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So, talk pages can really benefit from having the table of contents going, especially for long and disparate arguments.

I'd like to suggest using a section header:

==These are two cities==

These are actually two cities. --Somebody

    No they're not. --SomebodyElse

         Yes they are. --Somebody

to separate this stuff out, instead of the four-dash horizontal rules. This is also how the "Post a comment" feature works, so it'd be nice to be synched up. Any objections? --Evan 14:35, 21 Dec 2003 (PST)



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I am a newer to wikitravel. I like the style of WikiTravel. I know that Wiki is a part of so-called web 2.0. Therefore, I am not sure that whether I can read any new item in wikiTravel through RSS viewer. If yes, what is RSS URL for wikiTravel. Thanks!

You can find the RSS for changes to Wikitravel here: http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Special:Recentchanges&feed=rss
Enjoy, --Evan 10:34, 17 Feb 2006 (EST)


A Free Overnight Option From Tokyo to Sapporo for Japan Rail Pass Holders

sorry I am new too. I read wiki about Sapporo and need to know this free overnight option because I plan to visit Sapporo in July. Would somebody explain to me how to get there "free overnight" from Tokyo to Sapporo in detail by using Japan Rail Pass? I got the timetable from Iko's place website, two express trains only run until midnight. Thaks for your help.

diyjapan/Emma

avatars/userpics for easier scanning?

I wonder why we haven't implement placing avatars (small pictures) next to user's comment in talk pages--similar to Livejournal's comments page: [1], or http://wow.ya.ru: http://anatolix.ya.ru/replies.xml?item_no=2072&parent_id=2101&with_parent=1#reply-Anatolix-2101. I believe it can make pages read much easier. Personally it takes extra effort to distinguish which phrase belong to which person, and where one comment ends and another starts.

It could look something like this: (assuming there's photos or user-chosen avatars instead of these pics--and of course we should allow only square, equal-sized images)


St. Basil2.jpg
I'm a Docent for Russia and Moscow where I live now, and for Altai where I was born and lived until age of 17. I can also help a bit on St. Petersburg as have many friends there, and being there myself several times. --User1
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I'm a Docent for Russia and Moscow where I live now, and for Altai where I was born and lived until age of 17. I can also help a bit on St. Petersburg as have many friends there, and being there myself several times. I'm a Docent for Russia and Moscow where I live now, and for Altai where I was born and lived until age of 17. I can also help a bit on St. Petersburg as have many friends there, and being there myself several times. --User2
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I'm a Docent for Russia and Moscow where I live now, and for Altai where I was born and lived until age of 17. I can also help a bit on St. Petersburg as have many friends there, and being there myself several times. --User3
St. Basil2.jpg
I'm a Docent for Russia and Moscow where I live now, and for Altai where I was born and lived until age of 17. I can also help a bit on St. Petersburg as have many friends there, and being there myself several times. --User1

I think we can implement it with a template call like {{user|DenisYurkin}} which can be invoked as a default signature. --DenisYurkin 04:23, 25 October 2008 (EDT)

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I definitely support this idea. It would make reading long discussions a lot easier. Texugo 06:05, 25 October 2008 (EDT)
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Support. If we can get the layout to work properly. --Jonboy 15:01, 30 October 2008 (EDT)
Do you mean we already have some problems, or you foresee some? What kind of problems, specifically? --DenisYurkin 18:40, 30 October 2008 (EDT)
Oh, I would love avatars. To me it just adds personality and can tell you about said person. I'd love that...for talk pages and on the users' page of course only. That would be funzies!!!! Keep smiling, Edmontonenthusiast 15:03, 30 October 2008 (EDT)
Heinous signatures work too → – cacahuate talk 20:01, 30 October 2008 (EDT)
I know what you mean ;) although I don't think they work with unlinked words plus avatars add more. Keep smiling, ee
It is possible, but doubtfully desirable. And you didn't finish that sentence, avatars add more.... ?? – cacahuate talk 22:08, 30 October 2008 (EDT)
I'm not sure that this is something that should necessarily be encouraged. They don't actually add content to the page, and for pages with lots of contributors, it would slow page load (the client has to load and render all of those images) and it might be extra work on the server transcluding templates, resizing images, sending out the extra stuff etc. (although I don't know a lot about the servers so I won't use that as an argument). Having said that, if people really wanted to do this, they could just do it, creating a template in their own userspace and transcluding it every time they make an edit in a discussion. Personally, I like the idea of using distinctive signatures better, it's more in line with the way discussions work here. JYolkowski 22:20, 30 October 2008 (EDT)
Agreed on all points... I'm not coming out in full opposition quite yet, but I don't see a lot of added value, and it takes up a lot of space, and kinda distracts from the conversation. Custom signatures work well on Wikipedia, I'm in favor of those – cacahuate talk 22:29, 30 October 2008 (EDT)
Actually, what about if we just used an avatar in our user pages, not talk pages? It'd just be in one page, so itd be easier and it's possibly different than the picutre of yourself. Keep smiling, ee talk 13:47, 13 November 2008 (EST).
I'm gonna give you a do-over... think that one through again, and then I won't hold it against you when you want to delete it and start thinking before asking :) – cacahuate talk 04:50, 15 November 2008 (EST)

Page discussions

swept from pub:

I'm seeing a quite a few discussions recently on additions/reversions taking place on user's talk pages. I think the regulars here (and others) should make an effort to make sure those conversations are moved to the appropriate article talk page. It allows all intersted people to contribute and it makes a record of the discussion for later reference, which is lost if the discussion is elsewhere. --inas 04:22, 3 April 2010 (EDT)

Just to clarify, I typically put a note on a user's talk page when an edited is removed more than once in accordance with some policy, solely so they get the blinking talk page notification. If an edit falls into some grey policy area then I would usually discuss on the talk page. I think that's the correct approach - thoughts? -- Ryan • (talk) • 12:35, 3 April 2010 (EDT)

It is best to keep conversations in the most relevant place, but lets be careful not to police others' discussions. If the discussion is on someone else's talk page, ask first if it's ok to move it before doing so, and then remember to leave a pointer to the page where the discussion was moved. --Peter Talk 21:18, 3 April 2010 (EDT)

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