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Sub-regions

A little bit of a conflab going on here and here. I am sure you would have found those discussions anyway, but I am giving you a New Year's nudge :). Your understanding of these issues is much deeper than mine and your input would be very valuable. I have already devoted far too much energy to what I think is a needless discussion... --Burmesedays 11:43, 3 January 2010 (EST)

London CotM

Thanks for your supportive comments on the London CoTM page. I am very happy to have seen the article get so much helpful contributions from users and think it was a great way to finish of 2009! I'm happy to do what little I did and look FW to helping with future CoTMs and articles...when people notice the hard work and say something about it, I think it helps all of us to plunge forward! Happy New Year!Zepppep 14:15, 4 January 2010 (EST)

Any idea on when the next CotM might be announced? I'm champing at the bit...Zepppep 14:13, 7 January 2010 (EST)
CotM burnout, LMAO!Zepppep 16:36, 7 January 2010 (EST)
Antigua Guatemala looks much better now, I think. Zepppep 13:28, 21 January 2010 (EST)

Washington, D.C. neighborhoods map

Thanks for the recent update to the map of the D.C. neighborhoods. I hadn't realized my neighborhood is now "Kalorama Triangle", but that's probably about right. I'm writing to ask if you do have a larger resolution version of this map suitable for printing as a poster. I see last year you did upload a huge version, too big for Wikipedia even, and wondering if I can get an updated copy of it. Thanks, and keep it up!--Patrickneil 09:51, 6 January 2010 (EST)

Thanks! Indeed, the neighborhoods are more like layers upon layers, with things like "Golden Triangle" as a layer over Dupont Ciricle, or "U Street" as a layer under Shaw. Anyway, thanks again.--Patrickneil 11:01, 8 January 2010 (EST)

Brunch?

Finally found some inspiration, Mind giving Copenhagen#Brunch a quick skim, something seems to be a bit off language-wise, but I can't quite figure out what it is that makes it read badly. --Stefan (sertmann) talk 19:51, 6 January 2010 (EST)

How to draw a map

I have finally had a go at completely re-writing this article to bring it up to date. I am very aware that some of my own personal map-making foibles may have come through, so please do give it a very critical once-over. I am sure though that this is both easier to follow and more representative of our current format and standards than the previous version. I started off thinking I would include instructions for both city/district street maps and region/country maps. That became confusing over-kill, so instead I have advised users to go to the regional maps expedition for specifics on that type of map. That is actually exactly how I learned, so it may not be bad advice. I have also included a section where any map-maker willing to help others with questions can sign their name. --Burmesedays 04:50, 8 January 2010 (EST)

traveling tips?

have any for me? --Wiseeagles2 17:14, 8 January 2010 (EST) thank you. :) Wiseeagles2 17:14, 8 January 2010 (EST).

Far East

Just discovered when making writing stuff about Khabarovsk, that it is the capital of the Far Eastern Federal District which this region roughly corresponds to, do you know if these districts have any sort of practical implications, or is it just red tape? --Stefan (sertmann) talk 15:03, 12 January 2010 (EST)

... And what's the deal with Russians and their dialectical marks? is Хаба́ровск or Хабаровск right for a site like ours? and since you seem to have a better grasp at our pseudo pronunciation than I do, mind fitting one in up in the intro, found Khabarovsk to be a tricky one to get across to the ticket ladies --Stefan (sertmann) talk 15:51, 13 January 2010 (EST)

Adding photos

Peter -how do you load photos? Gnomy96 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gnomy96 (talkcontribs)


Qatar map

A minor point but the Hawar Islands should be shown as dark grey on the Qatar map as they "belong" to Bahrain. Great to the see the Middle East complete. Bahrain and Qatar are both remarkably uninspiring maps to draw :). Cheers. --Burmesedays 22:37, 12 January 2010 (EST)

Heh, I actually enjoyed doing Qatar for the sheer novelty factor of putting full street names on a country map (all three of them). It's amazing to me that a place half the size of my home county in the States can be a full fledged nation state. I've been thinking for some time, actually, that if Israel/Palestine can be so small but cause such a ruckus, that perhaps we should invade our neighboring county and try to destabilize the Mid-Atlantic. --Peter Talk 22:44, 12 January 2010 (EST)
I foolishly missed out on that pleasure with Bahrain, where the same was certainly possible. And when you are really bored, you are now safe to take the coloured Labuan pin prick off the Malaysia map as I have removed it as a top level region. Onward. --Burmesedays 11:38, 13 January 2010 (EST)

Israel map

Hmm.. I better should have seen that discussion before! I actually thought the whole Gaza thing was a mistake as it didn't have the name Gaza Strip (but just Gaza, which I thought referred to the city). Anyway, I made a map of Palestinian Territories, what do you think of it? --globe-trotter 17:27, 13 January 2010 (EST)

Tajikistan

It says "Russia" on your Tajikistan map..! ^^ --globe-trotter 19:06, 14 January 2010 (EST)

Ack! Fixed. --Peter Talk 19:12, 14 January 2010 (EST)

Liverpool

I used the information for this table from the parkbcp website: surely this information should be cited —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 80.1.94.250 (talkcontribs)

Have you ever encountered a travel guide with footnotes? They are more than appropriate in an encyclopedia or an academic paper, but not here. Additionally, that link appears to be a violation of our Wikitravel:External links policy. --Peter Talk 12:27, 15 January 2010 (EST)

Message?

I'm not sure if the last message went OK!!!! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gnomy96 (talkcontribs)

Do you mean your message above? I got it and responded on your talk page here. And it looks like you've figured it out, as I see you are uploading beautiful pictures [1] to shared ;) --Peter Talk 13:24, 16 January 2010 (EST)

DR Guide

Hey Peter! Thanks a lot! It's my first time doing this stuff but I've found my way around. If you have any suggestions, please tell me! I wanted to do this service to my country, as I couldn't believe a world top tourist destination didn't have an extensive wikitravel guide. I use wikitravel every time I travel, and I hope I'm making a good service to my country :-) Thanks for the support! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mfa88 (talkcontribs)

Travelodge Ireland

Peter,

Why do you remove systematically our listings for Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Cork and Waterford ? But you leave online those belonging to our competitors: The G Hotel, Jury's inn, etc...

We are not a Marketing Agency. We are the hotel owners.

We have the right to get our hotels listed on Wikitravel like the other hotel chains. There is a script proposed by Wikitravel for that purpose: Hotels: *

We need to understand why do you do that. I don't know if I can leave my contact details on this page, but you will find my contact details on Travelodge.ie (Contact section).

Regards,

Kamal Taibi

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 82.198.132.42 (talkcontribs)

You absolutely do not have a right to advertise on Wikitravel. This site is meant to provide travelers' with guidance, not to serve as a business directory, and the volunteers who work to keep this site useful have a real problem dealing with marketing agencies and owners who spam their businesses across the site. Please see Wikitravel:Don't tout. --Peter Talk 11:05, 20 January 2010 (EST)
Can you stop removing my hotel from Dublin> Sleep> Mid-Range, the owner of the hotel requested I add the hotel to this page. I have the same right as anyone to be on this page. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 87.198.141.54 (talkcontribs)
You have the right to edit the page, but you do not have the right to have your business listed. The selections of businesses to include in our travel guides is meant to be done on the basis of traveler & other volunteer-submitted recommendations, not on the aggressive advertising of business owners.
I, and clearly others, dispute your additions, and we operate on the principle of Wikitravel:Consensus (see especially Wikitravel:Consensus#Status-quo bias). You can make your case for including the hotel if you like, but you will need to convince others that your business should be listed, and I don't think you have done a good job of that so far. Poor behavior on-wiki reflects poorly on your business, and spamming a single business across multiple articles, insisting that you have some right to advertise here, and edit warring, all constitute poor wiki etiquette.
Edit warring, in particular, is considered a fairly serious offense, and my lead to your business being added to our spam blacklist, which will not be good for your business. --Peter Talk 13:50, 21 January 2010 (EST)
This concept of a hotel having the "right" to list (advertise) on Wikitravel and then indignant spammers getting offended, is amusing. :) --Burmesedays 20:34, 21 January 2010 (EST)

Cotswold Water Park

Would really appreciate your guidance on this one. New user Tristan Thomas has been developing an impressive guide to the Cotswold Water Park (CWP) User:Tristan_Thomas/Cotswold_Water_Park. This is an important area in a region of England which I know quite well from way back. I am slightly at a loss to know how it will fit into our regime though. Parts are in Wiltshire and parts are in Gloucestershire. A large number of existing towns and villages could be said to be part of, or adjacent to, the CWP. I can see why he has used a region template. Will it need to be travel topic or is there a neater solution? Please have a look and maybe reply directly on Tristan's talk page where I have started a discussion. Many thanks. --Burmesedays 06:08, 21 January 2010 (EST)

It looks like LtPowers beat me to the punch, and I agree with his recommendation ;) --Peter Talk 13:54, 21 January 2010 (EST)

Capiznon Phrasebook Completed!

The Capiznon Phrasebook is already finished and I would like to put it on the most used or complete phrasebooks. Thanks!Oxyzen 00:52, 24 January 2010 (EST)

TravelintoLisbon

Hello Peter,

I hope you are doing great. I have a problem here...I am trying to add some content in the apartments area. This is the text I use:

  • TravelintoLisbon, Calcada Nova do Colegio 19, +351 218886072 (, fax: +351 218885191), [2]. Self-catering apartments in Lisbon historic centre, for tourists or business travelers, located in typical neighbourhoods. Accommodation in Baixa, Chiado, Bairro Alto, Principe Real, Alfama.


I have tried many different texts, but my "post" is always removed. I have read the rules and I think I am following them.

Can ou advise me with this?

Thank you and Best Regards,

Raul Oliveira

—The preceding comment was added by Ttl (talkcontribs)

Santa Cruz (California)

Hi Peter. Please take a look at this. I reverted one lot of edits that portrayed inhabitants of Santa Cruz as a bunch of extreme left wingers, and he has come back again with similar changes. ThanksShep 13:34, 26 January 2010 (EST)

well, arent they? ;-) TomNativenewYorker 10:36, 27 January 2010 (EST)
Ha! It looks to me like things are under control there, so I'll leave it in your capable hands ;) --Peter Talk 10:56, 27 January 2010 (EST)

hello

my name is kevin. i saw ur name on a forum leaving a comment to someone who had wrote about the capiznon language, so i had to ask you because i could not find out how to contact the writer. do you know anything about the bysayan dialects? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 99.184.147.251 (talkcontribs)

Ah, I'm afraid you are asking the wrong person—I don't speak a word of the language. Try User talk:Oxyzen, who wrote really the entire phrasebook. --Peter Talk 10:48, 29 January 2010 (EST)

A Russian scam, perhaps

Peter, this edit appeared in several Russian city articles, repeated more or less word-for-word. I have reverted them all. I have no idea if there is some useful scam information here or not. If so, it could go into Russia. I will leave it to your judgement :). --Burmesedays 23:18, 29 January 2010 (EST)

If this is going on it's certainly new to me—it would have had to start becoming widespread within the past two years, but that's certainly possible. It shouldn't be copied across multiple articles, and maybe could go in the main Russia article, but it's already covered at Common_scams#Dual_menus, so it might be best to just leave it there, since it's not actually specific to Russia. --Peter Talk 13:20, 30 January 2010 (EST)

Copyvios

I apologize I'm new on this I will not do it again, can you give me some manual for dummies hehe, I don't understad some things about the page, I all ready red all policy but I don´t understand some thing about pictures, all the info that I put was a result of a lot of research, it's not a cut and paste please help me to be a good user. Thank you and sorry for all troubles I cause. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Carolina Dacasa (talkcontribs)

Star format

First, I promise I have looked in the obvious places and am not being (entirely) lazy. Is there a discussion page about star guide format which is not one of the obvious articles? This is prompted by the established convention of omitting email addresses, which is clearly an exception from the "exactly matches MoS" guideline. Not that I disagree with that, but I figured it must be discussed somewhere..... :). --Burmesedays 04:12, 1 February 2010 (EST)

I wouldn't say this has anything to do with star status (I've just been suggesting getting rid of them, rather than making a case for disqualifying articles for star status because of them). You're right, though, that the question of when to add email addresses, and why we haven't been, is unresolved. I've started a discussion at Wikitravel talk:Listings#Email addresses. --Peter Talk 14:16, 2 February 2010 (EST)

Someone's finding me, Oxyzen

Hello Kevin, your asking about the Bisayan dialects? This refers to the group of languages in the Visayas area which is Akeanon, Hiligaynon, Capiznon, Kinaray-a, Cebuano, Winaray and many more....

If you want to know more about these languages, just go to my user page... Oxyzen 14:39, 2 February 2010 (EST)

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