User talk:Ross spur

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References and Video List templates

Hello, I've reverted your removal of the References and Video List templates on A5111. These templates get and display items used elsewhere on the page. References should be added in line using the Template:Ref or Template:DocRef, while videos could be added using Template:Youtube or could have their own video page created, e.g. Video:Charmouth_Tunnel, which then embed within the page templates. Please let me know if any queries C2r (talk) 12:24, 4 May 2020 (BST)

Stamford Bypass Page

Really good work on bringing the page up to scratch, and with a video too - thank you C2r (talk) 20:00, 12 May 2020 (BST)

Linking a Youtube Video

Hello, linking a Youtube video is relatively straightforward. All you need to do is search for Video:the title of the video. It won't exist yet, so create it, and copy and paste from an existing video. By filling out the categories, the video appears in the page - see Video:2_Magnificent_Roads_(1924) as an example. C2r (talk) 19:19, 3 June 2020 (BST)

clear left

Hello, Did you know that you can use {{clear left}} to try and tell the browser to create a gap after an image/box, rather than adding lots of carriage returns - this is preferred as the number of carriage returns required may differ dependent on browser and screen resolution. Cheers C2r (talk) 20:47, 25 July 2020 (BST)

A1 improvement table

Hi there,

We could quite happily put together a couple of simple templates for this if it would help? One for the header row, and the others for each row, similar to the Network Changes one. Just give us a shout if it would be helpful. Steven (talk) 18:23, 5 August 2020 (BST)

Thanks for the offer,
The templates would be great so please go ahead. I sent an e-mail (with not realising how the User talk worked) to C2r with some further queries as to format for the information and whether to combine the tables or add a further table for Later Improvements . Shall I copy you in here?
User talks are really useful! I'm sure C2R has everything in hand, but give me a shout if I can be of assistance. Steven (talk) 19:03, 5 August 2020 (BST)
And the template's ready for use. There's probably a few visual tweaks that could do with being done, such as putting multiple counties on different lines rather than the same one, but that will all show up in use. See what you think! Steven (talk) 19:44, 5 August 2020 (BST)

Thanks for the help. I'll leave the maps for the time being and get going on all the sections. Good suggestion about the multiple counties, they will crop up so please add this feature. I did wonder whether it could be changed from south to north if a user wanted that function. Of course it could be done by having an initial number column for each line but the numbering could change if sections are inserted. Probably best to leave this until things are more complete. Cheers

Yeah, the map functionality is something I put in there because I could, and in case it's useful in terms of understanding where the improvement was. I can easily include OS Grid Reference columns for start and end points, which would include a link to SABRE Maps in the right location if that would be useful? Steven (talk) 11:14, 6 August 2020 (BST)
The maps do help to show where the locations are, especially the obscure names. I'll let you decide which entry method is best to cope with the different distances of the schemes. Other users may add the maps whilst I build the next table information.

I've added some more data, with some 2nd counties in the Notes box for the time being. The page will be named A1/Improvements Timeline following a C2r suggestion.

OK, well, if I sort it out so that the tables support Grid References, they can be put in at a later date if required. I didn't quite put it correctly - multiple county support (county, then county1 to county6) is already in place, it just probably needs the display of them tidying somewhat. Steven (talk) 14:57, 6 August 2020 (BST)
Hello again. From seeing the scheme locations I've added, the grid reference start/end point input would be useful. Will this show the map trace? If not, then please let me know how to do a map trace. Cheers.
Hello - I need to make some template adjustments to the templates as it currently isn't possible for the MapInList template to display traces. I'll see if I can do that this evening. In order to make the traces, you need to go to the Main Maps Page (Discover) and then click "trace path". You can then trace the route, and when you're finished click save and give it a name, e.g. A1Haddington1932 - this will be saved in your user traces folder as an OSM trace file. C2r (talk) 21:21, 16 August 2020 (BST)
Thanks for the advice. There is no rush for the display traces template, it will be a while before I am at that stage.
That's fine, I've been meaning to do it for ages for the abandoned roads pages and I've got a bit of time so looking at it now. As ever, shout up if you need anything C2r (talk) 21:40, 16 August 2020 (BST)
OK, that's now done - you can add |trace=user/Ross%20spur/A1Haddington1932.osm for example to an Improvement table tow to add a maptrace. Note I think spaces are replaced by %20 - if that doesn't work try an underscore - let me know if you run into issues and I'll take a look. Ta C2r (talk) 22:23, 16 August 2020 (BST)
I've done the Haddington trace (nice straight sections thankfully). I tried to add |trace=user/Ross%20spur/A1Haddington1932.osm to the Wiki page but could not get it to work. I tried the underscore also and also deleted the previous map entries. Please have a look sometime. Cheers
Ah, it was a capitalisation issue - your traces are saved as "Ross Spur" rather than "Ross spur" - in the same way that mine are c2R rather than C2r - I've added the Haddington one - it needs to be |trace=user/Ross%20Spur/A1Haddington1932.osm C2r (talk) 12:37, 17 August 2020 (BST)
Well deduced. I've got the hang of it now. Thanks again.
This page also might help you - it's a list of all your traces (and everyone elses) and their lengths: https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/maps/osmtraces/list.php - (if you ever want any deleting I can do that too). If you look at mine, I've tried to give them some sort of naming convention so that I can more easily reference them. C2r (talk) 21:41, 17 August 2020 (BST)

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