User talk:Kwhit244

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Hello, Kwhit244, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! J Milburn (talk) 19:28, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Meridian (Amtrak station)[edit]

I noticed where you recently edited the Meridian (Amtrak station) article to include 2007 figures for passengers. If I might ask, where did you come up with these figures? It would be helpful to cite sources when adding figures such as these. Thanks for the information, though. Happy editing! --Dudemanfellabra (talk) 23:31, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

I have never seen the sources for ridership figures cited in any Amtrak article. I believe this is due to the links to ridership figures placed in the external links section of every article. I'm sure Kwhit244 figured the same. Murjax (talk) 00:01, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Oh wow, well I guess I'm blind. I've been to that article 219462164 times, and I've never even noticed those links haha. Thanks for pointing that out! --Dudemanfellabra (talk) 04:21, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

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BMRR (talk) 22:41, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

2010 Amtrak figures[edit]

Greetings. Where are you getting your 2010 ridership figures? Citations from reliable sources would be very helpful. I'm not saying your figures are incorrect, but for example the MDOT site claims 58,529 boardings/deboardings for East Lansing (Amtrak station) in FY 2010, not 59,812 as you entered. Kevin Forsyth (talk) 23:02, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Hi there... don't know if you will see this message (never attempted to reply to a message before). Thanks for your concern - duly noted - about citations for the ridership data I've listed. I will make it a priority to cite data from now on. It's from the ADA report on the website (Amtrak_ADA_AccessibilityComplianceReport_Oct2010[1].pdf) I imagine the discrepency in the data you noted is because Michigan DOT's fiscal year for figures is probably different than Amtrak's. I'm from Maine, and our transit authority's FY runs July-June, not October-September like Amtrak, so the ridership figures are slightly different. Hope this helps.

Regarding your updaing of ridership figures, do you think images of stations on articles can determine the level of ridership? Back in June 2010, I took a drive up the East Coast and stopped in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to take a picture of the Rocky Mount (Amtrak station). I ended up taking about 20(actually I took 22, but I only submitted 20, and won't submit any others), and the first image I posted was of the north end of the platform, which has some cracked asphalt surrounding it(See here). By the time you updated the ridership, it was down 9.5%, where as in 2009 it was up 10.5%. I suspect people may've seen that picture and said, "No, I'm not going there." ----DanTD (talk) 00:26, 26 December 2010 (UTC)
    • Folks, all Amtrak ridership data for FY2010 has been properly referenced.**

DanTD, I doubt that images of stations on Wikipedia have much impact on ridership - there are many, many other factors. But a posted photo in which a station looks clean and well-maintained would be best if you're attempting to show the station in a positive light. Needless to say, there are some stations it's darn near impossible to portray as inviting (e.g. Rochester or St. Paul). Thanks.

reusing source suggestion[edit]

Hi there. You took my previous comment rather harsh, please take this one as merely a suggestion. I noticed you added ridership information to many article, both at the infobox and at the article itself, which is great. Note that you can use the same source twice, which is generally preferred. See for example my edit. Also note that the date format you use is YYYY-MM-DD, you were missing the zeroes. Best regards, and happy editing. --Muhandes (talk) 11:03, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

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