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Swiss motorway vignette[edit]

It appears that User:ZH8000 who appears to be from Switzerland has taken offense to me pointing out on the Vignette (road tax) page that the Swiss motorway vignette for cars is the most expensive transit vignette in Europe, given that everybody else offers one for durations shorter than a year and that at prices less than 40 CHF. Since the claim is doubtlessly true and arguably interesting, can anyone help me find some more references that will satisfy user ZH8000? (talk) 01:38, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

A search for "swiss vignette most expensive" on Google turned up no useful reliable sources through 3 pages. Barring any such sources, your claim (even if true) constitutes original research and will be removed. In fact, comparing the annual vignette price in Switzerland (currently about €34) to the range in the linked vignette article, you could argue that, despite there not being a shorter-term option, the Swiss vignette is among the cheapest in Europe. Therefore, calling it the most expensive is not "doubtlessly true", and I don't fault ZH8000 for removing it from the page. -happy5214 22:25, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Strange output by junction templates[edit]

I would normally investigate and fix myself, but my keyboard is prone to errors and so that is not a good plan. On Ontario Highway 403, there is a random "t" showing up below the header text. I've checked a few random articles and the problem seems to be unique, and not within the article. Can someone perhaps see if there is a misplaced "t" in the coding for {{jcttop}}? - Floydian τ ¢ 11:38, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

This is weird. I copied ONinttop from ON 403 into Special:ExpandTemplates and it works as intended, no T. If I copy the entire jct list, the T appears. And it only happens on this article. I'm stumped. –Fredddie 15:10, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
@Floydian and Fredddie: I found and fixed it. Imzadi 1979  16:29, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks guys! Weird how its in the middle of the table code but appears before it. - Floydian τ ¢ 12:26, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

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Discussion on old numbered NHs in India[edit]

HI, Need help in consense on having standard naming for NHs which have old numbering system. Government of India changed NH naming in 2010. There are few national highway article which have old numbers. We have to follow a standard pattern for the naming. See the category Category:Indian_National_Highways_(old_numbering). 15 NHs names should be changed. I had changed earlier. It is getting reverted saying precision. Can someone help ? -- naveenpf (talk) 02:09, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

I agree that the article names should be consistent, but I do not like the double disambiguator that is in use (India, old numbering). I would suggest renaming the old highway articles to "Former National Highway <number>" e.g., National Highway 1 (India, old numbering) → Former National Highway 1 (India), National_Highway_1B → Former National Highway 1B, etc. That way the scope of the article titles is precise and disambiguation can occur by location as needed, which I would say is ideal. –Fredddie 11:45, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion.It was started National HIghway because it will be helpful in instant search displaying the required item . -- naveenpf (talk) 02:41, 11 June 2018 (UTC)