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That's the standard welcome; you might also want to check out Wikitravel:Welcome, Wikipedians (if you haven't already), which highlights Wikitravel's idiosyncrasies. Thanks much for the comments (and especially the map!) at Talk:New York (state)#Regions again—sorry I missed your comment earlier, I've now responded. --Peter Talk 20:04, 26 May 2008 (EDT)
Reducing lists to 9
With regards to removing Penn Yan, I thought you might be interested in this discussion, where the consensus was to allow longer lists if the article hasn't actually been subdivided yet. Not that you were in error—like you said, that didn't even have an article yet. --Peter Talk 04:40, 6 June 2008 (EDT)
I guess it works for that subsection, but I don't like the listing of other guides (my objection was not based on their being secondary or worse) as they are specifically listed under things not to link to. I agree that this article might be a special case, but I fear it might start the slippery slope. If Fodor's guide to say, Napa Valley (or any number of other complex destinations where it's probably true), is better than ours, should we link to that, too? OldPine 13:11, 15 June 2008 (EDT)
Hey, I nominated you for sysop status, please leave a comment indicating whether you are willing to accept! There are no requirements whatsoever, save logging in something like every 3 months. Feel free to mull it over too—we'll leave the nomination up at least 14 days anyway. --Peter Talk 17:53, 16 August 2008 (EDT)
I just changed your status on Wikitravel from nothing to "sysop" per the nomination. Congrats and thanks for taking on the extra responsibility. If you have any questions, as always, feel free to ask. -- Sapphire • (Talk) • 09:28, 1 September 2008 (EDT)
I few of us really like your Florida map with the cities and points of interest, and would like to use it on the main Florida page. One comment though was that some think the Southwest Florida area is a little empty, can you consider adding Fort Myers to that map, then it would be perfect for the main page. Thank you in advance.Jtesla16 10:13, 6 September 2008 (EDT)
I noticed Gamweb has complained about you deleting things in the past, and him and I are getting into much the same argument. My opinion is that he is dumping information from wikipedia and the yellowpages here. Some of our argument points are Lakeland#Eat, Ormond_Beach#Cope, and Florida#Learn. I think this information is not useful to a traveler and does not belong here, and therefore have been removing it. Am I out of line here?Jtesla16 11:35, 7 September 2008 (EDT)
Star nomination for Walt Disney World
Hi there! As you've probably already seen, we've all made nice progress on the Walt Disney World article, and I even nominated it for Star status. Unfortunately, the discussion has been rather negative, and I've reached a point where I can no longer comprehend what is expected of a Star article. I also noticed that the discussion is dominated by no more than three other users. Since you are a docent can you add your thoughts? I'm sure it would help a lot. Thanks!
User:Jonathan_784 9/16/08 10:40 PM CDT
Just added a new infobox to the article about a new resort opening in 2009. User:Jonathan_784 9/23/08 6:30 PM CDT
I have just re-started the Star nomination discussion. Jonathan 784 10:28, 18 October 2008 (EDT)
Walt Disney World redirect problem
HI! There seems to be a problem with the redirect of the Walt Disney World article. See for yourself:
Can you figure out what's wrong? Jonathan 784 20:40, 30 September 2008 (EDT)
What would you say about adding this image to the Get out section? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/de/Buzz_Lightyear_at_the_Kennedy_Space_Center.jpg After all, the phrase "To Orlando ... and beyond" comes from Buzz Lightyear's catchphrase. Furthermore, this NASA-created image, created for a public awareness campaign, is not copyrighted. Jonathan 784 12:58, 13 October 2008 (EDT)
New changes to Walt Disney World
An anonymous user just made 4 alterations to the article - please check them for accuracy. Also, did you know that I added more to the Star discussion? Jonathan 784 11:44, 22 October 2008 (EDT)
Thanks for your contributions!
Just an FYI, the blocking policy has been relaxed somewhat over time - if a user is moving pages, abusing others, or being a persistent nuisance then a short block seems to be OK. As an example, there's a guy who logs on from Canada on a weekly basis and changes pages for a few hours unless someone puts a block on the IP, so blocking isn't ENTIRELY bad. But it's generally only used to stop someone who is being a persistent problem, so if the user goes away there's no need to use a block unless they come back. I'm sure there are talk pages where this has been worked out, but that seems to be the current consensus. -- Ryan • (talk) • 22:18, 12 November 2008 (EST)
Could you check Talk:Edmonton and Talk:Edmonton/Central for me, I would love your feedback (and anyone else who is lookin) on the sections at the bottom. Keep Smiling, edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 20:34, 23 November 2008 (EST).
Hey LT, I was wondering if youd be interested in checking out the Edmonton page as I uploaded a new skyline photo. I don't know if it is any good, I used some effects on it and I would love your input. edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 18:14, 28 November 2008 (EST).
Hi. Just wanting to see advice on what's going on over the vfd on this article...
It has been nominated for understandable reasons. However, the page creator has rebutted this and is removing the vfd tag from the page concerned. I've tried explaining that there is policy governing deletion nominations.
Just want to make sure am not being too heavy handed. I'm going to step back from it now as I don't want to get into a major argument, and I feel it may be best for an admin(s) to make some sort of decision, give advice, etc.
Thanks, Nrms 10:30, 16 December 2008 (EST)
Hi Lt! I just wanted to give you a Merry Christmas and I hope your day is good. I really do want to thank you for the support, opinions, and helping me find the rules on the site. All the best to you in the New Year. Happy holidays, edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 12:41, 25 December 2008 (EST).
Hi there! Merry Christmas and stuff! Glad to see you are plunging forward with the routeboxes! When you upload a new icon, please do us the favor of adding it to the list page at Wikitravel:Route icons so that others can locate it easily. I went ahead and added the two images you just uploaded to it, so don't worry about that. Also I just noticed on your Shared gallery page what great mapwork you are doing. Super spiffy! Keep it up! Texugo 13:52, 25 December 2008 (EST)
Hi, I know that you ment well, but the page I created on Ripley, was about a small town in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. In other words, not England. I'm new, but I'll try and figure out how to change it back, or change it to "Ripley (Canada)". If it isn't changed when you see it next, change it for me please? Thanks. Ripley 23:09, 31 December 2008 (EST)
Most recent Walt Disney World edit
Hi! Just adjusted the article because some of the URL's were broken and redirected to the main page of the official WDW website. You might be interested in my addition to the Buy section. :) Jonathan 784 23:56, 5 January 2009 (EST)
Lt, can you please tell Peter to not revert my user talk page. It is my page and I can do with it what I please. Or is there a reason? Could you help? Maybe investigate please. Thankyou. edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 19:04, 6 January 2009 (EST).
If I may also interject, EE, occasionally I have to just ignore things on Wikitravel. It's called a wikibreak and sometimes they're needed -- just stop working on things and get your bearing about you and start contributing when you want to again. It doesn't have to be an all out vacation or break, but, if you feel like you're getting to your wits' ends, simply do not focus on perpetuating the issues that you and Peter have been having. Simply take a few steps back, focus on contributing to guides and that's it. Do, however, realize that you shouldn't disregard advice from the community -- we're all here to see a free, open source travel guide that's useful take root and better the world for travelers and the community provides you with advice, because we all want to be successful in the project. I recommend that you listen to LT and focus on your areas of expertise and letting the conflict simmer down so that everyone around can take a step back and analyze the situation from a not-so-heated perspective. -- Sapphire • (Talk) • 11:27, 9 January 2009 (EST)
why did peter delete this?
Why would Peter delete that, see the last thing on Peter's talk page to see. I just don't get it and it is getting quite arrogant. It seems he doesn't even read it, just deletes. edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 20:53, 10 January 2009 (EST).
New Walt Disney World edit
Hi! An anonymous user recently contibuted this:
Write down your child's name and your name, resort and cell phone number on a 3 x 5 inch index card, and place the card in your child's pocket. (If your child is a member of MedicAlert or an equivalent organization, that information should also be included on the card as well, or s/he should always be sure to wear his/her ID tag.) Instruct your child to show the card to a Cast Member (a Disney employee) in the event that you get separated. If you lose your child, notify a Cast Member immediately. Cast Members in either situation are instructed to stay with the child or parent(s) in the area where the seperation was reported was made for 10-15 minutes. After that time, both parties are brought to the Baby Care centre in that park. If the party is not reunited at that time, Cast Members will send out a message via radio for all Cast Members to be on the lookout for the child. If your child goes on a ride on his/her own, make sure you know where the ride's exit is. Arrange a place to meet with all members of your party if you become separated. Note: Try not to make your meeting place something that is too obvious, such as in front of Cinderella Castle. Crowding is likely to occur at these places.
This paragraph is bulky. How should we "fix" it? Jonathan 784 23:50, 27 January 2009 (EST)
Why am I even bothering talking to you, you probably don't want to "deal" with me? Probably cause you are the only person on this horrible website I can think of. Maybe I can explain it to you? I have been, lets face it, cyber bullied on this website so much that the people on here don't even care how I feel about it. I would never hurt anyone on here to the amount that they have done to me. They are jerks. I don't care, I am pointing out these jerks, Ryan, Peter, and worst is 2old. My my do I hate 2old. He has only ever commented on me in a mean way, yet he never gets a "stern" talking to, just me. You know, when I "left" this website, I said to myself, I'd come back to do 1 thing, and that was to get rid of the EEarchive. Towards the later part of the month, I thought I'd give the site one last chance, which has proven bad thinking on my part. Bottom line, I just think people don't like me here at all, and just try to bug the crap out of me, and do it in ways so that the community will side with them. Now, I contributed a bit, but I still want my EEarchive deleted. I made a very very generous compromise that it be kept, just the names be taken out, as the names aren't necessary. You guys obviously don't get it. You guys run with no emotion, and could care less (maybe not you specifically, but the site overall)about any persons feelings. You guys don't see how humiliating it would be to point someone new to the site who is questioning the rules to my "archive", I'd feel like an idiot. I'd feel like the laughing stock. I could care less if it is good reference, when people feelings are involved, that shouldn't matter. Peter should not victimize me like this, but yet he gets away with nothing, what, cause he's the top of this website? What a pile of crap. Now I just want my archive deleted, or my compromise made, and I just want to leave this site forever. But, in a sense, I still want to stay cause it can be fun making travel guides, but it hasn't been fun in months. I took the break, I am a lot calmer about everything, but it seems nobody else took the break as a time to think, and rethink. I am here now strictly to finish off the EEarchive, and nothing more now. Unless there is a real big, sudden change in the attitude of this website, once the EEarchive thing is resolved, in some way, and I know I don't need to worry about it anymore, I'll be gone. No need to deal with me or anything. Although I will pop back from time to time to make sure whatever is resolved through the EEarchive is kept going. I would also let you know I'd never ever make someone on this website cry or get shaky when they log into this site, like people such as Peter Fitzgerald have. I think I have been more than fair in everything especially considering everything that's happened. I admit I haven't been so rosy great in the past on this website, I know, Look at that stupid EEarchive. But, you will notice I appologize each time, and if I haven't then I'm sorry, cause I am sorry for all the wrong I've done here, but none of you can do the same in return? I've had people, like Shaund, who I thought were so nice and would stick up for me, actually go against me, PerryPlanet is another perfect example, as is Sertmann. I've been called a troll, which is most insulting, and I hate people thinking I'm something I'm not like that. I hate being labelled those things, I'd never label Peter or you a troll, so why me? What because I talk? So what, communication is key. I could care less if Sertmann says for me to shut up, I like to talk, whupee. So I have feelings. What, I don't disregard peoples feelings? No, I think feelings come first, otherwise you keep everything bottled up and really hurt people sometimes. What am I doing ranting this all to you? Well, Lt, I just wanted some advice on what to do, I hope that's okay. As I'd say, Keep smiling, edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 14:54, 28 February 2009 (EST).
Please inform me before editing my page please
Don't edit my page please, or at least not without informing me first, thanks. Claire1223 16:03, 14 April 2009 (EDT)
Re: Sleep price ranges
I reset the lower price range to $0 on two of those price range boxes because I noticed that the previous one, "$82", didn't fit with some of the listings that listed "$80" as the base price. That's when it struck me that those boxes usually use "zero-to-___" or "less than ___" for the budget listings. See any of the San Francisco districts for examples. Admittedly, "under $148" is probably a better way of putting it than "$0-$148", but I was in a hurry and just slapped in "$0".
As for why I removed the Magic Kingdom one, it was because it really didn't fit what the listings said. I think the mid-range said something like "$150-$225", even though the actual mid-range listings had prices of $250 or more. I could have changed the numbers, but I thought it would be best not to dictate a system I don't understand, so I figured removing the box would be the best option until someone who had a better grasp of the situation could put down some useful numbers to classify what's really mid-range and what's splurge at Magic Kingdom. PerryPlanet Talk 16:17, 14 April 2009 (EDT)
I'm pretty sure that was Gamweb, since I know there were some unpleasantness that basically led him to stop contributing here. (And I assume nli = not logged in.) But since it was an anon ip, we cannot be sure that it was him, so I'm going to revert and leave him a message. --Peter Talk 13:46, 25 April 2009 (EDT)
Humor & Pith..
Hi - For every attempt at humor there is always someone out there that doesn't get it - hey? I've just had a go at clarifying the what you can see from which side section of the article. I certainly don't wish to discourage light-heartedness in articles. Hate to be the Wikitravel scrooge. If you think its just me that doesn't get it, feel free to revert, or if you want to have another shot, my humor-meter is always available to you. --Inas 21:13, 11 May 2009 (EDT)
Hi Lt, I thought I'd let you know I'm back. But don't worry, I'm only popping in from time to time, and am not getting involved in site politics. Mostly article stuff, although I have done one nomination over on the DotM and what not but otherwise yeah. Thanks for sticking up for me in the past and trying to sort through the previous drama(s). edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 22:09, 15 May 2009 (EDT).
Spare me the lecture. I reverted that edit because he deleted useful text, and explained why in the edit summary. He didn't provide a valid reason for the deletion, so I reverted it again. He stated that he was going to take care of it, and I left it alone. There's nothing wrong with that sequence of actions. Gorilla Jones 17:16, 23 May 2009 (EDT)
Hi Lt, sorry if I dragged you into the thing with Gorilla, now you and Peter are at argueing. Sorry. I want you to know though that I appreciate you jumping in the discussion, dispite what Peter says. I'd like you to continue, unless you don't want to as it is greatly appreciated for someone whose more neutral it seems on the topic. No offense to Peter or Gorilla, but they seem to be very biased on the topic, and still haven't let the previous annoyances go. Anyhow have a very good day, you're a great moderator. And please don't take that as kissing butt :P. edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 22:13, 23 May 2009 (EDT).
I saw you signed up for the MA regions map. I did a bunch of work on it previously, including the state outline, counties, roads, and cities, but lost interest in finishing it because the region borders were confusing. I've uploaded it here, so you can work off of it. If you've already done the bulk of the work on your own map, I can merge relevant details later. --Peter Talk 12:24, 3 June 2009 (EDT)
Minor WDW map error
Hi, I just noticed a minor error on your latest version of the Walt Disney World map: the locations of Fort Wilderness Campground and the Wilderness Lodge Villas are transposed. Shouldn't be that hard to fix. Jonathan 784 12:17, 11 June 2009 (EDT)
Re: Osprey Ridge
I'll fix it. Jonathan 784 09:58, 18 June 2009 (EDT)
The Travellers Pub for more details on the New Skype Style question I asked. I have replied back. It's so odd... +1 877 627-2525 ,--22.214.171.124 13:15, 26 June 2009 (EDT)
I'm 126.96.36.199. I revised the language because it was speculative and boastful. I changed it to a neutral tone, taking out "America's most livable city", and "Baltimore is far less lovely" and converting it to a neutral tone. I have spoken to Peter about this. RickS 12:05, 28 June 2009 (EDT)
Good job on the Hollywood Studios sub-article! Let's do the same to all the others! :) Jonathan 784 23:23, 4 July 2009 (EDT)
How do I create or edit a map?
Hi there! I would like to create new maps or edit existing ones, but I'm pretty much still a new kid on the block and I don't fully understand the map-making process here. Could you please give me a "heads-up"? Thanks!
Jonathan 784 10:10, 9 July 2009 (EDT)
Oh no, not essential. Perhaps with the exception of adding more info to the Narnia exhibit description, I was just trying to tighten the prose (which is always something about which people can disagree)—largely to keep me busy while reading through the article. I assume points of contention were towards the beginning? I got rid of the isIn chain in the intro, since it should be obvious from the main article which state it's in, and I think it's safe to assume that WDW/X is in WDW (and the breadcrumbs are already displayed). I was also hoping to get rid of some "experience the" expressions, since I think that fits into the category of brochure-like tone that others were describing. But by all means, edit my edits! --Peter Talk 23:22, 12 July 2009 (EDT)
Nope, there are still a ton of redirects to NY(c)—I got less than half. They're sloppy and break all rdf templates when you navigate through them, so they are undesirable. The more important work, though, was to make sure the whole hierarchy stayed intact. --Peter Talk 13:13, 14 July 2009 (EDT)
Pacific Coastal Properties Removal?
I was wondering why the listing for Pacific Coastal Properties was removed. The company does offer vacation rentals in the Del Mar area, as well as many other areas in San Diego county. Please refer to one of our property pages for an example: http://www.pacificcoastalproperties.net/rental/house.html?ID=2. I have the same question for the removal of the posts from Cardiff-by-the-Sea, La Jolla, and Carlsbad. Thanks!
Directly to Jail..
I think most people in Britain and Commonwealth countries understand American spelling perfectly. I'm the furthest thing possible from a spelling pedant, and personally I don't care what spelling people use, and I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to change American spelling to Commonwealth spelling anywhere. However our policy is to use British spelling in British articles, so to change the spelling of gaol to the American jail along with a comment saying they were fixing a strange misspelling is just a mistake in terms of our policy, because the existing version was perfectly correct. All the jails in Britain have a sign on the front saying gaol. --inas 20:55, 1 August 2009 (EDT)
Britain & Ireland
Sorry for my confusion. You must have wondered what I was going on about. --inas 17:18, 20 August 2009 (EDT)
The 7 things in memory is like a the 80/20 rule, and similar rules. More based on anecdotes and sounding right than any basis in psychology. --inas 19:29, 24 August 2009 (EDT)
Yes, I did. =) I'm trying my best, but it's a tad bit harder than I expected. However, I already did one image. Jonathan 784 10:14, 27 August 2009 (EDT)
Back in July you left this edit message at Nusa_Penida: "LtPowers (Talk | contribs) (398 bytes) (I can't find any useful content here) (undo)". Please have a look now :). I am realy pleased with this article. It is a relatively little visited and poorly known destination. I think the WT article is now better than anything in any travel guide I know for the destination. Cheers. --Burmesedays 11:26, 6 September 2009 (EDT)
I removed it because it doesn't have a regional map, the list of regions however is still listed but not on the regional template. Tamil Nadu needs re-organizing :( . Have a nice day.SnappyHip 20:23, 24 February 2010 (GST)
Any chance you're still around? If so, would you mind casting an eye over what is going on with the Kerala page. We have tried educating this user as to why his edits are being reverted, but he is insistant on keeping them there; now trying to get us to allow them to stay while he takes time to work on the content (to which the cynic in me says he's hoping we forget!) I'm not really sure what else we can do, short of a temporary ban on the user, which is really not a road I wish to travel down. Cheers Nrms 12:18, 8 March 2010 (EST)
Best to not encourage trolling—it can be extremely counterproductive. I'm aware of the couple useful bits there thrown in (to try and rope people in), and will continue revising the article, but not before our silly provocateur tires and wanders off. --Peter Talk 22:53, 9 March 2010 (EST)
That problem which is brewing
Just finished reading the whole IB/spam discussion at Wikipedia. Thanks for representing this site there — you're doing a good job of it. Gorilla Jones 21:08, 6 May 2010 (EDT)
A copyright question
I would really appreciate your view on this. I have just about finished putting together the Bougainville article (a very OtbP island). I would love to draw a map but there are no sources, except... this. What is your take on using that as a trace source? Believe it or not, that website is the official tourism site of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. There is no copyright statement anywhere. Thanks. --Burmesedays 11:34, 7 May 2010 (EDT)
(moved from subpage)
I'm not sure how to contact you...can you contact me please? <<email redacted>> I'd like to discuss the TAXI section with you.
I only removed that other taxi company because it was misplaced in the Niagara Falls, ONTARIO section. It is an American company and should be listed in the Niagara Falls, NY section. My intent wasn't to remove competition, they are not our competition, they are in a different company.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Vanessa has changed her listing to fir the policy
Hey Hi, I think you made a mistake deleting Vanessa's Random La Paz City Tour. I will tell you why: Her tour goes to places that no tourist could ever find on their own and are custom designed by each small group. There are no museums, govt. building, churches or tourist attractions per se. She uses public transportation which no traveler knows how to use and teaches people about Paceño life and culture. It is analgous to a helicopter flight over the Sahara as the stops are completely off the tourist circuit, not even Paceños know about most of them, and often random. Its a learning experience more than a tour. I think you should undelete it. She read the policy and decided to have the tours meet on the side step of Artesenia Sorata on the corner of Linares & Sagarnaga. That is her office, and her phone is 752-72212, Marko Lewis.
Salema Feedback Requested
Very glad to have your help with the Salema article (http://wikitravel.org/en/Salema). I noticed you marked the article as 'Usable', which has me tickled pink since it's one of the first pages I've created from scratch. I'm a little new here, and would appreciate your feedback: What do you think it would take to bump the article up to the next level? I'm looking at the Wikitravel:Usable articles page and trying to figure out what, specifically, I could add to make it a more helpful page. More restaurants / hotels / bars, more detailed description of the town, a map...?
TythosEternal 19:08, 20 May 2010 (EDT)
A new user has copied partly some material and put in the source. I'm not sure if this is fine but it's not all copy paste, some is (bad) written by himself. Delete all or partly? jan 07:52, 9 June 2010 (EDT)
Rincon Puerto Rico
Hi Lt Powers,
I dont know if I am placing this in the right area. The reason for adding the ==Understand== section to Rincon, Puerto Rico is due to the fact the site I am adding is the only one available for the town with an interactive map listing multiple categories. In addition, the site lists the latest news regarding the town. If more is needed, please let me know.
Toolbox and Docents
Wow! If the docent for Disney World says that people don't contact docents, it must be a real problem to find or understand the link. In the old pre-web days of 1992, I posted a guide "Planning a trip to Disney World" on the old rec.arts.disney newsgroup, and at the peak was getting up to 40 or 50 emails and posts a week asking questions, advice, and such. I was still getting occasional emails ten years later. Based on my last trip down there in April, the crowds are still there, so I'm sure the need for docents remains high.
Of course, it doesn't help that the Docents link won't show up at all when someone gets there with a redirect, such as going to "disneyworld". But as they click around to Epcot, MK, and such, they will start seeing the Docent box if they just noticed it. To attract attention, perhaps it should appear in the main body of the text, up on the right near the top. Or I guess you really don't want people to START with a docent before they even read the article, so maybe the box should be at the bottom, but still in the main article space. Bill in STL 18:07, 6 August 2010 (EDT)
Images: Did I do it right?
I just uploaded my first image. I would appreciate it if you could tell me if I filled in the forms correctly. It is from wikimedia commons, and is File:Catsup watertower.jpg. I then added it to the Collinsville (Illinois) page. I know nothing about the image except what appears in wikimedia commons. I tried to imterpret what I should put in source, license, etc, and think I got it right, but just feel shaky. (I'm not sure it is the best picture, but at least it's a start). Thanks for your help. Bill in STL 20:23, 18 August 2010 (EDT)
Willis / Sears Tower
Could you comment at Talk:Chicago#Willis / Sears Tower ? It's not clear to me why edits such as this one are being made, so some clarification would be appreciated. Thanks! -- Ryan • (talk) • 14:52, 24 August 2010 (EDT)
Tour listing removed?
Hello LtPowers, You've reverted the listing for La Paz Walking Tours at the La_Paz_(Bolivia) guide saying "per tour policy". However, the listing constitutes a value-added activity and no traveller could not fulfill the substance of the tour on their own, as the tour policy states. Another similar activity called Ramdom Tour is already listed and falls in the same category. Could you give some feedback and allow the listing? Thank you for your time. --Skykid123 ve 16:15, 25 August 2010 (EDT)
VfD template and category
Thanks for pointing me at the category list. I had been looking at the list of pages linked to the template to come up with my list, but the category page alphabetizes them. I added some help text to the top of the category page.
It does include pages such as Wikitravel:City guide status and Wikitravel:Template index. I suggested a change on the talk page to keep those pages out of the category. Template talk:Vfd#update call for category. Since you created the category, I wanted to get your reaction. Thanks. --Bill in STL 03:30, 30 August 2010 (EDT)
Thanks for your comments and sharing your opinion on listing consulates. I think I'll keep sticking with it, although I would agree with you there might be more useful things I could do with my time. One thing it seems to do is make the articles more official-looking, which I think is a positive. You can read my comments on Peter 's page. Got any big tasks you might like some help on? Zepppep 14:46, 16 September 2010 (EDT)
I was under the impression that the underscores were necessary; I've been noticing A LOT of problems with the breadcrumb navigation recently (and purging the cache doesn't always seem to take care of the problems) and thought that might be the reason. Sorry Eco84 10:13, 17 November 2010 (EST)
Votes for deletion
I was doing a pass through the VFD page to see what nominations could be completed, and on a couple of nominations - Beachtraveller and Lake James (disambiguation) in particular - you've made comments that I assumed were "Keep" votes, but on second look may just be comments without any vote. If these are indeed meant as "Keep" votes could you update the comment? If not, for an article such as Lake James (disambiguation) in which the consensus seems to be "delete", are you OK with completing the nomination? Thanks! -- Ryan • (talk) • 16:08, 27 November 2010 (EST)
I-90 route boxes in Massachusetts
The collaboration of the month was updated to Niagara Falls. I just thought I'd let you know, since you gave support and know the area. ChubbyWimbus 17:24, 18 January 2011 (EST)
Re: I-80 and State College
I-80 does not go through State College, but it's close - the town that I-80 passes through doesn't have a page, and I-99 (which does pass through the town) hasn't been routed yet. As I continue to complete these routes, I'll address this issue. I'm just having I-80 in place until I get around to routing I-99 (in other words, it's a temporary situation). :) PerryPlanet Talk 22:09, 21 February 2011 (EST)
Need help to undo mistake
Hello LtPowers. Recently, I tried to rename a page without properly using the "move" tab. (It wasn't showing up at the time.) The page was Rocky Mountains (Washington), and I was renaming it, because according to Wikipedia, the Rocky Mountain range doesn't extend into Washington State. (see Rocky Mountains)
Here's what I think needs to be done, but don't have the administrator rights to do it:
I made a few additions to the Northeast Washington page, but I have an offline copy and will add them back after the move-page problem is fixed. Thanks MMKK 17:27, 17 March 2011 (EDT)
Hi! I would also like to point out that according to some (but not all) sources , I-787 does end in Troy. But anyways, the problem is that if later there are articles for every single town along this section of I-87 (the case in many highways in Massachusetts), Troy would not fit anywhere along the route. And additionally, coming from the north, you would take route 7 to get to Troy, not I-787. So I would prefer keeping it the way it is right now with the I-787 routeboxes. –sumone10154 12:12, 1 April 2011 (EDT)
New York towns and villages
Hi LtPowers, on the Wikitravel:Votes for deletion page, some users were proposing to delete town articles or village articles in New York. Since you live in New York, could you give your opinion there? –sumone10154 10:21, 10 April 2011 (EDT)
Re your recent edit..Understand > History.
If Japanese is considered a world language but is the national language of only one country, why isn't Swahili a world language when it's a National language of several countries, and official in the African union? Ituwari 12:17, 19 June 2011 (EDT)
time formats revisited
Given your interest in the time formats discussion and/or the star nomination that was almost sidelined over this matter, I thought I should let you know I've reopened the discussion. Hopefully (unlikely perhaps, but hopefully) we can reach a more definitive conclusion on this matter. PerryPlanet Talk 00:45, 23 June 2011 (EDT)
Hi there (with apologies for a cut and paste message). I am trying to muster up some interest again in the now almost moribund Destination of the Month feature. This used to be one of our more dynamic initiatives with lots of debate. Sadly, that is no longer the case. I have made some new nominations to try to get it going again. If you have a moment please pop over there. And some nominations would be good if you can think of any! Thanks. --Burmesedays 10:22, 9 July 2011 (EDT)
Please stop the edit warring
There is an obvious mandate for change on the Chicago site. Please stop shamelessly promoting the shameless self promotions of that page.188.8.131.52 19:25, 4 August 2011 (EDT)
You are talking very reasonably, but your actions haven't been. You and the other Mayor Daleys have been bullying anyone with a differing opinion, calling their changes boring and colorless.
The status quo bias only comes into play if there is a previous consensus. There isn't. Changes need to be made and NOT reverted so that editors can judge them. Every editor's opinions are equal. I don't need an account.
But I'll make a concession for you, because we're both from the Roch-cha-cha. I won't make mass reverts of the whole lead, but rather smaller ones. I think we can do some honest analysis on the talk pages and make a great article together.
Chicago! 184.108.40.206 03:56, 10 August 2011 (EDT)
So you admit that there is no consensus to keep the lead. The article was a star, so everything in it gets the green light? I don't buy that.
You are probably too partisan to have seen the consensus for change in the discussion section.
Ryan said the lead is "too flowery"
Peter said that the old lead can use improvement at least somewhat. He also had a few kind words for revisions.
Even you said you are "starting to see what I mean."
There are more, but I digress,
My individual edits should be viewed on their own merit. Why did you get rid of my first sentence edit?
220.127.116.11 04:15, 12 August 2011 (EDT)
More posturing. Listen guy, I'm not the one revert warring and refusing to discuss the issues. The people want change, and a few bullies are standing in the way. Don't encourage them.
I'm gonna keep on making positive edits.
Chicago is not the truth of blues. 18.104.22.168 04:43, 17 August 2011 (EDT)
Hi. I'm in the process of moving my material from the CouchSurfing travel guides to Wikitravel, as CS has just converted to a for-profit company.
I'm confused as to how Wiki talk works. Is there any pre-formatted process for responding to or starting a new topic, or do I just edit the appropriate talk page in some seemingly appropriate manner? Is it OK to pick up on a pertinent but long-dormant discussion, or should I start a new one on the same topic?
Is there a shortcut for IDing and timestamping a talk comment?
I communicated on the Ulster County split as you suggested, but per above, I don't know if it's in the right context.
Hi. I'm sorry I offended you. I remain astonished by the idea of New York as a Mid-Atlantic state, but I didn't realize there was actually a precedent behind that and it wasn't just something done out of organizational convenience here or something. I don't really come here out of a motivation to discuss it, though; I really just came here to apologize. Ikan Kekek 21:51, 16 October 2011 (EDT)
Hi, I saw your edit removing the "Danforth Dragon" description from the Toronto Pearson International Airport details. I puzzled over it for a while wondering how on earth that arrived there as an outcome of one of my edits, and indeed that was the obvious source. I scoured the article for mentions of Danforth Dragons and in the edit history I found a badly formatted restaurant listing that I had edited. I assume this abberation was an inadvertent paste that dropped into a cursor point without my noticing. The wretched page purging issue then ensured that I did not see it when I did a quick scan over the final edited version of the page. Your edit note (dare I ask where this even came from?) is still making me smile. Certainly it was a most odd thing to append to an airport. Good thig you spotted it. Cheers-- felix 01:29, 6 November 2011 (EST)
Thanks for the welcome!
Just wanted to thank you for the welcome :) I'll take a look at the links you provided and get acquainted! travelguy101 18:43, 5 January 2012 (EST)
Hello LtPowers (Warsaw editing)
I'd like to ask you to change back information about tour guide company in Warsaw. Capital of Poland was destroyed in 90%, which means that it is absolutely impossible to see the most beauty and important architectonical details on apartments, monuments and other sights, if you dont have licensed and very experienced tour guide. That is why tours offered by warsaw4u have "a value-added activity". —The preceding comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs)
Confused about unexplained revert
Hi ... I added a listing for a Spanish teacher to the La Paz article yesterday, which you subsequently reverted ... I don't have much experience with Wikitravel, but I have to admit I'm at a loss to understand the reason for the revert.
Can you tell me what was wrong with it? The only thing I can think of is that I didn't create an account before making the edit - is that it?
Schesis 10:34, 24 January 2012 (EST)
Apologies for the duplicates ... internet in Bolivia can be a pain.
Buffalo district borders
Thanks for adding the Districts Discussion box to the Buffalo page; I probably should have thought to do that myself. I had been planning on beginning to write the articles in the next few days - but given that the box is on the page now, I guess I should wait a bit longer for new contributors who might want to add their two cents. How long do discussions like this normally take? AndreCarrotflower 19:13, 17 February 2012 (EST)
Jani has continued to post inappropriate links to the competing fork discussion, and has now added one to his personal blog at http://wikitravel.org/en/Wikitravel:Travellers%27_pub#Moving_to_Wikimedia. I'd like to remove those 3 links. Will you support?--IBobi talk email 13:37, 12 July 2012 (EDT)
Vatican City State
It is useful information to specify in a bracket sentence what The Holy See is since the article mentions its official language. The part about Latin could be omitted. But then, many readers might be confused since it is a common misunderstanding that Latin is the official language.
And I do not know who started that rumor that one could get by in the Vatican by speaking Latin. That is definately something for Myth Busters.
Please stop violating Vatican City State
Plese contribute and discuss instead of just deleting and changing all the time.