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April - National Contribution Month[edit]

Good day Radagast,

During the month of April, Wikimedia Canada is preparing the National Contribution Month, and we are looking for experienced contributors to organize a contribution day (or half-day) in their region.

Contribution days are activities where Wikipedia's contributors, students, or anybody interested in contributing to Wikipedia meets together to collectively improve a predetermined theme. This meetings generally take place in library where references are easy of access, but can be organized in any communal room. Beside improving articles, a goal of this participatory workshops is to initiate neophyte in the cooperative contribution of Wikipedia.

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Ion LRT route diagram[edit]

What is the "Waterloo Spur" and how does it relate to the Ion LRT? Is there an additional line planned there? Secondarywaltz (talk) 19:17, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

It's the lightly-used rail line that currently runs through Uptown, Waterloo Park, the east edge of UW campus and north beyond Northfield to Elmira. Its only real use today is by the occasional freight car to Elmira industry, and by the Waterloo Central Railway. It's owned by the Region meaning it can be easily converted into primarily light rail use. It will remain accessible by freight even after Ion is built, hence my references to it in the diagram. Radagast (talk) 19:23, 19 October 2013 (UTC)
Should its relevance be mention in the article? Secondarywaltz (talk) 19:31, 19 October 2013 (UTC)
Might be a good idea, yeah. I'll think on that. Radagast (talk) 19:55, 19 October 2013 (UTC)
You could just add what you told me. That summary above would do for now. Secondarywaltz (talk) 21:04, 19 October 2013 (UTC)
Actually did a wholesale update to the 'Route' section, which really needed it anyway. Look good? Radagast (talk) 21:26, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Requested move for subway lines in Toronto[edit]

Hello there. I noticed that you opposed a move request for the following pages:

In light of discussion after your comments were submitted, I would like to request that you re-visit the move discussion and re-evaluate your position based on recent discussion. I am not trying to push you to change your answer, I only wish to have the discussion reflect all the facts, and try and facilitate some consensus. In good faith. --Natural RX 16:09, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:IXpress[edit]

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Ion route diagram[edit]

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Eglinton Crosstown stations[edit]

New articles for these stations have now been created. I think we should we just follow the lead on this and help with those articles - which would eventually need to be created. I will update with info from your list, and mark it when I have done that. I have added a couple of location photos and could probably find more. Secondarywaltz (talk) 03:43, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Map opinion[edit]

Hello there. I have spruced up the TTC subway map mildly, only adding accessible stations and washrooms to it. Do you think I should replace the map in place with this or leave it as is? Craftwerker (talk) 15:42, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure it benefits from them, to be honest, particularly at a typical scale. Radagast (talk) 02:52, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
OK - I thought so too, particularly for the disability indicators. I will leave the main map as is. Thanks! Craftwerker (talk) 09:50, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Hi again. Please take another peek - I enlarged the disability icons and also the text throughout ... it is more readable but perhaps looks...bloated? ;) Craftwerker (talk) 02:38, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
Definitely a boost to readability all around. Still not certain if the icons are necessary - perhaps open a discussion on the hosting article's talk? Radagast (talk) 04:18, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks -- OK! Craftwerker (talk) 13:03, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
Hi there. BTW, the future map has received some online attention! :x Craftwerker (talk) 14:10, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Kitchener station[edit]

On the Template:Ion LRT route diagram you have linked from "Central Station" to Kitchener railway station without any explanation for this name. Do you have some information and references you can add to the railway station article? Secondarywaltz (talk) 19:02, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Mainly Kitchener railway station#Future, but more robust links would be a good idea. I'll look into that when I have a bit more time. Radagast (talk) 19:05, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
But you changed the name to "Central Station". Where did you get that? Secondarywaltz (talk) 19:12, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
[1], as I noted in the edit log. Radagast (talk) 19:35, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. There are station designs being revealed today. They don't seem to know what the names are and change them every time there is a new announcement. I think the CBC mistook the generic "Cental Stations", meaning all the stations in the cental area, for a proper name. Transit hub seems to be still used. Secondarywaltz (talk) 19:50, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
It's in other media as well. The original proposal was 'King Station' which was then changed to 'Central Station - Innovation District' at the prompting of Kitchener Mayor Vrbanovic. Radagast (talk) 20:22, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

September 2015[edit]

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AWB[edit]

I have enabled your AWB access. Biblioworm 19:20, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Ion stations[edit]

Will you be producing articles for Ion in the same naming format of "Name LRT station" as used for the Eglinton Crosstown? Perhaps they not going to be substantial enough structures with sufficient references to deserve separate articles, and are simply like streetcar stops. I ask this because I noticed the picture you recently added of a station under construction. Let me know if you create those. Secondarywaltz (talk) 20:22, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

It's in my long-term plans but I'm intending to give it a bit more time until things are further along. The one I posted a picture of is one of about three right now with both tracks and platform pad; a few more have one or the other, and many more have neither. I'll try to keep you posted. Radagast (talk) 21:11, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
I've started a station list at User:Secondarywaltz/Transit. You are welcome to take that as you own. Secondarywaltz (talk) 19:03, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

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Corduroy road?[edit]

Hi Radagast,

I see that you took some of the great photos used in the Ion rapid transit article. Any chance you'd want to take some photos of the corduroy road? I think it would be cool to have some available, but I guess it won't be visible for long. Thanks - Themightyquill (talk) 08:24, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

I won't be able to get to that part of Waterloo myself anytime soon, I'm afraid. However, I do know some folks who have been to see it; I'll see if I can persuade any of them to share any pics they have under an appropriate licence. Radagast (talk) 13:03, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

File:Sheppard Line.png listed for discussion[edit]

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SmartTrack[edit]

I'd invite your comment on this. Thanks. --Natural RX 13:17, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

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Ion references[edit]

Have you looked for references? The one you have been adding to each station article is what I found. Here http://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/Planning-Around-Rapid-Transit.asp are more sources of information for some of the stations. Click on the links for each station. There is much more for you to find, if you only look. Secondarywaltz (talk) 18:51, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

Let's reduce the environmental impact of the Wikimedia movement![edit]

Hi Radagast (great username, by the way!), please allow me to get in touch because you have stated sympathy with environmental causes on your user page. I would like to invite you to check out the Environmental impact project page on Meta, where I am trying to create some momentum to reduce the environmental impact of the Wikimedia movement. My first goal is to have all the Wikimedia servers run on renewable energy. Maybe you could show your support for this project as well by adding your signature here? Thank you, --Gnom (talk) 22:06, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Long "e" sound[edit]

Which sound is denoted as "long 'e'" in the pronunciation hint for the word Weber in the Weber Street article? Did later corrections do this knowledge a favour? I am just curious if the interpretation of the term "long 'e'" differs across readers. Also, I wonder if a credible source could be found to the history of naming the street. Cheers and thanks for adding the knowledge. --ilgiz (talk) 01:19, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

The IPA pronunciation that's currently there accurately reflects the local pronunciation, yes. As for a source, that might be tricky; I'm neither a linguist or a historian, so I wouldn't know where to look. Certainly any local news stories in video or audio format that mention the street will use this pronunciation. Radagast (talk) 05:21, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Unblock[edit]

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Caught by an open proxy block but this host or IP is not an open proxy. This is the IP at my workplace, the activity leading to the block must be from other users here. Radagast (talk) 21:57, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

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Request reason:

Caught by an open proxy block but this host or IP is not an open proxy. The IP is apparently 207.35.68.17, per my editing denial page. I do not know if this is a proxy or not, or what type, but it is a corporate network. Radagast (talk) 23:33, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

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A bot identified an open proxy operating on that IP; I no longer see the proxy on the identified port, so I've removed the block. Kuru (talk) 01:09, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

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