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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

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Rugby railway station[edit]

Re this edit - please see the policies MOS:BOLDTITLE and WP:YEARLINK. --Redrose64 (talk) 21:22, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

First, the 'railway station' bit is added as a disamiguator, it is not part of the title, actually we should probably have it at Rugby (railway station) the station appears on timetables and on signs as just Rugby. For consistency, are you suggesting that we should bold Birmingham New Street railway station on that article? And if not why not?
Secondly, the policy you refer to appears to support the linking of articles that are related to the subject matter, such as 'xxxx in science' in science related articles. The article I linked was 1885 in rail transport, not the bare year article. If it is logical and acceptable to link to 'xxxx in science' on science related articles, and 'xxxx in music' on music related articles example. Then it is surely logical to link to 'xxxx in rail transport' in an article related to rail transport. G-13114 (talk) 19:36, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
First: the "railway station" bit is not added as a disambiguator - it is part of the title. The name of the article fits in with the guideline at Wikipedia:Naming conventions (UK stations). We bold all three words because the topic of the article is neither the town nor the sport, which are the two primary meanings of the word "Rugby". If you look at most other articles on UK railway stations, you will see a consistency: the bolded part of the lede matches the article title in almost every case. See, for example, Euston railway station, Watford Junction railway station, Milton Keynes Central railway station, Northampton railway station, Coventry railway station, Birmingham International railway station, Sandwell and Dudley railway station and Wolverhampton railway station. Regarding Birmingham New Street railway station, this is one of the few exceptions, which I can't explain.
Second, I did note that you linked 1885 in rail transport, not plain 1885, but the opening of Rugby railway station was not one of the key events of rail transport that year. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:15, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Kilsby and Crick railway station[edit]

Are you sure about your change to the coordinates in this article? This old OS map seems clearly to show the station as having been located to the east (not the west) of the overpass carrying what's now the A5 over the railway line. Deor (talk) 19:56, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

It does seem to show that, but I know the area quite well. If you want to check for yourself, if you look at the closeup satelite image on google maps, you can clearly see part of the old up platform plus the old station master's house and approach road to the west of the A5. You can clearly see them from the road, and as you go past on a train, I know, I've been there. G-13114 (talk) 20:50, 31 October 2010 (UTC)
OK, just checking. Deor (talk) 21:05, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

On the other hand, having looked at this http://www.old-maps.co.uk/maps.html?txtXCoord=456380&txtYCoord=272646 I think you might have been right the first time. Maybe that was a goods loading platform or something. G-13114 (talk) 21:12, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

To the right (east) of the A5. See here. --Redrose64 (talk) 21:53, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Exeter railway station[edit]

Hello, thanks for fixing a bit of a mess, can't understand why my move did't work, But?? Regards Crusoe8181 (talk) 09:29, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Midland Main Line infobox width[edit]

Hi, I've adjusted the infobox width to 520px, which is the narrowest that it will render without linewrap (breakup) on this laptop, which is running at 1280 x 800. I still think it may be better to re-detach it from the infobox, but it is better collapsed (although it took me ages to find the one at West Coast Main Line). Tim PF (talk) 22:44, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Doh! The West Coast Main Line "just works" with "box_width = auto", so I've fixed the Midland Main Line to use that also. I'm much happier with that, although I'm still not 100% happy with such really wide infoboxen once "shown". (Please reply here if needed). Tim PF (talk) 22:52, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
Well it's certainly an improvement on what it was like before, the map totally dominated. IMO that whole article is a dog's dinner in need of a big revamp. G-13114 (talk) 11:42, 22 April 2011 (UTC)
I wouldn't disagree with that. But then again, I'm not offering to do a cleanup, either. Tim PF (talk) 12:51, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford[edit]

I had seen the discussion and was going to stay out of it, but since you invited me I've offered my 2p on the subject here. --RFBailey (talk) 00:34, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

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Thanks for your recent contributions! -129.49.72.78 (talk) 19:07, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Huh!? What's that all about? G-13114 (talk) 00:05, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Wessely[edit]

Hello. I thought I'd inform you that Catherine Sanderson (talk · contribs) has been blocked as a sockpuppet of a previous disruptive user. In view of my experiences in the past, it might be best if we suspend current discussions for a bit, because there is likely to be a backlash with other sockpuppets. I do not rule out including a mention of Margaret Mar, as I have already stated, but it requires scrupulous sourcing to secondary sources of impeccable quality. JFW | T@lk 22:06, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Oh I see. What sort of source would it require? G-13114 (talk) 11:29, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

"We don't need sideways pictures of randomn trams"[edit]

favorite. edit. comment. ever. Cramyourspam (talk) 01:17, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

InterCity 125[edit]

Hi, I'm currently in the process of a fairly radical overhaul on that article. Formatting etc is certainly helpful, but some of the paragraphs you're tweaking might be gone or heavily re-written in a few days or weeks. Just a heads up—I wouldn't want you to see a big chunk of the article rewritten and feel that your efforts had gone to waste. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:53, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Ok I was just trying to rearrange it into a better order and add some more pictures, rather than add anything substantially new to it. G-13114 (talk) 00:56, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
On an entirely different note, I notice you have seem to have an interest in Coventry and the surrounding area, so this event I've organised in Cov might be of interest. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:57, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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King's Cross[edit]

Please see Talk:London King's Cross railway station#Lead picture. The article should lead with a good picture of a great structure, not a poor picture of an ugly structure. There is actually no consistency with railway articles, and for good reason because the front of many railway stations (as with airports and other public transport buildings) is often rather ugly.

As far as bunching of pictures is concerned, remember that not everyone is using the same monitor size as you. The problem here is lack of text. I think the layout of the article would be greatly improved by the abbreviation of the "National Rail annual entry and exit" table. We shouldn't lead with statistics that are of little interest to anyone: the current figures would do, and if at all notable, then a small graph of growing/shrinking numbers might be worth including somewhere. Colin°Talk 20:53, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Postal clerks on the Titanic[edit]

A few days ago, I made an edit to sinking of the RMS Titanic in which I removed the sentence "They [the five mail clerks] were caught by the rising water somewhere on D deck." on the grounds that that sentence was false because the mail clerks probably weren't caught below decks. You reverted my removal, because you thought that statement was cited.

The reason I consider the claim that the mail clerks were caught on D Deck to be false are the following reasons:

  • Reports of them being on deck (ie the boat deck) during the sinking do exist. For example, Violet Jessop, in her memoirs writes the following: "One of the mail clerks from our sorting office joined us. His work was finished, he remarked unemotionally. 'The mail is floating up to F Deck in the water,' he told us." This site, by someone who has cowritten Titanic books, says "several [mail clerks] were reportedly seen on deck before the end." and "It has been suggested that the Postal workers died inside the ship in the early stages of sinking. In addition to little evidence to support this, the Postal workers also have a high recovery rate. If they had been trapped below in the bow, which did not break open during the sinking, I do not see how their bodies could have been recovered at all." Since Jessop specifically refers to one postal worker, if "several" (as in more than one) than other people must have seen them two, which corroborates Jessop's claim.
  • Of the five mail clerks who died in the sinking, two of their bodies were recovered. It seems clear to me that if their bodies were recovered after the sinking, they weren't on D deck.

I therefore conclude that the source for the statement you removed is wrong, as it is contrary to the actual evidence. Miss Madeline | Talk to Madeline 22:51, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Maybe, but that perhaps strays into WP:OR territory. If one credible source says they were trapped, and another disagrees, then that should probably be noted that there is uncertainty over what happened, but I'm not sure removing the sentence was the right thing to do. G-13114 (talk) 15:54, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Article Feedback deployment[edit]

Hey G-13114; I'm dropping you this note because you've used the article feedback tool in the last month or so. On Thursday and Friday the tool will be down for a major deployment; it should be up by Saturday, failing anything going wrong, and by Monday if something does :). Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 23:11, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

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RDTs[edit]

I think your problem with RDTs is a lack of confidence, not skill. You did great work on the Snow Hill Lines template. You can always create a sandbox and build up a RDT there. WP:RDT/C has all the icons you need. Mjroots (talk) 09:52, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

It's putting the things together that I struggle with, lots of trial, and mostly error. it's like learning a foreign language! G-13114 (talk) 12:11, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

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Green Party of England and Wales membership figures[edit]

Hi, G-13114. There are few times that Twitter can be considered a reliable source. However, this instance is one of them. May I suggest that you read WP:SELFSOURCE. Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk 17:36, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Midland Metro stops[edit]

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Bromsgrove Station[edit]

I don't quite understand why you chose to remove the picture of the tombstones of the two dead railwaymen with the comment "random picture with no context. Wikipedia not a place for random pictures". If you actually look at the image, you will see that the inscription on the left tombstone actually mentions Bromsgrove station by name. PicturePrince (talk) 20:49, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

External links[edit]

Please see County of the City of Coventry talk. SovalValtos (talk) 17:23, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

West Coast Main Line service map[edit]

Hi G-13114, do you know the WCML service pattern diagram route map I'm trying to update it to the current service pattern but I'm not sure how to change the service pattern via the map, would you know how to do it by any chance please? Ron4563 (talk) 19:20, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi this was discussed here. G-13114 (talk) 01:54, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

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Don't delete usage stats![edit]

Don't delete usage stats, just comment them out using <!--- Stuff --> -mattbuck (Talk) 22:22, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Ok, but they're all still in the revision archive if anyone wants to retrieve them. G-13114 (talk) 22:36, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
Please note that comment markers <!--...--> must have exactly two hyphens, not three. --Redrose64 (talk) 23:14, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

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Edit Summaries[edit]

Please please please use edit summaries, the rest of us have no idea of the logic behind what you do without them. Jeni (talk) 14:59, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Try setting Preferences → Editing → check Prompt me when entering a blank edit summary. Bazj (talk) 15:40, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

South Manchester Line[edit]

Just patrolled your new article. Nice job! Bazj (talk) 15:40, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you. G-13114 (talk) 15:48, 27 January 2016 (UTC)