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Re SW/Peel templates[edit]

It's generally advisable to propose structural changes at the WikiProject talk page. Such changes need to be thought out carefully in terms of (i) what the need for them is (ii) what implications it has on the structure overall.

To explain the stance I have taken - We have town-in-region templates for several regions. The Wheatbelt was the first off the rack, then the Great Southern, Mid West, and now the South West. This makes sense for each of them - they're widely dispersed regions with a lot of small local governments and, apart from the South West, few towns of any decent size. The Peel region is in some ways extremely artificial, and it does not convey any useful or relevant information to the reader to link areas which have no historical or cultural linkages together. WP:IINFO is a useful guide here.

Problems which exist are:

  • Parts of Serpentine-Jarrahdale are not only closely linked to Armadale, but used to be part of the Electoral district of Dale and City of Armadale until recent times. Furthermore, the entire of S-J is within the Metropolitan Region Scheme.
  • Parts of Waroona are part of the Wellington Land District which is centred on Harvey, Australind and Collie, and it has no meaningful historical link to Pinjarra/Mandurah in terms of settlement (the railway is really the only commonality).
  • Boddington really should not be in the region at all - its historical linkages are to Williams and arguably Collie.
  • Mandurah's suburbs are not towns - many of them did not exist before their gazettal as suburbs in the late 80s or early 90s.

Mandurah (as defined by the ABS, which extends beyond the City itself), Murray, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, and Waroona (linked to Harvey) therefore have their own templates. Boddington is the odd man out as it's not quite large enough to have its own template, but there is no rule which says that articles must have a navbox template and indeed some think they look unsightly to begin with.

We need to be very mindful of original research and the need to be useful to our readers. Orderinchaos 19:47, 14 April 2009 (UTC)



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May 2009[edit]

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Recent reorganisations[edit]

Hi, please excuse any "shortness" as I have the flu. Very impressed with the work you're doing with the Peel/Mandurah area stuff, something's been needed down there for a long time and while I've expressed objections before on the basis that Peel is a rather artificial region put together from "bits of others", I'm glad to see it is consistent now.

However, with your attempts today to expand that to other regions of rural WA, there's a lot more complication there as well as a much greater history of past collaboration in getting those (especially Wheatbelt, Mid West and Great Southern) right. If you are looking to move beyond Peel/SW, I seriously recommend consulting with others first as I've already had to undo some obvious errors. Orderinchaos 07:12, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

State Highways[edit]

Hi Andyman14, you are doing good work on State Highways. Thanks for that. If I may say that, the two biggest improvements that you could make are:

  • You should always fill out the edit summary box before you hit save. This is simply good WP etiquette, so that other editors, who have that particular article on the watchlist, can quickly see what's been done.
  • Have a read of citing sources. I've set the SH 75 article up for inline referencing.

I hope you appreciate this feedback. If you have any queries, please reply on my talk page. Schwede66 19:26, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Not sure whether you watchlist my page, so I reply here. Well, what I (as an editor) would look for is something that backs up facts, and I'd expect to find them on:
  • NZTA websites (traffic volumes, proposals, simple facts like the height of Hilltop)
  • AA material (travel guides, distance tables)
The other thing that could be of interest is the history. When was the State Highway first designated? Has the route always been the same (the main library holds lots of historic maps, and some of them are even available online)? Who were the road controlling authorities (National Roads Board, then Transit, now NZTA - if I know that right)?
Having just looked through the NZ single digit SHs, there's nothing that's properly referenced. So maybe have a look at a few interstate highways in the States how they go about referencing. It's interesting to know that reference 7 on New Zealand State Highway 6 points to an historic photo that is old enough that you can grab it off that website and upload it to commons for use in Wikipedia. If you come across something like it, give me a yell and I tell you how to go about it. And just a word of sympathy - it's hard to write about something that you know well, and then having to hunt for references to meet WP quality standards.
Does that help for a start? Schwede66 05:10, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

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Template:43 most populous cities of Australia[edit]

Please stop changing article from {{Cities of Australia}} to {{43 most populous cities of Australia}}, first of all you haven't discussed the change to any affected projects, secondly it removes the smaller cities which is why we have {{Cities of Australia}}. Bidgee (talk) 08:25, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I am awful with explaining when I edit as I often forget what I did, so I am incredibly sorry with the replacement of categories without stating it. However, don't we also have state-wide templates for the cities in each state. I also created the aforementioned {{Cities of Australia}} page before but it didn't appear on every relevant page and it would still be hard to define a city with so many "towns" being larger than cities (compared Port Macquarie with Ararat) Andyman14 (talk) 08:39, 22 June 2010 (UTC).

I can see what you're trying to do but it also comes with its problems, also {{43 most populous cities of Australia}} is rather bulky and duplicates the list we have. Bidgee (talk) 08:52, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
Indeed it is a little cumbersome, but other countries have similar templates (e.g. {{USLargestCities}}, {{USLargestMetros}}, {{42 most populous cities of Norway}}) and thought maybe Australia should have one as well. I suppose we could remove the population data since it is unnecessary Andyman14 (talk) 09:10, 22 June 2010 (UTC).

Nomination for deletion of Template:43 most populous cities of Australia[edit]

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This is the worldwide standard for junction lists. Please do not revert articles back to the Australian version. --Rschen7754 19:53, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

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Route guide for New Zealand State Highways[edit]

I have reverted your edits on New Zealand State Highway 94 for the following reasons:

  • New Zealand roads are not Australian roads.
  • It has been the consensus for New Zealand State Highways, motorways, and expressways to follow WP:ELG for route junction lists - all national state highways (1-8), motorways, expressways, and all North Island provincial State Highways conform to WP:ELG.
  • The name of the list is major junctions: by consensus, this is all state highway intersections, tourist route intersections, other intersections of note (e.g. Aotea Quay on SH 1, because of its connections to the interisland ferries), and major rivers.
  • Wikipedia is not a travel guide

As there is no consensus of the use of the Australian-style route guide, I have to conform to the current consensuses. If you wish to discuss this, please contact WikiProject New Zealand or WikiProject Highways. Thankyou Lcmortensen (mailbox) 04:16, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

To add to this, for all countries except for the UK, WP:RJL (the new name for WP:ELG) must be followed. RJL is a worldwide guideline. The Australian articles will eventually be converted over to RJL. --Rschen7754 04:21, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Re: Omakau and Ophir[edit]

Hi Andyman - I've moved the information on Omakau you added to the article on Ophir into a new article. If you're going to write about a different but related subject it's better to start a new article and to link the articles with blue links than to group the two things together into the same article! Grutness...wha? 02:42, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

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Photos of Christchurch heritage buildings[edit]

I'd like to draw your attention to a new article on historic places in Christchurch. On the article's talk page, there is a list of missing photos. Of the 320 items that are registered with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust in the geographic area of Christchurch (excluding Banks Peninsula), there are only 80 registrations that we haven't got photos of. If you have a camera and would like to contribute, have a look what needs doing. Please leave a note on the talk page if you managed to get some photos, or if you know your way around Wikimedia Commons, you could upload them directly (note that it's complicated and I recommend that you start by leaving a note if you've never uploaded to Commons before). Thanks for your consideration! Schwede66 05:29, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Southland District[edit]

Hi there. Good work on Template: Southland District, New Zealand. I'm wondering what criteria you used for inclusion of communities. I noticed one which was so obscure that I'd never even heard of it myself, while others I'd have thought more obviously suited for inclusion (ones with schools, halls etc.) didn't seem to make the grade. Cheers. Daveosaurus (talk) 06:55, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

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FYI the windspeeds were taken from the spreadsheet here by Cyclonebiskit since it is the most upto date source and the reports are only preliminary.Jason Rees (talk) 14:54, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

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Hey Andyman14

I'm sending you this because you've made quite a few edits to the template namespace in the past couple of months. If I've got this wrong, or if I haven't but you're not interested in my request, don't worry; this is the only notice I'm sending out on the subject :).

So, as you know (or should know - we sent out a centralnotice and several watchlist notices) we're planning to deploy the VisualEditor on Monday, 1 July, as the default editor. For those of us who prefer markup editing, fear not; we'll still be able to use the markup editor, which isn't going anywhere.

What's important here, though, is that the VisualEditor features an interactive template inspector; you click an icon on a template and it shows you the parameters, the contents of those fields, and human-readable parameter names, along with descriptions of what each parameter does. Personally, I find this pretty awesome, and from Monday it's going to be heavily used, since, as said, the VisualEditor will become the default.

The thing that generates the human-readable names and descriptions is a small JSON data structure, loaded through an extension called TemplateData. I'm reaching out to you in the hopes that you'd be willing and able to put some time into adding TemplateData to high-profile templates. It's pretty easy to understand (heck, if I can write it, anyone can) and you can find a guide here, along with a list of prominent templates, although I suspect we can all hazard a guess as to high-profile templates that would benefit from this. Hopefully you're willing to give it a try; the more TemplateData sections get added, the better the interface can be. If you run into any problems, drop a note on the Feedback page.

Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 21:21, 28 June 2013 (UTC)


It's great to see that you are amending population centres of electorates following the proposed electoral redistribution. Your edits would be even more useful if you included a reference with your additions. Schwede66 17:14, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Your edits to Fremantle Railway Line & Midland Railway Line[edit]

I suggest you look at List_of_old_Perth_railway_station_platform_arrangements#Midland_Line_permanent_platform_change, which is up to date. Platform 9 is now used for eastbound Fremantle to Midland trains; Platform 8 is for special events (football, showgrounds, etc); and Platform 7 continues to be for westbound Midland to Fremantle trains. Regards John beta (talk) 16:37, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

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Dominc 1982[edit]

Why did you remove the name Dominic from the list of names? I thought i could see why when i reverted your edit, but have since realized that the name was there all the time.Jason Rees (talk) 12:49, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Ah thats fair enough. However there have been several occasions in the past where a name has been used in one basin and retired and then used again but still remain retired. For example in the Atlantic, the name Edna was retired for 10 years initially, added back in and used after the ten years were up, re-retired permanently during the late 60s but managed to sneak on to the list for 1970.Jason Rees (talk) 14:00, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

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