User talk:Dale Arnett

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Thanks for your great edits so far! Glad to have you aboard.

All the best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:47, 4 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kentucky State Parks[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you made an edit to E.P. Tom Sawyer. My slow moving plan for the state parks has been to relocate them to their relevant city and or region, ultimately leaving 9 of the best parks on the Kentucky page. I have a 2 part question for you. Since you are a resident of Louisville(gleaned from your comments), would you be willing to integrate EP Tom Sawyer into the Louisville city article? And, do you have any opinions on the 9 best parks? I think Cumberland Falls, Natural Bridge, Lake Cumberland, Carter Caves, and Breaks should be on that list. Probably Pine Mountain and Kingdom Come. I'm not sure about keeping Kentucky Dam Village or whether it should be rolled up into the Gilbertsville article. Thanks for your work. Schwaltz (talk) 10:40, 4 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm not familiar enough with the state parks to have an opinion on which ones are the "best". I've only been to about four or five, and Sawyer isn't one of them. Speaking of Sawyer, I may try to integrate it into the Louisville article, though I'm not sure yet how to do it. — Dale Arnett (talk) 14:12, 4 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


For dealing with regions that overlap or do not fit into our hierarchy, it may help to use Wikivoyage:Extraregion tag. Of course, you can also create redirects or disambiguation pages as needed, or start a discussion about changing the hierarchy if that seems needed. Pashley (talk) 23:54, 4 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'll opt for the "Extraregion" tag, although it may be some time before I get around to it. The current hierarchy does reflect the official state tourism regions, but many of those names aren't familiar to locals. — Dale Arnett (talk) 05:32, 5 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Photo articles[edit]

Any comment here? Talk:Travel photography/Full systems Pashley (talk) 14:15, 29 July 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Watching sports[edit]

Thanks for your great work on the "watching sport" page. This is a good overview, but needs constant updating. Hope you'll update it again in a couple of months or so Hobbitschuster (talk) 11:12, 30 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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This is for all the work you do, particularly in updating sports information. I thank you, and undoubtedly, all travellers whom you thereby assist are thankful to you without in many cases even knowing it was you who helped them. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:35, 8 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Orcas are whales"[edit]

I'm not suggesting any change is needed for your recent edit to the Big Sur article since this is basically a technicality, but as the original author of the sentence that was changed and as a matter of trivia, orcas are the largest members of the oceanic dolphin family and not in the same grouping as whales ("Though killer whales, also called orcas, are considered whales by most people, they are actually members of the Delphinidae (dolphin) family" [1]). -- Ryan • (talk) • 06:28, 3 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Exchange rates[edit]

Hi Dale, back in May, you changed the changed the euro exchange rate template. I've tried updating the exchange rates in each of the sub-templates, but the changes do not seem to be being carried through to the articles. I cannot find any information in the documentation that explains how to update the exchange rates. Could you please provide an explanation so that future contributors can update them? thanks. Ground Zero (talk) 17:46, 1 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I normally edit the "Exchangerate/list" template to update individual currency conversions... though I'm not sure that's what you're asking. Go down to the "Cross reference table" at the bottom; it has direct links to each individual conversion listed. — Dale Arnett (talk) 05:10, 2 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Another possible explanation: First, did you update both pairs of a listed exchange rate? I always try to do that. However, there's one situation in which a change won't propagate. Sometimes, the date is linked to a conversion factor that didn't change within the significant figures listed, even if the reciprocal conversion did change. — Dale Arnett (talk) 05:36, 2 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The "As of" date in the template is updated now. Maybe because I hadn't updated all of the rates, it wouldn't change. It works now, so thanks. Ground Zero (talk) 15:59, 3 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've updated all of the GBP rates and the inverse rates, but the "as of" date still shows as 24 July 2018 in the template. How do I fix this? Thanks.

Exchange rates for British pounds

As of Jan 2022:

  • US$1 ≈ £0.75
  • €1 ≈ £0.85

Exchange rates fluctuate. Current rates for these and other currencies are available from [2]

Ground Zero (talk) 12:49, 4 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fixed, at least temporarily. I examined the "Exchange rate GBP" template and found that the date was hard-coded into it. — Dale Arnett (talk) 04:50, 5 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
More permanent change now made. I replaced the hard-coded date with boilerplate template code that will auto-generate the date whenever the pound–euro rate is changed. — Dale Arnett (talk) 04:55, 5 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]