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Welcome[edit]

Hello Gcmaven!

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Thank you for contributing to the Grand Canyon article. -- Huttite 08:35, 6 Jul 2005 (EDT)

Grand Canyon[edit]

Thanks for all of your recent work on the Grand Canyon article. One question though -- why keep Open Road Tours but remove Angels Gate tours? It seems like it might be helpful to provide a simple list of tour companies offering trips to the Canyon. -- Ryan 15:09, 30 March 2006 (EST)

My reasoning was that it seems to me that the "bus" sections are for commercial type transportation, like a regional bus service. Open Roads has a daily scheduled, transportation only service, which is the closest to a bus that grand canyon has. But I didn't think it fair to list just one of the hundreds of companies that operate tours. To try to be fair, I also took off the part that said Open Roads also provides guided tours.
Gcmaven 15:34, 30 March 2006 (EST)
Makes sense - at some point it might be worth compiling a short list of some of the more prominent / better tour companies so that people who like that sort of thing have some references, but that task can be left to people who have actually been on tours. I'll copy this conversation to Talk:Grand Canyon just in case anyone else wonders the same thing. Thanks again for the edits! -- Ryan 15:56, 30 March 2006 (EST)

External links[edit]

Thanks for the Grand Canyon contributions, but go easy on the external links! The current guideline is to use a minimum of external links, and to only link to primary sources. In the case of your hiking additions, while the Grand Canyon site on nps.gov would be a primary source (and it is listed at the top of the article), pages on nps.gov about Grand Canyon hiking would not. This policy is sometimes a contentious one, so if you have any questions they can be discussed at Wikitravel talk:External links. -- Ryan 18:15, 5 June 2006 (EDT)