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== Maoming ==
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Hiya.  I have noticed that you spend quite a bit of time out here.  Thought you might want to take a look at [[Maoming]].  It looks more like a Wikipedia article than a Wikitravel information page.  Keep up the good work. [[User:Woodstock|Woodstock]] 14:16, 24 March 2008 (EDT)
Hiya.  I have noticed that you spend quite a bit of time out here.  Thought you might want to take a look at [[Maoming]].  It looks more like a Wikipedia article than a Wikitravel information page.  Keep up the good work. [[User:Woodstock|Woodstock]] 14:16, 24 March 2008 (EDT)
:Thanks. It was almost all copyright violations. Now it's taken care of. [[User:Texugo|Texugo]] 02:38, 25 March 2008 (EDT)

Revision as of 06:42, 25 March 2008

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Great work on Hamamatsu, keep it up! Jpatokal 00:01, 27 July 2006 (EDT)


I just wanted to point out our image policy to you and I'd really appreciate it if you would upload your images to Wikitravel Shared so that your images can be used by all language versions of Wikitravel. Please keep in mind that you must provide information about the license of the image you are uploading and that you must be the owner and author of the image. Here is a copy of the default license. Thanks. -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 12:29, 30 July 2006 (EDT)

  • Obviously I'm new here. I'll get on that soon! Don't worry though, they are all my own photos.
Great. Are they released under CC-by-SA 1.0? If you say yes that will cover everything I brought up and I'll move your images to the appropriate version. By the way, to sign your signature all you have to do is type ~~~~ and your signature will appear automagically like this: -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 12:43, 30 July 2006 (EDT)
  • Yes, I'll use the default license for all the pictures so far. Thanks so much for your help! Texugo 22:33, 30 July 2006 (EDT)
Is there some special reason for moving some pictures from the left to the right in the segment on Vaasa? I was about to add more and making the layout such that it suits the whole page, when my just added picture got moved by you. Christian B 02:07, 1 August 2007 (EDT)
  • How can someone remove an image they personally have added? I uploaded the wrong image for something.

Brazil - Thanks

Thank you for your contributions to Brazilian destinations! Ricardo (Rmx) 22:17, 8 August 2006 (EDT)

  • I wish I was there exploring new ones now! Quem me dera....


Do you know Nicole and Andrea too? -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 00:08, 17 August 2006 (EDT)

Yeah, baby! They's in me harem! Texugo 00:10, 17 August 2006 (EDT)


I tinkered with the isIn on es and it should work now. I've tested it on es:Flordia and it worked perfectly fine. -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 03:11, 18 August 2006 (EDT)

Great. Thanks so much! Texugo 05:45, 18 August 2006 (EDT)


The isin for the Romanian version is ready to go, but is there a localized name for IsIn in Romanian too? -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 00:25, 31 August 2006 (EDT)

Des Moines (I assume)

Did you erase listings for the High Life Lounge and El Bait Shop? If so, why?

If so, it was an accident-- Please copy and paste them from an earlier edit. Texugo 02:05, 1 September 2006 (EDT)
Actually, if it IS in fact Des Moines you are talking about, those two listing were not present in your last edit of the page, so maybe you did it yourself by accident? Texugo 02:10, 1 September 2006 (EDT)

Why no italics for a newspaper? Also, any tips (aka instructions) for getting photos from Websites for the site? Unizeppelin 00:10, 4 September 2006 (EDT)

The uses for italics sanctioned by the Manual of Style are for 1)the part of telephone numbers that is unnecessary when dialed locally, 2) foreign words, and 3) to give emphasis to a word for someone who is reading the text closely rather than skimming. Newspaper listings on dozens of other pages are already out there with no italics, so there is no reason to start here... As for photos, I don't really know-- the ones I've put up so far have all been my own. Texugo 00:55, 4 September 2006 (EDT)

I don't want to see a Yellow Book listings either but I think anyone who's visiting Iowa from another country would enjoy seeing an ethnic storie available to them if they want to do some cooking. I live overseas and would love it if I saw a listing where I could pick up some American-style groceries. Also, why did you delete Dahls, Hy-Vee, Fareway, Wal-Mart and Target? Two of them (Dahls and Fareway) are unique to Iowa (one in fact just to Des Moines). These are where even most of the locals shop...these places also offer a variety of services (eg, film processing, Ticketmaster) that would be great for an out-of-towner to know about. I would seriously think about re-inserting these places...after all, all I pretty much did was list how many locations were in the area and the Website...Unizeppelin 01:46, 12 September 2006 (EDT)

As for the long list of ethnic grocery stores, maybe try to pick the best one of each ethnicity? I think the section is dis-proportionately large compared to the percentage of travelers likely to be cooking for themselves in the middle of Iowa. As for the ones I deleted, I removed them because they are big chains, normal places just like every other city on the US map has, most of which also have pharmacies, photo processing, etc. If Dahls and Fareway are unique to Iowa, put them in the Iowa article. Wal-mart and Target are pretty ubiquitous in the States, so if anywhere, I'd put them in the United States article. I definitely don't want to see a Wal-Mart listing in every article for every American city over 10,000 people, do you? For the same reason, I remove McDonald's other mega-fast-food chains when I find listings in city articles. Texugo 04:20, 12 September 2006 (EDT)

Greetings from USA/Italy

Welcome and WOW !! Can see you are a real master of languages. I am an Italian-American citizen and have been working with a kind gentleman, Lucio DeMarcellis, to familiarize people with our hometown of Teramo in the Abruzzo Region. We could use some assistance translating our pages from English or Italian into Japanese and Portuguese. Any assistance you could provide would be most helpful. You might even win a private guided tour of our beautiful (but relatively unknown) city! Ulissi


Thanks for your help there -- I wasn't quite keeping up alone. And my DSL keeps dying. Thanks! -- Colin 00:48, 11 September 2006 (EDT)

I hereby declare you a Wikitravel Hero! That's the highest honor, I think! Thanks a bunch! -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 00:49, 11 September 2006 (EDT)

Admin nomination

I went ahead and beat Evan to the punch by nominating you for admin status on ES. The email I sent you a couple days ago was about that. I hadn't realized you already became an admin on PT. By the way, the email I sent to you was the email address noted on your blog. -- Sapphire 00:19, 21 September 2006 (EDT)

I'm embarrassed that you had to solicit my support. You've done a great job working on Wikitravel. --Evan 11:50, 26 September 2006 (EDT)
No worries! Thanks for your support! Texugo 02:09, 27 September 2006 (EDT)

Nara restaurants

You completely reverted the experience I had in this Nara restaurant, just based on an "assumption" that this is not possible, although I explicitly state that this is my experience. I do not know about Hamamatsu, but here in Tokyo love restaurants are a new gadget for couples who seek the thrill of having "sanctioned" sex in public. It is this kind of unreflected editing that made me drop out of Wikipedia long ago.

  • I'm sorry for the revert, but I was just thinking, you know, Nara is NOT Tokyo. Much more rural place. The description of the restaurant that was there before was fairly positive and normal. Did you actually see people having sex in the restaurant? If the place is actually as bad as you made it sound, then our policy is not to list it at all-- we don't list negative reviews-- so it was either revert what you added, or delete the listing altogether, and I opted for the former, given that I only had the word of an un-registered user IP address (you) against what was there before. Perhaps you could just delete the listing and give a more detailed account of why you did so in a note on Nara's talk page? Texugo 01:45, 11 June 2007 (EDT)

Admin nomination Part II

I've nominated you to become an admin on en:. Would you stop by Wikitravel:Administrator nominations and tell us if you're willing to accept the mission? Thanks. -- Sapphire(Talk) • 11:29, 12 June 2007 (EDT)

New search engine

When you get a chance, could you check out the new search engine on review ( and give your feedback on shared:Tech:Lucene search? It's the search tool that Wikipedia uses, and I think it's going to be a good upgrade for us. I'd especially like to make sure that it will support our other language versions well. --Evan 12:37, 12 June 2007 (EDT)

Krabi link deletion


Just curious - why did you remove the link [1] ? ~ 03:38, 18 June 2007 (EDT)

That's a good question! Perhaps I had too many windows open in Firefox and reverted the wrong thing. Sorry! I'll put it back. Texugo 03:56, 18 June 2007 (EDT)


moved from User talk:

Are you knowledgeable enough to reduce that list of cities down to 9 or so? Texugo 04:22, 18 June 2007 (EDT)

Sorry, haven't got a clue. ~ 04:34, 18 June 2007 (EDT)


Care to add anything else the the revived TOC discussion? – cacahuate talk 20:43, 20 June 2007 (EDT)

Autor: setenil (Juan Gutierrez) Mensaje para Texugo.

Hola Texugo, soy juan Gutiérrez (setenil), yo fui quién añadió el texto y las fotos para Setenil de las Bodegas que borraste porque dices que los copié de revistaibérica, de opcionrural creo y de Decirte que si puse esos textos es porque son mios. En primer lugar yo soy el propietario de Turismo de Setenil, empresa que gestiona la Oficina de Turismo de Setenil y también soy webmaster de Si aparecen en las otras webs es porque yo colaboré con ellos. Esto lo puedes corroborar contactando con ellos si quieres. Las fotos también se las envié yo. Tengo los originales de todo. Te garantizo que son mias hechas con una cybershot. Estuve un buen rato editando todo para ponerlo en esta web para que la gente conozca este encantador pueblo, al menos me podrías haber preguntado antes de borrarlo todo, despreciando mi trabajo, para que te hubiera dado las explicaciones oportunas. De todas formas gracias

Hamamatsu airport bus still there, and precisely in the place it should be: "By plane", not in its own bizarro section. Jpatokal 04:45, 27 June 2007 (EDT)


Many thanks for editing my new input about Pinswang, Austria. It is my first contribution to Wikitravel and I very much appreciate your making it very attractive for our readers. Best regards and thankyou for this great service! - Naz Ausgraben

San Francisco/Parking Meter 568 47610

I've restored the content on the infamous San Francisco parking meter article for now - the page is up for VFD, and in the past people have asked that VFD content not be removed so that it's clear what is being nominated for deletion. As always, discussion on Wikitravel talk:Votes for deletion is welcome if you feel strongly that the page should be blanked, although hopefully we can allow this famous meter to live out its final days without too much controversy :) -- Ryan • (talk) • 00:17, 11 September 2007 (EDT)

That's fine. I don't feel strongly about it-- I had just blanked it when I moved that text to the actual article so it wouldn't exist in two places, as one normally does when moving text. I figured the title alone leaves pretty clear why it should be deleted. Texugo 02:45, 11 September 2007 (EDT)


Hello. I have left you a message there, on pt version. Reminding just in case. It's OK if you didn't decide to answer. Greetings. LukeWestwalker 01:50, 12 September 2007 (EDT)

Another glance? LukeWestwalker 17:33, 7 October 2007 (EDT) Pleeeeeeeeeeeeez.... LukeWestwalker 02:51, 19 October 2007 (EDT)


Thanks you for the welcome message. Best regards. Oda Mari 01:49, 19 October 2007 (EDT)

Ton of HTML

If so, then how about that: Warsaw/Srodmiescie#Get_in, Warsaw#Buses? LukeWestwalker 09:14, 21 October 2007 (EDT)

Yep, those had better go too. I'll take care of that.Texugo 21:59, 21 October 2007 (EDT)
Well, I put it forward as those busnumberssigns look nice and harmless to me, also quite smart in print. Do you plan to remove them for estethic reasons only? LukeWestwalker 14:05, 26 October 2007 (EDT)
I thought they looked alright too, but I eliminated them because Wikitravel has a policy about avoiding HTML. Texugo 22:55, 26 October 2007 (EDT)
Right. That's what I needed to be directed to. LukeWestwalker 11:07, 27 October 2007 (EDT)


Hello. What were your issues with the official city and prefectural links you deleted? I thought official links were OK.

Cedar Point

I am curious why you marked cedar point for VFD. It was up for VFD before and voted to keep. I saw no mention on the VFD page, so I removed tag. Please comment. 2old 09:00, 29 November 2007 (EST)

I didn't realize it had been discussed before. I put a mention of it on the VFD page along with Six Flags Magic Mountain, but someone came along and removed the last few entries in the list for some reason. Texugo 22:16, 29 November 2007 (EST)

I'm new and tried to contribute - the additions were deleted very quickly. Please let me know why

Hi Texugo I'm new and I believe that I did something wrong with my additions. It said something about copy violation... not 100% sure. Whatever I posted wouldn't violate any copyrights. Is there a reason why my honest posts got deleted and if so where can I find the reason why. I don't want to make the same mistake twice. Thanks. leomax

Hi there. The portions of your contribution that I deleted were copied verbatim from, which appears to be a violation of copyright. That website's policy states, "Any unauthorized reproduction, publication, or further distribution for public exhibition of any data on the website which is owned by BPACK or any other person, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited." If you have somehow obtained authorization from them, you must provide an explanation of the details on the discussion page before adding any such content. Texugo 23:34, 30 November 2007 (EST)

removal of Cafes from Barcelona

Please join the discussion in Talk:Barcelona#removal of the Cafes section. --DenisYurkin 17:15, 8 December 2007 (EST)

Apologies & thanks

Sorry for the VFD mess [2], thanks for catching that - I did spot the "-2,810" on the recent changes page just after, but by then you'd already fixed it. ~ 02:07, 18 December 2007 (EST)

No problem! I assumed it was an accident since the nomination was legitimate.Texugo 02:10, 18 December 2007 (EST)

your edits in Alquezar

Hi Texugo/Archives 2006-2008. I have a question on your recent edit in the Alquezar article. Could you please comment there? --DenisYurkin 06:21, 23 December 2007 (EST)

Removing reference

Hi Texugo

I was looking at my change and I wonder why you removed the reference on page


Alquezar again

Texugo, could you help me to find a simplest possible wording for the last piece in this discussion ("You'll either love the pork and bean soup or you'll hate it.")? Thanks. --DenisYurkin 16:14, 24 January 2008 (EST)

Bosnia Edit

You removed a section from the Bosnia page on "Eat" - saying it was copied from another page. This is incorrect. I was the author of the majority of the Eat section on that page and the forum you pointed out - - copied that section from WikiTravel, not the other way around. If you review history, you will see I made the first significant addition to the Eat section on May 12, 2005. The Forum page you provide the link for was created May 14, 2007. It appears to me that you frequently remove things from other pages, judging by the comments other users have left you. The point of Wiki is to CONTRIBUTE and GROW, not to unnecessarily remove! If you have nothing to add, then don't go around cutting pages. Thanks.

It was an honest mistake. We all make those sometimes. And I don't particularly appreciate the reprimand there, because yes I do frequently remove things from pages, and that in itself is a form of contribution. I do far more removing and reorganizing than adding-- it's called editing, and it is an extremely important part of any wiki. The majority of the things I remove are indeed copyright violations, first person narratives, graffiti, spam, or they are links or other things which are out of line with Wikitravel's policies. Sometimes sections get too long or contain extraneous information that causes the article to lose its focus and makes the pertinent information more difficult to locate, etc. The current version of the Bosnia eat section is a good example. While the tone of the text is right on, the section is a giant block of text, far bigger than the eat section for even China, with no subsections or bulleting, and it meanders a great deal, discussing stews in 3 different places, bread in two different places, etc. The one massive detailed paragraph about smoked meats is also probably more than the average traveller needs to know. The section is in need of a good editing, and I can't promise you that more text will not eventually be removed.Texugo 22:32, 31 January 2008 (EST)

Excuse me mr. Texugo

I just have been welcome to wikitravel by Jpatokal seems like a nice gentleman and i would also like to give a warm hello and ask you if you can recomend any web links with free information for sleeping locations eat buy etc? Thank you and hello Texugo. --Thehighlands 00:36, 12 February 2008 (EST)

continuation including vandal alert

ip number so and so is destroying stuff just thought youda like to know --Thehighlands 01:18, 12 February 2008 (EST)

also tuxugo thank you for helping south forest miss can i do anything to help you? maybe start a artcile for you? --Thehighlands 04:23, 12 February 2008 (EST) how i'am i doing? --Thehighlands 04:23, 12 February 2008 (EST)


Thank you for correcting my stupid Engish.(T_T)-- 18:58, 18 February 2008 (EST)

More gratitude -- Thanks (from all of us) for your hard work on the Dallas area (and for everything else you do here). OldPine 07:15, 20 February 2008 (EST)

City trimming

Alas, I spent much time being sure that all cities and towns were included in regions for Massachusetts at the behest of Evan (remember him?) :) I understand why you are trimming, but maybe we could leave them under "other towns" or something? -OldPine 22:42, 24 February 2008 (EST)

I have only removed cities for which there is still no article. Why is the area any exception to our 9 cities rule? Also, doesn't this area need to be de-countyfied? Texugo 22:45, 24 February 2008 (EST)
I understood it this way: Not that every little town can't have its own article. I think they should, but not every little place needs to be listed on a sub-region page when the get out section of the closest decent size place would be enough. As for subdivision, I was under the impression from discussions like this that we want to use counties only when necessary. In this case, don't the three eloquently described subregions of the Connecticut River Valley, the Hilltowns, and the Eastern Uplands make more sense as a way to subdivide this region? Texugo 23:08, 24 February 2008 (EST)
The general consensus here, as I read it, is that we should not trim cities from regions if it orphans pages—that is, every town for which we have an article should be navigable via the geographical hierarchy. For example, we leave +9 cities linked from Macedonia, since it currently has no sub-regions. The other feeling in this discussion was to leave +9 cities in region pages for which there is no useful subdivision. Hope that helps. --Peter Talk 02:00, 25 February 2008 (EST)

Dear Internet Brands...

See Wikitravel_talk:Internet_Brands#Dear_Internet_Brands... -- Colin 18:40, 25 February 2008 (EST)

Panhandle regions

Yeah, these look really good to me—although I only visited the High Plains, so I'm no expert. Using counties wouldn't have made any sense, and your boundary descriptions look nice and precise. On a different note, I just checked out some internet photos of Caprock Canyons, and that looks like a really cool park I overlooked. A good reason to return! --Peter Talk 02:17, 6 March 2008 (EST)

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Just curious why all the edits on my Montgomery County PA entry .. . you shortened it a lot!


What are your thoughts onPomeranian Voivodship and Pomorskie Voivodship? They're the same. There's not an exact science to naming the voivodships, because it's easy to confuse the English translation of voivodships, so I, use a mixture of the Polish and English names when talking with friends in Warsaw. Thus, I'm not sure which name to use and which one to redirect. -- Sapphire(Talk) • 11:12, 12 March 2008 (EDT)


This isn't wikipedia, so I don't want to vandalise. Unlike wikipedia, this could actually help someone or mean something. Therefore, I really want to hear by what reasoning Mongolia could be considered part of East Asia, and why we shouldn't just set about fixing the references. Shit, I'll do it, I have a cold. What else do I have to do?

Hey mate, seriously, can you name one similarity between Mongolia and East Asia? dsmccohen


Hiya. I have noticed that you spend quite a bit of time out here. Thought you might want to take a look at Maoming. It looks more like a Wikipedia article than a Wikitravel information page. Keep up the good work. Woodstock 14:16, 24 March 2008 (EDT)

Thanks. It was almost all copyright violations. Now it's taken care of. Texugo 02:38, 25 March 2008 (EDT)