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Looking forward to your contributions, --Evan 01:00, 19 May 2004 (EDT)

Excellent work on New Orleans

So, you've done some really great work on New Orleans and the associated districts. I did want to drop you a few links, including the huge city article template, district article template, restaurant listings, attraction listings, and bar listings. Feel free to plunge forward and just add information without worrying too much about the manual of style, but, of course, doing it right the first time saves everyone some time and effort. --Evan 16:00, 29 May 2004 (EDT)

Thanks. I guess I did too much taking my cue from what was written there already than from the templates; I'll try to get them more in line. Cheers, -- Infrogmation 16:05, 29 May 2004 (EDT)
Yep. That's one of the problems of doing wiki stuff: we have to set a good example with good style. Sorry for the disconnect. --Evan 16:09, 29 May 2004 (EDT)
Okay. I'm going to stop working on the New Orleans pages for a while to avoid the edit conflicts. One thing I feel strongly about is that "Live music" (or some similar wording) does deserve to be its own section, especially for places like New Orleans where many visitors come with music as one of their priorities. It should not be a subset of drinking; if that's according to the template, I think the template could use some adjustment or flexibility. Cheers, -- Infrogmation 16:24, 29 May 2004 (EDT)
Don't let me stop your excellent roll! You're doing great, and I won't be whacking on NO pages for a while. Go right ahead! --Evan 17:51, 29 May 2004 (EDT)
The templates are flexible, but things like live music are going to be in practically any city. We have "Drink" now for a section that should probably be called "Nightlife" or some such thing. All our section headers have short, sharp names that are pretty distinctive, so I don't think Nightlife is a good one. "Go out" might work, but it's a little close to "Get out". Brainstorming welcome. --Evan 19:20, 2 Jun 2004 (EDT)

Wikipedia links

Thought you might be interested in Wikitravel:links to Wikipedia. --Evan 19:21, 2 Jun 2004 (EDT)


Hi, great work on NO! I was just wondering why you removed the Fairmount-- is it closed or just not worth recommending any more? It's helpful to note why when your removing a listing (we make it to New Orleans at least once a year, so I'm also just curious). Thanks. Maj 20:46, 5 January 2007 (EST)

Originally word had been that they were planning on reopening, which is why I hadn't removed it earlier, more recently word is that at least part of the hotel buildings may be redeveloped as condominiums and there is no even projected date for reopening the hotel. Yes, this is a surprise given that this has been one of the city's best know hotels for generations, and other places that got much more damage have reopened some time ago. There are a number of good hotels in the area functioning (including the Ritz Carlton across Canal), but for now no Fairmont. I'll readd it should that be appropriate. Cheers, -- Infrogmation 01:40, 7 January 2007 (EST)
Oh, it finally reopened, returning to the old name as "The Roosevelt", in 2009. Infrogmation 19:24, 19 May 2010 (EDT)

Image licenses

Thanks for relicensing the images. IMHO CC by-sa 3.0 images are fine, but a rather overly zealous user has been VFD'ing all images that aren't 1.0-licensed because he thinks they're not acceptable -- hopefully this will soon be sorted out. Jpatokal 13:08, 1 February 2008 (EST)


your thoughts on a simple english wikitravel for esl people seniors younger children disabled people or anyone who just wants to help out... Oppose or Support a ongoing conversation is at the travellers pub. Thanks Seabanks 19:34, 23 October 2009 (EDT)

I think you best ignore him (To Seabanks: No No No!) --Stefan (sertmann) talk 20:16, 23 October 2009 (EDT)


I noticed you deleted Surf & Sip Internet, Caffe Italiano, Da Parish Coffee House and Papa's Pizza. Why is that (and please do not delete without explaining why)?, --ClausHansen 09:55, 9 May 2010 (EDT)

I drove through, and they were gone, or at least no longer at those locations. Sorry, I'll do an edit summary for cases like that in the future. Cheers, Infrogmation 19:22, 19 May 2010 (EDT)

New Orleans districts map

Hey, I'm trying to put together a nice map of the city and its districts, could you please give some advice regarding this discussion? --Peter Talk 18:25, 10 February 2011 (EST)

Mother in Law Lounge

Actually, we do have an article for St Roch: New Orleans/St Roch-Florida. Do you think it would make sense to extend its border over to the Esplanade to include more of the 7th ward? That way, we could put Mother in Law Lounge there, and avoid the problem of having listings in articles that are not on the district map! --Peter Talk 17:26, 25 June 2011 (EDT)

FYI, I also just added a map of Mid-City. --Peter Talk 17:34, 25 June 2011 (EDT)
I was just noticing that! Great work since last time I had a chance to take an extended look here! And I see you found some of my photos on Flickr :-) Yeah, I was thinking of something like a "7th Ward and St. Roch" article, and you beat me to part of it. I'd add that slice east of Treme and on the river side of Claiborne/I-10 to that rather than Mid-City; I've never heard anyone talk about that area as being part of Mid-City. I'll give it a bit more thought, but something like that would probably be best. Cheers, Infrogmation 17:35, 25 June 2011 (EDT)
So maybe we could make everything east of the Esplanade, Broad St, and 610 part of a 7th Ward-St Roch article? That would make sense to me, but you know the city much better ;) --Peter Talk 17:39, 25 June 2011 (EDT)
That sounds fine. It looks like you visited here last month? I hope you had a good time. BTW, I just noticed "Docents"; perhaps I should apply to be a "Wikitravel Docent" for Greater New Orleans? Infrogmation 17:55, 25 June 2011 (EDT)
There's actually no application process, you can just add yourself by writing {{hasDocent|Infrogmation}} to the end of the New Orleans article. It's nice to also explain that you are a docent on your user page, and link back to the Wikitravel:Docents article. It's not an idea that has really taken off, but it's still a nice thing.
And yes, I had an incredible time in your amazing city! Such a good time that I'm planning a return next year, maybe for French Quarter Fest, since I haven't spent much time in the Quarter (I avoided it during Mardi Gras). --Peter Talk 18:06, 25 June 2011 (EDT)