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Thanks for starting editing -- looking forward to more contributions! --Evan 01:19, 13 Apr 2004 (EDT)

You rock![edit]

Thanks for the spelling corrections! For what it's worth I spell even worse in French. ;) -- Mark 17:36, 2 May 2004 (EDT)

I just wanted to say the same thing. I really appreciate the hard work you put in to fixing bad spelling like mine! -- Colin 01:17, 5 May 2004 (EDT)
I just feel the same, it's great to see that someone cares and reads all those articles and stuff one writes. -- Fido 17:31, 15 Sep 2004 (GMT+6)

Thanks for fixing problems in articles, even when you've never even been to those places. (I first noticed when you fixed Switzerland on 2004 Aug 1). --DavidCary 13:32, 9 Aug 2004 (EDT)

You are thorough to the point of being scary. I will never, ever, EVER misspell "accommodation" again :P Wrh2 13:59, 17 Feb 2005 (EST)

Hey, thanks for the spelling corrections... I spelt "accommodation" wrong too >_< And I do know how to spell official! Honest! It was just after 2am... and stuff... lol. Thanks.Lionfish 20:16, 6 Mar 2005 (GMT)

you don't rock[edit]

I disagree with you regarding American spelling for Commonwealth countries. Please see Wikitravel talk:Spelling. Jpatokal 05:29, 7 May 2004 (EDT)

Unpacking links[edit]

I hate to spoil all the great work you have been doing but please check out why Wikitravel unpacks external links. Hidden links are fine on a webpage but useless on a printed page (as the URL is printed after the link). Showing the full URL (or being aware it will show when printed) is more helpful to the traveller . I edited your recent contributions to New Zealand about YHA and Backpackers to show the full URLs (and had my misinterpretations explained to me too - so I will have to rethink my edits). -- Huttite 09:08, 21 May 2004 (EDT) (Additional comments added after discussion on my talk page: Huttite 19:40, 21 May 2004 (EDT))

I am sorry if I confused you, that was not my intent. I was confused myself but did not know it! I have moved the conversation that was on my talk page to Wikitravel talk:External links#Unpacking URLs, so that others can share my enlightenment! Thank-you for making a contribution that has challenged my misconceptions and forced me to rethink what I was doing. -- Huttite 00:36, 22 May 2004 (EDT)

New Zealand Islands[edit]

I think Other Islands (New Zealand) should move to New Zealand islands. Please discuss at Talk:Other Islands (New Zealand). -- Huttite 08:57, 11 Jun 2004 (EDT)

Disambig Reading In Bristol Article[edit]

Thanks for that. Considering I wrote most of the text in the Reading article, I should be shot for introducing those ambiguous links. ;-) Chris j wood 12:21, 19 Jun 2004 (EDT)


Just wanted to say really nice, professional looking work on New Zealand destinations! Keep up the good work, we want to take a trip down there next year and will need a good guide! Majnoona 02:02, 25 Jun 2004 (EDT)


I meant "deafinitely". See Talk:Washington (D.C.). -phma 10:35, 6 Jul 2004 (EDT)


Hi. Thanks for your note on this.

Hum. I just took the Wikitravel:List of common misspellings as being correct, along with the fact that 'busses' certainly feels mis-spelled to me.

Having checked, the Oxford English Dictionary (usually definative on english english) says the plural of bus is 'buses US: busses', and Websters (my only US english dictionary) allows either. From personal experience I've never noticed the other spelling in use in the US, but that could just be chance. However I've just visited the web sites of NYCTA in New York, MARTA in Atlanta and MUNI in San Francisco and they all seem pretty sure that they operate buses and not busses. So I'm guessing that busses is not the normal US spelling, even if it is acceptable.

The Wikitravel talk:List of common misspellings contains a discussion on this. It seems like the consensus was that wikitravel should standardize on buses, although it is a bit confused (with alright).

Given all that, are you happy that I leave the entry in the list of common mispellings, and I don't reverse out my changes?. If not then I think we need to move this discussion to Wikitravel talk:List of common misspellings.

-- Chris j wood 11:02, 23 Jul 2004 (EDT)


Just one other guy who wants to thank you for tidying up my spelling mistakes soon after my changes. Although, in the meantime, I should have learned that a millennium is a millennium is a millennium *g*. But after all, I wonder if I really make so few mistakes. --EBB 03:26, 30 Jul 2004 (EDT)

Thanks again[edit]

Thanks again for fixing up my terrible spelling. -- Mark 16:18, 12 Sep 2004 (EDT)


Oops, didn't realize that the Jing'an page actually existed... I took its single sentence of content, merged it into Shanghai/Nanjing Road, and added a redirect. Jpatokal 22:21, 14 Sep 2004 (EDT)


Aw man! I can't believe those spelling errors I put into Manzanar. Thanks again, and I'll just keep trying to learn how to spell. -- Colin 02:07, 28 Sep 2004 (EDT)

Spelling in Paris[edit]

Hey, sorry to bother you about this, but Arrondissement really is spelled that way. It's French, which is why we put it in italics, although the word is used in English too when discussing districts of Paris.

Also the name of the map really is Paris Pratique par Arrondissement. That's French too, and is also in italics to so indicate.

On the other hand thanks so much for correcting my English spelling errors. ;) -- Mark 04:01, 11 Oct 2004 (EDT)

No worries. I mainly just wanted you to know why I was reverting the bulk of your changes. All is well. -- Mark 21:04, 11 Oct 2004 (EDT)

Rioja versus Rica[edit]

Hi there thanks for all your efforts regarding Wikitravel and spelling.

*La Rioja - Rioja wine and fossilized dinosaur tracks   + *La Rica - Rica wine and fossilized dinosaur tracks   

Unfortunaltely did you change Rioja into Rica which is wrong. Rioja is name and it is used like that in Spanish and in English as well (UK, at least).

Jens 11.59 19 Oct 2004

Image Frame on Cologne Blue Skin[edit]

Thanks for finding the issue of Image Frame on Cologne Blue Skin. I rearranged the position of image as work arround. Please check France now. I explained in detail at the Pub -Bijee 00:52, 8 Nov 2004 (EST)

Administrator nomination[edit]

Hey, so, I just put up your name as a nominee for admin status (see Wikitravel:administrator nominations). I'd like to know if you're interested in the job. The pay is terrible and the benefits non-existent, but we have a great volleyball team. Anyways, let us know the scoop. --Evan 17:13, 9 Nov 2004 (EST)

See below. Can we put on hold for a while? --Nzpcmad 15:05, 21 Nov 2004 (EST)
If you want to accept the position, but not actually do anything adminy for awhile, I think that'd be okay. On the other hand, if you just want to put off thinking about it for awhile, that's okay too. I think you'd make a great admin whenever you're good and ready. Hope you're feeling better! -- Colin 20:01, 21 Nov 2004 (EST)


OK - I'm sort of back. Went away for a while and picked up a bug and was laid very low. Will fix up all the sp errors as the energy levels return! --Nzpcmad 15:05, 21 Nov 2004 (EST)

Take care of yourself! It's good to have you back. --Evan 23:52, 21 Nov 2004 (EST)

Malay spellings[edit]

While I remain eternally in awe of your quest to spellcheck all Wikitravel, I suggest caution with Malay names: the largest bus company in the country, for example, really is called Transnasional. You can also find a train station called Stesen Sentral, take the KLIA Ekspres train, etc etc. Thei laik fonetik spelings! Jpatokal 01:03, 14 Dec 2004 (EST)

I've started putting a little <!-- sic --> note next to place names which are incorrectly spelled English words. (Like Café Art's in Geneva) Do you find that sort of thing helpful? -- Mark 02:03, 14 Dec 2004 (EST)

Good spelling catches[edit]

Thanks for the typo fixes in Aberystwyth... -- Jdunlevy 17:40, 18 Jan 2005 (CDT)

Similar thanks for tips for cycle trips. How embarassing to have a typo in my first major edit... Padraic 15:51, 3 Apr 2005 (EDT)

Thank You.[edit]

Dear Nzpcmad: thank you very much for fixing my spelling mistakes in the Buenos Aires and Fargo pages. It was very nice of you . Thank you for fixing my spelling errors. Cheers, Titus

Thanks for fixing the spelling in my additions on Denali. -- Rob Payne

Thanks again![edit]

I'd like to thank you once again for your valiant efforts in copy editing! I think we should start a Wikitravel Most Valuable Player award for you. -- Mark 16:30, 8 Jun 2005 (EDT)

You know, there's this little award called a BarnStar. The tradition, in the wiki world, is to add the image to the user page for people who've made exceptional contributions to the wiki community. In true wiki style, anyone can get one and anyone can give one. Although it's originally from the MeatBall wiki, it's used all over wikidom. There are even different categories of barnstar on Wikipedia (see WikiPedia:Wikipedia:Barnstars on Wikipedia).
So, here's one for Nzpcmad: for continuous dedication to improving the quality of all of Wikitravel's guides, one word at a time, I dedicate to you this barnstar:
As the saying goes: you rock! --Evan 17:12, 8 Jun 2005 (EDT)
Thanks folks - we keep on trucking - one word at a time! --Nzpcmad 15:30, 9 Jun 2005 (EDT)

I'll add to the list of thank yous - you've corrected me all of over the place... I get in a hurry and mess everything up! :) Thank you!! -- Ilkirk 17:55, 28 Nov 2005 (EST)