User talk:Secretlondon

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We'd love to have more info on London! I look forward to it! --Majnoona 18:24, 19 Jul 2004 (EDT)

Area codes[edit]

Hi Caroline. First welcome to Wikitravel and please do plunge forward. It is good to have somebody with a local London perspective on board. I see you come from Wikipedia; from my limited experience there I think Wikitravel is a significantly friendlier and less dogmatic place (but that might be prejudice).

The reason I'm writing though is because you added area codes to listing entries on the London/Greenwich article. In fact there has been some discussion on this (see Wikitravel talk:Manual of style) and I was going to tell you that as a result the MoS said:

  • Phone numbers should leave off the area code unless outside the "main" area code of the city.

However in researching this I discovered that whilst it did indeed say that for restaurant, bar and hotel listings it did not say it for attraction listings. I think this is an oversight and have amended the MoS, but that change may not stick.

Personally I prefer the no-area-code approach because it is shorter, and avoids lots of complexities with international codes etc. However it does rely on a decent entry in Contact to indicate how to dial long distance and/or internationally. I note Greenwich is missing that, so I'll add it. -- Chris j wood 08:43, 20 Jul 2004 (EDT)

Wikipedia exiles[edit]

Hi - Welcome - I saw you around on WP and loved your username! Mark Richards 19:17, 30 Jul 2004 (EDT)

Difference between cc-by-sa and GFDL[edit]

Hi Caroline, I'm looking to upload some photos to Wikimedia Commons I took while I was in Iraq and I'm trying to decide which licence to use. On Cooperating with Wikipedia you say that cc-by-sa is superior to GFDL. Can you elaborate? —Christiaan