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OHMIGOD IT'S ALLEGRA! Welcome to Wikitravel, my fine feathered friend. Please take a sec to look at our copyleft and policies and guidelines, but feel free to plunge forward and edit some pages. If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, and if you need some info not on there, post a message in the travellers' pub. It's going to be cool seeing what you have to add here -- Maj has already started a stub for Lausanne, but I bet you can add more on top of that -- as well as for other destinations and topics, of course. Glad to have you aboard! -- Evan 11:54, 28 Oct 2003 (PST)

Yay! Allegra! Please help make Swizterland cool and complete!Majnoona

Wow! I'm really liking how your image adding page is coming along. Thanks, I was wondering how to do that (mainly to add your picture to your user page... :) Mark

Anyways, I liked Allegra's compilation, too. I just figured a concise little list of HTML snippets was really what was in order. -- Evan 08:02, 5 Nov 2003 (PST)
S'ok. I've now learned the valuable "make a big mess and Evan will come and clean up after you" lesson; I'm sure I'm a better person for it. I swear I was going to clean it up after I got back from the telcon... Allegra 09:04, 5 Nov 2003 (PST)
Hey, no sweat. I was kinda torn between encouraging you to keep editing, and just changing it to in the way I thought that help page was supposed to be. I should have probably been more gentle, I figure. It was maybe a heavy-handed call.
And, yes, if you make a big mess, somebody -- not necessarily me -- is going to come clean it up. That's just kind of the Wiki way -- people overwriting each other like mad. It's part of why things work here. You're of course welcome to go in and start adding parts of your article back in there, or elsewhere, as you wish.
This makes me think: I wonder if something like Wikitravel:Image tips and tricks or some other page might not be better for stuff like the Gimp suggestions, etc.? Oh, also, your last pre-stomp version of the article is here. - Evan 09:16, 5 Nov 2003 (PST)

"which see" is a relative pronoun followed by an imperative; thus "... Phrasebook Expedition, which see." means "... Phrasebook Expedition. See the Phrasebook Expedition.". I don't blame you for not understanding that; English is my first native language, and it was a long time before I figured it out.

If you're not sure whether something will look right, hit the "Show preview" button. -phma 09:30, 27 Jan 2004 (EST)

Weird. Well, it may be proper, but it reads badly, and seems totally unnecessary, considering that "see ..." is implied by the linked text. If you or anyone else feels strongly about it, you or anyone else can change it. And thanks for the tip about previewing -- really, it's not that I don't know about it, it's that I forget. An auto-preview could be a good reality check. But that's not a considered opinion. It's just a "huh, maybe that'd be nice" thought. Thanks again.Allegra 09:47, 27 Jan 2004 (EST)
I have a bad habit of using silly terms like "which see" without thinking too much about it. Thanks for clearing that out; and be glad I didn't say quod vide. B-) As for an auto-preview: that's a good idea. Remove the "Save page" button unless there's already been one preview. I'll try to get it into MediaWiki. --Evan 14:50, 27 Jan 2004 (EST)
One shall one day comprehend that when one does elaborate in some grammatically laundered format, it is does not always engender manifest discernment.Majnoona 01:09, 28 Jan 2004 (EST)