User talk:Peterfitzgerald/Archives 2011
I hope you are fine. The nomination for user cardboardbird is running for a month and i think he is ripe for the mob ;-) Would you give him the tools? I'm very busy in my real life at the moment, so it would be handy to have additional hands... Thanks and best regards, jan 10:28, 5 January 2011 (EST)
Could you - or someone administering mediawiki - look into this error? It seems the software have some serious problems with accents in filenames.
Hiba az indexkép létrehozásakor: convert: unable to open image `/var/www/html/wikitravel.org/upload/hu/2/28/Fertdi_kastly.jpg': No such file or directory. convert: missing an image filename `/var/www/html/wikitravel.org/upload/hu/thumb/2/28/Fertdi_kastly.jpg/800px-Fertdi_kastly.jpg'.
Thanks. --grin 17:46, 9 January 2011 (EST)
This is not the mediawiki, this is the local filesystem on the server. And yes, not wikiadmins but serveradmins can and should fix that. But I don't know them, maybe you do. --grin 18:52, 20 January 2011 (EST)
Corrections to Far Southeast Side Travel Guide & Map.
Hello! A very good guide! However, in the drink section you refer to the "Frank Loyd Wright-style golf course club house off of 111th street just before Route 57" and I assume you mean 94, not 57.
The map makes a similar error, where, in the Pullman Historic District inset map, 94 is labeled as 57. It is correctly labeled 94 on the outset map.
Sincerely, Ben from Hammond
p.s. Just noticed, also on the map, the South Shore station is misspelled Hegewische instead of Hegewisch. Oh and in the Sleep Legend, there are two #2, instead of #3. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs)
policy on tours
Hi Peter. Happy New Year! User:Scagnoz has just uploaded plugs for Chianti Tours on about ten pages in the Chianti area Siena deleted by me, Florence, Radda, Greve, Panzano, etc. etc.. I don't find the Policy on Tours clear enough to really delete all of these; in theory you could do it yourself assuming Chianti Tours does not have access to vineyards that are not open to the general public. Please advise. And if I delete Chianti Tours listing there are other listings that will have to be deleted, too. In some cases leaving nothing on the pages! Thanks Shep 12:57, 18 January 2011 (EST)
Thanks from me too
Thanks for the welcome. It is fun colouring in the BVI stuff, but I also travel to some reasonably obscure places (like Chuuk, so hoping to fill in the details from some of those locations too. Just bear with me whilst I learn the ropes...!</br> Legis 09:33, 18 February 2011 (EST)
jan 10:51, 22 February 2011 (EST)== DotM/OtbP ==
we are a bit short of nominees for DotM/OtbP. I have started to improve Frankfurt as the reasons for the slush pile have been mainly xl and formatting. I already asked G-T if he would do a map for Frankfurt but if you have any other contestants, then they would be more than welcome. Thank you and have a nice weekend, jan 10:45, 18 February 2011 (EST)
Hi, I don't know why you edit everytime my contribute about Turin. It's more correct than others in the same session (my link is on the english page of the site, others no) and absolutely appropriate,
Thanks for your answer. Roberto
Hello! I have read some of your contributions to the wiki travel page regarding Yakutsk, which is a very well done page and thank you for helping, and had a couple questions for you. I am interested in potentially living in Yakutsk and am the beginning stages of figuring out how to find work before I arrive. I was just wondering if you saw any places offering to teach English there? Is there much, if any, potential for work as an ex-pat there? How many international folks were there in Yakutsk during the summer? I lived through a Mongolian winter, so I am familiar with the cold, though obviously Yakutsk is colder than almost anywhere in the world. According to Lonely Planet finding work in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia is nearly impossible, but I found multiple job offers as an English teacher in just two weeks. I wonder if Yakutsk is of a potentially similar situation. I'm looking to move there as soon as this fall, but probably later, the summer of 2012.
I thought you might have some information and anything, however small, would be of a great help to me. I'm a qualified English teacher with experience looking to live in the winter northlands for a while. I've been dog sledding a number of times, love it, and want more of it. Thanks again for the contributions online and thanks for any potential help!
Best regards, Alex Miller
Deletion on "Eat" section of "Siberia" page
Hi, Peter. I realize the deletion wasn't explained, but the passage that was deleted was a joke. Bak Kut Teh, Garlic Naan, and Hainanese Chicken Rice are common Malaysian foodstuffs, not Siberian dishes. Therefore, I patrolled the redeletion of that joke.
All the best,
Ikan Kekek 23:12, 8 April 2011 (EDT)
Say, no contributions since February 25? Have you abandoned us for good?? texugo 07:16, 20 May 2011 (EDT)
A couple of recent discussions where I was hoping to get your input, if you have time:
Looking forward to hearing your take on these. texugo 20:59, 1 June 2011 (EDT)
Thanks for the feedback Peter. I have a little more to put into the article for it to be as complete as possible for its likely OtBP feature. It would be nice if it when star when it gets on the front page too. I hope to get it finished this weekend so I will starnom it after that. Cheers, Cardboardbird 09:38, 16 June 2011 (EDT)
Why in the world did you slush Staraya's starnom? Only Claus expressed any significant objection, and promotion certainly doesn't require unanimity. LtPowers 16:18, 20 June 2011 (EDT)
Talon or прикуп
Peter, прикуп word came from Preference card game (преферанс in Russian). These are two cards which are hidden from players and which go to the whisting player finally. Often the success of his game directly depends on those two cards. That is why this saying appeared in Russia - living in Sochi is associated with luck, but with mostly accidential luck. My translator offers 3 options for прикуп: talon, widow, and widdie. Talon seems to me the most monosemantic word of those 3. Do you know other options? Rgds, Andrey
time formats revisited
Given your interest in the time formats discussion and/or the star nomination that was almost sidelined over this matter, I thought I should let you know I've reopened the discussion. Hopefully (unlikely perhaps, but hopefully) we can reach a more definitive conclusion on this matter. PerryPlanet Talk 00:44, 23 June 2011 (EDT)
New Orleans districts
Hi. Thanks very much for all your work. I was about to make some detailed suggestions and request for comment here on your talk page, but on consideration I decided to put it on the New Orleans talk page in case anyone else cares to chime in; Talk:New_Orleans#Districts_yet_again. Best wishes, Infrogmation 01:16, 27 June 2011 (EDT)
I would have been much more aggressive in creating district articles if I'd known you'd be creating maps to include every bit of the city with no "grey areas" not included. Since that's what we're doing, I wish to make suggestions:
1) The split off of a Gentilly article I've already mentioned. Again, I think extending it to the lake is best, everything between Bayou St. John and the Industrial Canal. I've resisted moving the UNO etc to the Gentilly article until a new map is ready, but can do so before if you prefer.
2) Having the Bienville Projects on Basin Street as part of "Mid-City" is one of the more obviously absurd things in the present configuration. I suggest adding the square between Canal, I-10, the French Quarter, and Treme to Treme. I'll mention it is not technically Treme, but it is much closer than Mid-City. The one thing of interest to some I can think of off hand is the three remaining buildings from Storyville. Since they're in a dangerous area next to a housing project I'll advise an abundance of caution, but since they're something the hearty few history buffs/urban explorers insist on seeing if they can, IMO better to list them.
3) Split off an "Audubon and University District" article from Uptown, including Audubon Zoo & Park, Tulane & Loyola Universities, and the area right around them. This is something I had in mind doing eventually way back before Katrina. Since we're about to "redraw the map", how about we do this too at the same time? I can knock out the "Audubon and University District" article pretty quickly any time I have a couple hours of free time. In addition to the material now in "Uptown", there are a number of restaurants and shops around the park and universities to add. I'd extend the area back to include the cluster of businesses around Calhoun & Miro, just across Claiborne from the back side of Tulane. (I see you've already discovered one of them, "Naked Pizza". One of a couple there worth mentioning, but don't belong in "Mid-City".) I'd suggest the boundaries include the Park & Universities and area around them with the following boundaries: From the Mississippi River to Lowerline Street (BTW, I applaud your awareness of subtleties in putting the border of Carrollton there rather than on Broadway!), back on Lowerline to Claiborne Avenue; continuing back on Broadway to Fontainebleau. Fontainebleau to State, then riverwards to Claiborne. Claiborne to the River along Calhoun Street.
I think that will result in a good solid districts division that should hold us for some time. (I don't think there's anywhere near enough reason to create a Broadmoor and Gert Town district, nor to subdivide Eastern New Orleans-- though several years from now hey, one never knows.) Red beans & ricely, Infrogmation 16:44, 2 July 2011 (EDT)
Copied and continued at Talk:New Orleans#Districts maps & boundaries redux
Source for Russian region maps
Regional structure of Russia
I'm thinking of modifying the regional structure of Russia to make it more consistant and similar to official one. By the moment I have several ideas I'd like to share with you to get some advise:
Thank you for your advise,
Regards, Andrey Selskiy 09:13, 5 July 2011 (EDT)
Питер, если не сложно, сообщайте о созданных картах по России мне, или в раздел Картографии в Википутешествии. Digr 08:01, 8 July 2011 (EDT)
More on Russian maps
Hi, Peter! I have a question to the same point. You could have noticed that I outlined the maps for Vladimir Oblast (and also Tula Oblast as well as subregions for the Russian version), but the style I used is a bit different from what you chose for Novgorod Oblast and Moscow Oblast and probably other regions as well. Should we arrive at a common style for these maps? Personally, I am not very happy with the "translucent" maps (from OpenStreetMaps?) that are not well readable. I also have a problem with their manner of drawing secondary roads with very faint lines. Well, it does take more time to draw the roads by hand, but isn't it worth the effort? What's your opinion? Atsirlin 15:32, 12 July 2011 (EDT)
Discussion copied and continued at Wikitravel talk:Regions map Expedition#More on Russian maps
I know you have already expressed concern about this matter - but you can have my cut and paste message anyway :).
Concerning "the first Russian star article": I am just curious if you are aware of Nevyansk that I have finished several months ago. Unfortunately, I can't assess whether this kind of destinations is of any interest to foreigners, but the formal criteria (map, pictures, completeness) are likely fulfilled. So, I would be grateful if you have a look at this article and help improving (or nominating-) it. Atsirlin 18:39, 12 July 2011 (EDT)
Russian city names
It occurred several times recently, so I would like to make a small correction. Russian city names are declined in just the same way as common nouns. For example, if you read "до Плесецка", the city name would be "Плесецк" (not Plesetska); "до Ржева" = "Ржев" (not Rzheva); "до Ярославля = Ярославль", etc. Atsirlin 05:03, 16 July 2011 (EDT)
Washington, DC neighborhood map
The neighborhood DC map is a wonderful contribution to Wiki and to the internet at large. Thanks! It could be made even better, however, with some minor tweaking. For your consideration, then:
Neighborhoods that should be included:
• Logan Circle
The area in and around Logan Circle has been a defined neighborhood for decades. While the boundaries are somewhat flexible, it's safe to place them - and many would concur - as 15th St., NW (West), S St., NW (north), 11th St., NW (east), and Massachusetts Ave., NW (south). To label this area as Shaw as you're doing now is inaccurate. No one who lives near Logan Circle calls the area Shaw.
• U Street
U Street is of course the proper name of a major street in DC, but it's also regularly used to denote the surrounding area. It is in fact the de facto neighborhood name and has been for some at least a decade. Boundaries here are rather precise: 16th St., NW (west), Florida Ave., NW (north), 9th St., NW (east), and S St., NW (south).
• Forest Hills
Forest Hills is a distinct neighborhood in Northwest DC. The neighborhood name has been around for decades, though after Metro's Red Line was constructed, the name of Van Ness took hold to some extent because of the Metro Station of the same name. But Forest Hills remains the true neighborhood moniker. Boundaries are: Connecticut Ave., NW (west), 36th St., NW. and Broad Branch Rd., NW (north), Rock Creek Park (east), and Tilden St., NW (south).
• Barnaby Woods
Barnaby Woods is a distinct neighborhood in the Chevy Chase area of Northwest DC. The neighborhood name has been used for decades. Boundaries are: Aberfoyle Pl., NW (north), Western Ave. (west), Tennyson St., NW (south), Oregon Ave., NW (east).
Also, may I suggest that you slightly expand the boundaries of the Dupont Circle neighborhood one block east to 15th St., NW (Dupont and Logan Circle abut each other), and include the area west of 16th St., NW, south of U Street., NW, too. Next, the small triangle of area south of Florida Ave., north of U St., NW, and west of 16th St., NW should be delineated as Adams Morgan. By all means, that is not Shaw! Nor is it Dupont.
You have NoMa and Sursum Corda labeled a neighborhood. The NoMa moniker is quickly catching on and seems appropriate, while Sursum Corda denotes a moderately-sized housing project (199 units) that is soon to be no longer. Perhaps the Sursum Corda appellation should be dropped. Same goes for the Convention Center label. The neighborhood is called Mt. Vernon Square, and DC's convention center is located there. As for Swampoodle, the appellation is no longer in use and hasn't been for decades. I'm not sure what that area is called now, but it certainly isn't Swampoodle.
The area in an around the Navy Yard, south of I-295 and east of South Capitol St., is now being branded as Capitol Riverfront. This name, too, seems to be catching on. There's a Wiki page devoted to the area, but it mainly addresses the B.I.D. Nevertheless, this newly developing neighborhood will never be termed the Navy Yard because the Navy Yard itself is distinct and set off from the neighborhood in general but walls and fences. For more info, check out JDLand.com.
As for the Atlas District, I like it that you've included it on the map, being that it's relatively new. However, it seems a bit larger than should be. What exactly the area north of H St., NE is called I do not know and have never heard it described as anything but north of H Street. So, I guess, keeping the area as you've labeled it, the Atlas District, is okay.
Kingman Park, which you have correctly identified and set on map, can perhaps be divided into Kingman Park and Rosedale. What the exact boundaries of Rosedale are I cannot say. But such a subtle neighborhood distinction does exist.
Whoa! That's about as off-the-beaten track as it gets Peter - great to hear. I have been to Halmahera, Ternate and Ambon, and would love one day to get out to the Bandas, Aru Islands, Seram etc. Of course, please do take the map. I will continue with trying to structure the region article - it is a very complex one due to myriad island groups. I guess I am probably more familiar with that region that anyone else at WT, so very happy to do that work in advance of your drawing the map. --Burmesedays 10:51, 26 July 2011 (EDT)
Can you help me a bit?
Hello, thanks for your welcome. I now made an account and was adding some info on restaurants in Eindhoven. However, my description of these places in the template are in italic in some cases, and not in others. I'm having trouble seeing what makes it italic and I'm not even sure if it's supposed to be, or not. I've been reading a whole lot of help/instruction pages but it's a lot to take in.. I'm also having trouble finding how to add an image. I actually managed to upload one to this shared database, but now I don't know how to get in in the article..Thanks, Justme
Thanks for your answers and corrections! I just copied wrong from the existing listings. I now found the handy "add listing" option, making it a lot clearer. I'll try to fix the Eindhoven article a bit over the coming time. Justme
That's some map!
Congratulations for the French Polynesia map. That's a very complex map to figure out, and I think your approach is perfect. I was pleased with my own efforts a while ago with the Solomon Islands and Palau but they were a stroll in the park in comparison. Really well done Peter. --Burmesedays 12:08, 26 July 2011 (EDT)
Big white space
Please stop the disruption
Having helped create the Chicago wikitravel page does not give your opinions greater weight.
Can you please use the talk page to create consensus instead of engaging in mindless revert wars? 22.214.171.124 17:40, 1 August 2011 (EDT)
Yes, the consensus supported change. People both directly complained about the boasterous lead and also showed their disapproval through graffiti.
Yet you edit-war.
I will continue to try to improve the quality of the article. Shame on you if you won't grow up... 126.96.36.199 16:08, 2 August 2011 (EDT)
Gorgeous map Peter, really. May I ask how you achieved the terrain pattern? The effect is borderline 3D, and most impressive. I see that the SVG is a large one, and having just downloaded, it hang my laptop. So I will not be able to examine it in detail until I am back on a machine with serious RAM in about 14 days.--Burmesedays 02:40, 4 August 2011 (EDT)
Sir, Sundaban accomodation on boat ...... please include the same on listing
Sundarban Boat accomodation
Hi Peter, please list the boat accommodation services. Its an interesting piece if experience
A monumental star
We don't have a monument as a star article, and I have got the bit between my teeth with Borobudur. I would actually have preferred to go for the more leftfield Prambanan, but it's an uncertain state of affairs there after earthquakes and Mount Merapi's ash-falls. Borobudur has been a strong guide for a while now after I did loads of work on it in 2009. I am working on two maps (one micro, one more of a macro Get in map) --update, now done and added--, and playing around with some diagrams of the actual temple structure.
Casting an eye over it, is there anything else you can think of? Do you for example, think more detail about the very nature of Borobudur is appropriate in a travel guide? I don't want to get encyclopedic (I could!), but on the other hand I wonder if the content is a bit lightweight for such a major piece of human history?
I am happy that the sleep section is complete. Eat and drink could never have much content. Am especially pleased with the Around Borobudur sub-section of See. Many guides hardly mention these candis. The whole article needs a basic copy edit as it was neglected while I was away from WT. But that is the easy bit and will be the final task.--Burmesedays 13:01, 16 August 2011 (EDT)
This edit resulted from this bug. You may want to look to see what the IP user was trying to update in the listing and incorporate his/her changes. If it annoys you, add a vote for it on Top bugs. =) LtPowers 21:51, 29 August 2011 (EDT)
Thanks for the support
I'll be on WikiTravel some more :) Sanderr 16:38, 4 September 2011 (EDT)
Spam on it:
Hi Peter - it looks like there's a spambot gone wild on Italian Wikitravel, and you're listed as a bureaucrat there. I don't have access to update the blacklist there, but the patterns on the ar:Wikitravel:Local spam blacklist page (particularly the drug patterns) should be sufficient to catch most of it. -- Ryan • (talk) • 11:14, 21 September 2011 (EDT)
New French translation of Oceania Map
(not sure if I'm supposed to write here or on Talk:Oceania)
I've seen that you have updated the map of Oceania using a new SVG file . I'm currently translating all your maps in French. Oceania was done and I was wondering if you could have used the previous SVG  to add the new regions colors since it seems to be the original background? If not, I'll have to translate it again, not a big deal but still... Maybe I can copy/paste the fr layer into the new map but not sure.
That said, I really appreciate the enormous work you did with those maps. I'm currently finishing the map translation of all American countries for which you contributed a lot, I think. Thanks for this! Joelf 03:22, 24 September 2011 (EDT)
The Siege of Leningrad
Добрый день! Питер, я тут читал английскую статью про блокаду в "The St. Petersburg Times" (я иногда беру эту газету, чтобы практиковаться в английском). В этой статье приведены воспоминания одной из блокадниц (siege survivor), некоторые места без слёз читать невозможно, особенно о той матери четырёх детей... Я думаю, вас не затруднит прочитать эту статью, тем более она на ангийском, и рассказать мне ваши впечатления от неё? И ещё хочу спросить, что знают рядовые американцы о ленинградской блокаде? -- Sergey kudryavtsev 09:10, 26 September 2011 (EDT)
Me again. I downloaded the SVG map of French Polynesia shared:Image:French_Polynesia_regions_map.svg but I can't retrieve the layers used in your final PNG shared:Image:French_Polynesia_regions_map.png with grid, names, etc. Have you uploaded the latest SVG version on WT/shared or is there something I missed?
And by the way, if possible, for your next map creations, if you could create directly the English en sublayers in Region Names, etc. instead of editing top level layers, that would be easier for me to duplicate them to fr for translations instead of moving text around.
Thanks a lot for your help! Joelf 02:09, 2 October 2011 (EDT)
Pt user talk page
Just to let you know, I protected your (empty) user talk page over on pt: for 3 months. It was attracting spambots. texugo 02:25, 18 October 2011 (EDT)
Hi Peter. Regarding recent edits at Arusha yesterday that was a really strange edit sequence I experienced. I had some real problems with it due to preview pages not fully loading, time outs and similar withseveral re-attempts being made to get the final edit. I am not sure what I finally saw displayed as the final edit, maybe there was a page purge issue as well. I completed an edit then it displayed strangely, I reedited and found what I thought had uploaded had apparently not, and then did the whole thing again. Block content deletions were not the desired outcome, only the minor edits. I am not sure what went wrong there but it had duplicated sections so I deleted them. It gives me a headache to even think about it now. I certainly did not intend to execute any large content deletions. Have a look at this edit and I think you may understand why I removed all that content, the sections Understand, Get in, Get around, See and Do, Safari were duplicated. I have now taken them out again and done some further generalised minor corrective edits to listing formatting and similar. Have a look over it and make sure it is OK as that article is making my head spin now. It must have a juju curse on it. cheers -- felix 06:32, 17 November 2011 (EST)
I understand the one block as I thought that the reason for the add a listing was for just that guess I should have read more on that. But I had edited some of the other info in a manner that I feel was just being informative especially since the info is way out dated and all I did was inform. Could you please help me out with what I need to do to get this block removed so I can post some information on this location. Thank you for your assistance, Mike
my new page about Khasab in Oman
while ago i receive a message from you telling you liked my page about Erfoud. thank you. I just finished one from Khasab, the capital of the Musandam Peninsula of Oman. Incredible how nothing was created about this place yet.
i hope you like it. anything I should change please advise.
Greetings from Morocco
Joaoleitao 10:37, 12 December 2011 (EST)
Hi Peter. How long are you in Sierra Leone? I am a regular visitor - I have only just come back from my last trip. I wrote some of the original material for Sierra Leone. If you are still there next month and feel the need for a Star, we could meet. What are you doing there? Davidbstanley 01:51, 21 December 2011 (EST)