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Scion iQ EV[edit]

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Problem Editor[edit]

I have noticed a string of highly problematic edits by user Carmaker1:[1]. As with Volvo V70, Nissan Murano, Audi 100 and Honda Odyssey (North America), he inserts the names of car designers based on missing, misleading or spurious references. In the Volvo V70 article, he inserted the name of a dubious designer into an article in such a way as to leave a direct and referenced quote by the actual designer attributed to his newly introduced spurious designer. And from what I can tell, he's pretty much blazing a trail through lots and lots of articles. His responses are... well... not helpful, to say the least. I notice that you ran into some similar issues with him recently. Is this something you could help with?842U (talk)

US$[edit]

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Toyota Century[edit]

Apparently what you said contradicts with what's in the article of the second generation Century: " This current model is powered by a 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp) 5.0 L 1GZ-FE V12, initially with a 4-speed automatic, and then a 6-speed "intelligent" transmission. "---Now wiki (talk) 00:19, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. The current model is definitely only 6-speed but I will double check what was in earlier models. Cheers.  Stepho  talk  02:45, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
Looks like I was wrong. http://www.goo-net-exchange.com/catalog/TOYOTA__CENTURY/ shows several 4 speed autos from 1990 to 2004, with the 6-speed arriving in 2005. My apologies.  Stepho  talk  06:01, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
No problem. I'm going to amend it. Cheers.---Now wiki (talk) 23:28, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

September 1978-December 1993 Mustang[edit]

I am very glad I took a major breather, before even possibly believing you questionably accused me of vandalism (unlike my edits w/o sources). I have been following your wise advice you gave me to the letter, regarding model and calendar years in the Toyota/Lexus articles and will also work harder on finding better sources for my contributions. I felt a bit uneasy about the section headings for the Mustang and I now know to leave them a certain way for U.S. market only articles. I also have stressed the use of certain propositions that do not imply a model year as a real time date of introduction, but have been questionably challenged. It is very peculiar that I focus on timelines for cars, but one simply hopes to dispel unfounded accusations towards automakers regarding copying and providing insight into history. Not that you have to even acknowledge it, but I apologize for those terrible uncivil edit summaries from me during last year and prior. I would've said that sooner, but didn't believe I had a foot to stand on after my earlier conduct in 2011-12. Carmaker1 (talk) 00:38, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

No worries about our past disagreements - too tell the truth, I keep forgetting who I've had differences with. I just like to get on the job of improving WP, whether it requires me to educate somebody or for somebody to educate me. At one time I wanted to abolish model years altogether (still do) but the yanks cried so much I had to back off a bit.  Stepho  talk  02:56, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Hi, thanks for sorting things out for me. Unfortunately, it seems like Toyota deletes their press releases after 5 years so I can't confirm the actual production numbers, the forum was the best I could find stating the Press Release. Now I'm kind of interested maybe I'll email Toyota North America and see if they'll disclose it. I've heard that some Toyota dealers were not aware the car existed (I've have problems getting wrong parts at the dealer in the past as parts come up for the S). From my knowledge it is the 3rd least produced sport compact in North America behind the Acura Integra Type-R and Mazdaspeed Protege. Other information about the Corolla XRS, comes from my knowledge and engineering background of owning the car which I tried to back up with the magazine articles.

Thanks

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Toyota[edit]

Financial data in US$. Source: Bloomberg Businessweek website.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.81.168.191 (talk) 22:37, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Could you be a bit more specific. Thanks.  Stepho  talk  22:47, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Toyota in Bloomberg Businessweek website[edit]

1- Write in Google: investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/financials/financials.asp?ticker=TM&dataset=incomeStatement&period=A&currency=USDollar.

2- Click in Toyota Motor Corp-Spon ADR. Thanks. Cgx8253.

Thanks for the URL. I checked the currency numbers and the USD amounts published by Bloomberg agreed with the yen amounts published by Toyota (very roughly, 100 yen = 1 USD), so I left the yen amounts there in order to avoid currency exchange issues. However, I did update the number of employees to agree with Toyota's March 2013 figure.  Stepho  talk  09:15, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

TE36V[edit]

Just found a new photo by the excellent TTTNIS, which I already incorporated at Toyota Corolla (E30), but when I tried to find the 1400 Van model code on your site I noticed it was missing from the charts! The Horror! This page has more codes for you. Toodles,  Mr.choppers | ✎  07:45, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Dag-nab-it - you're right! My sources show 8 variants of the 1400 30 series van - every combo of 2/3-door, deluxe/high-deluxe and auto/manual. Guess I must have been tired the day I typed them in. Thanks for the heads up.  Stepho  talk  08:23, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
I figured you'd like to be made aware. I also adjusted the intro date of the E70 in its article, it was March 1979 for Japan with August '79 marking the beginning of export (production?). G'nite,  Mr.choppers | ✎  08:28, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
And good pickup on the March '79 date. http://www.toyota-global.com/company/history_of_toyota/75years/vehicle_lineage/car/id60003543/  Stepho  talk  08:32, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Volkswagen T1 and 2[edit]

Hi, think you were right concerning the volkswagen T2 on that page. I made a mistake in the type and T designations. Will not intervene any further :-) , thanks Jobbew (talk) 10:24, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

No worries - anyone can make a mistake. Stick around.  Stepho  talk  11:25, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

MG Cars[edit]

Hi Stepho-wrs. Would you care to give an opinion on the value or otherwise of this latest edit? Thanks, Eddaido (talk) 00:17, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

I'm inclined to leave the opinions off. They detract from the TD by calling it too American and detract from the TF by sounding snobbish. If you leave them in then they need to be explicitly reference by a few very reliable sources (e.g. not just a throw away comment in some opinion column in a magazine) and also explain why it was thought to be too American (width? smaller pressed steel wheels? LHD?) and how the TF then difference from this. In my opinion, these differences (and supporting references) belong in the MG T-type article, not in the MG Cars article.  Stepho  talk  03:43, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Forcing Convert to Lua early[edit]

There has been talk, today, to circumvent the 30-day RfC and immediately switch Template:Convert to use the Lua version (with known bugs), as an update on 11 December 2013 (to reformat over 2 weeks). The documentation has not been fully updated, and there has not been a systemwide announcement, so I am just warning people individually (after anger about VisualEditor installed without enough warning). Several people have tested the Lua Convert to ensure general usability, and we fixed about 600 pages with incompatible Convert options. Meanwhile, I have fixed {Convert} (or Convert/old) for precision in ranges:

The plans for early force to Lua are:

After roll-out, any edit to Lua Module:Convert, to fix bugs or improve precision, will re-trigger the systemwide reformatting of all 554,000 pages, again and again. -Wikid77 20:19, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

  • what you say seems to make sense: that it's worth taking the time to get it right first time, but those assembled at the talk page have considered the pros and cons. They voted in favour massively and you the sole dissenter.. I know little about the subject, but you seem to imply a heavy compilation penalty if there are any bugs that need to be fixed, but could u quantify how heavy a real burden is recalculating half a million pages? are we talking hours or weeks? -- Ohc ¡digame! 12:12, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
I think you might have the wrong guy. I've been watching the Convert Lua discussion from the sidelines but haven't contributed. I do embedded programming rather than server-side.  Stepho  talk  13:51, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

philosophy[edit]

I just passed by to tell u that i very much like your philosophy to life and work. Have a good one! -- Ohc ¡digame! 12:18, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, much appreciated.  Stepho  talk  14:10, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

IP 190.96.*.* introducing errors on Lexus RX[edit]

Hello. I noticed that you have reverted a couple of IPs in that range on Lexus RX. FYI it's a long term IP-hopping vandal in Santiago, Chile, doing it. As well as doing the same thing, i.e. introducing deliberate factual errors, on many other articles. So if it happens again please issue a proper user warning for unsourced edits to him/her on his/her talkpage, and check if he/she has also vandalised other articles. Just so the vandal knows that someone is keeping an eye on what's happening here. Thomas.W talk to me 14:42, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. I notice him vandalising a few other pages in a similar style with similar IP addresses. He's probably doing it from internet cafes. Luckily he made a few mistakes, making it easy to spot. Thanks for reverting the Starship articles he vandalised.  Stepho  talk  15:09, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

G-Book implementation[edit]

As with most technology developed by Japanese manufacturers, G-Book is first introduced in Japan with variations being introduced internationally. In North America, a G-Book variation is called Entune, with other similar approaches used or to be introduced internationally in the near future.(Regushee (talk) 23:52, 29 December 2013 (UTC))

True, but you said all of the 2004-present HiAce models have G-book. Does that mean every country and all from 2004. Or is it only some countries from 2004 and other countries from a few years later? Or possibly Japan had it later than 2004 (ie not at model intro time) and other countries had it even later? And us poor Aussies still don't have it at all today - a Bluetooth, MP3/CD player is standard but satnav is an extra accessory (http://www.toyota.com.au/hiace/accessories) and true telemetrics are not available at all. Also, how closely related are G-Book and Entune? Is Entune a minor variation on G-Book or is it merely a close relatively suing similar technology?  Stepho  talk  00:52, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
I wasn't aware that the HiAce was sold in Australia, based on the information in the article. G-Book is Toyota's telematics platform, and with most Japanese developed technology, they modify it based on international conditions and infrastructure. Meaning, if Australia doesn't have G-Book or something like it, it's reasonable to assume they're working on something and it's on the way. G-Book is an option, but based on the platform, the more vehicles have it, the better information that is gathered and retransmitted to subscribers. (Regushee (talk) 02:09, 30 December 2013 (UTC))

January 2014[edit]

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A Tesla Roadster for you![edit]

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Daihatsu Delta[edit]

I turned Daihatsu Delta from a redirect into a DAB page, since I was rather confused of where it should redirect to. Now all we need is a few more pictures! Feel free to add a source or more content if you have it.  Mr.choppers | ✎  01:39, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

I agree with your change - there is no single page it could redirect to. However, it should use spelt out months (eg Mar 1971 – Nov 1982).  Stepho  talk  02:06, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
I have updated the Delta and Toyota LiteAce pages removing references to the D10 and D20 vans based on the LiteAce M10 and M20. I was unable to find any references for vans, but found many listings for trucks. Likewise, with the Delta Wide (B10) models based on the TownAce (R10), I was only able to locate information on the van models. I was wondering if either of you have information contradicting this?. OSX (talkcontributions) 09:54, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I've got plenty of Toyota info but practically no Daihatsu info.  Stepho  talk  13:11, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Tesla BlueStar merger proposal[edit]

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By the way, the specific section that I though you might have an interest in is Talk:Tesla_Motors#Merger_proposal. Cheers. N2e (talk) 16:01, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
I'm 50/50 about that, so I'm content to watch from the sidelines. Thanks for the notification.  Stepho  talk  21:42, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Fuel injection[edit]

I noticed that you reverted all my contributions to the fuel injection article on the basis of the date format. Please note that I had provided improvements to the references and their formatting. There are now updates to cites that are now only accessible through an archive. There are some additions to wiki links. In other words, my edits went beyond "wholesale" date format. The article also has a template to use the dmy format. Is that also in error? Although there may be ongoing discussions regarding date formats in Wikepedia, all I was attempting to follow consistency within this atricle. It is important to provide proper updates to the references and presentation. If you have a concern about the date formatting in it, then I would suggest fixing only that aspect instead of performing a mindless "wholesale" revert of all the upgrades. I thank you for your vigilance regarding the structure of the dates, and also hope that you will respect the work to improve the references and the information presented in the article. The contribution included a lot of individual "retail" searching for the proper references. Wikipedia is better served with having proper citations. You can adjust the date format to your preference, without a "wholesale" deletion. I am not a "vandal" and simply attempted to provide updates and information for this article. Thanks! CZmarlin (talk) 07:32, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Apologies for being a bit brutal in the revert. I did see that you made other good changes. Normally I try to undo the bits I didn't like (in this case, the date format) and keep the bits I did like (all your other changes). There is an ongoing discussion about whether yyyy-mm-dd should be banned altogether and I'm a bit sensitive to it at the moment, so I wasn't keen to let an article have all its reference dates changed but today I didn't have time to fix it as politely as I normally like.
Regarding the date formats, MOS:DATEUNIFY says yyyy-mm-dd may be used even when the article text uses another format. It also says it should not be change without consensus or strong national ties.
Now that I am at home and have some time, I have reinstated your changes - but with the references dates as yyyy-mm-dd. Rest assured that I never had the thought you were a vandal and that I am appreciative of the work you put in.  Stepho  talk  10:13, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Pic electric car[edit]

Hi Stepho. I found this picture. Do you think is suitable for the lead of "electric car"? Cheers.--Mariordo (talk) 02:14, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

I can't say that I'm keen on on it. I know that fuel tanks are rarely at the front of a car, but other than that, it looks just like a petrol pump hose when viewed as a thumb nail (ie when we can't read the writing on the charging station sign). The background is also cluttered and distracting. Wish I could say something nicer about that epic but pictures with coiled, brightly coloured hoses really do emphasise the idea of electric (or at least, not petrol).  Stepho  talk  00:24, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I trust your judgement for the pic we need for the lead. I will keep looking.--Mariordo (talk) 03:21, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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I placed a comment on the "number of employees" question.

Also, wonder if you would reconsider weighing in on the merger proposal that is currently going on (merging the Blue Star article into Tesla Motors). It seems that, as is, there is no consensus. But if you could get to 51%/49% in favor of one side or the other, rather than 50/50, then I would think that would decide it either way. Thanks. N2e (talk) 13:14, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

I can't decide either, so I'll just stay out of the way. Thanks for the invitation though.  Stepho  talk  04:18, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

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RIP - TMCA[edit]

Very sad news being announced by Toyota Australia as I type this... OSX (talkcontributions) 07:20, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

http://www.toyota.com.au/news/toyota-australia-announces-future-plan-for-local-manufacturing
Holden leaving is having knock-on effects. Our entire manufacturing industry is about to collapse :(  Stepho  talk  08:42, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Land Cruiser[edit]

Hi Stepho-wrs. I have raised a discussion of the Marlin model here: [2]. I thought you should put your thoughts in. "Luxury interior" is a serious over-simplification. Djapa Owen (talk) 03:28, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Okay, I will comment there. Thanks for the heads-up.  Stepho  talk  04:33, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Toyotas[edit]

Hi Stephan,

Larry Tunison here, Oberlin, Ohio, USA. I worked for Toyota Philipines in the 1970's. When the first Toyota senior advisor left for home he gave me his staff car. It was a Toyta President. Have you ever seen or heard of this. From what I recall it was only produced in Japan and in a very limited quantity. Also, do you have any information on the 2-seater sports car from the same time period. They stopped producing it because too many people were getting killed driving it like a race car. And last, The Toyota Mini-Cruiser. It was made in the Philippines under the Progressive Car Manufacturing Program, Basically, every car manufacturer (5) had to manufacture major automotive parts. They were allowed to import the equal dollar amounts that they exported. Toyota did the 2R, Ford did Body Stamping, GM did the Saginaw transmission, VW did electrical and Chrysler did heavy parts like rear axels. We used these to produce the Asian Utility Vehicles. Toyota made the Tamaraw (not on your list). The Land Cruiser was popular but was too large for the Market. Too expensive and consummed too much fuel. Toyota designed the Mini-Cruiser and it was made from the parts I mentioned above. Let me know please if I can answer questions or if you get some dood info. Thanks.

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Hi Larry,
I think the senior advisor gave you a Toyota Century - a very nice car indeed. Its competitor was the Nissan President.
Not sure which two-seater you mean. There was the Toyota 2000GT (roughly equivalent to a Jaguar E-type) and the much smaller Toyota Sports 800. I haven't heard of them killing lots of drivers. The Toyota 7 race car program was cut back after some race car drivers were killed. There were also several 2-door concept cars [3].
The Mini-Cruiser is new to me. I will look around and see what I can find using the clues you gave.
Which list was the Toyota Tamaraw supposed to be on?  Stepho  talk  04:41, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Hi Larry and Stepho, I wrote much of what content there is on the Mini Cruiser, see here: Delta Motors Corporation. Larry, if you have a better photo in your drawers (one taken by you, that is) , we'd welcome it if you shared it. Cheers,  Mr.choppers | ✎  03:55, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Toyota model codes: V10 or V1[edit]

Hi. Do you think we should continue to use the now widespread double digit model codes like V10, XV40, J150, E160 (triple digit for numbers above 99). Or is it more correct to state: V1, XV4, J15, E16. Taking a look fresh look at Toyota Oldies several years after we decided to introduce the current format, I notice they use the single digit codes. It makes sense to me as the V10 Camry was designated SV10 and SV11; the last digit being the model variation and the first denoting the generation. OSX (talkcontributions) 12:15, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

There is certainly precedence for both forms on fan sites. To my knowledge, Toyota has never used the single digit form. In the UK when the E30 series Corolla came out but the old wagon continued, they called it the 20. In their parts manuals they used E2# - where # means any digit.
I never liked dropping the last digit because of confusion between the Corona RT20 and ST200 - which does T20 refer to? Unfortunately, T20 is the most common for the FWD Coronas but for very few other models. Fans sites for classic RWD Toyotas seem to prefer either E20 or E2#.
I'm reluctant to drop the last digit because it is not obvious that a digit has been dropped. I prefer a place holder of some type. # might be hard for new readers to understand. 0 also has troubles when people confuse the series code with an actual model code (especially on the MR2 page). That's why I always preferred to say 'E20 series', to emphasise that the code represented a series, not a single model. Using 0 as the last digit also fits in well with how we talk about the 1920s decade.  Stepho  talk  22:39, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for putting forward your thoughts. I know Toyota says "70 series" for the 1980s era Land Cruiser that is still sold in some markets (e.g. ours). I guess we should leave it as is. Cheers, OSX (talkcontributions) 07:53, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Virus[edit]

It seems one of my computers has a virus that adds rubbish text about Skype to some of my edits. Apologies to all and thanks to those that remove this rubbish on my behalf. I will try to purge the virus.  Stepho  talk  04:42, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

I did a couple of complete virus scans using anti-virus tools from different vendors (including bootable USB thumb drives) and found nothing.
I believe the Skype add-on for my browser was finding what it though were telephone numbers and "helpfully" translating them on the fly into one-click items. I have disabled the add-on and hopefully the problem will go away.  Stepho  talk  15:10, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

GMInsideNews.com[edit]

Well, you claim it not to be a reliable source, but it appears to be referenced on 46 (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) articles.[1] 50.168.71.184 (talk) 01:11, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes, other people have broken the rules. That doesn't mean it is allowed as a reference. A random person with unknown credentials added that post to gminsidenews.com with no proof of the information being true or accurate. Please read WP:USERGENERATED.
Why did you call me racist when I made no mention of race or country? I find it hard to take you seriously when you make things up.  Stepho  talk  05:54, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

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Reference date format[edit]

most of the reference date formats in the article are same as i have put for the references i have added in the format.. date month year. if still it need to be changed let me know the format. will do it. I have seen few other article reference date format like you mentioned such as YYYY MM DD but in that few of them have put up like YY MM DD which causes confusion which format its. Thats why i have been using this format (example - 23 June, 2013). Anayways do let me know which is best. Will do the same. Thanks !! Sayowais (talk) Owais 10:02, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Oops, I confused your edits with similar edits that I was looking at on another page. My apologies.  Stepho  talk  11:25, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
No Problem !! But do help or let me know if i do some error inturn making me a efficient contributor to wiki. Thanks!! Sayowais (talk) Owais 15:25, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Header on your talk page[edit]

Hi! I was just checking that the edits of a banned user had been reverted, and I noticed that the clock on the top of this talk page is broken. It's telling me that it's 17:29 right now in WA, which is surprising because it's 18:20 here in Winnipeg and I don't think WA stands for Western Alberta. Didn't know if you realized; thought you might appreciate the heads-up. --NellieBly (talk) 23:20, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

PS After saving the above I looked again, and it now says 15:20. FYI --NellieBly (talk) 23:22, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
WA stands for Western Australia, which is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and is typically 12-16 hours ahead most of North America.  Stepho  talk  00:55, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
Turns out the time was being cached by the system and only updating at irregular intervals - which made it useless. I removed it. Thanks for the heads up.  Stepho  talk  22:36, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Dynamometers[edit]

Yes, dynamometers measure cable tension. Obviously they're completely different machines that share only a name, but the gadget used to measure tensile force in some cables is termed a dynamometer, just the same. Also see dyne. This is used in a few applications when cable tension is crucial: overhead powerlines, aircraft control cables, even bicycle spokes and guitar strings. One device for non-invasive measuring of this works by trying to bend an already tensioned cable sideways between three points and although most of the simply tensile measuring instruments are called spring balances, load cells etc., this type is commonly called a dynamometer. There are also applications in mine haulage, cranes etc. where the dynamometer integrates force over distance.

That addition was too poorly written for me to think about restoring it, but it is a credible direction for the article to take. Andy Dingley (talk) 09:32, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for the heads up.  Stepho  talk  23:36, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

ISO 26262 (parent)[edit]

Yeah, you're right. Something in my state of mind yesterday tripped on the notion that "parent" implied (at that moment) that ISO 26262 was subordinate to IEC 61508 (still does, somewhat). In choosing "preceding", it never crossed my mind that someone might think I was thinking that IEC 61508 is not longer active. But, neither would I say that ISO 26262 simply has a more specific domain than IEC 61508. Yes, it does have a more specific domain, but isn't ISO 26262 quite a bit different from IEC 61508? ISO 26262 introduces hazard analysis and risk assessment/management, integrated rather than separate safety life cycle, pre-production validation rather than post installation validation, system quality target rather than just a probabilistic target for random HW failures. If IEC 61508 is the parent, then why does the child look so much more like ARP4754A, et. al.?  ;)

"Like the precedent standard ..." might work? IveGoneAway (talk) 17:07, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Help with settling a argument[edit]

Do you think you can help me settle a argument regarding to edits about Capital Group Companies owning a percentage of another company? User Owen× undid all the edits I've made regarding companies that Capital Group Companies has small to majority of ownership in. The user, stated that my edits are disruptive and, there is no point of putting information like that in the articles. Seqqis (talk) 00:55, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

My knowledge of the those companies, business law in general and business article on WP is minimal. I recommend asking questions at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Companies.  Stepho  talk  01:20, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. Seqqis (talk) 14:54, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Dates + Refs[edit]

Hiya, For once in my life I'm actually not going to edit war :),
Mostly all ref dates are now DD/MM/YYYY or MM/DD/YYYY despite the MOS, but shouldn't we go with consistency anyway??
Thanks,
Regards, →Davey2010→→Talk to me!→ 22:09, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi Davey. Thanks for asking questions instead of edit warring - much appreciated.
MOS:DATEFORMAT allows yyyy-mm-dd as a valid date. MOS:DATEUNIFY says all dates in an article should be of the same format but allows for references to use yyyy-mm-dd regardless of the format used in the rest of the article. WP:DATERET says not to change the date format without consensus or strong national ties (note that Asian countries usually use yyyy-mm-dd in their native languages but are all over the place when using English).
I do like consistency between articles and strive to make it so but there is no strict regulation that mandates it. In the case of dates, any attempt to make them all totally consistent will probably cause a massive fight between the Americans (mdy) and the rest of the world (dmy) and alienate whoever loses the battle. SO I usually make the article text consistent (subject to strong national ties) and the reference dates either the same as the article text or yyyy-mm-dd, depending on which reference date format seemed dominant.
Cheers.  Stepho  talk  23:08, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
Hi Stepho, Thanks for explaining that - It actually makes alot more sense now so thanks - Very much appreciated,
Usually If It's a british article I'd go all DMY and If It's an American one all MDY, and If I'm not sure I tend to just guess & hope for the best really LOL,
Anyway Judging by previous discussions I'd say consensus isn't going to change anytime soon,
Anyway thanks for replying/helping :)
Have a nice day
Regards, →Davey2010→→Talk to me!→ 23:21, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

May need assistance with Nissan Lucino article[edit]

I found a fragmented article about the Nissan Lucino, which had duplicate pages for the Nissan 200SX, created by someone who wants to keep the Nissan 200sx article just the way it is, and has reverted requests for merge action. Could you take a look and see if my request for merger is unwarranted?(Regushee (talk) 16:01, 19 May 2014 (UTC))

I will have a look.
Beware that contacting multiple editors directly maybe considered WP:CANVASing (ie asking for help from editors likely to choose your side of an argument). It might be better to advertise the issue at Wikipedia:WikiProject Automobiles.  Stepho  talk  05:41, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Mitsubishi Magna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Mitsubishi_Magna#Lead_image)[edit]

Hello Sir, I have finally found the talk page you were seeking comments on! Repeat apologies for not having been in touch previously about why the TE model picture is opposed and has been changed. I hope you can see the merit in the argument... the same cannot be said of OSX's reasons. The changes following your intervention weren't a challenge, but more not knowing where to provide reasons - thanks to OSX's buddy, Bohooka, today I finally can. Cheers152.91.9.115 (talk) 17:12, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Revert of Stout disambiguation tag[edit]

Hi! I saw that you removed my tagging of Stout (Disambiguation) with the WP:BEER tag. First, this isn't an angry note--I'm genuinely curious to know why you removed it. There are other pages that have multiple project tags. See Talk:Barrel_(disambiguation) for one. Is there a new policy regarding disambiguation pages and the still-tagged pages are remnants of some kind? Thanks for any guidance you can provide. Prof. Mc (talk) 00:36, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Sorry for the delay in responding - life gets busy sometimes :( Obviously Stout belongs to the beer project and I have no argument with that. But I took the project tag off Stout (disambiguation) because I believe that most pages should belong to only one project - otherwise we get into fights when one project says things should be done one way and another project says it should be done differently. I haven't seen this in an officially policy or guideline, so I'm prepare to proven wrong. If it doesn't exist then perhaps it could be brought up at one of the policy talk pages so that a guideline could be added to say yah or nay.  Stepho  talk  00:46, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

No worries. My only concern is that there are plenty of other disambiguation pages that are tagged by multiple projects. In that sense you are correct, nobody "owns" any of them. The only purpose to keeping the disambiguation pages tagged is so that the beer folks have a sense of what's out there that relates to our project. I suppose it ought to be an all-or-none thing. Prof. Mc (talk) 00:49, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
I've asked the question at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Disambiguation#Can disambiguation pages be tagged for one or more projects. Perhaps wiser heads might be able to help. Please feel free to join in.  Stepho  talk  07:13, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

soarer[edit]

The U.S lexus sc400 is actually oficially designated UZZ30L. The L differentiates the JDM and USDM models. Therefore referring to U.S Sc400 as UZZ30 with no L is incorrect and does not make sense. You need to have a look at U.S eBay Motors and bring up a few SCs listings with pics of their Compliance plates. Same for JZZ31 and JZZ31L. Over to you... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 1kulture (talkcontribs) 12:08, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

This is for jzz31L but same for us uzz30 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lexus-SC-SPORT-COUPE-1992-LEXUS-SC300-PREMIUM-SPORTS-CAR-IN-EXCELLENT-CONDITION-INSIDE-AND-OUT-NO-/351083378179?forcerrptr=true&hash=item51be333603&item=351083378179&pt=US_Cars_Trucks

So you want to delete that parenthesis mention of uzz30 referring to u.s sc400 or throw the L back in there. Cheers

This is for jzz31L but same for us uzz30 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lexus-SC-SPORT-COUPE-1992-LEXUS-SC300-PREMIUM-SPORTS-CAR-IN-EXCELLENT-CONDITION-INSIDE-AND-OUT-NO-/351083378179?forcerrptr=true&hash=item51be333603&item=351083378179&pt=US_Cars_Trucks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 1kulture (talkcontribs) 12:18, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi! In UZZ30L the L means LHD, not US (and definitely not USDM because that only applies to vehicles both made and sold in the US, not vehicles made in Japan). I've been collecting Toyota technical material for the last 15 years and have listed a lot of the chassis codes at http://members.iinet.com.au/~stepho/ (look in the production data sections). There is a clear pattern that LHD vehicles have an L just after the numbers . RHD vehicles either have no letter or an R. Then there is a dash followed by the various build options such as engine type, transmission, trim level and finally the destination market - blank for Japan (RHD), A for the US (LHD), K for Canada (LHD), Q for my country of Australia (RHD) W for Europe (mostly LHD but UK is RHD).
The US ebay link says VIN JT8JZ31C4N0007995 - with no L. And US style VIN often doesn't exact match the chassis code anyway (in this case it dropped one of the Z's).  Stepho  talk  23:09, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

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AE86[edit]

Thanks. Was a bit unsure on how to add BHP to the mix. Hayato (talk) 17:09, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome. Thanks for pointing out the problem - there are a lot of articles that confuse JIS hp (ie PS) with bhp.  Stepho  talk  21:50, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
God knows. I used to try to work around it but have given up and now I just write "PS" everywhere, even though it looks odd in my eyes.  Mr.choppers | ✎  03:31, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Toyota Sienna Production Dates[edit]

This is a really old edit, so I hope this doesn't come across as nitpicking. I guess that when you edited this page from the frivolous U.S. model year-based "production dates", the Sienna was rather foreign to you then (U.S. model) and you didn't realize that for Generation 2, 2004 was incorrect and that it was unveiled on January 6, 2003. You did thankfully also correct Gen. 1 from 1998 to 1997, but mysteriously added "Dec" to 2003.

I understand that some of this absurd U.S/ model year nonsense can be confusing (especially when listed as a production date), so I've done some research. This IP carelessly changed the original date to the 2004 NAIAS on June 26, 2009 from January 2003 NAIAS, which was 8-12 months before you edited. I have found that it was December 20, 2002 when Gen 1 production ended (started August 1997) and January 2003 start-up for the 2004 model. It's interesting how you came up with both December and January as the correct months, despite all that confusion. Good job, despite that IP editor muddling up the article. I am pointing this out, as we need to be careful with mistaking incorrect information in an article, as fact while editing and/or adding to it. It can rather waste our own good efforts, if a vandal tampers with an article undetected and leads us in the wrong direction to further muddle it up.––––Carmaker1 (talk) 08:29, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Great, thanks for the hard work in getting the exact dates! I was baffled from the conflicting information I found online and the Wikipedia article for Toyota Sienna last week when I created the page Toyota K platform. I couldn't be bothered spending more time with silly dates to pander to the USA's obsession with model years so I relied on Wikipedia as gospel (now fixed [4]). Anyway, between us, we have corrected the dates and platform errors that existed (most sources online say the Camry and it's derivates use the Toyota MC platform which is totally wrong). OSX (talkcontributions) 11:19, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
To tell the truth, I don't remember those edits from 2010. Usually if I know the date myself then I add the reference directly to the infobox production field. More than likely I copied Jan 2004 from what somebody put in the main body text beforehand. And Dec 2003 looks like a guess at one month before Jan 2004 - I honestly can't remember. I prefer direct references instead of educated guesses by counting backwards/forwards from other known dates but sometimes we play with what we were dealt with and make the best of it :) Something to note though is the US model year 2004 can go from Jan 2003 to Dec 2014 if the manufacturer chooses - which makes like hard for us.  Stepho  talk  09:52, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Nissan Sunny[edit]

You're absolutely right, I was confused with the cab version.

I saw the picture of the C20 in the same section there, and jumped to the conclusion that it was the model the text was referring to. I should have read the whole thing before doing an edit, but honestly, I think that picture should be removed (or perhaps moved to a new subsection created for it) to avoid further confusion. It's closer to the text about the coupe ute than the text about itself, and there isn't a picture of the ute at all.

-TBustah 09:52, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

My first car was a B110 Datsun 1200 ute, so I found out a fair bit of history on them, including the B10 Datsun 1000 ute that preceded it - I also had a string of 1000/1200 vans, sedans and coupes before I swapped to Toyotas. Anyway, when I first saw the change I thought "that's a bad change". Then I looked at the picture and thought "fair enough, he's got a point". Then I thought again, did some googling to confirm my often faulty memory and thought "that picture is confusing everybody". We got there in the end :)  Stepho  talk  21:00, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

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use of bold in a lead[edit]

Hi Stepho-wrs, please read WP:MOS, only the article name is allowed in bold, all other bold is forbidden in the lead. if the redirect is the reason for EREV and BEVx then the article should have sections on both to allow inclusion in the lead. (the lead is a representation of the sections under it).Now for long time editors (i have 25k edits) we dont revert on AGF but on arguments (aldo its appreciated), MUST is not an argument, i think. We have a MOS so all layouts are uniform. If you have other arguments i would be happy to hear them. Cheers Mion (talk) 17:31, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Mion. I should have pointed you to the WP:R#PLA and MOS:BOLD guides that supported my point. Redirects are effectively alternative article titles and therefore they should be in bold. WP:BRD says I get one revert for free (assuming I think it improves the article, which I do) and after that we discuss if there is still disagreement - we are discussing now. According to Wikipedia:List_of_Wikipedians_by_number_of_edits, you have 17420. I have slightly less at 14,920 but I tend to bunch all my edits up into one edit session. So we've both been here long enough to know the steps but there's always room to learn something else (for both of us).  Stepho  talk  23:37, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Hoi :) WP:R#PLA : Density of water redirects to Properties of water. There's no need to insert a bolded density of water sentence in the lead section; it is a minor subtopic of the article, now i wasn't aware of WP:R#PLA but still, i do see your point that it should be mentioned, i think it would be better to move the added text to its own section,title EREV-BEVx and based on that a short summary can be included in the lead EREV and BEVx are platforms with range extenders. (and use bold). The problem like with density of water is still valid. A range extender is a device to extend the range, (apple) EREV and BEVx) are platforms that contain such device (pear), WP:R#PLA states that pears dont belong in a lead :), aldo not relevant for this discussion, for edit counts, global count works, 11k on the nl wiki. Cheers Mion (talk) 09:17, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

RM notice[edit]

FYI: Pointer to discussion that may be relevant to you.

A requested moves discussion in which you participated in Dec. 2013 has been reopened, at Talk:Mustang horse#Alternative proposal.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  03:10, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

List of automotive superlatives[edit]

Hi Stepho - I have been browsing through the list and found a number of cars that don't seem to qualify - ie Koenigsegg One:1 (less than 20 made), Caparo T1, Hennessey Venom GT and the like. Can you take a look to confirm my thinking before I roll them back. NealeFamily (talk) 02:00, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

I'm inclined to agree with you but you will have to make sure that the criteria is made clear in the article - eg 30 road legal cars built (as required by Guinness world records). Otherwise there will be endless debates on what is allowed and what isn't.  Stepho  talk  22:13, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks - I'll check out each one as I go. NealeFamily (talk) 22:31, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
Thanks for giving me a heads up about the Infobox. I really appreciate it. JMB86 (talk) 14:53, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome.  Stepho  talk  20:30, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Indian currency[edit]

Hello

Thanks for your feedback. I agree that Crore is not familiar to non-Indian readers, however, million is not very familiar to the Indian audience either. So i would edit it to include both. Hope thats fine with you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Metilda Benedict (talkcontribs) 06:31, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Again the lead pic for the electric car article[edit]

BMW i3 charging at an Autolib' carsharing station in Paris. The car in front is a Bolloré Bluecar, also an electric car

Hi Stepho. I have kept looking every week at Flickr! for a picture that screams electric without success. The problem with the current (Smart ED) and previous (REVAi) images is that they show small boxy electric cars, reinforcing the idea that EVs are golf cars. Today there are several EVs designed from the ground to run as electric car, the Model S and BMW i3 are the first to come to mind. So, I have concentrated on these two, and the one I added, is the closest to the guideline you set. I would like your opinion, and if not good enough, I will appreciate if you can drop by from time to time to the Commons to check for the latest pics of these two cars, and also the Zoe and the Leaf. Cheers.--Mariordo (talk) 19:09, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

At first glance it looks like a car parked between two concrete bollards. It takes a closer look to notice the blue charging cable.  Stepho  talk  22:35, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your honest opinion. I appreciated, and keep looking.--Mariordo (talk) 23:02, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
No problem. I just wish I could be more positive :)  Stepho  talk  23:44, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
What about this one (1) (it can be uploaded in the Commons). It is similar to the existing one but much better quality. Perhaps some trimming? --Mariordo (talk) 03:20, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
PS: These two are similar and already in the commons (2), (3).--Mariordo (talk) 03:23, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I like those (subject to a little trimming, etc). All are modern cars, with bright yellow charging cords. The long line of Smart cars going into the distance has an artistic flair that I like too. Of course, the Americans might complain about it being a small, unknown car (unknown to them anyway) but I'm all for this.  Stepho  talk  10:39, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

please refrain from editing my comments in line with WP:TPO[edit]

Hello Stepho-wrs,

You edited my comment about ENGVAR on the wikiproject videogames discussion with the edit summary "Fixing sudden change from : to * for indenting - no change to actual comments. Please keep to the same style that the discussion started with". I think it is annoying that you edited my comment and I think it's against the spirit of WP:TPO; there was nothing incorrect about the way I formatted my comment. I wasn't responding to anyone in particular, I was making a new point, and there is no rule that everyone has to use bullets or nobody can use bullets. So maybe in the future it would be better to kindly ask people on their talk page to reformat my comment if you think it's warranted. Indeed, WP:TPO suggests this kind of collaborative approach. Thanks! AgnosticAphid talk 00:09, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Currency template[edit]

HI. I think I should explain why I'm still not convinced about "CN¥". It seems that was added to the Renminbi article in March by User:Jorge Stolfi. It got a cite needed, but none has been forthcoming since then. He might have more information. I couldn't say, not knowing Chinese.

Also, about the parameter bug that I mentioned on Template talk:Currency, now I see that on mw:mw:Help:Templates#Anonymous parameters it says "Note: identifying parameters by order (with {{{1}}}, etc) works only with anonymous parameters. If your page identifies any parameter by number or name, as shown below, this method will no longer be available to the template which receives them." So maybe it's not allowed to mix default and named parameters. I know very about that either, but it seems like a possibility. – Margin1522 (talk) 21:22, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

  • I did not invent the "CN¥" symbol, but I do not recall where it came from. I edited two or three articles simultaneously at the time including renminbi and yuan. The symbol and its description may have come from one of those other pages. If no one can provide a significant source, it should be deleted. All the best, --Jorge Stolfi (talk) 02:35, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
    • @Jorge Stolfi: Thanks. I would be fine with leaving it up for a while longer, because in my experience things like this are usually true. But if we can't find a cite, maybe we should move it to the talk page and somebody might see it there. Unfortunately this is hard to search for on Google because to Google a character like ¥ is just a delimiter. – Margin1522 (talk) 05:00, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Toyota 4Runner[edit]

I realised what i've typed was unfair. So i've checked as many toyota country websites and related websites as I could. And the 4Runner doesn't appear in country websites such as Japan's, Pakistan's, and Brazils. And doesn't appear in any Toyota or affiliated website outside North and South America. Seqqis (talk) 02:52, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Rimac Concept One[edit]

Hello, I noticed that you reverted my edit on Rimac Concept One but the figures were obtained straight from the Rimac's website[5] which very clearly gives everything in metric. It's obvious that the existing primary U.S sources for that article distorted the original figures when the units were converted from metric to imperial and thus introduced a certain degree of false precision. For instance, 310 miles when re-converted back to metric gives 499 km and not the exact 500 km as stated by the manufacturer[6] in their press release. The same goes for that 304km/h (305km/h according to manufacturer) which was converted from 189mph and '0-97km/h' which should actually be '0-100km/h' as given by Rimac.

The first paragraph also states "With a total output of 1,088 hp, an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds" but the values present in the 'Specifications' section are misleading and inaccurate since they were converted back from imperial. Wouldn't it be better if official sources were used instead of relying on 3rd party references? After all, this is not an American car and metric units should be used in {{convert}} tags according to WP:UNIT. Yowanvista (talk)

It's better to keep the conversation in one place, so I've answered where we started on your talk page.  Stepho  talk  09:42, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

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