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By Pine and Hahc21
A satellite view from the United States Geological Survey with annotations by user:Stratosphere of the "mixing bowl" interchange of Interstate Highways I-96, I-696, and I-275 and Michigan Highway M-5. Interstate 96 is a new featured article.
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I'm very much pleased to see all five featured pictures are displayed here. This is something I think is absolutely essential: it is the image that got featured, not the words in the article. I still think the write-up should say more about the image. For example

Colin°Talk 09:10, 14 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]

I also really like that they are all shown now. I never understood why not all the featured pictures of the week were shown but just listed. Garion96 (talk) 10:16, 15 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Hi. Back when Crisco 1492 was writing these reports I think I asked if we could include a gallery of all FPs each week. He said the reason for not doing that is because of the low bandwidth on smartphones. But in the time that I've been writing this report I haven't heard a single complaint about the page consuming too much bandwidth and I think "a picture is worth a thousand words" so I try to include lots of images for FPs and other featured content. This week with just a few FPs and because of their dimensions I was able to squeeze all of them in. This is a lot harder when we have 12 FPs in a week, but I appreciate the feedback that people like seeing more FPs in this report and I'll keep it in mind.
  • Responding to the first point about technical details of the photography, this report has mostly talked about the subject instead of the photo for as long as I can remember but I'll consider adding some more detail about the photo itself. --Pine 06:50, 16 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • It's fine to use a bit about the picture itself. I suggest looking at the description page, and sometimes in the article. However, not all images lend themselves to a short blurb about the image itself. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:29, 16 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Not "The Mixing Bowl"

The "Mixing Bowl", according to the article Interstate 696, is not the interchange shown in the photo.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 20:18, 14 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]

  • I based my "mixing bowl" name on the filename of the image. After reading your comment I looked at other sources and I agree that they use "mixing bowl" for a different intersection. It's a bit late to change the title of this report but I appreciate the note. --Pine 06:50, 16 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]


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