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Just want to say thanks for the pub cleaning! --[[User:Globe-trotter|globe-trotter]] 10:06, 11 August 2011 (EDT)
Just want to say thanks for the pub cleaning! --[[User:Globe-trotter|globe-trotter]] 10:06, 11 August 2011 (EDT)
:Me too!  It's a job that nobody likes doing. Thanks a lot.--[[User:Burmesedays|Burmesedays]] 10:14, 11 August 2011 (EDT)

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Great work on Eindhoven!

To respond to your questions, the first problem you had was that you placed the description within the alt="" tag, which is for alternate names, and which displays in italics. The description goes between the > and < in "></eat>". I have fixed this [1].

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Really good work at Eindhoven! Well done. --Burmesedays 05:11, 28 July 2011 (EDT)
Thank you :-) It's a lot more work than I intended really, but well, I guess I now decided to make it useful enough for the average traveler. Justme 05:33, 28 July 2011 (EDT)

's-Hertogenbosch/Den Bosch

Would like to hear your opinion in this discussion: Talk:Den Bosch. :) --globe-trotter 18:23, 24 July 2011 (EDT)

Get out section

Just a heads up that this section is intended for a few quick wikilnked suggestions of where to go next, and not transport info. All transport info should go into the Get in section. You should change that Eindhoven please. Cheers. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by [[User:--Burmesedays 20:57, 2 August 2011 (EDT)|--Burmesedays 20:57, 2 August 2011 (EDT)]] ([[User_talk:--Burmesedays 20:57, 2 August 2011 (EDT)|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/--Burmesedays 20:57, 2 August 2011 (EDT)|contribs]])

Well, hello, mystery guest. Unfortunately, I didnt know that before and information is so ample that it's quite hard to read up. I don't really feel I "should" do anything, frankly I don't see why transport info can /not/ be there, especially to the extend that it isn't in "get in". Travel info to minor destinations around (like Helmond, for Eindhoven) doesn't really belong in get in either, I guess, so I don't see how it hurts. If I were a traveler, I would like to have an idea of how far Amsterdam is (since the Netherlands is small, it's actually doable even as a daytrip). And I feel that /if/ you link to minor destinations, like Helmond, it doesn't hurt to say which bus line runs. However, feel free to move the information to get in if you find it important. Justme 16:35, 2 August 2011 (EDT)
That was me. It is a long established policy at WT that Get in contains transport information and Get out is for the purpose I explained above. That's the case whether it is a big city, small city, huge country, small country etc. --Burmesedays 20:57, 2 August 2011 (EDT)
Ah, you :-) Well, I did move the train info to get in, as well as the express bus lines. I left travel info with regards to travel times, bus lines and cost for the local/regional destinations though, as star article Hilversum lists such info as well. Just links to these places (which so far have no information) seems hardly helpful for travelers. Quite frankly, I do wonder about this whole concept for "get out", as most articles now list surrounding villages as suggestions on where to go next. For Eindhoven and Hilversum alike, I would say major places like Maastricht, Amsterdam or Zaandam make a lot more sense for travelers in the Netherlands. These small places are of little interest and the major ones aren't that far away. But well, if that's the policy, I'll let it rest for now.Cheers. Justme 07:23, 3 August 2011 (EDT)


Hi. I noticed some of the sentences at Vaals#History contributed by you are same with the Wikipedia article of the same name. Were these sentences contributed by you over there? If not, that constitutes a copyright violation without proper attribution. Could you please clarify? – Vidimian 10:41, 9 August 2011 (EDT)

If it came from Wikipedia, then you just need to use the Wikipedia attribution tag at the bottom of the article {{wikipedia|article name}}. --Burmesedays 10:48, 9 August 2011 (EDT)
Okay, thanks. It did come from Wikipedia, I just adjusted it. I did mention that in the edit summary, with a link to the edit history of the Wikipedia article, in order not to violate their copyright (see That is basically the same as the attribution tag, I just didn't know that tag existed. I'm happy to use the tag (although I find a link in the edit history more subtle). I think it doesn't make sense to re-write the history of such places when Wikipedia has good, free-licensed info. That is principally okay, isn't it? Justme 11:37, 9 August 2011 (EDT)
Thanks for clarification. I should have missed your edit summary as I was patrolling all edits to that article for that day (in which case you can't see the summaries unless you go one by one again). I now added the Wikipedia attribution template—I think it's a bit unsightly but that's the proper way of attributing the authors over at Wikipedia. While copying from Wikipedia, as far as I know, is in principle okay (with proper attribution, of course, and unless done massively), I think it's best to create original content for Wikitravel (for the sake of avoiding that template if nothing else), although copying especially history sections from there is somewhat common. – Vidimian 12:23, 9 August 2011 (EDT)
At second glance, that tag really is far too ugly, and unnecessary. I don't really see why you would like to use it instead of a note in the edit history (which is the same place as where Wikipedia puts its editors and legally fine). Frankly, I find it a bit silly to create new content for such specific parts, when it is exactly the purpose of "free content" to be re-used. But oh well :-) I guess it's another one of those policy things, right? Justme 19:00, 9 August 2011 (EDT)

please help, IP blocked

Lovely. I just made a new account (as Justme2) on Wikitravel shared, since I can't seem to log in today with that open ID functionality. But now it says my user name or IP has been blocked, reason "spambot". It suggests contacting the administrator who blocked me (Riggwelter) but I also can't edit his page. Can someone help me or tell me what to do? I don't want to use my personal email address. There must be another way, isn't there? Justme 07:59, 10 August 2011 (EDT)

I unblocked your new Justme2 account there. I suppose Riggwelter got a little overzealous blocking all the spambots that we have had lately there... texugo 08:08, 10 August 2011 (EDT)
Thank you :-) I imagine those bots can be annoying. Strange though that you have no way to proof your innocence apart from via email. Oh well, all fixed now. Justme 08:21, 10 August 2011 (EDT)
Oh, hm, too early - it still doesn't work. Are you sure you unblocked me? In the edit history of shared I can see where I got blocked, not that I got unblocked though. Justme 08:36, 10 August 2011 (EDT)
Perhaps try logging in and logging out? I just tried to unblock you again and the software is saying that "Justme2" is no longer blocked. -- Ryan • (talk) • 11:00, 10 August 2011 (EDT)
Thank you, Ryan. I tried that but it didn't work then. Just needed some time to get processed apparently, because now it seems to work without any problems. Justme 15:36, 10 August 2011 (EDT)

Pub cleaning

Just want to say thanks for the pub cleaning! --globe-trotter 10:06, 11 August 2011 (EDT)

Me too! It's a job that nobody likes doing. Thanks a lot.--Burmesedays 10:14, 11 August 2011 (EDT)