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Template:Infobox building now has a public transit access parameterEdit

After years and years of people proposing it basically uncontested on the talk page but it never getting actioned, we've finally added |public_transit= to {{Infobox building}}. There are 22,000 transclusions, so there's plenty of work for any of you who want to start using it; feel free to pick your favorite buildings and add the information for them. Cheers, {{u|Sdkb}}talk 06:07, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Error on the Lighthouses pageEdit

Hello! I noticed what I'm sure is an error here: in the Famous lighthouse builders section. However, I'm not 100% sure of what the text ought to say and I don't feel remotely qualified to make any edits myself. Is mentioning it here sufficient, or is there somewhere else I should go to report it? I'mAWriterOkay (talk) 14:39, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Assuming it was the bit of gibberish after James Douglass, I’ve corrected it. I would have pinged you but your name is so complicated. KJP1 (talk) 15:35, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Rova of Antananarivo featured article reviewEdit

I have nominated Rova of Antananarivo for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. (t · c) buidhe 02:38, 6 November 2020 (UTC)

Update to peer review pageEdit

Hi all, I've boldly updated your project's peer review page (Wikipedia:WikiProject Architecture/Peer review) by updating the instructions and archiving old reviews.

The new instructions use Wikipedia's general peer review process (WP:PR) to list peer reviews. Your project's reviews are still able to be listed on your local page too.

The benefits of this change is that review requests will get seen by a wider audience and are likely to be attended to in a more timely way (many WikiProject peer reviews remain unanswered after years). The Wikipedia peer review process is also more maintained than most WikiProjects, and this may help save time for your active members.

I've done this boldly as it seems your peer review page is pretty inactive and I am working through around 90 such similar peer review pages. Please feel free to discuss below - please ping me ({{u|Tom (LT)}}) in your response.

Cheers and hope you are well, Tom (LT) (talk) 23:40, 14 November 2020 (UTC)

Wikiproject Conway LibraryEdit

Hello! I thought I should write and say 'hello' as I have been tagging several drafts and new article talk pages with the WP Architecture, and I wanted to check if I was using the category correctly! I'm helping a group of volunteers to create articles about architectural photographs and academics, who contributed photographs of architecture to the Conway Library of art and architecture. We have quite the backlog of articles for creation that are pending review, as in the group there are lots of brand new wikipedia editors who need to go through the AfC route. You can find the project page here Wikipedia:WikiProject ConwayLibrary I wondered, firstly, whether WP Architecture are interested in such biographical pages? Secondly, I thought I would drop here some articles that are waiting for review - - and give many thanks in advance if any experienced eyes might give them a look over! I understand not all of them will be wiki-worthy, but many of the creators are feeling de-motivated that the review process can take so long. So even a rejection will be super helpful, as it will help people to 'move on' to tackle another possible new page, or make edits to existing ones! Here are the drafts: Draft:Millard Fillmore Hearn Jr., Draft:Stephen Murray (historian); Draft:John Higgitt; Draft:Frederick Reginald Pinfold Sumner; Draft:Jeffrey K. West; Draft:Peter Anthony Newton; Draft:David Hemsoll. Many thanks indeed, and happy to share more about the project, too! - KerstingFan (talk) 18:21, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

KerstingFan Millard Fillmore Hearn Jr. (i.e. Fil Hearn) now done, but NB no real article yet links to it. (List items do, but they're insignificant.) -- Hoary (talk) 02:25, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanks very much for taking a look, Hoary! I'll ask the creator to see if they can't fix the orphan status this week/ weekend! - KerstingFan (talk) 10:18, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
KerstingFan, Stephen Murray (historian) now done too; but again, it's effectively an orphan. -- Hoary (talk) 11:36, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Just wanted to say I think this is a great project, and a wonderful library. I shall certainly take a look at a few but RL is taxing just now. All the very best with it. KJP1 (talk) 18:37, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

Donald SchmittEdit

Notable, or not? Please fix it, or risk deletion. Bearian (talk) 16:22, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Repurposed churches, etcEdit

Category:Repurposing contains Category:Adaptive reuse of industrial structures, but no "Adaptive reuse of [anything else] structures": Ecclesiastical, military, monarchical, etc. Am I failing to notice some set of categories with similar purposes but very different names? -- Hoary (talk) 06:18, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

@Hoary Category:Buildings and structures by former use exists, but also includes demolished structures (and oddly doesn't include Category:Former Barracks in Australia). TSventon (talk) 19:50, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, TSventon. I wonder how I missed that. (And now I wonder about the distinction, if any, between demolition and destruction, and whether Hornbach Abbey should belong to Category:Demolished Christian monasteries or Category:Destroyed Christian monasteries.) Suddenly I notice surprising absences from Wikipedia: though the "St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel" recycles railway company offices, its article doesn't have any category suggesting this; the article on Tokyo station doesn't even mention either the hotel or the gallery created within its building. -- Hoary (talk) 22:29, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Hoary, some thoughts: I started by finding a former church and working up to Category:Former churches, which oddly doesn't include Panthéon. Demolished and destroyed are not used consistently, e.g. Category:Destroyed churches by country includes "demolished" churches in the Soviet Union, Ukraine and the US. Destroyed buildings include ruins, e.g. Category:Ruins of churches destroyed during World War II was discussed at WP:CfD earlier this year. The St. Pancras Hotel is perhaps not classified as former offices as it was built as a hotel (then converted to offices and back to a hotel). TSventon (talk) 10:15, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
This may be going off on a tangent, but... any distinction between destroyed and demolished should be articulated in the categories. I think there is a legitimate split – for example a natural disaster such as an earthquake might destroy or damage a building but not demolish it – but is that the kind of thing that would be lost on the readers? Richard Nevell (talk) 15:40, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
It's a tangent worth going off at, Richard Nevell. I don't see any urgency to a discussion, but such discussions are better earlier than later, when subcategories might well have proliferated. And therefore see the thread below. -- Hoary (talk) 23:32, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

Eve of Demolition?Edit

We have Category:Demolished Christian monasteries and Category:Destroyed Christian monasteries. The distinction between the two doesn't seem to be explained anywhere; and it's not obvious (to me, anyway). I'd say that categories of the "destroyed" versus categories of the "demolished" is a category matter for discussion. However, Wikipedia:Categories for discussion seems to require actionable proposals, and at this point I'm neutral. If demolition implies destruction but destruction doesn't imply demolition, then destruction is the broader term, and I'd propose standardization on "destroyed". Opinions? -- Hoary (talk) 23:32, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

Agreed, "destroyed" seems to be the standard term for subcategories of Category:Demolished religious buildings and structures. You could ask a regular from CfD for feedback before submitting a proposal if that would help. Explanations from other categories:
You say (disabling the links):
Now I'm totally confused! I would take "demolished" to mean knocked down in an organized way as redundant or for redevelopment, and "destroyed" as this, plus, fire, war, iconoclasm/change of religion, earthquakes etc. So yes, standardization on "destroyed". Johnbod (talk) 04:38, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
TSventon, Johnbod, thank you both for your comments. I'm now exploring the category trees, getting a better idea of what's what, and, I hope, starting to move towards a proposal that would be easy to understand and easy to implement. -- Hoary (talk) 09:01, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
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