User talk:RichardMann

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highway unclassified docs

Hi Richard

The Tag:highway=unclassified look very messy now after your edit striking lots of text. If I were you I would just delete text rather than striking it. After all we can rescue text from the wiki history if it turns out it is still wanted.

Can you also explain what you're doing on the talk page though. I'm not clear why you are striking this text. Maybe you're right to do so (I haven't really thought about it in depth) but a wee explanation on Talk:Tag:highway=unclassified would be good.

-- Harry Wood 14:49, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

I struck it cos that's what I said I'd do on the talk list (and not everyone is confident fishing in wiki history). I will group the struck bits so it doesn't look so bad & put an explanation on the discussion page. The big struck bit was added a few months ago and is gloriously verbose. I've tried to do something more succinct in the second group of bullet points, that says where you should use something else.

--RichardMann 15:01, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the comments on my talk page; however, I don't think your given definition fits very well with my common usage of highway=unclassified. Perhaps it's a flaw in my understanding of what unclassified is, but it seems to me that either highway=tertiary is *everywhere* in the UK, or there needs to be something between tertiary and unclassified. What you seem to be describing as "unclassified" would to me fit better as something like the proposed minor or rural. But that leaves no room for the (around here) most common type of roads which are two-lane, speed limit 40mph, but not classified tertiary or above. Also, what does "effing and blinding" mean? --Hawke 19:10, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Heh, thanks for the explanation -- I wasn't sure whether that meant "crazy" or what...

Anyway, it seems we have something of a problem. In the US, highway=tertiary is used for the lowest "above the ordinary" levels of roads; "through roads" or whatever you might want to call them, while highway=unclassified is the base level of "ordinary roads" -- equivalent to the function of highway=residential in urban areas. Any thoughts on how to normalize this? As it is now, we have no way in the US to tag the "ordinary roads" outside of the city, without going against the defined meaning of highway=unclassified. --Hawke 22:32, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Icon pages

Hi, with your permission I would like to refactor Map Icons and related pages like Proposed Icons, WikiProject Pictograms and add my knowledge that I collected during this project of this week. --!i! 06:11, 31 July 2010 (UTC)