User talk:Hwy43

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Please start new topics at the bottom of the page, even if they are related to a section above, to maintain a sequential order of topics.

I prefer to keep discussion threads together. If I left you a message, please answer on your talk page, as I am watching it.

Population updates of top 100 Canada[edit]

I will respect the intent of 100 list for the time being.

I have verifiable web sources for many of Canada's top 50 cities and will continue discussions until they are either acceptable or the allowance of more accurate Municipal sources are accepted in general consensus... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mkevlar (talkcontribs) 15:12, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Mkevlar, I know where you are coming from. This is my website. Note at WP:CANPOP, the general consensus you are seeking for more recent municipal sources is already accepted. Specifically, see the following excerpts from CANPOP:
  • "Although some supplementary sources may be added, the population figure and demographics from the last official Statistics Canada census is the principal definitive source for population data in articles."
  • "Between censuses, properly sourced intercensal population and demographic updates from a government source such as Statistics Canada, a provincial statistical agency or a formal municipal census such as those in Alberta, may be provided in addition to the 2011 census data."
The key thing here is Canadian community articles can include more up-to-date population data if from a reliable source and if referenced properly, but the most recent federal census population count must remain until the next federal census population count is published. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 18:04, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Managing a conflict of interest[edit]

Information icon Hello, Hway43. Your contributions are welcomed, but you seem to be deliberately masking yourself anonymously and you may have an external relationship with the people, places or things you have written about on Wikipedia, you may have a conflict of interest (COI). Editors with a COI may be unduly influenced by their connection to the topic. See the conflict of interest guideline and FAQ for organizations for more information. In particular, please:

  • avoid editing or creating articles related to you and your circle, your organization, its competitors, projects or products;
  • instead propose changes on the talk pages of affected articles (see the {{request edit}} template);
  • when discussing affected articles, disclose your COI (see WP:DISCLOSE);
  • avoid linking to the Wikipedia article or website of your organization in other articles (see WP:SPAM);
  • exercise great caution so that you do not violate Wikipedia's content policies.

In addition, you must disclose your employer, client, and affiliation with respect to any contribution for which you receive, or expect to receive, compensation (see WP:PAID).

In addition, your attempts of reveling the identity of fellow users and intimidate them with your Wikipedia skills is a form of Cyberbullying and may falls under the Criminal Code.

Without prejudiced, please consider your future postings carefully as they may contravene the criminal code for cyber-bullying. Mkevlar (talk) 19:28, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Mkevlar, so you retaliate my notice with the same, asserting I have a COI, but have provided no grounds, and include a border line WP:LEGALTHREAT? I am trying to help you understand how things work here. You need to be transparent and not evade the attempts to assist you. If you don't heed the attempts to assist you, and instead start attacking others, making legal threats and continuing editing in a matter that is a COI, you are on the fast track to having an administrator block you from editing. How about trying to work with others in good faith? Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 19:02, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
As for revealing your identity, you are the one responsible for indicating that you are Marlon Kevlar of GreenScore, and are also responsible for not being transparent about it. You can start being transparent by following WP:DCOI. Hwy43 (talk) 19:27, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Broken links[edit]

I noticed on the article List of communities in Alberta has issues with the references; 7, 14, 15, 21, 23, and 26. The references seem to be in the actual info-boxes from the {{:List of X in Alberta}}. What do you think will be the best approach to fix the issue? Cheers - Kyle1278 (talk) 02:05, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

I've observed it but haven't investigated how to resolve. These all transcluded properly without any warnings in their Reference sections once upon a time. While you were on hiatus, someone evidently revised some reference templates that triggered some warnings under certain situations, but they failed to test the change in instances where there was transclusion. Sloppy work. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 19:06, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

List of municipalities[edit]

Hello again. I was wondering if you had an opinion to the new format I'm trying out at List of municipalities in Yukon. Do you think this change is worthwhile? I used the population change and density templates instead of just putting in raw numbers. I'm not sure it is worth it myself, but there are marginal gains (it is easier to update/no calculation errors).

And I'm wondering if you had any plans to upgrade the other province lists to featured status, and if so, if there is any way I can help? I'm not sure where to start myself. Thanks for your opinion! Mattximus (talk) 16:41, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

Looks good. Any idea why the templates don't appear to work in the total row?

Too busy to focus on the next list yet but will get to it eventually. I did respond to your question on the NL list. Not sure if you saw it. Hwy43 (talk) 17:11, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

Oops forgot to do the total row, will fix. Whenever you have time I'm happy to co-nominate any of these lists and work on any issues that might arise. And yep saw the reply to NL, I'm still of the mind that we should include them as functional municipalities based on the email you received and the fact that they serve many of the functions of a municipality, but I'm also happy to wait for more information as well. Mattximus (talk)
What happened to the bold within the total row, and why the change in background colour? Hwy43 (talk) 16:25, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
Yeah I'm not sold on this new formatting either. I thought it would save time in the future but I may just revert. The percent change template auto-populates the other two columns (a nice feature), but it does not work with the total row. I had to fiddle with the formatting then manually change the colour so that row populates. I also forgot to re-add the bold. Think I should just revert? Mattximus (talk) 22:06, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
Fixed bold and table colour for what it's worth. Thanks for pointing it out. Mattximus (talk) 01:26, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Shakespeare, Ontario[edit]

Are you able to correct the population data for Shakespeare, Ontario? The population data has been vandalized and I'm not familiar with updating this on Canadian articles. The data is here. Thanks. Magnolia677 (talk) 23:19, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

User:Mattximus just made this edit. Thank you. Magnolia677 (talk) 00:42, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

Alberta Highway 93[edit]

I was wondering if the Icefields Parkway article should moved to Alberta Highway 93? Presently AB 93 redirects to the Icefields Pkwy. Highway 93 continues along Highway 1 and continues as the Banff-Windermere Highway which becomes British Columbia Highway 93. Presently if the short section west of Hwy 1 is not included and is technically not the Icefields Parkway.

What are your thoughts? MuzikMachine (talk) 22:27, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

MuzikMachine, my thoughts from 5+ years ago are posted at Talk:Icefields Parkway. If you want to propose something, do so there to maximize the consultation with other interested users. It is going to take me a while to get reacquainted with what I feel is the best solution. If you restart the conversation there, I'll chime in once caught back up. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 00:43, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the idea :Hwy43, I added my comments. Cheers! MuzikMachine (talk) 15:22, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

Recent changes to List of municipalities in New Brunswick[edit]

Hi, I noticed there were some major changes to the recently promoted List of municipalities in New Brunswick. I don't think the new table make sense (what do the numbers mean?), and the two very long financial paragraphs are not very clear and don't seem to flow with the rest of the text. I reverted once, but I wanted to consult with you since we worked on this page together to see if you have an opinion. Thanks! Mattximus (talk) 21:02, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

At first glance it looks like unencyclopedic WP:TRIVIA. If we are going to start including financials, then where does it end? Number of employees? Kilometre lengths of roads, water pipes, sewers, etc.? The possibilities are nearly endless to regurgitate all numbers associated with each municipality. The two of you have replied to each other on each other's talk pages. I urge both you and abandon those (and now this one) and start fresh with a focused discussion in one location — Talk:List of municipalities in New Brunswick — to keep it all in one place and capture the attention of as many interested editors as possible. This is a featured list as you said, and any bold significant changes to the article should be discussed after being reverted to determine if there is a way to integrate some or all of the content in a careful manner that does not compromise its standing as a featured list, and in a manner that results in it not looking radically inconsistent with the other Canadian municipality featured lists. I'm too busy to review the details of what has been added and to get involved in a discussion for at least a day or two. I suggest it be reverted to its stable version with the content copied to the talk page and a discussion initiated. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 00:36, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply, you summarised my issue with the changes better than I have. I have reverted and explained the reasoning on the talk page. Thanks again. Mattximus (talk) 20:12, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Bowen Island[edit]

Thanks for your input to the 'Bowen Island' page. I would appreciate your help with this.

This is what I am trying to do: - create a 'Bowen Island' disambiguation page, that would list 4 different Bowen Islands:

I can't seem to move the existing 'Bowen Island' to 'Bowen Island, British Columbia'; I get a message saying that the page already exists. But I had earlier successfully moved 'Bowen Island' to 'Bowen Island (British Columbia)'. And then I created a Bowen Island disambiguation page. However, in the interim, you reverted my page move to 'Bowen Island (British Columbia)'. I can see why you suggested that the name is incorrect. But the page 'Bowen Island, British Columbia' exists as a redirect page (to 'Bowen Island'), but I want it to contain the existing entries for 'Bowen Island', and to then become a disambiguation page with the title 'Bowen Island'. That way, a user searching for Bowen Island would be taken to the disambiguation page with the 4 island options.

How to do this? Thanks Boy.bowen (talk) 05:08, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Hi Boy.bowen, please see my latest comments at Talk:Bowen Island#Article requires disambiguation?, which ends with a link directing you to how to get things started. For the benefit of all interested parties, and to keep things as consolidated as possible, I recommend that any further comments you may have be posted at Talk:Bowen Island#Article requires disambiguation? rather than here. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 08:24, 16 June 2016 (UTC)


Hi there, I'm wondering if you would be interested in collaborating again with more of the municipalities pages? I suspect you might not have the time, but I thought I would just ask to see if bringing the Atlantic provinces to featured status interested you. Thanks! Mattximus (talk) 22:02, 29 July 2016 (UTC)