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Thanks for starting editing -- looking forward to more contributions! --Evan 01:19, 13 Apr 2004 (EDT)
Thanks for the spelling corrections! For what it's worth I spell even worse in French. ;) -- Mark 17:36, 2 May 2004 (EDT)
- I just wanted to say the same thing. I really appreciate the hard work you put in to fixing bad spelling like mine! -- Colin 01:17, 5 May 2004 (EDT)
- I just feel the same, it's great to see that someone cares and reads all those articles and stuff one writes. -- Fido 17:31, 15 Sep 2004 (GMT+6)
you don't rock
I hate to spoil all the great work you have been doing but please check out why Wikitravel unpacks external links. Hidden links are fine on a webpage but useless on a printed page (as the URL is printed after the link). Showing the full URL (or being aware it will show when printed) is more helpful to the traveller . I edited your recent contributions to New Zealand about YHA and Backpackers to show the full URLs (and had my misinterpretations explained to me too - so I will have to rethink my edits). -- Huttite 09:08, 21 May 2004 (EDT) (Additional comments added after discussion on my talk page: Huttite 19:40, 21 May 2004 (EDT))
- I am sorry if I confused you, that was not my intent. I was confused myself but did not know it! I have moved the conversation that was on my talk page to Wikitravel talk:External links#Unpacking URLs, so that others can share my enlightenment! Thank-you for making a contribution that has challenged my misconceptions and forced me to rethink what I was doing. -- Huttite 00:36, 22 May 2004 (EDT)
New Zealand Islands
Disambig Reading In Bristol Article
Thanks for that. Considering I wrote most of the text in the Reading article, I should be shot for introducing those ambiguous links. ;-) Chris j wood 12:21, 19 Jun 2004 (EDT)
Just wanted to say really nice, professional looking work on New Zealand destinations! Keep up the good work, we want to take a trip down there next year and will need a good guide! Majnoona 02:02, 25 Jun 2004 (EDT)
Hi. Thanks for your note on this.
Hum. I just took the Wikitravel:List of common misspellings as being correct, along with the fact that 'busses' certainly feels mis-spelled to me.
Having checked, the Oxford English Dictionary (usually definative on english english) says the plural of bus is 'buses US: busses', and Websters (my only US english dictionary) allows either. From personal experience I've never noticed the other spelling in use in the US, but that could just be chance. However I've just visited the web sites of NYCTA in New York, MARTA in Atlanta and MUNI in San Francisco and they all seem pretty sure that they operate buses and not busses. So I'm guessing that busses is not the normal US spelling, even if it is acceptable.
The Wikitravel talk:List of common misspellings contains a discussion on this. It seems like the consensus was that wikitravel should standardize on buses, although it is a bit confused (with alright).
Given all that, are you happy that I leave the entry in the list of common mispellings, and I don't reverse out my changes?. If not then I think we need to move this discussion to Wikitravel talk:List of common misspellings.
-- Chris j wood 11:02, 23 Jul 2004 (EDT)
Just one other guy who wants to thank you for tidying up my spelling mistakes soon after my changes. Although, in the meantime, I should have learned that a millennium is a millennium is a millennium *g*. But after all, I wonder if I really make so few mistakes. --EBB 03:26, 30 Jul 2004 (EDT)
Thanks again for fixing up my terrible spelling. -- Mark 16:18, 12 Sep 2004 (EDT)
Aw man! I can't believe those spelling errors I put into Manzanar. Thanks again, and I'll just keep trying to learn how to spell. -- Colin 02:07, 28 Sep 2004 (EDT)
Spelling in Paris
Hey, sorry to bother you about this, but Arrondissement really is spelled that way. It's French, which is why we put it in italics, although the word is used in English too when discussing districts of Paris.
Also the name of the map really is Paris Pratique par Arrondissement. That's French too, and is also in italics to so indicate.
On the other hand thanks so much for correcting my English spelling errors. ;) -- Mark 04:01, 11 Oct 2004 (EDT)