User talk:ChrisRuvolo/Archive/2007

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PNG crusade bot suggestion

Thanks for your suggestion. Most JPEGs have been compressed so far that a conversion to PNG would not decrease their file size, so the PNG crusade bot passes them by. Of the ones that do, because I am manually entering new file names, I usually review the image and add manually add the {{artifacts}} template where needed once the bot is done. But iould not be good to add this to all JPEGs without seeing if it is needed first, so the default is to leave it out. Thanks again for your suggestion! ---Remember the dot 19:56, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Third opinion

Quote or no quote box on the Robert Clarkson Clothier, can you take a peek in the history to see both versions? --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) 08:57, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Paulins Kill now a Featured Article

As of a few moments ago, Paulins Kill was promoted to Featured Article status. I just wanted to thank you for your contributions to and suggestions for improving the article over these past few months and that I appreciate your help in bringing this article to notice as a Featured Article. Once again, thank you, and keep up the good work. —ExplorerCDT 22:55, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Image:Flag of California.svg colors changed

The colors and font of the Flag of California.svg image on commons were recently changed by User:Zscout370. I didn't see any discussion anywhere, so I reverted it. Mike Dillon 17:42, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

I was fine with the modifications. Either way is fine with me. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 23:55, 13 January 2007 (UTC)


Hello, regarding Dan Nakagawa, I had retrieved the image from Wikipedia itself and assumed (incorrectly) there was no copyright violation when I compiled the gallery from the existing pictures. None of the images were uploaded by myself. The image had since been deleted. Also regarding the Eiffel Tower, it was a good faith mistake, it was an old file on the hard drive and was unaware it was available on the internet. Spanish is my first language, so sometimes I don't understand 100% the difference between the licenses. Thanks. Cäelevar 03:44, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Cäelevar, thanks for the clarification. Yes, it can be tricky dealing with these images. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 14:54, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
No problem. Nice to meet someone who's also interested in Japanese culture. Cäelevar 07:29, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Tunnel or underpass in NYC

Hi ChrisRuvolo, I'm currently trying to identify which tunnel or underpass in New York City this is. Is that the Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive? (Sorry, I've no idea, I'm just trying to nail down a description of the United Nations Plaza, NYC...) Or in case you don't know that exit, could you recommend any other user for that question? Thanks a lot in advance, Ibn Battuta 20:06, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi. Yes, that is a portion of the FDR Drive. I'm not sure if the tunnel/underpass section is named. It is more like a half-tunnel. When you drive through it, you can see out to the East River. Hope this helps. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 20:28, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
This caught my eye on my watchlist, and if I can tell from the picture, it's the covered portion of First Avenue (Manhattan) in front of the United Nations called the First Avenue Underpass that runs from 42nd to 47th Streets. The cars turning right in the picture are turning on to the 48th Street ramp to the Northbound FDR Drive. Alansohn 00:32, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
Ah, okay. You are looking on the west side of the UN plaza. I was looking on the east side, sorry. The Google aerial map doesn't show the entrance at 42nd St. (blocked by a building), but Microsoft Local shows it: [1] --ChrisRuvolo (t) 05:14, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Verona NJ Edit

I saw your edit to the Verona, NJ article. Regarding the name change to just "Township of Verona", this should be discussed in the talk page. Note that the official name of verona is the "township of the borough of Verona" as of the 1970s. Soccera2g 06:11, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Linux supports such and such architectures

Hi. It bothers me that you did not explain your reasoning when you reverted my edit to Linux kernel article. I would appreciate if you did that at the article's talk page. Thanks. 21:14, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Importance rating of Horace Mann School on WPNYC

Hey Chris, not too much to debate over, but I rated Horace Mann based on the rating for Talk:Stuyvesant High School, which is High. HM and Stuyvesant are generally considered equal schools in real life, so I would suggest that they be kept equal in importance on Wikipedia too. Any thoughts? --Fbv65edel / ☑t / ☛c || 02:05, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi, I rated Mann at mid-level for WPNYC due to the fact that it is a private school. IMO, Stuyvesant is more important to WPNYC since it is public, at top-tier ranking, and its original building is on the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission list of designated landmarks. [2] Both schools do rank high-importance on the WikiProject Schools grading scheme, and I would endorse that ranking as the one that should be equal. If you disagree with my reasoning, feel free to change it. Just consider what else is in the Category:High-importance New York City articles, and whether Mann fits with that level of importance to WPNYC. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 04:47, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
All righty, I can understand that. I suppose the Schools rating is more relevant than the NYC rating. See you around. --Fbv65edel / ☑t / ☛c || 04:49, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

U.S. County and maps

I set the New Jersey images to a smaller size. Thanks for noticing. /Timneu22 22:57, 26 February 2007 (UTC)


I see you added a reference to the Histpop template on the U.S. County infobox template page. I like that histpop template much more than the "Population by decade" template, but it isn't very easy to maintain because of its variable usage, and also because there isn't a "pre" section on the Template page to make copying/pasting easier. Do you want to look at tweaking the "Population by decade" template to have the look and feel of Histpop? /Timneu22 11:38, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

I think {{USCensusPop}} should meet those needs better. I'd suggest {{population by decade}} be deprecated and users encouraged to move to {{USCensusPop}}. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 15:55, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for adding estimate/estimateyear to USCensusPop. I updated the template even further to include those two variables in the "pre" section so people know about them. /Timneu22 17:08, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

It's done!!

There are no longer any U.S. articles that use {{Histpop}}! All articles have been switched to {{USCensusPop}}. /Timneu22 01:33, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Cool, good work. I've also added U.S. Census data for all of the New Jersey counties. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 05:42, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Histpop and general thanks

Chris, I apologize for not getting back to you earlier with my heartfelt appreciation for your kind comments at what was a very frustrating time for me. It was greatly appreciated and meant a great deal to me coming from you. After I started on Wikipedia, you were one of the people who I followed into the wonderful world of New Jersey, and it is truly remarkable how much has been accomplished on all fronts. I know you were away from Wikipedia for a while, and its great to see you back editing, cleaning up after vandals and making articles better. I had thought that the HistPop template was a great step forward, but the USCensusPop is even simpler. Thanks again for your comments, but most importantly for your great work! Alansohn 18:46, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Wyckoff, New Jersey and USCensusPop

I don't know if "unsourced" is accurate, but the question is legitimate. Is Wyckoff a separate municipality from Franklin Township, or is it a new name for a township that has existed previously. The source I have uses "replaced" to describe Wyckoff succeeding Franklin Township, but on the same page states that Woodcliff Lake "replaced" Woodcliff in 1910. Any thoughts. At a minimum, I would say retain the 1920 data for Wyckoff and note that it was as Franklin Township. I've made it through all of Atlantic and Bergen counties so far with USCensuspop. Alansohn 19:37, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Part of the problem is that in 1920, Franklin Township also included the current territory of Franklin Lakes, which is not small. If there was no territory change, I would say keep it. Since there was a territory change, and there is no specification as to how the number was reached, I say it should not be listed. Also, unless I am mistaken, the source that is being used lists 1930-1990 population levels. I'm not sure where this 1920 number comes from, and it conflicts with the data from here [3] (article showed 1071, chart shows 1288). Note that I don't fully trust this PDF for older data. It shows records for years that municipalities did not exist yet. It is not clear how this is tabulated. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 20:03, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
There are issues with a number of municipalities that came into existence in the 20th century, especially Paramus, New Jersey (from Midland Township, now Rochelle Park, New Jersey) and Mahwah, New Jersey) where these quirks exist. The USCensuspop has a footnote function which has already been used in county data, when chunks were broken off to new counties. The underlying question is where did both sources get their data from at the Census Bureau? I've never been able to find that or see if they explain municipality changes in any meaningful way. Alansohn 20:12, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
For the county data, it was clear that it was based upon the county borders at the time of the census. Likewise for the 1930-1990 municipal data. We should use the footnote feature in those cases. For the Bergen County 1900-1920 data, that is not clear. IMO that data should only be included if there was no significant teritory change between that census year and 1930. Agreed, it would be good to go back to the Census bureau as the primary source, but I don't know where to get that historical data. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 21:51, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Population oddity

Many municipalities in New Jersey have a classic S-shaped growth curve; fast growth, followed by leveling off and then sometimes a small decline. See New Hanover Township, New Jersey for an example of a municipality where population soared in the 50s and 60s and then plummeted in the 80s and 90s. Wrightstown, New Jersey was created from New Hanover in 1918, and there were some transfers to Wrightstown in 1951 and 1957, but the population of Wrightstown wouldn't account for the changes. Any other sources we can check? Any thoughts? Alansohn 16:29, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

  • To answer my own question. I called the borough clerk and asked the question. Portions of Fort Dix are in the township and military personnel stationed on the base within New Hanover Township are counted as residents. Changes in personnel in the 70s and 80s account for the huge drop in the census data. An interesting case. Alansohn 16:35, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

USCensusPop in New Jersey

I had started going through by county and adding details, I will finish Camden County in the next few minutes. I see you're going through Passaic. Do you want to divvy up the rest? Alansohn 22:19, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Sure. Lets work from opposite ends and meet in the middle. I think you are going down the counties alphabetically. I'll go up from Warren. BTW, already got Hudson and the top 31 municipalities at List of municipalities in New Jersey (by population). --ChrisRuvolo (t) 23:10, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
Have we officially met in the middle yet? Alansohn 02:41, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
I think so. Only thing left is the CDPs that are not on that list. For those, I only have 1990 and 2000 data from the Census Bureau FactFinder. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 02:59, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Titusville, New Jersey

The user who created it has a short and mildly curious history. I'd suggest contacting the user, but there's no recent edit history. The article was created in 2005, seemingly out of whole cloth. The ZIP Code 08560 ZCTA has a population of 3,468, so that's not it. It is part of Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey see this link for a great utility to confirm that, but it's definitely not a CDP, at least as of the 2000 Census. I'm inclined to say that we should remove all of the "census" data, and just leave it as an unincorporated area. Good catch! Alansohn 01:52, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

moved to Talk:Titusville, New Jersey

Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act

The state website had a more definitive last of municipalities included under the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act. See that page for the update, which removed over a dozen communities that are NOT under the Act's mandates. See the source provided for details. Thanks for the work on this task. We're making substantial progress on the New Jersey municipality articles! Alansohn 16:29, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

moved to Talk:Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act

Newark Basin

Hello, ChrisRuvolo. I've added a small section on the Newark Basin to the Geography of New Jersey article, as well as a link to the more geologically in-depth article on the Newark Basin. Thanks for the invite. Let me know if there's anything else. CrankyScorpion 09:01, 24 March, 2007 (UTC)

Help needed at Plymouth Colony

I noticed that you had done some work at History of New Jersey that had resulted in that article receiving featured status. I have been a principal editor at Plymouth Colony, and seeing as both articles are part of American History, I thought perhaps you might have some interest in hlping to improve that article. The article is up for featured article candidacy and several reviewers have requested that I recruit some other editors to look over the article and make additional changes. I would appreciate if, in your free time, you could look it over, make any changes as you see fit, and also make any comments you would like on the WP:FAC nomination. Thanks alot, and happy editing!--Jayron32|talk|contribs 16:21, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Multi-column support

Before proclaiming victory, it looks like it works only in Firefox, not on IE. I tried Bergen County, New Jersey using both browsers and saw a single column using IE. Alansohn 13:46, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Bah. IE6 or IE7? --ChrisRuvolo (t) 19:58, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
IE6 doesn't seem to support columns in this manner. Alansohn 20:00, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, my hope was that IE7 does, but I'm unsure. At least if IE7 does support it (now or in the future), only the reflist template will need to be changed. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 20:05, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Regarding Image:POV-Ray-Dodecahedron.svg

I have uploaded a version of the said image, but without Gaussian Blur, which seems to have solved the rendering problems, (See your demonstration on the talk page. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by DTR (talkcontribs) 19:10, 11 May 2007 (UTC).

Looks good, thanks. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 02:56, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

== RB==

No, I'm not. As a matter of fact, I never heard of him until Royce Brook. Sorry for the edits, it was more of my little joke. WOn't happen again. --SurfingMaui540 11:10, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

In case you're curious, LtWinters is the same user as Surfing. here's an instance where Lt made an edit as Surfing (agreeing with himself, I might add), and then changed the signature to Lt. Parsecboy 01:05, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (Image:BART logo.png)

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Replaced by a SVG version. Okay to delete, but please keep the talk page if possible. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 19:28, 20 May 2007 (UTC)


I have now converted the following Images to SVGs:

I would be happy to move the images to the Commons, but I have no idea how to. Any advice/help would be appreciated. --Dave the Rave (DTR) 20:53, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Great stuff, thanks for this. To upload to commons, create a login at , and upload the files there in the same way you did here. All of the WikiMedia projects pull image files from there. Then the images on the English wiki can be marked {{subst:ncd}} if the commons ones have the same filename. If they have different filenames, use {{subst:ncd|Image:Filename.ext}}. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 20:22, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Ramapough Indians

Are you still interested in this article? It's been taken over by an unabashed POV warrior. I think an RFC is needed. Would appreciate your taking a look if you feel inclined.Verklempt 00:01, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

replied at Talk:Ramapough Mountain Indians

Thanks for your support and guidance Chris!


Re:POV-Ray SVGs (again)

Commons-barnstarW.png The Commons Ambassador Barnstar
I'd like to award this barnstar to ChrisRuvolo for helping me with the first Image I uploaded to Wikipedia, giving me ideas for more images, generally being a nice guy, and, most of all, helping me move these images to the Commons. At the time of writing, the move is in progress. Dave the Rave (DTR)talk 20:50, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

UPDATE: All images are uploaded to the Commons.

Thank you kindly. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 17:53, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Chase Line.png

Hi - I see you've requested that this image is converted to SVG format. Do you know of any conversion software that can do this - either from the current PNG, or from the original Microstation DGN format (which can be exported as an AutoCad file if necessary)? I suspect it would be easier from Microstation or AutoCad, as these are vector based rather than the PNG raster based. I did find some Microstation to SVG software once, but as it costs over $500, I wasn't going to buy it!

The same conversion can also be said of the other railway maps I created - see User:Tivedshambo/Gallery#Diagrammatic railway maps – Tivedshambo (talk) 15:41, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't have any info on Microstation DGN to SVG conversion other than what I can google up in a minute or two. Converting from PNG automatically is not really feasible. It would probably be more reliable to reconstruct the route maps in Inkscape. One possibility you may want to consider is printing/exporting the DGN to postscript. Then the postscript can be converted to SVG with a tool like pstoedit (there are others out there, but that is the one I've been using). I hope this is helpful. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 17:53, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

NJTransit Train maps

Nice work on the route guides for the Bergen Line and Main Line. These will work well to provide a visual guide to the lines and their stations. New Jersey seems to be coming along well, at least on Wikipedia. Alansohn 18:35, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. I saw one of those templates on a UK rail line and thought I'd give it a try here. I've not been able to contribute much recently (new job), but apparently pages are not suffering since you've been patrolling a wide swatch of pages. And you still find time to make improvements. I don't know how you do it. :) --ChrisRuvolo (t) 20:37, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
I try to squeeze in an edit or two when I can. With over 9,000 articles on my watch list, including most New Jersey-related articles, I can try to keep articles in check. Whatever you can do to improve articles will only add to the effort. Good luck with the new spot! Alansohn 20:42, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:NBC logo.svg listed for deletion

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, Image:NBC logo.svg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. -N 01:31, 3 July 2007 (UTC) -N 01:31, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Chris Ruvolo I know you the owner of symantec logo please i need a favor from you, please i need that logo in spanish wikipedia if you can upload it PLEASE... If you cannot don't worry just let me know Ok Thanks--Hjncfkdnmhbjk 07:08, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi. I don't own the image copyright and I don't have an account on the spanish wikipedia. You can download the SVG and upload it to the spanish wikipedia yourself without a problem. Use this link to download. Cheers. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 20:04, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Chris Ruvolo thanks for your help and your message if you need me am here--Hjncfkdnmhbjk 02:32, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

But one thing more just teach me how I can upload because i don't know--Hjncfkdnmhbjk 03:06, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

For English, use Special:Upload. For the Spanish Wikipedia, try this link. However, it seems to say that images should all be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. That would prevent the use of this logo, since it is not free content, but is rather used under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. So it looks like this image is not acceptable to the Spanish Wikipedia. Sorry. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 03:42, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation

Hey Chris! The changes you made, I have the documentation proving it if you would like a copy. I got it from the Dept of Interior under the Freedom of Information Act. It is stated as you see it on the doc. ACR3031 is the NJ Legislation from 1980 that recognizes the Ramapough as an Indian tribe. Thanks!



I posted the supporting docs here.

Ramapoughnative1 13:45, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

replied at: Talk:Ramapough Mountain Indians#BIA info under the FOIA

Hi Chris! I'm out of the hospital now. I picked up a virus while I was on a business trip in Europe last year. I had to go the hospital for a lung infection. Hpoefully, they have it fixed. I mad the changes you suggested and added the reference from the CD. Thanks so much for your help. I have much more info to add, eventually as I go through all the CD's.


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nj cotw

is the nj cotw back? --ZeWrestler Talk 22:43, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Not that I know of. It seemed to languish when the New Jersey Geography page didn't make any progress for a while. Feel free to revive it via Wikipedia:WikiProject New Jersey/NJCOTW. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 18:55, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
I unfortunately don't have the time to revive it. I ask, because I saw a change by you adding the banner. I was planning to nominate the article for regular COTW and get project nj to support it. --ZeWrestler Talk 21:53, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

I've nominated Geography of NJ for the article improvement drive. Support would be great for it. --ZeWrestler Talk 03:27, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Thank you

Your comment here

Thank you for your advice concerning SVG editing. I am always pleasantly surprised when someone offers constructive advice, and I was pleased that you took the time to do so. Kind regards, Anameofmyveryown 00:29, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Ramapough Lenape Indian page

Hi Chris, I'm still getting vandalized after you have warned him [bman11091] against it. What is my next step to have him banned from editing? Thanks!

Ramapoughnative1 00:23, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Once again, thanks Chris. I read his reference and it says he needs permission to use it. I appreciate everything you have done. I owe you a few beers... where do I send them? :) Ramapoughnative1 00:50, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Isn't this a neutral site? That information was valid and If you would like I'll use some other sources. I'm not vandalizing, just tell me what to do and I'll do it. I don't need to be warned. I think by looking at this this user's username its clear why he wouldn't want that information there. I'm not trying to be offensive but I think neutral is the good and the bad, not just the good. -bman11091

Bman, please see the following pages for the policy behind the removal of this information: Wikipedia:Libel, Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons, Wikipedia:Verifiability, Wikipedia:Reliable sources. The claim that the RMI are inbred violates all of these policies. That you are quoting a supposed reproduction of the pre-civil-rights era Eugenics Quarterly (December 1957), which references a 1938 article in The New Yorker does not back up this claim, as this is not a reliable source. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 12:12, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Sorry to inform you Chris but he's still at it..someone has already undone his edits. Ramapoughnative1 18:33, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

I think the next step is alerting an admin at WP:ANB. A statement from you that he is posting things that violate WP:LIBEL should have some weight. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 11:55, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Chris and Duk! Ramapoughnative1 17:13, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

New Jersey maps

I agree with you 100% about getting rid of the New Jersey maps; they're too big, they're not relevant and they provide no context in these article. I would suggest keeping the county maps for Hudson until we can come up with better maps for each municipality. It's always good to see you back in the old neighborhood, even if it's just to edit. Alansohn 04:13, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Good point. At your suggestion, I made municipal-specific highlighted outline maps and put them up on commons. There is now one in each Hudson County municipal article. These are not as useful as the maps made by JimIrwin (t c), but they are at least specific to the municipality. Cheers. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 13:53, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
  • The New Jersey maps, and all the manipulations to try to make them "fit", just never worked. I tried to allow some time to see if they would grow on me. They did, sort of like a gungus, which is not a good thing. Thanks for grabbing this bull and reinserting the older maps. Do we know how to have Jim Irwin-style maps for Hudson (and the few other counties) made up? Alansohn 14:11, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
    • Haha, I agree, they are not appropriate for general use. Jim posted a description of how he generated the maps at User:JimIrwin/Lineage of place maps. He used commercial GIS software. I'm not familiar with the software available, so there may be some free alternative that would provide equivalent functionality. That could be explored, or perhaps we could ask Jim to spend some time and generate additional maps. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 14:50, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

You helped choose Geography of New Jersey as this week's WP:ACID winner

Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
This week Geography of New Jersey was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help.

Zginder 12:57, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

RE:Brands of the World

Hi Chris, I was wondering on how you converted the EPS's on brands of the world, to SVG's. I have tried using pstoedit (by the way i'm running Ubuntu Linux) but can't seem to get the library for SVGs working. Could you offer me help on how to do this. BTW i've left a note on your Wiki Commons Page :-). Thanks in advance. > Rugby471 talk 17:36, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Hi. pstoedit has a plugin system, so be sure you get the plot-svg plugin. On Ubuntu, this is in the libpstoedit0c2a package.[4] Then you can use a command line like this to perform the conversion:
pstoedit -f plot-svg inputfile.eps outputfile.svg
Also, check out the pstoedit options for color and text options, they may be helpful to limit later hand-tuning in a tool like Inkscape, but this varies based on the postscript used. I hope this is helpful. Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 14:33, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for that Chris ! > Rugby471 talk 15:51, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Mcmcmill2's comments

An editor has asked for a deletion review of PAGE_NAME. Since you closed the deletion discussion for this article or speedy-deleted it, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Mcmcmill2 14:51, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

I think this was referring to Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2007 September 27. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 13:25, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation

Afternoon Chris. If the Brothertown Indian Nation website has the geneology info posted that proves we are related (the are also Lenape), how can this be POV, this is fact?

Ramapoughnative 17:07, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

New Jersey maps being replaced by bot

A series of new maps for all places in New Jersey is being uploaded and replacing previous maps, including many that had been created by User:JimIrwin. I have left a note with User:Arkyan, the creator of these new maps, to express my concerns, noting that the older maps provide far more details and context, among other issues. I wanted to let you know what's going on and solicit your input on this situation. Alansohn 03:13, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. I opened a discussion at WT:NJ#Problematic new maps. Lets talk more there. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 16:44, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Robbinsville, New Jersey

While you've seen Robbinsville Township, New Jersey, there is an outstanding issue regarding "Robbinsville, New Jersey", a neighborhood within the township from which the new name comes from. In an effort to prevent any confusion with the township article, the old article has been renamed Robbinsville CDP, New Jersey, which would be great if it were a census-designated place. We should find a way to uniquely name the article, and your comments can be added on the issue at [[ Talk:Robbinsville CDP, New Jersey. Alansohn 14:29, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

McIntosh Labs

Hi, are you sure your approach to the image sizing leads to a better result? I did the static sizing so the image lines up better with the infobox above (which is static). I don't really care if you want to leave it as is, but from a layout perspective, a single width for that column of images and info box looks better to my eye. Bruno23 19:46, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

The infobox is not staticly sized. It varies depending on the size of the font being used. I guess whether the image size is better or worse depends on your preference, but thats what the user settings are for. See Help:Preferences#Files, where it says the following. Cheers. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 20:01, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
the default thumbnail width can be set in the preferences; this can be overridden by an image width specified in the image tag; the latter is typically not advisable, in order to respect the users' preferences.
Thanks for the fine points here. I guess that's one downside of having too much flexibility in layout, but hey, it make it all more fun. Bruno23 20:19, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

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11th New York Infantry Regiment

Chris, thanks for the catch on the importance of the article. I copied the template from another article and forgot to change that. Regards, Daysleeper47 (talk) 17:09, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

ny dialect

Thanks Chris for adding the page to the NYC project.mnewmanqc (talk) 17:29, 10 December 2007 (UTC)