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Hello Tsandell!

Welcome to Wikitravel. Please take a sec to look at our copyleft and policies and guidelines, but feel free to plunge forward and edit some pages. Scanning the Manual of style, especially the article templates, can give you a good idea of how we like articles formatted. If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, and if you need some info not on there, post a message in the travellers' pub.

Thank you for contributing to Lesotho. The Wikitravel:Main Page guidelines asks that articles be at guide status before listing on the Main Page. -- Huttite 05:15, 18 Jan 2006 (EST)

Hi am not sure why you chongqed my site for? i was not trying to spam i was only trying to contibute by placing searchdominica website on there cause i neeed to have people see my country; sorry if i did wrong then am sorry and if possible unchongq me. i guest i do not know enough about editing the site

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge[edit]

Thanks for your contributions to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. In general they were good, but one quibble is that standard template sections (in this case the Wikitravel:Park article template) shouldn't be removed unless they aren't relevant to a particular destination, and even then it is often more helpful to note why it isn't relevant. For example, if there is nowhere to eat within the refuge (or nearby) then a note saying "You will need to bring your own food as there are no services anywhere within the park" would be helpful. If a section is just totally irrelevant then remove it, but leave a note on the article's talk page.

Otherwise, looks good. If you have any questions about why this article is an outline article, take a look at Wikitravel:Article status. Thanks for the contributions! -- Ryan 13:45, 24 February 2006 (EST)

Article status[edit]

I reverted your edit to Thodupuzha since it has a template, and is therefore at "outline" status. See Wikitravel:Article status for a description of the various status levels, or leave a message on my talk page if you have any questions. -- Ryan 15:07, 26 February 2006 (EST)

North Central (New Mexico)[edit]

You inquired about a peculiar thing appearing on this article. I (who wrote most of the article) observe the same thing, when using an old version of Internet Explorer, not just on this article but on several others. However, it's OK with new versions, Firefox, etc. Looks like a bug in the software, not in this particular page. You might check around at Wikitravel:Bug reports and see if this is a known bug; there's a pretty good chance it will be, but if not, leave a note there and wait for one of the fabulous Wikiprogrammers to rise to the bait. (BTW, what prompted you to look at that article? I write a lot of stuff on this area, where I live and which I love.) -- Bill-on-the-Hill 00:50, 14 March 2006 (EST)

Manual of Style edits[edit]

Thanks for your corrections on Hyannis. I noticed that you added "ph:" in front of the phone numbers. I can't find this in the manual. Am I missing it? OldPine 15:27, 22 June 2006 (EDT)


Hi there:

thanks for your recent message. I thought that I already was a member with the initials kris. but then I might have been wrong. I am here at the University of Hanover writing up for my Engineering doctorate... but the sweltering heat you can't bear it in particular when computing these quaternions for Kaehler manifolds..... . don't wantto be a poser now. Geee. I am actually a dual national .. wait for it: British-German and I did my first degrees at Aberdeen and Glasgow.

Cheers mate.

[email protected]

Jumping the gun[edit]

Wouldn't it make more sense to save your protest for when-and-if IB's ownership of Wikitravel actually does interfere with its goals? If you want to make a statement to IB's management, doing it when they haven't done anything wrong over what you think they might do, is simply going to lead them to write you off as someone looking for something to get upset about. It also means that if the time comes that they do something destructive to the goals, you have no cards left to play. The way to keep Wikitravel on course is to stay involved in Wikitravel. - Todd VerBeek 08:28, 24 July 2006 (EDT)

Glad to hear you'll be sticking around. You're a real help to the project. - Todd VerBeek 13:03, 26 July 2006 (EDT)

Granby Stevenage Photo[edit]

Thank you for letting me know. I looked around the site to see if it said anything about photos but I did not notice the privacy statement. I'll remove it straightaway. I'll probably photo the pub myself some time in the near future, and I'll upload that one. Oh, and thanks for the tip about signing your name, it's very helpful! jo 12:13, 31 July 2006 (EDT)

RE:French Speaker[edit]

Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. Also, although I'm pretty fluent with my French, I'm still learning so translating pages from French to English is good practice (it's actually easier converting French to English than the other way round as well- coz of grammar and stuff) . Hopefully I'll be able to help you. jo 12:54, 1 August 2006 (EDT)

Hi Tim, I share some of your concerns[edit]

i am nervous about internet brands which is not a purely free-content company, and appears to have moved wikitravel from GFDL - a truely free license to a more restrictive CC license. We are launching a new more open travel guide at WORLD. If you're interested in helping found it, I'd love to talk to you. Gil

Thanks for your note, I appreciate your willingness to answer me. I appologize for bothering you - it was clearly a mistake. I won't do it again - I'm still learning the wiki way. Gil


Sorry, I didn't get back to you yesterday, but soon after I got home I fell asleep. Warsaw is a fairly huge city and some district articles may not very well be worthwhile if they are almost a solely residential area, but districts directly adjacent to Warsaw/Srodmiescie probably should have an article. The Royal Road should probably have its own article, because it could eventually be turned into a useful itinerary. The royal gardens and palaces are located in the district called "Wilanów". Have you seen my instructions on the Warsaw talk page about how to located a specific place in Warsaw? -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 14:47, 9 August 2006 (EDT)


Hello, you've removed here [1] link to the official (government) site for the country [2]. I think you should review this edit and consider restoring the link, perhaps changing the content in what it was used. Bete 09:30, 14 August 2006 (EDT)

I'm famous![edit]

Did they reprint the article? The reason I ask that is because that had been printed on August 9th and Ravikiran had actually seen the same article in an Indian paper called Hindustan times? Where did you see it? -- Sapphire 14:02, 15 August 2006 (EDT)

External Links[edit]

Thanks for getting back to me.

How do you feel about Timeshare online (Below). It appears to be a broker type of site dealing in Timeshare. Again in my opinion the same could be said for . We have home owners and timeshare owners letting their units

In any case I feel the quality of the is extremely poor.

There are many timeshare resorts in South Africa, most participate in international exchange agreements such as RCI. Many timeshare owners also rent their time when they can not make use of it.

Southern Sun Timeshare Resorts, +27 (0)31 561-2204, [21] Timeshare Online, +27 (0)31 561-1230, [22]

South African Restaurants
Similarly I believe that Dining-OUT is a great resources for restaurants in South Africa.

Individual restaurants don't often have their own website. As Wiki is a travel site I would think it would be great if wikitravel could include details of restaurants in the area with their menu's, prices, editorial, map, directions, audio review, ... etc

I would appreciate your feedback once again.

Hi Tim. From what I understand you removed an external link from to but left the external link to I understand that external links are not wanted but then why not also remover the link to accommodation-finder. There is no difference between us, we are both accommodation portals.

Admin nomination[edit]

Hi Tim - you've made tons of good contributions here, so I was wondering if you'd be interested in being nominated as an administrator. It's a tremendously prestigious position that involves being tirelessly hounded by fans and groupies, as well as the endless temptation of several new Wiki buttons that should never, under any circumstances, no matter how grave the situation, be used. And then you also get the rollback link, whose lure is sometimes irresistible, especially when User:Ilikecats or User:Traveler2006 shows up. But basically being an admin is the same as being a normal Wikitraveller, except with groupies. Would you be interested? -- Ryan 17:11, 17 August 2006 (EDT)

See Wikitravel:Administrator_nominations#Tsandell. -- Ryan 17:41, 17 August 2006 (EDT)
Tim, I just saw your comments on Ryan's talk page. Would you make the same note on the nomination page so everyone knows that you accepted the nomination. Thanks. -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 01:01, 18 August 2006 (EDT)
So, your admin bit has been flipped. Thanks a lot for taking on this job. The main thing you should see different is a "rollback" link when viewing links (use it!), a "delete" and "protect" tab at the top of every article (which we normally only do by voting, but also at your discretion if it's clearly uncontroversial), and a lot of "block" and "ban" links for user, which we rarely use. If you have any questions, let me know. --User:Evan


Thanks for your words tim, i´m trying to edit within the guidelines, btw i included the link to the railway system because it has an english version, perhaps i should have linked it directly to the english side and not just to the main page?

Rizzen . -- Rizzen 4:55, 18 August 2006 (GMT)

That was helpful, thanks a lot. rizzen 23:32, 17 August 2006 (EDT)

Template border[edit]

I've added the border. I'd just copy and paste that as many times as you need to. -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 13:25, 18 August 2006 (EDT)


Did you mean to vfd the guide to Warsaw/Praga Polnoc, which is the legit article or the redirect that took you there? -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 00:11, 20 August 2006 (EDT)

Same thing with Warsaw/Wilanow. I think you meant to vfd Warsaw/Wilnaow. -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 00:13, 20 August 2006 (EDT)

Thanks for the welcome[edit]

Tim, thanks for the welcome message.

Jeffrey's Bay is my first contribution to Wikitravel and I am still learning how to use the wiki correctly.

I often (at least once a year) go to J-Bay and will keep working on it's page until it is a star entry. When I go down there this December I will make a point of collecting telephone numbers etc to use on the Wikitravel entry.

You can see more of my J-Bay photos here. I've also noted that Google Earth now has hi-res imaging for the area. I have created some Google Earth Placemarks and a link to Google Maps. There is also a webcam over the main beach.



Countries visited image[edit]

Is there a way I can just copy and paste your contries visitd map to my page and change the countries or will I have to make one. Will you let me have one on my page? Felixboy 13:54, 18 October 2006 (EDT)


Hi! The nominee list for the COTW is quite short. If you have any places that you would like to put in the row please don't hesitate. Thanks, Jan Jc8136 07:22, 20 October 2006 (EDT)

Wikitext helpers[edit]

I noticed that you added a little helper for the sleep listing tag. So, I don't know if you're used to working on Wikipedia, but when you edit a page there are some helpful links at the bottom of the edit box that let you insert hard-to-remember stuff (accented and non-Latin chars, tags, etc.) into the edit box. I've installed the CharInsert extension to make it work; we just need to create a MediaWiki:Edittools page like Wikipedia:MediaWiki:Edittools or hu:MediaWiki:Edittools. Do you think this would be helpful?

My goal for the listings tags is to make a forms-based, Ajax editing interface (so that you click on the listing, it turns into a form on the page, you edit the parts, and hit save to save it...), but edittools might be helpful for the short term or for people very used to Wikitext. And, of course, it would be helpful for other things. What are your thoughts? --Evan 19:16, 5 November 2006 (EST)

Re: Keep up the good work![edit]

Thanks for the encouragement Tim! I'm still rather new to Wikitravel, but I try to contribute bits and pieces where I can. hopha 14:50, 6 November 2006 (EST)

User_talk:NJR_ZA#Kruger National Park[edit]

Ah, yes, that does look better with the intro photo on top and the map further down. I think I might do the same on the South African provinces and cities as well. -- Nick 23:42, 30 November 2006 (EST)