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US 25[edit]

Just a heads up, the ACR closed tonight, and it's at FAC now, if you're interested. Imzadi 1979  02:26, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Ontario Highway 63[edit]

Just to let you know I reviewed Ontario Highway 63 at GAN and put the article on hold for fixes to be made. The review is here. Dough4872 04:53, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Talk:E. C. Row Expressway/GA1[edit]

Floydian, the bot for the GA process didn't post a notice to your talk page—as it is supposed to—when the GA review was put on hold back on February 2. This is to let you know that the nomination has been reviewed and is on hold awaiting your response and edits. Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:33, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for March 21[edit]

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Ontario Highway 407[edit]

Hello Floydian, as the resident Ontario Highway Guru, I'd like your opinion on something. Mid last year I took File:Ontario Highway 407 Construction at Harmony Road.JPG, and I wasn't sure if or where it should go in the article (I was thinking in the future section, but it's pretty crowded with the infobox, bridge construction picture, and map). Thoughts? --kelapstick(bainuu) 22:20, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Hmmm... that section is pretty crowded, but you've got a very nice picture there. The article will be getting a significant reorganizing in the next few months. For now it seems the ideal place would be replacing the picture of the entrance sign. - Floydian τ ¢ 23:00, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
Sounds good, I have gone ahead and replaced it. If it gets reverted, I will just wait until the article gets restructured as you say is going to happen. I was fortunate to see that while flying from Thunder Bay to Billy Bishop Airport, and thought it would be a good one to have. We don't often get aerial photos of major highway construction, nice to have on record. The quality isn't fantastic, but not bad for a phone through a window. Thanks, --kelapstick(bainuu) 23:07, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Three years ago ...
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articles which have blossomed
... you were recipient
no. 804 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:09, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

I can't help but change the image to the precious! :) - Floydian τ ¢ 05:49, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:CollapsedShell[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:CollapsedShell has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Izno (talk) 14:39, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

ANI[edit]

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Ali[edit]

This is trolling. Do it again and you'll be blocked. --John (talk) 14:46, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ontario Highway 412[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Ontario Highway 412[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Ontario Highway 412[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Southcentral Ontario[edit]

A tag has been placed on Southcentral Ontario requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

Inappropriate redirect, central Ontario and southcentral Ontario not the same area

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Highway 400/69[edit]

Earlier today, an IP editor tried to update the exit list table on Ontario Highway 400 to reflect the fact that the interchange at Ontario Highway 64 is now open — however, their edits borked the table (specifically, by breaking the "location" links to French River and Unorganized North Sudbury District), and had to be reverted because I don't know how to fix them. Since you're much more the expert in the coding for those tables than I am, I was wondering if you could update the table properly. Thanks. Bearcat (talk) 22:42, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

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TFL notification[edit]

Hi, Floydian. I'm just posting to let you know that 400-series highways – a list that you have been heavily involved with – has been chosen to appear on the Main Page as Today's featured list for September 19. The TFL blurb can be seen here. If you have any thoughts on the selection, please post them on my talk page or at TFL talk. Regards, Giants2008 (Talk) 20:23, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Floydian, I just came back from a break and saw your post at TFL talk. I can certainly replace the list if you'd like, keeping it in reserve for next year. Unfortunately, we can't run it on July 1 as you had wanted, because that day is a Saturday and TFL only runs on Tuesdays and Fridays. We can run it the day before (June 30) if you want. Let me know if this is all right for you, and I'll schedule something else for the 19th when I have time. Giants2008 (Talk) 15:19, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

@Giants2008: June 30th would work for me. One day off is close enough. - Floydian τ ¢ 02:05, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Okay, I've finished replacing the list. I'll do my best to remember the date for next year. Giants2008 (Talk) 02:17, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

FAC voluntary mentoring scheme[edit]

During a recent lengthy discussion on the WP:FAC talkpage, several ideas were put forward as to how this procedure could be improved, particularly in making it more user-friendly towards first-time nominees. The promotion rate for first-timers at FAC is depressingly low – around 16 percent – which is a cause for concern. To help remedy this, Mike Christie and I, with the co-operation of the FAC coordinators, have devised a voluntary mentoring scheme, in which newcomers will guided by more experienced editors through the stages of preparation and submission of their articles. The general format of the scheme is explained in more detail on Wikipedia: Mentoring for FAC, which also includes a list of editors who have indicated that they are prepared to act as mentors.

Would you be prepared to take on this role occasionally? If so, please add your name to the list. By doing so you incur no obligation; it will be entirely for you to decide how often and on which articles you want to act in this capacity. We anticipate that the scheme will have a trial run for a few months before we appraise its effectiveness. Your participation will be most welcome. Brianboulton (talk) 18:14, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Highway 17 revision[edit]

Hey Justin,

Apparently without looking at a map that would give you an answer you took away my edit explaining that Highway 17 goes beyond Arnprior into the city limits of Ottawa. I happen to live in the area and drive this stretch of Highway 17 quite often. It starts at Madawaska Blvd and goes until Grants Side Rd. Upper Dwyer Rd has nothing to do with it. Always has been a separate road.

192.95.183.216 (talk) 20:35, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
That's Old Highway 17, or possible remnant signs that weren't removed by the county. The only section that might still be part of 17 is Madawaska Boulevard from County Road 29 south to Kinburn Side Road, the section most-recently bypassed by the 417 twinning. - Floydian τ ¢ 23:52, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Highway 17 beyond Arnprior to Ottawa[edit]

From Madawaska Blvd to Kinburn Side Rd Highway 17 exists (and beyond to Grants Side Rd passed the old Antrim Truck Stop). There are plenty of roads that used to be Highway 17 like Donald B. Munro and even Mohrs Side Rd in the area. On the other side of Ottawa from Rockland to Hwy 417, near Quebec the old Highway 17 has been downgraded and re-signed as County Rd 17 but not the part I drive on in the Western rural area of Ottawa. If you could show me something official that indicates this is no longer part of Highway 17 it would be greatly appreciated. The road signs and all the maps I see still have this section as part of Kings Highway 17 despite now being disconnected by the Arnprior bypass. There is an old part of Highway 17 now part of Breezy Heights. That might have been bypassed in 1998 or thereabouts. There is a road called Old Highway 17 on the east side of Rockland that follows the Ottawa River. No doubt 17 has been modified and re-routed many times over the years. 67.70.16.213 (talk) 16:34, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Files listed for discussion[edit]

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Floydian. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

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Highway 17[edit]

So I checked with the OPP in Arnprior. Although they do not patrol the highway within the Ottawa city limits they can confirm that the disconnected section is still officially Highway 17. Many people do call it "Old 17" & this section once repaved will probably be handed over to the City of Ottawa. At least that's what the Arnprior OPP told me. No idea when the transfer will happen. The bridge needs replacing over the Mississippi River and that doesn't seem to be happening anytime soon so it might still officially be a provincial road for a while longer.


— Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.95.183.216 (talk) 01:19, 7 December 2016 (UTC)