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Hi, Maj! Welcome to Wikitravel! You can find out more about Wikitravel on the Wikitravel:About page. If you have any questions or comments about how Wikitravel works, post a message at the travellers' pub. I hope you enjoy helping us build a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable travel guide! -- Evan 07:51, 4 Aug 2003 (PDT)

Hey, so, you should throw your support behind Karen in the administrator nominations. -- Evan 20:05, 8 Sep 2003 (PDT) P.S. Mwah!

So, I finally got a start on Black Rock City, although it's as-of-yet still larval. I plan to outline the ideas of Burning Man in the "Understand" section, but I need some help with "See" and "Do". Any help or comment greatly appreciated. -- Evan 12:03, 7 Oct 2003 (PDT)

So, I keep seeing places where you put a link in to an article for US cities in the form "City name, State name". I think by the article naming conventions they should either be :

  1. just "City name" if they're unambiguous (examples: Denver, Minneapolis)
  2. "City name (State name)" if they conflict with another city (examples: Springfield (Missouri) and Springfield (Massachusetts), Kansas City (Kansas) and Kansas City (Missouri))
  3. "City name (city)" if they conflict with another kind of thing (like a state) (examples: New York (city), Washington (city))

I realize that the "City name, State name" form is the most common in the United States, and I could be convinced that it's better to use a form people are more familiar with. My only counterarguments are:

  • Using the "Something (Something else)" form is consistent for the entire world.
  • The MediaWiki software lets you write [[Kansas City (Kansas)|]] (note vertical pipe) and get out Kansas City (Kansas).

I've been changing the places I see "City name, State name" to one of the other forms when I find it. If you think this is wrong, let's wrestle it out on the naming conventions page. -- Evan 11:57, 29 Oct 2003 (PST)

Check out Walnut Creek! OK, it's a little disparaging, but I think Johnny did a great job. -- Evan 07:34, 31 Oct 2003 (PST)

Hey, don't worry. I figure we should be as kissy-face as possible on Wikitravel. AH WUB OO SNOOKUMS! -- Evan 16:37, 10 Nov 2003 (PST)

Anything for the cause, eh? Majnoona

So, you realize we're just going to have to buckle down and write Grand Canyon, don't you? -- Evan 17:19, 10 Nov 2003 (PST)

Hello Maj. I am working on Death Valley without an existing template and would really like some feedback about style, content etc. if you have a chance. Thanks Ron 10:42, 11 Nov 2003 (PST)

Maj, I made several style changes to the Death Valley page and would appreciate some feedback on this if you have a chance. Thanks

OK, so Cardiff's in Wales

Fine! Be that way.

Hey, check your email. I can't find anywhere to do Beaujolais nouveau night. -- Evan 14:11, 20 Nov 2003 (PST)

Hey, so, could you take a look at the colors on Main page/test page? It'd be nice to make them a bit different from Wikipedia's, and also if they went with the default theme we have, it'd be excellent. -- Evan 15:12, 27 Nov 2003 (PST)

Maj, thanks for your contribution to the new Main Page. I think the colour scheme works fine and I hope the other Wikitravellers will think so too. DhDh 13:04, 28 Nov 2003 (PST)

Ugh. Sorry about the loss of "Destinations" on the front page -- it was actually my idea! Anyways, maybe you could try putting something back in? See one suggestion on Talk:Main Page/New layout. I gotta run to the bank before the guys get here! --Evan 14:34, 1 Dec 2003 (PST)

OK, I know I'm 13-years-old at heart, but I gotta say I love that the French Tourist Office Web site has a section on nudism. How cool is that? --Evan 17:12, 2 Dec 2003 (PST)

Hey, so, I know you're procrastinating and not studying, so I figured I'd bug you and make you go work on Nepal. Little steps! Little tiny steps! --Evan 10:41, 6 Dec 2003 (PST)

Good work on the Nepali phrasebook. Ek, chin, dvi didn't sound right so I switched them around - is that right? I don't know much Nepali, or Hindi or Gujarati, but I can count.

Can you type Nagari? You might want to put the Nagari spelling of the Nepali words in the phrasebook. I am going to put the Greek and Hebrew letters on those phrasebooks, once UTF8 is up.

Are you as crazy as your name implies? -phma 20:29, 6 Dec 2003 (PST)

OK, so you moved my list of Seattle districts to a talk page as "not useful". Would you care to say what, in your view would make it useful? I'm not sure how it is any less useful than lists of districts for many other cities. -- Jmabel 19:30, 31 Dec 2003 (PST)

Well we're trying to work this stuff out for a couple of different articles like Talk:Southern California and it seems to work best to start with the lists on the talk pages. Mostly it's because it's just a list right now, almost a visual map, and I wasn't sure if you meant to have that many Seattle/ articles or leave it as a list or what. I think the Seattle page is shaping up real well so it's a good time to start a discussion about how to deal with the districts. Majnoona
I agree. We mostly do lists of districts to make district articles. It's a way to make articles for huge cities more reasonable. I'm not sure a listing of all the neighborhoods is useful, although the information could be re-arranged to be part of a useful article. --Evan 01:34, 3 Jan 2004 (EST)
If I get time, I'd like to do articles on some (but not all) of the Seattle districts. Probably about 8-10 merit articles. The thing is, though, most tourists stay in downtown hotels, most Seattleites talk about places in terms of neighborhoods, and it is useful to have a clue whether they are talking about somewhere you can easily walk to (e.g. Pioneer Square, Belltown) or somewhere miles out of the center (Columbia City, Ballard). I don't know a non-copyrighted Seattle map; if I had that, I'd certainly be glad to use it as a basis to indicate what neighborhoods are where. -- Jmabel 13:39, 5 Jan 2004 (EST)