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Rapid transit in Canada[edit]

Why do you remove the details about station numbers that are under construction? It is perfectly valid information that should be included, and is well referenced. If there are Vancouver stations that are under construction, I hope that someone adds them. Okseroc (talk) 22:21, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Okseroc I added information to Vancouver, but you delete it over and over again. Why is that? Mattximus (talk) 22:16, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Ok, I must be doing it by mistake. Can you please stop removing the details about the Crosstown LRT and Spadina Extension? Okseroc (talk) 22:22, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Well Okseroc first, stop deleting the vancouver data over and over again. Second, Toronto is the second largest system in Canada and I'm confused why you are placing it as number one on the table. Mattximus (talk) 22:23, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
I am placing it at number one on the table because it is currently the largest (by stations) in Canada. Why are you changing it? Can you please stop. If you are changing it because of total ridership, that is an old number (Q4) and an updates reference will be required.
Why use number of stations instead of of system length and total ridership. And yes even new ridership figures would not put Toronto ahead of Montreal. If Montreal is the longest and has the most passengers, surely it is first on the list? Mattximus (talk) 22:34, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
I respectfully disagree. Toronto is the largest system currently, especially when we consider the streetcar system (but that is a different argument alltogether. Can you please stop making this change? Please find new ridership numbers, and update. Perhaps include projected ridership numbers with the Spadina Extension and Line 5. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Okseroc (talkcontribs) 22:37, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
This is not about the streetcar system, it's about the rapid transit system only. Toronto is the second largest metro system in Canada. You are making false changes so it must be reverted. Those cited are the latest ridership figures, and also we do not post projections because this is an encyclopedia. It reports on what exists, not what may exist in the future. Mattximus (talk) 22:39, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Houston Tower (2nd nomination)[edit]

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Gelliodes[edit]

By an amazing coincidence, I was creating the article Gelliodes at the same time you were. I was creating it ahead of writing an article on Gelliodes fibrosa which I plan to do tomorrow. If you look at Gelliodes now, you will see that the formatting of the reference to WoRMS is better. It would be helpful if you could use this format in future instead of the bare url. Keep up the good work! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:57, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

Weird coincidence talk! Sometimes when I need to relax I create random lists on wikipedia haha. I was a bit lazy on the citation format I will admit, but I am familiar with proper form. Mattximus (talk) 20:04, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

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reversion to list of municipalities in NB[edit]

Hello,

the reversion you did to my edit was very unhelpful. Rather than simply reverting I'd like you to think about how to amend the content. Is it possible for you to edit my edit, rather than simply vaporizing it? I think so. Try harder to be helpful rather than be unpleasant, and you'll have it.

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talk, I did leave you a message on your talk page. You removed almost the whole lead, and put it into the body of the text, which is against the manual of style. You also added a section with a list of links to pdf articles randomly in the middle of the text? Also the paragraph you added was not clear exactly what you wanted to say. I know reverting was a bold move, but there were too many errors to simply fix. Reversion was the simplest way to remove these errors. I hope this makes sense. Mattximus (talk) 22:29, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

Flags in infobox[edit]

I see the guideline you posted, however it also stated that "Human geographic articles – for example settlements and administrative subdivisions – may have flags of the country and first-level administrative subdivision in infoboxes". Can you specify why you insisted the removal of flags in infoboxes of some cities (Montreal and St. John's) but not the others (NYC, Seattle, etc.)? Even of you are a Quebec separatist, the status of both MTL and STJ are not subject to political dispute since they are currently under undisputed Canadian control.C-GAUN (talk) 04:40, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

C-GAUN, It's on an aesthetic grounds. Specifically, "Generally, flag icons should not be used in infoboxes, even when there is a "country", "nationality" or equivalent field: they are unnecessarily distracting and give undue prominence to one field among many.". I find they just clutter up an already cluttered info box. They are optional for human settlements true, but they are often way too small to be meaningful. Can you tell the difference between Manitoba's flag and Ontario's flag at that resolution? Mattximus (talk) 11:12, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

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Template:Change[edit]

Hi there,

Thanks for making that percent change template many years ago. I'm wondering if you would be able to help me find a solution to a little glitch in the template. In my sandbox you can see that a reference placed by one of the input numbers turns the output percent into a NA. If the reference is placed at the end, it appears only in the output column. Is there an easy fix to this you would be willing to help with? Thanks! Mattximus (talk) 03:16, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

I'll see what I can do. Yours aye,  Buaidh  03:19, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
User:Jimp has substantially enhanced my original version of Template:Change. You can add a reference with "suf=", but it will appear with both numbers. We could create "suf1=" and "suf2=" to create individual suffixes for the numbers. I suggest you ask User:Jimp to add the features you desire. Yours aye,  Buaidh  23:10, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! Will do. Mattximus (talk) 23:14, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

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TTC page moves[edit]

Hi. Just so you know, EelamStyleZ (talk · contribs · logs) has moved all the pages pertaining to TTC streetcar routes to the format "Route 5XX (Name)". Since I saw you have moved 501 Queen back to its original location, you might want to do the same for the rest. <<< SOME GADGET GEEK >>> (talk) 22:53, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

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List of cities, towns, and villages in Louisiana
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Bluffton, South Carolina[edit]

I noticed you made this edit but didn't leave a source. I'm not sure where you got your data. Thanks. Magnolia677 (talk) 00:03, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi Magnolia677. Just the US census. Take a look at Blythewood, it grew faster than Bluffton. Mattximus (talk) 00:10, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
The Bluffton article had a reliable source here supporting that it is "the fastest growing municipality in South Carolina with a population over 2,500". Magnolia677 (talk) 00:21, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
Hi Magnolia677. Your source appears to have made an error. The raw data from the census found here [1] lists it as number 2. Specifically, Bluffton had a 882.7% increase (which is ridiculously high), but Blythewood had 1,096.5% increase. I haven't had time to completely check the list but it's safe to say Bluffton is at least second. Mattximus (talk) 01:39, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
Factfinder shows that Blythewood had a population of just 2,034 in 2010. The original edit on the Bluffton article stated "the fastest growing municipality in South Carolina with a population over 2,500". Thanks. Magnolia677 (talk) 10:28, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

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Toronto subway[edit]

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Let me say it bluntly: the next time I come across a mess like this (320 different links to 102 disambiguation pages), I will no try to solve it. I will revert the unhelpful edits. The Banner talk 12:16, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
The Banner, I've been doing this for every state list in order to get them up to featured list status. I've already had success with 2, and 3 more are in the queue, and 5 more are nearly complete. That is 10/50 lists that were originally full of errors, missing places, out of date, unsourced... they are now all of very high quality. Sometimes it takes a bit of time to make them perfect, but the end results are always very good. Ask yourself: do you want lists like this List of cities and towns in Montana or like this List of cities in Texas? Mattximus (talk) 13:18, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
I want proper work, not hundreds of links to disambiguation pages. Delivering sloppy work while chasing honours is not the right way. The Banner talk 13:24, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
An accurate and well formatted page is more important than some disambiguation. That is the least of my concern. The content, and ability for users to read and get information quickly and accurately is my main concern. Mattximus (talk) 13:27, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
That being said, I'm happy that you, The Banner, are helping with the disambiguation. That is also needed for it to be promoted to featured list. There will be more coming unfortunately, I'm not done the cities that span 2 counties. But there are not that many of those, fortunately! Mattximus (talk) 13:32, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
I was not kidding about reverting unhelpful edits. I strongly suggest that you start using Wikipedia:WPCleaner and check the articles yourself. The Banner talk 13:34, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
I will leave that for other users who want to help improve articles. Many have helped in the past. The Banner, you seem to be good at it, but it is, of course, your choice whether you want to help or not. Mattximus (talk) 13:37, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
I am unwilling to help the unwilling. The Banner talk 13:42, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
The Banner, did you see what the article looked like before? It was like the texas one I linked you up above. It is clearly looking better than it was before, I think you will agree. If you want to help with the disambiguations, that's great, but if not, others will step in. That's the beauty if wikipedia, it's a team effort.Mattximus (talk) 13:46, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
I do not care how bad an article was. I care about how bad an article is after your edits. The Banner talk 14:01, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
The Banner, did you compare before and after? It's still a work in progress, but honestly, do you think it was better before? Click here[2] to find out. Please actually click and let me know. Mattximus (talk) 14:09, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
I do not care about how bad an article was. I care about the present state of the article. And I see sloppy edits and an editor willingly ignoring the mess (by now 16 links) he creates. The Banner talk 14:14, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
The Banner...so you would rather have a bad article with disambiguation, instead of a good one without disambiguation? I'm not sure you understand the purpose of wikipedia... good quality articles are more important than nit-picking the disambiguation systems. You would rather an encyclopedia full of terrible articles (but disambiguated), instead of great articles like this? 14:37, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
I think you just have to up your own game and don't blame others for your sloppy work. Be responsible for your own edits. The Banner talk 15:19, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
The Banner, when did I blame others? I don't understand what you mean. Mattximus (talk) 15:23, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
You point at other bad articles as excuse for your own substandard work. I am not buying that. Bad work is not an excuse for bad work. And I am not kidding about reverting. Get your game up to standard and solve the links to disambiguation pages yourself. The Banner talk 15:37, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
The Banner, I think you misunderstand how wikipedia works. You are being argumentative and overall negative. While we spoke, another user fixed many of the disambiguations on the page I am working on. This is how it should be, team efforts, community actions. I've brought many pages to featured status with the help of the wikipedia community, this is the first time I heard my work as substandard. Please look again at how the page looked before I started on it, would you rather that? Is that the wikipedia you want? Why not help out instead of making threats. Mattximus (talk) 22:44, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

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  • If you continue adding large numbers of disambiguation links to pages, your editing privileges will be limited to prevent you from doing so. Please fix all disambiguation links you have created before you do anything else in Wikipedia. bd2412 T 14:19, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
T, it is threats like these that have pushed many editors to quit wikipedia. My goal is to make high quality articles, and I have already promoted 10 to featured list status. Here is a recent example of the quality of my work: List of cities and towns in Montana. Now your demand that I fix everything on this page that is in progress right now is rude. Wikipedia is a communal effort, and one person simply can't fix everything right away. Your threat is a response to how I fixed dozens of broken links by sending them to the correct disambiguation page, which is very much an improvement. Would you rather broken and incorrect links that go nowhere or to a disamb page? I can't do everything at once, nor should I be expected to. Mattximus (talk) 14:36, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
I just noticed you are an administrator. You should be more constructive and collaborative instead of threatening if you do care about the project. I have several friends that stopped editing due to comments like yours. Is that the wikipedia you want? Fewer and fewer editors? Mattximus (talk) 14:41, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
Links to disambiguation pages are errors, and are worse than "broken" links because they create the appearance that the problem has been fixed, when it has not. Of course you can't do everything at once, but the one thing you are doing, you can do correctly. Right now you are the single biggest source of new disambiguation links needing repair in the entire encyclopedia. bd2412 T 16:09, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
I went ahead and fixed the Georgia links. For future reference, please note that all links to county names in the U.S. should include the name of the state, e.g. Union County, Georgia. bd2412 T 16:42, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
Not quite true. Missing or broken links are worse than disambiguation pages, since all you need 1 additional click and you are at the right page. Before I fixed them, they did not link to any county, which is much worse. Why not consider the person fixing the disambiguation links to be a collaborator? Various people have fixed links on pages I've been working on over the years that later became featured. This is the team spirit of wikipedia is it not? Thanks for fixing the links on this page, perhaps you can help again when I get to the next list. Mattximus (talk) 18:36, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
I warned you before that I will start reverting when adding a massive amount of links to an article, as you did with "List of municipalities in Georgia (U.S. state)". You are lucky that they were already solved when I came across it. But the warning still stands. The Banner talk 20:39, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
talk, there will be fewer and fewer serious editors if you keep threatening people... Mattximus (talk) 22:45, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
Just bring your work up to standard. The Banner talk 06:49, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

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FLC review[edit]

Hi Mattximus. I should be grateful for a review of List of Local Nature Reserves in Essex at FLC if you have time. Dudley Miles (talk) 10:44, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

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FLC review, too[edit]

If you have some extra time after you're done reviewing the above, a review of List of United States military premier ensembles would also be appreciated. Many thanks. LavaBaron (talk) 23:07, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

PR request[edit]

Hi, I'm planning to take 2003 Cricket World Cup Final to FAC. Sarastro1 has suggested me to invite a few non-cricket specialists to have a look at the article. Any feedback would be much appreciated. Vensatry (talk) 15:38, 28 December 2016 (UTC)

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Louisiana list and Canadian equivalents[edit]

Hi Mattximus, did you see the centering suggestion here? Once done, assuming it is possible, I intend to collapse all my comments as resolved leaving nothing but the final Support comment for ease of the FLC decision makers.

Also, when you get around to updating the municipality lists in Canada with the 2016 census results using the template format, I trust you will remove all existing 2011 census columns in favour of the new 2016 census column equivalents? We should avoid comparing 2016 back to 2006 due to some municipal boundaries being different in 2006 compared to 2016. Also, please ensure the templates used produce center justified cells (again, assuming it is possible, and if it is not we can make the appropriate requests at the template talk page). Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 03:10, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

I've figured out and fixed the centering issue at the Louisiana list. Hwy43 (talk) 04:43, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
Yep I figured we would eliminated the old 2006 column. The templates I put should be centred, but I will check to make sure they are all centred. They should be easier to update since we don't have to manually input the percent change column. Thanks for fixing the Louisiana one. Mattximus (talk) 12:03, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
Great. If I can make one more OCD request... When you replace the table content, I recommend white space between the pipes and the contents of each cell for ease of navigation while editing after the fact. Compare the legibility of the below.
  • |scope="row"| {{anchor|A}}[[Acme, Alberta|Acme]] || Village ||align=center| {{sort|1910-07-07|July 7, 1910}} ||align=center| {{nts|653}} ||align=center| {{nts|656}} ||align=center| {{nts|-0.5}} ||align=center| {{nts|2.47}} ||align=center| {{nts|263.9}}
  • |scope="row"|{{anchor|A}}[[Acme, Alberta|Acme]]||Village||align=center|{{sort|1910-07-07|July 7, 1910}}||align=center|{{nts|653}}||align=center|{{nts|656}}||align=center|{{nts|-0.5}}||align=center|{{nts|2.47}}||align=center|{{nts|263.9}}
I've got my Excel spreadsheet ready to go for a quick swap in of the 2016 results on Wednesday morning for List of municipalities in Alberta. I'll do that after I update the Demographics sections and infoboxes of all Alberta municipalities. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 02:33, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
Sounds good, I don't mind updating the ones I have templates for, it's actually quite quick, and I'll then run it through some filters to make sure the white space is there. Thanks for the suggestions. Mattximus (talk) 21:15, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

List of municipalities in the Northwest Territories[edit]

Just curious but why this? Did you mean to round something else in the article? CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 14:58, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

CBW, see the thread arising from Vensatry's second comment at Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of municipalities in Nova Scotia/archive1. Mattximus, for the others you fixed, please go back to make sure the old, unrecommended source is removed and replaced with the proper source to avoid similar understandable questions from sharp editors such as CBW. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 16:33, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
Oops good catch, all the others should be from the source you recommended. Mattximus (talk) 22:01, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

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Sorry for the inconvenience[edit]

I was really blind looking at the wrong column, sorry. Marcos Hunter (talk) 16:46, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

U.S. Census[edit]

If you lived in the United States, perhaps you would realize just how incorrect it is to say that these regions are not controversial. There are many Census state classifications that are the subject of controversy, and this includes more states than just Oklahoma. Americans rarely look to the Census when trying to define regions, and even within the U.S. federal government, there are different groupings. All the "controversial" bit aside, that wasn't even why I originally added the "-Central" bit (it was more like extra justification on the side). "Southern United States" is not as accurate as "South-Central United States". Even going by the Census, Oklahoma is classified as "West South Central". Would that be preferable? It looks like you, apparently single-handedly, added these sentences to every single list of this type in 2016, so if you could direct me to the discussion (if there was one) where the specifics of these sentences were agreed upon, I would appreciate it. Perhaps more guidance can be sought there. I see that you have put a lot of work into many of these lists, and I'm not questioning the benefit of all that work; it's just this one tiny bit I am referring to here (the "Southern" vs. "South-Central" bit). I don't mean to come off as angry or unkind here (as I think some of my earlier revisions of this may), so if I do, just know that it is unintended. Perhaps you have a great rebuttal or I missed something obvious; I'm all down for hearing it. Master of Time (talk) 06:27, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Well User talk:Master of Time, we can start by asking if you have a source for your statement? I provided you with the official US. Census Regions (and a link). The US census is where all the data from the table comes from, so I thought it was best to use consistent sourcing. Why use one source for the table and a different source in the lead? Also, click on Southern United States, shouldn't this list match up with other wikipedia pages? Why have your different classification here, and then use US census regions on those other pages? Mattximus (talk) 14:29, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

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Reference ‪List of municipalities in Mississippi reversion of 27 March[edit]

Hi. Regardless of the stated source, the recent reversion you made to my "Richland, Mississippi" edit is historically inaccurate and I would appreciate it if you would return it back to my prior edit (i.e. "Fixing typo"). The "February 18, 1850" municipal incorporation date that you reverted it to was, in fact, an original incorporation date of the now unincorporated community of Richland, Holmes County, Mississippi.

To illustrate my point, I am providing you with the following quote and external link to "House Concurrent Resolution 113" commending Lester James Spell, Jr., D.M.V., the 1st Mayor of Richland, who was...

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Thanks. Lieutcoluseng (talk) 01:19, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Lieutcoluseng, it looks like you are correct, you can put back the year but we would also need to include a reference since it contradicts the other reference. Do you know the exact date of incorporation? That would be ideal. Great catch! Mattximus (talk) 01:36, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

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re FLC[edit]

Please re-review Territorial evolution of the United States - I've added an intro, and moved the notes below the table. Thank you! --Golbez (talk) 18:15, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

MOSTITLES[edit]

WP:MOSTITLES Primergrey (talk) 04:12, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

It looks like that branch of the MOS is for legal articles, but I won't quibble. Primergrey (talk) 23:11, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Why that name?[edit]

Lees station should probably be a disambiguation page, because there is an obvious naming conflict with Lees railway station and Lees Station, Tennessee. Secondarywaltz (talk) 21:05, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

It can be renamed Lees station (Ottawa). Mattximus (talk) 23:52, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

why are you reverting my punctuation corrections[edit]

Hi, I appreciate you might not be a native English-speaker, so I'll keep that in mind, but I'd like to know why you are wholesale REVERTING some of the edits I have made, just because — for some unknown reason that isn't explained — you don't agree with the punctuation corrections?

Seriously, do you have an expert knowledge on the English language, because I don't wish to continue this unless I have that ascertained. No offence, but you seem unfamiliar with hyphenation rules.

Also, the other thing I'd like to let you know is that in one edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_municipalities_in_Delaware&action=history) you berated me for putting the word FILE within those edits. I did not insert those. Those tags were automatically placed in there by Wikipedia's system upon the completion of the edit.

Having said that, generally speaking, if you have a problem with a particular part of the edit (but not necessarily the whole edit) don't revert the ENTIRE edit — something that took me several minutes to fix. Change the specific thing what you feel you need to change and then state the reason in the edit summary. Pretty simple. In the past I've seen editors like you before — don't be that guy.

Do the right thing please. Thank you. :-)  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.217.29.182 (talk) 10:00, 4 July 2017 (UTC) 

Islington TTC[edit]

You moved TTC's subway station to the title Islington station. Please see the disambiguation page Islington Station which shows five similarly named stations. Secondarywaltz (talk) 18:34, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

List of Urban Areas by Population[edit]

Hello, can you bring back the "List of Urban Areas by Population" page please? It contains consistent data for urban areas and is more reliable than the new table in the "List of Largest Cities" page. Or at least put the Demographia data into the table as well? Right now the only population data available for urban areas is from various data sources and is not accurate (e.g. Sao Paulo and Mumbai has larger urban population than metro - which is not possible, because by definition a metro area is larger than urban). The "List of Urban Areas by Population" page was really useful for comparisons of various cities, which also contained good definitions of source methodology, and I'm sure it's useful for other users too. Thanks July 11, 2017

Hello, I see you didn't sign so I hope you get this message, but nothing was lost at all from that list. It was merged into List of largest cities. All population numbers were exactly copied over, and used the same sources as before. So it should be identical. I believe it started as only one source, demographia, but slowly people changed it (before I moved it over), so I just maintained whatever was there. I agree with you about the single source being a good idea, however it wasn't the case even when it was in a separate page. Maybe if we went into it's history we could pull a more pure version? What do you think? I could work on this on the weekend. Mattximus (talk) 02:18, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
I think that's a good idea, maybe the data got changed in the "List of largest cities page", e.g. in the original "List of urban areas" page https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_urban_areas_by_population&redirect=no, Delhi had a population of 26.4m whereas in the current list it's only 21.7m (urban area)? There are also other examples like Sao Paulo or Chongqing. So, it'd be good to have that demographia data included into the new table too. Thanks! (I don't edit that much so don't have a username) 65.48.111.2 (talk) 17:15, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
I brought the page back until we sort this out, just so everybody is happy. I think the end goal would be to have a consistent source like demographia for urban populations and have it in the same page as the other definitions to reduce conflict. Mattximus (talk) 22:57, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

18[edit]

Well, we have this in common. We've both visited 18 countries. Which ones have you been to? Sca (talk) 14:46, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Let's see, just counting ones that I've thoroughly toured (not passing through)

  • Canada
  • United States
  • Costa Rica
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Monaco
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Vatican City
  • Slovenia
  • Hungary
  • Czech Republic
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • China

Oh, that's 19, should update. Mattximus (talk) 00:05, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

You're one up on me. Perhaps you'd like my idea of posting a strip of small flags of those countries. Sca (talk) 14:11, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Merge request of List of cities in Illinois and List of towns and villages in Illinois[edit]

Sorry, but I declined your merge request because Chicago is too large to be a town or a village. The two articles will be seperate forever. Todd (talk) 14:02, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

Todd, what does the size of Chicago have to do with the merge request. Almost all states have merged their incorporated places into one list, why is Illinois different? Mattximus (talk) 15:19, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

Re Your edit to Kingston, Ontario[edit]

Hi, Okay I see what you did. Changed census stats source from “population centre” to “metropolitan area”, although not sure why you did that. But I don’t see the 123,798 figure. The total I see now is 161,175 (at top, population, 2016). I’m obviously not seeing something or am totally confused. Still learning about how to use census data obviously. Can you clarify? Thanks!  BC  talk to me 23:17, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

Sure  BC . There are several census divisions used by stats can, however by far the most commonly used unit is the municipality, in this case the city. The population for all municipalities in Ontario including the city of Kingston can be found here: [3]. Metropolitan area is another measure that includes neighbouring municipalities, and makes the most sense for places like Toronto, where neighbouring city borders are blurred in a continuous urban expanse. Those are usually the two reported measures. Stats can also does population centre measurement, which is mostly for large municipalities with a small core (Chatham-Kent is a perfect example), but even then we prefer to use the municipal population on wikipedia, since the population centre is arbitrary and does not involve any administrative boundaries. Does that help understanding? Please let me know if you have any more questions. Mattximus (talk) 00:42, 29 August 2017 (UTC)
Yes indeed, thanks for this. But where did you get the 123,798 figure for the total? I only see the 161,175 figure at the top for the total here:[4]- BC  talk to me 04:46, 29 August 2017 (UTC)
 BC , the link you provided was for the census metropolitan area around Kingston, not the city of Kingston itself. That would be found in the link I posted above, along with the populations of all other muncipalities in Ontario. Mattximus (talk) 10:16, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

Ways to improve Former municipalities of Nova Scotia[edit]

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Toronto schools[edit]

I've reverted your splitting of List of schools in the Toronto District School Board, making the elementary schools list into a redirect. It was flagged at a Wikipedia criticism site as consisting largely of secondary schools, and I found only one purely elementary school in the whole list. I've merged in material from the elementary school article's lead to form a more comprehensive lead for the high schools list.

In going through the elementary schools list, I found some schools that are not listed in what was the high schools list. In some cases I believe this comes from our having an article on a now closed or merged school, but I was going to insert them all in the comprehensive article for completeness' sake, but the tables use different parameters. So I'm going to list them on the talk page. Yngvadottir (talk) 20:14, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

There are far, far too many Elementary schools (in the hundreds) to be mixed with the secondary school list. The list would be even more enormous. Mattximus (talk) 21:33, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

List of mobile network operators[edit]

Hey, your recent edit on List of mobile network operators, where we reverted each other's edit over the flag icon. My explanation to that is (no1) China Mobile is from China so the Chinese national flag in the company column. now in main markets column China Mobile primarily operates in mainland China, and CMHK operates only in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region so there should be Hong Kong flag, as CMHK doesn't have any network operation in mainland China. Just like (no23) "3" is from Hong Kong so Hong Kong flag. I'm from Hong Kong and Hong Kong's flag is not just any other subnational flag, Hong Kong is a SAR of China. Hope you understand, cheers! S 0524 (talk) 22:01, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

edit 1, edit 2 by me, edit 3, edit links for reference! S 0524 (talk) 22:05, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

Policy on renomination[edit]

Hi, Mattximus. Unlike FAC, FLC doesn't have a mandatory wait time before renomination. If you're confident that you've fixed the issues that were raised at the first nomination (and it looks like you did), feel free to begin another FLC at any time. Giants2008 (Talk) 22:03, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

Tyne and Wear Metro[edit]

Reading the last oknazevad's reply in the List of metro systems talk page, I feel it's time to try putting Tyne and Wear Metro again into the list; however, I think that a respected editor like you, who sits among the first twenty "top contributor" of that page, would be more suited to do it than some anonymous (that's me). So, if you want to assume the honour and the burden ... 93.57.255.93 (talk) 21:35, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

talk you can do it but I'll watch for reverts. Mattximus (talk) 22:18, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
Ok, I'll try. But, due to the protection, my contributions (being anonymous) are subject to revision and this will almost inevitably lead to the rejection of such an edit. 93.57.255.93 (talk) 15:14, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
Done. Awaiting review (with fingers crossed) 93.57.255.93 (talk) 15:57, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

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Ways to improve List of Xi'an Metro stations[edit]

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Delhi metro stations[edit]

Yeah even I realized that the additional 15 stations in Delhi Metro are basically inter-change stations coinciding other lines, thanks again. Blesson 12:44, 16 March 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Blessonprakash92 (talkcontribs)

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Municipalities in New Mexico[edit]

Hi Mattximus. Noticed your post on the NM WikiProject page. The New Mexico Municipal League might be a helpful source. Does the info on this page get at what's missing from the lead? Also noticed a couple of newer cities missing from the table: Anthony and Rio Communities. Let me know if I can be of more help with this. Quercusechinus (talk) 03:29, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks again Quercusechinus. I've went through your links and significantly added to the lead. I will work on cleaning up the refs later. I'm not sure about the quality of my writing, so I'm wondering if you have time to give that paragraph a once over? I'm thinking of nominating this for featured list once the lead is looked over. Either way, thanks for your help! Mattximus (talk) 21:18, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

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