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Policy of updating order&delivery information of airplanes[edit]

I'm aware of touching a sensitive matter :)

The current approach of most people seems to be waiting for publication of the monthly official Order&Delivery data on the according website of the manufacturer (Airbus and Boeing). I absolutely understand why this is the most desired way. It avoids the mess usually created by occasional editors who quickly raise a number and don't bother to update tables and graphs too. Leaving an inconsistent article and pulling their numbers from shady sources. Often not even able to distinguish between an announcement and an order.

On the other hand I also understand people who wonder about the fact that well known orders are not incorporated into Wikipedia for weeks. Or when people do so and others revert their edits it's probably often rather demotivating to have editing work disregarded sometimes without any comment on the reasons. And a third point - it does lead to inconsistency when for example a first machine is delivered (like in the recent case of the A320neo) which is of cause mentioned in the article but not reflected by the numbers in the same article where the delivery counter is still at 0.

My suggestion is the following:

  • Incorporate all new numbers which come from the manufacturer in press releases and the O&D.
  • Do a full update from O&D when published.
  • Mention this policy in the source of every article in question as a comment that people with good intentions won't get disappointed

Any thoughts on this? --Rabenkind (talk) 20:24, 28 January 2016 (UTC)


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"Useless" Map[edit]

Hi, I need help: A nameless user always delete a map for the Prague airport, because of violation of guidlines that were supposedly discussed here, he mentioned. But I don't find anything like this here in the portal. What does he mean and what is the problem with the Map?
Discussion: Prague Airport Talk.
Thanks! CellarDoor85 (talk) 08:21, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

This is the talk page for the Portal. Adding an image should not require a consensus, unless another image has to be removed to make room. Guidelines are at WP:AVIMOS and WP:WikiProject Aviation/Style guide/Layout (Airports). Maybe ask at WP:WikiProject Airports's talk page. -Fnlayson (talk) 17:19, 25 November 2016 (UTC)