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Hello, WineCountryInn! Welcome to Wikitravel.

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Colorado's Wine Country[edit]

Really impressive work today! One note, we only allow a maximum of nine other destinations in the type of list appearing at Colorado#Other destinations, so I have removed the link you placed there (also, travel topics should not appear in that section, per Wikitravel:Region article template). I did however, add a related tag to Colorado, which adds a link to Colorado's Wine Country in the left sidebar. I think it would be appropriate to add similar related tags to the articles linked at Colorado's_Wine_Country#Wine_Regions. The syntax is {{related|Colorado's_Wine_Country}} so if you'd like to add them, please plunge forward! --Peter Talk 21:13, 7 January 2009 (EST)

I'll second that! Outstanding stuff. I've nominated the article as Destination of the Month. You wouldn't happen to have a map we could use, now would you? Jpatokal 22:31, 8 January 2009 (EST)
And I'll third it — what a great article! Thanks for your hard work on it. My only concern is this photo. Do you have a model release for those two people? Our image policy prohibits identifiable people without a model release, so it might be better to use a photo similar to the others you've uploaded instead. Gorilla Jones 19:03, 9 January 2009 (EST)


Thanks for uploading the Palisade map, but please clarify the permission to state that the copyright is held by the Chamber of Commerce and they license it under Creative Commons -- this means not just Wikitravel but anybody can use it, as long as they credit the creator. Jpatokal 22:23, 11 January 2009 (EST)

images go on shared[edit]

Please make sure you upload images to our shared server and not here, link is on the upload page too :)


Thanks for the self-policing! If you'd like to include more information about your inn on Wikitravel feel free to add some info to your user page, but thanks for limiting the listings in the main article space - the Wikitravel:Don't tout policy is a tough one to police since so many contributors come here to promote their businesses, and while we don't want to chase anyone off we also don't want articles to turn into a mess of advertisements. In any case, thanks for the cleanups and for your many great edits; I'm hopeful that I'll have some time this weekend to review your work a bit more closely as our coverage of Colorado has been lacking and you've done a great job of improving that situation! -- Ryan • (talk) • 17:08, 16 January 2009 (EST)

But why did you remove the Wine Country Inn from Palisade? The listing looks perfectly fine to me. Jpatokal 22:50, 16 January 2009 (EST)
Since I should have one listing in one place, I chose Colorado's Wine Country. The listing can go in Palisade, instead, if you'd like. Either way is fine with me. WineCountryInn 22:55, 16 January 2009 (EST)
It's totally fine to have a listing for a business in the article about the town in which it is located, so listing your inn in the Palisade article (provided the inn is located there) is OK. Travel topics are a bit of a special case, so if your inn is relevant to the Colorado's Wine Country topic then a double-listing is probably justified. The Wikitravel:Don't tout policy exists to instruct overzealous contributors not to spam the site with listings, which isn't something that you're in any way guilty of. -- Ryan • (talk) • 23:24, 16 January 2009 (EST)
Yeah, I was going to say.. Any listing that is on the wine country page must be listed also on the individual city pages. I noticed that if you look at the Paonia article there are practically no Sleep entries at all, but on the wine country page there are several. The city page is the place for all. If they are repeated in the travel topic article, then they are repeated (not really a fan of this concept either), but they must be listed in the individual destination articles. Texugo 01:39, 17 January 2009 (EST)
Allrighty, then. I'll start the cutting and pasting on the other reccomendations. thanks for the feedback. WineCountryInn 16:07, 17 January 2009 (EST)


Thanks for writing that article—it inspired me to look into several farms in Indiana lately. Led to one fantastic brunch, a regular fresh ice-cream stop off the highway, and a happy lady on Valentine's! --Peter Talk 21:19, 16 February 2009 (EST)

Hey, wow. Thank you. It's always great to hear that someone read my article and got ideas from it. Glad you found it useful and had a happy Valentine's Day. Cheers! WineCountryInn 13:20, 17 February 2009 (EST)

USA Images[edit]

I think the size difference between a horizontal image 200 and 250 pixel picture is pretty negligible, probably 2-3 kilobyes, so I don't think that's much of a concern. Besides personally I care more about keeping page sizes down for guides in undeveloped countries, where people are much more likely to be accessing the guide on a low speed internet connection, than in Europe, North America or North-East Asia. But If you think the vertical images have become to dominant feel free to size them down a bit. --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 13:39, 17 February 2009 (EST)

Welcome back[edit]

Nice to see you back in these parts! My girlfriend and I actually made a stop in Palisade last September, partly due to the contributions you've made here. We didn't come home with any wine, but given a few more years I could definitely see your corner of the world becoming a competitor to the places we've got here in California. In any case, glad to see you contributing again! -- Ryan • (talk) • 19:38, 29 July 2010 (EDT)

Very cool, Ryan! Did you stop at the inn while in Palisade? If not, we've got to get you back!WineCountryInn (talk)
From me too—nice to see you back on wiki, and great RMNP pictures! --Peter Talk 15:34, 5 August 2010 (EDT)
Thanks, Peter! Now all we need is for you to cook up one of your awesome maps for RMNP. Or any ideas where I might find a govt. one online that's in the public domain? WineCountryInn 23:16, 5 August 2010 (EDT)
Any map produced by the federal government is in the public domain. The one at is nice. =) LtPowers 10:29, 6 August 2010 (EDT)
The article definitely deserves a map, and we can actually Wikitravel-ify that NPS map by importing the PDF into Inkscape and mucking about (it's a bit of a pain, but doesn't take too long). I'll add this to my queue ;) --Peter Talk 15:44, 6 August 2010 (EDT)
Exxx-scullent. (twiddles fingers in a scheming way, Mr. Burns-style). My evil plan is coming together. Thanks, everybody. WineCountryInn (talk)