User talk:Andrewssi2

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User with new IP[edit]

Re: User talk:49.197.182.98‎: Telstra IP user screwing with us again. He seems obsessed with adding the names of explorers from given towns in the guides for them, lately. Probably should be summarily blocked already. Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:45, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks Ikan Kekek , I do agree. Just trying to to assume good faith. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 01:46, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Olympic Games 2020 box[edit]

I'm interested in your Olympic Games 2020 box, if you don't mind I want to modify it for 2018 Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta in Wikipedia article (not in Wikivoyage). Can I do it? Thank you in advance.Gsarwa (talk) 12:58, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Hi Gsarwa, there is no ownership of material of Wikivoyage, so you are free to take what you want! However unfortunately the template doesn't work, since the number only updates when an edit is made to the page :( --Andrewssi2 (talk) 21:12, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Asian Games 2018
Indonesia, Jakarta and Palembang - 18/8/2018
254 days to go

Thank you. It's work.Gsarwa (talk) 12:45, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi Gsarwa , just to be clear, it should only work if you edit the article page (any edit) every day. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 21:03, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Thank you. In Wikipedia there are (refresh) button to see the correct days, but certainly not all user understand it. Due to the countdown is still big, so I think I will refresh weekly, then every 3 days and finally daily.Gsarwa (talk) 21:24, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Western Xia[edit]

Nice work on that article. I am not certain to what extent travellers will actually use this, or other articles on historical regions, but I think they are a good idea in any case. Pashley (talk) 22:54, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Thanks. In contrast to our article on Roman empire where there is so much evidence (even Roman law still being used today) that I think it is a fascinating subject due to the fact there is limited evidence to how this forgotten empire worked. Definitely a very niche subject area but felt it would be good to summarize what is available for aspiring Tangutologists Andrewssi2 (talk) 22:59, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Dutch-language map for part of Indonesia?[edit]

Thanks a lot for adding this map, but using the language of the former colonial overlords who had to be beaten off through a brutal war could be offensive to some Indonesians. I take it there's no English-language map on Commons? Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:38, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

I changed to the Google map. I was hating the banner, but couldn't find anything better on Commons, but thought to use the available map anyhow.
I wasn't aware that there were such negative feelings towards the Dutch in Indonesia. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 08:16, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
There were. Whether there are now, I don't know for sure, but I'd have to think the Dutch words would be jarring at least. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:26, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

I may just have to thank you[edit]

Dear Andrewssi2, I find your new banner you added to Cheyenne more accurate and representative of Cheyenne than the previous one, which showed North Cheyenne and Ranchettes. I liked the previous one, it was pretty, but Cheyenne does need to show its true self, so your move was good. 174.45.128.124 17:04, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Sure thing, although I think we can still do better. If you find a better CC photo then let me know and I will make a banner for it! (Or update the banner yourself). --Andrewssi2 (talk) 21:57, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
Andrewssi2, I have come upon a Downtown image that would be more representative.
caption=Downtown Cheyenne Low-Rises on Capitol Avenue, with the capital in the background
I would like to obtain your opinion, and possibly consensus before using it. I am considering to use this as the page banner, and then use the other two banners in other parts. Warren avenue banner could go in the "Get around" section, and the Storey Ave Water Tower could be left off for now. Does this sound good?
  User:174.45.128.124 would like to obtain WikiVoyage:Consensus before the addition of this image, to avoid being a nuisance of others, or vandalism.

AUTO SIGNATURE I am always here to help out. Contact me at Talk:174.45.128.124, or see my very helpful homepage at User:174.45.128.124. Have a nice day. 174.45.128.124 17:05, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

That doesn't look wide enough for you to be able to create a pagebanner from it. The pagebanner has to extend the entire width of the page, and this photo doesn't extend that far at full size. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:39, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
Unfortunately Ikan is correct. You need a picture that is at least 1800 pixels wide (and preferably at least 2100 pixels wide). I agree otherwise that it would make for a better banner. Suggest you look on Flickr.com for a Creative Commons compliant image which we could import. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 21:34, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
What are you doing? Me: Bringing up an old conversation with a better point than last time. So, I think this texturized picture from 1920.
Texturized view of Downtown Cheynne aroun 1950, and hopefully provides a more accurate depiction of Cheyenne. Historical Photo. You may share
would be good. -Signed, the amazing Zanygenius. Visit my chat page 23:59, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
This discussion is better held at Talk:Cheyenne since it would receive more attention. I highly doubt that the suggested texturized image would be considered better than the existing banner. First, it is way too small. Second, because of its size it would be difficult to crop into the correct aspect ratio. See manual of style article on this atWikivoyage:Banners and then peruse Wikivoyage:Banner_Expedition/Star_standard_banners to see examples of banners that have a general consensus of being good. Additionally, a picture from 1920 or 1950 (not sure which because the file path say's it's from 1920 and the subtext says it's from 1950) wouldn't give a good view of what the place is like today. It might be ok, without the texture, as a side image under the understand section however. Personal Opinions: while it is not mentioned in the style manual, I believe the texture looks like a default Photoshop texture that was slapped onto the image to make it appear old/authentic. It's tacky. Also, black and white images aren't very eye catching and I feel we try to choose attractive banners. If you are in the area, I strongly recommend taking a picture yourself and uploading it under creative commons license. Saves a significant amount of searching for large size, high quality pictures that may not exist yet. DethDestroyerOfWords (talk) 21:03, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Lonavla[edit]

Knew it was a silly thing of me to edit a page before I uploaded my own photos as banner :-) --Traveler100 (talk) 18:06, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Traveler100 - Sorry about that. If I notice a banner-less article it is generally the case that one won't get created! Please replace it with your own because not that much care and attention goes into mine. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 22:01, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

From Your Seemingly Inexhaustible Supply of Banner Images[edit]

Thanks for adding the banner images (I don't seem to have or be able to find any of sufficient resolution), I've created/uprated several destination pages you might have or be able to find banner images for: North Walsham, Acle, Harleston (Norfolk), Holt, Burnham Market and Stalham and Sutton. Thanks. PsamatheM (talk) 21:49, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Plus North Norfolk (difficult one) PsamatheM (talk) 21:58, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
Sorry about this but a few more Wells-next-the-Sea, Long Stratton, Diss, Cromer, Hunstanton, Thetford, Great Yarmouth - these are just the destination pages I've worked on to up-rate "outline"->"usable" (I'm not trawling the entire site loading work on to you!). Thanks for those you've done - they do make a fantastic difference to the pages PsamatheM (talk) 22:43, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
Sure some are difficult to find but a combination of a large enough Wikimedia image as well as the built in crop tool make this very easy. I suggest you take a look at enabling the crop tool in WikiMedia yourself (LINK) and define a 7:1 image. It is very easy. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 23:30, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Gering[edit]

Good afternoon, Andrewssi2, I really thought my image was pretty summarizing, and when I got the note about wrong ratios, I became concerned, because I, a really good tech person, COULDNT Figure out how to crop it, where you came in. Thank you on my behalf for saving my work in a pinch!

AUTO SIGNATURE: Need help with anything. ask! Need me to correct my error, ask! Visit my talk page, or incredibly helpful homepage 174.45.128.124 23:21, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Easy to do, but probably going to have to set up an an account! I suggest you take a look at enabling the crop tool in WikiMedia yourself (LINK) and define a 7:1 image. It is very easy. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 23:25, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Villarreal[edit]

just to say I do not think there is a problem with a red link in a region. Better than a page a reader clicks to and has not useful information. --Traveler100 (talk) 11:46, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

I was under the impression that you felt all articles had value, however empty? That particular red link was sticking out rather so I created the article on a whim. Andrewssi2 (talk) 00:47, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

As a close wiki-companion, thought you should know[edit]

Moving.jpg Notice of account creation and page movement
I, 174.45.128.124 have decided to create an account, User: Zanygenius please direct all posts to my new talk page.

(Remember what I said about the password rememberance thing? Well, thank God for a notepad!) -Signed, the amazing Zanygenius. Visit my chat page 04:57, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Concensus[edit]

Finally :) --Neurorebel (talk) 00:32, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

The very truth is this[1], but for the sake of agreement is better to simplify things, also there is not that much international law on the moon as few countries signed that treaty.--Neurorebel (talk) 00:36, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
It is still binding, regardless of the lack of ratification. It is definitely not the same as saying the is no law. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 00:41, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
Again, have youo reviewed this diff[2] ? Im sorry what I really meant is this diff[3], that ip was mine, really sorry.--Neurorebel (talk) 08:17, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
May be this time i can point to this diff[4], that ip still was mine.--Neurorebel (talk) 08:20, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
Now its pointed my point this diff[[5] and not this[6], sorry for that.--Neurorebel (talk) 08:22, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
I'm a bit lost regarding what you want to point out... but if lawless places are of interest to you then you should definitely check out Bir_Tawil which has potentially less law applied to it than the moon. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 09:15, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
THis time I insist on my right this diff[[7] i did myself is a clear synth of "moon is subject of international law" and more, ¿Have you checked it yet? if you dont see the link just review the history of the article. Bir_Tawil is intresting. --Neurorebel (talk) 22:15, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
I looked at the diff, and honestly speaking still am not clear about the aim here. There is no way to get to the moon so discussing illegal activities in detail there isn't very useful. I'd say check back again in 10 years :) --Andrewssi2 (talk) 23:49, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Telstra vandal[edit]

I've had this on my own MediaWiki where it kept spamming swimwear site wickedweasel in articles - it used the same sort of naming patterns and the IPs also resolved to Telstra. It obviously wasn't a Wikimedia wiki (being my own one on automobiles that was small and obscure, only had 60 real contributors, most were spambots). I've also known of this user to try and create subpages from main articles with random strings of numbers (I had to delete a load of /w/v/valca articles the user created as subpages of main, it's nearly always /w/index.php/ARTICLENAME spam).

As it is, I had to close my wikis around March due to lack of interest. Hope this helped you. --Walkden861 (talk) 19:37, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Thanks Walkden861 . We are looking at ways to prevent this person editing in the hope that they give up. It is challenging because we don't want to inadvertently prevent good users from editing. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 23:53, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
No worries, I know what it's like, having used Virgin Media IPs back in 2004-2005 as an anon. The user you mentioned also has a habit of spamming wickedweasel domains into articles too (I had to oversight these on my old MediaWiki install to keep my wiki family-friendly). --Walkden861 (talk) 09:58, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Edit summaries on Telstra blocks, talk page messages, etc.[edit]

While I certainly sympathize with your frustration in dealing with this extraordinarily persistent vandal, I wonder if you've ever considered that perhaps terse edit summaries such as "You don't get to edit. Give it up" might be serving to "feed the troll"? This is nothing more than pure speculation on my part, but I've always been of the opinion that Telstra is equally as likely to be a case of intentional disruptiveness as one of extreme ignorance or a language barrier. I think this might be worth considering. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 05:07, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

You are right AndreCarrotflower . Although I'm not completely convinced that they are getting any gratification out of this, it is still a possibility. I'll desist from now on. Thanks, --Andrewssi2 (talk) 03:41, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Confused[edit]

Hey Andrew

Thanks for the message - i have no idea how to reply ...? I don't recall adding any "tour group" links to the Australia post can you please advise what tour company i have used. I referred to some general Australian websites and a travel blog - was not aware you could not link back to Wikipedia links as i thought i saw a few when i was reading this article? Sam-BJF (talk) 08:14, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi Sam-BJF - Apologies for that. TravelKing is not a tour group site, so sincere apologies for the assumption.
Nevertheless we only allow links to official tourist organizations for a given destination and so linking to that site was still not allowed. For future reference links to specific business listings are allowed, just as long as the business is not a tour group. (Your TravelKing link was not a listing).
We also do not allow Wikipedia links. I'm personally not a supporter of that policy, but it is policy nevertheless. Please see Wikivoyage:Cooperating_with_Wikipedia#Links_to_Wikipedia for further details. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 23:59, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks Andrew, I'm still a little confused by your comment : links to specific business listings are allowed, just as long as the business is not a tour group. (Your TravelKing link was not a listing). I have seen Travel blogs and travel websites used on here and on Wikipedia as sources... I was just following the trend. The link I added in is a high resource on google when googling that topic, I have found that blogs or smaller websites provide a bit more information than main tourist websites that have an agenda or are being paid to advertise places?

Hi Sam-BJF - I can't speak with authority about Wikipedia, although they do encourage references and we do not even allow them. The reason for the lack of external linking is to retain all relevant travel information about a destination on the article itself (with the rationale that the traveler could just go and print off the whole thing).
Actual external link policy is here: Wikivoyage:External_links , and unfortunately TravelKing would qualify as a 'secondary source' and not be included as per policy.
We do encourage discussion around our policies. If you like you can raise this on either the Wikivoyage:Travellers'_pub or on Wikivoyage_talk:External_links --Andrewssi2 (talk) 06:26, 17 July 2017 (UTC)


Thanks Andrew - its a little bizarre that i cant add external links but the pages are filled with external links to secondary sources... but thanks for the pep talk ill update pages when i get some time from time to time..

Sure Sam-BJF, look forward to your future contributions. Andrewssi2 (talk) 12:34, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Which links to secondary sources do you mean? Can you give an example? Also, please sign your contributions to talk pages. Hobbitschuster (talk) 13:08, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
I'm not too sure Hobbitschuster , but there are quite a few 'rogue links' around WV articles I'm sure. Andrewssi2 (talk) 21:54, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Oh yeah, but complaining about them in the abstract ain't gonna fix it, I fear. Hobbitschuster (talk) 22:07, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Re Groningen edit[edit]

You state in an edit summary that Holland and the Netherlands are the same thing, this is a commonly held misconception. Holland is part of the Netherlands, see Talk:Netherlands#Netherlands_vs._Holland. Saying Groningen is in Holland is like saying Edinburgh is in England. Simply incorrect.

Thanks for the clarification (although Edinburgh is in a different country altogether, so perhaps not a good comparison? maybe saying Seville is in Catalonia?)
My actual text change was to 'country', since seeing Netherlands repeated in two sentences didn't look good. I hope that was OK. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 13:55, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
Well, I didn't make the original change, but seems fine to me.

mapframe[edit]

Please do not vandalise! Consider if you edit destroys the structure of a page. See User_talk:Ibaman#Mapframe --Vadim Shlyakhov (talk) 09:26, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Vadim Shlyakhov : Adding a dynamic map is in no way an act of vandalism, and in fact is required for developing into guide status. Part of my role as an Admin on WV is to watch for vandalism, so I'm pretty sure I'd know. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 10:24, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
Please check Wikivoyage:Travellers'_pub#.7B.7BMapframe.7D.7D_vandalism --Vadim Shlyakhov (talk) 13:22, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, but falsely describing maps as vandalism is not doing you any favors. Andrewssi2 (talk) 20:30, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

tassie[edit]

central highlands - what is the chance of simply adding to your list - not going over any limits at all ? JarrahTree (talk) 10:24, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Hi Andrewssi2, Thank you for letting me know that my account had been involved with vandalism. I have found the user who, somehow managed to get through. I will erase the mischiefs done by this individual (a user: Ryan543) right away.

Thank you for letting me know.

P.S Could you send me the sources that have been vandalized by my account, because I don't know which sources were vandalized.

Thank you. Another side note (You have to block this user, he's vandalising all the wiki sites, he's only been blocked from Wikipedia)

Check out all your contributions here: Special:Contributions/Ryan544 Andrewssi2 (talk) 01:28, 19 October 2017 (UTC)