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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)

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)