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Thank you for the contributions on the Lithuania page! --OVK 10:51, 21 March 2013 (EDT)
Yes, thank you! Great job! Please keep it up! IBAlex 15:40, 25 March 2013 (EDT)


Useful info that you are adding but please, if you have time, would you read some of our style tips: xl, sh, radix, units, phones?

This page will give you some tips on replying on this page: UUTP --118dot93dot73dot30 16:01, 26 March 2013 (EDT)

Thanks. This is not finished, i accept all remarks, simply those things related to formatting can do anybody, if the information itself is already added. I'm adding info first, then editing it. It's only matter of time. And, btw, would be nice if somebody could edit my language, i mean English. Without distortion of meaning. Would be great.--Local 16:15, 26 March 2013 (EDT)

I'll smooth out your English - but it's pretty boring doing all those formatting corrections, so it's better you learn them yourself since that does not need good English. (Indeed, I see you've already started formatting the phone numbers correctly in Intrnational format- thanks!) If you can't be bothered, I may (or may not) find the time to do it for you...
One other thing. Thanks for signing your comment here, but if you read UUTP you'll see that you should never sign articles - only discussion and talk pages --118dot93dot73dot30 17:36, 26 March 2013 (EDT)

Thanks. I've noticed about signing, just i saw that others have signed and nobody edited this, so was not sure about it. Format of phone numbers is clear now and i edited all of them (added by me), this should be ok since now on. And i edited "street" -> "St". Here is one thing which i'm not sure about (in any case i don't want to violate any rules of wikitravel) - standard abbreviation "st." in lithuanian means "stotis" which means "station". If it is included in the street address it means station. What if someone decide to use it as a street address, to send a letter, parcel and such? Also, I’ve read the rules, but still not sure: should I delete all zip-codes? Another thing – about “Pilgrimages” . Maybe some additional explanation is required, but Kaziukas fair is a craft fair and is celebrated according to pagan traditions and marks the beginning of spring . The month of March in lith is kovas, means rook, March 4 is called Rook Day, these 2 commemorations are merged (same like midsummer day or Xmas Eve). King Casimir was very religious in a positive sense, but this fair is not a pilgrimage in any way. For pilgrimage there may be added St. Casimir’s chapel in Vilnius cathedral (Casimir sarcophagus is there), this would be adequate. And why Song Festival is added there? It may be called even political, but not religious . “Pilgrimages” could be enriched by expanding Šiluva, for example, maybe some other things can be added (The way of the Cross in Vilnius Calvarias, Pivašiūnai, Krekenava, Trakai… it is 23 spots total), but I don’t care about it much as religious people know that better than any tourists, this info is not very essential until other sections are not expanded to adequate proportion --Local (talk) 03:54, 29 March 2013 (EDT)

We have a tight changeover at Changi tonight so some answers will have to wait. Thanks for the great work with phone numbers. Street names are not anglicised - they should be listed the way they will be seen on local street signs. --118dot93dot73dot30 02:54, 15:00 29 March 2013 (UTC)

So the question why Kaziukas and Song festival should be in Pilgrimage section is still relevant, maybe my understanding of concept is wrong. Also, could anybody describe this spruce with 18 trunks, i'd want to add it to "Nature objects", but we have 1 word to describe such kind of trees, i have no clue how it is called in EN. The tree is spruce, it's called "Raganų eglė" - literally translates as "Spruce of Witches" (usually literal translation is not smooth), any minor lesson of EN would be great, or just add a proper description into "Nature objects". --Local (talk) 04:17, 31 March 2013 (EDT)

Since my flight schedules are so demanding for the next few weeks, I would suggest that you discuss these type of topics at Talk:Lithuania --118dot93dot73dot30 02:54, 7 April 2013 (EDT)

Listing format[edit]

Hello Local! I have just replied to your question about the listing format. please have a look. Thanks! IBAlex (talk) 17:37, 13 May 2013 (EDT)

Yes, thanks, it's clear now. --Local (talk) 03:02, 14 May 2013 (EDT)

Well done![edit]

Nice work on Lithuania; your knowledge of our MoS has improved greatly! --W. Franke-mailtalk 12:28, 21 May 2013 (EDT)



This barnstar is to show you appreciation for your great work on Wikitravel! Thank you for all the edits to pages about Lithuania. Great job! Please keep it up! --IBAlex (talk) 15:03, 23 September 2013 (EDT)

Uploading Picture ("Own Work")[edit]


Hello. I uploaded several photos (made by me personally) to Wikimedia Commons and then inserted them into the page of the country i was editing on Wikitravel. I was using the button on Wikimedia Commons page "use this file on wiki" as there was somewhere here some sentence that there is an agreement between Wikitravel and Wikicommons, and images from the Wikimedia Commons can be used on Wikitravel (or so, i'm quoting from memory). So my links of the photos on Wikitravel page are not (double brackets)image: blah-blah-blah...(double brackets) but (double brackets)File: blah-blah-blah..(double brackets). So i received an "order" to delete them and i deleted other pictures (not made by me) but left "my own work" so far but i don't see how i could indicate that i allow them to use on Wikitravel. I mean some simple and proper way. If i need to get a permit from myself and such (or to upload them again to Wikitravel Shared) then it would be good to know that as i either didn't find a simple explanation (or a needful part in some sophisticated explanation) about that, or this is not explained in enough primitive way :) . My question is what i should do in order to leave everything "as is" without much effort. Or there were wrong moves in the very beginning when i uploaded my photos on Wikimedia Commons? On Wikimedia Commons they are uploaded properly. --Local (talk) 07:25, 19 June 2013 (EDT)

Hey Local! That's a very good question! I am glad you asked it. You are right, images from the Wikimedia Commons are often usable on Wikitravel because of the same license. However we would like you to upload the pictures also to Wikitravel Shared as this is our central coordination point and shared repository for images and other media for all language versions of Wikitravel. We like to have them on Shared so that users from other language versions of Wikitravel can use them as well. We know that many users that want to improve other language versions turn directly to Wikitarvel Shared. That is why your pictures could be appreciated by a larger public if you upload them both to Wikimedia Commons and Wikitravel Shared. Do you think you could do that? Thank you so much! Warm regards, IBAlex (talk) 19:56, 19 June 2013 (EDT)
Thanks. So i removed them. They are country specific and illustrate "narrow aspects", so to speak, (but all descriptions are in English) so users from other language versions certainly won't want to use them, but if they decide to they always can upload them from Wikimedia Commons :) . --Local (talk) 03:08, 20 June 2013 (EDT)

Thank you[edit]

Hello Local! You've been with us already a year! We are always very thankful for your help on Wikitravel and your contributions to our articles! Lithuanian pages have significantly improved thanks to you! We would love to express our appreciation by sending you a small gift (a mug with Wikitravel logo). Please let me know if you would like to receive it. I'm looking forward to hearing back from you. Warm regards, IBAlex (talk) 19:23, 3 April 2014 (EDT)

I appreciate your attention and attitude - but do you mean to receive a physical mug? :D . Thanks, but i don't collect any souvenirs, and a mug as such would not be happy to spend its life hidden somewhere in the corner :D . The mug that i would like to have probably is not manufactured yet: it should be made of stainless steel or titan (explosion-proof), have a slightly connical shape (non-spillable if used inside the vehicle), peferably made by Zepter and cost up to 2 USD. At least no more than 2 EUR. If i had 2 i could send one to you as a gift :D . --Local (talk) 07:25, 4 April 2014 (EDT)
Yes, it would be a physical mug with Wikitravel logo. I drink coffee in it when I edit the site :) If you change your mind, feel free to send me an email to awocial(at) and we will be happy to send you one. Warm regards, IBAlex (talk) 15:32, 4 April 2014 (EDT)