Thanks for dealing with the wikispam attack last night. --Evan 00:42, 7 Jan 2006 (EST)
I've taken the liberty of reverting some (but not all) of your removals of the Korea extlinks -- any sites ending in .go.kr or gangwon.kr are official sites and thus OK. (The articles obviously need templating though). Jpatokal 02:27, 17 Jan 2006 (EST)
isn't there a way to block that ip address from making changes?
Gangwon - Copyright issues
Hi. Thank you so much for correcting some of the typos on Zagreb page. However, it seems that you have deleted a picture of the Pavillion o Arts in the process. As this picture is in the public domain and has been published on Wikipedia, I would be very grateful if you could say why you feel it should go. Thanks
Thanks for the heads-up -- I'd left the data-fetching bit commented out to speed up debugging last week. It should work now. Jpatokal 21:31, 2 March 2006 (EST)
I admit the shopping information, on the Bend site, I did copy from another site, but the rest of the information (Sleep) was from my own experiences. So please dont delete my hard work.
I don't think Trav is an attention-seeker so much as he's attention-deficient. His behavior is pretty consistent with an ADHD kid exhibiting the "hyperactive/hyperfocus" side of the syndrome (a normal troll or vandal wouldn't have fixated on it all day like that). I think what he needs is simple direction he can actually follow (such as "stop editing articles") without the mixed messages about how we're all happy to have him here, here's how to help, how can we help him, etc. - Todd VerBeek 09:37, 29 March 2006 (EST)
I don't understand
I seem to have this deep rooted fear of copyvios. Is there anyway you could explain to me what exactly doesn't violate WikiTravel copyright policies? What I'm really confused about is which images we can use if an image is labeled with (a) disclaimer(s) that reads something like the one that is listed here.  Thanks for the explanation in advance. Sapphire 15:24, 3 April 2006 (EDT)
Hi Colin - just curious about the reason for reverting this edit. to Tampa. It looks valid to me - was it a copyvio from somewhere, or just an inadvertent click of your mouse? -- Ryan 22:00, 3 April 2006 (EDT)
So, I was a smart aleck and rolled back your bug report and my response. I think the bug is fixed now. --Evan 21:47, 11 April 2006 (EDT)
Thanks for once again cleaning up after StatScript... the thing with pl: data not being available is really annoying, I have to hand-hack the script to insert that one value manually and then I always (like today) forget to re-enable the bit that gets fresh data. Jpatokal 22:12, 27 April 2006 (EDT)
Ischia star article
How I can make for insert Ischia in the star articles listing?. Mimmo46
Santa Fe (New Mexico) revisited
(Copied from Talk: Santa Fe (New Mexico))
Thanks for the comments. The "substance" part is not a problem -- I've got a pretty good handle on that, although it would be good if someone more familiar with the night spots (not a strength of either Santa Fe or myself) would expand the "Drink" section. I had intentionally left the "musical group" section somewhat terse, as it's a sub-subdivision and the article is already quite long for a city of 60,000. Of course, Santa Fe isn't just any city of 60,000... Please pass by occasionally and see what you think, and help "star-ify" the article as you've been doing. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 10:39, 6 May 2006 (EDT)
Re: your comments on deletion of Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City overland
Thanks for your comments. I'm all new to wikitravel. Although I was very enthusiastic at first, it seems to me this place is just as clique-based as any editorialised travel site; i thought the point with wikis was they are for everyone? I've put a fair deal of effort down in an itinerary and now some asshole is trying to have my work deleted, so I guess i'll just contribute my time, effort and knowledge somewhere else. Cheers, Piroco 19:18, 11 May 2006 (EDT)
Were you the one who was double checking most of Shalom Alechem's contributions? If so I we may want to look into this image which was uploaded to Shared . The image was uploaded by DerFussi, but Shalom Alechem had uploaded it to commons where it was taken from and uploaded to Shared. I believe you had mentioned last month or in March that the source that this image was taken from did not have a compatible license. Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 21:33, 17 May 2006 (EDT)
Colin, are you able to edit "project pages"? I'm working on copying and pasting info from en onto the Shared site to help users figure out their way around the site. I would be extremely thankful if you edit the Recent changes page on Shared . I would like the "Requests for articles" link to be replaced with the "Request for images" link .
Thanks in advance. - Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 23:32, 24 May 2006 (EDT)
Thanks for the nomination
Colin, Many thanks for the nomination. Sorry I didn't reply sooner, but I have been very busy at work preparing a training course.
About a week ago I noticed a couple of pages with un MoS titles - Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beaches, DeBordieu & Garden City, Surfside Beach. As you are a bit closer to them than me, would you know better names to give them? -- DanielC 08:02, 26 May 2006 (EDT)
Hi Colin, thanks for the comment.
The pic was taken off a government web site, and since all government media are considered public (unless otherwise noted), it's indeed public domain. As someone else noted befored, there's no way to classify government-issued pictures that do not come from the US in the licensing options when choosing, that should be fixed.
Cheers! Mattalves 09:44, 27 May 2006 (EDT)
On a total side-note to the Buses in Israel discussion, I noticed your comment about parks and stuff for kids. Strangely enough, I've been thinking more about travel with kids over the last 8.5 months ;-)... Anyway, I know the Wikitravel:Where you can stick it says parks go under "See", where do you think the best place is for "playgrounds" and other kid-resources? Of course, the general stuff should be under See/Do, but I'm trying to think about stuff that might go under 'Cope'.... and what about dining and hotel specific info? I'm thinking about things like trying to find a high chair in Thailand and taking public transportation with a baby (ie in the US you have to have a carseat even in a Taxi). Lemme know if you're interested in starting some talk about this area. Majnoona 22:16, 29 May 2006 (EDT)
Thanks for your kind words Colin. Glad to be of help seeing the little beggars off! Snecklifter 08:53, 6 October 2006 (EDT)
Foreign exchange redirect
I know you added the redirect, but all I see is the template I replaced the spam with? Is there a reason the redirect isn't working? - Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 03:36, 2 June 2006 (EDT)
Hey, Colin. I don't know if you got my email, but: Maj, Amita June and I are going to be in the Bay Area next week for a conference, and we'd like to hang out. We've got a tight schedule but we're thinking about going to the Creative Commons Salon on Wednesday night. Would you be interested in meeting before or after on Wednesday evening?
We're going to be in the South Bay for most of the week so if you'd like to hang out for coffee or lunch that'd be pretty fun too. It'd be kinda fun to pick a night out with other Bay Area Wikitravellers, though.
Drop me a line at email@example.com or hit my user talk page. --Evan 17:34, 8 June 2006 (EDT)
Is your "Automated Hotel Entry Generator" up and running? If so, how does it work and how would one go about using it? - Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 02:41, 26 June 2006 (EDT)
Colin: fantastic work with the hotel listings; they look really really good. One thing: the fax part is supposed to be in parens, which isn't a big deal but might trip up a processor sticking too close to the Wikitravel:Accommodation listings format.
I realize that this is but a tiny percentage of your immense contribution to Wikitravel over these years, but I think it's as good an opportunity as any to present you with a barnstar in thanks for your work. I'm embarrassed that it hasn't happened before.
--Evan 20:39, 27 June 2006 (EDT)
ok well then what does the based on work by mean, sorry if i am being dumb or anything. if there is a better place to ask these sorts of questions and talk to people about things please tell me. thanks SpokaneWilly 17:26, 8 July 2006 (EDT)
Why did you remove both hotel links from Fort Lauderdale? I understand the suburban one, but the one in town? -- Ilkirk 15:18, 20 July 2006 (EDT)
Back to hotel listings
Thanks again for your tremendous work on collecting a comprehensive list of hotel listings by state. I've copied this over to DE so that we can improve the US cities' articles. Thanks. -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 20:00, 28 July 2006 (EDT)
Thanks for your note on wikia about license issues. Wikitravel is great - no apparent license issues I know of. My concern is with Wikicars.org, which is a sister site. They have taken content from Wikipedia at BMW and every other car page, and appears to be trying to avoid providing attribution. I told Evan about it already, so I am assuming someone at Internet Brands will do the right thing. Gil
Thanks. It's lucky that this is a non-lull time or I might not have seen it, yikes. Hypatia 19:10, 23 August 2006 (EDT)
Xxxdanxxx and the UK
Could you comment on the bus section of my Cincinnati sandbox guide? Is it TMI or just enough? I wanted to highlight bus routes which run past a lot of interesting sights, but not every single bus route that operates in the Greater Cincinnati area. Comments and suggestions are appreciated. I've also asked Ryan because I greatly appreciate any advice either of you could offer. Thanks. -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 19:20, 30 August 2006 (EDT)
Bentonville Hotel Delete
The hotel you deleted from Bentonville, should likely stay. Rogers and Bentonville border each other and I am sure the only reason that hotel exists is because of Bentonville and WalMart. It all may be splitting hairs and to be honest not really that important, but crossover listing from Rogers in the Bentonville listing might be okay. -- Tom Holland (xltel) 14:57, 31 August 2006 (EDT)
Divide and conquer
Do you want to continue moving pages and I'll delete them? That way we get the work done faster? -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 01:14, 11 September 2006 (EDT)
Fax numbers in hotelmaker
Colin: the fax numbers in your hotelmaker stuff (which rocks, by the way) doesn't follow the Wikitravel:accommodation listings format. It'd probably save some time if you make it use the standard format (I think (''[F|f]ax: ...'') is the right way to do it). --Evan 16:41, 13 September 2006 (EDT)
Did you realize that "Ridesharing" was spam? The IP wasn't trying to constructively contribute to Wikitravel. I'm switching between DE and EN, but if you see any new articles pop up you may want to double check that it's not spam. They make the font so small you can't see it so you have to click "Edit" to see if what they typed is spam. -- Sapphire 20:00, 13 September 2006 (EDT)
Thanks for your input the things I was adding. The images I was uploading are ones I took this summer - I missed that line about licensing my image...is there a way it can be fixed? Matthew
Xxxdanxxx and Korea dan
Yes both of those are mine, I'm not using the xxx... name any more as it's been out of use for a while so I decided to start again.. thats not against the rules is it? Korea dan 15:15, 1 October 2006 (EDT)
Just FYI, the USA page didn't get protected; the threat of protecting it seems to have accomplished the desired goal. (Incidentally, I'm not the only admin who would have done so had the bickering continued.)
In my opinion this is exactly the kind of situation that the Wikitravel:Protected page policy language on edit wars is for. There had been multiple edits and reverts covering exactly the same contentious language, generating nothing except longer and longer "summaries" of inflexible positions that were making it hard to follow the other stuff going on on the "Recent Changes" page. A six-hour cooling-off period for discussion/reflection seems to me like the right response, and I know that I'm not alone in that feeling. Please e-mail me to discuss further, if you wish. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 16:57, 1 October 2006 (EDT)
This guy isn't actually bothering me, so feel free to let him do whatever he wants with my user page. I'll revert it later tonight. -- Ryan 17:47, 5 October 2006 (EDT)
Alcohol in California
(moved from User talk:220.127.116.11)
Are you sure about your statement about foreign passports and driver's licenses as acceptable IDs for alcohol in California? I have purchased alcohol in California several times with a foreign passport or license. Apart from a curious look and sometimes a difficulty in finding the birth date, I was never refused service. Submarine 19:55, 25 August 2006 (EDT)
(moved from User talk:18.104.22.168)
Hello, just giving a heads-up in case you read this. You changed the isin for Baker and Barstow to Mojave Desert. We've had a small discussion about whether Mojave Desert should be a subregion of Desert (California) - I think it should, we created it as such - but I'm not sure about moving the cities there. Probably okayfine, but see subdividing section on Talk:Desert (California). Also - it looks as if you've contributed before and know what you're doing, you should really sign up for a named account!--justfred 19:32, 5 October 2006 (EDT)
Writing about Stadiums
Hey Colin! Hmm, having looked through Wikitravel:What is an article? I still think the stadium stuff can stay. Old Trafford/Wembley are both massive attractions, and if we were to put their information into the city articles it would make those city articles very long. There's attractions in their own right, really: indeed, the rule page points to Disneyland an one example of an attraction with its own page. I reckon important stadiums also fit into that category. Cheers though, enjoy the weekend. Victor Greenstreet 19:15, 13 October 2006 (EDT)
Just had to leave you something for the speedies. WTG. OldPine 18:57, 18 October 2006 (EDT)
Regarding the copyright for the ski maps as featured on Tignes etc, yes, my mistake - apologies. On the authority's website they say you can email them to get permission to use them, which I will do in the next couple of days and change the copyright/delete the maps as appropriate. Hope this is OK. Victor Greenstreet 16:10, 21 October 2006 (EDT)
Sorry about the edit conflict there - I took a look at the article, saw an otheruses, and had a cached version of Special:Recentchanges and didn't notice that you had just updated the article. My bad. -- Ryan 02:24, 12 November 2006 (EST)
What Evan said! Nice job! -- Colin 15:35, 16 November 2006 (EST)
Nice job on the bot! I don't know if there's an official policy on the issue or if you have a preference, but when using listing tags I've tried to include empty attributes such as price="" in the hopes that users who have that information will eventually fill it in. At the moment it looks like the bot leaves empty attributes out. The logic is the same idea as including template sections in articles even if there is no data for that section. I don't feel strongly about this, but just wanted to make the suggestion. -- Ryan 23:10, 16 November 2006 (EST)
Thanks for letting me know about how to link to wikipedia. I do appreciate it. --Benjaminevans82 18:00, 30 November 2006 (EST)
hey cjensen please don't delete my stubs they will grow.
hotelmakerbot / Bay City (Texas)
Your hotelmakerbot just changed my sleep listings to the <sleep...> tags in Bay City. That rocks. I need to stop doing this manually. Thanks for the work. Jordanmills 14:19, 10 December 2006 (EST)
Illinois & spanish - I hope my rollback didn't seem obnoxious
Hi Colin, You've probably noticed by now that I rolled back your rollback of Illinois from the list of large-spanish-language-presence states. I hope you don't find the roll-roll-back insulting.
I do think it's reasonable to include Illinois in the list because of the large Spanish-speaking population in Chicago, especially since it's not commonly known. For what it's worth Spanish has also been gaining ground in the rest of Illinois, especially Champaign and Carbondale. -- Mark 16:39, 10 December 2006 (EST)
I can't recall if I told you this, but I transfered your hotel maker thing to my user namespace (de:Benutzer:Sapphire/project/hotelmaker) on DE so that information would be readily available for DE users. I don't know if you need to know that for any of your hotelmakerbot plans. -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 01:40, 11 December 2006 (EST)
Zion National Par
I restored Zion National Par page created in an attempt to vandalize, because I think it could be potentially useful. I occassionally hit enter one letter too soon and get taken to wrong pages or to the search page. If someone hit enter after typing "Zion National Par" and left off the 'k' at least they'd get taken to the right page. I figure if we can make vandalism useful we might as well. -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 22:00, 11 December 2006 (EST)
Thanks for the tip. -- P.K.Niyogi 19:38, 14 December 2006 (EST)
Google knows all. And it'll email you about stuff you're interested in if you ask it nicely.
How does one nicely ask Google to email interesting stuff? -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 00:22, 17 December 2006 (EST)
The population is known to be 1,459 at the 2000 census. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_Park%2C_Washington. -- Tom Holland (xltel) 16:43, 17 December 2006 (EST)
You hate me
Actually, I see no reason to work myself up into an emotion about it. I just don't care. If you were to contribute usefully, I'd probably care in a positive way. But right now I got nothin. -- Colin 13:58, 29 December 2006 (EST)
Paris Edit War
I think it is time to put a block on our anon user. Your thoughts. -- Tom Holland (xltel) 17:13, 29 December 2006 (EST)