I think this belief is out of date. I live in Glasgow. Last year I worked in Leeds for three months. The shopping in Leeds is much better these days, since they had a few new big stores open and design type places updated. And anyway 'best shopping' is a very subjective opinion.... 188.8.131.52 20:23, 27 February 2008 (EST)
Link To Glasgow Museums Website
I have restored the following entry to the external links section:
Glasgow Museums - provides a guide to Glasgow's rich collection of 13 museums and galleries
This was originally removed by Nils with the comment (Fixed WikiPedia link, removed Other Guide links).
External links should point to first sources (tourist offices, official Web sites, etc.); avoid linking to secondary sources like on-line travel guides, restaurant or nightlife guides, or other "secondary" sources. We should have that kind of information in Wikitravel, not linked to from Wikitravel.
The web site in question is actually owned by the 'Glasgow Museums', the agency of Glasgow City Council which actually runs the city's museums. It therefore falls into the category of 'first sources' and not of 'other guides' and IMHO should be retained.
Yeah, it's a good link to have, but it's in the wrong place. It should really be in the see section alongside the museums it describes (and if you have to stick the link in once per museum, that's fine).
So in Nils' defense here.... our problem is that we have "city guide" kinds of sites that just love to spam us with links to them. And when you click on that particular link, it looks exactly like a city guide spam kind of site (i.e. a directory of things to see for Glasgow). That coupled with the fact that it's in the extlink section makes it appear to be a bad link. -- Colin 00:24, 13 Jul 2004 (EDT)
Good points. I've acted on your suggestions, and moved the link into 'See'; both as deep-links for the museums specifically covered, plus a generic entry for those not. At the same time I added address/phone details to the museum entries, and added a couple of museums. Because all that made 'See' rather bigger, I've sub-sectioned it by type of attraction.
Least ways I hope I've done all that; with our db corruption I've no idea if the changes will stick. -- Chris j wood 07:56, 14 Jul 2004 (EDT)
In tidying up the external links I've removed the Glasgow Museums link since I think it is a secondary source, in that we are aiming to provide a listing of the museums here, not direct people off to find a list elsewhere. If there are other museums not listed, surely the thing to do is add entries for them. Andyfarrell 09:38, 13 October 2007 (EDT)
Can I ask why it is necessary for a travel document to include information on how to get laid? Rather than saying "casual sex" why not say something like "great place to meet people". The location info could still be there, but in a more civilized manner. Trapper 13:00, 30 Apr 2005 (EDT)
Go right ahead and civilize it, it's far preferable to deleting it outright. Jpatokal 14:05, 30 Apr 2005 (EDT)
Removal of sex section
I've removed the sex section since it really doesn't fit in the way it's written:
It mentions "homophobia and related problems," but doesn't say anything to help a traveller stay safe. If someone has something useful to say, it should be in the Stay Safe section.
It says Gay Bars exist. Well good, but we actually want names, address, and phone numbers so we can add them as entries in the drink section.
It says look on the web for helpful info about wilder sex. There are a lot of topics that would be tedious to cover (not just sexual topics); we don't need to mention each one and point out you can google for it. You can search the web for more information about the Edinburgh llama breeding community.
There's a lot of gratuitous commentary about sex without any actual content that I can see.
The above was copyied by an anon user from Talk:Edinburgh where I wrote the above paragraphs after removing virtually the exact same paragraph from Edinburgh. I agree that the same argument applied here too. -- Colin 16:44, 13 May 2005 (EDT)
Cost of Living in Glasgow
Is there anyway to add this feature? I would really like to know how it compares to the states and to other cities in the UK. This is pertinent to many people and would make this listing more valuable.
I was reverted for changing this to read that it is "largely" illegal in the UK. Whilst I don't wish to condone it, it has never been made illegal under either Scottish or English law unless it is in public or involves exploitation. See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_the_United_Kingdom If this site is to take an "anti-" approach, it would be more appropriate not to say anything (there isn't anything about it in the London entry)
Should there be mention of cabs? - I assume the place is crawling with them. There could be discussion of normal fares. ??
I noticed someone recently added some information on taxis, which looks good. I noticed that the text contained the following:
Never be tempted to use unlicenced private taxis - who can sometimes be seen touting for business outside nightclubs near closing time and near legitimate taxi ranks.
I'm curious to know why this is so. Will they rip you off? Are they not sufficiently insured? What is the problem with them? (adding an explanation to the article is fine, no need to necessarily respond here). Thanks, JYolkowski 21:48, 15 October 2008 (EDT)
New entry - eating
Near Glasgow Green there is the west brewery. serving own brewed beer (German Reinheitsgebot) and German meals.