User talk:Calliopejen1

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I am new to (attempting, all attempts have failed) creating Wikipedia pages. Why would you leave me a message at the same time you deleted my page, rather than before doing so? It does not give me an opportunity to do anything about it such as update or submit the page. --DarrenShultz (talk) 17:20, 5 July 2015 (UTC)


You're good with excel. Any chance you could use this to generate stubs for all of the Corregimientos of Panama? I asked Acorterion to import this from Spanish wiki.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:51, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Dr. Blofeld, I'll work on this. It may take a little while -- check back with me in a week or so if I haven't replied. Calliopejen1 (talk) 17:06, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
tThe best way I think would be to put on excel and then get a set format like xxx is a village and corregimiento of xxx Province, Panama. As of 2010 it had a population of ddd, and covered an area of xxxx km2. Then simply start them all feeding off the common data. That could be done fairly quickly I think!♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:22, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Dr. Blofeld, The problem is that there isn't a one fact per column format so it will take some manual reformatting to get to a good starting point. And then there are inconsistencies in the data e.g. some have historical population data and some do not, some have provinces and some have comarcas, etc etc. I can get there but it will take a bit of doing. Calliopejen1 (talk) 17:49, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Dr. Blofeld, I've made a good start. What categories should each of the corregimientos be filed under? Corregimientos of X (either Panama, District, or Province), and that's enough? Should Category:Corregimientos of Panama be broken down by province or district? FYI, there are 631 corregimientos, ~69 districts, and 12 provinces/comarcas. Calliopejen1 (talk) 00:37, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Dr. Blofeld -- for your review, a few samples! User:Calliopejen1/Panama QC. Calliopejen1 (talk) 01:27, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Perfect! I think Category:Corregimientos of xxx Province would work better and then a Category:Populated places by district. I think ones like Miramar, Bocas del Toro should be restarted. We seem to have provincial templates for the corregs anyway.♦ Dr. Blofeld 07:55, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Dr. Blofeld -- The first 100 articles are one after the other at User:Calliopejen1/Panama QC. Let me know when you're finished with them so I can put up the next batch for you (it's too big a page size to save all at once). Or let me know if you'd prefer me to send you the Excel file, or whatever. You'll have to start categories (and maybe some navboxes) as you go. Calliopejen1 (talk) 16:49, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Oh and about the ones that exist currently, some of them are better than what I've got, and some are worse. Most at least have coordinates for the places, which my articles don't have. And be careful with the two comarcas that are at the corregimiento level -- Kuna de Wargandí and Kuna de Madungandí. Calliopejen1 (talk) 16:51, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
That's great, thanks, will start when I have more energy!♦ Dr. Blofeld 06:58, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Dr. Blofeld -- Cool. I see you've done a few. Based on your work, I just redid the articles to include the panama-geo-stub template. I was also thinking of eliminating latm/lats/latNS/longm/longs/longEW (currently blank rows) from the infobox because I normally just use decimal cords pulled from Google maps. Thoughts? I think you'll be doing most of these, and not sure what your standard operating procedure is. Calliopejen1 (talk) 20:23, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. Well you could add {coord missing|Panama} and Anome will take care of that later I suppose. Keep the parameters as they are, I never use decimal in infoboxes. Next month I won't have so many entries for the Intertrans project so I should be able to focus more on that.♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:48, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Dr. Blofeld -- Done. BTW before we start on Panama province, we'll need to sort out those entries between Panama and Panama Oeste (a new province that was created after the last census -- see es:Provincia de Panamá Oeste). I'm also looking into whether there's an easy way for me to include interwiki links in my generic articles... will keep you posted. Calliopejen1 (talk) 21:17, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for creating a few of them!♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:34, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

First batch done. Can you check Kuna de Wargandí, doesn't seem right. It's an independent comarca/province. Is there another one of the same name in Darien Province? Should be separate I'd guess, can you sort it out?♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:34, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Dr. Blofeld -- I added a new batch for you. Kuna de Wargandí is actually right -- there are three comarcas that are province-level, and two that are corregimiento-level inside other provinces (including Kuna de Wargandí). Calliopejen1 (talk) 16:37, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Sorry I've been rather sidetracked, will try to get the Panama ones finished this week. Finished the last lot, but there still seems to be a missing one in Template:Panama Province . Where are we now, about half way?♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:44, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
I don't think that's actually a corregimiento. See the Spanish article -- the city (the capital) is a district, and its subdivisions are corregimientos. I think that it's included in the template because it's the capital, not because it's a corregimiento. That happened to me once in Panama Oeste Province. We may want to redirect the link in the template to a combined city/district article like has done. We're about 60% done I think -- I'll put some more up a bit later. Calliopejen1 (talk) 18:55, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
Dr. Blofeld -- New batch ready for creation! Calliopejen1 (talk) 17:27, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
Will continue tomorrow, just making a start on sorting out the French building stubs. Considering how many departments rather a large task!♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:39, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Thine Antique Pen created the last batch, next lot :-)♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:31, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Dr. Blofeld, Thine Antique Pen -- just posted a new batch. For these, it looks like we are currently missing the comarca (=province) templates, the articles on many or all districts, and the categories. So that should probably be sorted before or at the same time as posting these articles! Calliopejen1 (talk) 18:07, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

CAFAM edit-a-thon canceled[edit]

Just wanted to be sure everyone saw the message on this. The Craft and Folk Art Museum canceled due to some issues with their WIFi that we weren't able to get around. I'll try to work something up for July. Sorry about that! At least it's a lovely, sunny day—hope you enjoy it! StaceyEOB (talk) 16:35, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

5th Annual Wiknic[edit]

5th Annual Wiknic (Saturday, July 11, 2015, ~9:30am-4pm)
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Edit summaries, etc[edit]

Please use edit summaries. They are helpful, especially where you are deleting without explanation. Here, what you deleted made sense to retain -- as this is also the indicated person's nickname. Thanks. --Epeefleche (talk) 04:42, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Co-op Pilot Results & Mentoring[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Construction methods for private pools[edit]

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The Signpost: 24 June 2015[edit]

Hi. I'm probably in the dummies category but I'm doing my best to edit an article on the First Robot Olympics that took place in Glasgow in 1990 (it's in Guinness book of records etc etc). I started the piece a year ago and put in a lot of work a year ago to get an initial draft and was then waiting for input from others to contribute. Then, after six months I was told if it didn't get completed it would get deleted. I requested it to get put back but when it was all the content had disappeared. Bit demoralised. You just sent a message saying that by now empty document will be deleted. Please, please, if there is any way of getting back the original document I promise to get it finished quickly and to get input from the dozens of robot builders (US, Japan, Russia, India .....) who competed at the time. Any help, guidance etc would be GREATLY appreciated. Many thanks, Peter MowforthPetermowforth (talk) 09:10, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 01 July 2015[edit]