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I just wanted to thank you for all the work you have been doing on the East Sussex region; it is clear you are very knowledgeable and have a lot to contribute! Just so you are aware, Wikitravel avoids HTML markup--wiki markup allows you to create line breaks without the <br> tag by simply hitting return.
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I noticed that you are putting up a lot of great information about the Ashdown Forest! I would really love to see more itinerary-style information like this for England's many "Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty."
Unfortunately, as it stands currently, it isn't clear how it fits into our wikitravel geographical hierarchy. Maybe it would help to review Wikitravel:Where you can stick it and Wikitravel:What is an article? to help get a better idea of how to classify and organize all this excellent information. My hunch is that you could make a great inter-city itinerary for this destination. I think that Pubs and Inns of Ashdown Forest, however, probably does not fit into our Wikitravel:What is an article guidelines; perhaps you could merge this content into appropriate city pages throughout East Sussex or into the proposed itineraries for Ashdown Forest and The forest way? I think that Unusual Places in Ashdown Forest, while potentially a valid travel topic, could also simply be merged into the "See" section of Ashdown Forest.
Hi, please take a second look at Wikitravel:Manual of style, Wikitravel:Article templates, Wikitravel:Copyleft and Wikitravel:Policies and guidelines. Ashdown Forest is a brilliant article to have here, but the content can not simply be copied from the official website as that content is © Ashdown Forest Tourism Association 2005. All rights reserved.. --NJR_ZA 15:17, 30 April 2007 (EDT)
Restaurants of Ashdown Forest
Hope this helps! ~ 126.96.36.199 08:27, 2 May 2007 (EDT)
Some more guidelines to review
I'm sure these guidelines will also be of interest:
Forest Way and WikiOutdoors
I've been doing the daily tidying of VFD'd articles and came across the discussion pertaining to the The forest way article. As noted in the VFD page, I'm not convinced this qualifies as an Itinerary, but I'm definitely convinced that it's valuable information -- as noted there, my wife and I spent a really fabulous vacation in the UK cycling on paths like this one. Let me suggest a path forward, so to speak: This strikes me as a perfect candidate for Wikitravel:Cooperating with WikiOutdoors. WikiOutdoors is another wiki that exists to provide more detailed info on hiking/cycling/skiing/birding/etc. opportunities that are too granular to fit smoothly here. If you could move the Forest Way content into a WikiOutdoors article and then make references back and forth between that one and the appropriate articles here, all involved will be better off for it -- WikiOutdoors needs a lot more content than it currently has, and the collaboration will be strengthened. Either way, thanks for pointing this path out. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 09:45, 10 May 2007 (EDT)
Formatting to be a guide article
Hey Jack, I noticed you upgraded the East Sussex article from usable to guide. You definitely have contributed enough information for the article to be a guide, but it is possible that other users will downgrade it back to usable because much of it is improperly formatted. I strongly recommend reading, or at least skimming through, the Wikitravel:Manual of style. Among other formatting issues, I have noticed that you are still inserting <br> tags when you just need to hit return. Please, please, please do not use <br> tags—it is tedious to remove them, but necessary to remove them to keep articles in accordance with the Wikitravel:Manual of style. --Peterfitzgerald Talk 15:19, 5 June 2007 (EDT)
I just nominated Image:LewesCastle.JPG for deletion because it does not comply with our copyleft. To upload an image, it must be either copyrighted under cc-by-sa 1.0-2.5 or in the public domain. Moreover, you must specify the licensing when uploading. This particular image is licensed under GDFL, which makes it a copyright violation, and will therefore be deleted. Please double check that the images you have uploaded are acceptable under our Wikitravel:Copyleft and please edit their entries to show their source and licensing. Ideally, these should be pictures that you yourself have taken. But if you do not specify licensing, they will all unfortunately have to be deleted. --Peterfitzgerald Talk 15:19, 5 June 2007 (EDT)
Please sign your remarks on talk pages using ~~~~ (four tildes), it automatically signs your user name, date and time. Makes following communications much easier. Thanks. --OldPine 08:18, 8 December 2007 (EST)
East Sussex Maps
Not sure where you were going with this one, but feel free to start again with it as "Devil's Dyke" (or not). I redirected to South Downs. -- OldPine 11:01, 31 December 2007 (EST)
Hey, thanks for your additions to London with children. I was beginning to think I am the only one who cares! If you can add more kid specific information, that would be great. --Wandering 10:18, 17 January 2008 (EST)
I am busy cleaning up the vfd page where this image is listed for deletion.
I have changed the license on Image:Map_of_East_Sussex.JPG from cc-by-sa-1.0 to cc-by-sa-2.0. As a derivative work of cc-by-sa-2.0 material from openstreetmaps we can not downgrade the license to version 1.0. The cc-by-sa-2.0 states:
You may distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, or publicly digitally perform a Derivative Work only under the terms of this License, a later version of this License with the same License Elements as this License, or a Creative Commons iCommons license that contains the same License Elements as this License (e.g. Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Japan)
Whether or not we may use non-cc-by-sa-1.0 images is a totally different discussion and of no concern here, the only concern I have is that we correctly license and attribute derivative work.
--Nick 07:49, 11 March 2008 (EDT)