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Hello! Please don't directly edit the {{wider attention list}}, as the bot will just steamroll all over edits made to the page. You can get it listed, though, by tagging the bot request with {{wider attention|VshBot → O (bot)}} MessedRocker (talk) 05:11, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

RFC discussion of User:Daniel

A request for comments has been filed concerning the conduct of Daniel (talk · contribs). You are invited to comment on the discussion at Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Daniel. --   j    talk   04:32, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Good thing that was deleted, as I wouldn't have been participating in that anyway. (O - RLY?) 14:11, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

List of auxiliary Interstate Highways

please finish your revisions. The green construction tag should be temporairly be post, and they should be finished as soon as possible. And don't just leave us work you don't think we can do. Even editors have an account, the tables are not very easy.I got you start by setting up the format. Please finish the rest.Freewayguy 23:07, 18 July 2007 (UTC)HPShu789194

Then I suggest you learn the table formatting to get a hang of it. Also, please close your <font> tags, and learn how to properly sign your posts on talk pages. (O - RLY?) 23:21, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

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Peer review comments

I've commented at Wikipedia:WikiProject Highways/Peer review/U.S. Route 322 in New Jersey. I'm particularly interested in the "American Highways" publication (or is it a newsletter?); it could be very useful for many articles. --NE2 23:35, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

You're gonna need to ask JA10 about that, as I don't have it. (O - RLY?) 23:37, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
I'm not sure how you can cite something you haven't seen, but OK. --NE2 23:57, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Route 40

I undid your edit thinking it was my own mistake. I don't think the text has to flow between the two tables: it is not recommended to have text between both left and right floats. Also, if the text does flow that way, the image placement is messed up. Geometry guy 18:40, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

The discussion is on the talk page. (O - RLY?) 18:40, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, I will comment there. Geometry guy 18:47, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Userpage Contest

My apologies, about asuming I won the contest. I saw that the one above me had only one judge, and, the intelligent human being I am, Assumed only one score was given. Apologies †Ðanieltiger45† Talk to me 21:26, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

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PA 19

Please see Wikipedia:Disambiguation#Deciding to disambiguate: "Ask yourself: When a reader enters this term in the Wikipedia search box and pushes "Go", what article would they most likely be expecting to view as a result?" It is more likely that someone will mistakenly call US 19 PA 19 (even PennDOT does it) than be looking for information on the obscure 1920s route. --NE2 00:42, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm talking about signing errors. --NE2 00:51, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

I know why you're doing it, and I know it's wrong. Disambiguation pages should be used when there is no one thing that a reader that types in the term will be looking for.

By the way, PennDOT does make signage errors: [1] They also make errors on their website: [2] --NE2 01:11, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

What's the deal with Pennsylvania Route 39 (1920s). There's no references for the article, and I'm not sure where to look. I've looked in maps, but I haven't had any luck finding anything. Please respond on my talk page. Thanks! --Son 22:11, 24 July 2007 (UTC)


Your bot request has been approved for trials, please see Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/O bot for details. — xaosflux Talk 23:00, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for notifying; I somehow saw the edit to the BRFA on my watchlist before I got the new messages bar... (O - RLY?) 23:02, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for helping out with the BUPC

Many thanks for operating the BUPC while I was at CTY, right now I am trying to restart my new life after losing my password. Now I shall recruit some judges for the Tounament of Champions. Do you think the Jimbo Wales might judge? I shall try to recruit him. Marlith 00:31, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Making Maps for State Routes

How can I be able to make maps for state routes (in my case, Pennsylvania)?

I was gonna try and do it for a few of the pages I am watching over, but dont know how to do it without messing something up. Thanks Whammies Were Here (PYLrulz) 19:41, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Unusual Adoption Request

Hi! Im an English teacher in Toluca Mexico (west of Mexico City). My Advanced B classes will be contributing to Wikipedia as the focus of their English course for Fall 2007. I am looking for people who would like to mentor my students (who will be working in groups) as they do the following assignments: Edit and article (adding a citation), writing a stub with a citation, translating an English language article for Spanish Wikipedia and for the final project, writing a full article for English Wiki (they can expand on the stub mentioned previously). What I would like to do is put a list of "mentors/adopters" on my talk page as a kind of short cut for my students, who have limited time to get things done. The semester begings Aug 6, but the real Wikipedia work wont begin until the beginning of Sept. If you would like to add your name to my list, please go to my talk page and add it there, perhaps with a short introduction, if you like.

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Thelmadatter 20:44, 26 July 2007 (UTC)Thelmadatter

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Thank you for your opposition of my recent unsuccsessful rfa, which concluded today with a final tally of 22/15/3. The comments and suggestions from this rfa, combined with the comments left during my first rfa, have given me a good idea of where I need improvement.
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Thank you

Thank you for your support at my recent Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Angus Lepper RfA, which failed, with no consensus to promote me. However, I appreciate the concerns raised during the course of the discussion (most notably, a lack of experience, particularly in admin-heavy areas such as XfDs and policy discussions) and will attempt to address these before possibly standing again in several months time. Angus Lepper(T, C, D) 16:02, 28 July 2007 (UTC)


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Arbitration request for User:NE2

Good evening. An arbitration request has been opened for NE2. I have placed you as an involved party as you have recently been involved in NE2's past RFCs. You are therefore invited to take part in the discussion at Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration#NE2. Thank you. —Imdanumber1 (talk contribs  email) 03:18, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Speedy

I see that you have been closing requests in this area. You may not be aware that your actions are in conflict with the instructions on the page. Please stop closing these requests and please stop performing the moves until such time as these requests are closed properly and listed at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Working. If you have a response, please make it here (not on my page) as I have added this page to my watchlist. --After Midnight 0001 04:14, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Talk:Pennsylvania Route 145 Engtech?

Saw your change Engtech --> Geography, on the surface a sensible thought.

However, neither to be perverse nor contrary, I shall be resetting it back to Engtech:

  • First, there is a master list at WP:GA and in that list Pennsylvania Route 145 was placed in Engtech-->Transport-->Road Transport-->Pennsylvania Route 145. Other Pennsylvania routes are also listed under that particular topic branching (Routes 222, 39, Schuylkill Expressway...). Note that while roads have a geographic aspect, they are also artificially constructed and constitute examples of engineering. One may argue for days on what constitutes the primary sort attribute; choice of how one organizes a topic tree oft-time depends on anticipating what one expects to look for frequently and choosing to make those topics primary. Here, consensus arrived at the notion that the artificial, constructed aspects of roads is the primary constant search key; geography is a less stable attribute. To see this, consider trying to attribute a geographic aspect to a very long road that spans many geographic regions: US Interstate 80. Spanning a continent, one cannot say where the road is to any great degree of precision, New Jersey works as well as California as well as all the states in between, but its designation as a work of engineering is comparatively stable. This is why Good Articles about roads are not typically placed in the Geography category; for significantly long roads, its difficult to attribute the idea of place to them (If you take a moment to review the Geography section at WP:GA, you'll see no category for roads as a 'kind of place').
  • Categorizing an article contrary to its location in WP:GA will cause confusion in the future. Unless a reviewer failed to categorize an article, we in the WP:UCGA task force are not using our judgment whatsoever. Instead, we are following the classification scheme established by WP:GA so as to be consistent with the one document where the fullest possible classification scheme is in place. Only when an article fails to appear in WP:GA do we make a judgment about its topic, and in those cases follow as closely as possible to how similar articles have been classified at WP:GA. We then set the topic on the talk page and locate the article at WP:GA.

Thank you for checking my work and keeping me honest. However, please don't change my edit again. Instead, if you have concerns about how this classification scheme works, raise them at WikiProject Good articles/Uncategorized Good articles task force talk page, where I and other editors are engaged in updating article topic classifications. We'd be interested in hearing your point of view about article classification schemes. Thanks! Take care. — Gosgood 18:13, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Ah, I was looking at PA 222's categorisation, and saw geography. But eh, point taken. (O - RLY?) 18:29, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for pointing that out (I changed it, per reasoning above). Those of us in this classification slog get cross-eyed and make mistakes. Thank you for catching one. Take care — Gosgood 22:23, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Edit Summary reply

Thanks. Normally, im pretty good with trying to type something in the edit summary box, but sometimes, when im going on a streak, like I am, creating pages for the Pennsylvania Route Numbers, or getting edits down one after another, I do sometimes forget about the edit summary box.

Oh, anything on how I can be able to make a map for state routes? (from my one question up the page a little bit earlier)Whammies Were Here (PYLrulz) 01:17, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Edit: One other thing I forgot, for the other route numbers im getting for the PA routes, on the route numbers where the next route number is a decomissioned number, you want me to list that as next instead of the next commissioned route? Sorry for the extra question on here, but I figure I get my bases covered that way I dont mix up on anything else. Thanks Whammies Were Here (PYLrulz) 01:23, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Yes, list the decommissioned route. (O - RLY?) 01:25, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Best User Page Contest

So if some pillocks try to delete our fun contest, and we are able to successfully fend them off, do we get to rub it in their faces? Haha. GlassCobra 18:31, 30 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi, O, and thanks for your participation in my RfA. I've withdrawn it, and will be writing up an "analysis" of it, which will soon be available at User:Giggy/RfA/Giggy when it's done. Please come around when you get the chance, and give me feedback on how I can improve. Thanks again, Giggy UCP 04:04, 31 July 2007 (UTC)


The championship has come. Please come and play!Marlith T/C 22:54, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

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Wondering if you would be interesting in signing User:Rschen7754/Apology. This will be AWB'ed to all USRD users. --Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 03:53, 6 August 2007 (UTC)