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Me-123567-Me (talk) 21:49, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
Unknown is not an architect
I was reviewing the Michigan National Historic Places for Chippewa County. The photo for the Kinross Township and school is completely incorrect. I had been to this site and the historic building was torn down. I actually have a photo of it from a copyrighted source. This photo is a picture of a new house. When it was taken, it was still under construction. I believe this photo violates the whole intent of these listings. I asked Andrew Jameson to remove it, but he has not. I don't know if you have the rights to remove it.
- Wingerham52, it's not actually clear if the house there is a brand new house (and the old building was demolished), or if it was just extensively renovated. On first look, I would assume that it's just a brand new building, but as Andrew Jameson noted, it actually is very similar structurally: two floors, the same roof shape, similar window arrangement, same entrance, same location/footprint. It really is possible that it was renovated. If so, this certainly removes all of the historical details that allowed it to get the NRHP listing. But right now, I don't think any of us are absolutely sure it isn't the same building. Perhaps someone could contact a local resident (you can see the township trustees in some old meeting minutes), and ask if the township hall was demolished or renovated.
- In any case, the photo is currently the best we've got as far as what's on the site. If it was demolished, I think the photo could be moved outside of the infobox at least. But I'd rather wait for better confirmation. kennethaw88 • talk 21:38, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
It is a new building. I have a picture of the actual historic building. It is from Google Street View. I don't know how to attach a JPG to this talk section. But if you go to the address and street view, you can see the building. I had been looking for it for a few years. It had been torn down before my visits. I drove up and down the road many times, since the NH addresses are not always accurate. On my last trip thru, I saw this brand new building, which was still under construction. This is not a remodel. I was surprised that someone put this new picture on the site. It does not belong there. I think it is a disservice to put erroneous things like this on the site. I don't have the authority to take it down, but you do.
Hi kennethaw88, I am contacting you because you fixed a bunch of references on an article of mine. I had written the article through the translator, which seems to mess up citations. Do you have a trick to fixing citations or is it something you are just good at? It is a real drawback if translating artciles always messed up citations ( it did on another article too). Thanks BF (talk) 19:06, 28 September 2020 (UTC)
- It's mostly because I spend most of my time fixing citations. I'm not really an article writer, but I just like to fix things. For example, I go through Category:CS1 errors: dates, where I found your draft. I started out only fixing bad dates, but I've begun to fix other things, like bad urls or misuse of other parameters.
- The main trick I use is that sometimes the citation template is smart enough to figure out what you meant to use, if you misspelled something or used a foreign-language template. Because your article was translated from Spanish, it gave several suggestions for the Spanish parameters. For example, it suggested
Unknown parameter |fecha= ignored (|date= suggested)or
Unknown parameter |sitioweb= ignored (|website= suggested). Do you see these warnings/suggestions on this version?
- There used to be a version of Template:Cita web that allowed Spanish-language parameters to be automatically used by the English versions. That's been changed, and now it doesn't do anything, so all parameters have to be in English. I don't know how your translator works, but when you write these articles, you'll have to make sure on your own that each citation parameter gets converted (not necessarily just translated) into English. Otherwise they won't be recognized by the template, and nothing will show up in the citation.
- Hope that helps. If you have more specific questions, ask away. kennethaw88 • talk 19:59, 28 September 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for cleaning up my mess but I expcet I will want to remove the climate data table entirely. I've been mostly working on this climate data project by myself because it's so difficult to explain, even to people with long years of experience on Wikipedia, what the difference is between two climate charts that look almost exactly identical. Im pretty sure there is no weather station in Lubec and that the data the source is providing is either some sort of mashup between that of Eastport, Maine and another nearby station, or interpolated data that belongs to no station at all. We don't have any consensus on whether interpolated data is allowed or not .... a few places have it, but we are not extending the use of interpolated climate data to every article on every town in the whole world, either.
- Well I'm not really interested in the climate data, or Maine either. I just spend a lot of time clearing out citation date errors in Category:CS1 errors: dates. Since
accessdate=10-29-2020isn't an acceptable date format listed at MOS:DATES, your edit placed it in the category. Otherwise, I don't pay attention to the article content. If you think it ought to be removed, go for it.
- Thanks for the note. kennethaw88 • talk 18:05, 29 October 2020 (UTC)