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Here are some tasks you can do to help with WikiProject Western Australia:

Vital articles: 100 Most Influential Western Australians is a possible starting point
Requested articles: Margaret Wylie • John Thomson (Australian businessman) • Tourism in Western Australia (see: Tourism in Sydney, Tourism in Melbourne, Tourism in Brisbane) • Clarence, Western Australia • Martyn Webb • Perth Metropolitan Markets • Energy in Western Australia • Nicholson, Western Australia • South Western Advertiser (see Trove page) • Robin Sarah Greenburg (see Crimenet page)
Seeking sources: William Harris (Australian civil rights leader) • Michael Kailis
Expansion needed: Busselton, Western Australia • David Parker • Economy of Western Australia • May Gibbs • Bill Hassell • May Holman • Barry MacKinnon • Ross McLarty • New Norcia, Western Australia • PGA • Pilbara historical timeline • Whadjuk • List of WA waterfalls • tourism sections needed in Western Australia • Thomas Hughes (Australian politician) - needs expansion from cultural sources
Requested images: Requested photographs in Western Australia • Requested photographs in Perth
Article cleanup: See Cleanup listing (related changes)
Popular pages: See Popular pages listing (related changes) – improvements to (or vandalism of) these articles will impact a larger number of readers
Assessment: See Unassessed WA articles and Unknown-importance WA articles
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Meetup reminder[edit]

The next Perth meetup is on this Saturday 18 July 2015; details at Wikipedia:Meetup/Perth/20 - Evad37 [talk] 12:43, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Train services in WA towns - too much information[edit]

I feel that these recent edits [1][2] by Mvpo666 contain too much detailed information about the services (e.g. exactly which days of the week services run) and are contrary to WP:NOTDIRECTORY - even for an article about a railway station. A quick look at Mvpo666's contributions shows many more similar edits.

Can I have other editors' opinions on the matter please. Mitch Ames (talk) 07:39, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

The edits are expressed very badly with little understanding of what constitutes clear explanation, the reading from timetables that might be current and can be changed at short notice, as a consequence, due to the potential fluidity of the operations, is not encyclopdiac in the way that it has been expressed, and the potential to be dated information within a short duration of time. I have a different opinion about TMI (Too much information) on such items, but in this case do agree with Mitch in current form it is, but if edited, can be reduced to services, not the specific days, and I then consider it ok. JarrahTree 09:20, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Considering the area of interest, what are the odds that it's he-of-ten-million-sockpuppets anyway? I don't have a problem with mentioning how many days a week it runs (and think that's probably important), but once it gets down to how often and which days it gets a bit too open to change without us noticing, especially in an article on a small rural town. The Drover's Wife (talk) 10:16, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Mvpo666 is listed as a suspected sockpuppet at WP:Sockpuppet investigations/D47817#24 July 2015. Mitch Ames (talk) 11:16, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Checkuser says they are unrelated, the investigation was closed. [3]. Mitch Ames (talk) 12:29, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
puppets with nouse can change ips so that checkuser cannot prove adequately that they are linked JarrahTree 12:37, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
My thoughts exactly. Someone that ridiculously dedicated to sockpuppeting is easily capable of changing up their IP, and the succession of similar accounts across Australian railways post the original ban suggests to me that he hasn't gone anywhere. The Drover's Wife (talk) 12:49, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
But, not resolved - the too much information aspect is a problem. There is no need of obtuse 'up and down every day detail' added by the sock (I am, sure it is), as there is the issue of transitory and 'temporary' nature of timetables. However, where services are identified in the article already, it should be checked that the specific station has the named service identified already somewhere, if possible without the detail of timetable reading. JarrahTree 11:47, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
I've updated the two articles I mentioned [4][5] to remove the excess details. I'll leave someone else to worry about the others. Mitch Ames (talk) 12:04, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Fair enough - thanks for that JarrahTree 12:19, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
I've gone through and done the rest out to Kalgoorlie (per the ref Prospector, AvonLink, MerredinLink timetables) - copy/paste is a wonderful thing. Of course copy/paste errors are a risk. Someone should probably check my edits. Mitch Ames (talk) 13:33, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Transperth line succession box[edit]

On the railway theme, could someone fix the succession box that shows Victoria Street as the terminus for Armadale and Midland at Perth railway station and a few other pages? Hack (talk) 08:16, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Fixed - some editors weren't mindful of syntax when adding stations to Template:Transperth stations - Evad37 [talk] 09:34, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Midland and East Guildford now link to a station in England. Hack (talk) 11:30, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
Not a problem when used individually here: {{transperth stations|station=Midland}}, {{transperth stations|station=East Guildford}} --> Midland, East Guildford. Will have to investigate further - Evad37 [talk]
The preceding station for Midland and the succeeding station for East Guildford is now Woodbridge railway station in Suffolk. Hack (talk) 14:27, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
Should be okay now (after fixing typo [6]): {{transperth stations|station=Woodbridge}} --> Woodbridge - Evad37 [talk]

Save the date: Wikipedia Takes Open House Perth 2015, 7–8 November[edit]

Open House Perth is on again this year, 7–8 November 2015. The event allows public access to areas which are usually restricted, and is a good opportunity to take photographs for upload to Commons and inclusion in Wikipedia articles. Once the Open House destinations for 2015 are released in October, we can organise a target list at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes Open House Perth 2015. Hopefully with a bit more notice than last year, we might get more participation. Thanks, - Evad37 [talk] 08:42, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

that would or could coincide with meetup number 22 ... Gnangarra 09:02, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
Sure, we could combine a meetup with the wiki takes on one (or both) of the days - Evad37 [talk] 00:49, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
well worth planning ahead for and utilising - some good locations/places otherwise out of reach JarrahTree 13:00, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Old Mandurah Traffic bridge[edit]

HI Folks... short notice today 24 Aug the old traffic bridge is being torn down today I cant get there to take photos until this evening 6ish at the earliest suspect it'll be gone then if anyone can get there to day it'd be great lat opportunity to get some photos... Gnangarra 23:57, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

I did get down there and take some photos... Didn't look like it was going to be demolished, are you sure you've got the date right? Will upload pics later. - Evad37 [talk] 07:38, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
came thru via friend of friend, so not really sure on the details maybe they are just going to close it to traffic today .... Gnangarra 08:39, 24 August 2015 (UTC)