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Thank you for your interest in improving our Rome guides, but I have reverted your changes to Rome/South because they appeared to be a copyright violation from "www.flexijourney.com/Rome". Please note that you cannot copy text from other sites to here unless you are the original author—as a general rule, all text contributions must be in your own words. Thanks! --Peter Talk 16:14, 28 March 2009 (EDT)
I have never heard of or looked at www.flexijourney.com/Rome. The only copying (in a heavily edited form) was from my own and others contributions to the pages on the Appian Way in Wikipedia. I live in the area and my observations on the 118 bus were based on personal experience and on seeing scores of miserable tourists standing at the side of the road waiting for a bus back to Rome. Please restore.Roundtheworld 06:09, 29 March 2009 (EDT)
Peter, Quite simply, the sequence follows the road. First comes the walls and the museum, then the catacombs and church, then more catacombs, then the circus etc. This seems to me the most logical way of presenting it.Shep 03:34, 6 April 2009 (EDT)
Not at all. I welcome your guidance.Shep 14:57, 9 April 2009 (EDT)
Well I was about to ask you why the keyhole view was more important than a lot of other things listed for Rome. But it does raise a question: how do you decide what category of heading to use for a particular attraction?Shep 09:28, 19 April 2009 (EDT)
Not quite. To give an example, in Rome/Old Rome Piazza Colonna is listed as a bullet point under "See" while Campo dei Fiori gets its own separate listing. Should everywhere be listed under "See" or are some places just so important they need their own heading (like the Keyhole View had before I changed it!)Shep 09:58, 19 April 2009 (EDT)
There is no procedure beyond saving and uploading it (to Wikitravel Shared), although you should fill out the image credit template to let everyone know where the image came from when you do upload it. For the image to be permissible, it has to have appropriate licensing. What licensing is acceptable? The detailed answer is here, but the short answer is just that it has to match one of the options in the pull-down menu on the upload form. Please let me know if anything is unclear. --Peter Talk 17:27, 21 June 2009 (EDT)
Why do we need sub-headings when there is no information? Apart from anything else there is now a Table of Non-Contents rather than contents. Is this Wikitravel policy to have all these headings?
In the Trobriands you eat and drink where you stay, so not much point in duplicate listings.Shep 15:02, 29 August 2009 (EDT)
Rome for kids
Hi Mr. RoundtheWorld, I'm Eggplant Ninja. Im a 13 year old. I would like to know why you have deleted my Rome for kids edit. Responding back would be great Eggplant ninja
Rome for Kids
A few weeks ago so I don't precisely remember. You added some paras at the end of Rome'' when there was already a Rome for Kids section. So I took bits from what you wrote and inserted them in Rome for Kids. Your contributions about the St Peters Dome and the Vatican Museum are there. Great that you are involved. Try writing for Wikitravel in a third person style, like in a newspaper, rather than as if you are writing about your own experience.
What do you think about the Rome for Kids section now. Have I missed anything out? Shep 02:33, 4 September 2009 (EDT)
Cycles and Segways
I removed the bike tour information for two reasons: 1) because those tours violate our policy on tour listings, and 2) because no information on tours should be listed in the Get around section, only in the Do section. The rationale behind point one is that travelers don't need a tour operator to bike around the city, so why not simply direct travelers to places where they can rent a bike, and then let them choose their own itinerary based on what they read in our guides. I absolutely think that we should have information on how to get around by bicycle in the get around section—it just should be geared towards independent travel.
The other reason I've been especially strict about those bicycle tour companies is that we've had a problem with bicycle company spam for some reason across the Italian articles in recent months, so I'm extra suspicious of additions. --Peter Talk 12:41, 16 September 2009 (EDT)
Lakes in Lazio
To respond to your question, I vfd'd Lake Bolsena because it is a body of water which, unlike Lake Tahoe is not set up as a valid region article: The parent region of Lazio is divided into its provinces, not in a scheme which allows for a lake to serve as a subregion. For the same reason, I'm now putting Lake Trasimeno and Lake Bracciano on the list as well. Texugo 04:18, 27 September 2009 (EDT)
Hi, Roundtheworld. Did you create those tapa cloths pictured in the images you uploaded to shared? LtPowers 19:13, 9 December 2009 (EST)
I did Regions cuz I also places the Territories in the list under a sub-header there. Any idea how that should be formatted? Globe-trotter 10:33, 23 December 2009 (EST)
You further pleaded this subject on my talk page as follows:
and I have responded.
I will be copying relevant parts of this discussion to Talk:Isola Polvese and Talk:Lake Trasimeno too. Please continue it there, or anywhere else where it is appropriate to raise the various issues that arise. - Huttite 19:14, 28 December 2009 (EST)
As I've just pointed out in the pub and to a few more promising users, at the moment me and Burmesedays seem to be doing the lions share of the patrolling, but the more users involved in this, the less tedious it gets - the ultimate goal is making sure no edits go unpatrolled (per our Recent changes patrol expedition) - About a quarter sometimes up to half the edits on English wikitravel, are ones that need to be reverted, so it's a pretty essential task to keeping WT clean and useful for everyone.
Of-course everyone one is welcome to contribute with whatever they feel like doing, just wanted to make sure you knew about his task. The more users involved in making sure there are no red exclamation marks on the recent changes page, the less tedious it get's. Personally I think a good approach is clicking on the "diff/X changes" on everything unpatrolled while holding down the ctrl button to open them all in new tabs, and then just go through them methodically
thanks for all the corrections ;-) Peterisvalkis 11:34, 6 January 2010 (EST)
Snappyhip; Bacolod Article
Sorry ^_^ didn't notice it :) There its done now. SnappyHip 23:49, 6 January 2010 (DXB)
Thank you for helping with the patrolling, it would be helpful if you pushed 'mark as patrolled', ClausHansen 08:57, 16 January 2010 (EST)
Deletion of Hotel Monteleone
I am the creator of the Hotel Monteleone posting you deleted today. I am new to WikiTravel and was wondering if you could give me some insight as to why you deleted my contribution and how I could make it better. I would appreciate any assistance you can give me so that I may post our hotels correctly on the website.Tara12 tmq 16:58, 21 January 2010 (EST)
Umm xD the history is kinda wrong, I've checked up on Wikipedia and my version is wrong and yes you're right that they were moved to the shoreline on 1787 due to Moro Raids. Edit it if you wan't to, I don't have any problems. Now, I'm focusing on The Philippines travel guide. Cheers. SnappyHip
Hi there. You might or might not know that I have put together the Bougainville article (the only place I know from real first hand experience in PNG). After some discussion with Peter and Stefan, this has been done in a slightly non-standard way, but it does seem to work quite well. It is a region but it does not use a region template. All the main destinations are described in the orientation section and not listed as linked cities etc. The reason for that was, I could not see any prospect of creating proper "city" articles, and that the island as a whole (well, 2 islands plus loads of atolls really) would support one reasonable article. I say all that, as it might prove to be some inspiration for other articles such as New Britain. Cheers. --Burmesedays 03:49, 7 May 2010 (EDT)
Please see here for the bar on country usable status. PNG cannot be usable as the 9 linked cities and the ODs are not all usable, and there is not a valid region structure in place. The country article itself looks pretty now I agree but the lower level content is largely poor. Sadly, it has to go back to outline.--Burmesedays 22:17, 23 May 2010 (EDT) Oh well, "usable" as presently described doesn't seem too relevant to countries anyway, as it talks about having good listings, and these are not supposed to be part of country articles. What progress with the map? Shep 01:16, 24 May 2010 (EDT)
I just read that on your user page. Bloody hell!! I am well jealous :). --Burmesedays 10:59, 24 May 2010 (EDT)
Hopefully you don't mind, but I restored the restaurant names in this listing. We've had trouble in the past with hotel restaurants/bars being double and triple listed, so having the name in the hotel listing makes it easier to verify that the establishment is only listed once. Additionally, as a traveler it's helpful to know if the hotel dining is a Fleming's or a Denny's as knowing the restaurant types on premises often provides some indication of hotel quality. -- Ryan • (talk) • 16:53, 20 August 2010 (EDT)
Ha! Truly, I am quite proven wrong in this case. Though it probably should be displayed a little more prominently, they did remember to provide credit to our contributors, and to note that it is licensed CC-by-SA 3.0, so I suppose we don't have any legal basis for complaint. --Peter Talk 17:24, 28 August 2010 (EDT)
Hello! No not really, I'm just busy with school and stuff and I have no time to get on the net because I don't have permanent internet connection for now. But I'll be online soon to post pictures for the Masskara event for the Bacolod article. - SnappyHip
Thanks, finally got around to doing it, it's a shame there is so little compared to neighbouring countries. I would imagine so, I believe there are several, but I've never lived in Bratislava so it's hard to say for sure. Hope you enjoyed it back then :)
re Marquesas Islands
I am going to create an article for Hiva Oa in couple of days --Maloff 14:48, 8 March 2011 (EST)
Ah, perhaps I should've been clearer; the Bloc is not involved in provincial-level politics, it is only a federal-level party, in the same way that the Parti Québécois, the Wild Rose Party or the Saskatchewan Party could be said to not be involved in federal politics because they only run candidates in provincial elections. Obviously, they do have the same political objectives and do in fact often support each other, but there is no formal link between them and the PQ is quite a bit older than the BQ. I'll reword that to make it clearer.
Canada is a federation, a similar system to the set-up in Germany, Australia, and the U.S., and has a distinct separation between province-level and the national-level government. Each province has its own parliament, government, and Premier, and constitutionally has specified areas of jurisdiction the federal government in Ottawa cannot intrude upon . Provincial parties are often affiliated to federal parties, but not always. For instance the BC Liberal party is quite unrelated in terms or ideology or organisation to the federal Liberal Party. --Powderjunkie 23:01, 8 March 2011 (EST)