User talk:Ashimema

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Hi Ashimema. I guess I should start by saying welcome to OpenStreetMap!

I notice you've been doing some template revamping (Wiki labels and user boxes) Great stuff! There's a hopeless amount of mess on this wiki. The list on WikiProject Cleanup is barely scratching the surface, so it's good to a see a new wiki enthusiast on the scene. Some of the cleanup work requires in depth knowledge of the topics, but there's a lot just requiring a healthy dose of common sense, and the confidence to go ahead and tidy it up. There's also a lot of work to do raising the standard of some important wiki pages by adding nice illustrations for example.

And a kayaker too! We have a lot in common. We'll have to go whitewater mapping together some time!

-- Harry Wood 13:47, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Cheers Harry. I look forward to helping turn the Wiki into a more organised "mess". It would be great to get out for a drink/paddle some time. Hopefully see you on the water some time!

Martin Renvoize 12:11, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

{{Documentation}} vs Best practice?

Greetings, and great job on the edits! You might not be aware that {{Documentation}} Best practice is to put <noinclude><code style="font-size:110%;line-height:1.4;margin:1px;font-family:monospace;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;background:#FFF;color:#333;border:1px solid #EEE;padding:1px;white-space:nowrap">{{Documentation}}</noinclude></code> at the bottom of the template code. Some templates have it at/near the top. When I first encountered this, I was confused at where the template example rendering was, I thought it was missing. I didn't realize I needed to scroll down to see it. Adopting this might also obviate the desire to put in HTML comments of what is template and what is documentation.

Agreed, it would be better to stick to Best Practice (I assume your taking this from help pages at wikipedia?). Thus far, however, I've not managed to implement the CSS that's used in Wikipedia documentation to wrap documentation within a box to keep it obviously separate from the template itself when viewing. Therefore, on those pages listed I've put the documentation at the top to try to keep the template separate form the documentation. I'll happily change this though.
Also, any idea how to easily link from the created documentation template/page back to the template itself automatically. I've not worked that bit out yet either. I have created the page Template:Documentation_subpage which does appear to implement some of this feature, but as yet, I've not worked out how to implement all the features available at Wikipedia. A copy paste of their template doesn't seem to yield the result?
Cheers Martin Renvoize 11:19, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
MediaWiki:Common.css should be modified with the CSS for the {{Documentation}} style(s). I'm not sure what you're referring to, but I'm thinking something like [[{{PAGENAME}}/doc]]. Er, probably something with the onlyinclude tag. Not really sure. Did you have an example in mind? Are you thinking of the v,d,e on navboxes (which are presumably on the template and not on the documentation)? --goldfndr 12:59, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
I've asked Harry to add the CSS, so hopefully that's currently being done and should help in the "style" of the page enabling easier viewing while sticking to the "Best Practice". As for my second comment; As you go to edit the documentation your led to {{PAGENAME}}/doc. However, once saved, there is no obvious route back to the actual template page. (i know, and it's obviose to me, to just delete the /doc in my browser and refresh) On wikipedia, if you edit the documentation page, then save, there is a direct link back to the actual template. an example is the message box at the top of this page; [1] explaining your on the documentation page, not the template page.

While you're doing the cleanups, any chance you could also check that there's no (or minimal) whitespace outside the noinclude tags and inside the includeonly/onlyinclude tags, as suggested by that same Best practice? I recently did a couple of fixes to remove unnecessary vertical whitespace within tables. This is particularly important for templates used within tables or paragraphs, not as important for templates used as their own paragraph. --goldfndr 16:38, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Could you point me towards this best practice, I'm not sure if I've seen it. Cheers for the comments. I will try my best. Martin Renvoize 11:21, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
Apologies. The "Best practice" is in {{Documentation}}. Scroll down and you'll see it. --goldfndr 12:59, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Gmaps pedo page

Hi Ashimema,

thanks for your edit on the List of OSM based services but is this realy such an important page? For a semi complete list of endusers we use DE:OSM_Internet_Links. --!i! This user is member of the wiki team of OSM 18:29, 1 December 2010 (UTC)


Hello, as you're part of the Wiki team you should be interested: I think that translation on this wiki would use some improvement and I've proposed a new system at Talk:Wiki Translation#Translate extension. I hope you can provide some feedback and thoughts (and help if we decide to go that way). Thanks, Nemo 10:38, 16 August 2012 (BST)

Approved but forgotten proposal re whitewater tagging?

Hi, can you enlighten me what happened here  ? The proposal would significantly impact the established tagging of whitewater features, it seems to have been approved although it is a bit mysterious to me how. Now it awaits "cleanup". Stumbled on it when creating waterfalls in OSM. RicoZ (talk) 22:34, 30 November 2013 (UTC).

Hi Ashimema, suppporting Rico, can you please do the Post-vote-cleanup of this tagging scheme, thank you.--Friedrich (Federico) (talk) 21:10, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

reorganisation of this wiki's navigation

Hello, I write to you because you are part of the Wiki Team. I would like to establish a navigation concept for this wiki, lead by use cases. I wrote an example main page and an example navigation page (for the use case 'contribute map data'). In January, I wrote a correspendent proposal on Talk:Wiki_organisation, with some but not much feedback. I would be happy if you could add your feedback in order to decide either to refuse the proposal or to proceed. In the latter case I will incorporate all feedback, write the two missing navigation pages ('about' and 'use') and finally I would like to change the main page. Best wishes, --Cantho (talk) 07:15, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Now I proposed to apply the proposed changes to the main page. Your feedback/ vote is welcome. If you want to respond but don't have the time right now, please give a notice about when you think you can respond. Have a nice day --Cantho (talk) 10:09, 23 May 2014 (UTC)


Hi, I have noticed that File:Real-Recyle-Bin.png (uploaded by you) seems to be not freely licensed and have suggested to delete it. Please comment at its talk page. --Aseerel4c26 (talk) 19:12, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

landuse=farm and barriers?

Hello, I am translating to Czech language the tag page landuse=farmyard and it seems that you are the author of the line:

It is often useful to map the field boundaries within a farm area, especially as many public rights of way follow these boundaries. using the various barrier tags is appropriate in this case.

Can you elaborate more about this? I really do not understand this note. Should we pay attention if there are barriers around fields? Thank you. Chrabros (talk) 10:01, 28 May 2015 (UTC)