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Bishnupur pics

Thanks. I did not think the pics to be bright enough for Wikishared but now that you want it I will do it on some other day, but don't worry. I will remember. I will upload a few more pictures in the nexr few days for some other pages. I have earlier uploaded Scotland pics for Wikishared. -- P.K.Niyogi 10:31, 30 December 2006 (EST)

Wikitravel:Discover criteria

copied from User talk:

Thanks for your interest in keeping Wikitravel:Discover high-quality, but I think you may have gone too far. Note that the guidance says that referenced articles "should" have a status of Usable or above, not that they must have such status. Because the list of trivia there is not very long, we are being forced to use some material from Outline articles to avoid running out of stuff. I wish it weren't so, but since it is, I've reverted your changes. (Incidentally, I echo Ryan's entreaty to create an account.) -- Bill-on-the-Hill 09:38, 3 January 2007 (EST)

As in another case I've had edits reverted for pretty much the exact opposite reason, I've clarified the Wikitravel:Discover#Criteria section - hope the wording is acceptable to all. Apologies for making it necessary to revert, thanks for taking the time to explain. ~ 11:14, 3 January 2007 (EST)
That wording looks like an improvement to me. Thanks. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 11:41, 3 January 2007 (EST)

Admin nomination

I've nominated User:Cacahuate to become an admin; please comment on Wikitravel:administrator nominations when you have some time. --Evan 01:25, 6 January 2007 (EST)

Hi Bill - As this heading is applicable, I'll add my reply to your invitation regarding the admin post here. Thanks for your kind words. However, I still feel that I'd prefer to just plod along as a casual visiting-editor adding info to articles about places that I am familiar with. Also, at the moment I have some free time to play around on the computer. Later this Spring and also later in the year I may not even have access to the web, so there will be a long periods of inactivity. So, I again reiterate my original response, though I appreciate your invitation to become a more committed member of the WT community. Take it easy. WindHorse 00:31, 10 January 2007 (EST)

Island Peak edits

There was nothing at all wrong with your edits that I rolled back. I simply screwed up -- meant to click the "Patrolled" button and clicked the wrong button (one that we admins have) to do a revert. Sorry about that. I've undone the damage I did. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 10:42, 13 January 2007 (EST)

No problem and no harm done - but I appreciate you letting me know. WindHorse 10:51, 13 January 2007 (EST)


I saw your request for me to explain my suspicions about this image. I explain my suspicions tomorrow. It's been about over a month since I requested information about the image so I'll have to do a little more detective work as to what my initial objections were. I do remember seeing the image being used in some very unusual, and somewhat suspect editing. If I recall correctly, I deleted the image from several pages because it's supposedly an image of Bophut Beach, but was on pages that were in no way connected to Bophut Beach. Anyhow, I'll see what I can come up with and get back to you. -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 00:24, 14 January 2007 (EST)

Well, someone's been adding this random photo to random pages again. See Talk:Chinese phrasebook - Traditional and South-western provinces (Papua New Guinea). I'd delete these pages, but I'll keep them around so you can look at them. This is similar to what I encountered a while back, but it was on all kinds of other pages. Anyhow, I'll give you a more definitive answer later. -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 00:29, 14 January 2007 (EST)

Now, that I've taken a closer look I may be paranoid about a user who accidentally adds the image to pages by typing "example" a lot. Anyhow, I've sent an email off to the user and a Google search leads me to believe that the user did spend upwards of 11 years in Thailand and may have recently moved to the UK so hopefully if these are the same persons he'll be able to afford a few minutes to respond. -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 00:56, 14 January 2007 (EST)

Stars in the making

Hey Bill! Any further thoughts on the discussion you started and that I ran away with? Cacahuate 09:20, 19 January 2007 (EST)

RE:Hiking in South Africa

Used to hike and camp quite a bit when I was younger, but priorities change and currently I don't really have a lot of time for that.

I've have a look at wikioutdoors, but since I have not actually hike the trails (or at least not done so lately) I don't think I am the best person to supply detailed information on them; the best I would be able to supply is consolidations of other people's reviews. I'm not sure I would like to go into that level of detail anyway; I'd rather put my efforts into growing and improving articles under South Africa on wikitravel.

Linking with wikioutdoors seems like a good idea and once I have more information on wikiitravel, I will definitely look at what content can be linked between the two to improve both wikis. NJR_ZA 02:45, 20 January 2007 (EST)

JensAndMarian Discussion

I've moved the JensAndMarian discussion to Wikitravel talk:Copyleft since ultimately the issue was whether or not someone could revoke the CC-SA license. Hopefully that seems like a reasonable place to archive it, but as always feel free to revert if you think terms of use is more appropriate. -- Ryan 10:42, 2 February 2007 (EST)

Cambridge for DoTM

Bill. I've asked a couple of questions about you (opposition) to Cambridge as DOTM. I would be grateful for your feedback. -- DanielC 14:35, 4 February 2007 (EST)

Re: Regions in New Mexico

Hey there Bill, I moved them to comply with anc/regions, and as you point out, forgot to deal with the redirect links... I'll get on that now, sorry for the mess  :) - Cacahuate 12:03, 24 February 2007 (EST)

Alright, think I got them all - Cacahuate 14:40, 24 February 2007 (EST)
I double checked a lot of the ones that I was correcting and they seemed to be displaying correctly, which ones aren't? Just curious so I'm aware of the glitches and can avoid/fix in the future... - Cacahuate 17:53, 24 February 2007 (EST)
Ah, I see what you mean... I've come across that before, why don't they display and how can it be fixed? I see you making tiny changes to the articles, are you doing something in addition to that that fixes it? Just curious for future... - Cacahuate 18:01, 24 February 2007 (EST)
Every article that I touched I fixed the isin on, I think... something else of note, I was just looking at Taos, which had broken navigation, and I purge the cache for the page and then the breadcrumb worked correctly... - Cacahuate 18:14, 24 February 2007 (EST)
So actually this is now tying into the other discussion about orphaned pages... I fixed all of the pages that were linked to from the region articles, but anything that wasn't I would have no way of finding... is there a way to search by isIn? [IsIn=North (New Mexico)]? - Cacahuate 18:22, 24 February 2007 (EST)
Also I just went through all the other regions and corrected the ones I missed, just so you don't do double work... during the first round I was going from "what links here" on the region pages, which is why I missed some... still curious though, is there a way to search by "isIn" to find orphaned pages? - Cacahuate 18:48, 24 February 2007 (EST)

Los Alamos? No wonder you think NM is higher in elevation than the rest of the Southwest. I can't believe that you reverted my edits--especially considering that the language in the earlier version was informal and not appropriate (who the hell calls it the "Rio" other than a reformed Texan?). Ph.D.? I can't bear to imagine the quality of your dissertation. If your reversion of my edits was out of spite resulting from my prior difficulties with you and your cronies, then I can only conclude that your refusal to accept obvious improvements to a compromised article is the product of imbecilic thought on your part.


Hi Bill - thanks for catching my mistaken attempt to create Wikitravel:Votes for deletion/March 2007. I'm not sure what happened there, but I'll go back and read Wikitravel:How to start a new page a few times to make sure it doesn't happen again. -- Ryan 20:34, 4 March 2007 (EST)


It sounds like you have an awesome job. Thanks for keeping me safe! (What's Iran up to?) Also, do you have a license to kill? -- Sapphire(Talk) • 05:07, 12 March 2007 (EDT)