User talk:Timeshift9

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You must be happy! What a shocker for the Liberals, even if they do scrape together a minority government. Meanwhile I'm just crossing my fingers that Annabel Digance definitely wins Elder, because then we can have an article on her. (It's sad, but that is a significant factor in how much I want individual candidates to win now - blue links in previous election articles. It has softened the blow of many a recent Coalition landslide. It's also why I'm pulling for Madeleine Ogilvie from amongst that unpalatable bunch of Labor types still in the running in Denison.) Frickeg (talk) 02:17, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Oh i'm very happy, I was expecting the Libs to easily win a majority a week ago. I'm again shocked with seats like Light and Mawson, but they do have good local members. I don't think the Libs will scrape together a minority govt. I think the final result will be 23 Labor, 22 Liberal, 2 Independent. Brock will go through the motions but end up supporting Labor. Who knows what Such will do, but he's been Speaker under Labor before and he could do so again. And considering how the SA Libs did their scorched earth tactic in independent seats, i'd say the indies wouldn't be liking the Libs a whole lot at the moment. It will also inherantly be a more stable minority government by Labor relying on one independent than the Libs relying on two, esp Brock. But even if the Libs do somehow scrape together a minority govt, it will be hilarious after how the Libs have treated minority governments like the devil. SA did it easily in 2002 and we can do it again. And yes, I like Digance too, and she's won. A current swing of just 0.1 against her to still be on 51.9 2pp, she's home and hosed. "You can't trust Habib" over council funding cuts vs Lindsay pamphlet scandal... seriously, glass houses. Except for Cory Bernardi, for once in his life. My favourite quote of the election night goes to Xenophon... "The Libs fought this as though it was a game of lawn bowls". :D Also amused at how many minor/micro upper house candidates talked themselves up massively but failed abysmally. Collectively, the non-parliamentary party vote got slashed by a quarter. I call it the Druery factor, people waking up to funky ATL pref flows and avoiding them like the plague :) I expect the same pattern at the WA Senate election. Timeshift (talk) 02:20, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
I was pretty happy with the LC result as well - pretty much status quo, except Bressington's seat going to the Libs. Very glad no micros got up; slightly bemused so many people really think John Darley is going to serve a full term, but maybe they trust Xenophon to choose someone decent (to which I say: Ann Bressington, Exhibit A. At least she's gone). Also interesting to see Palmer doing so badly both there and in Tas (not to mention Katter, who may as well merge with PUP right now). Frickeg (talk) 03:20, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
At one point, Druery's magic almost got the Shooters and Fishers over the line, but that was erased as counting continued. Bressington was like a Lib anyway, so definately status quo. And PUP was always going to go downhill after the 2013 fed election. But he'll retain his seat at the next election even though he doesn't show up to parliament... only in that wacky state of QLD! Timeshift (talk) 03:22, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

So Marshall is claiming a clear first preference majority with 44.3%. Interesting definition of a "clear majority". Djapa Owen (talk) 14:52, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Abbott says the party with the 2pp majority has the right to govern a hung parliament! lol! Timeshift (talk) 22:01, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
So nice to know that the outcome of the 2010 federal hung parliament met with Abbott's approval. Either way, an indictment of the Libs' suburban Adelaide campaigns and candidate selections. Not to mention Bignell and Piccolo - they remind me of Peter Watson in WA, defying the trend every time. Frickeg (talk) 22:16, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
Annabel Digance :) And she's gone from a -0.1% swing to a +0.4% swing. Fancy that, Labor increasing their post-election-night vote ;) Timeshift (talk) 04:45, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
Yay. And look at all those lovely blue links. :) Frickeg (talk) 07:30, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Adelaide meetup[edit]

Hi Timeshift9, I've just suggested a date for the next WP Adelaide Meetup. Pdfpdf does come along to these events, and he's not a bad chap, really, once you get to know him. Cheers, Bahudhara (talk) 06:01, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Bahudhara, thanks for the offer, and i'm sure Pdfpdf is nice in person, but i'll pass thankyou :) Timeshift (talk) 06:07, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

SA Election Results[edit]

I would have included the 2pp vote as well as the 2cp vote for those seats, but I can't seem to find them anywhere. Kirsdarke01 (talk) 02:03, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

You'll find Heysen here however for Fisher, Frome and Mt Gambier, just insert 2PP with the percentage only from here until the individual vote numbers are released by the ECSA. Timeshift (talk) 02:07, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

I've got the script working to output the results tables, and I'm just tweaking the 2CP part... Should the swing be from Antony Green's notional margin calculations, or ECSA's or just last election's margins? I was presuming the ABC ones re: the discussion on the talk page. I'm not sure what the usual arrangement is for SA. I've got all three sets of margins so no problem to change them around if needed. --Canley (talk) 02:07, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Good question. I'd go with Antony's. Timeshift (talk) 02:09, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Infobox on WA Senate election page[edit]

Hi Timeshift I saw you reverted my addition of the Infobox at Australian Senate special election in Western Australia, 2014. You said that because it's not a House election an Infobox is not required. I'm not sure why you say this? What is the precedent for this? Thanks LordFixit (talk) 23:42, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Australian Senate election, 1970 and the other 3 Senate-only elections. If you want to include it then you can gain consensus on the article's talkpage for your disputed change. Thanks. Timeshift (talk) 23:46, 7 April 2014 (UTC)