Talk:Blackpool tramway

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Some images are not showing up. just a heads up. 72.87.62.194 (talk) 15:06, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for that, should be fixed now :) Goblin 15:59, 22 September 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!

Comments for VGA[change source]

  • Link tramway as soon as possible after the opening sentence, i.e. probably look at swapping the second and third sentence with each other.
     Fixed - Swapped sentences Goblin 08:49, 2 October 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!
  • "first-generation" needs explanation.
    I can't quite thnk of how to explain this. Basically, it's your "traditional" style tramway before they made a comeback in Manchester with the name "light rail" and "light rail vehicles". I can't explain it inline... but don't think it would warrant it's own article; help! Goblin 08:49, 2 October 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!
  • "to remain in the " - does that mean the rest have been moved elsewhere or do you really mean it's the only one still in use in the UK?
     Fixed - Reworded to clarify Goblin 08:49, 2 October 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!
  • If you redlink Blackpool Transport then you should redlink Blackpool Borough Council. And then fix the redlink!
     Fixed - Just need to de-red-link now! Goblin 08:49, 2 October 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!
  • "6,500,000 people travel on the tramway each year[2] and it runs for 11 miles (17.7 km)." Switch it round, length first and then people. Makes it read a little nicer plus you won't start sentence with a number.
     Fixed Goblin 08:49, 2 October 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!
  • A lot of the infobox fields are missing.
    Not sure how to fix this... I can't fill anymore in (I don't think) and it has "Broken Infobox Syndrome"... Goblin 08:49, 2 October 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!
  • "first practical electric" what do you mean here by "practical"?
By this I mean that it was the first one that was actual useful and used for a purpose, rather than just testing - not sure how to rephrase it. Goblin 14:53, 12 October 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!
  • "electric traction" not simple.
Any ideas as to how it could be phrased instead? What I mean is that the tramcars that were used were powered by electricity as opposed to steam or horses. Goblin 14:53, 12 October 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!
  • "At the opening was..." just two people?!
Reworded, better? Goblin 14:53, 12 October 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!
  • Possibly explain "overhead wires". Is it similar to pantograph?
Linked. Pantographs "connect" with the overhead wires. Goblin 14:53, 12 October 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!
  • " The Marton loop" - explain this.
  • Link depot.
     Fixed PmlineditorTalk 08:51, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Be consistent whether you capitalise Depot or not.
Some should be capitalised, some should not. "Rigby Road Depot" is an actual name, rather than "the depot" which is not. Likewise Bispham Depot etc. I have however gone through and checked that this is the case throughout. Goblin 14:53, 12 October 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!
  • The network (heading)-> Network.
Fixed. Goblin 14:53, 12 October 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!
  • "The interurban style alignment which doesn't follow" far from Simple and avoid contractions.
  • bodywork not simple.
  • illuminated ditto.
     Fixed Pmlineditor  18:20, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
  • ". [6]. " - remove spare full stop and spare space.
     Fixed PmlineditorTalk 08:51, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
  • " wear and tear" a little colloquial, and not simple.
Have you got any alternative ideas please? Goblin 15:02, 12 October 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Kennedy!
  • Gallery messes up on my Safari browser, lots of images overlapping each other. Don't overdo the images...
Think i've fixed this, please confirm. Goblin 14:43, 12 October 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Juliancolton!

That's a start for you. The Rambling Man (talk) 14:27, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

VGA ++[change source]

  • Link electric.
  • Blackpool 4 caption needs a full stop as it's a complete sentence.
  • "lease expired" is not simple.
  • "The interurban style " why the bullet point?
  • "non-heritage" is not simple.
  • What's BTS?
  • link bid.
  • "An electrical console reportedly blew up" not altogether simple.
  • Link billion.
  • "fishing trawler" is a redlink.

The Rambling Man (talk) 10:36, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

All fixed, with the exception of the lease redlink, fishing trawler redlink and the bullet on interurban style - the three above also have bullets. Thanks, Goblin 13:47, 19 October 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Fr33kman!
Red links done. Pmlineditor  15:43, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Maintenance of GA and VGA lists[change source]

As part of maintenance efforts for the list of VGAs and GAs, the article's promotion and demotion details were updated and the following noted for general information:

  • At the time of this article's demotion, there was no process for the demotion of VGAs to GAs. As such, this article was demoted directly from a VGA to a regular article. Chenzw  Talk  06:17, 15 June 2020 (UTC)