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Great work on Wuhan, please keep it up — Wikitravel's coverage of China is still all too limited. One tip: you might want to upload your pictures to Shared instead, so they can be used on other Wikitravel language versions too. Jpatokal 06:59, 16 May 2006 (EDT)

Thanks for the kind words. I've pretty much committed myself to working a little bit on the Wuhan entry every day for the next week or so. After that, we'll see. My time is a little bit precious at this point.
I'm definitely going to get on to reading the Manual of Style Real Soon Now.  ;-) And thanks for the pointer to the shared page for pictures. Is there any way to move the images currently or are they basically stuck now? --Michael 09:19, 16 May 2006 (EDT)
OK, silly question time: how do I link to a photo uploaded to Shared? I'm looking at the tag form for images and there's nothing there about telling it to go to shared instead of en. --Michael 09:30, 16 May 2006 (EDT)
You don't need to do anything at all -- just enter Image:Whatever, and if it can't find the image on en, it looks for it in shared. Jpatokal 09:43, 16 May 2006 (EDT)
And no, there's no way to move the pictures at the moment, it's one of many things on Evan's ever-expanding todo list. Jpatokal 09:43, 16 May 2006 (EDT)
Thanks. I'll get on to today's contribution, then. --Michael 05:01, 17 May 2006 (EDT)

Non-city destinations[edit]

I don't know enough about the destinations you were asking about to give specific suggestions, but there are a few ways to deal with places that aren't in cities. The main rule-of-thumb to work within is that every article should have info about where to sleep there. So for remote sites that have overnight accommodations of some sort, on-site or in the vicinity (even if that means pitching a tent), treat the place as if it were a city: create an article with the Wikitravel:Park template (probably the closest fit) and adjust it as needed, add an {{IsIn|___}} tag to identify what region it's in, add it to the "Get out" section of nearby cities, etc. If it's a remote place where you can't sleep, so you have to take a day excursion from a city, put the info in the "See" or "Do" section of an article for that city (or the region it's in, if there are several gateway cities); to help people find the article, you can also create a redirect page that links from famous site to obscure city with the tour buses. - Todd VerBeek 07:41, 17 May 2006 (EDT)

Thanks for the pointers. But there's still a problem. (Isn't there always?) Places like White Deer Academy or Longhushan are huge. While they may technically belong in a "Do" or "See" for a region (they certainly wouldn't apply to any city!), and while there's only overnight facilities under extreme situations (like being a visiting Taoist priest, say, for Longhushan's temple complex), any documentation of such places would be extremely large. If, for example, I put White Deer Academy in Jiujiang County's region, the information on White Deer Academy alone would probably dwarf anything else I'd put in Jiujiang County. --220.249.74.158 08:59, 17 May 2006 (EDT)
To start out with, try putting the info about the Academy in Jiujiang County. That'll get the info into the database, in an arguably "correct" location. If that really messes up the county article, and needs to be split out into a separate article, we can always do that later when it's clearer to the rest of us what we're dealing with. - Todd VerBeek 09:38, 17 May 2006 (EDT)
There are already some guidelines in place to deal with exceptions including 'special' destinations such as Angkor Wat, but please use them with care! I agree with Todd that the best way to start is to add it to a current destination and then, after case-by-case discussion on the talk page, split it out into its own article. HTH Majnoona 22:46, 27 May 2006 (EDT)

I just created an itinerary Along the Yangtze river which of course goes through your area. You might consider adding to it. Pashley 22:39, 18 May 2006 (EDT)

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