User talk:Peterfitzgerald/Archives 2010
A little bit of a conflab going on here and here. I am sure you would have found those discussions anyway, but I am giving you a New Year's nudge :). Your understanding of these issues is much deeper than mine and your input would be very valuable. I have already devoted far too much energy to what I think is a needless discussion... --Burmesedays 11:43, 3 January 2010 (EST)
Thanks for your supportive comments on the London CoTM page. I am very happy to have seen the article get so much helpful contributions from users and think it was a great way to finish of 2009! I'm happy to do what little I did and look FW to helping with future CoTMs and articles...when people notice the hard work and say something about it, I think it helps all of us to plunge forward! Happy New Year!Zepppep 14:15, 4 January 2010 (EST)
Washington, D.C. neighborhoods map
Thanks for the recent update to the map of the D.C. neighborhoods. I hadn't realized my neighborhood is now "Kalorama Triangle", but that's probably about right. I'm writing to ask if you do have a larger resolution version of this map suitable for printing as a poster. I see last year you did upload a huge version, too big for Wikipedia even, and wondering if I can get an updated copy of it. Thanks, and keep it up!--Patrickneil 09:51, 6 January 2010 (EST)
Finally found some inspiration, Mind giving Copenhagen#Brunch a quick skim, something seems to be a bit off language-wise, but I can't quite figure out what it is that makes it read badly. --Stefan (sertmann) talk 19:51, 6 January 2010 (EST)
How to draw a map
I have finally had a go at completely re-writing this article to bring it up to date. I am very aware that some of my own personal map-making foibles may have come through, so please do give it a very critical once-over. I am sure though that this is both easier to follow and more representative of our current format and standards than the previous version. I started off thinking I would include instructions for both city/district street maps and region/country maps. That became confusing over-kill, so instead I have advised users to go to the regional maps expedition for specifics on that type of map. That is actually exactly how I learned, so it may not be bad advice. I have also included a section where any map-maker willing to help others with questions can sign their name. --Burmesedays 04:50, 8 January 2010 (EST)
Just discovered when making writing stuff about Khabarovsk, that it is the capital of the Far Eastern Federal District which this region roughly corresponds to, do you know if these districts have any sort of practical implications, or is it just red tape? --Stefan (sertmann) talk 15:03, 12 January 2010 (EST)
Any change you could help with this one. for the Get out section of Komsomolsk? what's that letter after the "r" in "Ul. Memalur?ov", and does it rally say it takes 7 hours to drive the 40 kilometers up there? Cheers --Stefan (sertmann) talk 08:02, 5 February 2010 (EST)
I want to do some work on the Khabarovsk Krai article, but other than a more expansive understand section with some bits about Climate, History and Nanai culture, I'm a bit at loss on what to do with it? Any idea's/themes that springs to mind? especially for the eat, drink, see and do sections. --Stefan (sertmann) talk 14:45, 11 February 2010 (EST)
A minor point but the Hawar Islands should be shown as dark grey on the Qatar map as they "belong" to Bahrain. Great to the see the Middle East complete. Bahrain and Qatar are both remarkably uninspiring maps to draw :). Cheers. --Burmesedays 22:37, 12 January 2010 (EST)
Hmm.. I better should have seen that discussion before! I actually thought the whole Gaza thing was a mistake as it didn't have the name Gaza Strip (but just Gaza, which I thought referred to the city). Anyway, I made a map of Palestinian Territories, what do you think of it? --globe-trotter 17:27, 13 January 2010 (EST)
It says "Russia" on your Tajikistan map..! ^^ --globe-trotter 19:06, 14 January 2010 (EST)
Hey Peter! Thanks a lot! It's my first time doing this stuff but I've found my way around. If you have any suggestions, please tell me! I wanted to do this service to my country, as I couldn't believe a world top tourist destination didn't have an extensive wikitravel guide. I use wikitravel every time I travel, and I hope I'm making a good service to my country :-) Thanks for the support! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mfa88 (talk • contribs)
Why do you remove systematically our listings for Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Cork and Waterford ? But you leave online those belonging to our competitors: The G Hotel, Jury's inn, etc...
We are not a Marketing Agency. We are the hotel owners.
We have the right to get our hotels listed on Wikitravel like the other hotel chains. There is a script proposed by Wikitravel for that purpose: Hotels: *
We need to understand why do you do that. I don't know if I can leave my contact details on this page, but you will find my contact details on Travelodge.ie (Contact section).
Cotswold Water Park
Would really appreciate your guidance on this one. New user Tristan Thomas has been developing an impressive guide to the Cotswold Water Park (CWP) User:Tristan_Thomas/Cotswold_Water_Park. This is an important area in a region of England which I know quite well from way back. I am slightly at a loss to know how it will fit into our regime though. Parts are in Wiltshire and parts are in Gloucestershire. A large number of existing towns and villages could be said to be part of, or adjacent to, the CWP. I can see why he has used a region template. Will it need to be travel topic or is there a neater solution? Please have a look and maybe reply directly on Tristan's talk page where I have started a discussion. Many thanks. --Burmesedays 06:08, 21 January 2010 (EST)
Capiznon Phrasebook Completed!
The Capiznon Phrasebook is already finished and I would like to put it on the most used or complete phrasebooks. Thanks!Oxyzen 00:52, 24 January 2010 (EST)
Santa Cruz (California)
Hi Peter. Please take a look at this. I reverted one lot of edits that portrayed inhabitants of Santa Cruz as a bunch of extreme left wingers, and he has come back again with similar changes. ThanksShep 13:34, 26 January 2010 (EST)
my name is kevin. i saw ur name on a forum leaving a comment to someone who had wrote about the capiznon language, so i had to ask you because i could not find out how to contact the writer. do you know anything about the bysayan dialects? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk • contribs)
A Russian scam, perhaps
Peter, this edit appeared in several Russian city articles, repeated more or less word-for-word. I have reverted them all. I have no idea if there is some useful scam information here or not. If so, it could go into Russia. I will leave it to your judgement :). --Burmesedays 23:18, 29 January 2010 (EST)
I apologize I'm new on this I will not do it again, can you give me some manual for dummies hehe, I don't understad some things about the page, I all ready red all policy but I don´t understand some thing about pictures, all the info that I put was a result of a lot of research, it's not a cut and paste please help me to be a good user. Thank you and sorry for all troubles I cause. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Carolina Dacasa (talk • contribs)
First, I promise I have looked in the obvious places and am not being (entirely) lazy. Is there a discussion page about star guide format which is not one of the obvious articles? This is prompted by the established convention of omitting email addresses, which is clearly an exception from the "exactly matches MoS" guideline. Not that I disagree with that, but I figured it must be discussed somewhere..... :). --Burmesedays 04:12, 1 February 2010 (EST)
When you have nothing else to do (which I think is a rather rare situation :) ), could you please adjust the map of Turkey so it properly shows the other destinations recently linked from country article? Adding Bodrum would also be nice, since it is now in the cities list.—Vidimian 11:56, 4 February 2010 (EST)
Peter, I think the Kingston upon Hull entry should have a lower case 'u' in 'upon' not upper in the name. However, I don't know how to chamnge the page title. Can you cahang it? (220.127.116.11)
What to do with user that have weird user names (e.g. User:上山打老虎) or have sex etc. in the name. I don't want to delete them without discussion but some aren't active for years or appear during crusing recent events and could insult faint hearted user... jan 10:22, 5 February 2010 (EST)
Is it problem to put my link on your article about Montenegro because you it always delete when i put in on?
A little milestone
Today, I uploaded the final Bali map (Lovina). I kept putting this one off as it was more than a little troublesome. The 25 Bali guide status articles now all have travel maps, rather than there being one missing:). That does feel like something of a milestone. I am telling you this because I doubt there would be any at all if you had not been so encouraging in those difficult early days of the project!--Burmesedays 04:44, 8 February 2010 (EST)
I would love to set that guy up with copies of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence, and see how much democracy remains when he's done editing them. Or, you know, great works of literature. Anna Karenina now opens: "Some families which have pleasant experiences often resemble other families in some (not all) ways; every unhappy family (which can be unhappy for many different reasons, such as weather) is unhappy in its own way, but can catch a taxi from the street anywhere in Moscow." Gorilla Jones 21:08, 9 February 2010 (EST)
Peter --thanks for incouragement! Having lived around the world I've come back and retired to 'ull and so have an interst in this overlooked place at the end of the 'slow curve running south' as Philip Larkin (poet) described it. Have yet to put on various photos and other information but I'm looking at clubs and hotels at present. No idea how status is changed. Once again thanks for positive comments -- appreciated. Re City to visit --wait until I get more on!!! (Gnomy96)
I have been finishing my edits on the outer London boroughs. See Talk:London/Districts#Article status. Can I ask you to look a problem I have found with one of the maps Talk:London#Underground maps. Chris1515 10:32, 11 February 2010 (EST)
Starnom Chicago and Talk:South_Ossetia
Sorry for the late reply to the starnom but your answer was sufficient for me and I thought that I don't need to reply. I shifted the [[Talk:South_Ossetia] as per your comment and would be grateful if you have a quick look for my reasons to change the phrase. Regards from snowy Europe, jan 15:22, 11 February 2010 (EST)
Some advice on regions
The principle of this one has been bothering me for a while. I know that WT has a guiding principle of not repeating information in more than one article. An area where this is perhaps(?) questionable is for get in details. For example, please see this large edit made yesterday to Southeastern Islands . Should we just blandly say "see xxx article" for such info, or does it bear some repitition? In theory, I guess you could say that the detail goes into the higher level (region) article, but that would really weaken the city article and make it less useful for the traveler. Some guidance please!--Burmesedays 19:51, 14 February 2010 (EST)
Just following up -- sent a couple of msgs to your Gmail, did you get them? Jpatokal 07:52, 16 February 2010 (EST)
Can you help me locate this scene ? I believe I shot it around 1973, possibly in Spain or Portugal.
could you please distract some of your time to the Starnom#Nusa_Lembongan and let us know if you are supportive? Burmesedays and I work currently on the Gili Islands and Trawangan would be then next prepared for starnom. This would be very nice and well appreaciated. Thanks in advance, jan 09:28, 25 February 2010 (EST)
Peter, can you look at the Discussion on Kingston upon Hull re photos and advise. Chris coulson
Peter -- here again. Perhaps as a matter of urgency you could look at the comments on Kingston upon Hull re position of photos on a page. The comments about 'all right' seem a little constrictive and not condusive to good presentation and then altering of them without notice is annoying. (Gnomy96)
I noticed a tiny error on the Venezuela map: the Guayana Region is written as Guyana. Sorry to bother you about this. The maps are really improving the site, I think! ChubbyWimbus 04:43, 27 February 2010 (EST)
Re your edit summary: Bolded entries are only auto-indexed if they're two words or fewer; three-word entries are not, sadly. Fortunately, Jani was kind enough to add Template:index for me. =) LtPowers 16:30, 27 February 2010 (EST)
Awesome job on the Falkland Islands map, and all of the other maps that you and the map team put together. The Falklands article was my first contribution ages and ages ago, and with the addition of the map it's pretty cool to see it turn into something resembling a professional travel guide about the islands. -- Ryan • (talk) • 11:07, 3 March 2010 (EST)
Nice map, really nice. It arrived at about the same time as my Chad map, and not for the first time we have quite independently chosen similar colour schemes for neighbouring countries :). A couple of points:
Photo alignment, again
Why all the bias and editorializing?
I've noticed that many of the pieces of you've written in the Washington, D.C. article are slanted, inaccurate, irrelevant, and misleading.
For example: 'Driving in D.C. if Difficult.' This is your opinion. It is not fact. Plenty of people drive in D.C. without incident. I've been driving in the city for 16 years with no accidents, speeding or parking tickets.
" Expert drivers get major bragging rights" - are you kidding?
"Remember that the plan was intended to confuse invading armies. " Actually, no. If this is true I'd love to see a source. Pierre L'Enfant's plan for D.C. is a grid system bisected by wide avenues.
Ruthless, sadistic, absurd: these words have no place in an objective piece. If you want to write editorials get a job at a newspaper.
D.C. has no more 'street closures without warning' or 'frequent street direction changes' than any other city. How many cities have you driven in? How many countries? There are plenty of cities in the region with worse streets than D.C. Ever been to Philadelphia?
Driving in D.C. is not difficult for me. If it's hard for you, I guess that's something you'll have to work on. There is no reason to say that 'driving in D.C. is hard'. It is not hard. I think it is safe to say that driving in D.C. can be stressful, dangerous, and infuriating, but 'difficult' must go. Michael 3000 02:53, 9 March 2010 (EST)
thank you for the wave invitation. I tried to ping you twice but so far no reply from your side, so I'm a bit unsure if it's working. Hope you are fine and regards, jan 16:34, 9 March 2010 (EST)
I updated the site with my two cabins. Not sure why it was removed. My friend who owns Husky Hideway is on there and hasn't been removed. I'm not sure what I need to change in the text so it's not removed. Please let me know and I will be glad to change it.
Thx for the welcome Peter. Are you a mod or something? I see you've helped tons of people over the years. I regret I won't be making too many additions to this site as I mainly work on geographical coordinate additions on Wikipedia. I'll do what I can though even if it's only keeping an eye open for abusers. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Diaboyos (talk • contribs)
And I'm aware of your dim view of trolls, but I've seen enough cases of redemption that I'm not willing to give up easily. LtPowers 09:58, 10 March 2010 (EST)
Thanks a lot, i'm a bit stupid in all those instructions, so your support helps me much! i'm determined to improve articles =)Ekaterina 14:27, 10 March 2010 (EST)Ekaterina
Mauritius / sleep section
Hi, Why did you remove my hotels informations in Mauritius/sleep ? What's wrong with it ? Can you please help me because I need to update 9 of our hotel on this page.
Thanking you in advance.
Nice job on Tonga. Thanks. Shep 15:07, 17 March 2010 (EDT)
Питер, посмотрите пожалуйста свою русскую страницу. Digr 08:18, 21 March 2010 (EDT)
Hi Peter, I have been working a bit on the African region articles, mainly adding ODs and descriptions. If you could upload the SVG of Image:West Africa regions map.png, I will give it a going over with the current style brush :) One of your earliest maps I surmise. Also, while hunting for ODs, I noticed a couple of omissions from the Congo map: Ile Mbamou and Abala-Ndolo. Cheers --Burmesedays 00:54, 22 March 2010 (EDT)
Deleted hotel listing from the Cavtat & Mljet pages
Hi Peterfitzgerald, Could you tell me what's the reason for deleting my text from the pages for Cavtat & Mljet? There was no explanation, so I don't know where I'm going wrong.
Peter: anon user 18.104.22.168 (and some other IP's followed after)caused trouble and finally blacklisting of a hotel chain User_talk:Jc8136#Spamming_German_articles_with_multiple_hotel_listings_and_always_in_the_splurge_section. which finally blacklisted due to your non-policy complaint behaviour. It's a SEO company jan 06:46, 24 March 2010 (EDT)
OK, but we have posted other articles in WikiTravel after this case. Now the rules are clear for us. So how could we be removed from this black list? I think we're following the WikiTravel guidelines for the last articles in Cavtat & Mljet pages.
Hi jan, We have registered a profile in WikiTravel, so I hope everything will be OK now.
SF districts map
A quick GoogleWave alert, just in case you are not checking :) --Burmesedays 03:21, 27 March 2010 (EDT)
I think we both tried to fix Wikitravel:Project at the same time, and as a result may have messed it up even more. I'll get out of the way and let you handle it. -- Ryan • (talk) • 10:41, 27 March 2010 (EDT)
Help regarding embedding an image
Hi! I saw your name in the contributors of Langkawi page here. I want to embed some of the pictures I took in Langkawi last month. As a trial, I have uploaded one image on Wikitravel Shared (http://wikitravel.org/shared/Image:DSCF0214.JPG). Now I want to embed it to the article on Langkawi in the main Wikitravel site. Can you send me the instructions for the same? Once I know the system, I can upload more pictures too. Thanks, Umang
Hey, thanks for the help. I have added the picture. I will add more soon. Also, adding my signature as you suggested. ----Umang.joshi 01:01, 1 April 2010 (EDT)
Ha! I was in the process of adding something similar when my internet connection died at the airport, but the bit about "soap, plants, kittens" would not have occurred to me - lovely stuff :) - Ryan • (talk) • 01:45, 2 April 2010 (EDT)
SpringHill Suites spam
I had edits/additions reverted and for future use would like to understand how to correct this. I just started using Wikitravel and I am trying to add multiple hotel listings. Initially I did make some errors that were pointed out to me...used similar descriptions and did not include price. I then read the instructions I was directed to and resubmitted the listings. However, as they are still be removed I'm obviously continuing to do something incorrectly.
Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much!
I've been working on Brooklyn a bit, including adding district descriptions on the main page. Unfortunately, I don't know a thing about either Williamsburg or Flatbush-Bed-Stuy, but if I remember correctly you said you did. Would you mind writing descriptions for these two, so the thing will be complete?
Thanks Rastapopulous 15:12, 5 April 2010 (EDT)
Rastapopulous 21:16, 6 April 2010 (EDT)
Did you use OSM to make the neighborhood map of Brooklyn? Or something else? (on a side note, getting an appropriate-sized map of Queens in OSM is very difficult) Rastapopulous 13:14, 8 April 2010 (EDT)
Hi Peter, i added my touting friends above and wanted to know if i can enter them to your tout list. jan 11:33, 14 April 2010 (EDT)
Regaring your last change at http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Riga&action=history Why you removed link to RigaQuest service? —The preceding comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs)
Tremendously good work! Sometimes I think we all get so wrapped up with keeping this place neat and tidy, that writing goes on the back-burner. So it is great to see original work like this still appearing. --Burmesedays 09:20, 15 April 2010 (EDT)
First, your Australia map made producing the WA region map relatively straightforward and this was a really enjoyable map to put together. More importantly, if there is a candidate anywhere for Wikitravel's third ever top level guide region, this is it. Have a look - many of the sub-regions are in reasonable shape already. I will give User:Cardboardbird some encouragement I think :). --Burmesedays 10:06, 15 April 2010 (EDT)
Sleep listing format
Hi, Peter. Can I trouble you for your input at the star nomination for Downtown Disney? With two people supporting and one "almost support", I'm not sure what the next step is. LtPowers 09:57, 21 April 2010 (EDT)
Article deleted for unknown reason (Paris/9th arrondissement)
Hi Peterfitzgerald, Could you explain what's the reason for deleting our post in this article?
And please comment it when deleting, because now we don't know where we go wrong.
TravelStoreMaker.com 12:12, 21 April 2010 (EDT)
OK, so now I really don't see what's the reason for the deletion. I've read your post very thoroughly and I followed all the rules when posting the hotel. TravelStoreMaker.com 03:46, 22 April 2010 (EDT)
Of course I do not mind at all! I have been pushing on with these European maps as the expedition seems to have otherwise ground to one of its periodic halts :). It is in fact nearly done (using the UN map PDF paths...). I will upload right now to image:Abkhazia Regions map.svg. Please use this if you wish, it might save you some time.--Burmesedays 10:38, 23 April 2010 (EDT)
Saw ur article on Minot... (I added a bar.) I wasn't sure how to add more tho, so maybe you'd like to? The Sleep In hotel is in Dakota Square, hosts a pretty good waterpark. Expensive, over $100/night. There's also a bar called Ebeneezer's, an Irish pub, downtown. VERY good food, for over 21. Lake Metigoshe could be listed, too, as many people have cabins there. For trivia's sake there is a antique/junk/everything store downtown. It's just awesome!!! I will find address/name/number if you'd like. I'm not from Minot, but Bowbells... 72 mi north. I really liked your info... and I'm glad you DID note how traffic doesn't yeild to pedestrians... Minot, ND is the worst place in the world to drive, other than Salt Lake City. And I lived in Los Angeles!!! (lol)...... again, thanks for the wonderful info. We small towns need all the help we can get!
Wonder if you would have a second to venture an opinion on the new map in Sydney/City East, drawn by our newest mapper User:Lturner. Do you think it fits at this level? --inas 19:01, 29 April 2010 (EDT)
Peter I would be very grateful if you could look over the following:
This must be a first
I know you were amused by the prospect of placing a street name on a country map when you did Qatar. Well, this is even more unlikely — I have just finished the Nauru map, and used two hotel icons :). I thought that might amuse you.--Burmesedays 11:11, 5 May 2010 (EDT)
I just find out you changed my link to visitseoul.net on Seoul contents.
I do think my link perfectly matched with the "Seoul" contents.
Because the site (visitseoul.net) is official tour site of Seoul, Korea.
I am looking forward reason for why my link deleted.
Thanks for welcome!
I just saw the message you left to me one month ago! I've been traveling around the world for 1 year 1/2 now and I don't have time to update Wikitravel regularly. We already had contact for French translation about new CC license.
I definitely want to improve Wikitravel when I'm back especially the poor French version. I'll have more questions later, to create and translate maps particularly. I saw that you added a map for Paraguay. Good work! I've traveled in those small countries along with Uruguay, Suriname, Guyana, El Salvador... which don't have much content and I will update them.
Also, I'll be very interested in setting up a downloadable HTML version of Wikitravel. I'll ask you more details about license, copyright...
We keep in touch! Joelf 12:13, 10 May 2010 (EDT)
Of maps that is :). I have just had a count up, and the Solomon Islands is the 100th Wikitravel map I have created (not counting the embarrassing early ones). A fairly meaningless piece of trivia to start your weekend. --Burmesedays 11:22, 14 May 2010 (EDT)
Returning the favor(?)
We have a peculiar problem with the structure at Barbados, and I was wondering whether you had any ideas on how to deal with this? I have started a discussion here. --Burmesedays 01:07, 20 May 2010 (EDT)
Japanese city organization
Hello Peter (if I may)
Here is a comment I just posted and wanted to forward to your attention:
The launch of this site has been terrific and I applaud the pioneers and creators so far... And I think we are ready for the next "phase" in this Japan Wiki Travel Project... making entries according to train stations for Japan's major cities.
I can see that only a few major hubs have been done in phase one, however it seems we are at a turning point as we have started to lump together too much info into Wards. Furthermore, such categorization is not true to the way the major Japanese cities are arranged and imagined. I can see this might fit the original format given by Wikitravel worldwide, but is that the proper way to organize Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya or Osaka?
Wouldn't we suggest people check out "Ryokoku" or "Komazawa-koen (Park)" or "Takadanobaba" rather than each Ward name? Further, wouldn't people using a full info base expect not only genuine, but also more specific categories? Conversely, wouldn't our jobs be nearly over unless we make that move? Is there another site that has Wiki-type info on each of the stations on the Yamanote line, for example? (Well, Wikipedia is going there... So if Wiki travel doesn't make the next move, then who?) Admittedly, there are simple bedroom towns around staions out on many lines, so for Tokyo, for example, perhaps we can start with all stations on the Yamanote line. Given the size, identity and importance of stations, given the nature of user-generated sites, I suggest we make this move as "Phase Two" for the Japan Wikitravel. Thanks. SS
Hey Peter. Could you possibly help me figure out why I can't delete this photo? It gives me an internal error, saying that it may have already been deleted, but it hasn't. When I found it, it appeared on this page, so it definitely hasn't been deleted.Texugo 23:46, 1 June 2010 (EDT)
Hi Peter! Lately i got insulted on a personal level by new users who have very strong positions on the Swiss and Austrian language diviations (Austro-Bavarian and Alemannic diviations from standard German which is even discussed at Wikipedia and their labeled as upper german variety). Some of this spills over to Wikitravel where User:AndreasAndreas started a big argument with Claus and Stefan on similarities between Swedish ad German and with me about Austro-Bavarian. Would you mind to mediate a bit? Andreas left a pretty insulting message at my talk page and i don't want to raise the temper... Thanks, jan 17:21, 3 June 2010 (EDT)
Admin Priveleges for Chinese Version
User:Msnhinet8 has requested to become an admin for the Chinese version. Obviously I cannot grant him/her that status, so are you able? He has previously asked JPatokal for admin status with no response, stating that he has done a lot of work on the Taipei and Taizhong articles and that he has been a member since 2009. ChubbyWimbus 02:13, 8 June 2010 (EDT)
Hey Peter. I don't know if you've noticed, but over on es: we have been experiencing a sort of user-creation spam from mostly Peruvian-based tour operators where they create a username plus number, like IncaTrail996, Travelperu5, Machupicchu986 etc, and post an ad for their business, usually in English, on the user talk page (have a look at the user creation log and the deletion log). For what must be a couple of months at least, I have been deleting the talk page of these, with nary a comment from them, yet every day they come back and make a new one with a different number attached. I'm pretty sure it's not all from the same source since they seem to be from what would be competing tour operators, but I'm not sure. Anyway, I'm getting a little tired of deleting their crap every day, and I'm not really sure what to do about it. If I could confirm that they are coming from certain static IP addresses, I could block them, but since they create a user ID first, I can't see what IP addresses they are using. Isn't there a way to see what addresses new user creations come from? And aside from that, do you have any suggestion on how to stop this silly crap? Thanks... Texugo 10:33, 23 June 2010 (EDT)
Thanks for welcome
Greetings! thank you for the encouragement messages, Ill add more information soon also hotel details don't worry! thank you very much Joaoleitao 02:36, 2 July 2010 (EDT)
Greetings! I've added some more information and photos in Erfoud page. Could you please advise how could I possible improve this page quality? thank you. —The preceding comment was added by Joaoleitao (talk • contribs)
Rincon Puertoi Rico
The beginning sentence for Rincon, Puerto Rico says "Town of Beautiful" which is incorrect. It should say "The Town of Beautiful Sunsets". As for the link, RinconForums is the only site for Rincon, Puerto Rico which provides a forum for potential visitors to ask questions which can be answered by locals and town experts.
For the case you aren't very frequent at shared:, I think you will be interested in reading some of these: Talk:Liaison reports/Russian/August 2008-October 2009. Yandex block issue doesn't require your intervention/help yet, but that may be change in the nearest week or two. JFYI in the meanwhile. --DenisYurkin 14:34, 8 July 2010 (EDT)
Thanks for catching that this page was an SEO ad - I looked over the first few paragraphs and marked it patrolled without getting down to the last several. You're either the master of browser tab usage, you've built the world's best patrolling scripts, or you have some other secret recipe for catching these things that I'd love to know about. In any case, thanks. -- Ryan • (talk) • 12:11, 11 July 2010 (EDT)
DC Neighborhoods Map
Any chance you would be willing to send an svg file of your lovely DC neighborhoods map? (DC_neighborhoods_map.png... this one -->  )
I'm new to DC and would like to use it for an art project (not for any monetary gain or the like, just to decorate my walls and learn the city).
Azerbaijan edit conflict
I rolled back three edits made by an anonymous user yesterday on the Azerbaijan article (history) in an attempt to keep the working neutral regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. This user redid those edits. The paragraphs have been moved and broken up, but the only significant change is the wording of NKR-related sentences (which I recently wrote). It started off as this little blurb:
Occupied is in quotation marks to reflect the attitude you find throughout Az. regarding the situation. I thought that was a good description of the situation and fair, but this anonymous user has changed it to:
The user asserts in the edit summary that: "Occupied is a fact based not on politics but on the actual situation which does affect potential travellers to that area." It would be nice if, as an admin and third-party, you could please explain this to the user as I'm not sure how to best explain this to him/her and would like to avoid an edit war. Thanks. AHeneen 00:00, 13 July 2010 (EDT)
Thanks for your compliment on Delft.
Could you have a look again and amend the howlers of double dutch sentences?
Thanks for the encouragement to a newbie
I started with what I know well, and added or enhanced the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site article. I think I'm pretty much finished with it, until changes or suggestions pop up. I know that it lacks a map, but would appreciate any other comments on format, phrasing, missing info, conflicts with policy, etc., so I can improve this article and also ones in the future. Meanwhile, I'll keep working on the world heritage site list.
I have also added do or get out sections to some of the nearby towns, especially the ones which I included in the Cahokia article (and added pages when missing). Just today, I ran into the discussion on email addresses so removed them from the DO and SEE listings I had created when I also had web addresses. But I know that I have a ways to go to get a good understanding of what belongs on the site.
As a librarian, I also went looking for detailed information about how to search the site: things like using Boolean, fuzzy, wildcard. Info about potential delays in indexing. And I could not find a page. Just "finding travel information" in Wikitravel:Welcome, newcomers. I used the Help:Searching page on wikipedia, and a good bit of that works, though not all is implemented here. And of course examples are not from wikitravel. Wikipedia also dwells a good bit on categories, which are not used in the same way here. Is there such a help page and I'm just missing it? Is this something that would be desirable for me to start writing? If I did, I'd put something together on a subpage under my user talk page, and seek comments on whether it was something sufficient to move out somewhere. And of course comments on whether what I said was accurate.
Thanks. Bill in STL 00:36, 26 July 2010 (EDT)
Hey Peter. Long time no talk! I'm back with a cool new entry for Colorado, Gould, the "Moose Watching Capital" of the state. Put in some placer content for now, but have enough images and info to flesh it out into hopefully another OTBP. Cheers. -- WineCountryInn Talk
Washington, DC map
I have made some substantial changes to the List of phrasebooks page, which show my ideas of what it might look like. I would appeciate your taking a look. I'm still trying to learn my way around the site, so if I did this too fast or with insufficient discussion, please revert as appropriate. Thanks. Bill in STL 19:26, 11 August 2010 (EDT)
Interview Request for U.S. News
I'm an editor with U.S. News & World Report. I'm writing a feature on Once in a Lifetime getaways for an upcoming issue of the magazine. We did a survey and found Bora Bora is the #1 spot most people would like to go for Relaxation & Spa. I noticed that you'd contributed to that page (which is very well done, by the way).
I'm looking for anecdotes from people who've traveled there, lived there, or currently live there to spice up the article. Would you be available to speak to me this week? I'm in D.C. as well, but I could also send you some e-mail or User talk questions if that's preferable.
You will be attributed.
Thanks so much,
Jada Graves U.S. News Travel
Coming to St. Louis?
Your page shows you're planning a trip to St. Louis in the future! If you've never been to Cahokia Mounds and your and my schedule permits, I'd love to show you around the park (I'm a volunteer tour guide out there). Since it's an Illinois state-run site, if you're living in Chicago then Cahokia is your tax money at work. It's a world heritage site just 6 miles from the arch. Bill in STL 22:23, 17 August 2010 (EDT)
Thought you'd like to know that Google Translate now has an "alpha" version of Georgian, along with Azerbaijani & Armenian...maybe this can help with improving articles in the Caucasus. AHeneen 03:49, 23 August 2010 (EDT)
Hello, can you please specify why you deleted the content that I added from this account to the Toronto and Boston pages?
Please let me know what the issue was, so that I can repost this material.
Starwood Field Marketing
Didn't visit any gulags - not that interested in human suffering. There are some reasonably well preserved ones not from from Nizhneangarsk, Novaya Chara, and apparently Ust-Nera. Most of the Kolyma Gulag has long since been eaten by taiga. One exception is the area around Tynda, which has several functional North Korean gulags...
Regarding maps, I used ones I found on google image search. Google earth also has a line picked out for most of the road. I found a soviet map in magadan (and bought it!), but I doubt it's useful for this article. Most people who drive the road don't have maps - there's only about 3 junctions on the whole thing, so it's not too hard to navigate.
I do need help with wiki formatting, and all the other stuff. I did a bit of wiki-izing about 4 years ago, but forgot most of the information since. As for adventure - it nearly killed me when a car I was hitching in flipped on a corner! But that's part of the fun, really.Kcharles 17:37, 23 August 2010 (EDT)
Hi, You have deleted two references I made yesterday, citing the external link rules. When I made them I thought I adhered to those rules, can you tell me what I did wrong?
Yours sincerely, Rens Bunnig
Hi Peter. I recall your first message to me, when you politely suggested that I may be plagiarising from http://www.flexijourney.com/Rome. Well, take a look at that page now. A complete copy from Wikitravel. Best wishes. Shep 15:56, 28 August 2010 (EDT)
Hey Peter, how's it going? Do you know how I can go about getting templates like
Heads up — looks like the CPL changed the URLs for all of the branch libraries, so every single one will need to be updated. Hours seem to have changed at most of them, too. What do you think the odds are that one of the people fussing over the Chicago lede will pitch in to help? Gorilla Jones 21:01, 6 September 2010 (EDT)
Hi Peter. How do you handle something like the latest edit to Venice? 23.57 10 Sept. Delete reference to the shop and insert new section on credit card scams? I am off to Entebbe for a few days soon so I'd be grateful if you could take action as it cannot be left as is. Thanks Shep 02:42, 11 September 2010 (EDT)
Hi, Peter - only just got the message you left on my talk page a month ago (apparently it wasn't configured to send me email notices, and my girlfriend logged me out of WT without me noticing!) I'd be happy to write up an iTravelFree page - will do so sometime in the next month or so, and if you don't mind, I'll have you vet it before I post it...
Rezendi 15:42, 13 September 2010 (EDT)
I thought I would attempt to garner your opinion on whether you think adding consulates to city pages is a worthwhile cause or not. I have been working on adding them to various cities (U.S.) the past week. New York City and L.A. had zero listed on their article page, which I found pretty jaw-dropping (they now have a dozen or so).Zepppep 14:34, 15 September 2010 (EDT)
Map svg files
Hi Peter. If you can, please take a look at your shared talk page-- I am having some issues with translating maps because the svg files have been replaced with Russian or Hindi or whatever, scripts I can't read. So.. I want to know a) if you can put back the English svgs for a few maps, and b) if you don't think it would be better to have separate svg files for the different versions to avoid this kind of problem. Thanks. Texugo 09:14, 23 September 2010 (EDT)
Some recent additions to the "Buy" section of Franklin (Venango County) make me wonder if they belong. My concern is that some of them are not tourist-oriented (ex: Celebration Station, Sportsworld, etc.). I am just not sure if they belong in Wikitravel and would like another opinion. ChubbyWimbus 14:54, 23 September 2010 (EDT)
Hi Peter. See the latest addition about a Blog here, which I have edited. Seems fairly useful but I'm not sure about the policy that would apply to this. Please advise. Thanks Shep 01:50, 26 September 2010 (EDT)
Thanks for the useful information on editing pages. I have taken on board the info with regards to links and will remove the "non official" ones now.
This is my first time an "editor" and am really enjoying it.
Dropping the "www"
Discussion moved to Wikitravel talk:External links#Dropping the "www"
I'm done with my updates there and in the other Chicago articles. Gorilla Jones 17:53, 2 October 2010 (EDT)
Minor correction on the U.S. Map: http://wikitravel.org/en/Image:Map-USA-Regions02.png. Madison, WI is shown somewhat north of it's present position. It should be at the south end of the merger between I-90 and I-94, just west of Milwaukee. Also, shouldn't Springfield, IL appear on the map, as it's a capital city? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs)
Updated map of South America
I started a translation of English maps into French. My very first attempt was the update of the Map of South America: updated SVG with new layers for French translation , some minor corrections in the English .png  and a new French .png .
Could you please check that I did everything OK? in particular regarding acknowledgements and license issue (I selected CC-by-sa 3.0 but it was already set to CC-by-sa 1.0 and above in existing maps).
Do you have any standard policy regarding map version names e.g. Map_of_South_America_fr.png instead of Map_of_South_America(fr).png?
Also, do you know how I could use the Regionlist template in wikitravel/fr? It doesn't seem recognized in this version.
Thanks a lot for your help! Joelf 01:31, 16 October 2010 (EDT)
Chicago "Sides" Map
I hope you are the one who created the Chicago Sides map grouping by color the community areas into sides. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chicago_community_areas_map.svg) I am working on my dissertation and I'm trying to figure out the origin of the "sides". How did you come up with those names and groupings? What is the earliest day they were used and are they officially recognized anywhere? I am particularly interested in the separation between the South Side and the Central community areas.
Star nomination — Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay
Hi Peter, I have tried to deal with your comments, and have whittled the list of "outlines" down to 18. It is unlikely that I will get all of those up to usable within the next month or two, due to insurmountable logistical problems. I may be lucky and get half of them done this summer, but then again, maybe not. Access and weather are two of the constraints I have to deal with. I dont want to delete the sites, and don't think they are quite "usable" as they stand. Plase take a look at the responses on the nominations page, and update your comments and opinion. Thanks, • • • Peter (Southwood) Talk 14:14, 19 November 2010 (EST)
thnx, tough there's still a lot more I plan to do. I also did some stuff on Pohang and Busan.
sry if I'm not using this talk-thing correctly. I'm n00bish to wikiwork.
Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National
Hi Peter, thanks for re-instating the empty Camping and Backcountry sections. I was not paying proper attention and got a bit broom happy. Cheers and thanks for fixing my mistake. felix 21:51, 1 December 2010 (EST)
Please change my username
I am posting here to confirm I wish my username changed from "NatureParkBulgarka" to "RobertSullivan1973" Thank you. NatureParkBulgarka 02:06, 29 December 2010 (EST)
Thank you for changing my user name. RobertSullivan1973 06:59, 3 January 2011 (EST)
Hello, since you're an admin and recently made a revert on the Slovakia page, I would like to ask you why did my additions disappear. I made some improvements to the Slovakia page, then some spammer inserted commercial links which you later revert to my version, but my additions are nowhere to be seen. When I examine the article's history, the additions should be there, but they don't appear in the current version. Any idea why it is so? Thanks for your help. Jancikotuc 10:02, 30 December 2010 (EST)