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Policy planning and proposals[edit]

Glitches and bugs[edit]

  • Any wikiwizards know why the Lowell and Haverhill branches are not showing with the rest of the Commuter Rail lines? If you paste these templates on a blank page, I'd expect to see two additional lines heading mostly north... {{mapframe}}{{mapshapes|Q172457}} --ButteBag (talk) 15:54, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @ButteBag: The problem seems to be that neither of the two have P402 (OpenStreetMap relation ID) defined, which is the link that gives {{Mapshapes}} the line that the template ought to display. The how-to for fixing that can be found on Mapshape's documentation.
    -- Wauteurz (talk) 16:35, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you for the help and speedy reply @Wauteurz! It seems the transclusion magic is happening on the OSM side. You can see the Providence line is working without an OSM relation ID. It was added directly to OSM instead. At least that's how I'm imagining it works. I've added P402 to the Lowell and Haverhill wikidata pages linked above, maybe it will inspire someone to fix things in a few years lol! Thanks again for the help, OSM is beyond my abilities! ButteBag (talk) 17:38, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    No worries! I actually think the Providence/Stoughton Line takes its geometry from the KML-file that's linked, but I can't say for certain. I'll take care of linking back from OSM to Wikidata, which can break transclusions sometimes. Once that's done, you should see the lines appear in {{Mapshapes}} instances in a few days.
    -- Wauteurz (talk) 18:13, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Wow, thank you! Yeah, it's so weird and confusing to me because the Lowell and Haverhill lines have KML files, and everything seems linked the same as the other (working) Commuter Rail branches. ButteBag (talk) 18:36, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'll be honest, how {{Mapshapes}} works is sometimes a big question mark for me as well. I doubt it's the KML files in that case, as I hadn't noticed them in the Lowell and Haverhill lines' Wikidata entries yet. It's as much as a guess to me why Providence/Stoughton would work despite not linking to OSM as it is to you.
    -- Wauteurz (talk) 18:59, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hey thanks for adding the wikidata pointer to the OSM relations! I bet that's going to be what does the trick. Maybe it'll start working in a few days. Thanks again for all your help! ButteBag (talk) 19:07, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User rights and issues[edit]

Articles and travel content[edit]

we wrote little about "by bus" We didn't know if that too little, so we ask for help. Yue03090616 (talk) 06:41, 14 November 2022 (UTC)

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