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I've already been an active editor on the English Wikipedia. My current travel project is Mexico. I like to travel by bicycle. During May/June 2007 I will be traveling in Mexico by bicycle.

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Thanks for your contributions to places in Mexico. For information on how Wikitravel differs from Wikipedia, see Wikitravel:Welcome, Wikipedians. In aprticular we usually try to make pages only for destinations, rather than features (such as as cenotes). We don't usually have articles for Bodies of water such as oceans, seas or perhaps the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, so I have put this article on the Wikitravel:Votes for deletion page to get comments from other contributors (and yourself). -- DanielC 06:48, 29 April 2007 (EDT)

Article naming conventions[edit]

re San Miguel, Quintana Roo - Wikitravel:Article naming conventions might be of interest ~ 219.94.80.130 09:11, 29 April 2007 (EDT)

Thanks. I fixed the name. HLM 10:02, 29 April 2007 (EDT)

La Ruta de los Cenotes "Sources in Spanish" section[edit]

Any reason this can't be moved to the Talk:La Ruta de los Cenotes#To do section? ~ 219.94.80.130 09:43, 29 April 2007 (EDT)

La Ruta de los Cenotes is basically an ecotourist development project sponsored by people in the state governments of the Yucatan. Nobody has translated anything about the project into English yet. So if you are interested in what you've read so far, and you want to find more of the cenotes listed, you'll have to rely on Spanish links for now. HLM 10:02, 29 April 2007 (EDT)

stalactites hang, right?[edit]

Yes they do. The easy way to remember is by spelling it stalacTITes --NJR_ZA 15:57, 29 April 2007 (EDT)

External links[edit]

You may find these guidelines helpful: Wikitravel:External links ~ 219.94.80.130 03:04, 30 April 2007 (EDT)

Respect[edit]

Many people would wait until they've been a part of the community a while before lecturing others about policy and harassing obviously experienced and constructive contributors about whether they login before editing. - Todd VerBeek 13:28, 30 April 2007 (EDT)

Stats[edit]

I saw the message you left on Todd's talk page. Maybe you should check this out [1]. -- Fastestdogever 15:19, 30 April 2007 (EDT)

Rush to judgment[edit]

So it took you 24 hours to decide Wikitravel's a waste of everyone's time. That's... quick. I think Wikitravel has a lot of potential, and that it's already meeting some of it. Going from 0 to 30K articles (in all languages) in less than four years is pretty fast growth, and the rate of growth is increasing as well; more than half of those were created in just the last 12 months. The quality of those articles is improving too (as I said elsewhere: we don't like stubs). You know, that whole Lonely Planet library wasn't written in just a few years, either. I contribute to Wikitravel (and frankly, it isn't really very much of my time) because I see ways I can help it get closer to its goals. (Certainly a more fulfilling use of my time than the recurring train-wrecks which I've experienced in a couple of years of editing Wikipedia.) To be honest, I'm not that bothered that you consider Wikitravel's standards "bizarre"... mostly because I don't see much indication that you've taken the trouble yet to find out what they are, let alone the reasons behind them. And thanks for the life advice, but I can figure out for myself how to spend my time, without relying on the snap judgments of strangers. - Todd VerBeek 16:18, 30 April 2007 (EDT)

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