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I moved this page, since Reading (Pennsylvania) also exists. --Evan 10:46, 21 Dec 2003 (PST)

I know nothing about cycling around Reading, so I've left the Get around/By bike section blank. Anybody care to fill it in?. -- chris_j_wood 01:11, 15 Apr 2004 (BST)

After looking at the style manual and other pages, I think I misunderstood how to represent external (ie not wikitravel) links. I was putting the actual url at the end of paragraphs (as suggested by at least some of templates), rather than linking text in the paragraph. Ie.

 A place. With some description.

rather than

 A place. With some description. 

Other wikitravellers seem to be doing the latter, and I find it more readable and more consistent. The difference between internal and external links is still apparant because of the way the software uses different classes and different link colours for the different links. And the latter approach is (apparantly) much better from a Google indexing point of view. So I have changed this page to use the latter approach -- chris_j_wood 13:37, 13 May 2004 (BST)

After a long debate our xl policy has now been updated. --Ttcf (talk) 21:03, 17 March 2014 (EDT)

Is Reading A City[edit]


As you will see, I have reverted your change describing Reading as a 'large town' rather than a 'city'. My guess, from the fact that you felt the need to make this change, is that (like me) you are a Brit. Please believe me when I say that I did not do this out of any kind of political point of view. When speaking UK English I would unhesitatingly describe Reading as a large town and NOT as a city. However the bottom line of Wikitravel's manual of style is that it uses US English and not UK English. And in that manner of usage Reading is unquestionably an incorporated self-governing place and therefore a city.

I know accepting that doesn't come easy if, like me, you have been brought up to believe that city status comes with a royal charter or an anglican cathedral, but Wikitravel is after all catering for worldwide travellers and we need to talk their language. If you read the last para of the Understand section, you will see that I've tried to put this into context. If you want to take this further, I suggest you look at (and add to) the comments under 'Cities' in Wikitravel_talk:Geographical_hierarchy' -- Chris j wood 18:48, 12 Jun 2004 (EDT)

We have updated our varieties of English policies, too... --Ttcf (talk) 21:03, 17 March 2014 (EDT)

Luton Airport[edit]

Could someone put info on the connection from Luton Airport? Thanks! sixzilly 04:27, 28 June 2006 (EDT)

I think the travel times to the airports seem all wrong. 40 minutes to Heathrow and 50 minutes to Luton. Is it really only 10 minutes further from Heathrow to Luton? According to AA Route Planner the driving times and distances are: Heathrow 40 mins (27 miles), Luton 65 mins (56 miles), Gatwick 72 mins (64 miles), Stansted 97 mins (84 miles). If no one objects, I suggest changing to this data. 12:18, 24 October 2006 (EDT)

Sweeney Todds[edit]

I have registered and amended the entry for Sweeney Todds. In all the time my friends and colleagues have been going there (about 10 years now) the service has never been below excellent and friendly, even when they are rammed full. also, regarding the previous microwave statement, that is only done when food is ordered that is not on the read out list from the waitresses (which consists of freshly cooked pies). Babychaos 09:28, 3 April 2009 (EDT)

Thanks! --Ttcf (talk) 21:03, 17 March 2014 (EDT)