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Welcome message from Wikitravel[edit]

Hello! Welcome to Wikitravel. You can edit your preferences to change how the software works for you. 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 our wiki software, MediaWiki, look at the Wiki markup to get an idea of how to edit a page. If you need help, check out the help desk, and if you need some info not on there, post a message in the travellers' pub.-- Sapphire 15:23, 25 September 2006 (EDT)

Nice job![edit]

Just a bit of encouragement to say that you've done a nice job with your additions to the various Southern California and other articles. It's also much appreciated that you've taken the time to read the various policies cited above - many contributors ignore them. Thanks again! -- Ryan 14:28, 27 September 2006 (EDT)

Thanks; I'm just getting started on plunging forward. Lull at work and all.--Justfred 17:40, 27 September 2006 (EDT)

Mojave Desert[edit]

I agree that the Mojave Desert may be deserving of its own article, but you should probably discuss this on the Talk:Desert (California) page first to solicit other opinions. If we're going to sub-divide the Desert (California) region it would be best to gain a consensus on what good sub-divisions would be. -- Ryan 17:31, 27 September 2006 (EDT)

(see Talk:Desert (California))

Airport Codes[edit]

If I want to add General Aviation fields to articles, how should I proceed? Is it okay to look them up at AirNav and then blindly add them or is there something else a non-pilot like me should know before adding a GA field to an article? -- Colin 19:21, 6 October 2006 (EDT)

Generally it's the airport code you know, preceeded by a K - KLAX. Very small airports often have only a three-letter code, with a number somewhere in there. You can look them up by that, or by city name, in Airnav. On especially larger airports - like LAX, SFO, etc - it's good to know whether they're open/friendly to GA; those two aren't, for example.--justfred 19:44, 6 October 2006 (EDT)

I think it'd be really useful to do this with RDF, so we can automatically recover the data later. Before you add all the airports in the world, could we try making a template like Template:IATA ? Let's start Wikitravel:RDF Expedition/Airport codes. --Evan 15:34, 10 October 2006 (EDT)

Discussions in the pub[edit]

I notice you copied the Wikimapia discussion to Wikitravel talk:List of related projects. We usually move them (after a fortnight or so), rather than copying them. See the top of the pub page for examples. Hypatia 18:57, 10 October 2006 (EDT)


I always find myself wondering whether the Wiki has statistics. How many times has this article been viewed? Which articles are viewed the most? Edited the most? How many edits has this user made; which users edit the most?--Justfred 13:20, 5 October 2006 (EDT)

Take a look at, which actually seems slightly broken right now. There is also shared:Wikitravel Shared:Multilingual statistics. I'm not sure that we have a way to get detailed stats on each page, but I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, either... -- Ryan 14:00, 5 October 2006 (EDT)

A bunch of these are part of the Special:Specialpages pages. I should known. Special:Mostrevisions for example. --justfred 15:39, 5 October 2006 (EDT)