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I was just looking at the bar information you added to Japan, and I was wondering whether some of it would be better in Drink rather that Respect. I think its about nightlife, and bars, so that it should go in the Drink section. What do you think? --Inas 00:12, 20 February 2009 (EST)
Hey, just wanted to make sure you understand that my little rant was absolutely not directed towards you. On a totally separate note, I've noticed that isIn and geo|lat|long tags are appearing after you signatures. You should only need to sign with the four tildes (~~~~). --Peter Talk 18:58, 5 March 2009 (EST)
I appreciate the effort, but I'm not really sure it's sensible to list neighboring prefectures in the "Get out" sections, and there's been some talk about removing it from region templates entirely. People go to attractions, not prefectures... Jpatokal 09:32, 15 May 2009 (EDT)
I just looked on wikipedia... ninjas ARE Japanese after all XD sorry!
I've added a couple of notes to Talk:Kyoto on the matter of moving to district sub-pages. Please let me know what you think. For my part, I think the main article is getting too long and unwieldy for its own good; it's probably time we spun off at least a couple of districts (to start) in order to improve readability. (Full disclosure: I'm posting this same message on the Talk pages of other users who have actively participated on Talk:Kyoto in the past. No spamming intended.) --Diego de Manila 21:13, 22 May 2009 (EDT)
I just clicked rollback on this, noticing what appeared to be random chars in the text. But I noticed that I reverted your change, so I apologise if I stomped on something when you were in the middle of doing something. --inas 21:56, 10 June 2009 (EDT)
I'm working on a Chugoku map. I'm currently including the top nine cities as listed in the Chugoku article, plus Iwakuni and Onomichi. Are there any other Chugoku cities/locations you have plans for, so I can include them? Gorilla Jones 21:39, 12 June 2009 (EDT)
I'd suggest leaving that Momotaro paragraph at the top of 'See', since (as it states) the statues are scattered throughout the city — they're something to look for, wherever the traveler goes. Gorilla Jones 11:54, 14 June 2009 (EDT)
Usable -> Outline
Okayama lead pic
I don't agree with your pic change for Okayama -- see Wikitravel talk:Destination of the Month candidates#Okayama lead pic, please. Jpatokal 02:57, 10 July 2009 (EDT)
>I noticed you deleted the comment "the museum often feels a bit too stuffy and pretentious"
If you feel that should remain then by all means put it back. I enjoy art, but pretty much all art museums seem pretentious to me. So calling an art museum pretentious seemed unnecessary, especially one with largely modern art.
>I think the description needs to counter all the glossy reviews to say that it is not quite as nice as other sources may lead people to believe.
Fair enough, but almost everything written in the museum description before sounded rather negative. Seemed to me a place rated #1 in the world should at least mention that. I was trying to present data, like that most of the art is modern art. People who like art probably will then not go in expecting traditional style art.
>I believe this garden was voted "Best in Japan" (not the world) by the American Journal of Gardeners magazine
That write up sounds much more balanced. I think it was rated best Japanese garden in the world (not best garden), which you WOULD rather expect to be in Japan.
You're welcome! Gorilla Jones 01:38, 27 July 2009 (EDT)
Thanks much for the help with Wikitravel:Discover; it's excellent to have someone putting in new trivia. One request, however. When you do, please make sure the new trivium goes at the end of the "Upcoming" list rather than interspersed with other items. The list is treated as a FIFO stack and sequencing works best if new stuff is added at the bottom. Anyway, thanks for the help! Bill-on-the-Hill 23:50, 29 July 2009 (EDT)
Its "Language interface file" is finished today.how open Turkish version?I hope it is not last for open.Please send Message! Take care, Goodbye! Hasan travel 11:48, 1 August 2009 (EDT)
Hey, do you have any idea how to make the watchlist email you notifications if something got edited? Or is that not an available feature? Azolotkov 21:43, 3 August 2009 (EDT)
Thanks, I added those two listings to the map. Anything you can recall from the Tottori City History Museum that might enliven the description? An example of one of the exhibits would do. As for the Ekimae Market, I'd put it under 'Buy' if it has a significant amount of non-edible souvenirs, 'Eat' if a traveler could get a meal there (or could, say, put together a picnic basket for the dunes that's significantly better than what they could grab at a convenience store), and 'Drink' if you're intending to highlight a specific bar there. If it's just a local produce market, I'd probably omit it. Gorilla Jones 01:16, 27 August 2009 (EDT)
Another comment please
Go ahead. It's actually mildly unusual, since Tochigi the city is more obscure than the prefecture, but consistency with other prefectures is good. Please do update links and isIns afterwards... Jpatokal 01:27, 24 September 2009 (EDT)
Muscat, Matrah and Oman
As a general point, the whole of Oman is under-developed and I recently put out a plea on the talk page for some clarity and help with regionalisation, but nothing back yet. As for Matrah and Muscat; Matrah (Muttrah) is a officially a separate city but it is to all intents and purposes part of the modern city of Muscat, both of which are in the region of Muscat. I think there should be one city article called Muscat which includes Matrah and a parent region article (maybe also called Muscat). This is quite important as major tourist draws like the amazing Al-Bustan Palace Hotel, the Port Corniche, Muttrah Fort and the Gold Souk are all officially in Matrah. A quite wonderful country by the way and I fully intend to explore more fully one day. --Burmesedays 02:40, 15 December 2009 (EST)