User talk:ErgoSum88

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US Trucking Industry Project[edit]

I'm interested in creating content about trucking industry compensation in the US. The current section under Truck Driver labeled "Compensation/wages" is miserably inadequate. I am new to this, so it will take me a while to get rolling. Once I do, though, I'd like to create a more complete article for Truck Driver Compensation and several related articles.

For my first contribution, I am going to add lists so that users can input companies that fit specified compensation criteria (i.e., a list each for companies that use household goods miles, practical miles, hub miles, and hourly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Driverpatriot (talkcontribs) 00:18, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Not to rain on your parade, but lists are seen as the bane of wikipedia. They would rather you talk about a few companies and their techniques than have endless ever-growing lists of everything under the sun. You get the idea. That other stuff is a good idea though. But just realize the page "Truck Driver" is supposed to cover a world-wide perspective, not just the United States. Have you read some of the other pages that I've written? -- ErgoSumtalktrib 10:12, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your feedback. No lists. I can live with that. I am about to create a website which will feature a database of trucking jobs and hopefully I can crowd source content. Is it ok for me to link the url on Wikipedia (e.g., as a 'further reading' entry or something)?

I read the Trucking Industry page. That was yours I believe. I'm gonna try my hand right quick at typing an outline of the things I want to pursue in the long term. I welcome your feedback on that list as you probably have some idea for how the US trucking pages should eventually look.

PS - thanks for creating talk page for me

(Driverpatriot (talk) 08:49, 7 January 2012 (UTC))

One last thing. Do I need to ask or suggest or otherwise notify via discussion board my intent to revamp that Compensation/wages section?

Driverpatriot (talk) 16:49, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Normally I would but there isn't much activity at that article. Nobody really takes care of it, not even me, because it is such a mess anyway. But if you do something wrong, don't worry, it can be corrected with one click. You will not get in trouble for "good faith" edits even if they are against policy. --ErgoSumtalktrib 04:24, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Good deal. I will get to that pretty soon. Trying to set up a wikipedia of sorts for driver jobs. Check it out: www.driverpay.info Would love some feedback!

Driverpatriot (talk) 22:49, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Hawaii hotspot[edit]

I'm going to try and restart this old project, and your comments would be highly appreciated. Maybe we can finally push it through, now. Thanks =), ResMar 02:09, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

I will see what I can do. Damn, I thought you had given up! I haven't read the article lately I'm sure it has changed a lot since the last time we worked on it. -- ErgoSumtalktrib 03:49, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
I'll say; it's been 2 years. ResMar 20:50, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
What is 200
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