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Feel free to ask me any questions you may have on my talk page. By the way, remember to sign and date your comments with four tildes (~~~~). —Kenyon (t·c) 23:44, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

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Conversions[edit]

Thanks for your edits adding conversions to the Dual Carriageway article. Just so you know, the less precise values given were not 'lazy'; they were trying to be meaningful to people who need them and avoid giving numbers that are more precise than reasonable. For example, 65 km/h is a fairly meaningful speeding to someone used to driving in a metric country; 67 is rather less so, and suggests more precision than usually found :) A more precise (and less 'lazy'?) conversion would give the speed to several decimal places, but that wouldn't necessarily be particularly good practice! Anyway, thought you'd like to know. Hope to see further good edits from you :D Or you could even sign up for an account! Skittle 14:08, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

A fair point, and I would probably have rounded the values (with a tilde or 'about' in front of them, etc) if I were creating an article myself; however the numbers scattered throughout were somewhat non-uniform and as I said, it was a tidying effort for stuff that stuck out. EG kmh-mph conversions that were taken to the nearest 5kmh (itself an arbitary figure anyway) despite others further down the page being more precise (60kmh=37mph, why not make that 35mph or 40mph?), somewhat randomly missing conversions, and figures given in inappropriate units for their home country - stuff in the USA or UK written as km, stuff in continental Europe and Australia written in miles, neither with a native unit equivalent... Nothing major, like, but I get petty about it sometimes. Also, I wouldn't want to ride in a car with someone who couldn't grasp the concept of how 113km/h might be different from 110, in what direction and how much; similarly I would hope they could take '67kmh' as being 'a little more than 65, but not as much as 70'. It would certainly make a difference for a foreign visitor who gained a speeding ticket, to take the argument to a logical if absurd extreme (though admittedly the original rounded down in the kmh direction - it might still make a Brit think that a French kmh limit is higher than it really is - and the varience would only get an endorsement from the most hardline cop...)
In short, I don't see a reason for needless rounding if the target audience is still likely to fully understand the meaning (single-unit, zero decimal place precision should be simple enough eh?), but am tired of being constantly bombarded by randomly foreign units in newspapers and the like (our 'local' - localised international in truth - free Metro is particularly bad for it) with either no equivalent or an obviously incorrect one, both meaning I then have to translate roughly in my head, and various other people I know wouldn't have a clue what they meant or not be aware of the error. We should be getting these things right on here of all places, shouldn't we? Also I enjoy my anonymity, and you do have my IP after all, and the name I've consistently chosen to add as a typed signature. I already have too many official accounts on various other websites that I continually lose passwords for. But thanks for the offer. G'night.
Indeed, I just thought I'd put the idea out there. We should definitely get it right, but just what right is varies :) Oh, and signing up makes you more anonymous. As it stands, I can see your IP and thus could probably find out quite a lot about you (or someone could). For example, it takes a minute to do this. If you had an account (for which you don't have to give any information, not even an email address) only people with checkuser can see your IP, and even they are only allowed to if there are serious concerns of sockpuppets. (Personally, I'd use the same password as you use somewhere else, thus reducing the chance of forgetting) Plus, with an account over 4 days old you can create articles, move articles and edit semi-protected articles, which is nice. Skittle 11:39, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

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