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Swansea Images[edit]

You asked on my talk page:

I've just uploaded two images: 'Swansea Bay and University' and 'Mumbles Head and Swansea Bay'. They both need to go onto the Swansea article. The former on top, near 'Understand' and the latter next to the 'See' section. I cannot find how to move the images to the page. May I request your help? Thanks a lot. Windhorse 12 Jan 06
My reply 
  1. The images appear to have been scanned using the full platten of the scanner, not cropped to just the scan of the photograph.
  2. When you put the images on the page they need to have the .jpg on the end.
  3. The Wikitravel:Image policy suggests images be about 50 kb in size, so they download quicker.
PS Sign your posts with ~~~~ and you do not need to type your signature all the time. -- Huttite 01:42, 12 Jan 2006 (EST)
Ok, so I downloaded your images and had a look at them in Photostudio. I can crop them down to the image, but the scans are dirty. Either the photos have dust on them or your scanner does. Your photographs need to have their images dusted. The scanner glass probably also needs a good clean with a soft lint free lens - cleaning cloth. When you scan again you should probably half the scanning resolution from 96 dpi to 48 dpi, and set the scanner software to only scan the photograph, not the whole scan plate. Meanwhile I will try and upload the cropped images. -- Huttite 02:29, 12 Jan 2006 (EST)
For some reason my uploads did not work. You may need to rescan your images and upload the new versions. They should be made smaller, by reducing the resolution and cropping the image to just the picture. Prefreably image files should be around 50kb not the 500kb they currently are. -- Huttite 03:16, 12 Jan 2006 (EST)
Some success at last - look at Image:SwanseaBayAndMumbles.jpg and Image:SwanseaBayAndUniversity.jpg. I have put these into Swansea. I still suggest you re-scan the original images to make them smaller. -- Huttite 03:48, 12 Jan 2006 (EST)

Greater Manchester[edit]

Ok cheers for showing me that. I've added my comments to the talk page of Manchester that you asked me to look at. Hope I helped some way :) BarrY 06:41, 12 Jan 2006 (EST)

Kokkare Bellur / Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary[edit]

Hi Anurag. The articles that you are starting for bird watching sites in Karnataka look great, but if you could also include information about places to stay, eat or drink it would make the articles much more useable. Even if there are no such facilities, then it might be good to say so, then visitors can make prior arrangements - just a suggestion WindHorse

Sure I will add them -anurag 08:04, 13 Jan 2006 (EST)

Eiheiji Temple[edit]

I moved Eiheiji Temple to Eiheiji, see Talk:Eiheiji Temple. I also corrected the spelling of Eiheiji (it was Eiheji). Please check this article as I changed the emphasis from th temple as a destination to the village as a destination with the temple as an attraction. See Wikitravel:What is an article.


That was an inspired guess, but machan was not a misspelling for machine. It is a sort of elevated platform made of wood where people can sit to catch views of wildlife. --Ravikiran 06:29, 17 Jan 2006 (EST)

...though obviously not inspired enough. Thanks for enlightening me, and also for amending my error. However, do you think that we should actually change machan to 'elevated platform' so that ignoramouses like me will understand the meaning and not change it again. I'll leave the decision in your capable hands. WindHorse 17 Jan 06

I have added an explanation for Machan in the article. The reader will know what is being talked of and would have learnt something new --Ravikiran 13:17, 17 Jan 2006 (EST)


I think the "domestic" format you've used for the 'phone numbers is better, however Wikitravel:Phone_numbers says we're supposed to use the "international" format. My guess is that it won't stay that way forever, so...

Nobody seems to be able to say for sure exactly what the "Get out" section is/isn't for - I'd be tempted to leave Three Pagodas Pass there for now, but either way, I'll leave it in your capable hands, feel free to switch it back if you think that's the best way to go - cheers.

One other - the idea with mentioning both "Kanchanaburi Province" AND "Kanachanaburi" right at the top of the article is so that it acts as a kind of disambiguation - have a look at virtually all the other Thailand province articles.

Recalcitrant breadcrumbs[edit]

re "still a problem with breadcrumb lineage"
Try the "dynamic" workaround - usually fixes the problem:
(as opposed to the normal - which should work OK after the page has been accessed using the other URL)


for doing the tedious work of templating and arranging all of Karnataka's districts! --Ravikiran 15:45, 28 February 2006 (EST)

and also for taking care of Eat in Bangalore. I admit that I gave up after 2-3 sections myself, and left it as you probably found it. Tedious work that is appreciated :) -- bulliver 22:18, 18 March 2006 (EST)

Jaigon / Jaigaon[edit]

Hi - you created two articles for Jaigon and Jaigaon that appear to me to be the same. Should the Jaigon article be turned into a redirect to Jaigaon? -- Ryan 02:16, 26 March 2006 (EST)

It's close enough in spelling that a redirect should be OK to prevent others from making the same mistake - just change the article text to "REDIRECT #[[Jaigaon]]" and all should be well. -- Ryan 03:21, 26 March 2006 (EST)


AIM? feverwarrior for japan or china?


I am puzzled. Why did you start Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park as a VFD right away? —Ravikiran 11:00, 9 April 2006 (EDT)


Just removed my bit about Shimla altogether. Shaji here. It was just a place I liked. Thanks. Bye. What was offensive about the place?


Barnstar.png This is for the incredible number of new articles you've been creating for so many destinations around the world! — Ravikiran 11:30, 18 April 2006 (EDT)

P.S. I hope you don't mind my asking - are all these actually places you visit?

P.P.S. Is your nick a reference to the Buddha?


Here are my points regarding "Respect" in this article:

  • Just giving two random factoids regarding religious practice doesn't do that practice justice. Getting into the "why" of the factoids could take more space than the format permits, but there should at least be a capsule, and there are other parts of the practice that could definitely use elaboration.
  • There should certainly be some reference to the etiquette of photography in this area. It's alluded to in the Tengboche section, and that's all. The fact that the Khumbu has a (justified) reputation for being fabulously photogenic will move people to behave rather intrusively when taking candids of people and activities. If I were visiting for the first time, the etiquette of those would be one of the things I'd want most to understand right up front.
  • I cannot believe that this article contains no reference to How to haggle.

Does this help? Drop me a note on my talk page if you want to discuss. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 10:11, 23 June 2006 (EDT)

Russian region names[edit]

I'm glad to see someone working on creating regions for Russia. I have a concern about the names, however. Names such as Far Eastern and Northern (Russia) are a bit awkward, and discouraged. See Wikitravel:Article naming conventions#Region names for a brief explanation of why we prefer names such as Northern Russia. - Todd VerBeek 10:03, 12 August 2006 (EDT)

OK, but we're not Wikipedia. :) We want articles for regions that make the most sense to the traveler, with names that make sense on their own. People don't go to a region called "Northern" that happens to be in Russia; they go to Northern Russia. They don't go to the "East Siberian" region in Russia, but to Eastern Siberia. The easiest way to change these is to use the "move" option at the top of the article; this will automatically create redirects. - Todd VerBeek 10:23, 12 August 2006 (EDT)