User talk:Ahwiv

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Cedar Island Light[edit]

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Horse Island (Sacketts Harbor) Light[edit]

I'm reviewing new pages. I came across this article that you created. I don't know whether you realize, but in some sense this is a negative step: it causes someone else more work than you put in it. I presume you cut-and-pasted the material. But I'm not sure whether it was from a copyrighted source. That's a big problem, because it means to fix it (or even to mark it patrolled) I would have to do research. Then, there's the task of actually fixing the non-standard formatting and content. I'm not an expert on the subject, so again, I would need to work carefully. So, if it took you 15 minutes to create the page, it would probably take me an hour to fix it. Whereas, if I had created it myself, I could have created it in 15 minutes, just as you did. But it wouldn't need another hour's work. Marking the article as "patrolled" has been avoided by other editors for days, so there's a good chance this article will just roll into the not-so-good Wiki article status, and stay there indefinitely. All that aside, the information looks interesting, and certainly better than a lot of the stubs which give the reader pretty much nothing interesting, so I'd encourage you, who probably is in the best position, to do a little more spit-and-polish. Regards, Piano non troppo (talk) 17:52, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

The text is from the USCG site, the second link on the page, and I will clean it up as my time permits. I've had a few things delay that work. Ahwiv (talk) 01:19, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Re: Light vs Lighthouse[edit]

I will not. The discussion you linked hardly came to a definitive conclusion; you can see that the issue was re-raised in 2008, but the stated concerns were never really addressed. Furthermore, this particular article has a number of mitigating circumstances, primarily that it is a retired light and thus the Coast Guard doesn't have any authority over its name. Besides, the article is clearly about the building, not the light at its pinnacle. In sum, WP:COMMONNAME trumps a 3-year-old discussion on a talk page as far as having community support. Powers T 19:15, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Burton C. Gray[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of List of Grand Line of the Grand Lodge of New York[edit]

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RFC at WikiProject Freemasonry[edit]

While you are not listed as a project member, I thought I would extend the courtesy of notification, as this is obviously an issue you are involved with. See: WT:WikiProject Freemasonry#Dispute over instructions at Category:Freemasons. Best - Blueboar (talk) 12:23, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

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Removing "alt" from image[edit]

Thanks for your edit to Church of St John the Baptist, Frome but I wondered why you removed the "alt" label from the description of the image? Wikipedia:Accessibility dos and don'ts says it is good practice to "provide alt text and a caption for most images". My understanding this helps those use text to speech readers understand what is in the image.— Rod talk 07:11, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

User:Rodw The format used didn't support an alt text. didn't notice alt= parm is the proper way, but have resolved that. Thanks. Ahwiv (talk) 10:37, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

coordinates of Lancaster Cathedral[edit]

Yes, I'd just worked out that the coords have been presented in the correct way a bit further down the infobox - sorry about that. Something about the wording of your edit summary made me think you were just removing coords because the parameters weren't recognised! PamD 15:22, 15 May 2017 (UTC)


I noticed your edit at Omeena County, Michigan (diff). The parameter area_total_sq_mi requires a valid number. There must be no unit because square miles is assumed from the parameter name. Also, there must be no other text. That means it is not possible to have something like 600+ sq mi. If the infobox has a parameter such as area the following convert could be used:

  • |area = {{convert|600|sqmi|km2|abbr=on|disp=preunit|+ }} → 600+ sq mi (1,600+ km2)

It is better to use the unit km2 rather than a superscripted unit such as km² because people learn how to use templates from seeing examples, and convert provides simple units that people can easily type. Johnuniq (talk) 08:06, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Please fix Omeena County, Michigan because there is an error in the infobox. I have not seen the sources, so my fix would be to either remove the information or revert the last edit. Johnuniq (talk) 05:26, 24 August 2017 (UTC)