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Please don't use overly complicated markup. I've edited thoussnds of different articles, almost all with infobox images, and I've never once seen that used. The infobox template itself is set up to scale the box and its contents for different format devices. It doesn't need any help. I've viewed both versions of the article on both a computer and my phone and there is no benefit to using complicated markup. Thanks. John from Idegon (talk) 20:45, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
I've got two issues with your method. First, doesn't the module exist with a recommendation to use it as I did because at least some people thought it provided a benefit? What you call overly complicated I call being precise. Which elements of the module as I configured it were ipso facto redundant? It feels like you've got beyond standards enforcement into arbitrary preference policing. If we were neighbors and you saw me mowing my lawn north-to-south instead of east-to-west like the homeowner's association requires would you really run over and grab the wheel and make me face the other way, or would you realize it's trivial and find something better to occupy your time with?
Secondly, now that I've got the pinpoint map and the image to the front façade added aren't my motives for wanting to impose a scale-down factor pretty clear? I uploaded the logo at that size because I wasn't going to reduce it and hamper others using it at that size, but from the word go I knew it looked out of proportion to the rest of the features of the page. Lastly, there's a reason the tie goes to the runner: respect for the hustle.
Please sign your posts, even on your own talk, as it adds a time stamp too. What you think is elegant as a computer professional, 99% of Wikipedia editors will find confusing. Modules are generally embedded in a template, not used directly on an article. A random check of pages listed here, the list of pages where that module is in use, shows no visible coding for it in the article, leading me to believe, as I said earlier, that it is already in the infobox school template. You would have to figure that out for sure, as I am lost in lost world when it comes to that kind of stuff, but I still see no reason to add it. As you added it and I reverted it, you have no consensus to use it, so please don't. You could if you wish, ask for a WP:3O or start an WP:RFC, but that would be a huge time sink. Very simply, you are overthinking this. John from Idegon (talk) 22:45, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
Thanks for your precise work updating Oregon's education bureaucracy articles! Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 17:57, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
@Grand'mere Eugene: Oh my gosh, what a kind thing to do! Thank you so much, this really means a lot to me. :) Perhaps most especially because it was only after I had moved Oregon Chief Education Office and was mopping up the wikilinks to it that I stumbled across the archived Talk page for WikiProject Oregon where you mentioned that you had chosen the name intentionally to avoid a vaguely Native American connotation. After I saw that I was bracing myself for a scathing reaction, so let me reiterate how comforting it is to instead get my very first barnstar out of it. It just so happens that my birthday is tomorrow as well, and to be candid, if anyone remembers and thinks to get me anything they'd have to really put some thought into it to make a greater impact.
I hope I see you around this place more. After seeing the articles you've started and reading some of your comments in various discussions, I've concluded that I like your style. I think that makes you only the second or third Duck ever that I could say that about. ;) If you ever find yourself taking a trip down the coastal side of NorCal, I hope you'll remember to pull my coat beforehand so I can treat you to a meal somewhere to properly thank you. Take care, and don't hesitate to seek me out if ever you want to collaborate. Respectfully, 🐈ogueScholar🗨₨Talk 03:54, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
Well, Happy Birthday! If we were closer, I'd offer you some berry cobbler (which was my emergency baking project today after forgetfully leaving an overly-large bag of Costco frozen berries on the counter overnight). In lieu of that offering, here's a link to an article created over the years by some ne'er-do-wells: Wikipedia:WikiProject Oregon/Aunt Betty (non-notable Oregon relative) Cheers! Mary (aka Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 22:26, 16 August 2019 (UTC))

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Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gabriel Taborin Technical School Foundation, Inc.Edit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gabriel Taborin Technical School Foundation, Inc.. Allenjambalaya (talk) 08:57, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

US city namesEdit

Just as a heads-up, the big US cities no longer have the state in their official Wiki names, which means that the corresponding photorequest categories don't either. So eg this edit created a link to Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in New Orleans, Louisiana when the category is now at Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in New Orleans. You've also made quite a few edits that have created red-linked photo-request categories because they just haven't been created yet. Aside from the fact that WP:REDNOT says you should never make an edit to a red-linked category, and the extra work it causes for the team working on the thousands of Special:WantedCategories, it also means that the photo request won't be seen which is a bit pointless. Cheers. Le Deluge (talk) 11:10, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

Just as a followup, I've been clearing the photoreq county categories and it's a complete mess - the county subcategories of Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Idaho have been "officially" deleted per consensus at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2012_June_7#Category:Wikipedia_requested_photographs_in_Adams_County,_Idaho and many of the states have few to none (Nebraska), but other states like Pennsylvania have lots of them. I've tried to fit in with that, bumping photoreqs in the states with few county subcategories up to the main state category, but creating them in the states with lots of county cats. In a way it contributes to the mess, but at least they're not in the Special:WantedCategories backlog any more... Le Deluge (talk) 13:32, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

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