Difference between revisions of "User talk:Peterfitzgerald/Archives 2010"
Revision as of 11:13, 24 March 2010
A little bit of a conflab going on here and here. I am sure you would have found those discussions anyway, but I am giving you a New Year's nudge :). Your understanding of these issues is much deeper than mine and your input would be very valuable. I have already devoted far too much energy to what I think is a needless discussion... --Burmesedays 11:43, 3 January 2010 (EST)
Thanks for your supportive comments on the London CoTM page. I am very happy to have seen the article get so much helpful contributions from users and think it was a great way to finish of 2009! I'm happy to do what little I did and look FW to helping with future CoTMs and articles...when people notice the hard work and say something about it, I think it helps all of us to plunge forward! Happy New Year!Zepppep 14:15, 4 January 2010 (EST)
Washington, D.C. neighborhoods map
Thanks for the recent update to the map of the D.C. neighborhoods. I hadn't realized my neighborhood is now "Kalorama Triangle", but that's probably about right. I'm writing to ask if you do have a larger resolution version of this map suitable for printing as a poster. I see last year you did upload a huge version, too big for Wikipedia even, and wondering if I can get an updated copy of it. Thanks, and keep it up!--Patrickneil 09:51, 6 January 2010 (EST)
Finally found some inspiration, Mind giving Copenhagen#Brunch a quick skim, something seems to be a bit off language-wise, but I can't quite figure out what it is that makes it read badly. --Stefan (sertmann) talk 19:51, 6 January 2010 (EST)
How to draw a map
I have finally had a go at completely re-writing this article to bring it up to date. I am very aware that some of my own personal map-making foibles may have come through, so please do give it a very critical once-over. I am sure though that this is both easier to follow and more representative of our current format and standards than the previous version. I started off thinking I would include instructions for both city/district street maps and region/country maps. That became confusing over-kill, so instead I have advised users to go to the regional maps expedition for specifics on that type of map. That is actually exactly how I learned, so it may not be bad advice. I have also included a section where any map-maker willing to help others with questions can sign their name. --Burmesedays 04:50, 8 January 2010 (EST)
Just discovered when making writing stuff about Khabarovsk, that it is the capital of the Far Eastern Federal District which this region roughly corresponds to, do you know if these districts have any sort of practical implications, or is it just red tape? --Stefan (sertmann) talk 15:03, 12 January 2010 (EST)
Any change you could help with this one. for the Get out section of Komsomolsk? what's that letter after the "r" in "Ul. Memalur?ov", and does it rally say it takes 7 hours to drive the 40 kilometers up there? Cheers --Stefan (sertmann) talk 08:02, 5 February 2010 (EST)
I want to do some work on the Khabarovsk Krai article, but other than a more expansive understand section with some bits about Climate, History and Nanai culture, I'm a bit at loss on what to do with it? Any idea's/themes that springs to mind? especially for the eat, drink, see and do sections. --Stefan (sertmann) talk 14:45, 11 February 2010 (EST)
A minor point but the Hawar Islands should be shown as dark grey on the Qatar map as they "belong" to Bahrain. Great to the see the Middle East complete. Bahrain and Qatar are both remarkably uninspiring maps to draw :). Cheers. --Burmesedays 22:37, 12 January 2010 (EST)
Hmm.. I better should have seen that discussion before! I actually thought the whole Gaza thing was a mistake as it didn't have the name Gaza Strip (but just Gaza, which I thought referred to the city). Anyway, I made a map of Palestinian Territories, what do you think of it? --globe-trotter 17:27, 13 January 2010 (EST)
It says "Russia" on your Tajikistan map..! ^^ --globe-trotter 19:06, 14 January 2010 (EST)
Hey Peter! Thanks a lot! It's my first time doing this stuff but I've found my way around. If you have any suggestions, please tell me! I wanted to do this service to my country, as I couldn't believe a world top tourist destination didn't have an extensive wikitravel guide. I use wikitravel every time I travel, and I hope I'm making a good service to my country :-) Thanks for the support! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mfa88 (talk • contribs)
Why do you remove systematically our listings for Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Cork and Waterford ? But you leave online those belonging to our competitors: The G Hotel, Jury's inn, etc...
We are not a Marketing Agency. We are the hotel owners.
We have the right to get our hotels listed on Wikitravel like the other hotel chains. There is a script proposed by Wikitravel for that purpose: Hotels: *
We need to understand why do you do that. I don't know if I can leave my contact details on this page, but you will find my contact details on Travelodge.ie (Contact section).
Cotswold Water Park
Would really appreciate your guidance on this one. New user Tristan Thomas has been developing an impressive guide to the Cotswold Water Park (CWP) User:Tristan_Thomas/Cotswold_Water_Park. This is an important area in a region of England which I know quite well from way back. I am slightly at a loss to know how it will fit into our regime though. Parts are in Wiltshire and parts are in Gloucestershire. A large number of existing towns and villages could be said to be part of, or adjacent to, the CWP. I can see why he has used a region template. Will it need to be travel topic or is there a neater solution? Please have a look and maybe reply directly on Tristan's talk page where I have started a discussion. Many thanks. --Burmesedays 06:08, 21 January 2010 (EST)
Capiznon Phrasebook Completed!
The Capiznon Phrasebook is already finished and I would like to put it on the most used or complete phrasebooks. Thanks!Oxyzen 00:52, 24 January 2010 (EST)
I hope you are doing great. I have a problem here...I am trying to add some content in the apartments area. This is the text I use:
Can ou advise me with this?
Thank you and Best Regards,
Santa Cruz (California)
Hi Peter. Please take a look at this. I reverted one lot of edits that portrayed inhabitants of Santa Cruz as a bunch of extreme left wingers, and he has come back again with similar changes. ThanksShep 13:34, 26 January 2010 (EST)
my name is kevin. i saw ur name on a forum leaving a comment to someone who had wrote about the capiznon language, so i had to ask you because i could not find out how to contact the writer. do you know anything about the bysayan dialects? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs)
A Russian scam, perhaps
Peter, this edit appeared in several Russian city articles, repeated more or less word-for-word. I have reverted them all. I have no idea if there is some useful scam information here or not. If so, it could go into Russia. I will leave it to your judgement :). --Burmesedays 23:18, 29 January 2010 (EST)
I apologize I'm new on this I will not do it again, can you give me some manual for dummies hehe, I don't understad some things about the page, I all ready red all policy but I don´t understand some thing about pictures, all the info that I put was a result of a lot of research, it's not a cut and paste please help me to be a good user. Thank you and sorry for all troubles I cause. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Carolina Dacasa (talk • contribs)
First, I promise I have looked in the obvious places and am not being (entirely) lazy. Is there a discussion page about star guide format which is not one of the obvious articles? This is prompted by the established convention of omitting email addresses, which is clearly an exception from the "exactly matches MoS" guideline. Not that I disagree with that, but I figured it must be discussed somewhere..... :). --Burmesedays 04:12, 1 February 2010 (EST)
When you have nothing else to do (which I think is a rather rare situation :) ), could you please adjust the map of Turkey so it properly shows the other destinations recently linked from country article? Adding Bodrum would also be nice, since it is now in the cities list.—Vidimian 11:56, 4 February 2010 (EST)
Peter, I think the Kingston upon Hull entry should have a lower case 'u' in 'upon' not upper in the name. However, I don't know how to chamnge the page title. Can you cahang it? (22.214.171.124)
What to do with user that have weird user names (e.g. User:上山打老虎) or have sex etc. in the name. I don't want to delete them without discussion but some aren't active for years or appear during crusing recent events and could insult faint hearted user... jan 10:22, 5 February 2010 (EST)
Is it problem to put my link on your article about Montenegro because you it always delete when i put in on?
A little milestone
Today, I uploaded the final Bali map (Lovina). I kept putting this one off as it was more than a little troublesome. The 25 Bali guide status articles now all have travel maps, rather than there being one missing:). That does feel like something of a milestone. I am telling you this because I doubt there would be any at all if you had not been so encouraging in those difficult early days of the project!--Burmesedays 04:44, 8 February 2010 (EST)
I would love to set that guy up with copies of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence, and see how much democracy remains when he's done editing them. Or, you know, great works of literature. Anna Karenina now opens: "Some families which have pleasant experiences often resemble other families in some (not all) ways; every unhappy family (which can be unhappy for many different reasons, such as weather) is unhappy in its own way, but can catch a taxi from the street anywhere in Moscow." Gorilla Jones 21:08, 9 February 2010 (EST)
Peter --thanks for incouragement! Having lived around the world I've come back and retired to 'ull and so have an interst in this overlooked place at the end of the 'slow curve running south' as Philip Larkin (poet) described it. Have yet to put on various photos and other information but I'm looking at clubs and hotels at present. No idea how status is changed. Once again thanks for positive comments -- appreciated. Re City to visit --wait until I get more on!!! (Gnomy96)
I have been finishing my edits on the outer London boroughs. See Talk:London/Districts#Article status. Can I ask you to look a problem I have found with one of the maps Talk:London#Underground maps. Chris1515 10:32, 11 February 2010 (EST)
Starnom Chicago and Talk:South_Ossetia
Sorry for the late reply to the starnom but your answer was sufficient for me and I thought that I don't need to reply. I shifted the [[Talk:South_Ossetia] as per your comment and would be grateful if you have a quick look for my reasons to change the phrase. Regards from snowy Europe, jan 15:22, 11 February 2010 (EST)
Some advice on regions
The principle of this one has been bothering me for a while. I know that WT has a guiding principle of not repeating information in more than one article. An area where this is perhaps(?) questionable is for get in details. For example, please see this large edit made yesterday to Southeastern Islands . Should we just blandly say "see xxx article" for such info, or does it bear some repitition? In theory, I guess you could say that the detail goes into the higher level (region) article, but that would really weaken the city article and make it less useful for the traveler. Some guidance please!--Burmesedays 19:51, 14 February 2010 (EST)
Just following up -- sent a couple of msgs to your Gmail, did you get them? Jpatokal 07:52, 16 February 2010 (EST)
Can you help me locate this scene ? I believe I shot it around 1973, possibly in Spain or Portugal.
could you please distract some of your time to the Starnom#Nusa_Lembongan and let us know if you are supportive? Burmesedays and I work currently on the Gili Islands and Trawangan would be then next prepared for starnom. This would be very nice and well appreaciated. Thanks in advance, jan 09:28, 25 February 2010 (EST)
Peter, can you look at the Discussion on Kingston upon Hull re photos and advise. Chris coulson
Peter -- here again. Perhaps as a matter of urgency you could look at the comments on Kingston upon Hull re position of photos on a page. The comments about 'all right' seem a little constrictive and not condusive to good presentation and then altering of them without notice is annoying. (Gnomy96)
I noticed a tiny error on the Venezuela map: the Guayana Region is written as Guyana. Sorry to bother you about this. The maps are really improving the site, I think! ChubbyWimbus 04:43, 27 February 2010 (EST)
Re your edit summary: Bolded entries are only auto-indexed if they're two words or fewer; three-word entries are not, sadly. Fortunately, Jani was kind enough to add Template:index for me. =) LtPowers 16:30, 27 February 2010 (EST)
Awesome job on the Falkland Islands map, and all of the other maps that you and the map team put together. The Falklands article was my first contribution ages and ages ago, and with the addition of the map it's pretty cool to see it turn into something resembling a professional travel guide about the islands. -- Ryan • (talk) • 11:07, 3 March 2010 (EST)
Nice map, really nice. It arrived at about the same time as my Chad map, and not for the first time we have quite independently chosen similar colour schemes for neighbouring countries :). A couple of points:
Photo alignment, again
Why all the bias and editorializing?
I've noticed that many of the pieces of you've written in the Washington, D.C. article are slanted, inaccurate, irrelevant, and misleading.
For example: 'Driving in D.C. if Difficult.' This is your opinion. It is not fact. Plenty of people drive in D.C. without incident. I've been driving in the city for 16 years with no accidents, speeding or parking tickets.
" Expert drivers get major bragging rights" - are you kidding?
"Remember that the plan was intended to confuse invading armies. " Actually, no. If this is true I'd love to see a source. Pierre L'Enfant's plan for D.C. is a grid system bisected by wide avenues.
Ruthless, sadistic, absurd: these words have no place in an objective piece. If you want to write editorials get a job at a newspaper.
D.C. has no more 'street closures without warning' or 'frequent street direction changes' than any other city. How many cities have you driven in? How many countries? There are plenty of cities in the region with worse streets than D.C. Ever been to Philadelphia?
Driving in D.C. is not difficult for me. If it's hard for you, I guess that's something you'll have to work on. There is no reason to say that 'driving in D.C. is hard'. It is not hard. I think it is safe to say that driving in D.C. can be stressful, dangerous, and infuriating, but 'difficult' must go. Michael 3000 02:53, 9 March 2010 (EST)
thank you for the wave invitation. I tried to ping you twice but so far no reply from your side, so I'm a bit unsure if it's working. Hope you are fine and regards, jan 16:34, 9 March 2010 (EST)
I updated the site with my two cabins. Not sure why it was removed. My friend who owns Husky Hideway is on there and hasn't been removed. I'm not sure what I need to change in the text so it's not removed. Please let me know and I will be glad to change it.
Thx for the welcome Peter. Are you a mod or something? I see you've helped tons of people over the years. I regret I won't be making too many additions to this site as I mainly work on geographical coordinate additions on Wikipedia. I'll do what I can though even if it's only keeping an eye open for abusers. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Diaboyos (talk • contribs)
And I'm aware of your dim view of trolls, but I've seen enough cases of redemption that I'm not willing to give up easily. LtPowers 09:58, 10 March 2010 (EST)
Thanks a lot, i'm a bit stupid in all those instructions, so your support helps me much! i'm determined to improve articles =)Ekaterina 14:27, 10 March 2010 (EST)Ekaterina
Mauritius / sleep section
Hi, Why did you remove my hotels informations in Mauritius/sleep ? What's wrong with it ? Can you please help me because I need to update 9 of our hotel on this page.
Thanking you in advance.
Nice job on Tonga. Thanks. Shep 15:07, 17 March 2010 (EDT)
Питер, посмотрите пожалуйста свою русскую страницу. Digr 08:18, 21 March 2010 (EDT)
Hi Peter, I have been working a bit on the African region articles, mainly adding ODs and descriptions. If you could upload the SVG of Image:West Africa regions map.png, I will give it a going over with the current style brush :) One of your earliest maps I surmise. Also, while hunting for ODs, I noticed a couple of omissions from the Congo map: Ile Mbamou and Abala-Ndolo. Cheers --Burmesedays 00:54, 22 March 2010 (EDT)
Deleted hotel listing from the Cavtat & Mljet pages
Hi Peterfitzgerald, Could you tell me what's the reason for deleting my text from the pages for Cavtat & Mljet? There was no explanation, so I don't know where I'm going wrong.
Peter: anon user 126.96.36.199 (and some other IP's followed after)caused trouble and finally blacklisting of a hotel chain User_talk:Jc8136#Spamming_German_articles_with_multiple_hotel_listings_and_always_in_the_splurge_section. which finally blacklisted due to your non-policy complaint behaviour. It's a SEO company jan 06:46, 24 March 2010 (EDT)
OK, but we have posted other articles in WikiTravel after this case. Now the rules are clear for us. So how could we be removed from this black list? I think we're following the WikiTravel guidelines for the last articles in Cavtat & Mljet pages.