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help needed on ambiguous links in NYC articles
Hi, there are currently 46 articles in WikiProject NYC that have one or more ambiguous links needing to be fixed. Editors at the wp:DPL project, me included, are fighting towards elimination of all-but-brand-new ambiguous links in Wikipedia within a year now, and could use your help!
The "find and FIX" is facilitated by programmer/editor dispenser's DabSolver tool. DabSolver can find the ambiguous term and help you fix it. Just click on "FIX" to run DabSolver, and you only have to pick which target the term should be linked to, from a drop down menu based on the corresponding disambiguation page. This works as long as the intended target is given as an option on the disambiguation page.
DabSolver works in all 46 NYC cases to find ambiguous link(s). Sometimes, elsewhere, it turns out that DabSolver can't find an ambiguous term that is a wikilink hidden inside a nav-template or other template call, in which case you can probably only find it by hovering over each wikilink in the article to see whether it links to a dab or not. (Again, not a problem here.)
Clear the ambiguous link by finding the more precise link intended. Sometimes the intended term isn't offered and the disambiguation page should be edited, however, and some other times it may be appropriate to "unlink" the term.
For example, the article for NYC-based model Claudia Wagner has an ambiguous link Wetter, for her hometown in Germany, near the location of a McDonald's where she was discovered by a photographer. It needs to be fixed probably by selecting Wetter (Ruhr) or Wetter, Hesse, from the Wetter dab page's options. Using Google maps I see that Wetter (Ruhr) is closer to her birthplace, Wesel, but that is not enough to go on. Could any one of you who knows her, simply ask?
Studebaker Building in Bedford-Stuyvesant vs. Crown Heights
Recently I had a discussion with User:Beyond My Ken about a commons category he created for the NYCL-registered Studebaker Building in Crown Heights, and I mentioned the fact that there was another Studebaker Building on Dean Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant. This one doesn't have such landmark status, but does anybody have any info about it anyhow? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 02:37, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
My apologies for the quality of the images,...
.. but as long as people know this building exists...
.. that's all that matters.
What's the address? BMK (talk) 02:47, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I see 1000 Dean, is that right? BMK (talk) 02:48, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
The city's GIS map is not very helpful . It lists the building with a date of "1965 (estimated)" which is obviously not right - it most probably reflects the oldest item in the DOB's archives.
The building's website isn't any help either, it just says the building was "Formerly the Studebaker Service Station", which at least implies that it wasn't a showroom. BMK (talk) 03:02, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
Or a factory. Something about that building doesn't convince me that it's from 1965 either. The design is minimalist enough, but it seems too Art Deco to me. Plus, Studebaker was pretty much limping towards its death at the time, and moved to Canada just before then. I find it hard to believe they would even consider building anything that big in the USA back then, let alone in New York City. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 15:24, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, exactly the reasons I didn't think 1965 was a good estimate. The GIS map is OK on dates when it's definite about them, but not so much when it uses estimates. BTW, I also checked the AIA guide, and it doesn't include the building, so no joy there. BMK (talk) 18:27, 22 October 2015 (UTC)