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Same-sex marriage in the UK[edit]

Regarding your comment on Image talk:Laws on homosexuality.PNG: the United Kingdom does not have same-sex marriage. The law that recently came into effect in the UK allowed for Civil partnerships. NoIdeaNick 00:32, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Your RfA[edit]

Hi there,

I placed a comment on your recently-posted Request for Adminship, suggesting that you withdraw the request until you have some more editing experience here. Rather than just leave it at that, I thought I should explain what I mean in some more detail:

Most people that regularly vote on RfAs have some criteria that they like to see in candidates before they decide to support them, such as: that the candidate has made a certain number of edits, that they have experience that would help them as an admin, and so on. The bottom line is that people need to feel comfortable that a user needs the administrator tools, and that they wouldn't misuse them (as an innocent mistake, or out of malice). Unfortunately, while your editing record is a good one, most users are very demanding about RfA candidates.

If you wish to run in a successful RfA there are a few activities you can take part in that - aside from being pretty fun - will help build up a basic level of trust and familiarity with other users. Here are a few good ones:

  1. Consider joining a WikiProject, and take part in improving the articles that fall under its scope. WikiProjects are a pretty good way to get involved in editing regularly, if you'd like to make more contributions to articles.
  2. Join in Recent Changes/Newpages Patrolling. It is pretty monotonous work, but is extremely useful for learning how Wikipedia works behind the scenes. They also demonstrate a committment to fighting vandalism, which is often a determining factor in gaining others' trust.
  3. Use edit summaries for each and every edit you make. It may not seem like much, but edit summaries make like much easier for everybody. It's not a big thing, but it is very helpful.

Don't be disheartened if you decide to withdraw, or if your request doesn't succeed. You're welcome to make another Request for Adminship at any time in the future, and your new request will be viewed as totally separate to the previous one - some users will take the second self-nomination as a mark of enthusiasm, and factor that into their vote. I look forward to seeing more of you in the future. If you have any questions, or want to talk to someone about anything, please don't hesitate to leave a message at my talk page.

Cheers, and good luck in the future. --RandyWang (raves/rants) 08:43, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Hi again. I have some answers for you, since you asked so nicely. :)
  1. To join a WikiProject, all you really need to do is start participating in it - there's no formal requirement, really. For instance, to join WikiProject Television, you just have to start editing the pages they suggest (there's usually a todo list on the WikiProject's discussion page, such as the TV one here. If you want to become a committed member of the project, and for people to recognise that, there's generally some way to add yourself to a list of users in the project - using the Television example above, you just have to add yourself to the list at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Television, and optionally place the userbox on your user page.
  2. I suggest that you put off any future RfA until at least 3-4 months from now, mainly because anything less is usually to little time for other users to be confident that you've addressed their previous reservations. Of course, it's certainly possible to succeed within two months or less of an unsuccessful RfA, but it's much harder to do so. If you're really determined, you'd might even consider requesting an Editor review, where other users are invited to critique your contributions and suggest ways in which you could improve. Alternatively, you could join the long, long line for Esperanza's Admin coaching program, although you'll have to be patient with that. There's quite a backlog: I've been in line for weeks, with no end in sight! :)
Anyway, feel free to ask any other questions you may have, and good luck in the future. RandyWang (raves/rants) 09:03, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Your RFA[edit]

There are periods during which you have not been on for one or more weeks. For example, the most recent example is your absence from June 5-30. While I sympathize with your desire to do more, you need to be active far more regularly. Administrators are also expected to make much larger contributions than several posts per day-it's a large job. You have fewer than 500 posts, and that is what many administrators achieve during one week performing administrative duties. I don't see how you would be able to do that as of now. I would recommend withdrawing and being far more involved in the future, submitting your name once more after an extended period. Michael 09:22, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

To withdraw, go to the RfA page and delete your nomination and the votes. That should remove mnetion of it, and you'll be able to start out fresh and re-submit your name in the future. Michael 09:31, 22 July 2006 (UTC)
Dear Tom, in fact, since it's useful and common practice to keep an archive of closed RfAs, the appropriate course of action is to strike your original acceptance and explicitly state your desire to withdraw your nomination. That page will be preserved as a record, and whenever you see fit to re-submit yourself, you can created a bew RfA page with a #2 extension. In the current circumstances, the history of the existing page will still be displayed and the issue may be brought up against you at a new nomination. I suggest you to restore the text and state your desire to withdraw; I'll archive the page if you need. We can talk later about my modest advices on how to eventually submit yourself for adminship, if you wish, k? Cheers, Phaedriel The Wiki Soundtrack! - 09:54, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

I was one of the people who suggested that Tom withdraw his nomination (mostly due to the WP:SNOW effect with no change in sight) but I feel the need to disagree on two points. First, I believe that he should be able to blank this RFA page if he wants to, although there is probably some sort of precedent which does not allow that to happen. Second, I think the wording "the history of the existing page will still be displayed and the issue may be brought up against you at a new nomination" is just a bit too harsh and over the top. Used against him? For wanting to contribute more of his own spare time to a non-profit organization? Come on. Silensor 17:04, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Dear Silensor, I feel you are misunderstanding me, or maybe I was unable to explain myself properly. Regarding the first point, it is my belief that every RfA process which has received at least one vote makes a valid process, regardless of its outcome, and as such it must be archived and preserved. Some time ago I was talking about this with NoSeptember, who also informed me that the sole circumstance in which the deletion of a RfA page can be considered in order to start anew is in the event that no votes have been posted and for whatever reason the process has been halted before getting any.
But I mostly wish to address your second concern. You're making it sound as if I was threatening Tom, which is exactly the opposite of my intention. I merely wanted him to leave the best image he could at this closed RfA process regarding a possible new nomination in the future. Haven't you ever seen a second nomination getting comments like "why has the nominee not mentioned he was nominated x time ago?" Both you and I know that reasons to oppose are very numerous, and seeing the opinions that are currently being expressed at RfA, a comment like "Oppose, the candidate blanked this page on his previous nomination (see this page history) - this looks like he was trying to silence the oppose votes he was getting back then", unfortunately wouldn't surprise me in the least - some people seem to oppose for less these days, don't you think?
This being said, I believe Tom is on the right track; and should he continue on this path, most likely I will support his nomination when the time comes. I'm sorry about the length of this reply, but I really wanted to clarify my point. The last thing I'd ever, ever want to transmit is that I'm biting a newcomer - on the contrary, he has my wholehearted will to help him in whatever he may need. Warm regards, Phaedriel The Wiki Soundtrack! - 12:52, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you both for your concern - once I have built up my editing backlog a bit more and taken part in the Wikiproject I recently joined more (without computer failure striking again) I will re-run my RfA with a little more going for me. In the time before and during that (which will probably be a couple of months) I will welcome if not need the help Phaedriel is kindly offering me in order to be more ready and maybe even successful. Thanks once more, as for the page, I will leave it in place so that when I do run a second RfA I won't get someone going "ang on he's done one already and 'asnt told anyone". I will make it clear at the time that that is my second attempt also. Tom walker 14:03 GMT 23 July 2006.

Welcome![edit]

Big shiny welcome!
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Template:User monty python[edit]

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Bow Brickhill railway station[edit]

You've been doing some great edits. But I think maybe you forgot to finish this sentence? "Up until 2004 Bow Brickhill was unique on the line for having staggered platforms. The purpose of this is so that road traffic on the level crossing is not held up by trains standing still in the platform. However recently a number of other stations including Aspley Guise." What about them? --Concrete Cowboy 12:25, 25 July 2006 (UTC

Oops!! That's a little embarrasing. I have now completed the line, thanks for pointing that out. Tom Walker 14:23 GMT 25 July 2006

The Hub:MK[edit]

really isn't notable enough to have its own article. I've merged it into Central Milton Keynes. --Concrete Cowboy 17:13, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

My userpage is semiprotected[edit]

Hello, your username seems familiar. Anyway, I have noticed that you proclaim on your userpage that all attempts to vandalised it will result in the user's ip adress being reported. However, if you do not allow new or anon users editing your userpage, you can request you userpage to be semiprotected here. What do you think? Myrtone () 09:31, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

August 2006 Firefly Newsletter[edit]

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MK expansion[edit]

It would be great if you could give the whole article a good spring-clean. I wrote it with the info available at the time but the final strategy has invalidated a lot of what I wrote. It really needs a re-write based on the formal strategy. --Concrete Cowboy 10:43, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

Xscape[edit]

I think we should call it Xscape (building) and change the current Xscape article into a disambig. This is the style used for all other articles. It also leaves open the option to have an Xscape (company) article if something dramatic happens. I'll do that. --Concrete Cowboy 16:42, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Varsity Line[edit]

What's a "binliner freight train"? See talk:Varsity Line. --Concrete Cowboy 12:10, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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This is a barnstar for all your work on stations, trains and other articles, well done LordHarris 19:07, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

TWINE[edit]

Hi mate. Sorry about the message its just initally I saw the page history and saw on the changes that you said cutting down these already exist eleswhere so you can see why I thought this. ON looking at the merged articles I can see now that no changes have been made. Thankyou. It's just that I but quite a bit of work into merging them and drawing up the main henchman page so you can see why I don't want my work deleted. I think they look a lot better on the same page because they put them in the film context rather than isolated stubs. Forgive me for my haste!. Ernst Stavro Blofeld 17:45, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

V8 Marlborough Street[edit]

Thanks for cleaning up, is my first attempted new article not to be deleted! Probably because I copy, pasted, and edited your V6 Grafton Street article. I was amazed to still see it the next morning!

Could other grid roads be done? Are there any that shouldn't be done?
OK, I was assuming standing, monks, tongwell, portway would be done because they have the A road status. Maybe have a section on the A road's article specifically about it. Maybe chaffron as well?
Ok. Gonna do V8 roundabouts first.
Done. Dont have time to start another article at the moment, need to do homework.
Started H4 Dansteed Way atricle, what do you think?
Heh, delete an article you suggested do. And, whaat harm is it doing by being there? Im not angry, just interested. Tractakid 10:40, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Tractakid 21:05, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Minor[edit]

I am just puttin Category:Milton Keynes Road network for speedy renaming. Simply south 16:20, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Cotswold Line[edit]

Thanks for changing the units to include miles! I personally think that km should be in brackets, as the UK uses Imperial units for distance (esp on the railways). Metric signage is illegal on roads and railways. Maybe the article should be changed to reflect this? What do you think?

Thanks, Dewarw (talk) 13:42, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Ok, I will! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dewarw (talkcontribs) 14:14, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

I have gone all the way and converted the whole page into miles/yards only. There is only one mention of a metric unit at the beginning. Please check what I have done, and keep alert of pro metric people changing it back! Remember, in the UK we use mi/yds, not m/km. Dewarw (talk) 16:28, 27 December 2007 (UTC)


The next line I want miles on is High Speed One aka Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Dewarw (talk) 19:21, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Oh no, don't get me wrong. I know that the CTRL is metric, but I want Imperial equivalents put up- not a demimation! I never knew that about the T&W- at that time I suppose the gov assumed we would become metric. Luckily we have not. What about the Glasgow Subway, is that metric? Dewarw (talk) 20:11, 27 December 2007 (UTC)


Gosh, what a mess (dual speed limits in T&W). If they have any sense they should switch to mph! As for the Metro being faster- the pacers need all the speed they can get! Anyway, the CEO of Apple Computers described the new iPod as having a 3 inch screen, and beig less than 3 mm thick!

I am opposed to metrification on roads and rails- money better spent on modernisation (electrification, new rolling stock (ie no Pacers/Sprinters),, new high speed lines). Yes, when all the trains run on time, are not overcrowded, are fast etc. etc. Then, and only then, should the gov even think about metrification! I am also opposed to metric as Imperial is better in everyday life. I'm not sure why, but it just is. I use metric for scientific calculations, but Imperial for recipes, my weight, height etc. I hope that an enforcement does not happen while I am still alive.

Sorry for the rant! Dewarw (talk) 20:36, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Quite agree! Mass electrification has come to a stop now. However, I think that the Scots are going to electrify the Glas- Edin line.

They then need to electrify up to Aberdeen, so GNER/NXEC trains do not have to be HSTs just because of the last leg! Dewarw (talk) 20:49, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

The Snow Hill lines in B'ham! The Cross Country Lines. The list goes on and on! Dewarw (talk) 20:53, 27 December 2007 (UTC)


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About Babylon 5 pages on Wikipedia[edit]

I have only recently started watching Babylon 5 and enjoy it very much.

While reading the articles on Babylon 5 that are displayed within the Wikipedia I noticed a lack of factual information contained in many of them. I noticed that fiction based sites like B5tech are referenced a lot but things like B5scrolls are not referenced at all.

I like to know if there is a reason for that?

I have asked others working on Wikipedia Babylon 5 pages same ting today, no to be rude but better chance of getting reply that way :-) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Minsk59 (talkcontribs) 23:53, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

There is a new source in the site B5scrolls, it is more or less nothing but original new quotes and artwork from the likes of Luc Mayrand, Ron Thornton, Steve Burg and a whole pile of people who worked on the show.

But yes I agree, having more or less only 15 years of jms quotes and the show as a resource does limit what can be put together. Do you know how many people are actively interested in "fixing" the wikipedia entries so they are a bit more fact based? Minsk59 (talk) 17:26, 20 February 2008 (UTC)


Cheers I might do that, as it would be interesting to see what "active" interest there is on the subject. Minsk59 (talk) 18:08, 20 February 2008 (UTC)



Hi

As you made the cardinal error of replying to something I sent earlier. ;)

I’ve put something togther (very roughtly) here User:Minsk59/Sandbox concerning the Omega destroyer seen on B5, I've also opened up the discussion page for the screen, any comments you (or anyone else reading this) might have would be greatly appreciated. I'll also put a note in the B5 groups screen and hopefully someone might link in from there. Minsk59 (talk) 01:54, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Devonshire[edit]

Whatever Devon may be called now, it was most definitely known as Devonshire when Robert Falcon Scott was born in 1868. Lots of counties have changed their names since then. One tends to use the name of the time, e.g. you wouldn't use modern county names such as Avon, Cumbria etc. Also, Cornwall was never known as "Cornwallshire". Brianboulton (talk) 09:58, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Dukes of Devonshire, Devonshire cream, etc.....My old school atlas says Devonshire. But I'm not going to change your edit. Devon is good enough. Brianboulton (talk) 15:07, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Website[edit]

Hi. Just out of interest, are you by any chance the same Tom Walker who maintains this website? Mpvide65 (talk) 17:42, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

I followed the link from the BWMA website and found your website very interesting. I admire the fact that you've bothered to create websites for something you feel so strong about. I too would like the roads to remain imperial, amongst other things and constantly try to use imperial measures when I can. We could start a Bucks Imperial Association! (I live in High Wycombe). Mpvide65 (talk) 18:45, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

If you're interested, check out the UKMA blog and comment on it. I once did so, but there are very few imperialist comments to state the anti-metric cause. Mpvide65 (talk) 19:01, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

License tagging for File:Aylesbury Vale Parkway.JPG[edit]

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I've sorted this out for you by adding this tag-which states that you have released it into public domain. I hope that's alright. I was at Aylesbury Vale Parkway today as well- I meant to take a camera. You got there before me! Oliver Fury, Esq. message • contributions 20:34, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

User:Tom walker/Burnt face man[edit]

I've noticed this page when reverting vandalism (I reverted the most recent edits, but the page has been edited by several other IP addresses, I don't know if they are vandalism or not). As you don't appear to have edited it since 2006, it appears to be abandoned, also an article about Burnt Face Man has been deleted on several occasions so is probably not notable. Do you intend to continue editing it or can it be deleted? —Snigbrook 22:21, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Template:Transport in Bedfordshire[edit]

Well done for getting it done. I'm not sure about the River Ouzel though. Can it be used for boating? If it can be used as a means of transport, that's fine. I have also removed two canal branches you left in when you copied the Bucks template. Thanks. Oliver Fury, Esq. message • contributions 13:10, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Aylesbury Vale Parkway[edit]

Hi. I noticed you took the photo that is currently on the Aylesbury Vale Parkway railway station article. Whilst the platform is good, I was wondering if you could possibly take a photo of the buildings, which opened today if you ever get the chance. Please don't go out of your way just because of me, but it would be appreciated. If not possible, I'll take on myself when I get the time. Thanks. Oliver Fury, Esq. message • contributions 19:41, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

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Thanks for taking this photo- I never got round to taking a picture myself :) Oliver Fury, Esq. message • contributions 19:13, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

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Do you have my talk page on your watchlist? Oliver Fury, Esq. message • contributions 21:37, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

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Wolverton to Newport Pagnell Line[edit]

Afternoon, I noticed that you added to the Great Linford railway station article I created. I'm in the process of filling any missing disused stations. As my knowledge about the station relies on what I can find on the web, perhaps your local knowledge would allow for similar additions to the other stations on the line.

Rsloch (talk) 16:35, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Transport in Milton Keynes[edit]

Hi. That article sounds like a good idea, but I don't agree with the idea of splitting Template:Transport in Buckinghamshire like you suggested. Instead, like Leeds, I think it'd be better if a Template:Milton Keynes was created, a la Template:Leeds which could have links to all the MK topics. I'm really not keen on splitting the main transport template at all. Thanks. Oliver Fury, Esq. message • contributions 01:01, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Railway stations templates[edit]

Hi. I have created a list of railway stations by county templates here, where I've added the one you just created for Northants. If you want to make some more, please do! It'd be great if there was one for every geographic county in England. Cheers. Oliver Fury, Esq. message • contributions 23:00, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Oh and by the way, do you want that orange box to stay in your guestbook? I can get rid of it if you want. Oliver Fury, Esq. message • contributions 23:10, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
 Done Oliver Fury, Esq. message • contributions 23:17, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Little tip[edit]

Hey. It's me again! If you want to link to an image without displaying it, add a colon before the file title. For example, [[:File:Example.jpg]] displays File:Example.jpg. Hope that helps! Oliver Fury, Esq. message • contributions 18:50, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

East West Rail Link[edit]

Thanks for point out the error. I have now fixed the position of Milton Keynes. PeterEastern (talk) 06:37, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

MK picture[edit]

Hi, thanks for that picture of the MK skyline. I'm just wondering if you have any others? - I've always wanted to take a good picture of the new skyline but I can't find a good vantage point and I'm not much of a photographer. Lfh (talk) 20:17, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

MK map[edit]

Updated as requested. (and if you update Open Street Map, I'm curious as to why some of the older towns, NP and SS for example, aren't coloured. In both cases, High St, Wolverton Rd (and St Johns St) are retail, everthing else is housing). --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 19:58, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

I captured a track of the grid roads way back when the project had the M1 and A509 and that's about it. But the uploading process was so fiendishly impenetrable that I just walked away. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 20:33, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
Updated again as requested. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 12:27, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

trains per hour details[edit]

I'm reluctant to revert you because your edits have been consistently good. But I really can't see how it is useful to give the trains per hour as per the Jan 10 timetable. These will change [see for example http://www.mkrailusers.org.uk/%3Cb%3ECA%3C-b%3Empaign---.php #Potential London Midland Service Cuts] and it is not reasonable to expect the data to be maintained in your absence. In any case, IMHO, it contravenes WP:Wikipedia is not under Not a direectory and Not a travel guide. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 18:28, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Ok, you did Bletchley so I guessed that the IP was you [as WP seems to have a habit of logging people out unawares].
But the point still stands: no other station article has this detail and I really can't see that it is maintainable. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 13:20, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
IMO, a major station like Reading railway station is a better comparator. But this bouncing isn't getting us anywhere. I suggest taking it to Wikipedia:WikiProject Trains and seek a consensus. I'm happy to abide by that. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 14:52, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
Done - see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Trains#Should station articles (the Services section) include trains-per-hour figures?. Please check that I have represented your position properly. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 14:37, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
The consensus seems clear: the AYEs have it. Looking at MKC, there are 11 trains southbound between 06:00 and 06:59, which is a lot more than between (say) 18:00 and 18:59. Which do we use?

Wikipedia:WikiProject Buckinghamshire[edit]

Hi, I have made a start at reactivating WikiProject Buckinghamshire after a short break. I am in the process of working on the front page at User:Roleplayer/Sandbox to make it more attractive and easier to navigate. My aim is to make the project a reference point for editors creating or working on Buckinghamshire-related articles.

A couple of days ago I moved anyone who hadn't edited the project in a while from the current members list to an inactive members list, and this includes you. If you are still interested in the project, or are still regularly updating Buckinghamshire articles then please move your name back to the current list (remembering to keep entries in alphabetic order). If you are no longer interested in this project, then you needn't do anything further.

Cheers!

-- roleplayer 14:30, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

The redesign of the front page is all done bar the colouring. Any suggestions? How about maroon, beige and black? -- roleplayer 16:20, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Starhyke[edit]

Hi. You added Starhyke to Category:Space adventure series. This series is new for me. Can I ask; in this series, visit crew some planet, except Earth? Thanks. --Zipacna1 (talk) 21:25, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your answer. I saw a trailer on YouTube, and computer animation look good. I heard about Hyperdrive series, but in my country was not aired yet. Few days ago, I also read about new sci-fi/comedy series call Alabama. But from US-creator. So, thank you again. --Zipacna1 (talk) 10:27, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
Hi. I read about this pilot too, but thank you. I like stories about Moon and Mars (or about/from other planet. But recently is very bad with this thema. For example; I was disappointed when Masters of Science Fiction was canceled. Thank you again, and sorry for my bad english, i have a basic knowledge only. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zipacna1 (talkcontribs) 12:44, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Composite picture of Milton Keynes[edit]

Hi, Tom May I suggest that you replace the (ugly) pic of the Point with one of Bletchley Park, which definitely should be included whether or which. Ta. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 21:07, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

What's wrong with this
Bletchley Park

one? --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 21:32, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

and as for other pics, then I would definitely support the view that the MK pic composite should have no more than one or two pics from CMK. We need to show that CMK is not MK. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 21:35, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
That's better. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 22:14, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Thier[edit]

Hi, re this edit - please note correct spelling is "their". --Redrose64 (talk) 22:29, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Northampton and MK[edit]

Tom, based on the estimates, you are right – but the only reliable data we have is the 2001 census. All the settlement articles had been using the census data, but fairly recently people have been putting in LA estimates that are less reliable. It seems to me that the best way to express this is to write "As of the 2001 Census, the population of the town was M and of the Urban Area was N". The and only then would it be appropriate to say that "More recent (2010) Council estimates suggest that these figures have risen/fallen to X and Y". It's all about reliable sources. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 16:04, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

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Surprisingly, they don't! Just visit Special:MergeAccount and follow the prompts. It'll enable you to use this username on all WMF Wikis. The Cavalry (Message me) 15:18, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

No worries! If you have any more problems/questions, let me know. I'll see you at the Herbert in any event! The Cavalry (Message me) 15:47, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Wikimedia + Wikipedia accounts[edit]

Just spotted [1], and thought I should mention that your Wikipedia username and password will also work on WMUK's wiki so long as it's SUL-enabled, although you might not be logged in automatically... Mike Peel (talk) 16:11, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

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MK Busses[edit]

I know that WP is not a directory, but I wonder if you agree that the article would read better with the history last rather than first? --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 12:37, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I'd certainly support a change to Transport in MK, (with the history of the busses put at the end). --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 00:25, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

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Manhattten/Manhattan House: -an or -en?[edit]

Just a spell check: is it -en or -an? (You wrote -en).
- I've never seen the name - I wouldn't want to look to closely at what IMO is the ugliest building in MK. That green alternately opaque / clear is the worst of the 70s style for cheap public sector buildings. EP/MKP committed some terrible travesties in their time. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 20:28, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Profile/density[edit]

Tom, in architects jargon, 'profile' means how a building looks externally - height, width, shape [eg The Shard v The Gherkin) - though I see what you mean about media usage of the term.
Density (also as used by planners) means 'dwellings per hectare' [which would include tower blocks]. I guess for hotels and offices there must be some kind of derivation of that. Central London is high density because it has lots of buildings packed into a limited space. So density is definitely wrong.
Can you come up with a word that has the same meaning as profile without the non-technical associations? Maybe we should just say 'a return to the original height maximum'?--John Maynard Friedman (talk) 15:36, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Via Rugby[edit]

It is superfluous to state that a train from Euston runs "via Rugby", when all trains running more than 80 miles must necessarily pass through Rugby, even those calling at Northampton. The line divides at Roade, with the slow lines running via Northampton and the fast lines via Weedon. They recombine at Hillmorton Junction, one mile before Rugby. --Redrose64 (talk) 18:30, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Transport in MK[edit]

The buses article alone is already large - combine that with roads, rail and canal and we end up with an unwieldy monster. What we could do is have a 'set of articles' like the Buddhist series (see the peace pagoda). That would give a more obvious linkage than a simple 'cat', without bogging down the specific articles. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 16:34, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes, OK, I can see the value of a 'summary' transport article. I thought you meant expanding the buses article. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 17:55, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
We may be saying the same thing in different ways. What I have in mind is something like the overall MK article, which has lead-ins to the detailed articles but contains enough of a summary on each topic - on the one hand to whet the appetite for a look at the detail but on the other gives the less committed reader enough info on the subject to have a good idea what's what. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 19:13, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

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Not hyphenating the compound modifier "light[-]rail" (something), just because "we don't do that"?[edit]

Will you please see my proposal at talk:light rail?

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