I'm Ryan, and I travel to cold places when I can afford to do so - I've been fortunate enough to nearly bankrupt myself by making three visits to Alaska and three trips to the Antarctic. Occasionally I'm found on roadtrips in the United States living in the back of a Subaru, and in moments of temporary insanity I may also lead groups of friends to the Galapagos Islands to swim with sharks and whales.
When not traveling my home is in Culver City (near Los Angeles). Other places where I've slept in the same room for extended periods of time have included the Bay Area, Cleveland, Nashua (NH), and to a lesser extent Phoenix, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur.
Here at Wikivoyage I'm one of the site's soulless functionaries with the ability to change user name and permissions - leave a message on my talk page if you need something. I was also very active in the launch of the new Wikivoyage project, and my efforts in that process were rewarded with a lawsuit filed against me; the amazingly great people at WMF helped defend me, and you can read about the ordeal at .
- Play around with some new UI concepts
- Yellowstone National Park
- Some portions of w:Wikipedia:Conflict of interest may make sense as a replacement/enhancement to Wikivoyage:Don't tout, particularly the section regarding paid editing.
- Wikivoyage:Business listings reliability Expedition
- Wikivoyage talk:Geographical hierarchy#Weak regions
- Wikivoyage talk:Image policy#Proposal to change default thumbnail size
- Wikivoyage talk:Deletion policy#Proposed new policy on deletions
- Talk:Main Page#Main page readability
- "Lede expedition": Wikivoyage talk:Tone#Lively writing vs. purple prose
- Wikivoyage talk:Using MediaWiki templates#Userpage boxes
- MediaWiki talk:Sitenotice#Sitenotice change process
- Duplicate listings in Whistler and Pemberton (British Columbia)
- Possibilities for User:Wrh2Bot:
- Remove references (<ref>, <references />)
- Format listings (preferred whitespace, newlines and attributes for template listings, convert any XML listings that sneak back in)
- Make sure headers are standard for each template type
- Remove signatures in mainspace articles
- Look for possible touting ("our restaurant", "we invite you", etc)
- Flag / cleanup wikipedia links, particularly full URLs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Example).
- Fix URLs missing "http://"
- HTML to wiki text (<b> → ''')
- URLs pointing to "example.com"
- Empty implementations of Template:Listing inserted into articles
My first contributions to Wikivoyage. Looking at edits made prior to reading every single guideline and policy makes for a humbling reminder of why it is important to be patient with new contributors who don't fully "get" how Wikivoyage works :)