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Hi, changed the lead picture on the Wales article from a rather tired looking picture of Snowdonia for Worms Head in Swansea... This picture is brighter, but not especially characteristic of Wales. Please feel free to change if you can find something better... Cheers... Frequenttrekker 14:23, 12 August 2008 (EDT)

Nice work[edit]

Hey, I just wanted to fill up your talk page with more comments. You're doing really great work on UK destinations—please keep it up! --Peter Talk 15:36, 16 August 2008 (EDT)

Great job on Edinburgh[edit]

Hi Mark. I'm currently copyediting the Edinburgh page and all the district articles and at the present I'm working on New Town. I just want to say that your bar reviews are great, they're written with colour and flair, and contain good anecdotes. I've worked in the travel publishing industry for years and you definitely have talent as a travel writer. --MarinaK 15:23, 21 August 2008 (EDT)MarinaK.

Thanks Marina, though I can't take the credit for all of them as some were simply cut and pasted out of the main Edinburgh article when I districtified it! Tarr3n 08:37, 22 August 2008 (EDT)
Hi Mark, I've just read your comments on my talk page and looked at Edinburgh. It seems that you have done some good work districtifying the article. My comments about not doing so were a long time ago and it seems to me that districts now are a good idea - giving space for more info. -- DanielC 14:51, 9 September 2008 (EDT)

Pub sweep![edit]

Thanks for cleaning up after all us slobs! Those were hugely useful (and overdue) edits. --Peter Talk 23:32, 5 September 2008 (EDT)

Cheers! As I was posting something in there I thought it was only polite to have a bit of a tidy up!


Thanks for the explanation of how to pronounce the name of the town... In Swansea, we don't get much exposure to the Welsh language... By the way, thanks for agreeing to the change I made to the main picture on the Wales page... Originally, I didn't think it was so representative of Wales - until you pointed out the sheep in the picture... now if there had only been a few daffodils as well... HAHAHA... Frequenttrekker 12:07, 12 September 2008 (EDT)

No worries. I'm sure some of my old school teachers would approve of me evangelising the language - even in such a small way! I'm heading down to Tywyn in a couple of weeks time, so I would attempt to put together such a picture. A nice view with sheep in it should be easy enough - but at this time of year it would have to be the inflatable daffodil I take to rugby matches. Tarr3n 04:45, 17 September 2008 (EDT)

Morogoro upgrade[edit]

Thanks for the upgrade of Morogoro to "usable city guide" ! Alingelb 09:49, 30 September 2008 (EDT)

Hi Albert. Great job on Morogoro and no need to thank me for re-tagging - I think it more than qualifies for usable status. Tarr3n 09:54, 30 September 2008 (EDT)

How to districtify[edit]

Hello again; thanks for your input on the Glasgow discussion about the transition to 'huge city'. Could you tell me if there's a step by step guide to districtifying, or perhaps some tips you can offer about how to go about it. Thanks Jamesbrownontheroad 16:01, 30 June 2009 (EDT)

Hi. I'm not aware of any guide to the districtifying process anywhere on Wikitravel. My first step with Edinburgh was to decide on what districts to have and where the boundaries should lie, then to draw a map. Then it was a case of setting up the different district pages, in this case they will be Glasgow/City Centre, Glasgow/East End, Glasgow/West End, Glasgow/North Glasgow and Glasgow/South Side, (I'm sure when you start a new page one of the automated template options is for a district) and then writing a short "Districts" section for the main Glasgow page (I think this should be the second section, after the introductory paragraph. Once you've done that it's a matter of starting to cut and paste the listings out of the relevant sections of the main city article into the relevant districts. I found that this was a good catalyst for clearing out some of the lower quality listings - there were a few which were Cut but not subsequently Pasted! You can encourage others to help (and discourage them from putting new listings on the main article) by putting the {{districtify}} template at the top of each section. You also need to put the {{printDistricts}} template at the very top of the main city article to draw readers' attentions to the fact that there are several district articles they should be referring to. I think it also makes sense to write a kind of "overview" in the main city article for the sections "Do", "See", "Eat", "Drink" and "Sleep", as all the actual listings for these sections will be in the individual district articles.
I would say that Edinburgh is probably not the best example to follow either; check out Chicago and Copenhagen which have both been done really well. I'm sure there are other examples. Tarr3n 04:56, 1 July 2009 (EDT)

Image on Wikitravel Shared[edit]


Is shared:User:Tarr3n your account on Wikitravel Shared? I found this upload there and tagged VFD since there is license related problem. Can you take a look at shared:Votes for deletion#Image:Arran camping.jpg. Thanks. -- Tatata (Tatata7) 08:06, 2 November 2009 (EST)


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