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Welcome MPD01605/Archive1!

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Capital Beltway shield image

Greetings and welcome to Wikipedia! I see that you uploaded an image of the Capital Beltway, which I think the I-495 article has needed for a while. Do you have source information on where you got the image? Because of copyright issues, it's important to know where it came from to be able to continue using it. C.Fred 03:09, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

I see you have an update on the license status of the image. Do you have an email or similar from Bruce stating explicitly that the image may ne uploaded to Wikipedia? I ask because his site mentions "free for non-commercial use," which is not free enough for WP purposes. C.Fred 01:28, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

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Could you please adhere to the standards presented at WP:IH when you edit articles relating to Interstates? Specifically, only 2 digit interstates which end in 0 or 5 go in the routeboxes on I-80, 90, and the longer Interstates. Thanks. --Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 04:43, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Well really you're supposed to only have 2dis ending in 0 or 5 in the routebox on I-70 to save space. But it's not a problem, the roads projects have a lot of standards that aren't obvious to the newcomer. --Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 19:22, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Capbw_2.GIF

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Interstate 95 Routebox

It looks like we're moving toward consensus on what stays in and comes out of the routebox. Plus, coming from two or three angles, we're coming to the same solution. Hopefully we can get some consensus on this one. C.Fred 01:11, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

Your recent edits to Pittsburgh Steelers

As per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (headings):

Capitalise the first letter of the first word and any proper nouns in headings, but leave the rest lower case. Thus "Rules and regulations", not "Rules and Regulations".

Thank you. Zzyzx11 (Talk) 06:25, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Request for edit summary

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I-95 exit list

Just be warned my anti vandalism bot was flagging your edits to the article, if it does revert it please just revert it and it will stop the bot from editing the article. Sorry if it causes any problems -- Tawker 05:04, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

All right, I've edited the Rhode Island table to match the others. I was absentmindedly formatting it like I've been doing for the I-35 exit list I'm working on (which I've been basing on the example on Talk:Interstate 40.) Perhaps WP:IH needs some exit-table standards? :P ...Scott5114 22:56, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Oops... dumb find and replace. Please leave the abbreviations expanded though as then we can link to the articles. --Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 05:25, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Please see WP:AN/I, we have a) a section on SPUI's behaviors there, b) a section regarding the blocking of two of the valued roads contributors, and c) a section on his mass CA page moves. --Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 05:22, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

You might also want to check out the talk page of WP:NC/NH where we have discussions on the naming conventions. --Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 03:46, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

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You marked this as {{cc-by-2.0}}. What evidence do you have that the copyright holder has released it as such? --SPUI (talk - don't use sorted stub templates!) 09:19, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

The problem is that permission for Wikipedia is not enough. It has to be freely modifiable and usable anywhere. See Wikipedia:Image copyright tags. --SPUI (talk - don't use sorted stub templates!) 16:44, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

NC Shields

Thank you for creating the NC shields! I was thinking that the "Good Roads State"'s highways were getting somewhat neglected compared to those around it. I need to start in on some research and work on articles for the highways themselves. (Though I will probably show hometown bias and start with NC 54. :) ) —C.Fred (talk) 04:59, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

VA project

Good idea. You have NCs laid out and most of everything started. My only concerns are regarding the routebox (I'd customize it even a little bit) and the stub because... you're technically supposed to propose it at WP:WSS/P... but they are really harsh on road stubs... so now that you've created it don't propose it now. --Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 04:58, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

CT highway shields request

Hi. I noticed that you created many of the highway shields in the I-95 exit list article. If you have time, would you be able to create similar shields for Connecticut state highways? Thanks. Polaron 19:20, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

virginia route NCs

Hi there, I've been working on the Colorado SH articles; I noticed that both Virginia and Colorado seem to have the same names for the state routes (state highway XX). Is this true? If so, are you planing on using the Virginia State Highway XX convention or the State Highway XX (Virginia) convention? Currently, Colorado is using the latter; if you're planning on shifting too, i'll start making dab pages for the same numbers. Otherwise, i'll just ... not. haha.

By the way, are they called Route X in virginia? It seems that on a lot of the photos they're reffered to as'routes' and not state highways. atanamir 10:38, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Sup Bobby

Haha how's it going man? Didn't know you were on here either.UberCryxic 21:53, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Virginia Highway Shields


I've redesigned the shields in SVG for VA: Virginia 7.svg

I'm confused about the font used. this site uses the 'fat' font, while this site uses the skinner font. I've elected to use the skinner font, but it was just a random decision. In fact, this image has both... when this image only has the skinny font. which one should I use? Also, should I make the SVGs in THAT format (the white with a black border), or should i leave it as white shape-on-black-square? atanamir 21:25, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Hi, I updated it; the text on the shield, at least. What part of the shape seems off? I basicalyl traced the shape from the one at that caltech guy's site. Virginia 7.svg maybe if it's small, it'll look more nrmal? atanamir 05:56, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
Me again- i've uploaded all the two-digit shields over at commons under your cat. I've also released a 3 digit one for you to look at (those 3 digit SVGs just look... wrong). How is this?

Virginia 100.svg Also, I just use adobe illustrator to make these. File > Save as > SVG. atanamir 07:20, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

When you're ready you can tag the old ones with {db|oboslete: new: Image Virginia 2.svg}}
  • Hm, on implementation it seems I've made the borders too thin: Virginia 7.svg and Virginia 100.svg. Do you agree? Is it bearable? atanamir 07:27, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Hi, any update on these? Are the 3digit ones looking okay? The border for the 2Digit ones too? atanamir 22:41, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Re:Wilson Bridge

Yeah i scanned over his edits, and it was just that one that caught my eye, I was thinking that i don't recall the Post's printing shops being on either the Potomac or the Anacostia, though the Times has one close on New York Ave, that what would the be bringing up river that would need a drawbridge anyway, paper? that would not make much sense, since a good amount of "pulp products" for the mid-Atlantic comes threw Baltimore, and it would be easier to truck or train it in, and they would more then likely bring it in by barge, which mould make the bridge being a draw or not a moot point. I have always been told that it is a draw mainly do to the navy yard and site restrictions for the bridge height. --Boothy443 | trácht ar 04:34, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Rescue squad -> symantics

Retrieved from ""

Sorry if i got a little riled up. it's frustrating being in an argument where both sides are repeatedly presenting the same evidence, which both sides consider equally convincing. I volunteer at the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad in montgomery county. I actually did a training burn in loudon a few years back when I was in essentials. In montgomery county, fire and rescue are combined to the extent that the proper designation for firefighters is "Firefighter/rescuer." I agree that this type of designation is contingent upon regional use, but it is this very contingency that spurred the above disagreement (i was fighting the grandiose claim that a rescue squad is necessarily or even primarily all EMS). I think you're solution is a good middle ground. Thank you for contributing to this discussion. Shaggorama 07:46, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

PS: By the way, it's spelled "semantics." :-p

I Just want to thank you again for taking the initiative. This anonymous user just rubs me the wrong way, both because they don't cite their arguments and present them poorly (i'm a philosophy major so it's really irritating to have to restate the same argument over and over again). I'd have "been bold" already, but I don't have the time right now to make any major edits because I'm a full time student. I'll get on it in a few weeks though. Shaggorama 01:47, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, sounds fine by me. My OIC introduced me to the "easier to ask forgiveness once than permission a thousand times" principle a few years ago :-p. I'm coming up on my last week of school, so once I drive home I'll be able to focus more on the content of this project. Shaggorama 03:16, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Virginia Route Shields?

How Exactly do you go about designing route boxes? Is there any certain font or template to be used? I want to do this for some of the state routes that are near me so that I can add them to the article about the route.

Also, how do I go about working with the Virginia State Route Project? I am interested in being a part of it, and would like to know what I have to do with that.

Thanks for your help. --Willy 21:13, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

I am not able to create SVG files, but have the capability to make PNG files. I will check with the other user to see if he could convert my files once I create them. --No1lakersfan 13:26, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

I-95 / PA Tpk

I responded to your comment on the I-95 discussion page. -- Northenglish 23:24, 9 May 2006 (UTC)


Much, much thanks for asking. Basically it went to ArbCom. I'd wait. --Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 21:45, 10 May 2006 (UTC)


Bobby, I'm up for going. Those prices aren't bad at all, and it looks it'd be cool. Ugh what about transportation? Are you driving or are we going by bus?UberCryxic 23:33, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

Bobbie, I asked my parents and they were all-right with it. So I'm good to go. But we're definitely not staying at a crappy YMCA shelter; I'll priceline that shit and we'll find a good hotel that's cheap.UberCryxic 02:00, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Virginia Highways--Question

There are two articles for Virginia Route 199, and one of them has a redirect to another article. I would like to know if there is a way that I can remove the redirect. The article that has the redirect is the correct name, but the redirect is to another page that does not fit the naming conventions. What should we do about this? The links to the pages are: Virgina State Highway 199, which redirects to Route 199 (Virginia).

Thanks for your input --No1lakersfan 23:34, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

I have redirected the Route 199 (Virginia) page to the Virgina State Highway 199 page, and transferred the information from the first to the latter, to conform with the redirect. I hope that this will clear up any confusion, and that one day we might be able to have the one deleted.
Also, I am going to work on creating route shields and having them posted in the folder with the other ones. When I finally post them I will let you know. --No1lakersfan 20:13, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Naming Standards for Virginia Highways page

Is there any certain standard that we have established for the naming of the pages for Virginia Highways? I thought there was at some time, but can't seem to find it now. I ask this because a friend of mine is creating pages that are about highways in Virginia but they are naming them differently than the ones that are already created. --No1lakersfan 21:15, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

I uploaded an inage of a route shield to WikiCommons, but am not able to get it to appear when I try to link to the file. Could you give me some better advice? --No1lakersfan 21:43, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
I have tried using that, but it is not working. I was not using any references to the WikiCommons, so that is not a problem. It is bothering me because I know the image is there but I cannot link to it. The image is in the Commons:Category:Virginia road signs area and it is the Route 143 shield. --No1lakersfan 21:59, 24 May 2006 (UTC)


Umnot that I know... but I amrarely on nowadays so I'd ask PHenry. --Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 22:11, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

No decision yet, no indication of when a decision would come. For new articles in Virginia, I'd match the "Virginia State Highway XX" found on List of Virginia numbered highways for now. -- Northenglish 23:41, 24 May 2006 (UTC)


Unfortunately, I will be away from Wikipedia for a few months. My access to the site has been limited and I can only get on during a few hours a week. However, during summer my schedule changes, and thus I am unable to get back on Wikipedia.

You may contact me however, at Wikisource or by email (keep me updated on the arbcom case, I will be able to respond)...

I'm not really sure when I'll be returning. Possibly in August or September... although I signed up to take AP Chemistry, AP Language, AP U.S. History, Pre-Calculus, Spanish 4, Physics, and Eschatology and Hermaneutics. Don't know how the homework load will be. But rest assured... I'll be back.

--Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 00:00, 8 June 2006 (UTC)


The main thing I'm wondering about is signage on MD 187 (exit 36) - is it east-west, north-south, or east-south? Also, do you happen to have any information on where the directions changed on the east half before I-495 was removed from it in 1977? --SPUI (T - C) 04:44, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

My question is about signage on MD 187 for I-495 - in other words, exactly where in the I-270 area does I-495 change direction? --SPUI (T - C) 05:28, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Re: G'boro Urban Loop & I-840

I know, I realized that when I was looking through stuff today. I'm still in favor of the merge though (although perhaps not as strongly as before), and like the way the page looks now. Thanks for letting me know! -- NORTH talk 01:55, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Northbound I-81

Thank you for catching the direction error for I-81 on Blue Star Memorial Highway. I'm surprised I didn't catch that when I replaced a similar photo that I had taken on eastbound I-64 with this one on northbound I-81.

Regardless, though, thanks for catching and fixing the error. SchuminWeb (Talk) 22:38, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Future plate

Where is this being used? --SPUI (T - C) 18:09, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Future plate blue.svg --SPUI (T - C) 18:52, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

PA shields

Greetings. I noticed that you've made a series of PNG PA shields and uploaded them to the Commons for use on Interstate 95 in Pennsylvania, among other locations. The new format for PA shields is now PA-X.svg, as you can see here: PA-291.svg. I will be making SVGs, eventually, for every state route, past and present, in Pennsylvania, so let me know if you need any made. --TMF T - C 14:52, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

I use Inkscape, a free SVG creator/editor found here. Though it is freeware, it performs almost as well as payware equivalents. I'll be uploading a three-digit template to the Commons later on (by the time I do so, all of the 2-digit shields will have been finished, so a two-digit template will be unnecessary), so if you download Inkscape and the Roadgeek 2005 fonts found here, you can make shields as well! Regards, TMF T - C 19:20, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Final state highway naming conventions debate

MPD01605, your participation is welcome in the Wikipedia:State route naming conventions poll. Please give your input as to the process by 23:59 UTC on August 8.

Regards, Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 22:57, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Virginia Highways

Please respond and explain why you favor a style that is not used. --NE2 00:31, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Infobox:VA route

I am in the process of changing the code for the infobox to upgrade it so it is more powerful. I have to do some minor tweaking with what was already there and all the route boxes will be fine. I am actually working on that one right now. --Willy No1lakersfan (Talk - Contribs) 02:10, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Infobox help

I copied and modified the VA Hiways infobox for Virginia Secondary Route 613 (Fairfax County). If possible, could you help change it so that the separate boxes stack correctly on the right? I can't figure out what to do to correct it. -  AjaxSmack  05:58, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. -  AjaxSmack  06:59, 28 August 2006 (UTC)


-not sure about listing all the dorms....i think it might be overkill...most college pages do not have this feature...i would say concentrate on the academics or law school...just my 2c

Shields in List of Virginia numbered highways

I don't understand the use of the shields. We know from the infobox at the top what shields look like; adding hundreds of almost-identical shields increases loading time without increasing utility. Would you agree to remove the State Route shields but keep the Interstate and U.S. Route shields? --NE2 01:59, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the response. --NE2 08:52, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

You asked Gooday.1 about the brackets on Wikipedia:State route naming conventions poll/Part2. If a word is in brackets, it is to be included the title of the article but not used in text unless it is required for context. So if <Virginia> State Route X is chosen, the articles would be at Virginia State Route 80, but the text itself would use State Route 80, since that is the name of the highway. --NE2 08:52, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

SR NC Poll

The brackets around the state name show that the common name that will be used for linking and possibly body text will be evertyhing but what's in brackets. If you vote for say "Virginia Route x", you would have to type Virginia Route x for the aforementioned things. If you vote for say "<Virginia> Route x", then you would just use Route x for linking and body purposes. Personally I think it is a flawed system, because for North Carolina, we all agreed to use "NC x", something that I don't think can be shown using brackets. Yea... it's confusing; it's Rchen7748's way of appeasing supporters of P2. A compromise if you want to call it that. I think that many states are like North Carolina and we should use "SN x" (SN is state abbrev.) for most of them where they apply, but that's my opinion. --TinMan 12:32, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Disambiguation links

I reverted this edit, in which you moved the disambiguation links into a See also section. Wikipedia:Disambiguation#Disambiguation links makes it pretty clear that they should be at the top, since they are only related by having the same number. --NE2 00:21, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

State highway moves

You may wish to put this on WP:AE. Arbitration Enforcement is generally where comments/questions/etc related to closed ArbCom cases are put. --Bobblehead 16:10, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Virginia September 2006 Newsletter

The September 2006 issue of the Virginia WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. plange 02:11, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Virginia state highways

In this edit you changed "Virginia Route" to "Virginia State Route". However, the term is "State Route"; "Virginia State Route" is only to be used when context is unclear. --NE2 16:44, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

In this case, state highways are to follow WP:USSH, which was apparently a compromise made as part of WP:SRNC. --NE2 17:25, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

I'm taking out minor junctions. As the infobox says, that row is for major junctions. --NE2 17:30, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Any major city will have a major junction. --NE2 17:35, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Page moves?

I'd wait until the poll concludes first, to be honest. But I'll help when I have a chance (preferably weekends). --Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 05:51, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Virginia Newsletter October 2006

The October 2006 issue of the Virginia WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. plange 03:26, 19 October 2006 (UTC)


Please see Wikipedia's no personal attacks policy. Comment on content, not on the contributor; personal attacks damage the community and deter users. Note that continued personal attacks may lead to blocks for disruption. Please stay cool and keep this in mind while editing. Thank you. --Scribner 06:48, 20 October 2006 (UTC)