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Are you interested in helping out with wikiscuba[edit]

If you've wandered here from the traveller's pub discussion I started about wikiscuba and want to participate, just leave me a note. If you didn't know, but are interested in participating anyway, leave me a note!

I am interested, see Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay for what I am doing on Wikitravel. Cheers, Pbsouthwood 16:50, 12 September 2009 (EDT)

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Thanks for your contributions! I've removed the external links section from Navajo Nation per the guidelines in Wikitravel:External links, but otherwise things look good. Hopefully we'll see more! -- Ryan 21:05, 4 November 2006 (EST)

Subpages, etc.[edit]

It's good to see that you're thinking about some additions. Some comments:

  • Navajo Nation: An "Understand" section would be useful, I think, but even more useful would be to expand "See" and "Do." I have relatively little experience with Navajo Nation parks and hiking other than the national parks/monuments (plus one other trip that I probably shouldn't admit to...), so can contribute nothing informed on that count; and while I have a lot of experience with Crownpoint rug auctions, other, similar activities should probably be described if possible.
  • Bandelier National Monument: By all means feel free to replace the photo; it was just the best I had available when I worked on the article, and I agree, the place deserves better. If you want to add content, go ahead, but please talk to me -- it is fair to say that I know more about the park than most people (my MIL wrote the standard guidebook and I've volunteered there for years).
  • Jemez Mountains Hot Springs, Jemez Mountains Hiking, New Mexico Hiking, Northern New Mexico Hiking, etc.: I think these are too granular to have separate pages, but feel free to add content to Jemez Mountains, North Central (New Mexico), and New Mexico on these subjects.
  • American Indian reservations: Might be an interesting topical page; check out the guidelines there before deciding. Personally, I would incline toward simply fleshing out existing articles that talk about American Indian/Native American stuff. You could start with the Native American life section of the North Central (New Mexico) guide, which could benefit from some "how-to" information.
  • There are any number of "destination" articles in the area that could still stand to be written: something on the Española Valley to finish off the north-central regional structure, lots of resorts in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains (Red River, Eagle Nest, etc.), maybe Cuba (New Mexico) since it's a jumping-off point for various attractions.

Just some ideas. Thanks for your interest! -- Bill-on-the-Hill 20:57, 5 November 2006 (EST)

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