User talk:LALaker13

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Welcome!

Hello, LALaker13, 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:

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Edit reversions[edit]

You may notice that I've reverted a bunch of your edits you made recently. The shields used on the Michigan Highway System article were partially chosen to use the longest of each time, or to balance out the areas of the state represented. Your changes reflected only one section of the state. The edits to other articles' exit lists have been changed back so that they reflect the signage more accurately, as it was before you made the edits. If there is any specific edit in particular you'd like to discuss, please let me know on my talk page. Imzadi1979 (talk) 07:06, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

State-detail articles[edit]

Thank you for showing some initiative in starting these last articles for the Michigan Highways Project. A simple request from myself though, please keep expanding and working on them. Michigan is one of a few states in WP:USRD that doesn't have any stub articles at the present time. USRD will assess any article at Start Class if it has the beginnings of article organization and at least two of the "big three" sections in place and started. The big three are: route description, history and the junction/exit list. You may have noticed that I've jumped on the articles after you started them to get a junction list... well that's so that it would have a second section and it wouldn't be classified as a stub. Don't let my editing discourage you though, please keep at it. Obviously you have some GIS skills that I don't since you've added in missing mileposts on the US 2 article. Please feel free to spread that around to the other articles, and let's make them all better together. Imzadi1979 (talk) 00:27, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Ocqueoc River[edit]

Thank you for your work on the Ocqueoc River article. I added the category Category:Presque Isle County, Michigan and a {{gnis}} reference, as well as {{WikiProject Michigan}} and {{WikiProject Rivers}} on the talk page. -- Eastmain (talk) 21:11, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Mackinac Trail/Mackinaw Trail[edit]

Two quick points to make. State maintenance, and therefore the M-123 and M-134 designations, ends at the exit ramps on the respective I-75 interchanges. As such, M-123 doesn't continue east to H-63, and M-134 doesn't continue west to H-63. Second point is that the Mackinac Trail article is about a much longer roadway that ran in both peninsulas, to be replaced by US 131/US 31 and US 2. The edits you made to that article should have been used to create a separate article on H-63. I've started the H-63 article, but until the information is moved over and corrected, I won't revert the Mackinac Trail article yet. Your contributions are valued, but sometimes the information isn't exactly correct. I'm just trying to keep the articles in good shape without inaccuracies. Imzadi1979 (talk) 22:06, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

P.S. It's always a good idea to make sure that you're logged in when editing. I've noticed that half of your edits are logged on my watchlist as the IP address of your computer instead of your account. Imzadi1979 (talk) 22:07, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Exit lists[edit]

I have a couple of issues with a few of your recent edits. Most of the additions are good, but we'll need to make a few changes.

  1. WP:USRD deprecated the usage of directional banner plates in junction lists/exit lists a few years ago. I removed them from the US 23 in MI article, but not the I-75 article.
  2. There is a new section to the Manual of Style on ALT text for images at WP:ALT. The basic gist is that we need to switch over to using {{jct}} as much as possible. Graphics that are manually inserted into junction lists need a |link= added inside the [[ ]] to turn off the link to the graphics' pages. There are other requirements for the photos added to the article, and the map in the infobox as well.
  3. The section of the MOS on bolding doesn't allow things like the colspan for the Zilwaukee Bridge to be in bold. That's why I redid it that way. There are many, many articles that still do this wrong.
  4. Graphic shields should never be used alone without the link to the appropriate article. Usually we don't use shield graphics in the Notes column anyways.

If you have any questions, please let me know. Keep up the good work adding in the mileposts and fleshing out the exit lists. That work is much appreciated! Imzadi1979 (talk) 19:10, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

On another note, if all the junctions of a highway are in a single county, we use the county parameter in the header template. Same thing goes if they are all in the same location. This omits those columns from the list, and puts a note to that effect above the table. This is to comply with WP:ELG. Imzadi1979 (talk) 02:26, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Northern Michigan[edit]

Welcome. Based upon your recent edits, I take you've read and enjoyed 'my' article. Sorry, in wikiland no one is supposed to be proprietary. Please help out and edit away. If I can help, please let me know. Happy editing. 7&6=thirteen (talk) 21:07, 14 September 2009 (UTC) Stan

Ohio SR 215[edit]

Unless things have changed within the last year, there is no Ohio SR 215 on South Bass Island. The road in question is County Road 215. If you contend the road exists, you need to provide some cites to support your claim. Brian Powell (talk) 04:37, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Washington, D.C.[edit]

Hi. I've undone one of your edits a couple of times now to the Washington, DC page, because 1) it's not good practice to wikilink to redirect pages (which "District of Columbia" is) and 2) it's especially pointless when the redirect is back to the very page you're starting from. Please don't re-do that link - it'll just get undone again, if not by me than by someone else. Cheers! JohnInDC (talk) 14:02, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Oh, I see that you removed the redirect from District of Columbia and restored the text. That has redirected to "Washington DC" for about 4 years now, and I've reverted it - if you have something ambitious in mind, please bring it up on one of the talk pages first, okay? JohnInDC (talk) 14:08, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

October 2009[edit]

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Please read WP:USRD/A: The articles that you changed to Start should actually remain stub as they do not have a Route description or history. --Rschen7754 (T C) 18:13, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Do you even read this page? --Rschen7754 (T C) 03:44, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
If you read this page please respond. You can do so by editing this page. --Rschen7754 (T C) 05:51, 20 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes I do -- LALaker13

Speedy deletion nomination of BC Pizza[edit]

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Articles for deletion nomination of BC Pizza[edit]

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Regarding your assessment[edit]

Please follow our guidelines. You can't just mark an article as A-class - it has to go through WP:USRD/ACR. A B-Class article is almost ready to be a GA and should be close to WP:WIAGA. It should also follow WP:USRD/STDS. If you keep doing this I will bring this issue to a larger forum. --Rschen7754 (T C) 21:39, 28 October 2009 (UTC)


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Copyright problems with File:Pistons-Pacers Brawl.jpg[edit]

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WP:USRD/A[edit]

Please follow the standards at WP:USRD/A for assessing articles. Florida State Road 589 has no route description or history, so it should not be B class. It should not even be C class. TBH, it should be a Stub since it is poorly structured. --Rschen7754 (T C) 23:35, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Florida State Road 582[edit]

Your edits for Florida State Road 582 claim that the entire route is in Hillsborough County, but that's not true, since there's that segment in Tarpon Springs. ----DanTD (talk) 01:49, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Cigar[edit]

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Miami Heat[edit]

I reverted an edit of yours at Miami heat. If you are going to remove areas such as large parts of the infobox then it would be a good idea to use an edit summary. GainLine 17:55, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

2008 Detroit Lions season[edit]

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{{WP BUCS Invite}}[edit]

Thanks But I can't really be of assistance. I help out on football articles on occasion, but I'm not really that passionate or knowledgeable about the topic. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 21:11, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Interstate 73 in Michigan[edit]

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GA Review for Tampa, Florida[edit]

I have put the GA review for Tampa, Florida on hold after leaving some feedback. If the concerns can be addressed in the next few days I'll pick up the review again.

--Mcorazao (talk) 18:07, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

List of Florida Gators football seasons[edit]

LALaker13, this list and table is really, really nice work. The table has nice layout and subtle graphics, and is a pleasure to use. Would you consider making a few tweaks to make it comprehensive, and then reincorporating it into the major Florida Gators football article? If you would agree to do so, we could eliminate most, if not all, of the other multiple ticky-tack records tables that have been inserted into the major article over the last few years . . . . Please consider. Thanks. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 21:40, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

AfD nomination of List of exits on Highway 401 (Ontario)[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:2006–07 NBA Southeast standings[edit]

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