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DOTM/OTBP: new section
::In theory, the decision is made by consensus, as with everything around here. In practice, when a new DotM is needed, whoever gets around to it first chooses from among the most promising options (those with the most support relative to opposition). If anyone objects to that selection, then a discussion would result on the talk page, but that rarely happens. Right now, we're short on promising candidates so anything that looks remotely ready is likely to be featured sooner rather than later. [[User:LtPowers|LtPowers]] 10:24, 13 June 2012 (EDT)
::: I know you're excited about Buffalo as DOTM (understandably!). I've bumped it from July to September based on [[Wikitravel talk:Destination of the Month candidates#Buffalo/London|discussions]] about the London Olympics and potentially featuring London for two months rather than one, so hopefully it's not too disappointing to have to wait a bit longer to see your city featured. -- [[User:Wrh2|Ryan]] • ([[User talk:Wrh2|talk]]) • 14:18, 18 June 2012 (EDT)
::::Frankly, I was hoping for it NOT to be featured in July, because at last check it would have been shorted for a few days given that London as DOTM would have kicked in on July 27th. No worries at all - this will give me some time to tweak the article as needed. [[User:AndreCarrotflower|AndreCarrotflower]] 14:29, 18 June 2012 (EDT)
Hi, Andre. Many thanks for your meticulous work on the Nevyansk article. I took the liberty of making a couple of small changes in places where the intended meaning was distorted. But in general your style changes are great! I wish I could master it myself =) [[User:Atsirlin|Atsirlin]] 06:10, 26 July 2012 (EDT)
:Hi there! It was my pleasure to help with the article. I've been more and more of an active participant in the [[Wikitravel:Destination_of_the_Month_candidates|monthly DotM and OTBP nominations]] recently, and I took a great liking to Nevyansk based on your article. I wanted your nomination of it for OTBP to go through successfully, and I thought it would be good to spruce it up a little bit to make it really shine. I placed it in the OTBP schedule and barring any changes, it should be on the front page in mid-August.
:I reviewed the changes you made to the article. Most of your points are well taken; however, there are a few minor grammatical issues in your changes that I'm going to adjust. I hope you're not offended because my intent is for Nevyansk to really make a splash as OTBP. I will make sure and explain these changes in the Summary section.
:Congratulations on a well-written article!
: -- [[User:AndreCarrotflower|AndreCarrotflower]] 02:45, 27 July 2012 (EDT)
:: No problem! Your comments are very instructive, as always. I hope that we could continue at some point, as soon as I find inspiration to translate another Russian article into English. [[User:Atsirlin|Atsirlin]] 04:47, 27 July 2012 (EDT)
== Re: Maps on the Rochester article ==
I was thinking the same thing and was kind of gearing up to work on it. Creating maps is an art form of sorts, one that takes a bit of trial and error to get right. I still don't feel like I've gotten my maps to be as useful as [[User:Peterfitzgerald]]'s, but I do what I can. Check out [[:shared:User:LtPowers/Gallery#Maps]] if you'd like to see more examples of the maps I've worked on.
For your edification, we have a [[Wikitravel:Mapmaking Expedition]] for those of us making maps; you may find some tips and get an idea for how we got to the current state of the art there and on its talk page. But your information central, with the most detailed instructions, is at [[Wikitravel:How to draw a map]]. I strongly recommend starting with an Open Street Maps map, as detailed on that page, as the alternative can be very tedious.
Those pages should get you started; feel free to drop a message on either page's talk page if you have any questions (not that I mind you contacting me directly, but the other mapmakers may have additional insights and/or respond more quickly).
-- [[User:LtPowers|LtPowers]] 10:02, 6 August 2012 (EDT)
:On second thought, I think I'm going to put the map project off until after Buffalo's DotM month is over. I'm thinking that to get the maps looking the way I want them to look will require an investment of time that is prohibitive if the deadline is September 1st. Plus, I intend to get to work pretty speedily on districting the article after October 1st, and I'd rather have a map for each district article, with more detail and content, than one for the whole city that I would just have to edit down anyway.
:-- [[User:AndreCarrotflower|AndreCarrotflower]] 20:21, 12 August 2012 (EDT)
Hi Andre, Would you be interested in updating these Main Page sections on a monthly basis?--[[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 18:42, 31 August 2012 (EDT)

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