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Thank you for contributing Galveston. You may want to have a look at our article naming conventions and templates before you go too much further, as I have to move your page to link it to any other articles. We have a different naming convention to Wikipedia articles.
Also, I do not think Houston is quite ready for the front page as it is still a stub. Please read the Main Page guidelines before adding an article to the main page. -- Huttite 06:24, 1 Jan 2005 (EST)
Hey, I would just like to add to Huttite's welcome message by saying please don't be discouraged if you don't know about the policies. There's always somebody around who will be happy to edit things into guideline-matching shape, so don't worry all that much about it.
As for Houston on the Main Page, I agree that it's not quite ready, but it's close. I think what the article needs is some more attention to the Do section, and some photos. Really for such an important city as Houston there should probably some neigborhoods listed and quite a bit more about getting around. Maybe a map would be good too, but even New York (city) doesn't have one (yet, I might do it after Paris).
Anyhow, welcome, and please keep up the good work! -- Mark 08:11, 1 Jan 2005 (EST)
Please read Wikitravel:Article naming conventions#Hierarchy. There is no need to name the article Galveston, Texas, that is not the convention here. Simply use Galveston, if there are two different places called Galveston, we can use Galveston (Texas) to avoid confusion, but that is not necessary until a second Galveston article is written about the other Galveston. -- Huttite 04:21, 2 Jan 2005 (EST)
Regions and headings
I see you're filling out a lot of Texas -- great! Can you do a few things when you create a new page?
Thanks! Hypatia 18:34, 2 Jan 2005 (EST)
-- Huttite 22:40, 2 Jan 2005 (EST)
Please have a look at What is an article
Travel operators should be listed on a destination page or pages. Also ships should only be listed when there are specific details for them. They are not destinations, merely modes of transport. If we did not limit ourselves we would have a page for every car, bus, taxi, train, and aeroplane as well. I agree that some ships do deserve their own articles, but probably not on Wikitravel'.
Also, please only add fully developed article links to the main page. -- Huttite 18:06, 3 Jan 2005 (EST)
How to sign
Hi, just so you know, there's an easy way to sign your posts to discussion type pages. Just type this:
after your post, and it will be turned into your sig including timestamp by Mediawiki. -- Mark 07:53, 4 Jan 2005 (EST)
Just a note to say thanks for all of your work on the Las Vegas article recently. It was quite a mess two months ago, and while it still needs a lot of addresses and descriptions it is vastly better. I originally listed it as a collaboration of the week candidate, but you've single-handedly fixed most of the major issues. Thanks!