Difference between revisions of "User talk:OldPine"
Revision as of 11:16, 6 October 2008
Cape Cod Travel Guide
Hello David, I am trying to understand why every time I try and add to the Cape Cod wikitravel page my adds get deleted? Typically, I try and link to a resource for a topic where no external resource currently exists. For example, yesterday while reviewing the list of things to "Do" in Cape Cod, "Beaches" is listed with no other information. I placed a hyperlink to this URL: http://www.capeguide.com/beaches.htm, which lists all of the beaches for Cape Cod and the Islands. Today, the link has been removed. Why is this link not 'allowed' in wikitravel? I've read the guidelines for wikitravel which talk about not linking to external travel sites, however, you have allowed two different external travel web sites to link to this same Cape Cod page. Both PinkChoice.com and ProvincetownLive.net are allowed to link to the Cape Cod page in wikitravel. Why am I not allowed to link to CapeGuide.com? ProvincetownLive.net is exactly the type web site CapeGuide.com is, with a much narrower focus though.
Incidentally, I tried to use the "email this user" link in the toolbox, but I do not have that option available in my toolbox menu. Thank you, Kristen -- Left by: 184.108.40.206 9 July 2008
This site has become my getaway when I need to escape from other computer tasks, and today I show up and see that you've patrolled and cleaned up everything! Curse you and your masterful efficiency! :) -- Ryan • (talk) • 17:20, 1 June 2008 (EDT)
Vandalism of Berlin page
just saw that you are online. A vandal took some effort to destroy section of the Berlin article. I was not able to undo all parts as when I wanted to return to the last version it said that there are intermediate conflicting changes. Can you revert it to the version of 29th May? Thanks mate, Jc8136 07:25, 5 June 2008 (EDT)
Re: Walt Disney World Resort
Because they're primary sources for the referenced items. They are indeed secondary (or tertiary) sources for the Walt Disney World Resort, but the "Read" subsection is for book suggestions, and they are primary sources for those books (or web sites). LtPowers 12:59, 15 June 2008 (EDT)
Re: Sun Peaks... and your message to me.
Hi OldPine. Thanks for the heads up. I've left a vote on the Wikitravel:Votes for deletion page. I really thought that ski resorts were fair game for articles since there are so many around already... Anyway, you can read my comments there.. I also see that my username is cauusing a bug with the flashing message indicator... how annoying! -- Occasional Traveller 13:12, 23 June 2008 (EDT)
Link on Romania
You have reverted my recent changes to Romania. As far as I can see, the current version has no links to any accommodation site, and the one I added is the most complete accommodation directory for Romania. I don't understand why my addition was deemed inappropriate or irrelevant... --220.127.116.11 02:33, 8 July 2008 (EDT)
Can this moron's edits be removed entirely? On Wikipedia, they call it "oversighting"; this vile stuff shouldn't even be in the page histories. And the vandalized talk pages that were created new should be deleted rather than just reverted. LtPowers 11:07, 1 August 2008 (EDT)
Hey David, I was thinking of putting together a Massachusetts regions map—do you know if the existing regions are solid enough to move forward on?
Also, re:Boston districts, the biggest piece of advice I can give is to start with a map. If you can find a map that shows some sort of borders that already exist, that's great. If not, you could come up with some basic region borders, and I'll throw together a map from which you can get sorting. The process Marc and I went through with Chicago is Talk:Chicago#Districts discussion. --Peter Talk 04:34, 11 August 2008 (EDT)
David, I was pointed to this site via Leo Laporte podcast, and see that you are the most frequent updater of the Chatham page. I am wondering if accomodations other than motels/hotels/B&B are ever listed, such as weekly cottage rentals? I'm asking because I own/run a cottage colony that could use some extra low-cost publicity. I was unable to find a email link so posted via method. You can contact me via [email protected] and/or via this page. Thanks! John H.18.104.22.168 17:57, 20 August 2008 (EDT)
David, I've been trying to bring this page up to "guide" status for a link from the Florida state page. I found a US Park Service map of camping areas here: . Can you turn this into a map here, as I don't know how to do that. I will probably make a trip to CANA soon to take some photos. I found some photos on Wikipedia, but the license is not compatible here. gamweb 20:25, 6 September 2008 (EDT)
Orlando Protection Proposal
David, Orlando is constantly being spammed with links and other things that do not belong. I wanted to propose a permanent semi-protection (so that anonymous users cannot edit). Maybe that will cut down on the abuse. I have to go visit the page every day to either delete or move something to another city. gamweb 03:04, 7 September 2008 (EDT)
South African edits
You gave some good advice on my posts on Decatur, Georgia. I have someone who keeps posting a liquor store that does not need to be on this list (along with a small mexican restaurant of no note). There are several 5-6 better mexican restaurants and closer liquor stores to the city, and the listing is highly suspicious (for someone to list side by side modest establishments outside the city surrounded by a car wash and car dealerships). I am even wondering if they have an affliation with the store? I have done a lot of posts on wikipedia (less on wikitravel) and recognize there are edits I do not agree with. However, this is really bizarre - these establishments do not belong on this list. Is there anything to do when something like this happens? Thanks.--Baxterguy 08:59, 23 September 2008 (EDT)
Why are you so harsh with words toward users that post outlines with nothing in them? you never know they could add something you know. --Scarerocks 16:33, 2 October 2008 (EDT)
Many thanks for your helpful edits to Beijing! --Julian Suddaby 09:23, 4 October 2008 (EDT)
Please check a dictionary before you change all the time symbols. a.m. and p.m. are correct, not AM and PM. Greenmango 21:08, 5 October 2008 (EDT)