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Response to removing text from BonjourQuebec[edit]

Hi, My username is Bonjour_Quebec and I'm working for this website and I have all the rights to use these texts. Thank you for not removing them!

Hello Maj, he/she starts many uploads[1] and edits[2] on shared. Did you come to an agreement with him/her about text and image from the site? -- Tatata 14:34, 16 July 2007 (EDT)
No, I wasn't able to reach a person who knew about this at Bonjour Quebec. I will try again... Maj 10:22, 20 July 2007 (EDT)

Call Alain ASAP[edit]

Hi Michele-Ann,

Can you call me ASAP on my cell: 819-712-2813. I have some important decisions to make this week regarding the multilingual wiki project, and I can't make them without knowing more about your level of interest.

I will leave a message on Evan's page also.



What is an article?[edit]

So as the grand champion defender of Wikitravel:What is an article? and inventor of the "can I sleep there" rule of thumb for deciding if an article topic is valid, can I get you to comment on Manzanar (See also Talk:Manzanar). I'm defintely pushing the bounds of "what is an article?" pretty hard. - Colin 18:32, 8 Oct 2004 (EDT)


Congratulations to you both! -- Colin 03:26, 19 Oct 2004 (EDT)

Kathmandu map[edit]

Hey, so I've uploaded a first draft in both vector and raster form. I've got the roads, parks, woods and rivers on there, but we still need to add a lot of stuff. Particularly if you could label some stuff that would be great. I guess Evan has a copy of sodipodi -- Mark 11:58, 28 Oct 2004 (EDT)

Script nominations[edit]

Hey, so, we're getting stuck in a rut on the Wikitravel:script nominations page. Can you give your yea or nay on the latest scripts nominated? --Evan 17:06, 28 Oct 2004 (EDT)

Delete procedure[edit]

I think I misunderstood what I'm doing a bit. When we have a vfd for a page, is the talk page automatically up for deletion too? -- Colin 01:53, 30 Oct 2004 (EDT)

  • I dunno, but I don't think it hurts... usually there isn't a talk page for a snafu like the BRC ones, so it hasn't come up much. Thanks for following up on that, I'd rather have a vfd msg than some childish crapola. Majnoona 01:56, 30 Oct 2004 (EDT)
    • Thanks! -- Colin 15:20, 30 Oct 2004 (EDT)


Thanks for your edits to Independence (California). Sometimes I have a tough time writing text and I appreciate the editing. I noticed you changed US 395 to US highway 395. I tried to initiate a discussion of this topic at Talk:United States of America#Road Nomenclature. Perhaps you could throw in a couple of comments?


I reverted out some IP user's alterations of your user page. -- Colin 20:30, 3 Nov 2004 (EST)

New admin nominees[edit]

So, I just nominated three new people for admin status. Since it takes the approval of two other admins to get one of these nominations approved, I'd appreciate it if you could drop in to Wikitravel:administrator nominations and show your support (or lack thereof). --Evan 17:16, 9 Nov 2004 (EST) P.S. Grease the pan.


Hi MAJ, I just wanted to extend a heartfelt thanks for your help in getting the site back up. I know that this must be costing you guys real CAD, so I'm super impressed that you are making the sacrifice. Let us know when we can share the burdon. -- Mark 23:48, 25 Nov 2004 (EST)

Hospitality Exchange[edit]

Hi Maj, I don't want to be as much of a pain in the arse as Veit sometimes manages to be, but I didn't find your contribution to the talkpage debate about which order (alphabetic or by size) is the more objective/practical/interesting very enlightning... --Valmi 00:01, 5 Dec 2004 (EST)

Sorry that sounded aggressive, et merci pour ta réponse. I'm taking a wikibreak ahead of planned time now, just got too seriously fed with this ridiculous war. ;-) Eager to meet Evan and you (someday), I'm curious to hear your views about the future of WT–I'm afraid it's not working as well as it could have... Take care. --Valmi 15:33, 7 Dec 2004 (EST)

Wikitravel kudos[edit]

What a great idea this project is! Thanks to you and all of the Wikitravel contributors. I'll be traveling and working in West Africa in the spring, and will be sure to contribute articles on some of the nations not yet covered in depth.

Trekking regions[edit]

Hi Maj, first apologies for impulsively adding the three places to the main page without due consideration of the rules, and giving you the trouble of having to delete them. However, I have one point I'd like to raise: I wonder whether a new format should be designed for regions like Everest, possibly based on the 'small city' format. Although the centers of population along the trek are listed as 'cities' in Wikitravel, in reality they are generally no more than a few houses - the biggest village being about 50 houses, but with many consisting of no more than two or three dwellings. If each or these villages are designated their own page, as in say the listings for cities in a country, I wonder what information could be used to complete the pages. At a stretch, all the lodges could be listed under the 'sleep' section, though as they are all of similar design and cost and there are no street names or telephones, this would only be a list of names. Possibly the 'see' section could have information about which mountains are visible from a particular village. Otherwise, every village is pretty much the same. Also, I wonder of the benefit for the traveler to have this information spread out over 10 or 12 pages. In the 'small city' format, all information is convenietly included on the one page, irrespective of its location within the city - for example the western part of town may have beaches, while to the north there might be a castle. However, as neither of these districts have enough attractions to constitute being individual pages within themselves, they are included under the general heading of the city in which they are located. Anyway, just throwing out some ideas that would benefit from the imput of your (and Evan's) wisdom. I've raised the same point on the discussion page for templates.

Please talk about new format at What is an article? (not to start discussion in two places...). --JanSlupski 04:49, 11 Apr 2005 (EDT)

Back after too long[edit]

I moved, and after two stressful weeks of packing and moving, followed by unexpectedly being cut off from the Net for six days, I'm having more time for wikifying. -phma 01:35, 11 Apr 2005 (EDT)

Encyclopaedic Listings[edit]

Maj, Getting back on my hobby horse, I wondered what your views were on the Medora and Mandan articles. To me, the unqualified long list of shops and restaurants don't tell a traveller much that they couldn't look up in a telephone directory. DanielC 06:22, 15 May 2005 (EDT)

Huxley quote[edit]

I saw this Quote by Aldous Huxley about travel and thought you'd like it. --Evan 13:31, 29 Jun 2005 (EDT)

Admin nomination[edit]

I've added an nomination for User:Pjamescowie to become an admin. Please stop by and give your opinion. --Evan 19:44, 2 Jul 2005 (EDT)

Labour Day[edit]

Good luck and be well! -- Colin 20:06, 5 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Admin nomination[edit]

User:Elgaard and User:Ilkirk have been nominated to become admins. Please stop by and give your opinion. -- Colin 14:40, 4 Nov 2005 (EST)

Welcome back![edit]

I think I dropped into the mix after you had gone MIA, so I haven't really seen your work first hand, but I thought I'd welcome you back into the mix anyway - and from what I've seen you do the last few days, I'm sure we've suffered some without you! -- Ilkirk 00:13, 6 Nov 2005 (EST)


I've got a proposal for a bot to do the cleanup work on breadcrumb navigation here: Wikitravel:Script nominations#YggdrasilBot. Your comment welcome, please. --Evan 00:07, 11 Dec 2005 (EST)

Where in Pennsylvania is Chadds Ford?[edit]

Where in Pennsylvania is Chadds Ford? There is a whole state to choose from, and I do not know if it is a tiny village or a huge megamopolis. The IsIn link does not go down to the county or sub-state region level and Chadds Ford is not linked from the Pennsylvania article, so I have no reference point for it. Currently it is an orphan article as it does not link from anywhere. -- Huttite 19:10, 18 Jan 2006 (EST)

I dunno either! It was listed as an attraction in the Philadelphia article, along with Washington Crosssing. I'll try and googlemap it and get an idea but I really don't know that part of the US at all! Majnoona 19:58, 18 Jan 2006 (EST)

Welcome note[edit]

Thanks for the personalised welcome note :) Yzerfontein 11:39, 27 Jan 2006 (EST)

Let me know if you get this message[edit]

I'm testing out the new message indicator. --Evan 15:50, 5 March 2006 (EST)

Possible new section for Main Page[edit]

(Copied from Talk:Main Page)

There is currently (2 April 06) a discussion going on at the talk page for Wikitravel:Destination of the Month candidates, about possibly adding an "Off The Beaten Path" box to the Main Page. Todd VerBeek has genned up a sample of what this might look like, appearing on the Wikitravel:Graffiti wall. The idea is to accommodate a wider range of DotMs than can currently be done, since there's beginning to be a substantial backlog of attractive candidates. This idea seems to have legs; if interested, drop by the talk page ahd join the discussion. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 00:08, 3 April 2006 (EDT)


I'd be grateful if you could offer some words of wisdom on the subject of offering independent articles for large monasteries - see Wikitravel:What is an article? discussion page. Thanks. WindHorse 4 April 06

Main page revert[edit]

Wow! You're quick! I was attempting to revert it too, but you beat me to the punch! Sapphire 18:00, 6 April 2006 (EDT)


Hi Maj - you added a vfd notice to Cherry but didn't add it to Wikitravel:Votes for deletion. According to Wikipedia WikiPedia:Cherry, Illinois is a town of about 500 people, so I'm not sure if you want to put this article up for a vote since it's such a small place, or else remove the vfd notice. -- Ryan 21:27, 9 April 2006 (EDT)

I vote you just use your majikal powers :-) and get rid of the thing. The content was garbage, and I really don't think the page was created with the little town in Illinois in mind... -- Bill-on-the-Hill 21:44, 9 April 2006 (EDT)
My bad: I was in the middle of checking google for Cherries when the wee one woke up... I'm glad you found Cherry Illinois! I'll remove the vfd. BotH, just cause it wasn't created on purpose doesn't mean we can't harness it and use it for the forces of good! Think of it as recycling ;-) Majnoona 22:20, 9 April 2006 (EDT)


Hi Maj - earlier today you created Cjm with the only content being {{vfd}}. Was there a purpose for that or can it simply be deleted? If the latter, I'll leave it to you to do the honors :) -- Ryan 16:40, 11 April 2006 (EDT)

Bump. -- Ryan 14:58, 13 April 2006 (EDT)
Opps, I meant to get back to you on this-- AFAIK I didn't actual create it, it showed up in a database dump of article titles... so no purpose... go ahead and kill it! Majnoona 15:08, 13 April 2006 (EDT)

some spam[edit]

just b/c i am to lazy, and maybe you like to do some rollbacks: check on --Raffael 18:19, 16 April 2006 (EDT)

i guess Evan took care of it... --Raffael 18:40, 16 April 2006 (EDT)


Hi Maj - I've changed Donetsk back to an outline since it has a template, and according to Wikitravel:Article status is therefore no longer a stub. Hopefully that's OK! -- Ryan 15:14, 18 April 2006 (EDT)


Thanks for the message. I'm not around as constantly now as I was in late 2004 as I was actually travelling then. Now that I'm just periodically poking around in Australia, I don't have as much to write up. Hope to do more travelling soon of course ;) Hypatia 03:22, 23 April 2006 (EDT)


Hi maj! I worked in the last weeks a lot in the Berlin section. I discuss the open points with Andrew/Sapphire. If you are interested see my talk page jan 07:43 (EDT) 08 May 2006

Kaliningrad - External Links removed[edit]

Hello Maj

I noticed that you removed the external links section back on 19 April 2006 - any particular reason why? You didn't place them in Russia's external links section (hasn't got one anyway), so the info was lost. I've put them back in case it was a mistake.

I'm still getting to grips with Wikitravel and would like to know some reasoning behind what more experienced users do.

Thanks Howard

Hi Howard! Thanks for your contribution and sorry for the confusion. Please take a look at our external linkins policy and Wikitravel:Article_templates#Where_did_the_.22External_links.22_sections_go.3F in particular. I hope this helps explain things and doesn't put you off contributing! Majnoona 18:51, 30 April 2006 (EDT)

Struggling with where to post replies[edit]

Hi Maj

I'm struggling with where to post replies. Obviously where there is a discussion on a certain page (eg Botswana), then it's clear we all chip in along the same thread. But I've got a discussion going on my own user talk page and also on yours (eg Kaliningrad links) - how would I know if you've replied to that? By checking the "watch this page" box? Thanks for help. PS, I'm in Guelph, Ontario (but from Blighty) - not a million miles from you - Montreal is a great city. Howard 19:20, 30 April 2006 (EDT)

Hi Howard! Good question-- and a good answer. In general, we try to keep the conversation on the talk page of the article in question, ie Kaliningrad, but since I knew you were new, I wanted to make sure you saw my comments so I put them on your talk page. When it's really a matter just between two people and the conversation is on one of their talk pages, the other person can either keep an eye out for replies on the Recent Changes page, or add it to their watchlist. Hope this is clear! Majnoona 19:48, 1 May 2006 (EDT)


In light of your revert to North Myrtle Beach, could you please share your thoughts on the difficult subject at Wikitravel:Travellers' pub#Special:Contributions/ where there has been discussion about this exact issue? Thanks! -- Colin 14:30, 12 May 2006 (EDT)

Hi Maj, though I'm honored to get a revert by a Wikitravel founder personally, a real comment to your revert would have been a little bit more constructive than "Reverted edits by Túrelio (Talk); changed back to last version by Evan)". Evan had reverted my addition of that really useful city map link in the section weblinks with the comment "Weblinks - No extlinks section". I didn't challenge that, but put the link where it seemed to fit best. The article about Chicago contains more than 100 external links. So what's the reason for your revert? I still don't understand. --Túrelio 05:26, 26 May 2006 (EDT)


I suspect that the backslashes being added to Qatar aren't intentional, but are a glitch caused by the editor's browser software. - Todd VerBeek 11:48, 30 May 2006 (EDT)


Hey Maj, what's your style issue with Eilat? An anonymous newcomer had de-constructed an article that looked to me to have been in normal style. I reverted it (the newbie didn't just change the "style" but also nuked a bunch of content) and don't see a problem with the restored version, other than a few sections missing. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 17:10, 3 June 2006 (EDT)

Vandalism and what to do about it[edit]

Hi Maj,

I wanted to let you know that I was the fellow who was matching Willy on Wheels reversion for reversion. I was wondering, if this sort of thing happens again in the future, is there an easy way to contact you or one of the other admins to swoop down and throw up some IP/user blocks? Most of the pages weren't too helpful about how to call attention to problems like this. Anyway, let me know, and keep up the good work. Sr.Wombat 01:30, 6 June 2006 (EDT)

I read all of the policy pages you indicated. The vandalism-in-progress page looks quite useful. Let me say that you all are far more forgiving than I would be in your place. While I don't think that Willy should be banned for life because of his actions, I feel his actions are sufficient proof that he does not care one iota about the project, and should therefore have been banned on the spot for a day or two. No trial is necessary, because we can all see the remains of "goatse" on the main page. The most immediate benefit, of course, would be that he would get bored a lot faster and leave us with less mess to clean up. On the other hand, recently, I was trying to get my grandfather involved with Wikipedia, and it was discovered that his dynamic IP had been recently banned because the person before him had been a vandal. There are downsides to this as well. Anyway. Talk to you soon. I'll have to see about contributing something.  :-) Sr.Wombat 15:03, 6 June 2006 (EDT)

Great minds[edit]

Hi Michele,

I'd love to collaborate on the interwiki script and translations, however, I wish I had some idea of how to write a script. What can I do to help? -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 23:09, 1 July 2006 (EDT)

Here's a translation of German headers. Does your script translate articles using an outside source? If possible would it be wise to have your script translate headers that way we won't have to rely on a non-human translation? Also, watch out for "er" or "sie" on German translations, because they probably mean "it," but it could also be "he" or "she." -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 15:04, 3 July 2006 (EDT)
Thanks! I was just going to ask you for help on that. Yes, my script takes a text file of translations for headers and any other Wikitravel-specific stuff we want to throw in there. I think the he/she/it issue is one that is going to take a human to catch. I say let the computers do what computers are good at (ie the grunt work) and leave the finer points to people... Thanks again! Majnoona 15:28, 3 July 2006 (EDT)
Saw that there were a few problems with headers on Stolberg. Here's a list of headers that I apparently overlooked - User:Sapphire/Sandbox/DE-EN_Headers. I didn't translate every header, because a few of them are irrevelant like Kino - Movie theather. Although, if you think it would be wise to have them I'll be glad to add them to my list. -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 22:07, 5 July 2006 (EDT)
  • Can your magic Autotranslate bot translate EN-DE? I'd like to get a few EN articles into DE without all the hassle. -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 20:02, 28 July 2006 (EDT)
    • I made a wish list of the English articles I'd like translated into German. The list can be found here and I'd greatly appreciate it if you could paste the final product into the respective sub pages that can be found here - User:Sapphire/Translations. Thanks! -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 00:27, 29 July 2006 (EDT)
Just noticed your comment's on Evan's talk page about using Cjensen's hotel listings being moved to DE. I'm afraid that the AutoTransBot wouldn't have been useful with what I was talking about since the only information provided by the listings is: Name of hotel, street, phone, and website. If there was a description I would've asked to get the bot's help. -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 23:47, 1 August 2006 (EDT)

Disambiguation page[edit]


Who to bring up a disambiguation page for Ross? I don't know how to do it. Thanks, Jan 09:14, 03 July 2006 (EDT)

I took out the vfd for Ross and added a couple of other cities called Ross. Only open point is the Ross in Marin_County. I have seen three pages that seem to link to Ross but I assume that this is always the same city (or bay area people aren't too creative with names...). Is the Marin County link and North_Bay_(Bay_Area) to the same Ross? I 'm surprised how many Ross are in this world and how much work a disambiguation page can make. Regards, Jan 03:05, 04 July 2006

World66 links[edit]

Hi Maj - the World66 links you've been adding are causing an extra "/" to show up at the beginning of URLs in my browser. I think that simply leaving the opening "/" off of the beginning of the tag ([[World66:asia/southeastasia/singapore]] instead of [[World66:/asia/southeastasia/singapore]]) will fix the issue. It's reasonably harmless - just pointing this out for correctness sake, and because everyone is likely to follow your example ;) -- Ryan 16:23, 3 July 2006 (EDT)

Just noticed that myself-- thanks tho! Majnoona 16:32, 3 July 2006 (EDT)


Have you ever been to Loveland (Ohio)? I saw that you placed a few bars under Drink and it threw me off, because Loveland is not an overwhelming popular place among tourists. If you haven't been there could you tell me where you found the info? -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 14:16, 12 July 2006 (EDT)


Hello thanks for helping the travel guides. 10:43, 15 July 2006 (EDT)


Hi Maj, I don't know if this is the right place to reply to your welcome. If not, please advice where to write it. At the moment I really don't feel like writing travel advice for Lebanon, even though it is one of the best places I've been to (and I know some). What happens in Lebanon now makes my heart bleed. I'm worried about my friends there and hope that situation will not end up in a new war (if it isn't one yet).

bot flag for User:W66LinkBot[edit]

I set the "bot" flag for the user account for User:W66LinkBot. By default, further edits by this bot will be hidden on Special:Recentchanges, unless someone clicks the "Show bots" link. That should keep the changes from flooding RC. --Evan 13:39, 27 July 2006 (EDT)

Based on work by...[edit]

Hi Maj, you said on my talk page to ask you if I had any queries so I thought I would. I was just wondering why it did not list my name under 'based on work by' at the end of the Stevenage article. I don't mind that it does not list my name but I was just wondering why it didn't. Thanks. -- Koolkittenjo 15:31 31/07/06 BST.

Sorry for butting in Maj, but Jo, it does: This page was last modified 15:23, 31 July 2006 by Jo Nawrat. Jpatokal 10:34, 31 July 2006 (EDT)
Oh, so if someone else was to have modified the page last, would it put my name on the 'based on work by' section? jo 12:31, 31 July 2006 (EDT)

Aspen vacation rentals[edit]

(copied from Talk:Aspen)

I assume you put these here to pose the question as to whether they are appropriate. In my opinion, they are -- narrowly. Aspen, like several other ski towns in Colorado, has a lot of lodging that consists of "vacation rentals" not directly accessible to the public, for which these rental services are basically the only way of getting access. Some of these are great places to stay. (I haven't stayed in the ones in Aspen, but have experience with their equivalents in other towns, and speak from that experience.) As distasteful as keeping submissions from touts may be, the Wikitravel:The traveller comes first policy seems to trump this concern, IMO. There's room for discussion, and if someone can come up with a way of accessing these rentals without going through the shills, I'd reconsider. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 15:37, 5 August 2006 (EDT)

Happy Birthday![edit]

Happy Birthday!

I just wish I had an image of a cake shaped like a Barnstar. You deserve a cake and a barnstar at the same time by my reckoning. I think maybe I'll have one baked and photograph that. ;) -- Mark 08:37, 9 August 2006 (EDT)

Thanks everyone! And I love the zero-calorie cake too! Maj 16:30, 9 August 2006 (EDT)


I've suggested Quebec City as the destination for the get-together on Shared, but to tell you the truth I have no idea why we should do Quebec City since I've never been there. I nominated it since it was one of your suggestions. Do you have any other suggestions? -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 03:50, 3 September 2006 (EDT)

Great minds 2.0 (Beta)[edit]

I had an idea for the AutoTransBot, however since I am absolutely ignormoose about computing languages I come to you for guidance. I had a conversation with myself about creating a template for the AutoTransBot, which the bot would go around an automagically (this would be truly magical) find articles with the template on the article's talk page and either alert you or, in the spirit of Web 2.0, read all of the variables and spit out an EN to DE (or whatever) translation. If you would check out the conversation I had with myself on the bot's talk page I'd appreciate it. -- Sapphire 19:20, 11 September 2006 (EDT)

Thanks for the Help[edit]

Hi, thanks for the updates to the site. Yes, I'm new to contributing to the Wiki Community and I was excited to see the Wikitravel site up and running. During my free time, I intend to update areas in which I may be able to better contribute information. I'll start where I live, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and work my way backwards to where I've been before.


maj could you help me? -- 09:34, 18 October 2006 (EDT)

Bombay - Mumbai[edit]

Actually, I have reviewed the debate regarding this name change, floated the question on the Talk page for several days and checked the figures on Wikipedia. What else should I do before making a change. I'd appreciate some guidance. Thanks. WindHorse 10:47, 18 October 2006 (EDT)


why did you remove the information on muscat?

Kudos and a Question / Request?[edit]

Hi Maj! Wikitravel is looking great these days. I contributed for a while last fall and then have been on a break (new baby, etc). I just got back on recently and really like how it's evolving.

I have a question to ask you and/or the community. In February 2006, I launched a wiki devoted to all things outdoors - WikiOutdoors. I was wondering if it would be kosher to include a link to WikiOutdoors categories in relevant sections on Wikitravel? For example, in the Sedona article, would it be possible to include a link to the Sedona category in WikiOutdoors? I know that Wikitravel doesn't want to get into that much details (i.e. on specific hikes) but the information could be valuable to folks traveling to these areas for outdoors activities? Let me know what you think and/or if you'd like me to ask this question in a different forum. Thanks! Kirasw 19:18, 10 November 2006 (EST)

Maj - thanks for the advice. I will add WikiOutdoors to the list of related projects and start a page about cooperating between the two projects. That should be a good start. I look forward to working together...especially since we've got two Sophie's in our lives! Too cute! Kirasw 00:37, 29 November 2006 (EST)


Any chance you might have any updates on the W66 and AutoTransBot bots? -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 03:12, 9 December 2006 (EST)

Maj could you help my travel guides?

Thank you[edit]

You said a few "good starts" on my national park pages. Thanks so much. I love traveling, and have always wanted to write my own travel guides, and this gives me that outlet. Thank you for being involved in this wiki, it's really inspired me, given me plenty of travel ideas, and taught me plenty more useless (err...useful?) information to share with others. Thank you. Missvain 23:59, 22 December 2006 (EST)


Could you help me with twin valley and others?

-- 11:31, 3 January 2007 (EST)

County Carlow[edit]

Hello there! Thanks a million for all the good words, glad the work isn't going unnoticed!

Just a few things: The Etiquette is relevant to most of the country, so I've included it there. The Nationalist is a local newspaper, so is only relevant to Carlow. As for the photo, I'm unsure where the manual of style stands on photographs of newspapers, so I've no intention for the moment of putting it back in. Similarly, the radio stations that were mentioned were the ones that could be received in Carlow - most of them can't be heard across the country. Again, I'm not sure if they're considered appropriate, so I won't be putting them back in for the moment at least. If you could help me out I'd be most grateful.

Also, the photographs of the Fairgreen Shopping Centre and the one on the very bottom of shoppers on Grafton Street - they include people but they do show crowds... I presume they're OK being left in? The photo of the underpass on the relief road isn't the best - I'll be sure to change that over the coming weeks.

Thanks again for your help, and I'll be sure to keep adding information over the new year. Alan1989 16:16, 3 January 2007 (EST)


wow your really helping me thank you for limestone and others all i want to do is add locations off the top of my head outlining is great i had no idea canada was close. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 5 Jan 2007

Admin nomination[edit]

I've nominated User:Cacahuate to become an admin; please comment on Wikitravel:administrator nominations when you have some time. --Evan 01:28, 6 January 2007 (EST)


Thank you for the compliments and the information! I need a further information: is it possible to write in a quote of a newspaper without mentioning the source? - Now I see that deleting the web site you reverted all my last contributes including those which I don't see justification. Bye. Strudl 22:21, 6 January 2007 (EST)

Sorry, a second question: why with wikitravel is not possible to upload pictures from commons?

Don't worry, it's OK. Thank you again for the information! Bye Strudl 08:59, 8 January 2007 (EST)

Message from Alain[edit]

Hi Michele-Ann,

I'm having trouble reaching you guys. Can you call me on my cell phone ASAP: 819-712-2813.



PS: Happy New Year.

Admin & thanks![edit]

Thanks for the kudos! I don't see any difference yet though as regards to Admin, no new tabs, no patrolled option yet... I logged out and back in, still nada... ::: Cacahuate 01:27, 21 January 2007 (EST)


Hi Maj - this rollback looks questionable to me - were you just trying to restore the style tag, or was this meant to be marked as a patrolled edit instead? -- Ryan 20:52, 21 January 2007 (EST)

Opps, you're right, I didn't scroll down far enough. I'll revert my rollback and add the style back manually. Thanks! Maj 21:33, 21 January 2007 (EST)

Linking between userpages on EN and Shared[edit]

Hey! I notice that on your user page you have a link to your user page on shared! How'd you get that? I can't see any way of doing it, and I can't see any tags that you've added into the wiki... -- Tim 10:40, 24 January 2007 (EST)

Copying from Wikipedia[edit]

Check out the "Sharing content" section of Wikitravel:Cooperating with Wikipedia for why Gulistan-e-jauhar is still a copyvio. -- Colin 01:13, 26 January 2007 (EST)

reverted edits by DenisYurkin in Szentendre[edit]

Dear Maj, I left a question in Talk:Szentendre regarding your revert of my edits. Could you please reply there? Thanks. --DenisYurkin 14:25, 28 January 2007 (EST)


Dear Maj, could you please comment on your removal of banner from Budapest in the discussion where we considered that idea? Talk:Budapest#separating content by districts Thank you. --DenisYurkin 02:46, 6 February 2007 (EST)

Santa Rosa County[edit]

I created this article without a disambiguator as Wikipedia suggests there's only one county with this name. However you've moved it to Santa Rosa County (Florida) with the summary move to disambig (there's a Santa Rosa County in California) - but says there isn't. If the move was in error, please could you revert it? ~ 00:20, 28 March 2007 (EDT)


You put a "style" tag on that one some time back. I've recently edited it and think it is now reasonable, so I took out the tag. Have a look, comment on the article talk page if needed. Pashley 22:43, 28 March 2007 (EDT)

Looks good! Maj 09:22, 18 June 2007 (EDT)


Were these reverts done in error? [3] [4] ~ 16:07, 12 June 2007 (EDT)

I've un-reverted both. Any problems with either, please leave a message here. ~ 14:04, 14 June 2007 (EDT)
Sorry about that; I'm ot sure what I was thinking... Maj 09:22, 18 June 2007 (EDT)

"world-wide" vs "worldwide"[edit]

Just saw the edit [5] where you reverted "worldwide" back to "world-wide" - shouldn't all occurrences of "world-wide" (with the possible exception of "World-Wide Web") be changed to "worldwide"? ~ 16:27, 19 June 2007 (EDT)

"World Wide Web" normally has no hyphen. I cannot think of circumstances where I'd use the hyphen. To me "worldwide" is a standard compound. I'd be no more likely to write "world-wide" than to write "book-store". I would be somewhat more reluctant to correct it by taking out the hyphen, though. This reminds me of Talk:Istanbul_to_New_Delhi_over_land#Article_title. Pashley 12:32, 5 July 2007 (EDT)

Italic romanization?[edit]

Hi Maj, could you comment about this on the following talk page please? Thanks.

Why are we italicizing romanizations, eg Shanghai (上海 Shànghǎi)? Please reply on Wikitravel talk:Romanization#Italic romanization?. Thanks --Rogerhc 18:34, 16 July 2007 (EDT)

login on Extra[edit]

Is it possible to add a "Remember my login on this computer" checkbox over on Extra? I have to sign in every time I go over there  :( Hope you're well! – cacahuate talk 01:59, 18 July 2007 (EDT)

Good point -- I'll add that to my todo list. Feel free to add any other suggestions to the feature topic in the forums on Extra... Maj 22:26, 19 July 2007 (EDT)


Are you guys planning your European adventure for September 2007 - June 2008? -- Sapphire(Talk) • 08:01, 20 July 2007 (EDT)

Teaching English[edit]

This is currently tagged as usable. I'd like to bump it to guide, but since I did a lot of the recent edits it seems worth getting a second opinion. What else would it need to reach star, for that matter? Pashley 07:11, 27 July 2007 (EDT)

Happy birthday, again![edit]

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Happy birthday again, Maj! Hard to believe it's been an entire year. Have fun and I'll see you in a few days. --Evan 12:36, 9 August 2007 (EDT)

Yeah, Happy 12th Birthday! – cacahuate talk 01:24, 10 August 2007 (EDT)