Talk:Wisconsin

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Amtrak[edit]

There are eight Amtrak train stations in seven cities in Wisconsin. See: [1], [2]. 32.218.35.156 (talk) 20:08, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 19 April 2016[edit]

Wisconsin is also famous for cheese. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 162.218.180.98 (talk) 16:28, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Additional Demonym[edit]

"Sconnie" is growing in popularity both in Wisconsin and beyond; when will it reach a level of use to add it to the list of demonyms? 108.171.131.161 (talk) 15:59, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

No it's not. I have lived in Wisconsin for more than 50 years and never heard this until a couple of months ago. I actually hate the sound of it. It sounds like a skin disease. My guess it is probably more of someones marketing idea of some type in which case it does not belong here. In any case, you would need some reliable source to prove it's supposed popularity. My guess it is a short lived fad that will not last long because it just sounds so damned ignorant. Just my POV so prove me wrong. Nyth63 22:29, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, did a quick google search and looks like it comes from a store in Madison. Also checked the USPTO database and it is trademark registered to the same store. So it's a marketing campaign and definitely does not belong in an encyclopedia. Nyth63 22:52, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
I take umbridge with several of your points. Firstly, it doesn't matter if you like the sound of it or not, as a personal opinion is irrelevant on the encyclopedia. Secondly, it is widely used in Dane County (as it does indeed seem endemic to Madison); it is certainly a term preferred by those who come from out-of-state for the university, but that doesn't invalidate its use. Indeed, I know several people that use the term, myself included, that didn't realize it was a marketing gimmick. This implies that its popularity is detached from the company that owns the trademark, and thus won't die out when the product does. Check social media around the University--"sconnie" is used much more often than "Wisconsinite" ever is. Thirdly, as you have contributed to articles on the Kohler Company, you more than anyone ought to know that marketing names can become permanent aspects of vernacular and dialect, and that beginning as a marketing term doesn't invalidate its dialectical usage (see: bubbler). 108.171.131.161 (talk) 17:02, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
As a further update, I just ate at the Sprecher restaurant in Sheboygan, and they use the word "Sconnie" in their menu without attention to copyright. It's definitely not as isolated as you suggest. 108.171.131.161 (talk) 18:45, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
In your response you did not address the most important point of the initial response to your post. The only thing that matters is what reliable sources say. Unless reliable sources are found that verify the use of the term, it does not belong in the article. -- GB fan 19:29, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
I never suggested adding it to the article in the first place. I was simply curious at what level of usage it would become acceptable to add (with a source at that time, obviously). Nowhere did I suggest adding it now or even remotely soon; it was simply to suggest a consideration for the future. 108.171.131.161 (talk) 19:22, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
I never said said you wanted to add it to the article now. I answered your question, when it is discussed in reliable sources. Everything in Wikipedia is supposed to be based on what reliable sources say. -- GB fan 00:39, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Climate Map[edit]

I don't understand what the problem is with the new map. Files like File:WI_koppen.svg are being used on many other state articles. I think the 1980-2010 800m res image is fine. The two are very similar looking to me, except the 2007 one looks to be based on a lower resolution dataset since it was extracted from a world map. Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota articles are all using the higher resolution images. --Dual Freq (talk) 21:56, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

I'm the creator of the newer Koeppen climate map, and would be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns about it. Redtitan (talk) 22:46, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
Agree with Dual Freq. The new map is more detailed and comes from a reliable source (Oregon State University PRISM Climate Group). The old map is cruder and its provenance less clear. 32.218.152.35 (talk) 22:52, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
@Redtitan: I'm all for the newer map, but I was curious where at Prism you got the map (or did you use geolocated data for it?) Just moved to Wisconsin and was curious where my town is on it too. EvergreenFir (talk) 22:59, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
@EvergreenFir:Hi Evergreen Fir, I calculated the Koeppen types from raw climate data, available on PRISM's website as raster files. I used GIS to create the map, and still have my original work for the Wisconsin map. If you'd like, I could easily look up the type for a specific town. Redtitan (talk) 23:02, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
That would be awesome. I'll email you. Thank you! EvergreenFir (talk) 23:08, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
The map was just reverted again today by 184.55.159.10. Same user also vandalized climate graph on article for Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Redtitan (talk) 07:55, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
I just checked the contribution history of 184.55.159.10. The page they first edited - Frederikshaven - also had significant vandalism from this IP address 75.184.102.196, which is now blocked, and has extensive history vandalizing climate graphs across the Midwest (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Contributions/75.184.102.196&offset=&limit=500&target=75.184.102.196). I suspect both IP addresses are the same person. Redtitan (talk) 08:13, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
@Redtitan: The aggressive language in edit summaries also sounds like the same person. Unfortunately, I am not sure how to proceed in this situation... — Eru·tuon 08:17, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
@Erutuon: User reverted it this morning a few times, and has now been temporarily blocked (for 24 hrs.). I'm expecting they'll be back tomorrow. Redtitan (talk) 20:00, 9 September 2016 (UTC)