Difference between revisions of "User talk:Bill-on-the-Hill/2007"
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Thanks. I did not think the pics to be bright enough for Wikishared but now that you want it I will do it on some other day, but don't worry. I will remember. I will upload a few more pictures in the nexr few days for some other pages. I have earlier uploaded Scotland pics for Wikishared. -- P.K.Niyogi 10:31, 30 December 2006 (EST)
copied from User talk:22.214.171.124
Thanks for your interest in keeping Wikitravel:Discover high-quality, but I think you may have gone too far. Note that the guidance says that referenced articles "should" have a status of Usable or above, not that they must have such status. Because the list of trivia there is not very long, we are being forced to use some material from Outline articles to avoid running out of stuff. I wish it weren't so, but since it is, I've reverted your changes. (Incidentally, I echo Ryan's entreaty to create an account.) -- Bill-on-the-Hill 09:38, 3 January 2007 (EST)
Island Peak edits
There was nothing at all wrong with your edits that I rolled back. I simply screwed up -- meant to click the "Patrolled" button and clicked the wrong button (one that we admins have) to do a revert. Sorry about that. I've undone the damage I did. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 10:42, 13 January 2007 (EST)
I saw your request for me to explain my suspicions about this image. I explain my suspicions tomorrow. It's been about over a month since I requested information about the image so I'll have to do a little more detective work as to what my initial objections were. I do remember seeing the image being used in some very unusual, and somewhat suspect editing. If I recall correctly, I deleted the image from several pages because it's supposedly an image of Bophut Beach, but was on pages that were in no way connected to Bophut Beach. Anyhow, I'll see what I can come up with and get back to you. -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 00:24, 14 January 2007 (EST)
Well, someone's been adding this random photo to random pages again. See Talk:Chinese phrasebook - Traditional and South-western provinces (Papua New Guinea). I'd delete these pages, but I'll keep them around so you can look at them. This is similar to what I encountered a while back, but it was on all kinds of other pages. Anyhow, I'll give you a more definitive answer later. -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 00:29, 14 January 2007 (EST)
Used to hike and camp quite a bit when I was younger, but priorities change and currently I don't really have a lot of time for that.
I've have a look at wikioutdoors, but since I have not actually hike the trails (or at least not done so lately) I don't think I am the best person to supply detailed information on them; the best I would be able to supply is consolidations of other people's reviews. I'm not sure I would like to go into that level of detail anyway; I'd rather put my efforts into growing and improving articles under South Africa on wikitravel.
Linking with wikioutdoors seems like a good idea and once I have more information on wikiitravel, I will definitely look at what content can be linked between the two to improve both wikis. NJR_ZA 02:45, 20 January 2007 (EST)
Cambridge for DoTM
Re: Regions in New Mexico
Hey there Bill, I moved them to comply with anc/regions, and as you point out, forgot to deal with the redirect links... I'll get on that now, sorry for the mess :) - Cacahuate 12:03, 24 February 2007 (EST)
Los Alamos? No wonder you think NM is higher in elevation than the rest of the Southwest. I can't believe that you reverted my edits--especially considering that the language in the earlier version was informal and not appropriate (who the hell calls it the "Rio" other than a reformed Texan?). Ph.D.? I can't bear to imagine the quality of your dissertation. If your reversion of my edits was out of spite resulting from my prior difficulties with you and your cronies, then I can only conclude that your refusal to accept obvious improvements to a compromised article is the product of imbecilic thought on your part. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs)
Hi Bill - thanks for catching my mistaken attempt to create Wikitravel:Votes for deletion/March 2007. I'm not sure what happened there, but I'll go back and read Wikitravel:How to start a new page a few times to make sure it doesn't happen again. -- Ryan 20:34, 4 March 2007 (EST)
A new user just created an article for Cloudcroft NM which opened with a few obviously untrue statements about the place (e.g. second largest city in the state) which I've removed. The rest of it looks fairly believable, but I figure a New Mexican might recognize any other fibs more readily than I would. - Todd VerBeek 09:25, 7 May 2007 (EDT)
Ah, OK. I'll treat those with a bit more care in the future then. --NJR_ZA 11:55, 8 May 2007 (EDT)
RE; Forest way
Hi, thanks for your 'talk' I'm gonna try adn get sustrans, the Uk cycle path building people to give me some information - so I could try and write a South East England Cyclepath page; it could be either an intinery, a travel topic or a simple article. there are loads of paths so people could travel as 'cycletourists'..... I don't really know, I'll write it and then see what other wikitraellers decide would be good
Hi, Bill. Wanted to advise that there are some new pages that are probably speedy deletes.. not sure how you guys patrol this. See Special:Contributions/188.8.131.52 -thanks OldPine 21:55, 30 May 2007 (EDT)
New search engine
I just wanted to give a heads-up: we're testing a new search engine on review (http://wikitravel.org/review/Special:Search). It's the one that Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects use. It's nothing fancy, but it's more accurate and faster than the default MediaWiki search. Could you give it a couple of sample searches and give your feedback on shared:Tech:Lucene search? I think we want to roll it out in the next week or so, and it'd be good to make sure it's working OK. --Evan 12:51, 12 June 2007 (EDT)
Things to do in Uppsala when you're dead
I appreciate your response, and yes, I knew I could edit and remove, but since I am new here, but not new at a wiki, I wanted to make sure that this amount of advertising, whould be removed. I think that this amount of restaurants is 'overkill, and will delete and leave a few for lunch, dinner or a specialty food. The list looks like a telephone book, and has no place on a site like this. Now that I know, and I will read the link you sent me, I will start editing as many articles as I can find. While I am not a great traveler, I am a good editor and will both edit and add pictures as many areas that need it, as I can find and keep writing on Florida, my home town. Flowergirl 14:59, 4 August 2007 (EDT)
Thanks, I checked out the site you mentioned, and yes, I can see how great it looks. Will edit accordingly. Flowergirl 21:02, 4 August 2007 (EDT)
Thanks! That one was mostly Peter's baby, but I did have the pleasure of calling the hotels for rates and descriptions. As far as I know, this is the only travel guide to Bronzeville, so most of the hotel owners were unaccustomed to describing their rooms over the phone. ("It's an ordinary room!" said one woman, and I thought about using that in the guide, but I couldn't figure out how to communicate her sense of bewilderment and vague indignance at the very question in print.) Gorilla Jones 21:38, 5 August 2007 (EDT)
Could you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ? -- Colin 23:19, 18 August 2007 (EDT)
Nothing wrong with that blacklist you added, but I have changed it to be more generic so the whole domain is blacklisted. if you go to www.(thedomain) you will see why. --NJR_ZA 02:02, 13 October 2007 (EDT)
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I thought I was the only one who felt that way. Yet another time I find your thinking to be well-reasoned and sage (no Southwest reference intended). For me, watching you think is one of the best things about WT. -- OldPine 11:56, 19 October 2007 (EDT)
Bill, Thanks for upgrading the Sligo article to Guide status.
Funny you should ask! I was just looking for one and, sadly, there is only one photo available with appropriate licensing and it is not of very high quality. I've now uploaded it in case you would like to use it. --Peter Talk 17:26, 28 October 2007 (EDT)
Deleting pages question?
Don't mean to dump these on you but I don't know where the speedy delete candidates should go and here are a couple of others. Manigango, Mufasa. If you think that this sort of thing will get caught sooner rather than later anyway, let me know and I'll ignore them!--Wandering 18:37, 6 November 2007 (EST)
Page Protection time format
Hi, Bill. I went to protect a page a couple times lately, but didn't know how to format the time in the expiration box. Did you find the answer to that and can we maybe post it on the page that comes up? -- OldPine 19:29, 25 November 2007 (EST)
There should be a VFD tag on that page since there is a discussion on the VFD page. I was going to add it, but you've protected the page and I did not want to tamper with that. Pashley 20:00, 25 November 2007 (EST)
Thanks! 2old 14:51, 27 November 2007 (EST)
Itchy trigger finger! Not sure how that happened but, most likely, I wasn't paying attention. --Wandering 17:05, 2 December 2007 (EST)
Oh sure. One porn shot and all of a sudden the place is crawling with admins :) --OldPine 19:06, 13 December 2007 (EST)