User talk:Steven

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Hi Steven!

Welcome to the new ArchiveWiki - faster and nicer to use than the one before. I see you've been making good use of that "Waste of Time" template. --Chris5156 23:40, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Numbering category

The Numbering category is, at the moment, references just for CBRD's numbering article. Rather than jumble things together, it might be worth creating a second "Motorway Numbering" category for the files relevant to PM. Or if you like the idea of all numbering files together then also an "All-Purpose Road Numbering" category too for the CBRD references.

I'm not (just) being fussy about this, it's also to do with me making full file references available for CBRD features over time, and I'm planning to do it by linking to categories here.

Ta! --Chris5156 10:43, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Yeah you are just being fussy!!! Seriously, however you want to play it is fine by me. Steven 11:34, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
You are super and wonderful and lovely and generally very marvellous indeed. Ta very much. --Chris5156 17:31, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Ringways References

Hi Steven! Thanks for adding more stuff on this. Every referenced point is a thumb-to-the-nose, noisily blown raspberry to the [citation needed] loons at Wikipedia :D --Chris5156 00:26, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Well, just let me know how you want to work maps etc! I can also get hold of images of pages from The Times and The Daily Mirror that I've used as references in the Ringways lists. Let me know if you want me to do anything clever with them. Steven 08:59, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
Might be nice to (somehow) categorise them in [:Category:Artefacts|Artefacts], and maybe include the scan on the wiki even. I'm going to look at how exactly we do maps and newspapers and stuff, probably next week when I'm back from Leeds.
Incidentally - I had a brainwave last night - since you have a copy of, eg, County of London Plan, and I have one as well, why not list it once in Artefacts, and then make your SJ 05 and my CM 09 redirect to it? Saves on duplication and gives us one page to link to. --Chris5156 15:09, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
Works for me. I'm fundamentally lazy, you see... Steven 17:04, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
Same here. I'm technically at work, but what I'm actually doing is inserting a "thumbs up" graphic into the Delightful template. Your tax dollars at work, sir. --Chris5156 16:45, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Getting round to doing what I described above

The previous message from me on this page describes a jolly good idea and now, over a year later, I'm actually doing it. You'll find a lot of your SJ xx pages and my CM xx pages have turned into redirects pointing at generic ones filed under Artefacts, and I've fleshed out the details of one or two of them as well. The joy of a quiet nightshift! --chris5156 02:34, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

In fact the further we get into what I can only describe as stupid o'clock, the more sense it makes to put all the documents there and just link to them from personal User: pages. I could even ditch the CM 01, CM 02 thing. --chris5156 05:30, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
As usual, you're right. Tiresome, isn't it? ;-) Steven 09:15, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
I find always being right can be such a burden. OK - this is tonight's nightshift project then: I'm going to turn the remaining ones into artefacts, ditch the SJ 01's and CM 01's, and perhaps even format our lists into fancy tables so you can sort them by title or date. I'm nothing if not ambitious. (And nightshifts are quiet this week.) --chris5156 16:55, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Something else occurs: I could do with either a "delete" tag or the ability to delete pages. SJ 02, for example, is entirely superfluous. If I've spelt it right. Steven 09:32, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Congratulations - you're now a sysop and a bureaucrat! --chris5156 16:55, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Guy will be just so jealous. Being a bureaucrat is his life's dream. Steven 21:02, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Righto, I have taken incredible liberties with your user page to get rid of all the SJ's - you may do as you please and revert all the changes if you don't like it but hopefully you will approve of your new sortable tableable thing. I've left the items you haven't made pages for unlinked, because if it turns out the actual official title is a bit different you might not want a redlink to it just yet.--chris5156 23:17, 20 January 2011 (UTC)