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Quality watch:

List of New South Wales railway station codes[edit]

Hi, would appreciate a fresh set of eyes on this page. It lacks references and any assertion of notability, and is patently inaccurate. It survived an afd nomination in 2007, with editors involved discussing a merger or finding references for it. Nothing has happened since then, but there's still a feeling among some users it should stay. I'm mystified. I'm still relatively new here: what am I missing? Mqst north (talk) 11:54, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Needs to go through a fresh WP:AfD process. JCN217 (talk) 12:54, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
You keep adding unsourced content. I would be interested to know why. Mqst north (talk) 13:26, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
Response at Talk:List of New South Wales railway station codes JCN217 (talk) 14:09, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
Anyway, what I'm looking for here is some perspective from an editor who isn't involved in the public transport space. Clearly this has gotten under my skin, and I need a reality check from someone with some distance. Mqst north (talk) 14:27, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
I'm strongly inclusionist and I don't see an argument for keeping this at all. To the extent these are encyclopedic at all they should be in the station articles. The Drover's Wife (talk) 14:45, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
I'm not "into: public transport and am strongly inclusionist but I am not so bothered by the article. I have no objection to including the station codes in individual station articles (although in my observation of Qld railway station articles we have many that don't yet exist and this may also be true of NSW in which case there is no article to hold the information). But having a list where all the codes may be looked up in one place is very convenient for the reader -- much easier than searching Wikipedia code-by-code to find the individual railway station article. But this could be achieved by merging it into List of NSW TrainLink railway stations as suggested. If I have a problem with the article in question, it is the concern raised about inaccuracy (I have no basis for evaluating that) and the lack of citation (which I can see for myself). But those issues remain whether the information stays in the existing article, merged with another list article, or farmed out into individual artices. But my preference would be to maintain this info in some List article for convenience of lookup. Kerry (talk) 22:27, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
Do similar lists exist elsewhere?  Hack (talk) 05:27, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
Station code and/or Category:Railway station abbreviations -- saberwyn 11:39, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

AfC submission[edit]

See Draft:Template:Coastal Townships & Localities of Western Port, Victoria. Cheers, FoCuS contribs; talk to me! 20:03, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks FoCuSandLeArN, I accepted it and put it in a couple of pages. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 23:09, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Cheers, mate. What about Draft:Harry McVey? FoCuS contribs; talk to me! 00:11, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Good Article Reassessment[edit]

Wyangala, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:56, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Sydney Metro (2008 proposal)[edit]

Sydneysiders among you will remember the previous Sydney Metro proposal of 2008-10, which at the time spawned five separate Wikipedia articles referring to the various aspects of the project. There's an ongoing discussion regarding whether these should be merged into a single article called Sydney Metro (2008 proposal) at Talk:Sydney Metro (2008 proposal). Any thoughts? Mqst north (talk) 16:07, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Crime in Australia[edit]

The Crime in Australia article is a valid concept to have an article, but the current state of the article seems to suffer from Recentism - over half the article is about things since year 2000, most of that since 2010. It also seems to have a poor sequence of flow, but I can't work out what would be better, probably because of the undue weight. Unfortunately, I think that there would be a very serious amount of research required to create tables and charts to the level of detail since 2010 back to the beginning of white settlement or earlier. Does anyone have any suggestions how to fix or improve the article? --Scott Davis Talk 10:55, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Re-title it - Crime in Australia since 2000, giving the option of articles for earlier periods of time perhaps? Notability could be for centuries of crime - 20th and 19th JarrahTree 12:42, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Artist[edit]

Is this artist notable? I can't find extensive coverage about him...Draft:Tim Silver. Best, FoCuS contribs; talk to me! 21:51, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

I am not familiar with his work (nor any other contemporary artist), but the article appears to make credible claims to satisfy WP:ARTIST to me - exhibits in several state Art Galleries as well as more specialised venues. I find the article harder to accept - it's dominated by lists copied from the references, not by information about the author and his work itself, which is only two short paragraphs. The "bibliography" looks like it has the potential to contain much more material to expand the article, but it isn't hyperlinked or easily findable online. I suspect this is an example of the areas that Wikipedia is weak in. --Scott Davis Talk 07:05, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Telstra, Australia IP vandalism[edit]

I am not sure who to contact here, but could some of you in Australia take look at Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Telstra.2C_Australia_IP_vandalism, and possibly contact Telstra? I´m getting rather tired of being threatened with rape or murder, Thanks, Huldra (talk) 20:38, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

silver bream[edit]

Subject of requested move, see Talk:Silver_bream#Requested_move_30_August_2015 (especially for aussies) Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:42, 30 August 2015 (UTC)