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Hi Jamesbrownontheroad! Thanks for your edits on Montreal, they are much appreciated!

I thought I'd just drop by and welcome you to Wikitravel. If you want to specialize your experience you may want to consider editing your preferences.

Please take a second to look at our copyleft and policies and guidelines, but feel free to plunge forward and edit some pages. Scanning the manual of style, especially the article templates, can give you a good idea of how we like articles formatted. If you're new to the whole wiki software look at the wiki markup to get an idea of how to use the wiki markup.

Have you stayed in any hotels in Montreal? Just asking, because most of them need a bit more of a description and if you have had any experiences - good or bad - of any of them (or any others) it would be great if you shared them!

If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, and if you need some info not on there, post a message in the travellers' pub or on my talk page. -- Tim 16:21, 18 August 2006 (EDT)

Rail travel[edit]

I reverted your latest edit to the rail travel in the US page. We need to make the guide as general as possible. While Amtrak is the most famous and most recognized rail company in the U.S. we need to recognize that other travellers may not use Amtrak. I saw your comments on the talk page and I think you should remember that this guide isn't for non-Americans only. Thanks for your contributions! If you have any questions feel free to ask me, but I'm retiring for the night and I'll respond later. Thanks. -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 02:48, 18 December 2006 (EST)

We already have Rail travel in Canada, if that's what you're aiming for with Across Canada by train. -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 09:13, 21 December 2006 (EST)

While I am in no position to validate the "Guide" rating of the Rail_travel_in_the_UK article, I can say that it is a very nice piece of work - well organized & written, and it seems comprehensive - great job. - Alingelb 21:35, 4 March 2009 (EST)

Hi. Loving your work on Rail travel in the UK. I've linked to it from the UK, Wales and Scotland articles. It occured to me that a lot of the lengthy section on train travel in the UK article could be trimmed down to a summary with a link to your guide (which I'm guessing is likely to be updated more regularly than the bit in the UK article), so I've started a discussion to suggest this. I'd appreciate your involvement. Tarr3n 04:35, 29 April 2009 (EDT)


User:Maj and I are currently in California but we return home to Montreal Jan 3 2007. If you're going to be there, please let us know, and we'll take you out for a poutine. I love meeting Wikitravellers. --Evan 17:00, 20 December 2006 (EST)

Deletion of comments[edit]

Hey, thank you for all the work you've done recently, great! And now for a tip - it's usually customary you don't delete content from talk pages. If you feel it's messy, you can create an archive page and move content there, like this for instance. Cheers --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 05:31, 28 January 2009 (EST)

My apologies - I was not aware of that. I will endeavour to recover the info I deleted. Jamesbrownontheroad 05:37, 28 January 2009 (EST)
Deleted content restored above this conversation. Jamesbrownontheroad 05:38, 28 January 2009 (EST)
Perfect, sorry for the interruption, everything is in order, please proceed --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 05:52, 28 January 2009 (EST)

How to districtify[edit]

Hello again; thanks for your input on the Glasgow discussion about the transition to 'huge city'. Could you tell me if there's a step by step guide to districtifying, or perhaps some tips you can offer about how to go about it. Thanks Jamesbrownontheroad 16:01, 30 June 2009 (EDT)

Hi. I'm not aware of any guide to the districtifying process anywhere on Wikitravel. My first step with Edinburgh was to decide on what districts to have and where the boundaries should lie, then to draw a map. Then it was a case of setting up the different district pages, in this case they will be Glasgow/City Centre, Glasgow/East End, Glasgow/West End, Glasgow/North Glasgow and Glasgow/South Side, (I'm sure when you start a new page one of the automated template options is for a district) and then writing a short "Districts" section for the main Glasgow page (I think this should be the second section, after the introductory paragraph. Once you've done that it's a matter of starting to cut and paste the listings out of the relevant sections of the main city article into the relevant districts. I found that this was a good catalyst for clearing out some of the lower quality listings - there were a few which were Cut but not subsequently Pasted! You can encourage others to help (and discourage them from putting new listings on the main article) by putting the {{districtify}} template at the top of each section. You also need to put the {{printDistricts}} template at the very top of the main city article to draw readers' attentions to the fact that there are several district articles they should be referring to. I think it also makes sense to write a kind of "overview" in the main city article for the sections "Do", "See", "Eat", "Drink" and "Sleep", as all the actual listings for these sections will be in the individual district articles.
I would say that Edinburgh is probably not the best example to follow either; check out Chicago and Copenhagen which have both been done really well. I'm sure there are other examples. Tarr3n 04:58, 1 July 2009 (EDT)
See also Geographical hierarchy#Districts in cities. The most important thing is to post your ideas on the Talk page and solicit feedback before you start juggling everything around. Jpatokal 05:57, 1 July 2009 (EDT)
Thanks Tarr3n and Jpatokal. See the ongoing discussion in the Glasgow discussion page, and maybe watch this space over the coming months. Jamesbrownontheroad 18:04, 3 July 2009 (EDT)