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Middleborough/Middlebrough (not to mention Middlebro!)[edit]

Hi Mike,

Looking at this edit, I'm thinking you perhaps meant Middleborough rather than Middlebrough? I've corrected it in case I'm right (I'm so often not!) but please feel free to discuss. Thanks and best wishes DBaK (talk) 21:03, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

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Chetsford (talk) 08:14, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

Rollback granted[edit]

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Hi Mike gigs. After reviewing your request for "rollbacker", I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

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Sorry[edit]

Sorry for my clumsy rollback at Bee Gees. our edit has been restored. Regards, WWGB (talk) 14:25, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

No worries at all! Thanks for letting me know ~mike_gigs talkcontribs 14:34, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Diahann Carroll[edit]

Ambox current red.svgOn 7 October 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Diahann Carroll, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 13:34, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Red link removal[edit]

I reverted your edit here. Red links are okay for topics that are likely to have articles (in this case her book has been reviewed many times in many sources, but it doesn't have an article yet).Citing (talk) 17:33, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. I didn't know about WP:Red Link policy but I'll remember it in the future ~mike_gigs talkcontribs

ITN recognition for Trial of Catalonia independence leaders[edit]

Ambox current red.svgOn 16 October 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Trial of Catalonia independence leaders, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:28, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Mark Hurd[edit]

Ambox current red.svgOn 19 October 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Mark Hurd, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Kees08 (Talk) 00:38, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

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Widr (talk) 13:34, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

Plymouth and Brockton[edit]

Per this discussion (and others previous), ampersands should not be used in the article title for transportation companies, even if they're often styled that way. The legal name of the company does not use the ampersand. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 17:27, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

Got it, thank you for letting me know. ~mike_gigs talkcontribs 17:33, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Logan Express[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Logan Express, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Massport is expanding its Logan Express service, expecting to remove up to 3 million vehicle trips from the roads in and around Boston's Logan International Airport? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Logan Express. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Logan Express), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Tom Spurgeon[edit]

Ambox current red.svgOn 14 November 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Tom Spurgeon, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Thryduulf (talk) 20:24, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

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Station layouts[edit]

Readville

Hey, I noticed you've added station layouts to a number of MBTA stations. Several discussions on Wikiproject Trains have established that for several reasons, these diagrams should not be used on most simple stations. (Notably: they take up a lot of space without adding anything that two sentences of prose cannot, they're difficult to maintain and edit, and they're a big accessibility problem for users with screenreaders.) In general, they should only be used for particularly complex stations like Park Street. Thanks, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 16:55, 21 November 2019 (UTC)

Ah, I began to wonder that as I was editing. I can go revert those - thanks for the info on it. I think it would be appropriate to leave the layout for Downtown Crossing though. The rest are indeed simple. ~mike_gigs talkcontribs 17:38, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for understanding! I'm not sure about whether it's particularly useful for DTX - it doesn't capture the complicated layout (staggered OL platforms, Summer Street Concourse, entrance and SL stop locations) particularly well. Ideally we'd have a good 2D (from above) or 3D isometric view of the station, but I don't have the detailed plans necessary to make either of those yet. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 04:32, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
I do see what you mean about the layout. I think that if something similar to the layout depicted on the Readville station page was created, it might help (but that would still be tough to show the different levels). The same could be said for State. Btw, I appreciate you telling me about some of the decisions made on WP:Trains, as I am not as familiar with their general rules as I am with some other projects. Thanks! ~mike_gigs talkcontribs 13:55, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, I would love to create a diagram like that. The tricky part is that I did Readville entirely from widely available aerial imagery, whereas the underground stations require fairly specific plans. (We have those for a few stations, but not DTX.) I don't think the two levels would be particularly hard even at my limited level of graphic design; the only really tricky ones would be Porter (four underground levels, stacked tracks, and surface structures), Haymarket (three underground levels plus important surface elements), North Station (stacked tracks), Alewife (garage makes things tricky), and State (four underground levels, stacked Orange Line tracks, six headhouses, and lots of slopes).
Even if you don't interact with train-related articles too much (you've been going great work with the Logan-related articles, btw), WP Trains is probably worth watchlisting. It has a lot of good discussion about formatting, about what is important to have in articles, and so on that may be relevant to other transportation articles. Cheers, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 05:05, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

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