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Yesterday, Ashton allowed me to become a Wiki Editor after my request. I decided to become one since I think the Quebec sections of the Wiki could stand to be a bit, well... better.

Example: our STM page resembles the Wikipedia page too much. Let's change that. We know much more than ordinary joes.

So this is how I propose to begin. Check this page out: http://www.cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Soci%C3...e_Montr%C3%A9al

See in particular the vehicles section. I've just added a photo which is deserving for our Wiki: proper sun angle, and properly labeled and described. Now look at the other two pictures below. Amateur by comparison. And I'm not saying this because both pictures have LFS in them. I will shortly remove these pictures and put some nice pictures in it's stead.

Optimally, we will one day have a page worthy of the efforts of our Toronto colleagues: http://www.cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Toronto...nsit_Commission

Thoughts?

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OK well Steve I think it's your time to shine... you have a hefty Montreal bus pic website and I'm sure you can contribute to that aspect very well.

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Alright well after a year of doing nothing, finally all active STM bus series now have a thumbnail. It was really pathetic that we didn't have anything before. The STM page still looks like crap so a lot of junk at the bottom completely plagiarized from wikipedia will soon disappear forever. I'm trying to bring it up to the TTC or MT standard.

Here are some small things to do:

Remove the 59 series buses from the active list

If possible, add thumbnails for the retired bus section

RTL and STL need to be worked on as well, as do the CITs. But that's for later on.

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I have a nitpick if you do not mind...

That picture of 60-013 isn't that great. Your other contributed pictures are far more superior (as in brighter all-around) than this one. That is all for now.

Do you think this would be a more suitable pic of 60-013? I'd add it, but I haven't a clue how, despite being a wiki editor myself.

60-0138.jpg

And how about this for an alternate 59-series picture? Sun angle is amazing.

59-0162.jpg

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For sure the pic of 60-013 can be changed but maybe you might want to slap on a copyright on your picture. I'm indifferent either way if my 59 pic is changed or not. I know the 60-013 pic isn't solid but it's one of the very few I have and I wanted to show it in the central business district.

Here are some helpful hints to uploading pics:

Reduce file size to roughly 800x600 so that it will hover around a 200 kb size.

Upload pictures using the appropriate link on the left hand toolbar. Follow the naming convention for photographs. Example: name your file Société de transport de Montréal 60-013b.jpg because 60-013a is already occupied by yours truly.

Override the warning when uploading if the amount of kb over 200 is negligible.

Use the edit function in the STM roster to add or replace an image.

However, you have to do the work (I won't) because the point of a wiki is to demonstrate user contributions.

So Matt! You like my pictures! I am most pleased. Which buses or locations do you like the most? On another note, are you willing to add some of your nice GM Classic pics from the ETSPE site?

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For sure the pic of 60-013 can be changed but maybe you might want to slap on a copyright on your picture. I'm indifferent either way if my 59 pic is changed or not. I know the 60-013 pic isn't solid but it's one of the very few I have and I wanted to show it in the central business district.

Here are some helpful hints to uploading pics:

Reduce file size to roughly 800x600 so that it will hover around a 200 kb size.

Upload pictures using the appropriate link on the left hand toolbar. Follow the naming convention for photographs. Example: name your file Société de transport de Montréal 60-013b.jpg because 60-013a is already occupied by yours truly.

Override the warning when uploading if the amount of kb over 200 is negligible.

Use the edit function in the STM roster to add or replace an image.

However, you have to do the work (I won't) because the point of a wiki is to demonstrate user contributions.

So Matt! You like my pictures! I am most pleased. Which buses or locations do you like the most? On another note, are you willing to add some of your nice GM Classic pics from the ETSPE site?

Thanks for the help, SMS. One question, though - how exactly do I create a transparent copyright like the ones on your photos? I've always wanted to do that.

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Thanks for the help, SMS. One question, though - how exactly do I create a transparent copyright like the ones on your photos? I've always wanted to do that.

Photo editing software.

Snoop around the web, there are some sites that will let you do it also.

Search for "copyright your pictures" and the like.

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Photo editing software.

Snoop around the web, there are some sites that will let you do it also.

Search for "copyright your pictures" and the like.

The program I recommend is IrfanView, it is a very capable program in photo editing, but is still basic. There's no need for complexity because all your doing is adding copyrights, resizing, and cropping which it does well.

http://www.irfanview.com/

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Thanks for the advice, GC! Irfan View is a great program, and I'm sure I'll be using it a lot from now on.

The 59-016 & 60-013 pics from above have been uploaded to the wiki according to the above specifications, and they look fine.

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I think SMS will now get angry at me..but I hope you forgive me for doing this. I have uploaded a picture of 28-076 for the roster (my first attempt!) to replace your picture of 28-019. This one is more closeup view of a 28-xxx so I thought it was a better addition. Plus, it provides some variety to sun angles by putting up non-sunny pictures that come out well too.

I have not tried or did deleted your picture but I do not know if it is still on the Wiki server or not. :P

Also replaced the picture of the 11 with shiny 11-035. :angry: What do you think guys?

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RTL fleet thumbnails more or less complete save for a 2003 Nova LFS pic which I hope somebody else will provide. http://www.cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=R...rt_de_Longueuil

Thanks to Guy-Concordia for his contributions!

Some corrections:

9-001 to 33 have Voith like the 1990 Classic.

2-0101 have Cummins ISL as well the 20102 to 20116

20401 to 418 have Cummins ISC

I also added a fair number of photos to the CITSO wiki page, anyone else is free to upload the rest. http://www.cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=C...rt_du_Sud-Ouest

717-719 have Series 60/B500R

847, 848-849, 850-851 have 6V92TA/V731 except 850-851 which have VR731

859-860 have Cummins ISL/ ZF 6HP552C

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I think SMS will now get angry at me..but I hope you forgive me for doing this. I have uploaded a picture of 28-076 for the roster (my first attempt!) to replace your picture of 28-019. This one is more closeup view of a 28-xxx so I thought it was a better addition. Plus, it provides some variety to sun angles by putting up non-sunny pictures that come out well too.

I have not tried or did deleted your picture but I do not know if it is still on the Wiki server or not. :P

Also replaced the picture of the 11 with shiny 11-035. :angry: What do you think guys?

The whole point of a Wiki is for people to change things and there's nothing wrong with that, also that pic that you replaced is still up there so don't worry about that.

And that picture of 11-035 is really good.

I've also updated the ST-Laval wiki page with pictures, anyone with a good pictures of a 59 and a 65 as well as the LFS' are free to upload them.

http://www.cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=S...nsport_de_Laval

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Matt, your 11-035 picture is awesome! It looks like a brand-new bus in that pic. I know you've got some great GM Classic pics, so why not add those as well?

Also, the Fishbowl section needs to be updated, so I hope someone with a lot of great Fishbowl pics will upload some of them (Steve, I'm looking at you) :angry: .

In the meantime, I added a picture of 33-003 to the retired roster section.

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I've also updated the ST-Laval wiki page with pictures, anyone with a good pictures of a 59 and a 65 as well as the LFS' are free to upload them.

http://www.cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=S...nsport_de_Laval

Just fill in the blank spot for the remainder engine and the transmission.

9601-9605 1996 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R 5-speed

9701-9715 1997 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R 5-speed

9801-9815 1998 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R 5-speed

0001-0014 2000 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISC Allison B400R 6-speed

0101-0124 2001 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISC Allison B400R 6-speed

0201-0212 2002 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISC Allison B400R 6-speed

0301-0314 2003 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISC ZF 5HP502C

0401-0414 2004 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISC ZF 5HP502C

0501-0512 2005 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 5HP552C

0601-0612 2006 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 5HP552C

0701-0712 2007 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 5HP552C

0801-0817? 2008 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 5HP552C

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Just fill in the blank spot for the remainder engine and the transmission.

9601-9605 1996 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R 5-speed

9701-9715 1997 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R 5-speed

9801-9815 1998 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R 5-speed

0001-0014 2000 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISC Allison B400R 6-speed

0101-0124 2001 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISC Allison B400R 6-speed

0201-0212 2002 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISC Allison B400R 6-speed

0301-0314 2003 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISC ZF 5HP502C

0401-0414 2004 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISC ZF 5HP502C

0501-0512 2005 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 5HP552C

0601-0612 2006 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 5HP552C

0701-0712 2007 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 5HP552C

0801-0817? 2008 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 5HP552C

For 2000 and 2002 they have ZF, not Allison.

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