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Template:British Columbia municipality infobox

having problems with this template? Qyd (talk)22:44, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

I think I have it now. How does it look? Usgnus 22:46, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
are tags like ([[{{{logo_caption}}}]]) supposed to show up? or should new parameters be added to each page that uses the template? Qyd (talk)23:27, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
missed those. Thanks! Usgnus 23:50, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
Looks great now. Qyd (talk)00:55, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Kerrisdale Elementary School

Looks like you had fun with templates this afternoon. Hope the {{Infobox_Education_in_Canada}} example helped.  :) BTW, nice job using it to start the Kerrisdale Elementary School article. You may want to consider joining Wikipedia:WikiProject Education in Canada if you're going to be adding several Vancouver schools. --Stephane Charette 03:05, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, it definitely did help. If I add another school, I'll definitely consider joining. Usgnus 04:08, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Barnstar. :)

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Here's a Barnstar for all your contributions to articles related to WikiProject Vancouver. Buchanan-Hermit™..CONTRIBS..SPEAK! 20:16, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

BC school numbers

Usgnus, where do you get the BC school numbers? I know where to find the Ontario ones but I have no idea where to get the ones for other provinces. Thanks! --Stephane Charette 17:25, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Check out the Achieve BC School Profile site. After you drill down to a school, the URL will contain the school number. Usgnus 17:56, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. I updated Template talk:Infobox Education in Canada with this information. --Stephane Charette 19:01, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Quilchena Elementary School (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Usgnus, I think to prevent further confusion going forward, we need to create the Richmond school article. I put in the disambiguation page last week, but I'd really like to see an article for the 2nd school with that same name. I'll keep an eye out for it -- if you don't have time to do it today, I'll try to get it done tomorrow. Note that I've left a note to User talk: to see if he/she wants to contribute. --Stephane Charette 19:01, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Vancouver article

First I would like to recognize your good work in improving the article. I have enjoyed working with you and think that we make a pretty good team. We had our first edit war disagreement over what schools and colleges should be included. I remember some time back I tried to include Douglas College in the article and got told by another editor that "this is an article on Vancouver." I was steamed, but I recognized that he had a point.

Many editors have agreed that the article was far to long and with our work, we have reduced it considerably. To do that we have to stick to a few basic principles. I think that the city boundaries suggest a guideline that works fairly well (though it is not perfect). Both SFU and BCIT are in Burnaby. However, since they both have downtown campuses, they qualify. Cap College and Douglas are tough to exclude, IMO, but where do we stop? Then, if we include Kwantlan, what about Trinity Western and UCFV? They are only a few km apart. Thoughts? Sunray 06:30, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Logo thompson.gif)

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Sorry, I was taking a little long updating the article. Next time, I'll update the page first, and then upload the logo. —Usgnus 17:50, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

False Creek South Station

The change to Olympic Village Station is pending a licence agreement with the IOC. I thought it would be prudent to wait until it was confirmed. No big deal. — Usgnus 00:01, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

I was feeling the same way, but after checking out a few TransLink pages [1] [2] it seemed more appropriate to make the switch now. --Ckatz 00:09, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Vancouver neighbourhoods

Hey, just wanted to say thanks for the polishing you've been doing on some of the neighbourhood articles I've been putting together, adding the maps, etcetera. I've never been sure of using that map, as some of the areas aren't delineated on it, so having someone with experience using it is great. Cheers! Tony Fox 00:26, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

Glad we can work together on these, your prose is several notches above the terse stubs I usually create. — Usgnus 02:44, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
No problem! I'd better get writing on the rest of those, huh? Tony Fox 04:15, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

Community template

Thanks for your comment about your desire to standardize the template for places in BC. There are two used across Canada: one for Cities and the other for towns/villages/hamlets, etc. Your BC template has a few features I like and perhaps should be included in the Canadian Town template. I'd like to see some consistency across Canada if that's possible. I'd appreciate your input. Cheers, Cadillac 03:16, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your offer to standardize these templates. I am not great at doing it since I merely "borrow" from the work of others. The Canadian Town template has been modified by others and it still has some shortcomings. It needs a better way to include the community's logo and flag. I like the idea of the link to former mayors (a number of towns use it). You use the term "altitude" while the other uses "elevation." The name in "blue" could possibly change for each province. I see Alberta likes red and Sask would probably want green. Are you able to combine the BC template with the Canadian town template to come up with a modified Canadian town template? Thanks again. Cadillac 03:42, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

Vancouver neighbourhood maps

Sorry to orphan some of your modified neighbourhood maps, but I've made some new ones, available at Commons. :) --→Buchanan-Hermit™..Talk to Big Brother 06:40, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Ooooh! Much nicer. — Usgnus 13:27, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Template barnstar for your help

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Thanks for all of your recent work in combining {{Infobox Canadian School}} into {{Infobox Education in Canada}}, as well as going ahead and converting the school articles to use the standard infobox template. Your assistance with the template code -- especially in figuring out how to correctly display all those optional fields! -- is much appreciated. Stephane Charette 09:41, 17 May 2006 (UTC)


Hey, thanks for catching that vandalism on my user page. Now I need to dig up the "This user page has been vandalized X times" template. I've finally made it!Tony Fox 18:23, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

St. George's School (Vancouver)

Thanks for your recent clean up of the infobox (and removing a certain someone's "I own this article" garbage). Joeyconnick 18:39, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Usgnus, I see you're in the middle of adding a truckload of gizmos to the Infobox template because of this person who feels he "owns" St. George. Beware of the complexity being added, as it will make it harder in the future for new editors to add the infobox to new articles (the complexity will drive people away) and it also can make it harder to maintain this template. Otherwise, incredible job in bending over backwards to please someone over an article!
Somewhat related: on the infobox page, I'm thinking of splitting things into 2 parts. The first part would say "if you are adding a template to a new article, then here are the fields you'll want to consider", and the 2nd part would list *all* of the fields (the way we do now) even including the duplicate deprecated fields, the tweaked colour and size fields, etc... This will make it easier for the first-time user to pick the right (simplest) fields to use. What do you think? --Stephane Charette 23:47, 18 May 2006 (UTC)
Basic and advance sections are a great idea. I'm almost done. I'll let you take over soon --Usgnus 23:50, 18 May 2006 (UTC)
I started out with some ideas for making it easier to use the template, but feel free to change anything. --Usgnus 00:06, 19 May 2006 (UTC)


You're welcome. Thanks for you message. Kind regards Mrsteviec 19:31, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

The other entries in Category:Comprehensive schools in London have not been "piped" so the "The" is ignored. So if you really want to change it, you should do the others too. I would say in this case it doesnt matter either way. Mrsteviec 19:55, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Thx for the Dogwood

Thanks for finding that pic; kinda need someone to gussy up a little logo-thingy for any WikiProject-BC-stub (probably need more than one stub for various purposes; that's the whole point of the WikProject, enit? i.e. so far we've got/should have BritishColumbia-geo-stub, BritishColumbia-poli-stub, BritishColumbia-bio-stub, BritishColumbia-gov-stub (same as poli-stub, would it be? Or not?) and BritishColumbia-hist-stub. Possibly BC-park-stub, too, come to think of it. BC-geo-stub has that outline-graphic of the province's shape; surely we can do better for the others. If I was a graphics person (which I'm not) I'd zip some logos up; and I guess we can tolerate a totem-y figure on one of them (hist-stub maybe); I always did like that garbage-can design from the WAC/Gaglardi era of Highways, and the totem on the old 50-cent piece.....Skookum1 21:22, 19 May 2006 (UTC)


Please stop posting any further messages on my talk page, I am not interested in discussing anything with you. Cordially SirIsaacBrock 01:28, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Quotation Marks

Hey, no problem - I owed you one for this fix! Cheers... --Ckatz 18:56, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Category sorting

I was thinking of it as University of Ontario Institute of Technology. That's why I thought it should sort under O in the categories

Just look at the University of Western Ontario, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor for examples. Besides the place is called UOIT in short. --metta, The Sunborn 20:14, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, tough call. You could have been right in the first place. We don't have any precident because Waterloo, Windsor and Western are all the short forms. Whatever, the cat system sucks and I usually ignore it. --metta, The Sunborn 20:27, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Merci beaucoup!

Thank you, Usgnus/Archive1!
Thank you for voting for my recent RfA, which passed (to my extreme surprise and shock) with a total tally of 66/15/2. For that, I would like to thank you and offer a helping hand in any admin-related tasks that may be required -- it's as simple as leaving a message on my talkpage. Thanks again! -→Buchanan-Hermit/!? 22:15, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Cat sorting mk II

A belated "Thanks" for the coding... it just struck me that the schools should sort by their "given" names, rather than by "ecole" (or "school", for that matter.) Hopefully, this will help out. That was quick work, by the way. I've got a long ways to go in terms of Wikiproficiency! Thanks again... --Ckatz 06:27, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Template:BC School District

Thanks for the clean up work on the template, I had no preference on the case of the variables. Is there a standard on that? Wakemp 15:00, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

List of school districts in British Columbia

Thanks for all the work wikilinking the place names on List of school districts in British Columbia Wakemp 15:59, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

British Columbia School Districts

Common layout and format, your comments requested using Talk:School District 5 Southeast Kootenay as an example. Wakemp 16:08, 24 May 2006 (UTC)


Might be an idea. Or perhaps I should just unwatch the page and let it deteriorate in peace. Though I'm perfectly sure I'm right, I can feel that the conflict is making me more upset than the subject deserves. Henning Makholm 18:45, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Fort Langley National Historic Site

Thanks for fixing my wikilinks. I'm getting sloppy in my old age. =) -- TheMightyQuill 08:49, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar

Thanks for the photography barnstar. The camera's not new, it's a hand-me-down, but it's sure an improvement over the cell phone pics. :) -→Buchanan-Hermit/!? 23:52, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Living Shangri-La

There is a lot of confusion about the "Living Shangri-la" and "Shangri-la Hotel Vancouver" monikers. I saw that you suggested merging the two articles, but I don't think that's necessary. One article should describe the building (Living Shangri-la) and the other should describe the hotel that will be occupying a few of its floors. Although that's not exactly clear from the articles as they are now. Gump Stump 21:28, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

One Wall Centre does not have a separate article for its Sheraton hotel. Most of the hotels in Vancouver do not have articles. One article for the building is sufficient. The hotel can have a section in the building article. -- Usgnus 23:35, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
Agreed. I can do the merger. Gump Stump 18:21, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

David and Mary Thomson C.I.

Usgnus, can I get your opinion on the student council discussion at Talk:David and Mary Thomson C.I.? See the article in question: David and Mary Thomson C.I.. Thanks. --Stephane Charette 02:28, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

I don't think it's worth fighting this battle now. Let's work on improving the article in other ways, like adding more pertinent content. Later on, perhaps we can persuade the other editors (if they're still around). -- Usgnus 02:45, 28 May 2006 (UTC)


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Confusion over North Vancouver Entries

Currently there are 3 entries for North Vancouver, 2 of which are linked - District and City. There is, however, also this entry: North Vancouver - North Vancouver, British Columbia.

When I linked the District page to this particular page, the link was deleted. What would the rationale for that be? Can this 3rd page of info not be included somehow?

Thanks, frtzw906

The link was deleted because it was in a box for the surrounding municipalities. Putting a link in the centre box is unnecessary. -- Usgnus 18:29, 1 June 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the infobox suggestions, and fixing my typo : ) Cpastern 19:43, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome. -- Usgnus 18:14, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

double redirect?

Usgnus, what does "double redirect" mean? Here is the edit in question: CSDNE. Thanks! --Stephane Charette 03:30, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Education in Canada

Usgnus, thanks for all of the feedback on the new WikiProject proposal for Education in Canada. And also for cleaning up the various school articles where I somehow keep getting the categories wrong. When you have some spare time, I'd like to ask you to comment on the talk page as to when -- or what else is needed? -- before we archive the current project and talk page to be replaced with the new proposal. (Hopefully you also feel that the new project has more to offer and is somewhat better structured than the current one?) Thanks! --Stephane Charette 18:30, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

"last updated" field

I noticed on Yorkhill Elementary School and other school articles, you and other editors are filling in "Last updated" with today's date. I have a concern with this. I've generally (not perfectly) used the date the information is current. Sometimes that's a specific day, just a month, a year, or a semester/term. Generally, enrollment is announced by a school only once or twice a year. The fact the article was edited on a particular date, is unimportant, if the underlying data is old. Now, I'm not saying its wrong to record the date the information was edited. However, I feel the date the information was current (particularly enrollment) should never be changed unless/until the information (e.g. enrollment) is actually changed. --Rob 02:38, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Knox Grammar School

I notice you reverted a change to the motto of Knox Grammar School, and called it vandalism. Actually, the school's motto is in Latin, and is commonly translated in both ways (as is discussed later on the page). Therefore I don't see any reason for preferring either translation, so it is probably unfair to call it vandalism. 99of9 05:56, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Islands that are not communities

Like most things in Wikipedia, there are no absolutely hard and fast rules about whether geographical entities (like islands, rivrs, mountains, etc.) should be disambiguated with parentheses or a comma. Wikipedia:WikiProject Rivers#Multiple rivers with the same name and Wikipedia:WikiProject_Mountains#Naming_conventions suggest parentheses for these. The form is particularly applicable in the U.S. where there are countless communities named after a geographical feature, which may or may not even be close by. In some cases, where the community and the feature are closely connected, there's little problem, but typically articles about geographic features and communities have very different conventions for organizing the content so it makes sense to separate them. Editors from other countries, like New Zealand (and perhaps Australia) have decided to use comma disambiguation for all of their place names. There's discussion on some talk pages, but I can't find where right now. olderwiser 00:23, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Hi, I happened to come accross another place this was discussed: Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (places)#Islands. olderwiser 01:25, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Re modified CfD proposal

Hi Usgnus,

Please revisit [the above] ...

Thanks for taking the trouble to notify Carina22 and me about the above; I've modified my vote to (the admittedly long) Category:Disambiguation pages for educational institutions sharing the same name as the articles are disambiguation rather than "List of" pages. If you think of something more succinct, post it at the CfD discussion and I should see it sooner or later. Best wishes, David Kernow 07:56, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Oz categories

All those categories were deleted recently, and then the deletion of them was endorsed on a deletion review. The person who recreated them obviously didn't agree, so I moved your nominations out of the "speedy" category and into the main section to propose a speedy deletion (rather than renaming).--Mike Selinker 17:45, 11 June 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for fixing my box there on the Clarkson page - just getting used to Wiki syntax. I'm getting a general write-up going for that page; I saw Turner Fenton Secondary School's page and got interested - I attend Clarkson, right now. Décartes 23:35, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Une p'tite question

Usgnus, a-t'il un problème? Est-ce-que j'ai dit ou fait quelque chose qui t'a choqué? T'es réponses dernierement (comme celle-ci) sont très...brusques. --Stephane Charette 08:07, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation. --Stephane Charette 16:47, 15 June 2006 (UTC)


Given that MacMillan is a redirect to McMillan, how can you remove Macmillan Publishers from McMillan? - Jmabel | Talk 00:47, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Now that I think about it, you're right. I shouldn't have removed your edit. Given the difference between the two is subtle, perhaps the two disambiguation pages should be combined. I'm willing to do the work. -- Usgnus 00:52, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes, it seems to me that McMillan, MacMillan, and Macmillan should all be disambiguated in a single place. - Jmabel | Talk 00:55, 16 June 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the Star - right back at you! Awesome work on Wikipedia:WikiProject Education in Canada, Wikipedia:WikiProject Vancouver and the Template work. Wakemp 02:16, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

St. Patrick's

I've changed your recently created St. Patrick's redirect to Saint Patrick's Day because it's bound to be the most common search destination for that phrase. Perhaps you'd like to set up a disambig page, since there's surely multiple multiple St. Paddy's-related articles? -- Scientizzle 17:43, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks a Lot

Thanks for disambiguating the Literary activities in the article Bidya S.Sahay. Do let me know if I can be of any assistance. Jordy 19:08, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Barnstar thanks

Thanks for the recent star. Have a good weekend... Dl2000 04:47, 17 June 2006 (UTC)


Well, I could argue that, by making the normaltext start at the same height as the box,it actually looks better. Hatnotes is not policy or even guideline (although having a statement about hatnotes/boxes order in WP:GTL would be good), so I won't revert back should you choose to revert my change. Circeus 23:18, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Neighbourhoods and GF

Hi Usgnus. I saw you checked my comments on Coal Harbour; not quite sure why the WP:GF response but I guess it's because of my habitual glibness with such comments. I think throughout the Vancouver neighbourhoods it's important to distinguish between the city's formal designations (most of which are post-1990s) and the historical realities/contexts. In Coal Harbour's case it seems you've added the West Hastings rider, which helps cut out the Bentall, Melville, Hyatt and all the other stuff; I can live with the buildings on the north side of Hastings, sort of, but in general I don't like the way the city has revised its own history as part of a propertly-marketing job. You may recall the discussions about Lower Mainland and once again we're up against what a government uses a term for, and what it really means...(or did, until the government fiddled with the definitions for its own purposes)Skookum1 18:14, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Re: Scotia Tower

Contacting an admin was the correct step (which I so happen to be ;) ), as this wouldn't be an AfD issue. I have made the changes you requested. Thanks. :) -→Buchanan-Hermit/?! 20:12, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

You Rock

Yeah man.... Nice work on that Gleneagle Secondary.

Note about dates in disambiguation pages...

I noticed you "fixed" the disambiguation page at 2006 World Cup. However, you should never keep dates wikified on disambiguation pages. See WP:DATE. If you have any questions, please contact me at my talk page. Keep up the good work, and happy editing! Ian Manka Talk to me! 07:43, 29 June 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for pulling together the info on Hagensborg! I lived there for the first 17 years of my life (now in Newfoundland), but I'm new enough here at Wikipedia that I'm still a bit tentative with regards to starting up new articles, even though I have no such block when it comes to editing the bejeezus out of someone else's article! *grin* So thanks for kickstarting it, I'll try to keep fleshing it out! AshleyMorton 15:32, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Category:Orthodox Jews

Hi Usgnus, I've noticed that you've retracted your original opinion in the above delete/rename case. However, what still needs to be clarified is whether you vote nay or yea.

Many thanks, Nesher 17:37, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Musicals Infobox

Hello, according to your comments on the Wikipedia:WikiProject_Musicals/General page you have had some experience in infobox code. If you get a chance, could you take a look at the code on Wikipedia:WikiProject_Musicals/Template_sandbox as I believe it to have some formating issues (I'm not sure) and it is not completely wikified. There are a couple comments about it on the Template sandbox page (don't worry about removing any information yet as a consensus seems not to have been reached yet). Thanks so much for your help and I look forward to working with you. --omtay38 02:06, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Things in common

I'm following ICMP tunnel which led me to Image:DiagramNeeded.gif and then to Event monitoring. I'm thinking of cleaning up Event monitoring since the intro reads as a cross between link spamming and original research, when who do I see but you in the edit history from earlier this year cleaning up and wikifying. I have a feeling the two of us have more in common than simply WP:EiC. Anyway, somewhat related to all this, here are some possible issues I've run across tonight:

Looks like this is starting to show up more in articles. Personally, I find it unfortunate since it makes the articles seem like they're in the middle of being edited. What do you think? --Stephane Charette 06:54, 1 July 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the editing you provided on the St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School, Waterloo Region Catholic School Board template and page. Appreciate the help! --Ithinkhelikesit 17:48, 5 July 2006 (UTC)


Hi, Why did you split the aticle on pseudoscalar ?? Both the physics and the math concept are one and the same thing -- mathematical pseudoscalars have odd parity. I'm reverting for now. linas 01:05, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

I reverted, and cleaned up the article to make it clear that this is not two different things being talked about, but is the same thing. linas 01:17, 6 July 2006 (UTC)
Next time that you have any questions about physics or math, consider contacting Wikipedia:WikiProject Physics or Wikipedia:WikiProject Mathematics. In this case, it would have saved you the time and effort spent trying to sort out the various links to the article. More generally, I'd suggest that you refrain from editing articles on which you are not knowledgable. linas 01:54, 6 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the recent post to WP:WPM about additive group, the answer may have been confusing but the results hopefully helpful. linas 16:01, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Musical templates

Thanks for your support of my musical theatre templates! I'm currently working on a Gilbert and Sullivan one, and hopefully I'll get around to Andrew Lloyd Webber today as well. After that, I don't know where to go, but it was good to know someone agrees. :) Daydream believer2 05:41, 6 July 2006 (UTC)


I'm curious as to why you moved Profile (engineering) to the See also section when, by MoS:DP guidelines, it should be in the main section. --Usgnus 06:56, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

I reverted my edit and expanded on the various engineering uses of the term as the page only listed one of the four definitions previously, thus it didn't disambiguate the subject adequately.--Lordkinbote 07:20, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

I reverted the logo change and put a bit more info on the logo over at Talk:Peel District School Board. Hope this makes sense. (Sorry, I just feel bad every time I have to revert something which otherwise should be a perfectly valid edit...!) --Stephane Charette 21:30, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Just wondering...

Right now, I can't seem to e-mail you using the "E-mail this user" link. Do you think you can add one? I've been meaning to ask you some things in a more private setting. Thanks. -→Buchanan-Hermit/?! 00:09, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

I'll set one up and get back to you. --Usgnus 00:17, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Parks in British Columbia cat re change on Victory Square

Hi; saw your change to Victory Square's category; I'm surprised there's not a Vancouver parks cat; you'd think there would be; especially since GVRD-wide there's tons of them. My concern with the Parks in British Columbia category is that it's going to be huge once all prov, RD, fed and municipal parks are added in. Wouldn't a subcat hierarchy be more workable? Or are there not just enough park articles yet?Skookum1 02:34, 13 July 2006 (UTC) PS I know there's a provincial-parks cat, and there's only 10 or so federal parks (lots more fed-park proposals); but still between munis and RDs it's going to be a huge list...Skookum1 02:36, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Saw your response on my talk page and agree about not all parks being worthy; but even in the city of Van it's a list: Hastings, Queen E, Stanley, Jericho, Vanier, Pacific Spirit, China Creek etc, which have some history or other significance to them; and no doubt people will want their own neighbourhood greenspace added in, like that new insta-park at Homer and Davie, as we've seen with "invented neighbourhoods" (remember "Dickens"?); but I'm not the sort to leap in and invent categories because I don't know the existing hierarchies well enough. One little tidbit park comes to mind that's almost worth a blurb is that little creek just west of where Point Grey Road meets MacDonald; it was featured in the film That Cold Day In The Park ([[Robert Altman|Altman]'s first-and-worst, they say...); can't remember what it's called right now...

Might as well take the time now to invite you to sign up for the draft BC WikiProject at User:Buchanan-Hermit/WikiProject-Sandbox, where tonight I fielded the idea by Buchanan-Hermit that the model for project organization cooked up by the incredible Phædriel tell me for the Wikipedia:WikiProject Indigenous peoples of North America (q.v. her revamp as of the last few days) be used to help coordinate what obviously will be a vast and complicated set of articles/issues and sundry; he wanted input from other editors but only he and me (he and I?) are signed up so far, and the project's not "gone official" of course; he's no slouch in the formatting department himself as the User:Buchanan-Hermit page demonstrates. But given that suggestion, it also seems a propos that maybe Phaedriel's layout be applied/adapted to the Vancouver WikiProject also; I know only a few people bit at those table formats I tried introducing, but if the project layout were made less unwieldy they'd work in just fine. Give 'er some thought and pls feedback; and also pls consider the BC Wikiproject, which I think it's high time for (esp. since OR, ID and AK have 'em going, and WA and AB aren't far behind)....Skookum1 09:13, 13 July 2006 (UTC)


Just wanted to know, if I want to be listed on the Participants page... Do I just go and add myself?

--Yongblood 03:51, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the fast answer. Yongblood 03:55, 13 July 2006 (UTC)


Do you know how to customize the signature?

--Yongblood No. Remember to use four tildes (~~~~) to sign so that there's a timestamp. --Usgnus 04:24, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

BTW re Education in Canada project

I don't have a copy so can't cite you a page ref, but FYI I was somewhat stunned while reading Francis Decker's Pemberton: History of a Settlement to discover that correspondence courses for elementary and high school were first introduced anywhere in response to pressure and ideas from parents in the Birken-Gates Valley (between Pemberton-Mt Currie and D'Arcy) in the first decade of the 20th Century. Not sure where that fits into existing education articles but if that's one of your WikiFields I thought you might like to know that. Turns out, as an unrelated aside, it was a farmer up there (but in the Pemberton Valley, i.e. the Lilloet River Valley) who was the first to recognize iodine as a cure for goiter (in cattle, originally).Skookum1 09:16, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. Very interesting. --Usgnus 14:18, 13 July 2006 (UTC)