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What do I do in Louisville?

Gday Fastestdogever (has that got anything to do with 'the world's fastest indian' about the NZ movie starring Anthony Hopkins?)

I was wondering why I should visit Louisville, Ohio. I looked it up on the net and there wasn't much information except the history and the birth of constitutional week. Is it a suburb of those other, larger cities or is it a seperate smaller town. Do I just pass through on may way to other points of interest in the area such as the NFL Hall of Fame? Do people live there and travel to work in other towns? Which part of "This slice of the mid-west contains a bit of everything American—part north-eastern and part southern, part urban and part rural, part hardscrabble poverty and part booming suburb," [1] Is there anything to do there??? - Darren, Ctbolt 20:00, 2 February 2007 (EST)

Well, I would say Louisville is it's own town, although it has been called a "bedroom city", meaning the population drops dramatically during then day when people commute to work (I believe it had the larges population drop in all of Stark County). While there isn't a lot to do in Louisville, it does have a downtown area (Main Street) which I think makes it stand out more than other small cities in Ohio (like the ones that have a strip mall and a grocery store). I'll add some "do's" and "see's" shortly. And nope, fastestdogever has nothing to do with the movie, just my awesome Greyhound. Fastestdogever 11:42, 3 February 2007 (EST)
Ah, good work. Now I'll have to get around to creating a page for the place I stay to work - Dampier. We get US documentaries from time to time in Australia on the issues of the big retail giants creating the malls on the highways which then attract shoppers from many miles away destroying the down town areas (the High Street). I'd really consider highlighting the fact that you still have a down town area - people are becoming more aware of the need to support the small and family owned shops instead of the 'walmarts'. One of the documentaries purposely avoided using the major interstate highways (that avoid the small towns which in some respects is a good thing!) and avoided any 'chain' stores. You never know, there are probably people out there, on their travels, just looking to spend some money at down town Louisville. - Ctbolt 18:50, 3 February 2007 (EST)

good work!

Thanks for all your janitorial work on the hundreds of pages you've touched in the last few days! Have you noticed the listings templates in the box below the summary when you're editing a page? since you're doing some listings formatting anyway, might as well help implement those! They look like this:

* <listing name="" address="" phone="" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url=""></listing> - Cacahuate 20:40, 18 February 2007 (EST)

Ohio townships

Hey there Stacy! I just reverted the couple of pages you were moving in Ohio... Looking at Wikipedia, I think that those are the actual names of the places, in which case Atwater Township should stay there, not at Atwater (Ohio). If you know better, let me know and I'll apologize! - Cacahuate 18:09, 20 February 2007 (EST)

Well, I was thinking that someone traveling to Atwater would most likely say they're going to Atwater, not necessarily Atwater Township. There are no cities or other boundaries within Atwater or Randolph. Also, if you search for "township" there are only 7 hits with that actually in the title, but many in the page text (XX is a township in XX). It seems as if these other articles have set a precedence in WT.Fastestdogever 21:08, 20 February 2007 (EST)
You look right about that. Not sure what the right thing is then. Wikipedia:Civil township is an interesting explanation of a township, but you live there so you probably already know this. The article naming conventions state that we use the most common name, not the official name, so if you think that Atwater would be used way more than Atwater Township, then I'll let you do your thing. p.s., you are indeed the fastest dog ever, it's great having people around paying attention to the things you pay attention to, and slicing through articles like they were ripe tomatoes... keep up the good work! And if you were referring to your actual dog rather than yourself with your username, forgive me for calling you a dog... I think you know what I mean :) - Cacahuate 15:18, 21 February 2007 (EST)
For now I'll leave them as they are. The Randolph (Ohio) and Atwater (Ohio) pages redirect to their respective township pages, so someone searching would find what they are looking for. If I create other similar pages in Ohio I'll set them up the same way.Fastestdogever 21:39, 21 February 2007 (EST)

Tiny "cities" in regional articles

I'll join in the chorus thanking you for all the cleanup you've been doing, but one little thing: it is neither necessary nor desirable for regional articles within states to list tiny towns in the "Cities" section simply because the tiny towns have their own article. The Cities lists should be held down to about 8 or 9 "cities" per region, to improve readability of the articles, with preference given to the most significant cities/towns in the region; less important ones can certainly have their own article and breadcrumb track leading back to the region, but should only be mentioned in the regional article if there's enough room. The one that caught my attention was Lexington (Illinois), which is a teeny little place (I grew up near there) that surely does not rank among the 8 or 9 most significant "cities" in Central Illinois. Not a big deal, but something to think about. Thanks for all your help! -- Bill-on-the-Hill 10:14, 22 February 2007 (EST)

Yup, see exactly what you mean. Since I've never even been to Illinois (not counted the airport), I've got no idea city sizes. I'll try to do a little more research in the future before putting cities/towns on the region page. Fastestdogever 10:29, 22 February 2007 (EST)
I disagree with this statement and it's not the way we've done things in the past. As far as I'm concerned, every city article should be reachable from its parent region. If there are too many cities in a region for this to work, then the region should be sub-divided into smaller regions, and so on and so-forth. It's better to link the city in its region, even if there are too many cities already, and work out the region structure later, than to leave a city unlinked.
Maybe we should discuss this further on Wikitravel:Geographical hierarchy? --Evan 16:38, 22 February 2007 (EST)

Thanks

I just wanted to say that you've been doing excellent work on the structure of various stub articles. It's highly appreciated. --Evan 09:46, 26 February 2007 (EST)

Formal welcome

I'm not sure if anyone has formally welcomed you, if not here it goes: Hello!

Welcome to Wikitravel. You can edit your preferences to change how the software works for you. Please take a second to look at our copyleft and policies and guidelines, but feel free to plunge forward and edit some pages. Scanning the Manual of style, especially the article templates, can give you a good idea of how we like articles formatted. If you're new to our wiki software, MediaWiki, look at the Wiki markup to get an idea of how to edit a page. If you need help, check out the help desk, and if you need some info not on there, post a message in the travellers' pub..

P.S. Thanks for the map of Ohio's regions. I'm working on one for Cincinnati, but I'm unlikely to finish anytime soon. -- Sapphire(Talk) • 01:10, 6 March 2007 (EST)

Please do not remove our listing

Dear Fastestdogever, We noticed that you removed our link to Smoky Getaways cabin rentals and would appreciate you leaving it this time. It is on the Sevierville, TN, Pigeon Forge, TN and Gatlinburg, TN pages for a reason — the cabin rental company has multiple cabins throughout the entire region, and therefore it is applicable to have a listing for people looking for cabins in all three areas. Listing it only in Sevierville is cutting out on 1/3 of potential business. Please contact us directly if you have an issue with this, but again, Smoky Getaways has cabins for rent in all of the areas mentioned above. Thank you for your understanding. listmeister 2:08, 8 March 2007 (EST)

Award!

The Wikitravel order of the squirrel!

Congrats! You have received the order of the squirrel for your tireless and valuable contributions to Wikitravel! Keep up the good work :) Click on the image to view the citation. — Ravikiran 12:53, 14 March 2007 (EDT)

Cincinnati

I need an outsider's perspective. Have you ever been to Cincinnati? If so, is there anything you'd recommend for a first time visitor? -- Sapphire(Talk) • 15:47, 14 March 2007 (EDT)

Breadcrumb

Hi. Generally, a 'stuck' breadcrumb can be activated by adding the symbols %28 %29 around the name of the place that is not functioning. Here's an example of one I just fixed : IsIn|South_West_%28China%29 Hope that is of help. WindHorse 20:33, 18 March 2007 (EDT)

Healdsburg Status

Hi there. I was wondering why you designated the Healdsburg article as an outline? When I look at the definitions, it seems like the Healdsburg article is at least usable. Just trying to better understand the system. Thanks, Kirasw 23:33, 19 March 2007 (EDT)

Puerto Rico

Hey Stacy,

I have a question for you. Since a few of us are leaving for Puerto Rico in a couple of days can you tell me how did you get to Rincon. Did you fly into SJU? -- Sapphire(Talk) • 02:13, 11 April 2007 (EDT)

Yup, flew into San Juan & drove. If you don't want the long drive, Cape Air flies to Mayaguez, which is about 1/2 hour south of Rincon. If anyone is planning of driving, let me know and I'll dig out the directions we used. -- Fastestdogever 09:30, 11 April 2007 (EDT)

One other thing, if anyone is staying there, do not buy the Rincon tourist map. It is no where close to being accurate, to scale, or have the things you really want to see in Rincon. Now that I've said that, I need to go update the article. -- Fastestdogever 09:40, 11 April 2007 (EDT)

Sandusky

I may be in the wrong spot, but I have been watching how you create and edit pages. You do a great job! I have created a problem at Sandusky, Oh at "eat". I can not resolve the problem with the New Sandusky Fish Co. If you look, the desciption is split. Can you help me fix this? or, tell me who to ask. I am also from Ohio. Thanks! 2old

Your good!! Thanks! 2old

Arizona regions

I've replied on the Talk:Arizona page. Arizona is a difficult case when it comes to region structure, owing to the geological complexity of the state. I think the structure that I propose is at least practical, if not rigorous; see what you think. Thanks for all the work you've done on getting state articles in shape. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 09:59, 19 April 2007 (EDT)

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