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Chinese regional map

How did you generate the China regional map? I'm curious if you'd be willing to redraw it to accord with more traditional geographic administrative regions like those found on Wikipedia. It would result in more standardization and broader adoption.

Right now, the Wikipedia and WikiTravel regions diverge slightly. It would be pretty simple to make a few changes and hew to the Wikipedia standard.

I´ll look into it more when i´m back home in a few weeks and see if Wikipedia´s version makes more sense. For the record though, what works for them and for us is often very different, we care mostly about digestible regions from a travelers perspective, rather than historical, political, etc... though in a perfect world those would be the same thing :) But to answer your question, the regions were already pretty set when i decided to draw the map, i just painted a picture of what already existed in our guides – cacahuate talk 17:51, 25 December 2008 (EST)


Hi - thanks for the note. Would be great to meet up, if we do cross paths, though I'm not sure we will in the near term. I'm staying at Lago Atitlan in Guatemala for maybe a few weeks, then I have ideas of visiting Mexico - San Cristobal and/or Oaxaca. I'm stretching my $ as far as possible, so if you have any tips on staying for free in exchange for a few hours work, that would be cool. (I'm registered with, which has been useful.)

Otherwise, it's possible I'll get to LA sometime in the first half of 2009.

I can't get email notifications of talk page messages, it seems? So... you can always catch me here: chriswaterguy with the domain name appropedia dot org. --chriswaterguy 17:46, 1 January 2009 (EST)

Don't remove comments from my talk page

Cacahuate, this is completely unacceptable. As an administrator, if someone wants to talk to me, I want to hear what he/she has to say. Please do not revert other users' comments on my talk page, short of blatant vandalism. If you have questions about my preference, please let me know. LtPowers 14:33, 7 January 2009 (EST)

I would strongly urge you to not become an enabler – cacahuate talk 15:21, 8 January 2009 (EST)
At the risk of sounding like a pedantic ass, lets please keep these interactions as polite as possible. "I would prefer" and "I would appreciate" would be useful prases ;) --Peter Talk 15:57, 8 January 2009 (EST)
I apologize if my wording was harsh; I was stunned to see someone's legitimate comments had been removed from my talk page and may have posted before gathering my thoughts completely. Regardless, though, it is my belief that free and open communication is paramount to the success of any wiki, and as an administrator, my responsibility to hear other users out is that much higher. I don't care if it's Peterfitzgerald, Edmontonenthusiast, or one of our most persistent vandals: if someone has something to say to me, in good faith, I want to see it. The only thing I believe I am enabling by this policy is free and open communication. Thanks for understanding. LtPowers 16:13, 8 January 2009 (EST)
All fair enough, and I support that goal absolutely. My concern, in the past couple days, is that we don't squander the collegial atmosphere and goodwill between all of us in dealing with a difficult user. --Peter Talk 16:42, 8 January 2009 (EST)
Unfortunately said difficult user has a keen interest in just that, which is what I was referring to above. I don't believe them to be "legitimate comments", I think it's disruptive editing, which is why I removed it, but will certainly honor your preference in the future :) – cacahuate talk 22:14, 8 January 2009 (EST)


Thanks for your edit, allowed me to see the the December conversation. -- Sapphire(Talk) • 18:51, 12 January 2009 (EST)

User page deletion request

Hi - can you please delete my user pages, User:Jsteph and User_talk:Jsteph? Thanks. Jsteph 05:17, 21 January 2009 (EST)

Sure, done :) – cacahuate talk 22:55, 21 January 2009 (EST)

OpenID problems

I've deleted my blog and - which I didn't knew - with it my OpenID. Unfortunately I never entered an e-Mail - Adress to my Account, meaning I can't send me a new password. So there is my account - still there - but I have no way of accessing it.

Can you enter my email adress "tobias maasland ---at--- web pt de" to the profile, please? (Tactics against crawlers: no space between my name, and pt means point.) Thanks.

Hmm, if that's possible, I have no clue how. Anyone else have a solution to this? Have you tried just entering your username and the password you used at your blog? – cacahuate talk 02:13, 15 February 2009 (EST)
Tried my old OpenID with the password (says User not found) and my nickname (says Password wrong). So maybe you could change my password and send me an e-Mail with it? 11:12, 15 February 2009 (EST)
As far as I know, admins don't have any special access to user accounts. Anyone else know anything about this? – cacahuate talk 18:57, 15 February 2009 (EST)
I poked around at Wikipedia, it says over there that if you didn't enter an email when signing up, and lose your password, then you have to just start a new account. Only other thing I can think of is maybe trying to recreate your wordpress blog again, if you really want to log into that same account – cacahuate talk 19:34, 15 February 2009 (EST)
Thanks for poking. I tried to recreate the blog, but that is not possible. Well, now I am back here. Thanks again for helping me out. Weirdnose 21:12, 15 February 2009 (EST)

Hunza edits

Hey Cacahuate, did you mean to leave Hunza Valley like this? [1] --Peter Talk 16:09, 21 February 2009 (EST)

Nope, and fixed! Thanks :) – cacahuate talk 17:54, 21 February 2009 (EST)

Stay safe Pakistan

Hi, I have seen that you adjusted the stay safe section and liked your pragmatic approach. Could you help me get User Sal a bit relaxed? Thanks, jan 04:02, 5 March 2009 (EST)

I have seen that you deleted the corruption section. Are you aware that the Pakistani president is nic name Mr. 10% and even in my home country was convicted on money laundering and corruption? And Switzerland is very lax on that issues...jan 05:16, 5 March 2009 (EST)
Yes, I'm aware, but it's not really all that relevant to the traveler, and at the moment it was just a broad statement that "pakistan is corrupt", which isn't really helpful :) All that affects the traveler is a bit of price gouging here and there, as is common throughout the greater region, and actually it's even less of a problem in Pakistan than neighboring India and Afghanistan – cacahuate talk 11:26, 5 March 2009 (EST)

Warning image

Of course I'd be happy to provide a link! I borrowed it from our friends at Wikipedia; the page includes all the info, including the CCBYSA 2.5 licensing info: [2]. I promise I wasn't just making it up! -Naryathegreat 12:43, 21 March 2009 (EDT)

Chinese SVG

Hey Cacahuate, I just made the Chinese top-tier regions our newest sub-project for the regions maps expedition, but then realized that we don't have the SVG for shared:Image:Map of China.png. Would you mind uploading that? (And of course I'd be thrilled if you'd upload the rest of your continental section svgs, so I could translate them into Russian.) --Peter Talk 21:50, 21 March 2009 (EDT)

Yes, I'll try to do it later this afternoon :) – cacahuate talk 13:31, 22 March 2009 (EDT)

Greenland map

You'd signed up to do the Greenland map a while ago, hope you don't mind to much that I went ahead and made one to take North America of the list. --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 19:07, 22 March 2009 (EDT)

Started it, but haven't had time to finish... yours turned out nice :) – cacahuate talk 21:12, 22 March 2009 (EDT)

From OrganicLover

Oh I see. Thanks.

Perfectly Fine Map

The first map you referred me to is updated and looks good enough but mine's got the details. I'll get the info you want and repost the map.Paula 04:12, 18 May 2009 (EDT)

i posted the letter and the map up on wikitravel shared. it's in the "gallery of new images." the filename is map_of_korea.jpg and the letter of permisson is under letter_of_permission.gif. So, now what?Paula 05:03, 18 May 2009 (EDT)