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Ireland - flights
Thanks for adding your voice to the Ireland debate. Yes, you were correct that articles on Wikitravel are designated according to travelers needs, not from the prospective of an official position. In this regard, you might find this info of interest: Wikitravel:The traveller comes first. Anyway, slowly you'll learn the differences between Wikitravel and Wikipedia, and if you need any help, please feel free to ask. Take it easy. WindHorse 08:53, 2 July 2007 (EDT)
How are you doing?
Hey, how are you doing? Are you managing to navigate yourself through the system? Let me know if you need any help. WindHorse 12:22, 3 July 2007 (EDT)
Hello The.Q. Sorry about the delayed response, I've been on a road trip around the rural South and haven't had any internet access. I'm very glad to see your comments on Talk:Republic of Ireland#Irish hierarchy revisited, as I hadn't been able to provoke any discussion for about a month! I will take your endorsement (and the remaining resounding silence) as license to implement the new scheme. Could you leave me a message detailing which cities you think should be put on the map? I'm very familiar with only the Shannon and Southwest regions (where my family comes from). Lastly, I'm also hard at work on Chicago#Districts right now, so I will be a bit slow about adding content to new Irish regions. In the next few days I will set up a structure and move content from existing regions to the new ones, but I would be quite grateful if you were to flesh out the new region articles, if you are interested. Thanks! --Peter Talk 16:44, 6 July 2007 (EDT)
Hello again. I have noticed that pages you edit somehow gain numbered section headers. I'm not even sure what is causing this, but it goes against our Wikitravel:Manual of style and in any rate it looks strange to see ==2 Cities== when there are in fact 9. Just a heads up :) --Peter Talk 12:56, 12 July 2007 (EDT)
Thanks for adding the latest info to the Ireland article, but we've decided to totally split off Northern Ireland onto a separate article, and the Ireland article will be for the republic only. Take a look at the discussion: Talk:Ireland# Going a bit too far?. I hope the decision meets with your approval. Anyway, I'm just letting you know before you add any more info about the north. Take it easy. WindHorse 07:54, 13 July 2007 (EDT)
I've responded to your inquiry on the pub -- after giving the Sligo article Guide status, because there's no doubt in my mind that the tremendous work you've done there justifies it. Thanks! That said, a couple of recommendations for further improvement:
All of that said, you've done terrific work there, and Star status is not far away. Keep it up! BTW, you might also drop in on a conversation I'm trying to start on Wikitravel talk:Community policies regarding vandalism. More opinions there will help make better policy. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 12:07, 19 October 2007 (EDT)
What is Mark as Patrolled
I was looking at some diffs today, and noticed a link which read Mark as patrolled. Of course, I clicked it (well, I had to, didn't I? It was there). Now I don't know what, if anything, I've done. What does this mean? Anyone got any idea? --The.Q 12:02, 5 September 2007 (EDT)
No worries, you haven't messed anything up, and I keep backup copies of all my svg files anyway—I'm glad you're experimenting around with the maps! I think two things might have confused you:
1) After uploading a new version, it's necessary to "purge the cache" of both the image page and the article page where it appears. You can do this by going to the page history, and then changing the word "history" in the url to "purge". So for your talk page, you would change http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=User_talk:The.Q&action=history to http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=User_talk:The.Q&action=purge. Sometimes you need to refresh the page after purging too—this all really shouldn't be necessary, but there's something wrong with the cache system on the site.
2) Since I created both the road map and the regions map on the same svg, it's necessary to select exactly what you want to export. To do this, click & drag around the road map, using the select tool, to select only that map; then go to File -> Export to export a png version.
Maps and OSM
Great too see you working on maps, but could I suggest that you start putting your mapping effort into OpenStreetMap instead? They already cover most of Ireland very well indeed. The Press is starting work on an Ireland guide, specially made for OSM's State of the Map 2008 conference in Limerick, and we're hoping to make it 100% OSM. Jpatokal 12:09, 27 March 2008 (EDT)