I've added your name to Wikitravel:Administrator nominations. I know you're on the road right now, but it would make me pleased as punch if you'd be willing to take on this job. --Evan 01:18, 6 January 2007 (EST)
Thanks for informing me. We'd better dump it into the slush pile for the time being.
pictures are the major problem. Upamanyuwikitravel 10:12, 6 January 2007 (EST)
Yeah it is, but this trip is gonna be a bit more action, although it will be just as sociable! I'm planning to work on a project in Nairobi called FOCUS, which is basically a Christian project working in the slums of Nairobi which equips people from the local university to help the people in the slums. It should be pretty awesome - I've done similar work in High Schools in Maseru, Lesotho before. This FOCUS project is supported by Tearfund and I'll be out there for about 6 weeks or so. It's gonna be absolutely immense, and living, eating, sleeping Africa is a million times better than staying in the touristy confines of cities and game reserves. Maybe we could have a travel topic on here called making a difference through travel... -- Tim 09:38, 19 January 2007 (EST)
Great work on the Welcomes! Maj 23:17, 20 January 2007 (EST)
Nice cleanups on Swansea, etc! Just wanted to point out to you the templates for hotels, activities, etc... since you're doing so much manual of style work, you might as well convert listings using those :) If you haven't seen them already, they're accessible right from the "edit" box when you're editing a page, just scroll down a bit... they look like this: listing name="" address="" phone="" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url=""></listing> Thanks again! ::: Cacahuate 11:57, 22 January 2007 (EST)
Thanks - it had needed doing for sometime. Yes, I had noticed the templates, and if I had used them from the beginning, I would have continued to do so. However, cutting each name, address, telephone number etc, etc and pasting it between the correct brackets is quite laborious and, to be honest, I felt that the general overall effect was about the same. Maybe in the future I can do it slowly, section by section. Anyway, thanks for your feedback and help. Frequenttrekker 22:22, 22 January 2007 (EST)
Thanks for pointing that out to me. I did just have a quick look at this site this guy claims to be from, and its not what i chonqed, so its okay! The one I chonqd was very different, and is definitely not this Dominica search page he mentioned! The one I chonqd is here .
As for unchonqing someone, it might be possible, but I'm not going to do it in this case - he added a completely unrelated link to our wiki, which constitutes wikispam. The whole point in spammers spamming wikis is that even when it gets editted out, the link is still sitting in the history pages, and thus whenever search engine bots come and read through all the links on wikitravel, his will get read, thus increasing his websites page rank. What chonqing a site does (I think!) is submits the offending link to a database of known wikispammers which gets passed onto search engines so that their pageranks are fair... Check out Wikitravel:How_to_handle_unwanted_edits#WikiSpam for more info! -- Tim 14:37, 25 January 2007 (EST)
Thanks for the Havelock tip!
Thanks a lot for the advice you gave me when I asked you about the Andamans! We had a great time on Havelock and the Island Vinnie's resort was just right! — Ravikiran 03:08, 31 January 2007 (EST)
The timing's gonna be tricky, because I'm flying in on Tuesday night. What time is your flight on Wednesday? Jpatokal 08:26, 4 February 2007 (EST)
I replied so it should be coming shortly... -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 12:36, 6 February 2007 (EST)
Hi there, you've left India...
Hey Cacahuate, I believe you're done with the 2 year trip. How was India like?? --Upamanyuwikitravel 05:17, 9 February 2007 (EST)
Take care -- Upamanyuwikitravel 10:12, 16 February 2007 (EST)
As you suggested, I have set up a page exclusively for Indian sacred sites. If you get time, please take a look. Your changes and suggestions would be very welcome. Thanks. WindHorse 04:26, 18 February 2007 (EST)
There doesn't seem to be any consensus yet on how to handle all of the mini-cities in LA (Talk:Hollywood (disambiguation) has some discussion, amongst other places), but I went ahead and created a North Hollywood article rather than put a sleep listing on a regional article - I'm worried that including hotels on region articles opens up a whole new front for the "which nine?" debate that is probably best avoided at all costs. If needed we can always redirect this article later, but it was already linked from the San Fernando Valley article so it probably would have been created eventually anyhow. -- Ryan 04:57, 18 February 2007 (EST)
I responded to your question on Shared. I can comb through the licenses and pick out the smallest differences but that will take me a while. -- Sapphire 19:19, 18 February 2007 (EST)
Hi there! Well, that's what I get for being too eager to help out (hehehe). I just noticed that there were a series of edits to Berneray being done by an anonymous IP (that is, an unregistered user: 184.108.40.206), who was making mass deletions of information on the page. Since they weren't offering any sort of explanation as to why they were doing what they were doing, there was no way to verify that the deletions they were making were valid. So I reverted all the deletions that person had been making. I see that Wrh2 reverted them even further, so I guess I didn't go far back enough with the edits I made. Anyway, sorry for jumping the gun there. Oh, and yes, I've been doing a lot of work over on WikiCars as well. It's looking better every day, but it'll be quite a while before our community is as large as WT's. We have been trying to take some cues from WT, though, and it's been helpful. - Pastrami on Ry 17:34, 21 February 2007 (EST)
Hey - probably just an oversight, but in case not I just wanted to leave a quick note to say that if you delete a file that is on the VFD page like Image:Renee zellweger.jpg, be sure to remove the deletion discussion from the VFD page and to archive it on Wikitravel:Votes for deletion/February 2007. Let me know if you have any questions. -- Ryan 20:00, 21 February 2007 (EST)
Map template already being used
Regions in New Mexico
Uh, why did you make all those changes to the region structure for New Mexico? Both the parenthetical form and non-parenthetical ones are in use for states, and because New Mexico is a fairly well-developed state as regards sub-pages, now there is one heck of a lot of redirect-fixing that needs to be done. Could you at least help on that, please? -- Bill-on-the-Hill 18:57, 23 February 2007 (EST)
Thank you for your words. I agree with you about walking in old city.... I miss it too... Webkami 08:48, 26 February 2007 (EST)
Delhi to Jo'burg
The fanststic website
Hey I didn't recommend that site on Ravi's talk page, it was Ravi himself. I agree with you it's a truly wonderful site, I can get type in Bengali, Hindi AND Sanskrit now! Anyway, I'm trying to translate the main wikitravel pages so that we can launch a Hindi wikitravel. See this -- Upamanyuwikitravel • ( Talk ) • ( Travel ) • 08:06, 13 March 2007 (EDT)
I have some questions for you I'd like to send by email. Can you email me at [email protected] or post your address here?
Babel in Hindi
No offence, Cacahuate, but the grammar is tragically wrong.
hi-0 यह सदस्य हिन्दी भाषा में नही है। Literal Translation : This user is not inside the Hindi langauge. You wanted to use the word for cannot comprehend and ended up using नही which means "no" or "is not".
hi-1 यह सदस्य हिन्दी भाषा में मूल है।
hi-2 यह सदस्य हिन्दी भाषा में मध्यवर्ती है।
hi-3 यह सदस्य हिन्दी भाषा में प्रवीण है।
hi-4 यह सदस्य हिन्दी भाषा में near-देशी है। Note: Deshi does not mean native in that sense. Maatribhaashaa is the correct word for native language.
hi यह सदस्य हिन्दी भाषा में देशी है।
I will change the text.
Thank you sir, I knew you'd fix it up nicely! that was just a first taste of my Hindi grammar, I plan on mangling the language many more times in the near future... – cacahuate talk 02:47, 20 March 2007 (EDT)
Kein Problem. I'd be happy to correct and improve your Hindi, so that you can reach babel-2 :) some day....
Anyway, I must say I'm impressed by your vocab (मध्यवर्ती) wow!!!
anyway, could you make the hi project page, 2nd on navibar. just copy from en and try to translate, I'll correct the grammar. and if you think you can't do some bits, leave them, i'll help you later. Upamanyuwikitravel • ( Talk ) • ( Travel ) • 00:26, 14 April 2007 (EDT)
Because you are laughing about actual crimes that have been committed.
Not to worry, I knew... -- Bill-on-the-Hill 21:51, 24 April 2007 (EDT)
I like it. Putting the symbols on their own layer and separate from Annotation(en) is a brilliant idea, that makes translating it a lot easier since someone can just create a Annotation(other language) layer and translate that to match what you already have. I think we should make the Symbols layer part of the template and note it in Wikitravel:How to draw a map. Only problem I see with your map is the font. You should install and use Blue Highway  or here  --NJR_ZA 08:03, 26 April 2007 (EDT)
I'm not very familiar with the area, but that does seem to make sense from a travel point of view. Most travelers visiting Uganda will probably do it while visiting East Africa and enter it either from Kenya or Tanzania. The Uganda article already states that it is in East Africa (Though the breadcrumb states it is in Central Africa). I think we should go ahead and move it. --NJR_ZA 03:18, 30 April 2007 (EDT)
hi: Liaison Reports
Would you mind writing the HI go-between reports for May and June? I'm leaving for Calcutta tomorrow (yipee!) ... and although I'm taking my laptop, wi-fi hotspots are pretty limited out there... so I doubt if I will be able to log in more than once-a-week. And there are many tasks which need to be done on HI —
So that guy who stated he got yelled at was likely this same guy:
There are more IPs he used , but I'm not looking for all of them. He never really got yelled at, but he was criticized, sometimes harshly, because he would create articles for non-destinations and out of several hundred articles I think we kept no more than five(?) We tried for months and months to get him to take the time, breathe, make sure the article he was about to create was actually a real destination. It wasn't. We then tried baby steps like using a template, but that was too complicated. I think the toughest we got were my comments on User_talk:220.127.116.11#Moved from Zun kune by Sapphire. -- Sapphire • (Talk) • 18:55, 21 May 2007 (EDT)
Ah yes, I've come across some of those before... didn't realize that was (probably) the guy... oh well... yeah, does sound like he lives in Brisbane... what's with those people? Hehe. – cacahuate talk 20:53, 21 May 2007 (EDT)
i see you've taken a liking to some of my photos? two from herat and one from balkh? the last one (balkh) is on the commons, so i would suggest removing it and linking there. and how about i upload the other ones to the commons too? check my user page there and i add them somewhere in the next few hours. can't get the interwiki link to work so take this: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Bluuurgh
2 Islands of New Zealand are NOT regions
Hey, good to hear from you. Sorry, cannot enlighten you on this subject, though I can blow one myth. I use Firefox almost exclusively, but have never experienced the problems you or Celticevergreen mentioned. So, I guess we all have to wait for Evan to shine some light of wisdom on the mystery. Take it easy. WindHorse 03:08, 1 June 2007 (EDT)
CotW unscheduled nominations are getting a bit thin!
Yes, only administrators may edit MediaWiki files. The reason being so because these files are sensitive to site performance and security. Imagine if someone used the MediaWiki:Sitenotice to link to a virus.
I'm not sure if it's something that's uniquely LA and thus worth mentioning in the Los Angeles article, but bacon dogs are fairly ubiquitous late at night, especially in Hollywood. As to Salvadoran vegetarian food, cookbookwiki.com lists a bunch of recipes, but I've never seen any in the city; of course, I've only been to one Salvadoran restaurant here... -- Ryan • (talk) • 03:16, 12 June 2007 (EDT)
New search engine
Could you check out the new search engine on review (http://wikitravel.org/review/Special:Search) and give your feedback on shared:Tech:Lucene search? It's a faster, more accurate and more extensible search engine than the default one that comes with MediaWiki; it's also the one that Wikipedia uses. --Evan 12:42, 12 June 2007 (EDT)
Image VFD procedure
Wikitravel:Deletion policy#Deletion procedure says "a Wikitraveller should do any preparatory work (like orphaning an image, or combining the article with one it duplicates) and then put a link to the article or image on the votes for deletion page" - so I've removed Image:Roopam.jpg (which you VFD'd) from the Puri article. ~ 18.104.22.168 05:46, 17 June 2007 (EDT)
Hi, thanks for the tip, I changed the license on the one map you did not change. Tensaibuta 06:58, 17 June 2007 (EDT)
Thank you for the barn lotus. It's....lovely. Also, I really appreciate your easy going way of dealing with situations. It really helps smooths things along. Take it easy (ps. hope you can realize your wish to return to India sometime soon). Thanks again for the lotus. WindHorse 12:34, 21 June 2007 (EDT)
You said: NotYet to the logo, but I love the concept. I like green, but it's just not quite extraordinary enough yet. Sorry I can't help with the actual design, but I'll know something great when I see it!
Yeah the net has made railway booking pretty effortless. Is it possible to put up a link for the indian railways?Kroswami 12:36, 4 July 2007 (EDT)
You already are an administrator, you just refuse to accept it - Excuse me, sir, are you implying that I am a closet administrator? Ha Ha. Actually, I really appreciate your invitation, but, you know, at the moment I really enjoy editing at WT and hope my efforts can help some traveler, but perhaps part of the fun is that I don't feel any responsibility. Obviously, becoming a volunteer admin is not like accepting a high pressured job at Microsoft, but somehow it changes the atmosphere. Furthermore, later in the year I'm going to be in some very remote areas for several months where there are few places with electricity, let alone internet connections. So, maybe let's think about next year when I am hooked up to the web again. Anyway, take it easy, and keep pumping out the inspirational comments. WindHorse 08:20, 9 July 2007 (EDT)
Wes, you had some feedback about the code to tech:optionally split long guides into one page per section. Since I've got a new version of software on review: to do this, I'd love to get your feedback on the shared: tech page. --Evan 13:29, 10 July 2007 (EDT)
Since I'm a Rus-ophile
Thanks for the article! You know, I think the scariest thing about that youth group is that they've managed to get any Russian kids to support a pro-conscription movement—who the heck would want to serve in the Russian Army?! --Peter Talk 15:58, 10 July 2007 (EDT)
Apologies for adding an image released under an incompatible license (Image:373296152 5f5620faf9.jpg). I've had a look at the WT licensing policy, and for future reference would like to confirm. On Flickr, there are six kinds of CC license (). Is it only the top on the list, Attribution 2.0, and the bottom one of these six, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0, that are compatible with WT licensing. Thanks for your help. Frequenttrekker 04:20, 15 July 2007 (EDT)
Florida Page complete??
I noticed that there is a tag on the florida page, I added much, do you think that the page is complete now?. or does it still need more information. Also can I remove the tag or does someone else remove it. Thanks. Flowergirl 23:38, 18 July 2007 (EDT)
Edits on de:?
Some anonymous user has droped a message on my [[de:Benutzer Diskussion:Hansm#[en] Signature|de: talk page]], claiming to be Cacahuate. Was that realy you? -- Hansm 09:49, 20 July 2007 (EDT)