Altering a policy page and then immediately referencing it as justification for edits is slightly shady, fyi – cacahuatetalk 00:01, 7 January 2008 (EST)
I removed the Wi-Fi directory links per existing policy, and then added Wi-Fi directories to the policy page as they are obviously already covered but not individually mentioned. ~ 188.8.131.52 00:13, 7 January 2008 (EST)
Where is the existing policy? I think some people may agree with you that we don't want those links, but you changed the External Links policy to justify your edit, which just seemed a little strange to me... didn't mean to sound harsh, as I kind of agree about not having the links to wifi directories, but if it was already a policy before you just changed the xl page, it's not one I was aware of – cacahuatetalk 00:17, 7 January 2008 (EST)
As I've already stated, I DID NOT change the External Links policy to justify my edit. Please re-read my explanation, above.
Your explanation above was not clear, but the link you just provided shows me what you're referring to... and although a small inconclusive discussion on a talk page doesn't constitute a policy, I lean towards agreeing with your change to the policy, so I'll stop arguing with you now :) – cacahuatetalk 00:38, 7 January 2008 (EST)
One more time: I DID NOT change the policy. Thanks. ~ 184.108.40.206 02:26, 7 January 2008 (EST)
What not to link to clearly states: "Avoid linking to secondary sources - for example, avoid links to:". Links to Wi-Fi hotspot directories are secondary sources, hence I removed the Wi-Fi directory links per existing policy (which I'd taken the time to confirm in advance). I then added "Wi-Fi directories" to the list of explicit examples, again in accordance with existing policy. I DID NOT change the existing policy.
You said "you changed the External Links policy to justify your edit". I DID NOT change the External Links policy to justify my edit. ~ 220.127.116.11 03:12, 7 January 2008 (EST)
oops, here we are again... discussions on talk pages do not constitute a policy... please don't refer to them as grounds for Manual of Style, etc changes... if the conversation on the talk page wasn't strong enough to get the policy changed, then it's not yet relevant, imho – cacahuatetalk 00:42, 7 January 2008 (EST)
Hi. Please see Talk:Mardi Gras. As the article is New Orleans specific while Mardi Gras is also celebrated elsewhere, I suggest having the article somewhere reflecting this. Thank you. Cheers, -- Infrogmation 12:18, 22 January 2008 (EST)
Great, thanks. Could you please take care of moving the article to "New Orleans Mardi Gras"? I can't do it myself as there is already a redirect at that title. Thank you. -- Infrogmation 13:09, 23 January 2008 (EST)
Thanks much. Cheers, -- Infrogmation 13:22, 26 January 2008 (EST)
Hey do you have the svg for this file? I'd like to use it on Russian Wikitravel, which would allow you to claim, "oh yes, I've been translated into Russian." ;) --PeterTalk 05:38, 23 January 2008 (EST)
Nice sign you posted there. If you are going to toy-toy (SA slang for picketing), let me know and I'll join in. Lately my contributions have reduced considerably due to the site slowness. I'll do one or two changes and then get fed up with it all. --Nick 02:18, 21 February 2008 (EST)
Would this be a writers' strike, then? --PeterTalk 02:41, 21 February 2008 (EST)
More like a janitor's strike. One can live without writers for a while, but the place will quickly become filthy and stinky if there are no janitors to clean up all the time --Nick 03:00, 21 February 2008 (EST)
I suppose I'm picketing, but it won't go further than my userpage anymore... I've emailed IB, posted tech requests, and commented in the travelers pub.. and that's already far more than I feel I should have had to do – cacahuatetalk 10:52, 21 February 2008 (EST)
Ha! It's not just me then? I thought it was some kind of a "net split" where I had bad routing. I do find that if I pound the edits and reloads enough times I seem to get improved access times ... or am I kidding myself? Anyhow, if we're striking, I'm down for it as I could use another break. -- OldPine 11:02, 21 February 2008 (EST)
Welcome back. Unions could really learn a lesson from you – you get your demands met and you don't even need to take Jon Stewart off air to get that done. -- Sapphire • (Talk) • 19:45, 4 March 2008 (EST)
Welcome back. We have been waiting on you, still need to photo resolve license issue. Hope you were having some fun. 2old 09:28, 5 March 2008 (EST)
Thanks a lot! Yes, it's automated, but I must start it day after day. (Of course not every day! :)) Regards, Dorgan 11:19, 21 March 2008 (EDT)
Based on what you're telling me, an Iranian, that I might be bothered if someone call me "Persian" ? Are you Zack Snyder? Frank Miller? Richard Perl? Who are you?
Could you explain what was wrong with my edit? President Afleitch 10:10, 29 May 2008 (EDT)
Yes. As a generalization, young people are more tolerant of homosexuality in the US, not less... which is why it's becoming more tolerated in our society, and why gay marriage is slowly moving towards legalization – cacahuatetalk 17:29, 29 May 2008 (EDT)
Are you sure you read my edit correctly? I'd have to be an idiot to think young people are not more pro-gay than older people. President Afleitch 20:31, 29 May 2008 (EDT)
Of course not, I find it more fun to skim and make mistakes... was the double-negative that threw me. Either way, it's saying the same thing, change it back if you like :) – cacahuatetalk 20:39, 29 May 2008 (EDT)
Love bedroom gymnastics?
What a coincidence, so do I. =P Jpatokal 12:21, 30 May 2008 (EDT)
Wine tourism in the US
Since you seem to be a Californian, I thought I'd ask you for a bit of help. Would you be willing to help me a bit with the (currently nonexistent) US section of Wine tourism, at least Napa and Sonoma? And if you're not able to do it, could you please let me know who to contact? I'd do it myself but I've never visited California wineries and don't have a lot of experience on American wine in general. Thanks a lot. Timo Laine 14:19, 23 June 2008 (EDT)
Thanks for your help and in particular for the link to Vinismo! Timo Laine 16:46, 24 June 2008 (EDT)
Hello 2u too
Sorry for not being around :) but I've got to study for my Grade 10 Exams (they're called boards here in India). I was planning to do my assignment in Calcutta, but there was no wi-fi hotspot around. So I had to rent a datacard that offered me a 200mbps connection (I'm not kidding). And the worst part was that the damn thing got disconnected every 2 minutes, so half my assignmnt is still incomplete. And I'm having to do both things now, and I can't even find time to watch cricket (the Asia Cup's on). What a life :( User:Upamanyuwikitravel 07:53, 29 June 2008 (EDT)
One technical question: how do I format each map to align next to its hike?
I don't agree with your splitting the Viñales article into two articles. This might make sense in the future, when there's two much info for one article. But the article was a nice length, not too long nor too short. Now the town article is too short. In the United States national parks and their supporting towns (e.g., Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park) are clearly separated but in Cuba farmers and other people live in the national parks. It might seem obvious to move the "drink" and "sleep" sections to the town, but the discotheque in the cave is well away from the town, as are the hotels and the campground. Lastly, there's too many tourists that go to Viñales, stay at a tourist hotel, lay by the pool and drink mojitos, and are unaware of the many interesting things to do in the area. My vision for the article is that people considering going to Viñales will add a hike, a cave tour, and a discotheque visit (and spread some of their tourist dollars around the locals, instead of giving it all to the military-owned resorts).--Chapayev 20:20, 1 July 2008 (EDT)
Hey there... there's no minimum amount required to get a city article started, see Wikitravel:Article status for details, outline articles are fine to be created... HOWEVER, I pulled out my Cuba guidebook and actually read about Viñales and looked at some maps, and you're right!!!! the park and town I think should be one article, so I've recombined them, and put it at Viñales, since that's the most commonly used name for the area (we don't care about official names so much around here). See Talk:Viñales.
As for the map alignments, there isn't enough text in the article right now, so they tend to stack up on each other and get forced below the bottom of the article.... not much you can do about that until the article grows in length! :) – cacahuatetalk 21:20, 1 July 2008 (EDT)
Looks good! The combined article makes you want to go therewhere else combines outdoor stuff such as hiking and cave exploring with social stuff such as nightlife and mojitos? After a little more work on the article how about nominating it for a star?--Chapayev 10:25, 2 July 2008 (EDT)
It is looking good! I'd say quite a lot more needs to happen though before it reaches star status.... we need to create a Wikitravel-style map, expand all of the sleep options and listings, same with eat, describe the sites in more detail, etc.... but it's coming along! – cacahuatetalk 16:18, 2 July 2008 (EDT)