User talk:Cpfan776

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Hello, Cpfan776! Welcome to Wikivoyage.

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Indeed, welcome and thanks for contributing content! One point of style, though: Generally, the names of towns are not included in address fields of listings. For example, in the St. Catharines guide, there is no reason to include "St. Catharines, ON" in any address, since the presumption, unless otherwise noted, is that every listing on the page will be in St. Catharines, ON. Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:36, 30 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for the feedback. What about postal code? Giving the complete address (including city) would make it easier to cut & paste the address into a map program. Something that I can see myself doing on occasion. Cpfan776 (talk) 17:14, 30 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
That's a good question, and I know that there was a discussion about which country's postal codes were useful to list, in that they helped people locate a place, and that Canada's postal codes were discussed in it. Unfortunately, I don't remember where that discussion is, and I hope someone who does will drop by this page and post a link. Failing that, the question I'd ask you is how many postal codes there are in St. Catharines, and whether residents of the area use them to help identify which part of town a business is in. I know that we don't use Zip Codes to identify the location of anything in New York, but people in the UK do use their postal codes that way. Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:37, 30 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Postal codes can be used to locate a fairly small neighbourhood, but people don't use them to identify it. There appears to be about 200 postal codes for St Catharines. A visitor wouldn't use the postal code to find a place. Cpfan776 (talk) 00:09, 31 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
In that case, it would make sense to omit the postal code, because even if it could be used to help find the general area a place is in, it isn't used that way. Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:56, 31 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]


It looks like I may have misclicked on the rollback button and reverted your edit to Cambridge (Ontario) in this edit. My apologies for the mistake & confusion it caused. -- Ryan • (talk) • 16:05, 7 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]