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Antarctica Route 1—there's never a rush hour.
An Antarctica Highway 1 shield for humans
An Antarctica Highway 1 shield for penguins

Title[edit]

Antarctica Highways and Routes WikiProject

Scope[edit]

Our purpose is to provide information on highways in Antarctica.

Similar WikiProjects[edit]

Parent WikiProjects[edit]

Participants[edit]

Participants add this to their userpage: {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Antarctica Highways/Userbox}}

Antarctica Route 1.png This user is a member of the Antarctica Highways WikiProject.
  1. Triadian (founder) Never been there, but honestly, would it make a difference? (Look what I've started... muahahaha!)
  2. Rschen7754 What is the naming convention for these highways?
  3. Stratosphere Working on the mass transit systems and bridges to S. America.
  4. Myselfalso I'm hoping to make it down once the bridges to the continent are complete.
  5. Vishwin60 Definitely coming down here once WikiProject Bridges build the bridges. Also looking on eBay for some stuff I could bring down.
  6. ROASTYTOAST I swear I've traveled on one.
  7. ACBestMy Contributions 16:54, 10 February 2007 (UTC) Alright! I'll Bring My Tool Kit!
  8. Lost in the glaciation: Working on defunct roads due to collapsed ice shelves.
  9. WikiLeon Shooting pics of Antarctic highways for the Commons. If only the fog and snow flurries would let off.
  10. Mr. crabby I was caught drunk driving on an Antarctica highway. (I hate those penguin state troopers)
  11. Jhughes89 I went on one, in a dream
  12. User:Brianhe As the original author of McMurdo-South Pole highway I definitely need to be on this project.
  13. Chicken7 Once there's are highway to Antarctica I'll go and research
  14. Yamaka122 This is a very important topic that every encyclopedia should include. Think of the penguins.
  15. John Carter 16:29, 13 June 2007 (UTC) - A criminally overlooked subject of staggering importance to walking waterfowl.
  16. Wizardman - With effort we could probably get all articles involved to FA status.--Wizardman 18:15, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
  17. master sonT - C - It was that cold? Gonna need some well cured concrete for these highways
  18. Okiefromokla - I used to be a penguin
  19. Wiki Wistah 02:36, 16 July 2007 (UTC) - Am looking into reports that U.S. Congress has US$315M for a bridge here ....
  20. milk the cows - I am a penguin.
  21. RingtailedFoxTalkStalk 00:47, 1 August 2007 (UTC) - I'll shovel the snow with my raccoon friends and sell the snow for a huge profit! :)
  22. --Fightingirish 01:39, 17 August 2007 (UTC) I plan on a comprehensive profile of spur routes there
  23. Can't sleep, clown will eat me fortunately I have the latitude to help out.
  24. OZOO (What?) I'm working into becoming a penguin.
  25. Æetlr Creejl I hear they're building a "Route 66" going from McMurdo to Vostok.
  26. Brian Schlosser42 When will the connector to the Bering Straits Bridge be completed?
  27. Coastergeekperson04's talk will design an expressway from the South Pole to Amudsen-Scott.
  28. Canuck85 Remember folks, always watch for penguins crossing the street!
  29. Comte0 Interested in roads crossing the frontier between Australia and France. 17:48, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
  30. Pumpmeup - I specialize in State highway yammawothcigoffimus, crossing the Australian Antarctic territory.
  31. -- lucasbfr My area of expertise is Penguin Paths, thanks to Yetisports.
  32. -- Advanstra Mapping the long distance Icebus routes
  33. Freechild'sup? Urging the usage of public transportation and HOV lanes on all Antarctic highways.
  34. ComputerGuy890100 04:02, 10 February 2008 (UTC) All about HOV lanes!
  35. Dancingwombatsrule Really useful project!! I'm interested to know if there are double yellow lines in Antartica?
  36. Malik Shabazz I hope to visit one day, so I'd like to know about the highways.
  37. --Bossi (talkgallerycontrib) My OCD involving roads meets my OCD involving travel.
  38. Asenine - BIG PROFIT! That's the one.
  39. BobAmnertiopsisChitChat Me! Anything for the Antarctica DOT.
  40. Clockwisekid (talk) 08:22, 4 August 2008 (UTC) - I FINALLY have an outlet for my Antarctican-highway related knowledge :)
  41. User:Candlewicke (talk) - I'll be working on the proposed highway linking Antarctica to Europe. But where to house those penguins fleeing from the melting ice caps?
  42. Dravecky - Antarctica's elaborate highway information radio system needs coverage.
  43. Cadwaladr - If this project had existed when my grandma was alive, she would have liked it.
  44. Dough4872 - I will work to create an elaborate numbering system for Antarctica highways, similar to the Interstate Highway System. Have to find a way to get there though. (I don't plan on going anytime soon as I am not a fan of the cold weather)
  45. SriMesh - I will create route junctions boxes for all the Walrus crossing intersectons at all the Penguin Paths.
  46. TStein - Covering the physics of the Antartic Highways
  47. ~EdGl 22:54, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
  48. The Bushranger - Beware of the penguins.
  49. I think it's brilliant. (C/SSG)G2sai(talk) 01:19, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
  50. Fredddie 04:22, 9 October 2009 (UTC) - We're gonna need a bigger salt truck.
  51. Wonder if there's a route log... –Juliancolton | Talk 15:13, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
  52. Proud to help out with this important work! Outback the koala (talk) 02:33, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
  53. walk victor falk talk I'll contribute with roadkill trivia. Did you know than an Hercules almost landed on a penguin the next-to-last winter?
  54. I specially like the "Goals" section of this project. If you guys don´t mind, I would like to take care of the second phase, sounds hard work! But I will obviously always keep an eye for the third one. After all, that is the FINAL GOAL, right? FkpCascais (talk) 18:05, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
  55. I wonder if they have a carpool lane... Fatmandan420 (talk) 05:56, 10 March 2011 (UTC)
  56. As a roadgeek, I feel I must be a member, and hope to one day be a contributing member of the WikiProject. VIWS talk 11:48, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
  57. User:Arzino, talk 14.52, 26 August 2011 (CEST)
  58. ŞůṜīΣĻ¹98¹Speak 15:19, 14 September 2011 (UTC) - My favourite Antarctica highway is the one with the snow on it.
  59. Awardgive, the editor with the msitaken name. 02:13, 14 March 2012 (UTC) - Will make articles on the Half Moon Island Penguin Routes.
  60. Sgt. R.K. Blue (talk): These Antarctic highways ensure speedy travel for penguins when tobogganing across the continent. I also believe that these highways shouldn't just suddenly end and send our flightless friends crashing into the chilly water without warning. Proper signage must be in place. Joined 16:01, 30 April 2012 (UTC).
  61. [Darwinfish is scared of penguins because of their fish-eating habits, but bravely joins anyway. ] Will work for signposting and mapping penguin paths, so I can more easily stay off them myself. Any interest in forming a lobby for the creation of a network of dedicated Antarctica Fish Paths for fish with feet? darwinfish 23:17, 30 April 2012 (UTC). Darwin fish (1).png
  62. I hardly know anything about the continent at all except that it's really cold and has lots of penguins and ice shelves, but why should I care? In fact, I might make a userspace article about the "NAFTA Superhighway South Pole Extension". Since both are conspiracy theories and/or hoaxes, count me in! --Random Combo LOL (talk) 13:28, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
  63. I know little about roads, but this is one area where I can help. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 01:51, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
  64. KAS( talk) 17:48, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
  65. "WATCH FOR ICE ON BRIDGE" Imadeausername! (talk·contribs) 15:02, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
  66. Hoping to go late this year and get some on-the-ground (or on-the-ice) data! --j⚛e deckertalk 23:55, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
  67. Why not? Listroiderbobtalkeditsmore 16:00, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
  68. --ColonelHenry (talk) 15:15, 17 December 2013 (UTC) shorts and t-shirt weather, crack open a few beers, DWIs, in Key West's southernmost sister city.
  69. As a wannabe PhD in the history of Antarctic road construction from the 3rd to 7th centuries, you can count me in! Cogito-Ergo-Sum (14) (talk) 01:45, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
  70. User:Sarah Palin: I am currently planning to build a new highway in Antarctica, with a bridge from which you should be able to see Chile! I will happily write the article, once i figure out how to write standing on my head to stay upright while im down there!Mercurywoodrose (talk) 04:12, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
  71. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 20:39, 27 May 2014 (UTC) ... all numbered roads are notable, whether they're numbered by penguins or anyone else. This continent is a great place to find fish, which I also like. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 20:39, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
  72. Project of critical importance...vast network of Antarctica highways has almost no articles written yet! Much work to do here! --MONGO 01:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
  73. Tezamen (talk) 05:12, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
  74. Uamaol (talk) 22:33, 16 February 2015 (UTC) Hope to go there one day and earn my Polar Medal !!!111!1
  75. Epic Genius (talk) 22:47, 27 February 2015 (UTC) I'm part of USRD. Maybe this is just as interesting. I'm planning to write articles about the South Pole's street grid and arterial roadway system – at least when I am able to make it down there... :)
  76. Donna Helene Cant wait to start writing
  77. CoffeeRansacked (talk) 15:42, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  78. Kew Gardens 613 (talk) I hope that there is light rail in the median of the highways so that penguins can quickly get to the sea from where their chicks are. --Kew Gardens 613 (talk) 10:23, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  79. Datbubblegumdoetalkcontribs 20:49, 4 August 2015 (UTC) Wikipedia needs more articles about Antarctica highways!
  80. I'm not a member of any other highway projects, but this appeals to me. I'm wondering how many traffic lights are present currently? Etamni | ✉   09:02, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
  81. Evensteven (talk) I like deep subjects, and you can't get deeper than way down S... - Wait a minute! Top o' the world to ya! Come on, put on your polar ice cap, and we'll soon get the drift of things. Evensteven (talk) 21:23, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
  82. CoffeeRansacked2 (talk) 18:18, 7 September 2015 (UTC)
  83. Kevon kevono (talk) 16:03, 19 April 2016 (UTC) We should grant Antartica to Iraq. ALLAHU AKBAR

Structure[edit]

Articles on Antarctica Highways should be named with the convention: Antarctica Route x (where x is the route number). If a more common name can be found for the highway, use that instead. For foot trails, the naming convention is Antarctica n Trail (where n is the name of the trails). For routes made by penguins, the naming convention is Penguin Path z (Antarctica) (where z is the route number). Please note that Penguin trails use the Principle 2 format from WP:SRNC; this is to ensure SPUI's happiness.

Goals[edit]

  • Phase 1: Find Antarctica Highways
  • Phase 2: ????
  • Phase 3: BIG PROFIT!!!!!
  • Phase 4: WINNING! (may require kidnapping Charlie Sheen)

Antarctica Highways Found[edit]

Tasks[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Antarctica Highways:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Cleanup : after the penguins. This needs to be done regularly.
  • NPOV : Removal of speciesist language where appropriate.
  • Other : Build roads in Antarctica that we can then create pages about. As a corollary action, push CO2 levels to above 500 for 100 years, to expedite global warming, melt the Antarctic icecap, and thus allow for the construction of highways in Antarctica.

Adopt an article[edit]

Similar to the Collaboration of the week, but on a smaller scale, you might want to "adopt" an article. This would involve doing the research, writing, picture-taking (if possible), or doing construction work for either a non-existent article or a stub. Of course, everyone else can still edit an adopted article, and you can work on other things too, but the idea is to find a focus for a while, to try and build up the number of quality articles the Project has produced.

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Did you know?[edit]

  • There are no paved roads in Antarctica[dubious ][um, we built plenty of masonry roads... - Elder Things].
  • It is cold in Antarctica[dubious ][relative to Triton, its balmy as Jamaica, mon].
  • If you lived in Antarctica, if a police officer asked you where you lived, you can't say "next to my neighbor's house", although you'd see penguins, seals, killer whales, etc. constantly. [ALLAHU AKBAR][relative to Kevon kevono, ''Where does your neighbor live? Next to my house''].

Importance scale[edit]

Extreme Any article we've been offered large cash bribes honoraria to write, whether it has anything to do with Antarctica or roads
Top Major highways in Antarctica. However, see below for recently added class...
High Highways opening soon (the meaning of "soon" is up to the writer, but it should not be more than 40 years)
Mid Highways in one's imagination or foot trails
Low Penguin Paths
Bottom Oddly enough, this is actually the class for the most important articles on Antarctic Highways. Not sure why that is...

Quality scale[edit]

Label Criteria
Featured article FA
{{FA-Class}}
It'll never happen, so keep dreaming.
Featured list FL
{{FL-Class}}
When pigs penguins fly.
A-Class article A
{{A-Class}}
The highway actually exists and has an article that has survived Articles for Deletion.
GA
{{GA-Class}}
Heck, if there is a full paragraph, that's good enough! A source or two wouldn't be bad though, but it's not required.
B
{{B-Class}}
Article has at least one complete sentence that may or may not make any sense.
C
{{C-Class}}
Article shows an attempt by an editor to put two or more words together to form a coherent phrase.
Start
{{Start-Class}}
A page about an Antarctica highway was accidentally created through some perplexing chain of events.
Stub
{{Stub-Class}}
We put this tag on articles that have nothing to do with this WikiProject's scope just to piss people off.
List
{{List-Class}}
This class is for lists. For the purpose of this project only, a list may contain 0 or more elements, but not a negative or imaginary number.

Articles[edit]

Assessment[edit]

This project now engages in assessments. Editors willing to help assess the staggering number of articles we deal with are urgently needed!

List of Article Assessments[edit]

Collaboration[edit]

Like many other projects, we believe it is vital to bring focused attention on given articles to improve them. Given the, ahem, lack of manual dexterity many of our members might have, it also will help to have those members who can type assist those who can't. In particular, anyone with a full bladder is asked to step outside and help them quickly.

Translation[edit]

Editors who can assist in translation from Aptenodytes and other related languages would be extremely valuable. Anyone who can assist is welcome to indicate as much here.

Peer review[edit]

Please list any articles for peer review here. Serious peer review will only be considered from editors residing in Antarctica, who are active editors year round (especially during Antarctic summer, when normal people would be outside screaming at the sky, instead of sitting in a cramped quonset hut staring at a white screen...)

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