User talk:Ken Gallager

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Canobie Lake Park[edit]

I put the page for Canobie Lake Park under peer review. I saw you're one of the only people to edit it recently, and since you're from the area, I wanted to let you know in case there are ways you think you can fix its problems or generally expand the content of the article. The peer review page is right here if you're interested! MichaelIvan 22:31, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Plymouth Regional High School minor changes[edit]

I made minor changes to Plymouth Regional High School in an attempt at reducing redundancy and standardizing how certain information (ex. school colors) is listed in comparison to other NH high school pages. I see that you've reverted these edits, and am curious if there is a standard necessary for each edit such that they are not considered "extraneous". I'm still getting in the groove of editing on this site, thank you! Luca2valhalla (talk) 18:17, 6 February 2017 (UTC) luca2valhalla

Hi - I reverted mainly because of the stray "Italic text" and New York restaurant menu; those were the extraneous edits. There were also some cases where you deleted some info (principal's name, school colors) for reasons that weren't clear. While I see they were both in the infobox, it's okay to keep that information in the main article as well. I assume the extraneous edits were unintentional on your part? To avoid these, I recommend clicking on the "Show changes" button before publishing - this lets such edits appear clearly. Best wishes, --Ken Gallager (talk) 19:15, 6 February 2017 (UTC)
Yes -- I didn't intend for those extraneous edits (and certainly not the menu)! I appreciate your help -- thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Luca2valhalla (talkcontribs) 20:18, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

Bean Station[edit]

Bean Station is not in Hawkins County. --ACase0000 (talk) 00:53, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

My source is the U.S. Census TIGER data. You can view at TIGERweb. The TIGER data shows the city limits extending east in Hawkins County to Moreland Drive, two roads in from the county line. The Bean Station website is unusable at the moment, so I don't know if the city has conflicting data on their boundaries, though knowing how the Census gets their boundary data, I would be surprised if there were a difference. --Ken Gallager (talk) 13:18, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Four-thousand footers page[edit]

Nice job on trail sweep. You're the best. (talk) 21:15, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Government of New Hampshire‎[edit]

Hi! A 'bot has just flagged one of the links on this page as dead. It is the one that touts the record-setting nature of the General Court. This link indeed doesn't seem to be anywhere on anymore. (The link on the history of the NH House is still there.) Do you know of some other source for this information? Spike-from-NH (talk) 12:30, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Not off the top of my head. I will take a look. Thanks for letting me know! --Ken Gallager (talk) 12:31, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

North Country Loggers[edit]

Hello Ken, I was wondering what you thought about a page dedicated to legendary loggers of the North Country? Don't know if Dan Bosse, Jack Hailey, Vern Davidson, etc. would be noteworthy enough to have their own page? I recently created the Jigger Johnson page, but he is definitely noteworthy enough because of the U.S. Forest Service's campground on the Kanc and for being the so-called "last lumberjack" of America, but don't see how the others would be notable enough to have individual pages. Perhaps a page like "Lumberjacks of New England" or something to that effect? Just was wondering about your thoughts on the matter.

Oh, and thank you for liking my edits on the Nansen Ski Jump and Dead River pages. The ski jump looks so beautiful now that the boards have been replaced, looks much better in person though. Keep up all the work your doing for our beautiful state, the work you do on here for NH is truly wonderful. Sirberlinnh (talk) 21:15, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

You might be able to try something like a "History of logging in New Hampshire" page. Just looking around for a bit, I see there is a History of the lumber industry in the United States page, so a New Hampshire page would definitely tie into that. There is also a Logging in the Sierra Nevada page, which would be more of a history plus present-day type article model. Sounds like an interesting project! --Ken Gallager (talk) 12:50, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Cathedral of the Pines updates[edit]

Thanks for your improvements to Cathedral of the Pines. About the picture: I had only taken a couple of shots when I visited last week, and the picture you found is essentially the same view as mine, but is much better framed. I would have no problem with removing my picture. Do you think it adds anything?

I wish I had taken more shots (of the belltower, St Francis chapel, and cemeteries, for example) but at the time I didn't know I would have to go home and create the article! David Brooks (talk) 13:23, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Oh, I see now that they are essentially the same shot. The lighting is very different. It could either be removed now or stay in until there are some other photos available. I have a big list of places in NH that need photos for their articles, so I can add this article to that. And thanks for putting the article together! Every couple of years or so I've noticed the red link and thought about doing it myself, but other things have intervened. --Ken Gallager (talk) 13:55, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
It was the first anniversary of the death of our nephew. We were driving around the scenic parts of northern Mass and into NH (we don't live here any more, but happen to be in the area), and I remembered I had heard of the Cathedral decades ago, so we stopped there. It was an ideal spot. In part, then, this article was itself a memorial. David Brooks (talk) 19:15, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Watershed navigation boxes[edit]

Ken - I used population as a first cut for including towns in the navigation boxes. I tried to include an approximately equal number of towns for New Hampshire and Massachusetts, so the Massachusetts threshold was higher. I would value your perspective as a resident of the area, and would think some of the smaller towns with significant recreational opportunities ought to be included. Thanks for your help on this. Thewellman (talk) 19:14, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

My plan at the moment is to add towns along the Merrimack main stem as well as along the Pemigewasset, since in my mind that is still the Merrimack main stem, only with a different name. Also, what about unincorporated communities? Suncook, New Hampshire, immediately comes to mind as an example. --Ken Gallager (talk) 19:22, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
Turned out to be 13 NH communities along the main stems. I left off a few towns whose backs were to the river, so to speak. --Ken Gallager (talk) 19:28, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I concur with the concept of including communities adjacent to the river and its major tributaries. Suncook sounds good to me. I favor locations readers will recognize over arbitrary distinctions based on governmental structure. Thewellman (talk) 21:17, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks again for your help with these watershed navigation bars. I value your local perspective. Chocorua again raises the issue of difference between watershed boundaries and boundaries of political subdivisions. The situation is obvious when one lies entirely within the boundaries of another, but ambiguous when a watershed includes only part of the political subdivision. My thought, in such cases, would be to include those villages developed around the tributaries. So while there would be no need to specify individual villages where the entire town (or most population centers within that town boundary) lie within the watershed, I would prefer to specify individual villages when a town has villages (notable enough to have Wikipedia articles) in more than one watershed. Flexibility (possibly based on population or historical significance) may be required to avoid impractically large lists for large watersheds, or watersheds with a high population density. Thewellman (talk) 17:41, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
Okay, fair enough. I can see how Chocorua would be desirable since it's right there on its river. You've given a good general rule of thumb, should there be any questions of additional places in the future. --Ken Gallager (talk) 17:45, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
Oh, and I see what you just did - looks like we already discussed this to an extent. Cheers, --Ken Gallager (talk) 17:46, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for adding the lakes and riverside towns to the Connecticut River template. Please take a look at this discussion with regard to the B&M RR. I value your perspective in this matter, but I think the previous objection has been resolved. From an historical perspective, the Merrimack valley was B&M territory just as surely as Connecticut was New Haven territory. It wasn't a railroad which simply crossed the drainage. Thewellman (talk) 15:29, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

You make a good case for listing the railroad, but since your discussion it looks like there was a second editor who reverted it. I'm kind of ambivalent about inclusion myself, so if you don't mind I will wait this one out. --Ken Gallager (talk) 15:36, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for giving Vermont town pages some love and direction[edit]

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Thanks so much for the work on Vermont town pages. The additions you made snazz up the pages and make the information more clear. So happy to see this, what a pleasure. Jessamyn (talk) 23:47, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the recognition! --Ken Gallager (talk) 12:26, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

Sunday July 16: New England Wiknic @ Cambridge, MA[edit]

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Upload to Commons[edit]

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Redirects and pipes within US city templates[edit]

Hi there. You do a ton of edits to US city and town articles. Would you have a moment to comment at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Templates#Redirects within templates. Thanks. Magnolia677 (talk) 13:51, 15 August 2017 (UTC)