Talk:Stadion (unit)

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Move[edit]

Stadion (unit) was cleared for a move that apparently never happened. That said, per WP:TERSE, there is no need to use the wordier name until someone invents stadion (unit of weight), stadion (unit of pressure), or stadion (unit of boyband marketability). — LlywelynII 02:19, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Unit Conversion[edit]

I think the article should have a stadion to mile conversion table that works both ways (miles -> stades : stades - > miles) at least for the itinerary stades of 157 m (515 ft) that reads along the lines of this:

-Psychotic Spartan 123

I created my on conversion formula, because I could not find any online. Now I know stades already translate into kilometers (10 litinerary stades = 1.57 km) which means one could just convert from stades to kilometers to miles, but I'd rather take the shorter route. Psychotic Spartan 123 18:07, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Several objections to this:
  • nobody knows how long a stadion was, and the figure you give is just one of many arbitrary values
  • we don't include "how-to" content in our articles
  • your method is unnecessarily complex: to convert a 515-foot unit to miles, multiply by 515/5280; invert to convert the other way
  • just by the way, the plural of "stadion" is "stadia".
Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 11:49, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
I agree with Justlettersandnumbers. Dougweller (talk) 12:09, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
I'm actually surprised to see somebody replied within a week (two people no less). I was kind of expecting your answer, but I figured what the hell. Thanks for the reply. Psychotic Spartan 123 14:17, 28 April 2015 (UTC)