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Okay, I have restored the links. In my part of the world, I find that people are not using the links to develop a page. The most they do is write a line or two, which probably I could do for dozens of pages. However, once there is some text, then people start acting - add information or modify them. In most of the region or district pages I have created I am leaving the cities without links. Anybody interested can always insert a link. Or may be, at a later stage, I will have to develop the outlines before others are drawn to them. Regards. -- P.K.Niyogi 22:00, 1 January 2007 (EST)

Copy Vio

I'm sorry but the information I took was from the local tourist information site and I really don't have the time to rewrite it all in my own words. The main reason for my copy paste was to ensure the accuracy of the information.

There also was a lot of my own work in there too. Brad Mclain 16:50, 4 January 2007 (EST)

Ok I understand is what I have redone ok, does it abide by your rules? Brad Mclain 23:08, 4 January 2007 (EST)

Admin nomination

I've nominated User:Cacahuate to become an admin; please comment on Wikitravel:administrator nominations when you have some time. --Evan 01:26, 6 January 2007 (EST)

Mt. Diablo

Is the whole land-area thing really not true? --Evan 21:15, 6 January 2007 (EST)

Having been there, I immediately thought it was bogus. There's a lot of ocean area, the Coastal Range blocks North and South, and the Sierra caps the view a hundred miles east. Then I checked WikiPedia:Mount Diablo State Park#Claims about viewable area which debunks it. -- Colin 21:21, 6 January 2007 (EST)

Yosemite Cabins

I looked at the Sleepy Bear cabins listing for Yosemite and couldn't determine if it was actually in the park or not - out of curiosity, how did you figure out they were outside? -- Ryan 17:53, 9 January 2007 (EST)

Google Earth with the address cut-n-pasted from their website. It looks like a cluster of cabins and stuff just barely beyond the park boundary just off Highway 41. Here's a link to Google Maps. It looks like it would be a good El Portal-like alternative since there is more to it than just this one place, so a Yosemite West article might be worthwhile. What bugged me most was the Website -- check out the Photoshopped image they use on their front page without disclaimer. -- Colin 18:41, 9 January 2007 (EST)
Good catch. Definitely looks shady - the fact that the web site advertises "in Yosemite" has me thinking we probably don't want to list these guys, even if we create a Yosemite West article. -- Ryan 20:43, 9 January 2007 (EST)

sorry for that

i was just concerned that all these Best Western Hotel links are true spam.


Looking at your user page you seem to work for the hotel industry!!!!!

No I do not. You know what they say about assumptions. -- Colin 19:59, 21 January 2007 (EST)


OK, I guess I jumped the gun assuming that the Gulistan-e-jauhar content was OK as someone claimed they had the right to release it to us... I should probably be more suspicious about such things. Thanks. Maj 01:34, 26 January 2007 (EST)

upamanyu here

I haven't copied any text from another site. However, I uploaded a photo nainitalgardens.jpg from the Neemrana Hotels website . The photo is not actually Nainital as it says, it is a picture of The Glasshouse on the Ganges, 23 kms north of Rishikesh. I don't know whether it is licensed by cc-sa. 04:22, 26 January 2007 (EST)

Joseph Stalin

Hello there. I noticed that you were one of the other people reverting the edits that a certain Joseph Stalin was making. I just wanted to inform you, since it seems you might be in better communication with the Wikitravel superiors (or maybe you're one of them), that I've seen this character before on another wiki. If you read Joseph Stalin's user page, it says simply "Willy on Wheels." Well, over at WikiCars, we had a recurring problem with a user named Willy on Wheels, who kept moving pages to new names and making senseless edits in existing pages. I don't know how the powers that be might want to handle the situation, but I just thought someone should know that he's been a problem elsewhere as well. - Pastrami on Ry 19:56, 5 February 2007 (EST)

Yeah, I wrote the text identifying him as Willy. See Wikitravel:How to handle unwanted edits. -- Colin 20:00, 5 February 2007 (EST)
This Joseph Stalin (Willy on wheels) is making life hell. Can't you please bump him off the site - you are an administrator. Upamanyuwikitravel 09:35, 6 February 2007 (EST)
Colin: Ah yes, I hadn't read the "How to handle..." page before I posted my message here. I've got a better understanding of the policies now. - Pastrami on Ry 14:18, 6 February 2007 (EST)

Water temp

I've resolved the issues you pointed out about the climate template. I've also moved the template to Template:ClimateCelsius. I also created a Template:ClimateFahrenheit for use in destinations that use the Fahrenheit system. I haven't yet, as of the writing of this comment, add a optional parameter for mean temperatures, but I will.

Also, all fields are now optional, so if the Water temp field will not display unless a value is entered. -- Sapphire 00:38, 16 February 2007 (EST)

P.S. See Cincinnati#Climate, though I haven't converted the figures back to Fahrenheit. -- Sapphire 00:39, 16 February 2007 (EST)