User talk:Terramorphous

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Beijing Subway article rating[edit]

Hey Terramorphous, really excellent contributions to the Beijing Subway and its constellation of articles. The main article still has B ratings from WikiProject Trains and WikiProject China that were made in 2006 . Given all of the improvements to the article since then, not to mention the growth in the prominence of the subject, the article deserves a better rating. Do you know how to get the rating reassessed? ContinentalAve (talk) 16:49, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

你好 感谢你的支持[edit]

对于棒子的行为是在无语了,相信阁下看我的说话的内容也猜到我不会英语了,我希望将首都电铁圈在List of metro systems条目内的长度统计分开,考虑到韩国统计人流量只算1-9号线应该这么做,但是不知道在首尔的地铁里面系统图是怎么的,这个可以作为一个参考依据,另外这次上海地铁官方将磁浮的长度和车长都算入了,这也是个依据,不过考虑到魔都的速度就算这次失败了来年也会超过的,BTW阁下不玩中文维基啊~~--Qa003qa003 (talk) 11:36, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

这次官网将磁浮算了里程发布了新闻,其次上海地铁发行地铁磁浮一卡通。另外首尔能将多个公司运行的线路合并计算为何上海的磁浮不能?磁浮和上海地铁的关系类似于两家运营公司,更何况两家公司是一个集团的,而且要注意不将上海磁浮算入上海地铁系统属于原创研究,如今地铁官网宣布里程都将其算入。--Qa003qa003 (talk) 12:29, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
没办法了 等年底吧。--Qa003qa003 (talk) 03:07, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Wikiproject Transport Newsletter March 2014[edit]

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Nanjing Metro[edit]

Question: Can you explain what is going on with the Nanjing Metro? The words "suburban rail" are generally synonymous with "commuter rail", but I am now completely confused by what is going on with Nanjing's S1 Line. Specifically, if it's "metro", and not "commuter rail" then why is its line number "branded" differently? IOW, if it's "metro" and not "commuter rail", then why is it "Line S1" instead of the originally planned for "Line 6"? Also, what are the particulars of the S1 Line - is it fully grade-separated with no at-grade crossings? What are the headways on the line? Does it share track with other rail? Etc. Thanks in advance. --IJBall (talk) 14:18, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Markham Pan Am Centre[edit]

Hi, I am working on articles related to the Pan Am Games and was looking for a photo of the Markham Pan Am Center. Would it be possible for you to take a picture of the facility? If so can you please do so? Thanks! Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 15:54, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Little Tokyo Station Editing[edit]

"Pic ain't all that great. It seems to show that Little Tokyo is a wasteland."

I actually believe you have a point there. My images for the station were quite miserable, and I guess you're right. But honestly, as my experience with taking pictures on that station that's the only good direction to take the pictures for the platform view...other station placards either is blocked with chairs, trash cans, or poles, and the other placards has scratch graffitis all over them. I don't know how to take the same style of photo for the station otherwise...can you take a better picture? Just asking. HanSangYoon (talk) 02:38, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Now look, my Cantonese huoban (伙伴, just a formality). You said that my picture for Little Tokyo Station looked like trash, and I agreed. But you stepped too far when you got the non-trashy looking ones and reverted them, too. That's an issue. See, these stub articles lack images and the visual description of what the station looks like. But my uploading for platform view has more reasons beyond that, so I'd advise you not to take them down if possible.
Also, to your message of limiting the images on platform as negative...I disagree. It shows the main graphic design of what these stations go by, you know. I also had tremendous amounts of disputes with other users about this. I really urge you to leave them alone. It's painful when they take it down, since that pretty much voids my hard metro trip I've committed for Wikipedia. HanSangYoon (talk) 11:13, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
First of all, big contribution, little contribution...for a page with lack of pictures, it doesn't really matter. What's more, little contribution or no contribution at all? Which ones better? Little is better than none. If there is deep negative resentment on the picture, wait. I will try to gather more pictures (I'm in LA, and I enjoy taking pictures of things like metro) and show it to you so you could decide which picture is better (I used to have someone do that for me but I kicked him out). On behalf, don't revert them! HanSangYoon (talk) 00:13, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Busan as unwary Line 1-Infobox[edit]

I was quite confused when the route diagram was gone- I presume you're gonna improve it and put it back? Cause we need a route diagram for the page. HanSangYoon (talk) 08:17, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

@Terramorphous:, I never said that the readers were idiots (or tried to express that they were). There are few users who cannot realize of what the numbers might be, so I added in the word as a service that you could add by 6. I don't really want to create a fuss but I get your ideas that there will not be younger people (like little kids) seeing Wikipedia? HanSangYoon (talk) 19:35, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
@HanSangYoon: I didn't mean to sound heated. Yes as you now know simple things like math and addition don't need to be spelled out to the reader. For example you don't need to say there are 20 stations with 10 under construction so that makes 30. You can just say 20 stations with an addition 10 under construction.Terramorphous (talk) 19:41, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Alright, whatever. I don't like it, but it's definitely fine. HanSangYoon (talk) 19:49, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

"It's a war zone there"[edit]

Trust me, I'm well aware—although my station articles are British, I keep a couple of major stations worldwide watchlisted to keep an eye on how countries are doing things, and noticed this dispute when it popped up in my watchlist again every time I looked. I'm reluctant to wade in—I know I'd be irritated if US users turned up on WP:UKRAIL issuing pronouncements on how the articles should be formatted.

Llanbister Road Station

I don't think he's doing this out of malice—I think he just has a very, very misguided view of how Wikipedia works, and feels that he has some kind of entitlement. I can just about agree with one aspect of his argument—LA Metro stations (other than Union Station) are notoriously boring architecturally, so it's a lot harder to get interesting photos of the stations than it is with somewhere like Chicago or Moscow. As a tip, look at how we handle the supremely boring architecture of the Heart of Wales Line, where almost all the station buildings were demolished to save money and thus the stations all look like this; even with stations consisting of just a concrete strip a photo of the platform (rather than the sign) has more value, as it shows the reader at a glance that the station facilities are minimal. – iridescent 19:17, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes but all we are asking for is a platform shot just like your Llanbister Road Station we don't care who takes it, as long as it is the best one available. Imagine if it was just a shot of Llanbister Road's station nameplate. That is what HSY is advocating.Terramorphous (talk) 19:45, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Wait. So you're trying to tell me taking the signage of a station as a main image is wrong? If that's the case, I'm willing to commit a huge project of changing all of the entire subway system image of South Korea. I like their format, but because I am dramatically disheartened by users who complain of it, I am unwilling to let either the Los Angeles Metro pages or the combination of Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, Incheon, and Daejeon of Korea and Tokyo of Japan's entire subway system to stay the way it is. You guys believe placards aren't part of diversity, then the Asian subway pages deserve to be changed. HanSangYoon (talk) 19:56, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Terramorphous, I entirely agree with you—my point is just that I'm reluctant to pile in, as UKRAIL people turning up telling USRAIL editors "this is how it should be done" is just as annoying as HSY turning up insisting that US articles follow the same formatting as Korea.

HanSangYoon, this is not to sound patronising but Los Angeles is NOT IN KOREA. Wikipedia is not Encyclopaedia Britannica, and doesn't have a single style standard across all articles (other than the very limited guidelines at WP:Manual of Style); the formatting which WP:KO chooses to use on their articles has no bearing on how WP:WLA chooses to format theirs. As a very rough guide to "how things ought to be done", have a look at Wikipedia:WikiProject Trains#Featured articles and Wikipedia:WikiProject Trains#Good articlesand in particularly the station articles there—FA and GA aren't indicators of perfection, but they do show that the article has been scrutinised by a number of people and have reached a stable version by consensus. FWIW, on a quick dip-sample of five randomly-chosen articles in Category:Seoul subway stations (Gasan Digital Complex Station, Dongguk University Station, Bucheon Station, Obin Station and Incheon International Airport Station) not a single one has a photo of the platform signage. – iridescent 15:30, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

iridescent, I understand the your reservation, as always the choice is ultimately yours.Terramorphous (talk) 16:44, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
@Iridescent:, Los Angeles is not in Korea, that's definitely correct. But then, Los Angeles is not in United Kingdom, either. I feel as if we are saying that Los Angeles Metro should just go with the British format of doing page formats; your argument doesn't add up, either. HanSangYoon (talk) 17:57, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • (talk page stalker) iridescent isn't saying that at all, they are explicitly saying the opposite: that the UK do things differently, but LA should do things their own way. It doesn't matter what another series of articles do, there is no one standardised way of doing things. English Wikipedia doesn't even use one standardised for of English (see WP:ENGVAR), let alone have a set way that stations should display photos in infoboxes. ColonialGrid (talk) 18:21, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Hey Terramorphous, sorry for being so active, but some news...[edit]

ColonialGrid decided to report me here about defending the Busan Metro Line 1's template route map (check the history)...might wanna check. I am beyond ridiculed. (Also, check ColonialGrid's and SarekOfVulcan's talk page) HanSangYoon (talk) 07:20, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Talkback: to Talk:Busan Metro Line 1[edit]

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Shenzhen Metro evolution[edit]

I noticed there was a minor mistake in your work File:Shenzhen metro Evo.gif. The Chiwan – Window of the World section of the Line 2 (the orange line) opened on 28 December 2010. The Window of the World – Xinxiu section opened on 28 June 2011. You have reversed the order in your work. --180.160.25.176 (talk) 08:44, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Your right I will fix that soon.Terramorphous (talk) 13:27, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

We're waiting for your thought on:[edit]

  • Talk page: Busan Metro Line 1
  • Image referendum 11, 12, 13 is open

HanSangYoon (talk) 17:25, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Light rail in Canada edit question[edit]

Terramorphous, I'm confused where you got the new Calgary C-Train ridership figures from in your recent edit at Light rail in Canada, as the Q4 2014 APTA report doesn't include figures for Calgary. So where are the updated figures you got from?! Thanks in advance! --IJBall (talk) 19:59, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Sorry about that it's from the Q3 report. Terramorphous (talk) 20:58, 15 May 2015 (UTC)