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Well done on the modifications to the Iraq pages. I read the versions the wrong way around and thought you were working for the Republicans!! -- KBullett 15:23, 14 Sep 2004 (GMT)

Mermaid

Wow. You actually have a more restrictive copyright law in Denmark than the U.S. does in this one regard. Usually a photos of a public artwork are completely legit. Anyhow, I figured you were right so I executed the deletion, I just didn't quite understand how that could be. -- Mark 16:57, 17 Sep 2004 (EDT)

In Canada?

I note your 2005 pictures from Nova Scotia. Are you in Canada right now? Make sure to send some email if you're going to be coming through Montreal. --Evan 13:51, 24 Jun 2005 (EDT)

Single column Wikitravel style for your Yopy

Hey Elgaard,

I've put some time into coming up with a single column style primarily for your PDA. Would you mind giving it a look. Just go the the usual place and select "one-column" under Styles.

I used to have a Zaurus myself so I think I've got a clue as to what you're looking for (how wide is the Yopi screen?). It seemed to me that having the right column at all would be a waste on a PDA, so I've collapsed the nav into a menu bar at the top. Try increasing and decreasing the font size by the way. Oh yeah, as usual it's only meant for Mozilla/Firefox etc.

The single column of text and images will squeeze down to the width of the Mediawiki icon (about one word across). Unfortunately the menubar does cause a scrollbar to appear if you sqeeze the column down at all; I haven't yet found a solution for that.

-- Mark 11:05, 29 Sep 2005 (EDT)

The resolution is 240x320. The browser if Dillo. Dillo runs on many platforms. It only do very simple CSS so far and no javaScript. --elgaard 15:27, 29 Sep 2005 (EDT)

A possible solution

So I think I've found a solution for problem of floating vs. fixed-width for the new skin. Check it out. I've added a toggle switch in the upper right corner. The default is still fixed-width, but the switch sets a 1-year cookie, and should be persistant across sessions so you should only have to ever click it once (until you switch stylesheets). -- Mark 00:41, 7 Oct 2005 (EDT)

Yes, I like it. Of course I would like the other default, but either way I am happy. And it should be trivial to reverse if we get problems. The cookie is fine. I would also like to be able to set it in my user preferences (like skins are set now) as I use many different computers. --elgaard 05:04, 7 Oct 2005 (EDT)
Unfortunately Cache404 takes the skin preference out of the realm of user preferences, which is part of the point of this whole exercise. I'd like to be able to set the skin in the user pref as well, but it just doesn't work. -- Mark 05:20, 7 Oct 2005 (EDT)

Request

Hi, Sorry to bother you, would you consider uploading your image "Image:PalermoGesu.jpg" to the Wikipedia commons with an appropriate copyright tag, as I would really love to use it for an article I am writing here [1]. If you don't want to - no problems, but it's a great photo and would help define 17th century Sicilian architecture very well. You can find me here [2] Thanks - Giacomo

Palermo

That is really kind of you, thanks very much indeed. Yes, I wll put something at Palermo there also, (it may be a week or so, and could you check my English grammar - it's dodgy!) Its a great photo, you may be intersted to know that the photos in my article (I can say this as I have taken none of them) are better than those in the only authorative work {Anthony Blunt) on the subject 81.131.231.106 14:46, 18 Oct 2005 (EDT)

Administrator nomination

I just told User:Ilkirk that I'd like to nominate him as an admin, which reminded me that I've been wanting to ask you to join that team for some time. I know you're on the road a lot of the time, but would you be amenable to taking on an admin role? --Evan 20:41, 28 Oct 2005 (EDT)

I am in Brampton now but I am still online. Yes, I would accept a nomination. --elgaard 11:47, 29 Oct 2005 (EDT)
Great! Seems like it was unanimous, so welcome to the team. --Evan 12:35, 15 Nov 2005 (EST)

Yggdrasilbot

I've got a proposal for a bot to do the cleanup work on breadcrumb navigation here: Wikitravel:Script nominations#YggdrasilBot. Your comment welcome, please. --Evan 00:02, 11 Dec 2005 (EST)


Brochure

Elgaard, I came across an entry you wrote about leaving brochures in hostels. I like this idea and should you and the rest of the admins try to get this off the ground I'd like to offer my services. I have an extensive contact list of hostels, hotels, tourist centers in the States and Europe, which we could send these brochures to. Sapphire 17:18, 4 Jan 2006 (EST)

Where in the world is Charlottenlund

I assume - Charlottenlund is in Denmark. - To save me, and others, guessing in the future it would be nice if the first thing one reads on the page of a new article is a statement like this. Not everyone knows where every place in the world is located, so a few hints would be nice. -- Huttite 07:07, 11 Jan 2006 (EST)

NYC

Hi, I undid a recent revert you did to NYC [3]. It looks like you clicked rollback in error, but I thought I'd check in with you just in case you meant to do that. The hotel guide in question is, as far as I can tell, not a primary source for any of the hotels. The guide was added to a great many pages, which further implies its lack of primaryness. Thanks. -- Colin 20:53, 31 Jan 2006 (EST)

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