User talk:DeFaultRyan/Archives/2008/September

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Your assessment to SR-93

I was hoping for B-class for at least SR-93, the route is so short you can see from one end to the other; I'm shamelessly fishing for higher assessments because we and MSHP are in a bit of a challenge to see where we can get to in the standings. However, you have your reasons for assessing so if you want to keep it at C that's okay too :) CL — 00:26, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

I think it's borderline. I think a map would kick it up to B, or failing that, a good picture. I wouldn't worry too much about the race. We just picked up another FA and a GA, we reclassified Logan Canyon Scenic Byway and Nebo Loop Scenic Byway as 'Redirect-class', so they no longer count as stubs, and a whole slew of starts have gone to C. Right now, it's not terribly close - we're ahead 3.846 to 3.884 (MI would need to make up 9 work units to catch up). DeFaultRyan (talk) 01:56, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Well, in that case, hurrah! Face-grin.svg In all seriousness, I just want to see myself contribute to at least some B-class articles rather than just do C-class, but I understand your reasoning and I'll request a map and see what else I can do. You need to teach me how to figure out the numbers of the projects so I don't have to wait for Keiryn to update the list :) CL — 02:02, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Check out the list, I just updated the whole table. By the way, the calculations are pretty simple. You take 0 points for FA, 1 point for A, 2 for GA, and so on down to 6 points for a stub, and total them for the ω value. Divide that by the number of articles you just counted to get the Ω value. Note that List, Cat, FL, and other article classes don't enter into the calculation - just FA, A, GA, B, C, Start, Stub. DeFaultRyan (talk) 20:31, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Already saw the list; it feels good to see us on the top of the list finally (I thought the day would never come); thanks for the tip on how to calculate everything and here's to UTSH Face-grin.svg - CL — 20:38, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Like I said, it's still a fairly slim lead. If Michigan bumped 9 articles up a step each, they'd catch us. I bet with this new list, they'll push even harder. It'll be a challenge to stay ahead and fill out our completion list at the same time. I'm thinking about downloading some sort of GIS software so that I can create maps. I might also take some photos. Maybe that will help us move some of those C's to B's. DeFaultRyan (talk) 20:47, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
So basically, any new C-class articles we create will bump down our stats, right? CL — 20:50, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Technically, yes, but not enough to worry about. At the moment, each C-class article we add will raise our score by about 0.001, or approximately 1/40th the gap between UT and MI. Adding starts and stubs will hurt a little more (0.007 and 0.013 each, respectively), but as long as we can get them up to at least C quickly, we'll be fine, especially as we continue to promote our C's to B's. DeFaultRyan (talk) 21:22, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

I hope you don't mind me putting this here instead of a new section header. Anyway, while Google Maps and some signs refer to 104th/106th S. as So Jo Parkway, should we? Most other signs call them by their numerical names and I'm assuming people in the area do too. I won't revert it because I want to see what you think on the manner (this is the second time "South Jordan Parkway" has come up on the article) - CL — 23:27, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Sort of feels like a gray area, as far as deciding between 104th/106th and the parkway. If I recall, the parkway designation is relatively recent, so it may still be making its way into widespread common usage. I've also noticed quite a few business and office listings having their street address on "South Jordan Parkway". It seems that businesses and government entities are using that designation more and more. DeFaultRyan (talk) 23:34, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps a compromise, "sometimes known as South Jordan Parkway" - CL — 23:38, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. :) DeFaultRyan (talk) 00:08, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

SR-93 has obtained a map. What say you? CL — 04:35, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

I moved it up to B. Interestingly though, the map shows that the west half of the route is in North Salt Lake, but the article says it's completely within Woods Cross. Perhaps you should check the data and make sure the Woods Cross statement is correct. DeFaultRyan (talk) 16:20, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I noticed that too. I'll check it out when I have time. CL — 21:45, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

By the way, could you figure out the Ω and ω for USRD as a whole? I tried but I'm pretty sure my result wasn't correct. CL — 22:16, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Here's what I've got, based on the main assessment page, post NY-removal: FA=13, A=11, GA=73, B=808, C=373, Start=2507, Stub=6115. This gives totals of 9900 articles, ω=53298, and Ω=5.384. Also updated the main state stats page.
Thanks :) CL — 23:55, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Request for Rollback

Hi! I've grsnted your request. Please remember to use the tool only for clear vandalism. Please see WP:RBK for more or feel free to ask me! Pedro :  Chat  15:56, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. One quick question - Category:Start-class articles was vandalized yesterday by 2 or 3 different IP addresses in succession. Would the rollback feature have allowed me to rollback all three edits by different users to the last known good revision? DeFaultRyan (talk) 15:59, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
No. Rollback reverts all edits by the last editor. So, for an example, if an IP made one good edit and then the same IP made a bad edit rollback would revert all edits. If an IP made a bad edit and then another editor made a good edit rollback would be no use as you can only rollback the last edit. In addition rollback only reverts on the page you're viewing - e.g. if an IP vandalises three articles each has to be rolled back sperately. Hope that helps. Pedro :  Chat  16:03, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Re: Control cities

I used Google Maps Street View. Surprisingly they have coverage up there. However when there isn't Street View I usually just guess what the control cities are using common sense, so an interchange in Beaver will have the cities of St. George and Salt Lake. CL — 22:47, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Ryan!

Wow... You are a bigger Wikipediest than I, more than anyone I've ever met. Yes, I started the article on the SLSW. I hope you wouldn't mind contributing to it: There's always more to do.

It's so good to hear from you via Wikipedia. Take care, and we'll see you later.

--AdjustablePliers (talk) 15:10, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Image Request

You had mentioned that you get to the area of Adams Avenue Parkway about once a week if I recall, could you possibly snap Adams Avenue Parkway as well as Utah State Route 103 near HAFB? Thanks! --Admrboltz (talk) 00:40, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

I can give it a try. I don't ever actually get on the parkway, I'm just often in the area (by Hill AFB). Perhaps a picture of the south end will do for now? DeFaultRyan (talk) 06:25, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
That works for me :) --Admrboltz (talk) 21:57, 27 September 2008 (UTC)