User talk:Markg67

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Hello, Markg67 ![edit]

Welcome to Wikitravel.

Thank you for your interesting contributions to our Auckland article! Please take a look at the History tab of this article to see some of the MoS corrections I've made.

We've created a tips for new contributors page, full of helpful links about policies and guidelines and our house style as well as some important information on copyleft and basic stuff like how to edit a page.

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If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, or post a message in the travellers' pub. We're looking forward to seeing you again here on Wikitravel! --W. Franke-mailtalk 08:12, 1 July 2013 (EDT)

Auckland[edit]

I like all the material you are adding to our Auckland article, but please take a look at the reasons given in the edit summaries as to why some of it has to be changed: http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Auckland&action=history --W. Franke-mailtalk 12:47, 1 July 2013 (EDT)

I hope this doesn't seem too nit-picking, considering all the terrific new material you are adding to our Auckland article, but could I trouble you to have a little read of sh?
In particular, please separate the punctuation mark ending one sentence with the beginning of the next with just one space and please don't capitalise section tiles as you did with this edit:
http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Auckland&diff=2059684&oldid=2059581
--W. Franke-mailtalk 09:40, 5 July 2013 (EDT)
Mark, thank you for your outstanding contributions to Auckland article! Great job! Also, Frank, thank you a lot for making sure that our articles comply with MoS, it's highly appreciated! Cheers! IBAlex (talk) 20:44, 8 July 2013 (EDT)

Auckland buses[edit]

The convenience of Bus 380 for airport connections is being questioned. This information was added more than 4 years ago - you may wish to comment before it's removed? --W. Franke-mailtalk 07:55, 7 July 2013 (EDT)


The 380 bus is efficient and convenient for Manukau City Centre <> Airport so should remain as an airport to/from option. While the bus route does pass the train stations as described and it is possible to catch a train downtown from those stations, in my personal experience the bus and train schedules do not match so the commuter could wait 45 minutes to an hour at either of the train stations depending on time of day (or night). This is far from ideal for even a local let alone a person from overseas. The areas the train stations are located are in lower socio economic areas and while i am not going to generalise or infer anything; i am not comfortable recommending the 380/train combination for the downtown destination (1) possibility of being stranded at train station in remote suburb (2) security concerns of stations and neighbourhoods outside of commuter hours —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Markg67 (talkcontribs)

  1. You need to sign your contributions on discussion pages (and your own talk page). Click this link to find out how: UUTP
  2. Why don't you paste your comments above to Talk:Auckland ?
This is a co-operative project, so it is not just you and I that needs to see your comments! --W. Franke-mailtalk 06:27, 11 July 2013 (EDT)
ok thanks for the tips Frank Markg67 (talk) 06:48, 11 July 2013 (EDT)
I can see you're a quick learner, Mark (I assume it is "Mark", isn't it? Don't hesitate to e-mail me if you don't want to discuss anything in confidence/non-publicly) - not only have you got your signature working, you're also correctly indenting your comments by using incrementing colons now! --W. Franke-mailtalk 07:04, 11 July 2013 (EDT)