User talk:Rangasyd

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East coast islands[edit]

hi there Rangasyd. Many years ago I was bored and was just learning about Wikipedia. I then decided to virtually go from the south of great barrier reef to Papua New Guinea mapping all the islands and islets and adding a wikipedia article for each one. I have moved on to other ventures (solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea etc) and just recently I see you aer retracing my virtual foootsteps. Anyway I wish you well and all the best. Phenss (talk) 03:56, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Phenss. I was just tiding up a few of the Torres Strait Islands by adding a navbox/template and infobox for each article that already exists. Hope all is well with you. Rangasyd (talk) 08:16, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Infobox Australian place[edit]

Please note that "bioregion" is not a valid type in {{Infobox Australian place}}. The only valid types are "city", "suburb", "town", "lga", "region", "cadastral", "protected" and "other". Do not enter the full state name in the state. Use the individual state codes, "qld", "nsw", "act", "vic", "tas", "sa", "wa", "nt", or use "au" for Australia, or when a region crosses state borders. The area parameter automatically formats and converts areas in km2 to square miles. When a region is less than 100 ha (1 km2), a conversion may be used but otherwise, there is no need. --AussieLegend () 18:44, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks AussieLegend. I acknowledge that interim Australian bioregions are not part of the current valid types. The question we should ask does the valid types need amending to include bioregions as one of the options? Rangasyd (talk) 10:32, 5 May 2015 (UTC)


Its a bit of a monster, but I think it works. Great effort. What reference did you use for the mountain heights? What criteria did you use for their inclusion? - Shiftchange (talk) 12:57, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. Yeah, it is a monster. Not too sure that there's any other way around it. I've used the list of mountains in NSW and then, where possible, refs to each mountain. Bonzle and PeakBagger have been used, yet I accept that they are both not fully reliable. There is also a good article on the ABS website that lists most of the peaks in the GDR from north to south. I'm not totally sold that it's complete, yet. Rangasyd (talk)
BTW, I want to change the colour of the nav box to brown. How?? Rangasyd (talk) 13:20, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Knowing I had made Template:National Parks of Queensland green I check the code. Add "| titlestyle = background:#A52A2A; | groupstyle = background:#A52A2A; | belowstyle = background:#A52A2A;" after | listclass = hlist but replace the colour code with the one you want from this list. Note that I just randomly checked five other Mountains of templates and they all had the default pale blue and that the brown colour #A52A2A doesn't contrast with the text colour well. - Shiftchange (talk) 20:38, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Goods Island Light house[edit]

Hi Rangasyd. I am certain that the third photo on the Goods Island Lighthouse page showing the view of the Island from offshore is not actually Goods Island but is in fact Booby Island which is lies further to the west of Goods Island. I was a visitor to Goods Island this month and the Island is much larger and much higher than the one shown in the photo. There are a number of good photos of Booby Island on the web which should assist with resolving the issue although I am not sure whether in one or two instances, negatives or slides have not been reversed. I can only suggest that the large land mass seen behind the Island in the photo is Prince of Wales island or perhaps both P.O.W and Goods Islands. Booby Island is renowned for its Post Office Cave and is roughly 18 nautical miles west [1] of the southern group Torres Strait Islands. The other controversy, discovered while attempting to locate images of Goods Island and other light stations in Queensland waters, revolves around the correct name for Goods Island. It was originally named by Captain James Cook in recognition of the gardener, Peter Goode, aboard the H.M.S. Endeavour and should probably more correctly be known as Goode Island. Cite error: A <ref> tag is missing the closing </ref> (see the help page). [2] [3]

I hope this is useful. Leigh Willcox — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:11, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

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