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List of best-selling girl groups[edit]

Hi TenPoundHammer – yes, I know, your heart probably sank when you saw the title of this post, it's a nightmare you've spent the last three years trying to forget. I noticed that you AfD'd this article back in 2012 and I read through that discussion – I entirely agree with the arguments you and Status put forward back then, and I don't think the article is in any better shape now. I've discussed my two major areas of concern on the talk page: specifically, that the overall list of best-selling girl groups worldwide is missing some fairly obvious omissions, simply because we can't source figures for them; that there is no point trying to have separate tables for physical and digital sales in this day and age; and that the list of best-selling singles in the US is fundamentally flawed as it only consists of singles by the Spice Girls and million-sellers from 2005 onwards. GabeMc's argument that it could be improved by using the RIAA Gold & Platinum database is no good as it won't include any certifications from before 2005, so you have to look elsewhere for sources: I stated mine in the talk page discussion, but I can't guarantee I haven't missed any.

I suspect if it goes to AfD again, it will come up against exactly the same counter-arguments – the best compromise suggestion I can come up with for the US singles section is to simply list the singles that have been certified platinum or double platinum using the RIAA database and the BHSA book, without trying to rank them. Although frankly, I agree that this whole article is next to useless. I'm also having to contend with a few Fifth Harmony obsessives who insist that "Worth It" has sold 2 million in the US, without providing any evidence (the cited article next to the song's entry clearly states 1.2 million, backed up by the fact it's only been certified single platinum by the RIAA). Any comments, suggestions, observations, or do I simply throw my hands up in the air at the whole thing? Thanks for your time. Richard3120 (talk) 16:21, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Don't It[edit]

Just noticed you edited my revision to Don't It by Billy Currington... I'm certain the song is not in B major, so I'm not sure why my edit was undone? — Preceding unsigned comment added by MusicRowRadio (talkcontribs) 18:32, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

List of County-Designated Highways in Michigan[edit]

I overhauled List of County-Designated Highways in Michigan so that it uses a single table per the formatting from WP:USRD/STDS/L. In the process, I removed some entries from the page because they've never appeared on the official state maps. I went through all of the maps from 1970 through 2015 to make sure that I got all of the years figured out appropriately. As I noted on the list's talk page though, 6 numbers never appeared on the official state maps, and I think you had been the one who added 4 of those. I have plans at some point to look at some old Alger County plat atlases at the research library in the Marquette Regional History Center, so I may be able to restore H-09 and H-60 to the table.

If you know of a set of old maps that show them, we can add rows in the table for those other designates and create the missing redirects for them. However, it appears you added them based on a single map. It would be nice if we had a range of years to establish an approximate time frame for when they appeared and when they disappeared. Given the history of these designations, even Bessert's site is quite lacking in information about each designation. If you have enough old maps to allow us to pinpoint the first and last years for F-07, F-09, F-17 and F-24, and if you could get me copies so I could trace their routes on MDOT"s PRFA site to compute their lengths, that would be great. Imzadi 1979  01:24, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

I assume you're talking about all the routes in Ogemaw County such as F-7, F-12, F-22, etc., most of which were never on the MDOT maps? Most of those came from a 1978 road map that I don't know the current location of, but they're all still marked on Google Maps (albeit minus the "F"s). I went down F-22 (Rose City Road) earlier this year, and do know that at least it is still signed in the field. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 01:42, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes, but are there any other maps to flesh out the range of years? At least with the official maps, we have access to a full set from 1970 through 2015 and can note when the various designations appeared and disappeared. Unfortunately, we can't rely personal observations, so we need maps showing these. Imzadi 1979  01:53, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
@Imzadi1979: Unfortunately I don't have any other Ogemaw County maps from the appropriate era on hand, nor can I find the 1978 map I used as a source in 2009. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 01:54, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
((Ping|Imzadi1979}} I found something that's a start. [This] is a scan from the "Michigan County Atlas" by Universal Map, which uses a map from their 1988 map "Northern Highlands". This verifies all of the mysterious "F" routes in Ogemaw county, although there seem to be two different number systems going on. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 05:53, 25 August 2015 (UTC)