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Notes[edit]

  • Just a passing-by comment, I don't think that portals are meant to cite references and have a reference section, visitors are meant to visit the article that contains the fact, and see that it is referenced in that article, if that makes any sense at all. ~ Sebi [talk] 00:30, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
    • Might want to talk to NE2 about that. —O () 01:13, 02 October 2007 (GMT)

On Portal:U.S. Roads, there is no article about the new S.C. shield design. --NE2 19:13, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Rotating content[edit]

Since October 2007 there have only been two articles nominated for two months October 2007 and January 2009, yet there are more FA and GA world road articles and more FA and quality images than 2, so the concept has been changed to rotate content through so the portal actually has images and articles. Also added a panorama box section, as there were also road panoramas under quality images. All sections are still nominate if desired. Please be bold and add FA, A and GA road related articles directly to the portal in the next area on the selected article page.SriMesh | talk 04:16, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Did you know[edit]

This [1] does a delightful search of highway  Done and road (almost done) articles, of which the first few pages up to 239 were added and not the rest as of yet. A similar one could be done of road articles as well. There is one archive page at Did you know which holds all the Did you knows collected to date. There are three separate pages which rotate DYK list, DYK listing and Another DYK listing which share the archival page holdings so there are two DYKs rotating on the portal at all times. SriMesh | talk 00:48, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

US content[edit]

I'm curious why there is not any more US-related content on this portal? There are 31 US highway Featured Articles, 20 A-Class articles and 445 Good Articles. There are 2 current Featured Pictures. Currently there is 1 DYK hook from Guam and one photo from New Mexico (which doesn't even show a highway). I'm not suggesting that all of the US content be added, but surely some should and can be added. The state of New York has a separate roads portal, and yet the US portal still covers all 50 states, 5 territories and the District of Columbia as best as possible. Why is this portal almost completely ignoring one country? Imzadi 1979  05:47, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

To follow up, will someone be systematically removing all of the Canadian content now that Portal:Canada Roads exists? After all, if the US was removed, presumably because there's a US Roads portal, then why is Canada still on here? Imzadi 1979  19:30, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
I don't really see the problem myself, there is very little that is specific to any one country as it stands now. --Keithonearth (talk) 01:40, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Category ?[edit]

Curb, Shoulder (road), Gore (road), Street gutter, curb cut, Road verge, Median strip ? Xb2u7Zjzc32 (talk) 10:43, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

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