User talk:Paul Richter
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Thanks for your work so far -- it's looking good! --Evan 11:33, 12 Mar 2004 (EST)
Good work on phrasebooks! You may want to look at the pseudo-phoneticization guide. I've been in Portugal, not Brazil, so if you think the Brazilian pronunciation sounds better, go ahead. -phma 23:25, 18 Mar 2004 (EST)
Hey Paul, just for what it's worth the MoS has the links spelled out at the end of things like the listing for a book shope. I presume that this is so the link will still work if the page is printed out on paper. Not that I care about it much, just thought you would like to know. -- Mark 06:24, 24 May 2004 (EDT)
So, three points: first, much personal appreciation for your attention to detail in the guide. You've really improved the overall quality of work here, and I greatly appreciate it.
Second: I'm not sure why you've been adding self-links (links to the page on the same page) to articles. It seems like you're trying to highlight the first mention of the destination. What's the goal here? Why not use the three apostrophe format instead?
Third: the attraction listings has URLs at the end of the listing, not as a link for the attraction name. If you think that's wrong, please help edit the style guideline.
Anyways, thanks again. I hope these two last notes don't come across as harsh criticism, but more as things I've noticed in what you've been doing. --Evan 13:14, 8 Jun 2004 (EDT)
I note you created Bellevue by adding a wiki link to Seattle/International District rather than Washington (state). Anyway, I added the link and restructured the Washington (state) article. Could you please drop by the Washington (state)article to see that I have linked it correctly. -- Huttite 19:26, 26 Mar 2005 (EST)
Regarding your recent changes to Tokyo/Ebisu, where you took the link "out" of Yebisu Garden Place, please take a look at Wikitravel talk:External links#Link formatting outside listings so we can standardize on an approach. Jpatokal 04:19, 6 Jun 2005 (EDT)
You sure you don't want to sign up as the Japanese Wikitravel go-between? Your Japanese is way better than mine.
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Templates on ja-wikitravel
Could you help sort out the templates on ja-wikitravel? Shoestring's been doing a good job translating the content but the content headings are still in flux, I'd like to hammer this out ASAP so I can start bulk generation of country templates etc. Jpatokal 21:48, 5 Jul 2005 (EDT)
Greetings -- could you keep an eye on ja-wikitravel for the next couple of weeks? I'll be on the road and will have very spotty access to the Internet. Jpatokal 00:19, 31 Aug 2005 (EDT)
Sorry Paul, I don't agree with you moving the comments about avoiding discussing the Tibet - China issue from 'Stay safe' to 'Respect'. Stay safe should discuss any matter that can be of potential danger to the traveler. Of course, crime is the major concern here. However, an article about trekking in an area with dangerous wildlife or in an area prone to rock falls should discuss these matters. Likewise, in some countries, talking about certain issues is dangerous and the traveler may find himself visited by the police and detained if he expresses his opinion about them openly. The China - Tibet 'relationship' is one such issue. Avoiding discussing this matter is not a matter a respect - who will you offend? It is purely a matter of staying safe - even if you yourself may not be in direct danger for discussing this matter, the locals that you are talking to are certainly at risk. I won't return the passage to Stay Safe, but hope you consider my point and I'll leave it up to you to decide which place you think is better. 9 Dec 05
Rentasaikuru no risuto
Could you add in your two cents into the great レンタサイクルのリスト debate on ja? My command of Japanese is just not sufficient to outline why lists like this are completely against what we should be doing... Jpatokal 02:46, 3 March 2006 (EST)
The article that you removed mentions another branch of the restaurant. Have both been torn down, or would it be better to leave in a mention of the other branch if it's still there? Nick San 05:27, 25 September 2006 (EDT)
reference to guidebooks
Dear Paul, I just found discussion Wikitravel talk:External links#Guidebooks (Reference to) where you participated. I thought you might have something to say on User:DenisYurkin/Paper travel guides in its talk page--and maybe even help to make that article acceptable for Wikitravel standards. Thank you. --DenisYurkin 16:39, 7 February 2007 (EST)
Paul, you've been a great contributor to the Brazil article, which now needs to have its list of cities seriously downsized. I've come up with a proposal based on government statistics. Those do not necessarily reflect the needs and views of English-speaking travellers, so as you are very familiar with the country, maybe you'd like to join the discussion and help deciding which cities to keep~on the list. Thanks, Ricardo (Rmx) 19:44, 28 March 2007 (EDT)
Santa Cruz disambiguation
Can we revert this edit - ? - the revised Santa Cruz (disambiguation) article now has a "Brazil" section. The reason I created Santa Cruz (Brazil) was because that name isn't going to be a valid disambiguation for any one article, but that might not have been obvious to whoever creates the first Santa Cruz article(s) for Brazil. ~ 18.104.22.168 03:37, 2 April 2007 (EDT)
Hi, I notice you lived in Seattle for a large amount of time, please could you help us out in breaking the article up into districts? We are currently discussing how best to redefine the districts - there are currently way too many with little or no info present. -- Tim (writeme!) 10:05, 12 June 2007 (EDT)
Greetings, Paul. I'm John, the Gen. Mgr. of the Travel division at Internet Brands. I just wanted to reach out to offer myself as a point of contact if you ever have questions about IB, or suggestions for our involvement with Wikitravel. Redondo 16:48, 3 August 2007 (EDT)
Hi Paul! I have seen that you are a native of Tokyo. I will visit Tokyo for my first time in April and would like to know if you have some tips for, especially nightlife would interest me. I stay in a hotel in Roppongi and read the Wikitravel Shibuya and Roppongi articles. Are the recommendations for lounge/bar in these articles ok or would you suggest other spots? Thank you very much in advance an regards jan 08:20, 31 January 2011 (EST)