User talk:Bigpeteb

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Welcome[edit]

Hello, BigPeteB! Welcome to Wikivoyage.

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Thanks for your contributions to Lexington (Kentucky). -- (WT-en) Ryan • (talk) • 13:23, 30 March 2011 (EDT)

My pleasure. It gave me something to do while I was on vacation there last week. :-) --Peter

Long vowels[edit]

Say, what method are you using to type the long Japanese vowels with a bar over them? (WT-en) texugo 12:14, 23 August 2011 (EDT)

I just use Windows Character Map to get the character and paste it in. It's tedious. :-( Or, if I know the characters are elsewhere in the document, I copy/paste them from there. (WT-en) BigPeteB 12:32, 23 August 2011 (EDT)

UserMerge[edit]

Your old WT account has now been merged into your WMF one. Your name now has a small b, which matches your WP account (I think to get the large B back, you would have to do a global account rename). --Peter Talk 19:51, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Dynamic maps Expedition[edit]

Hello Bigpeteb,

Thanks for your interest in Wikivoyage:Dynamic maps Expedition!

Could you please help by selecting a few articles (places you know), and inserting lat/lon to all restaurants/hotels/see/etc as explained here?

Thanks a lot! Nicolas1981 (talk) 07:29, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Sure thing! I already did part of Lexington (Kentucky). I could do Atlanta/Midtown as well. I'll see if I can find one or two other articles that would make good test cases. Bigpeteb (talk) 13:58, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Great work on these two articles, feel free to do cities you don't know as well, using Google or review websites to check whether locations are correct. These articles will be in the initial trial perimeter when Dynamic Maps are deployed :-) Cheers! Nicolas1981 (talk) 06:01, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
Haha, all I did so far was run them through the GeoMap batch updater. When I have more time at home I'll check that the locations are accurate and manually do the ones that the batch updater couldn't locate. Bigpeteb (talk) 14:59, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

New portal implemented[edit]

Thanks for your changes to the /temp version! Feel free to fix anything else there and I'll see if I can sync it. PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:34, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Wikivoyage:Joke articles/Time travel[edit]

Wikvoyage started early this year.. I note you'd added to the Japan article recently, able to add anything to the Far East section? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:49, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Et al.[edit]

From an edit summary by you: usually "et al." is for lists of people, and "etc." is for lists of inanimate things

What's your source for this? To my understanding, in Latin "et alii" simply means "and others". I have never seen the claim you made, and I'm pretty skeptical about it.

All the best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:50, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

Nevermind: I just did a web search for "et al usage" and got a bunch of results restricting its usage to a list of people. So the moral of the story is that I went through school with honors and fellowships through the Doctorate without ever knowing or being told about this restriction. I probably never used the abbreviation in a non-standard way in any academic writing, so no-one ever thought to explain that a seemingly all-inclusive Latin expression is reserved for people, by convention. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:19, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
Haha, no worries Ikan Kekek. I'm glad I could teach you some minor thing today. :-) --Bigpeteb (talk) 15:25, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
 :-) Ikan Kekek (talk) 15:31, 6 March 2017 (UTC)