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Thanks for your edits on Goslar! They are much appreciated! Why not become a member here on Wikitravel and then you can get some recognition for your work?! Tsandell 11:06, 22 July 2006 (EDT)

You should also consider becoming a Wikitravel:Docent, but, of course, your contributions are welcome regarless! Keep up the great work. Maj 16:53, 4 August 2006 (EDT)

Cities and towns[edit]

We'd rather not have every city and town in Lower Saxony listed in the article for that state. That section of the article is only to list the most well-known travel destinations. Instead, we prefer to create region articles for the various parts of the state, and create a more detailed list of the cities in that region. You'll find more information in our policies and guidelines and manual of style. If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, and if you need some info not on there, post a message in the travellers' pub. And like Tsandell said, creating an account would be helpful, both to get credit for your work and to help with communication. - Todd VerBeek 12:30, 22 July 2006 (EDT)

Even though, it would be utmost polite not to delete my work, but move it to where you think it belonged. Aside Grafschaft is the German word for County or Duchy, and some regions are counties. This was just deleted as well. Even though the dukes have -as in the UK nothing to say in the political affairs, the regions are still historically named after them.

I'm sorry if it looked like I was just deleting your work, but I couldn't easily move the cities to the appropriate sub-regions, because I don't know Lower Saxony. If you want to look at a copy of the list before I trimmed it (for reference), you can look at the history of the article [1]. I took the word "County" off the names of the counties because I didn't think that was the most common way of referring to them. For example, in the UK, we don't call them "County Kent" or "County Devon", just "Kent" or "Devon". Since "county" isn't even the local term, it seemed unlikely to me that it would be commonly known as "County Osnabrück". If I'm wrong, feel free to put it back. - Todd VerBeek 22:03, 4 August 2006 (EDT)

HI there, cheers for you reply, which I very much appreciate. Osnabrücker Land, that is a part of the former Kingdom of Hanover, it was a diocese, and the town hall in that city (yeah it is one of 8 cities in lower-saxony) is the lieu, where the Westphalian peace was signed, which was the defacto declaration of independence for the Netherlands, Denmark,Switzerland, and Austria and the transfer of the Alsacian cities of Strasbourg, Colmar, and Mulhouse to France. But the Counties Bentheim, Brunswick, and Schaumburg do certainly exist, and are not Duchies, which are catholic rather than protestant feudal entities. In the Netherlands, you have County Gelderland, not Province Gelderland etc., as the later is more of a French. Mind you that the Dutch Royals, trace back their ancestral home to Orange, which is in lower Bungundry (Midi), on the riveer Rhone in France today.

User accounts[edit]

Hi - I saw your comment on User talk:TVerBeek, and instructions for creating a user account can be found on Wikitravel:How to create a user account. Hope that helps. -- Ryan 18:27, 4 August 2006 (EDT)

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