds of faulty geographical templates needing deletion and edits reverted and a quick look at the website being used as a reference. But I admit I haven't investigated too far, and the basic idea might be good. Feel free to revert me if you want. Sorry if I jumped the gun. Pfly (talk) 03:59, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
Well, I looked at the version before the template and with the template, and the information is nearly identical (8 of 10 cities have identical populations; two of them are slightly different, though not enough to change their ranking). I've already reverted you at Illinois, but that's enough for me; I'll leave it to other states' native sons to decide for their articles. HuskyHuskie (talk) 04:01, 30 April 2012 (UTC)


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For quickly responding to my concerns at Satilla River, with an understanding of the facts that exceeded mine. Many thanks. (talk) 13:41, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Yamassee native americans[edit]

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Thanks for involvement in talk; side note[edit]

Thank you for kickstarting Talk:List_of_fixed_crossings_of_the_Hudson_River out of the impasse. You introduced useful primary sources which I did not know about or think to access.

As a side note, you might want to glance at [4], where it is revealed that Flowed Land with its dual outflows is a manmade feature. --Cstaffa (talk) 01:12, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Ah ha, interesting. I was thinking "Flowed Land" is a curious and cool name for a waterbody. Now I wonder...before the dam at Flowed Land was built that caused much or most of the Opalescent River to flow down Calamity Brook, did Calamity Brook connect to the Opalescent at all? If not, then before the dam was built Feldspar Brook and Lake Tear of the Clouds would have been a tributary of a tributary of the Hudson, which would hardly seem a contender for "true source". Ah well, I have chores I should be doing rather than researching this too much! Pfly (talk) 04:51, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Lake Michigan–Huron[edit]

In case you're interested, there's a POV warrior disrupting the article with spurious tags, since he hasn't been able to get it deleted. — kwami (talk) 18:48, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

I just saw that. Thought about doing something but don't have the time at the moment. Will keep it in mind for later! Pfly (talk) 21:00, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

I don't disagree[edit]

"The point is simply to highly recommend nominators choose high quality, well composed images. Nothing is summarily rejected. No one is imposing anything on you." - I don't disagree with the protocol that much myself. I think you might find this enlightening about my stance on the protocol. Mrt3366(Talk?) (New thread?) 07:11, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Please do ...[edit]

... comment on the images on Talk:India. Your incisive comments are always welcome. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 11:06, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

I'll try to later today. Sometimes that talk page is daunting. :-) Pfly (talk) 15:25, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
Hmm. No idea what you are talking about.  :) Fowler&fowler«Talk» 20:22, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
PS Anyway, for diversion, you may want to read a post I left in Sitush's talk page. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 20:22, 18 September 2012 (UTC)


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Thanks for the wonderful resource that you pointed out on the refdesk, it was exactly what I was looking for. I have assigned you a star there as well, feel free to move it elsewhere if you like. μηδείς (talk) 20:35, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

New Albion[edit]

Please take a look at the Talk section for Nova Albion. There are a number of suggestions about possible deletions and rewrites. I'd welcome your comments before proceeding. Thanks. MikeVdP (talk) 15:13, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hey, not a regular Wikipedian contributor, but was looking at Talk:Salish Sea and saw your comment about maps. I agree that there are several better than the sat. image used. See here:

I didn't want to pursue this myself as it is beyond my skill level at the moment (sizing, permissions), but I wanted t ask you if you are inclined to find a clearer map. I live in Port Angeles, and I'd personally like the Puget and Georgia Sound to get the overlay label "Salish Sea" as I think it is useful, resonant, and somewhat healing. Good work, btw, on Wikipedia. You've put in some effort. forestflyer (talk) 07:27, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Dabbin' ribers[edit]

Hey P, you probably know the answer to this:[5] Best, The Interior (Talk) 21:03, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

June 2013[edit]

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Colorado River at FAC[edit]

Hey Pfly! Colorado River is up for FAC and could use a few reviewers. I thought you might be interested. If you could help that'd be awesome. Regards, Shannon 21:59, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Pfly the River Guy[edit]

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The Golden Maple Leaf Award

For a long history of improving British Columbia geography coverage, especially his riparian work, I award Pfly this Golden Maple Leaf. Thanks, neighbour! The Interior (Talk) 22:33, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Hehe, thanks! I wasn't sure if anyone would even notice my recent edits to some of these remote BC rivers, like the Chilako River, which is practically an orphan page. I've sometimes tried to work on Fraser River tributaries but found the total Fraser system way too big and complex to work on all at once. So I thought I'd start with a sizable but remote and "not too complicated" tributary, like, oh, I have no idea, the Nechako River? Sure, why not? After a while I realized I had picked the wrong tributary for "not too complicated". Wow, Kenney Dam, the reservoir, the diversion to Kitimat, etc—that's some major terraforming! So I spread out to other Fraser rivers. But I am making a page for the Cheslatta River, which could be worth a DYK—a once relatively small river transformed into a giant drain for the Nechako Reservoir, sometimes subjected to such large flows it carved new channels...quite a story. Who says Wikipedia has a page on everything? Pfly (talk) 23:08, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
It's tres crazy up there, all for an aluminum smelter! Must be one of the bigger impoundment areas in the world. Ootsa Lake I've dipped my toes in, there was a 100,000 hectare island for sale up there once for something like 40,000 bucks. The whole thing. I'll try help out with Cheslatta, I'd like to visit the Natural Resources Canada library here in Van before it's shut (grrrr..), maybe fanangle one of the big DFO river bibles before it hits the dumpster, they're stats heaven. There's a three volume, 600 pager that I catalogued during my practicum. The Interior (Talk) 23:33, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Got a translation of "cheslatta" to start from the Akriggs: Carrier, "top of small mountain" or "small rock mountain at east side". The Interior (Talk) 23:40, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
I just found that too :-) ...I think it was the biggest impoundment in Canada at least, but surpassed by Williston Lake on the Peace River, I think. Still probably one of the world's larger ones (there's got to be a WP list about that, no?List of reservoirs by volume) Anyway, I should get a reasonable Cheslatta River start page up later today—something worthy of submitting a WP:DYK, but probably still just a start page. I found a couple of books online that describe some of the river-chaos on the Cheslatta and upper Nechako after the spillway was let loose. For folks living near those rivers it was end-of-the-world-ish. There's also interesting stuff about Alcan and the BC government colluding to, among other things, silence or disempower the people who were (and are) protesting. Anyway, working on a Cheslatta draft now... Pfly (talk) 00:17, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Hmm, only 35 by volume, eh. Bet you it's up there in terms of area. I'll take a look at this tomorrow at work, might have some good hard data. As for the hoodwinking of the public by Alcan/PofBC, probably the Evenden book is best. Just calling the 1970's part of the project the Kemano Completion Project was a smooth p.r. move, making it sound like a fait accompli. It all makes for some good DYK hook possibilities. The Interior (Talk) 00:38, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Heh yea, "completion", almost laughable once you realize the PR spin. And wait, which Evenden book? There's Fish versus power : an environmental history of the Fraser River. The Seattle Library is quite lacking on this subject, though UW's library has some stuff, like this Christensen book Too good to be true : Alcan's Kemano Completion Project. Not that I'm likely to get to any library anytime soon... Pfly (talk) 00:56, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, that Evenden. I'll load up tomorrow, VPL has a good selection. All I have to do is pretend there is a patron doing research on northern rivers ;). The Interior (Talk) 01:03, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Cheslatta River[edit]

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DYK for Cheslatta River[edit]

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August 2013[edit]

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Good old BracketBot. Pfly (talk) 22:32, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

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Chickamauga Wars article title[edit]

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Question about File:Greatvalley-map.jpg[edit]

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