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Hello!

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Might I add that your name sound delicious. Mmmm. Cupcakes. -- Sapphire 07:16, 22 November 2006 (EST)

Images[edit]

Hi,

Would you please upload your images to Wikitravel Shared. Shared is our central image depository and any images that are uploaded there can be used by every Wikitravel project like the German Wikitravel. To use Wikitravel Shared you'll need to sign up for another account, but you can use "Cupcakecommader". Thanks a lot! -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 00:49, 23 November 2006 (EST)

Image ownership[edit]

Hi,

I noticed some of the images you have uploaded have been scanned from other material. Please make sure you have ownership of these images and can release them using our image policy and that any owner of the work is willing to release them using CC by SA. We take copyright very serious and will need to delete them images that are not release by the owner. Take a look at Wikitravel:Copyleft for some explanation. We do very much appreciate your contributions and hope you will continue to add content. If there are any images you don't own and unable to get a release from the actual owner, just let us know and we can delete them. Again, thank you for your help with the guide and we look forward to you future contributions. -- Tom Holland (xltel) 06:44, 23 November 2006 (EST)

Please respond — otherwise images like Image:ShekiTransportationMap1Small-Japanese.jpg will have to be deleted. Jpatokal 03:21, 7 December 2006 (EST)
After reviewing the Wikitravel:Copyleft , I think that the images should be removed until I can gain authorization of the usage for these items. Sorry for the problems, and I will try to keep my future contributions in line with Wikitravel goals.

Azberijani babel[edit]

Dear Commander of the Cupcakes,

I'm still hungry. Mmmmm. Cupcakes.

Anyhow, I saw your request about creating Azberijani babel templates. I'm assuming you speak Azberijani so all you'll need to do is write out the templates. If you visit this section - Wikitravel:Babel#Azerbaijani_.28az.29 - click on the template links and fill out the new templates. I'll do a little bit of work to help you out. -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 08:19, 26 December 2006 (EST)

Docent[edit]

Glad to see you're the new docent for Shizuoka!. Maj 18:54, 27 December 2006 (EST)

signature[edit]

thanks for fixing the copyvio on Lankaran, and Happy New Year to you too!

FYI, to sign your name on a talk page just type four tildes (~~~~). Take care, Cacahuate 02:13, 3 January 2007 (EST)

Are you...?[edit]

Are you the same person as 74.69.245.148? -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 22:00, 5 January 2007 (EST)

I don't think so, I may be though.. I sometimes forget to log in before I edit stuff.. Cupcakecommander

Towns[edit]

The top-level Azerbaijan article should only list the top 7-9 cities and some selected points of the major tourist interest. The rest should be placed in the appropriate regions. Jpatokal 06:47, 16 January 2007 (EST)

Agjabadi-Region Center[edit]

This does not make sense to me. What exactly is it? — Ravikiran 06:12, 16 February 2007 (EST)

Nebraska[edit]

Since you're a docent w/ Nebraska, maybe you can help be with creating some regions. I've added my ideas to Talk:Nebraska. Thanks! - Fastestdogever 13:31, 17 March 2007 (EDT)

reply[edit]

Thankyou for your message.Unfortunately I do not visit wiki travel that much so i cant be reached most of the time. If you need any help you can contact me by email.Go to the toolbox on your left when your on my userpage and click "email user".

Note:You must have an email adress in your prefferences to be able to email me.

Regards.--Nadirali 07:25, 15 April 2007 (EDT)

Baku[edit]

Hi! You put Baku up for CotW a few weeks back and mentioned that some attractions are missing... Any chance you could put a few details on the guide - if you haven't got much time someone else can surf round and get more details if we have the names! Also, could you give us a rough indication of prices so that we can split the Eat sections up into budget/mid range/splurge? Thanks -- Tim (writeme!) 07:27, 29 May 2007 (EDT)

Azerbaijan Regions[edit]

Hello Commander of Cupcakes, I'm trying to work out a new traveler-oriented hierarchy of regions for Azerbaijan. I would love to hear what you think! --Peterfitzgerald Talk 13:23, 30 May 2007 (EDT)

Just a quick heads up, since I see you created an article for Xacmaz Rayonu. We are probably not going to keep articles for individual rayony, so don't bother creating new ones. Also, I left a quick question on Talk:Azerbaijan for you. I'm looking forward to getting the shiny new regions map up! --Peterfitzgerald Talk 23:59, 30 May 2007 (EDT)

Şəxi[edit]

I'll fix my goof on the map, but this reminds me: why are there signs for Şəxi around town? And I seem to remember people saying Şəxi, rather than Şəki. This is why I keep confusing the spelling—what's going on?

Babel templates[edit]

Try editing:

Although, I suspect you already figured out how to edit the templates. -- Sapphire(Talk) • 08:18, 12 June 2007 (EDT)


Baku Pictures[edit]

you mentioned that I had not added the Baku pictures to wikitravel shared. That was the first that I added, and did not know about using shared. I would be glad to d/l them again for you, if you like, as I must have the link itself in my files. Tell me if this would help, so I can start searching for them. Flowergirl 05:17, 30 July 2007 (EDT)

Imagages removed[edit]

....I got message from someone, do not remember who, who told me that my Miami pictures, were d/l twice, and some had a copyvio. I am very careful when d/l images from flikr, and have never had a copyvio. I would like to see the pictures that were sent to the delete. I do not know where to find it. can you help please Flowergirl 15:50, 31 July 2007 (EDT)

Sheki as OtBP[edit]

Hello again, O' commander of the cupcakes. I was looking at the Sheki OtBP nomination and what it would take to get it there. I would really like to make a Wikitravel-stylee map for Sheki, but would need either 1) explicit permission from the Norwegian embassy (or any other Sheki mapmaker) to use their map as a base image for a derivative work that would be freely usable by anyone, or 2) any kind of overhead image of the city. An overhead image could be satellite (but I don't think there are any public domain sat images in high enough resolution) or just a high quality image or set of images taken from the same height and zoom (maybe from the top of the Sheki Hotel, or from a mountainside? As long as I can see the street layout, I can make a good map. Then I would probably need your help to get the street names and listings locations right. If you think this is a feasible idea, let me know! If we do get a tourist style map, it would not be a difficult push to make Sheki a star article. I agree, by the way, Sheki is probably the nicest weekend destination in the Caucasus, beautiful, relaxing, friendly, great food, and plenty of interesting historic sites. --Peter Talk 22:53, 3 August 2007 (EDT)

OK, I just need two more things and I'll get working on the map. First, since their message was still a little ambiguous, would you mind also pasting your email to them on my talk page. Second, could you upload a higher resolution scan of their map? The existing image is a bit too low-res for me to make a very good map. Looking forward to mapping Sheki--I didn't have a very good sense of the place when I was there! --Peter Talk 02:10, 13 August 2007 (EDT)
That looks pretty good to me. Just let me know when you scan a higher-resolution image (the bigger the better) and I'll get to work. I will be offline for the next week or so, though, so it may be a little while before I can get to this. --Peter Talk 02:17, 13 August 2007 (EDT)
Sure, email is fine, just don't go over 10MB in that case. Just click on the "e-mail this user" link on the left toolbox while at my userpage! --Peter Talk 02:26, 13 August 2007 (EDT)

Sheki Itineraries[edit]

Hey Josh, that first one looks good, but will require some more work with formatting and style. I'll try and help out when I get a chance. I've also listed a few more things that need to be done on the article at Talk:Sheki. --Peter Talk 22:47, 27 August 2007 (EDT)

So wait, the Albanian church is inside a warehouse inside a school? I know I didn't find it in any rate when I was there. ;)
I figured the teahouses would just be nondescript and all over the place. Nonetheless, currently we have no drink entries, which looks bad. Could you mark on the map (using MS paint or whatever program you might have access to) the locations of say 9 of Sheki's teahouses? That way I could at least show them on the map I'm nearly finished with.
And what about the bathhouses? --Peter Talk 01:50, 28 August 2007 (EDT)
Just a reminder about the teahouses ;) You'd just have to mark a bunch of the most relevant (like the one by the Khansarai). I know it seems a little unnecessary, but speaking from personal experience, it would have been nice to have had a few teahouses marked near attractions. And as soon as I get the locations from you, I'll upload the map and we can schedule Sheki as an OtBP of the month. --Peter Talk 22:50, 3 October 2007 (EDT)

Azeri Wikitravel[edit]

Didn't you also want to join the Azeri Wikitravel expedition? Kieltenketijä 20:36, 9 September 2007 (EDT)

How about we find and recruit more people? By the way, the part of the world your're right now is very nice, how is it there? Kieltenketijä 18:08, 10 September 2007 (EDT)

Your images on ja:[edit]

Hello Cupcakecommander!

I left a message on your ja: talk page. -- Tatata 00:07, 4 October 2007 (EDT)

Sheki map![edit]

I'd really like to see Sheki as the OtBP destination of the month, and I think it's just waiting on my (basically finished) map. But I'm not willing to publish the map without any drink listings. So I'm just waiting on you to mark up 3-4 teahouses for me to add.

Hoping to hear from you soon! --Peter Talk 18:51, 1 November 2007 (EDT)

Hey Josh, I've now uploaded Image:Sheki map.png, but it still lacks the listings for which I couldn't find the exact location. Would you mind downloading my map, marking the following locations (using S1 for "see #1," H3 for "hotel #3," etc.), and then reuploading the map, so that I can complete it?
The locations I need are:
See: S1,S2,S3,S4,S7,S8,S9
Buy: B1,B2
Eat: E1-E7 (all of them)
Sleep: H2-H8
Hair cuts: X1,X2
So those letters tell me what type of listing and the numbers correspond to the key at the top of the map image I just uploaded.
Lastly, could you also draw in an arrow pointing out the route to Kish? I'll finish the map as soon as I receive your marked-up version. Thanks! --Peter Talk 07:11, 3 November 2007 (EDT)
Ah, one more thing--could you also leave me a message with a list of all the street names on the Norwegian Embassy's map, translated into Azeri? I'd like to put the Azeri names on the map the way they an Azeri would spell them. I've got my pc configured to type in Azeri, so that's not a problem. --Peter Talk 07:13, 3 November 2007 (EDT)
OK, I will do my best with the street names and you can correct them if I make mistakes. Also, did you see my see/by/eat/sleep/cope locations request above? That's now the last thing to be done with the map—I will await your newly uploaded map with these locations marked. --Peter Talk 03:21, 5 November 2007 (EST)
What about H2? --Peter Talk 20:45, 5 November 2007 (EST)

OK, I've now uploaded a final-ish version at shared:Image:Sheki map.png, as well as an svg source (shared:Image:Sheki map.svg). I created the map using Inkscape, and you can find more information about how to do this at Wikitravel:How to draw a map—it's surprisingly easy to do, albeit time-consuming and complex.

Before we put the new version on the Sheki article, would you mind double checking my spelling in the Azeri street names. --Peter Talk 16:26, 10 November 2007 (EST)

Please feel free to contradict me on the dotm page about the hikes. Although I wasn't actually thinking of any of the hikes we have listed—I was thinking about more serious high-alpine trekking, for those who do that kind of thing. I don't have any particular MoS edits in mind, I've just been meaning to try my hand at beautifying the article. I'm a bit jealous of you, getting to live in such a beautiful place! Hopefully life will bring me back to the Caucasus soon. --Peter Talk 01:12, 15 November 2007 (EST)

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