Difference between revisions of "User talk:Pashley"
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Attributions don't always work. Most or all contributions under 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 are actually mine.
Hi - I'm not entirely sure that a mountain pass meets the criteria for Wikitravel:What is an article?. If there is a town at the pass then we're all good, or if the pass can be considered a region then it would be a valid topic, otherwise the information should be included in the containing region article. If the pass is a valid town/region, please use the Wikitravel:Small city article template or the Wikitravel:Region article template.
That minor nit aside, thanks for all of your recent contributions! -- Ryan 04:26, 13 April 2006 (EDT)
I'm not sure either, but there was already a link to Bolan Pass in the Quetta article. There is a town or two in it, but I don't know their names. It doesn't really fit in any containing region since it is between Af and Pakistan. I suppose it might be considered a region on its own, but that is odd. Easiest to just mention it, without a link, in both Kandahar & Quetta articles, I think. I've done that and proposed it for deletion.
Thanks for dealing with the Travel Topics! Majnoona 20:56, 20 April 2006 (EDT)
What's the right way to do that, though? I've been copying the "this is a Wikitravel ..." line, but Money uses an isIn Travel topics tag and I wonder if there's a susbt or other simple tag that puts in the right consistent text
Test old names
I've created a few redirects from historically well-known names like Simla and Jogjakarta to the current official spellings. Test here whether others are needed. Calcutta Madras Bombay Canton Mumbai Kolkata Chennai Marrakesh Cape Breton Leningrad Stalingrad Zaire Congo Outer Mongolia Khumbu Buffalo City Orugallu Nanking Peking Congo-Kinshasa Congo-Brazzaville Zhongdian Indian Subcontinent Ceylon Tamatave Mukden Krasnovodsk Chungking Macao Upper Volta Devonshire West Indies East Indies Saigon Eivissa Jbeil Hotan Trebizond Shigatse Khorat Korat Oudomxay Ayers Rock Hostile environment Gold Coast
Personally, I like the old names: Bombay, Madras, Simla, Jogjakarta, Calcutta, Burma, ... They're what I know and what I consider standard in English. If it were up to me, the pages would all use those names with redirects from the new ones. However, I don't think that matches policy. Using the new names is OK with me too, as long as there's a redirect.
Nice work on China! Ricardo (Rmx) 23:31, 30 May 2006 (EDT)
Thanks for creating the Hajj article. I'd like to suggest that you add that link to One month in the Holy Land article. I created an Islamic version, but I believe a Hajj itinerary is much more suitable. Also, will you redirect the Islamic Holy Land article? Thanks. - Sapphire
This is the second time you've removed the info that time zone designation "Z" comes from the old alphabetic zone labeling system (where it did stand for "zero" but was accompanied by zones A-M and N-Y). Are you disputing that there is such a thing, or do you just not want to mention it? - Todd VerBeek 20:33, 4 June 2006 (EDT)
I'd never heard of it, am not sure it's important, and cannot read the link you give (I'm in China and that's a US Navy site; I wonder which gov't blocks access; most likely China but who knows) but I believe you and it certainly does no harm, so I've put it back.
Marco Polo intinerary
I'm living in China and reading Marco Polo, so I think I'll do an itinerary for that route. After some discussion, the name became On the trail of Marco Polo
My suggested text: User talk:Pashley/STP
Tibet advice on Altitude sickness
I have some trouble to change the cotw this week because I changed it on the porject page but the new cotw doesn't show. Could you have a look? Maybe i don't get it. It's in the
formula. Thanks, Jan 03:08, 15 August 2006 (EDT)
Looks OK to me. I see correct tags on both everest and Project pages. Maybe you need to clear cache or some such to get it working. I'm probably the wrong person to ask, though. Just a contributor; I have no technical expertise or administrator privileges on this system. Try the TRavellers' Pub or ask Evan. Pashley 03:27, 15 August 2006 (EDT)
Thanks for the email. I'm going to look into it the place. I'm hoping to be in SE Asia next fall so I'll stop by there and check it out. I found this on CNN's website, which may be of use to you Traveling China's ancient Silk Road. -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 17:25, 15 August 2006 (EDT)
i'm extremely interested in following as much of the silk road as possible from somewhere in china (possibly Xian) back to Istanbul. obviously it is somewhat impractical to travel though Baghdad at the moment and i would intend to travel through iran instead but was wondering if you had any prospect of a time-scale or budget for the trip?
I think it's more of a southern US thing. We mostly do it on spring-fed rivers on hot days. I find it hard to believe that someone has never heard of it, but I have a pretty locale-centric mindset at times. It seems pretty specific to the location to list on the topic page. Maybe we can get more input from people that are less surrounded by it? Jordanmills 13:54, 19 September 2006 (EDT)
Later I mentioned finding tubes for rent in Yangshuo & he replied:
That's pretty cool then! Quite topically, I'm going to be on canoeing stretch of a river tomorrow (race training and doing research for Canoeing the San Marcos River). I'll keep an ear out for more international tubing. Jordanmills 11:28, 16 March 2007 (EDT)
I just realized you weren't an admin, which surpised me, so I've taken the liberty of nominating you as an administrator. Would you stop by Wikitravel:Administrator nominations and tell us if you would like to accept or decline the nomination. Thanks! -- Sapphire 16:50, 1 October 2006 (EDT)
Hi Pashley, I would like to thank you for your great work on the Guangzhou page. I'll be travelling to Guangzhou again in December and last time I was there, I thought that the city is somewhat difficult to grasp. There are only few guidebooks that have anything about GZ and the maps are usually horrible or in Chinese.
I have been creating a vector street map, but my progress is starting to slow down, since I don't have the street names. Since you seem to have a lot of knowledge about the city, I wonder if you could take a look at the map I have created and give me some feedback? Also if you have any resources (online or offline) that you could point out, I would be happy. You can find my email address from my user page. Thanks!
-- Trsqr 23:42, 17 October 2006 (EET)
So, you've now been added as an admin. This means you'll see some extra tabs across the top of each page to protect or delete the page. In addition, you can now "rollback" edits by other users -- a fast way to revert. You'll also see some links to "block" or "ban" registered or anonymous users. You're free to use any of these functions as you see fit to help the project, but we very rarely use any of them except the rollback feature and "delete" (usually after a vote). Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for taking on this job! --Evan 15:42, 18 October 2006 (EDT)
Hi Pahley, the historic capitals listing on the China article looks great and is very informative. However, as the 'cities' and 'other destination' sections function primarily as indexes offering people a convenient way to locate specific articles, I'm just wondering whether this information wouldn't be better suited placed under 'history'. Anyway, I'm just throwing out an opinion here. You know your way around, so I'll leave the decision in your capable hands. Cheers. WindHorse 09:17, 20 December 2006 (EST)
Good idea. I've done that. Pashley 00:51, 21 December 2006 (EST)
I don't know if you've seen the new recent changes patrol feature, but it's nice for seeing what edits in Special:Recentchanges have already been reviewed by another admin. To save some clicks, admins can set their own edits as "automatically patrolled" on the "edit" tab of Special:Preferences. --Evan 02:06, 21 December 2006 (EST)
Hi, Sandy. You had some comments about the Wikitravel ToC placement when we had the big dust-up last summer, so I wanted to make sure I got your feedback on the current design. When you get a chance, can you comment about  on ? --Evan 12:42, 5 April 2007 (EDT)
Thanks for your comment and changes to this article. I'm happy with your changes. Xania 16:46, 31 May 2007 (EDT)
Thanks Sandy for the English link on wikiHow. You have reminded me that I need to more fully develop that project when all the others are completed! :) And always happy to hear any other suggestions you might have. And thanks for having a look there - I appreciate that you took the time to take a look.
Hey, do you know of plans to flood a region of China as a result of some kind of project (probably a dam)? Which region is this? I think the flooding is supposed to happen either this year or next year. -- Sapphire • (Talk) • 20:43, 26 June 2007 (EDT)
Come vist us!! 2old 12:03, 24 July 2007 (EDT)
vfd discussion in progress. I say summarise and delete. Testing a summary at User talk:Pashley/TGR
Great work! Neat to see how that article has grown over the years. I think it's certainly ready for guide status, though star status for travel topics is a little fuzzier, isn't it (is there even one yet?)... Maj 23:27, 27 July 2007 (EDT)
Hello Pashley. Your location and contributions are great for Wikitravel. I have a older Sony digital camera (model mvc-FD880 with wide angle lens), that uses 3 1/2 floppy discs and recharges on US 110v. I would be willing to send it to you if you can use it. It is no longer any use to me and is in a drawer awaiting a user. 2old 09:55, 11 September 2007 (EDT)
I think it's improved. I'm sorry I haven't been of more help - I'm wrapped up in the Chicago project and that greedily saps my every moment on Wikitravel. I think the article could use coverage of a few more important topics: visas, most importantly; I'd like to see how they are acquired, and corollary to that, which places hire from overseas (China, Japan, Korea). Also, the commerce question: is it a school or a business (e.g. teacher as salesman), which is a shock to the systems of many people who expect to be like their fifth grade teacher and are instead pimping a pink bunny rabbit for two year olds. It's tough to cover so many work situations in one article. I could foresee Teaching English in Japan covering a whole page quite easily, for example. Does that help at all? Gorilla Jones 02:01, 1 November 2007 (EDT)
So I shouldn't fix them? I don't understand. --The Yeti 11:14, 17 November 2007 (EST)
I applied the banner, which felt seriously weird since I believe quite strongly that the article should not be deleted (and for that matter, some of the things cited as examples of why it quote-unquote "should" be deleted should also have articles, IMO) -- but you're right, we should follow due process here. That probably entails giving it (exactly) its full two weeks, even though a clear consensus to keep is emerging, apart from the one wingnut. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 21:20, 25 November 2007 (EST)
Links to employment agencies
Just checking that you've seen this: Wikitravel talk:External links#Employment agencies ~ 188.8.131.52 00:35, 25 January 2008 (EST)
I just freaked out over the Get In page on DORI that I tried to fix (punctuation & grammar). Somehow, the layout section (and the whole article's page layout) went awry and askew. Can anyone get this page fixed, PLEASE? Because I have no idea how -- would appreciate that. Route66
Renting a car
Accident. Pashley 08:04, 10 December 2008 (EST)
Hi there. I have proposed a new route-based navigation system and implemented it for a test region. Everyone seems really anxious to start rolling this out, but I want to make sure our strongest contributors like you are behind this, since it may very well sweep the site. The discussion is now here. If you could give it a whirl and let me know your thoughts, I would be grateful. Thanks in advance! Texugo 11:54, 14 December 2008 (EST)
I was wondering if you would be able to help in Edmonton's Cotm and discuss in the discussion page what you think needs to be fixed. It would be a great help. Thank you! Ring me in my talk. edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 14:07, 18 December 2008 (EST).
I see you added license upgrade to the tech requests. It's actually not an issue for the tech team—IB has already given the go ahead with the upgrade. The problem was the inability of our community to reach a consensus on the matter. The only way to get it done, I think, would be for the community to reevaluate the idea, and to see whether anyone still objects. I'm staying out of it, though, my opinion is clear by now, and I expended enough goodwill on the last round! --Peter Talk 23:15, 6 January 2009 (EST)
the royal-imperial route in poznań
Hello, the article The Royal-Imperial Route is linked to Poznań site on Wikitravel. This tour is special one. That's not only some monuments but a route showing history and culutre of the city. There are some articels on Wikipedia about The Royal-Imperial Route, too. We add on the website links to articles in other languages.
Best wishes Trakt Królewsko-Cesarski
Thanks for catching my accidental revert-of-a-revert here. Apparently I was editing from the history when I removed the warning and failed to notice the "old version" warning, so many thanks for double-checking. -- Ryan • (talk) • 01:08, 20 February 2009 (EST)
China Link to Conversion Rates
Why did you undo my edit adding the link to current conversion rates? You mentioned "remove external link per policy, update text" where is that "policy". The page was the China page under Buy section. http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=China&diff=1125978&oldid=1125852
Also, you changed the date to April, but NOT 2009 ... and if you clicked my link then used the info you found at the link to update the 6.88 to 6.83 ... then is that not a little hypocritical to remove the link, but use it to find the information?
Are we not after getting information that is usable and fresh ... not just stale and old.
Lastly, I was looking to get the Currency and do a conversion of some money ... the reason I made the edit was because I was looking for that information and surmised that the next person would find it useful as well. So I took the time to add it.
This is certainly no way to get well intentioned people to add useful items to the site.
I suppose you will just delete this comment as well.
Have a nice day.
Top Level Tour problem
My friend's agency's link is blocked. I think it has no problem to put it back in Guilin and Yangshuo section because "Wikitravel welcome business owners". Or please tell me what should we do to put it back without disbeying the rules. Thanks.
I'm not sure if you are aware, but the Korean pages are the templates for the Korean Wikitravel that is supposed to be created soon. See: http://wikitravel.org/shared/Talk:Internet_Brands#Korean_WT
Unless you have the okay to delete these pages, perhaps you would restore them? ChubbyWimbus 23:24, 28 September 2009 (EDT)
Hi there, I don't know if it's standard around here to reply on one's own talk page or on the talk page of the person who sent the message, but since I prefer to keep discussions together, I replied on my own talk page. I wanted to let you know so you can check if you want. Heimstern
Hi Sandy, the Star nomination of Bali is currently in discussion as User LtPowers objects the promotion due to grammar issues. You are a docent for English. Would you mind to check the article and if you see issues name or change them? This would be very much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance and have a nice day jan 06:07, 23 December 2009 (EST)
Hi Sandy! I'm sorry to see you leave and wish you well. Would be great to see you come back one time in the future. jan 03:02, 8 April 2010 (EDT)
My original user page message, now removed there: At this point (April 2010) I am mostly off the air as far as Wikitravel is concerned. For the last several months, site performance has been completely appalling for me — sometimes it does not load at all & when it does, it is extremely slow and the formatting is horrendous. I am not certain if this is the Great Firewall messing with things, or what, but the site is nearly unusable for me now.
Hi Pashley, You have probably have noticed that I have started this travel topic. Please take a look and see if it suits your purposes and add extra sections as you feel appropriate. I will have a go at adding content where I feel I have something useful to say. Cheers, • • • Peter (Southwood) Talk 04:35, 2 June 2011 (EDT)
I have been watching this one hatch with some interest. I think it is close to being more than worthy of a nomination and very well done so far. Just a couple of comments:
Hello Pashley! Your retirement page is fantastic! Thanks for creating the page. I'll try to add to it if I think of anything. BTW, I'm also in China. SONORAMA 07:43, 11 June 2011 (EDT)
Courtray / Kortrijk
Breadcrumb fixup list refreshed!
Hi Pashley! Thanks for your hard work fixing breadcrumb. I have re-run the algorithm on a fresh wikitravel dump so your help would be greatly appreciated :-) http://wikitravel.org/en/User:Nicolas1981/Syntax_checks/no-breadcrumb Thanks a lot! Nicolas1981 21:55, 6 November 2011 (EST)
Im glad to be of service, Iran is a very interesting country. i was wondering how to add pictures to the pages, im kinda new at this. sorry for asking --Khajida91 02:28, 13 February 2012 (EST)
People paid to flood discussions
I am not sure whether or how this affects us, but something else to aware of are what is called in Chinese an "Internet water army", people paid to post favorable reviews or comments on consumer or political forums. Some interesting research on these has just been published . I bet China is far from the only place where this happens. Pashley 22:59, 22 November 2011 (EST)
Hi Pashley, I saw that you have been reverting some of Legoines' edits to the Article templates/Sections page. He has also posted spam and created a page that was spam. His actions seem suspicious to me. Do you have any suggestions as to how to proceed? Thanks! IBobi talk email 15:36, 30 August 2012 (EDT)
Hi. I am in fact not interested in hit-pieces written by disgruntled ex admins or people who failed to sell a product and now wish to tear down the community that rejected them. I'm especially not interested in backdoor methods to continue to stir up issues that are now in the past. Just let it go. We're moving forward, and you should too, whatever that means to you.--IBobi talk email 15:26, 30 September 2012 (EDT)
Thank you again
For your admin efforts. We really are trying to keep up, and for the most part we're doing ok. If you happen to see patterns in the new spam pages being created that we can use as part of a filter rule, don't hesitate to bring it to my or IBAlex or IBcash's attention. If the pattern is that they're from the same IP/range, you can always block them.--IBobi talk email 18:27, 18 October 2012 (EDT)
Previously when one moved a page, the discussion page and histories were moved (by default) at the same time.
Would you rescue me, please? --singaporeAlice 01:16, 17 November 2012 (EST)
Hi Sandy, I'm taking this unusual step because PeterFitzgerald has responded to my WV message by blocking both me and my IP address, making it impossible for me to even respond on my talk page to his ludicrous, vindictive, unilateral decision to ban me from WV after alerting that community to the presence of a potential threat in Jpatokal. You'll notice he also hard deleted both my edit and your comment on my edit, with no community consultation whatsoever. You folks can do with that information what you will, but as I said, I have electronic evidence of Jani's behavior if you care to see it. Of course I suppressed the edits of the female WT's user page, as leaving them would defeat the purpose of protecting her privacy in the the first place. If you decide to pursue both the investigation into Jpatokal's behavior as well as the abuse of power of Peter in this case, feel free to contact me here, as I cannot even comment on WV.--IBobi 15:44, 30 November 2012 (EST)