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Just a reply to the stuff on my talk page:

1. Fine I relent on the airports but I condensed the information. No need to describe the airports in detail in the country article. Do that in the city articles.
2. Your map uses the old romanisations. Pls stick to the revised romanisations when dealing with South Korea. The old ones should be used when dealing with North Korea. In addition, there might be some copyright issues as it appears to be scanned from a book so some moderator will eventually remove it anyway.

I hope this cleared the air a little and I certainly do not wish to have any animosity with you. Cheers. Superdog 02:34, 28 May 2008 (EDT)

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Hello Paula! Welcome to Wikitravel.

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Thanks for your work on South Korea, but please don't make deep links to http://english.visitkorea.or.kr (or any other site, for that matter). Eg. Insadong is supposed to be covered in our very own Seoul article, not other travel guides. Jpatokal 01:38, 4 June 2008 (EDT)

In general, you should not make any links to any third-party travel guides, see Wikitravel:External links for the full scoop. Basically, we want the information to be right here on this site, not somewhere else; this is particularly important for offline use of Wikitravel, such as the printed guidebooks of Wikitravel Press. Jpatokal 05:11, 4 June 2008 (EDT)
Yes, you can and should link to the official tourism site of any country or destination once in the very first sentence of the article, but other links are generally inappropriate. Jpatokal 03:38, 9 June 2008 (EDT)
Any important information should be right here in Wikitravel, not behind an external link that may break tomorrow and is not accessible offline. So the correct answer is neither to link to the external travel guide nor to simply omit the link, it's to add that information into the correct place in Wikitravel.
The "no English content" rule has been a bit of a dead letter for a while now, and it's now removed from the official policy. So yes, hotel websites etc in Korean only are fine.
I didn't quite understand what you meant by "the history is not visible"...?
And please sign your messages by entering ~~~~, it turns into your name and timestamp automatically when you save. Jpatokal 08:00, 9 June 2008 (EDT)

Wikitravel's policy is that we generally accept only primary external links. This means that links to the official homepages of tourist attractions, museums, district offices, airports, ferry terminals etc are welcome. However, links to other travel guides are generally not welcome. This means that you can link to eg. the website of the Port of Incheon (a primary link), but you should not link to the KNTO page about the Port of Incheon (a secondary link). In all cases, though, the most important information (eg. phone number, how to get there, prices) should be copied to Wikitravel itself. Jpatokal 05:48, 10 June 2008 (EDT)


Please use the standard Revised Romanization for any Korean phrases for consistency. There's a handy conversion tool at [1], just punch in the hangeul and it will give you the correct transliteration. Jpatokal 04:11, 12 June 2008 (EDT)


I really don't want to bring Wikipedia's edit wars here, and that's why I don't want a lengthy history section for Dokdo. Please summarize your concerns on Talk:Dokdo if you object with what I've written. Jpatokal 08:05, 11 September 2008 (EDT)

Also, where are those Dokdo pictures taken from? Did you take them yourself? Jpatokal 08:15, 11 September 2008 (EDT)
Replied on Talk:Dokdo. And I have no intention of chasing you on other Korea articles, because fortunately the rest of the country is not disputed... Jpatokal 01:06, 17 September 2008 (EDT)
You're not going to win this one unless you can convince others on Talk:Dokdo, so start talking. Jpatokal 02:52, 8 October 2008 (EDT)
See above. This is not personal. Jpatokal 03:46, 10 October 2008 (EDT)

Map of Korea

Image:사본 -kor map03.jpg is a nice-looking map, but do you really have permission from the KTO to license it under Creative Commons? It will be deleted if you don't. Jpatokal 03:46, 10 October 2008 (EDT)

Your map is a direct copy from the KTO site, which states "All rights reserved", so you will need to show us that permission in writing. See shared:Votes_for_deletion#Image:.EC.82.AC.EB.B3.B8_-kor_map03.jpg. Jpatokal 10:56, 14 October 2008 (EDT)
That's cuz it's the people who work for them that made it for me. Permission has been granted and documented. Check image history


Hi Paula... I noticed that you reverted my edit to Ulleungdo. Was there any specific reason for this? Has the tourist ferry service been suspended? If so, could you type that into the summary box as a reason for your edit... If you do that, I'll no longer revert this specific edit... Much appreciated... Cheers... WindHorse 06:10, 10 October 2008 (EDT)

Thanks for your reply. Now I understand your reason for deleting (or actually relocating) the info about the ferries, I'll leave you on peace... HAHA... Cheers. WindHorse 10:58, 13 October 2008 (EDT)

Temples in Korea

Re: North Gyeongsang and a few others, temples like Buseoksa should not get their own articles, unless they're so huge and remote that they don't make sense in a city (eg. Guinsa). Please place them in the nearest city, like Yeongju in the case of Buseoksa, instead. Jpatokal 12:34, 11 November 2008 (EST)

Incheon Airport

Incheon Airport is on Yeongjong Island, so the airport is best covered there. The Seoul article should discuss how to get from ICN to Seoul, and the Incheon article should discuss how to get from ICN to Incheon city. Jpatokal 02:56, 15 December 2008 (EST)

Edit Warring

Your contributions of late have been composed of little other than edit warring. Edit wars are undesirable -- please leave the article alone until a suitable compromise or discussion can be pursued. There is no harm in allowing discussion to precede minor notions of correctness. -- Colin 01:17, 6 January 2009 (EST)



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