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Thanks! - Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 02:04, 7 June 2006 (EDT)
Quickbars for states/provinces
There has been some discussion about whether quickbars should be used for states/provinces (see Template talk:Quickbar#Quickbar for States for one such discussion) and while a final decision wasn't really reached I think the general feeling was that quickbars are currently really only appropriate for countries, and that we'll need to modify the template if it's going to be useful for states/provinces/cities. As a result I've reverted the quickbar for Ontario, although if you feel strongly please discuss at Template talk:Quickbar. -- Ryan 21:08, 27 July 2006 (EDT)
Thanks for restoring the non-copyvio images to the Philippines. It's unusual for us to have so many copyvios uploaded without anyone catching it for such a long time, which made the cleanup job more difficult. -- Ryan 14:49, 22 August 2006 (EDT)
Hi, Johnycanal. I'm writing to you as the "expert" on Hot springs and Spas. I'm wondering if Saratoga Springs or Calistoga deserve a listing on either. Saratoga looks like a spa to me, but I believe the Calistoga area has a geyser and so is hot springs?? OldPine 07:00, 22 September 2006 (EDT)
About the map of Playa del Carmen (II part)
I have found in Wikitravel a link to a site that have a navigable map of Playa del Carmen. I have seen that you have deleted it because for you it was an external marketing map. My opinion is that the map is absolute free and it can be useful for all other users that need to know or to visit Playa del Carmen. Please take a look to the site and you will see that they offer a good directory to find what you need in Playa del Carmen and how to find a specific address. I have tried for a long time to find a good navigable map of Playa, but without success. Everybody can see easly that in the page of Playa del Carmen there are other real external link of commercial sites, with the only purpose to sell and not to give information about the city.
This is only my opinion. What do you think about this?
I have read your answer and I didn't really understand what you are agree with me. What I wanted to say, is that for my opinion the link to that site was ok and usefull for the comunity. When I spoke about real external link of commercial sites, I mean other links that are actually inserted in the page of Playa del Carmen in Wikitravel. (Ah-Cacao, Xel-Ha) They really sell services and they promote their product. I don't think that it is useful for the comunity to know their site because they don't give any informations about the thema "Playa del Carmen". I think it would be ok to write the name but without any external links. In this case I can say that I'm agree with you. But regarding that map I'm sorry but I'm not agree. In the site that you have deleted, you can see information about Playa, a complete map and a directory to find hotels, restaurants and much more.
I think that we should really check what it is commercial from what can offer something good and usefull to the comunity. I have checked again that external site (deleted from you) and I have seen that it is all free and gives the opportunity to everybody to sign up without any cost. The links in the pages are linked to the directory of the portal, or to the map of Playa del Carmen or to the legitimate website. The portal doesn't sell any tours, any hotel or trip packages. It gives information about the city and where to find what a tourist or a local can need to find.
I find the map very good and for my opinion should be added to the article of Playa del Carmen in Wikitravel.
I hope to receive any comments from you.
Sorry about the Rai Leh thing: I meant to revert only this edit (the ":*" thing is weird and unnecessary, plain old "*" is fine), but the software went and reverted your older edits too. My apologies. Jpatokal 05:36, 24 February 2007 (EST)
Hey, there's this awesome photo that you uploaded to Shared, but there's no license information or author attribution. Could you tell us who created the license/owns the copyright and under which license(s) it's licensed? Thanks. -- Sapphire • (Talk) • 07:06, 28 March 2007 (EDT)