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Welcome[edit]

Hello Xxxdanxxx! 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. If you are having trouble with some of the terms being used, check out the jargon page.

Thank you we look forward to your contributions! -- Tom Holland (xltel) 09:44, 30 July 2006 (EDT)

Aggressive editing[edit]

When you find several people all disagreeing with you, perhaps you should step back and try discussing the matter rather than repeatedly inserting text into an article. - Todd VerBeek 12:04, 30 July 2006 (EDT)

Warnings[edit]

Copied from User talk:82.43.244.187:

In general it's a bad idea to repeatedly re-add content that others are removing - in the Wiki world if something is deemed controversial the correct procedure is to discuss it on the talk page (see Talk:United States of America#Silly Warningbox). Just like people who write in ALL-CAPS may not realize that others perceive them to be "shouting", the attempt to make a point point by re-inserting deleted text is generally considered aggressive, and I don't think that's your intent. Please discuss, and hopefully we can come to a resolution. You may also want to login as it makes it easier to communicate. -- Ryan 11:56, 30 July 2006 (EDT)

Adding to the above, warningboxes are usually reserved for really important items that aren't common sense. Driving in an automobile is one of the most common ways people die in America, but we don't warn about that. Consuming too much alcohol can lead to injury and death, but we don't warn about that. And screwing with customs in any country can get you in trouble, but I don't think (and others seem to agree) that a warning box is required. Warning boxes are used for making hugely important points ("Visiting Iraq is dangerous right now!") or for things that travelers may not be aware of and MUST know ("The penalty for importing any drugs into Singapore is death"). Anyhow, Talk:United States of America#Silly Warningbox is the place to discuss this. -- Ryan 12:08, 30 July 2006 (EDT)

Number of cities[edit]

I reverted your change to United Kingdom; we've been drawing a hard line at 9 cities. If you want to add a city, propose another one to drop on the talk page. Otherwise, we end up with "just one more city" until we have 12 or 22... -- Jonboy 14:52, 30 July 2006 (EDT)

Accomodation in Preston[edit]

Hi Dan, thanks for your help on Preston!

I see you moved the Hotel Barton Grange from mid range to splurge citing this in the comment box: moved four star back to splurge. 5 star status is rare in north england, this hotel rivals many 5 star. should be in splurge

The way the accomodation listings on wikitravel are categorised is by price, i.e. a cheap youth hostel which costs £10 a night is budget, a medium priced (£50ish) hotel is midrange, and your uber luxurious hotel (£80+) is splurge... However, if that uber luxurious hotel decides to charge £10 a night, then that would go in budget. I haven't been able to find anything in actual writing on the site that says what should go where, but thats more or less the way things are done around here! I've just posted a comment in the travellers pub about the price boundaries and hopefully we'll get some feedback on where the Hotel Barton Grange should go!

I also had a quick look on the Hotel Barton Grange website, and a single room costs £55 - usually I would put this hotel in the mid range section. Any problems, post something on my talk page. -- Tim 09:38, 2 August 2006 (EDT)

Let's Talk[edit]

Please see Talk:United States of America/Respect and Warnings, if you are willing... Let's go there and talk about it. We might be able to come up with something that is not viewed as a political statement, but useful to the Wikitraveler. Thank you for you help. -- Tom Holland (xltel) 11:29, 7 October 2006 (EDT)