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"Turnstiles in Russia"[edit]

What's the purpose of a distinct section titled as above? What's so special about this particular country's turnstiles? 86.29.81.179 (talk) —Preceding undated comment was added at 02:44, 1 October 2008 (UTC).

Agreed - and indeed there are several references to Russia that (with the possible exception of turnstiles on board buses) don't seem to be all that different from practice in numerous other countries. Rosbif73 (talk) 14:42, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Ticket Barriers[edit]

Currently 'Ticket Barrier' redirects here. However, a ticket barrier refers to a gate which lets people through to a public transport system if they have a ticket. Ticket barriers can be gates or turnstiles. Could someone change this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Anywikiuser (talkcontribs) 17:05, 12 February 2008

Fix what? To be completely honest, the differences are minimal - the redirect seems fine to me; the only possible improvement would be to possibly add some info on the other type of gate you describe to this article. Alternativley, if you can find enough info on the other type of gate, create an article for it in place of the redirect, but I can't see that being easy. TalkIslander 23:17, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
...such as in the UK, where turnstiles are very rarely used as ticket barriers. Anywikiuser (talk) 19:03, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Well, being in the UK myself, I feel I can accuratly state that turnstiles are very often used as ticket barriers. Go to any theme park or similar ticked attraction, and you'll find a turnstile. Train stations aren't the only places using ticket barriers ;). TalkIslander 22:50, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
I am saying the redirect is inaccurate as a ticket barrier is a gate controlling access and a turnstile is a device often used as a ticket barrier. I forgot that theme parks etc. often have them. Anywikiuser (talk) 16:13, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
Considering that there are or were ticket barriers that were not turnstiles (see e.g. de:Bahnsteigsperre or several images on Commons)), a separate article "Ticket barrier" makes sense. Granted turnstiles are a very common form of ticket barriers, but only one of several, and there are also turnstiles that are e.g. coin operated, and have nothing to do with tickets.Schlosser67 (talk) 06:23, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

W. T. Ellison & Co.[edit]

Worthy, perhaps, of mention? Crusoe (talk) 22:44, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Negatives/Criticism[edit]

Mentioning that they are not usable by some obese people and wheelchair users would be worth mentioning. --65.92.51.165 (talk) 06:59, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Acutally, there are turnstile gates for wheelchair users, called swing gates. The width for the passage is customizable. Tripod turnstiles and speed gates are kind of barrier passage, while swing gates, barrier free passage. For more knowledge, pls visit ESSENCE: http://www.a-e.cn — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jessiezhao (talkcontribs) 02:42, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

History Expansion[edit]

There definitely needs to be some expansion in the History section. For example: early pioneers and companies, who holds patents, when first commercialized, etc. Any thoughts? Fickce4 (talk) 06:21, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Billy Joel Album[edit]

All links for his landmark album redirect here. Which clearly not the intended place. How can we fix this?

Southstander (talk) 01:07, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Last sentence in Full-height turnstiles[edit]

Seems very out of place / not in keeping with the style of the rest of the article, and the citation for it is a company that sells turnstiles; looks like a sneaky advert more than an actual useful piece of information. However, I'm not an expert on turnstiles, so perhaps there's something I'm missing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.66.191.86 (talk) 16:15, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing this out. It's a spamlink with little educational value, so I deleted it. Reify-tech (talk) 19:51, 15 July 2016 (UTC)