User talk:Adam37

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I welcome any message of thanks, point of view or critique.

Subdue that Peacock[edit]

My key How to write about UK settlements task!

Avoid Peacock Terms

Subdue Peacock terms into more verifiable and encyclopedic statements. As concerns UK Places see WP:UKTOWNS and WP:UKVILLAGES weasel terms and unverifiable and unpublished peacock phrases often need to be rephrased or erased. Their publishers must be notified which typically involves identifying non-encyclopaedic terms such as "lively community", "beautiful", "great", "leading school", "thriving", "affluent", "within easy reach of" and "blighted by/ shabby/ run-down" unless strong scholarly (e.g. non-tourism focussed book) or governmental sources can be found to verify such content and it is worthy of a Global Encyclopedia article. Essentially many articles otherwise turn into a beauty contest. See my user page.

Shepperton Branch Line[edit]

You are right about the terminus but the other station (Kempton Park) has had the same service as the others on the branch since June 2006 according to the SWT wayback quoted in the station's article. Britmax (talk) 15:56, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

It doesn't have any of the early morning or late evening trains as the operators recognise there is demand to get to London etc quickly from the line without calling at a station 1/4 of a mile away from another on the line and a line which is already much slower than those around it having no semi-fast service. You are talking about the part of the day when most hard-working people are already at work.- Adam37 Talk 10:40, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
P.S. You are of course talking about Crossrail 2. The actual operations are open for consultation, but as a diagramatic representation which is used elsewhere for many stations sometimes run through as part of a semi-fast or fast service as on the east part of the North Downs Line, I accept the thrust of your edit. Your time could more usefully be employed also actually making some new colouring for semi-fast services and fast services at various stations rather than debating on whether a partly part-time station really ought to be considered a nice neat red dot. You seem to be a very good influencer, and have more knowledge of the railways.- Adam37 Talk 10:59, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

The West Country Challenge[edit]

Hi. I was wondering if you'd be interested in participating in Wikipedia:WikiProject England/The West Country Challenge in August which includes Gloucestershire. A chance to win £250 as well! If contests aren't your thing we welcome independent contributors too. If interested sign up at participants. Cheers!♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:53, 16 July 2016 (UTC)