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Harej (talk) 16:58, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Apparently this project voted in favour of DMY against DATERET[edit]

I was not involved in the discussion so I'm opening it up again. First, the project has no jurisdiction over any articles, it's just a project. It can't make any proclamations about how a date format is to apply to all article in the project. Second, if you think I can, I'm opposed to an imposed DMY format. It's not used in the area. Walter Görlitz (talk) 19:30, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

We decided awhile ago to use DMY in 2009 and 2012. This is where the major editors of the region came together to build consensus. It's not the authority of the WP, but the authority of consensus building among editors. Walter insists he's insistent that WP:DATERET is a rationale that doesn't take into consideration consensus of editors. And DMY is used in the area so please don't speak for all Vancouverites or people from BC. Unless you can provide a source that states the DMY doesn't exist in Surrey. Mkdwtalk 19:33, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
Could you point me to that discussion please?
I don't speak for all Vancouverites, nor do I pretend to. Walter Görlitz (talk) 20:04, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
It's not in the archives and the second archive is labelled incorrectly. So please, show me where this decision was made by the whole project. Walter Görlitz (talk) 20:05, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
@Mkdw: Seriously. Where is this decision recorded? Who was involved in the decision? Walter Görlitz (talk) 14:50, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
As a side note, DATERET is the consensus of the entire community of Wikipedia and a decision of a project cannot overrule the greater community consensus, particularly when it's done in secret. All project decisions may be scrutinized by the greater community for compliance with the greater community's goals. Walter Görlitz (talk) 14:53, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
Given the agreement between Walter (above) and I (my talk page) that this project's decision is contrary to the greater community consensus at DATERET, and that we are unable to locate the discussion(s) asserted to have taken place, I will be returning Greater Vancouver to its previous MDY format and will be looking at the other BC articles on my watchlist that may have been changed from MDY to DMY despite the predominant usage having been the former rather than the latter. Hwy43 (talk) 21:31, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
I fully concur. Point me at any articles that you need help with. It appears I've volunteered to be a member of the project! Walter Görlitz (talk) 22:49, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
I realize I made a mistake and it was actually at the Talk:Vancouver where the discussion about DMY or MDY was brought up. So I apologize for that mistake on my part and ultimately affects our discussion and my stance on the issue. I will go back and take a look at some of the other articles against WP:DATERET. I think for our benefit it would help me if we could agree in how you're both applying DATERET. If we use Edmonton as an example, it started with DMY and then later switched to MDY. This is where "evolved using predominantly one format" and "date format chosen by the first major contributor in the early stages of an article should continue to be used" are at oddst with one another. Let me know which part of the guideline you're prioritizing and I'll look back at some of the articles and apply it consistently. I've already flagged quite a few BC articles for example that started MDY and then switched to DMY later and for the majority of its lifespan and vice-versa. I think as Hwy43 stated, if the article has predominantly used one, it should be moved to that format for consistency and ahead of important as to what the first date was used. Mkdwtalk 16:20, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
I've started going back over the articles. I reverted my date changes to Abbotsford, British Columbia as it's clear that MDY was first used and predominantly used. There were a few that I was reverted on under the rationale of not following WP:DATERET, such as Coquitlam and Delta, British Columbia, but in looking at the articles, if following DATERET, DMY was first used and predominantly used. I've restored DMY in those cases and left comments on the talk page. Regards, Mkdwtalk 18:23, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
I assume that prose and references carry different weight. References, and many tools that create them, use the DMY format, and some use ISO 8601 format. Which of those were you looking at? Walter Görlitz (talk) 04:09, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Since the guideline doesn't say, I didn't weight any dates different whether they were references over prose dates or tool created. As the guideline states, date format chosen by the first major contributor. Most of the first date formats appear around 2007-2009 and don't use tools anyway. For example in the Delta, BC article, it was a reference: [1]. The editor manually formatted and put in the reference (i.e. didn't use a template) as well as used the ISO version redundantly. I did look at which format was predominantly used as well and haven't touched any articles that were one format and then evolved using another until I could talk about it with you and Hwy43. I'm of the preference that predominantly evolved date should override first introduced date anyway. If you're seeking clarity over prose versus references, maybe it should be asked at the WP:DATERET page for comment since the guideline doesn't make that distinction. Mkdwtalk 05:18, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
I will take that on. Walter Görlitz (talk) 05:35, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

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Adding a much-delayed timestamp for automatic archiving purposes. ---Another Believer (Talk) 23:12, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Alberni Street (Vancouver)[edit]

Is the street notable? A series of similar pages has been deleted.Xx236 (talk) 11:28, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Not particularly. There might be some historical significance but not in the amount that would warrant a stand alone article. Alberni Street currently is not a major road in Vancouver. Mkdwtalk 22:59, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Vancouver maps[edit]

Another editor has created two Vancouver locator maps to use in Vancouver-related infoboxes:

I encourage project members to replace less helpful maps with these more detailed ones. Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 23:14, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Do you mean in replacement of maps like File:Stadtgliederung_Vancouver_2008.png? Some of the words on the above two maps (such as some street names) aren't even legible? If the only goal is to indicate neighbourhoods, then the 2008 map does a better job it. Mkdwtalk 23:29, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
I believe OP means that we can use those maps for location map templates to replace the less detailed maps like the ones on the Science World (Vancouver) article currently. _dk (talk) 00:35, 23 August 2016 (UTC)