User talk:Globetrotter19

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Welcome[edit]

Hello, welcome, and thanks for your contributions! Are you aware that there is a longstanding user (an admin, in fact) called Globe-trotter? At first, I was confused by your username, so you might consider changing it. Either way, please have a look at our external links guidelines, and read the Manual of style and linked pages at your leisure.

All the best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:02, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello, and thanks for your contributions! Your other-subject Wikipedia links to articles about specific attractions have been removed, however, as only primary links (that is, to the attraction's own site) are in keeping with Wikivoyage's external links policy. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:02, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
Hi, again. I hope you're reading and request the courtesy of a reply to this message. This time, I'm writing on a small matter, which is that there is no consensus behind using the star symbol to indicate the number of stars for a hotel, which can be mentioned in the prose description of the hotel, but since star ratings are inconsistent between different countries and even different hotels, it's better to give more detailed descriptions of the accommodations if you can.
All the best,
Ikan Kekek (talk) 14:34, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
The one-way attempts at communication here are rather frustrating. This time, I hope you read the point that http://amazinglanka.com/ is neither an official government tourism agency link nor a primary link, and therefore cannot be used. Again, I request the courtesy of a reply showing that you've read this. If the one-way attempts at communication continue, it may become necessary to block your account temporarily to try to get your attention. Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:15, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Phone format[edit]

Thanks for adding material on Ukraine. We format numbers as if they would be dialled from a mobile phone, so please add the country code for Ukraine: +380.

wv:phones has more advice. --210.246.33.93 19:09, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Static map[edit]

Hi! I noticed you asking about static maps for Lutsk and Kiev. I think (I'm not 100% sure) that you just need to go to openstreetmap.com, export or take a screenshot of the area you want, then upload it to Wikimedia Commons and finally make an additional parameter in the map frame template with the link to that picture. Please take a look at the wiki code in Travemünde#Get_in. Ps. you're doing a great job with Kiev and other Ukrainian articles. ϒpsilon (talk) 19:10, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for intel. My question how 'export or take a screenshot' from openstreetmap.com?Globetrotter19 (talk) 21:31, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Oops, it's openstreetmap.org. That's the site where our map material comes from. I investigated the case right now as I also thought about adding maps to some articles. It is probably somehow possible to save maps pictures to your hard drive after just viewing it fullscreen. However that function seems to be hidden.
So go to [1]. Move to the place you want to make a map of and zoom in to the level you wish. Click Export in the upper middle of the screen, and a "dashboard" will emerge on the left side. Just click the blue export button there. This should download the area you're looking at as a picture, but for now it doesn't seem to work (I played around with the site in the summer and then it worked). Otherwise, just go to openstreetmap.org, the area and the zoom level you wish and push Print Screen if your computer runs Windows (again, Windows is something I haven't used for years) or if your computer runs Mac OS you can use the Grab app.
When you then have the picture, upload it and add the thing to the map template as I said before. Let's hope it works.
Hard to help when I haven't done it myself. :P ϒpsilon (talk) 17:15, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
Hi! It is worked just must to use 'share' before export take if you wish .png or you get .osm file. Now the question how can I get a map with numbered symbols [2], because my map is 'empty'. Thanks, again & Happy New Year! :) Globetrotter19 (talk) 18:06, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
I noticed that the static map at Travemünde as I gave as an example does not have any points either. I guess the whole idea with the static map is that there aren't any "disturbing" points but just the streets. Happy new year to you too! ϒpsilon (talk) 18:15, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

External links format[edit]

Thanks for all the great content you're putting up! However, please don't use footnote-style external links, which have been deprecated. See external links for the currently-approved style. Thanks a lot. Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:13, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Time format in Ukraine[edit]

You may wish to comment at Talk:Lviv#Time_and_date_formats --118.93nzp (talk) 23:28, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Moscow[edit]

Hi! What are you plans for the Moscow articles? With >100 randomly listed attractions, the articles become useless, because people, who are new to the city, will be completely lost in this heap of churches, monuments, and other stuff. Moscow obviously needs smaller districts that we (in Russian Wikivoyage) could never figure out and decided that a list attractions should be compiled first. You are making precisely this list now. Once you are done, would you mind to copy it to Russian Wikivoyage (better to some temporary page in the userspace), remove English names, and start adding pictures? Pictures are added with the field "image=" of the {{listing}} template. They would be very helpful in deciding how small districts, especially in the city center, should be arranged. --Alexander (talk) 15:40, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for your question about 'My Plan':). - - My Plan (for all Wikivoyage place) making a 'FULL' list about (MAIN) sights and a NOT full list for all other parts (eat, drink etc.). - - My way (was/is) here: I try following 'en.wikipedia' (Moscow Visiting Places category) material (I signed also it). If it looks 'randomly', than sorry it's not my faul (or maybe my?). - Yes, the church list look a bit too long (& not finished). After a plus <20 museums, I think will be time for splitting smaller parts ( Moscow centre ), at cca.200,000 bytes, but maybe I'll left for my followers. Geocodes, Metro stations & addresses maybe could help (I hope) for making smaller parts. - - Globetrotter19 (talk) 16:57, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
OK, but could you also add pictures? Then they will appear on the map when you click on a POI. This is a really nice feature! Check here, for example. Note also that English Wikipedia is not always a good source of information about destinations in Russia and Ukraine. --Alexander (talk) 17:49, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Here is, (with pictures). I hope it's OK. Anyway, could you a more reliable source about destinations in Russia and Ukraine, in English, please. (My russsian is just basic ;) ) Thank you, for your help. --Globetrotter19 (talk) 11:00, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
Pictures in Wikipedia are nice, but we also need pictures in Wikivoyage. Therefore, I suggest that you add them to the "image=" field of the {{listing}} template, as I did here. Then you can go to the map, click on a POI, and see its picture. Nice, isn't it?
I don't know any good source in English, and I think that the very idea of finding an English source is a vicious circle. You can't expect reliable up-to-date information in English about countries like Russia and Ukraine that have their own languages and a very poor knowledge of English in general. We have to work with the original sources and translate, translate, translate... --Alexander (talk) 11:36, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi there. Thanks for your interest in improving our Moscow article, but I'd like to ask you to please stop introducing new district articles and moving information around. Before dividing the city, we need to all agree on a subdivision scheme that has no gaps and no overlaps and a simple hierarchy. Also see Talk:Moscow#Multiple levels of subdivision. Texugo (talk) 17:13, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

If I wasn't clear before, please stop working on Moscow Central-West, Moscow Central-North and the other new districts you have created. We need to move everything back to only Central Moscow, get rid of the extra subdivision of it you made, and then sit down and talk about the best way to divide up the whole city. Texugo (talk) 19:47, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Uninvited edits to your user page[edit]

You may be unaware of these edits (which were immediately reverted by another. We have collaborated on the Moscow article and I know that English is not your first language, so my edit summaries were: "More understandable English? Please forgive the intervention and just revert me if you think my changes inappropriate".

(Over the last decade, I've also made many edits as various IP's; eg: Special:Contributions/210.246.33.93)

If you think my edits made your page more intelligible, then you are at liberty to revert the reversion of course. --118.93nzp (talk) 23:14, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

It's O.K. - Thanks.--Globetrotter19 (talk) 10:16, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

User:AndreCarrotflower is proposing to block me from editing Wikivoyage. One of the reasons he gives is because I tried to help you with English that was clearer on your user page. If this help was offensive to you, then please say so on that ban nomination page. --118.93nzp (talk) 05:37, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

It was O.K. (see above) - Thanks. --Globetrotter19 (talk) 10:49, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Districting Budapest, or any other city[edit]

Hi there. I have already asked you with regard to Moscow and Saint Petersburg, but I'll ask you again -- please please please be more patient and collaborative when trying to districtify or change the districts of cities. I saw your post now at Talk:Budapest from two days ago, but no one has had a chance to respond yet. We like to talk about districting schemes, sketch out maps, understand where boundaries are, and have everyone agree on a good scheme before anyone changes anything, because it's a lot of work if one person makes a whole scheme and then we have to change it another way. Now you've already started this work, and the districts no longer match the map we have in the article. Please do not create any more until people agree your division scheme is a good one. Texugo (talk) 18:49, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

An award for you![edit]

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Here's a medal for your contributions to many many many city articles! Keep up your tireless work! :) ϒpsilon (talk) 17:14, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, ϒpsilon! :) Globetrotter19 (talk) 13:19, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Material from WP[edit]

see discussion at Wikivoyage:Travellers'_pub#Copy_and_pasting_content_from_Wikipedia.3F. Pashley (talk) 16:08, 13 April 2014 (UTC) Thanks! Globetrotter19 (talk) 16:15, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Coordinate error[edit]

Hey there... One of your Lviv edits yesterday introduced a coordinate error somewhere. I've been through the article twice now and haven't spotted where the problem is. Maybe you could have a look? Texugo (talk) 18:59, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Hey there...there was a lat== and not lat=! - Corrected! Thanks!--Globetrotter19 (talk) 10:00, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi again. Please be careful when you add big piles of stuff to an article! I just fixed a coordinate error at Sopron a little while ago, and now you've added more stuff and it again has coordinate errors. Could you have a look at it please? Texugo (talk) 13:43, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi again. Thanks the intel. I'm not finished yet with Sopron, but now I started some correcting. Globetrotter19 (talk) 13:50, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Go next[edit]

Hi there. I would like to ask you to change how you set up Go next sections. These should generally not have templated {{listing}}s, nor should they include coordinates, pronunciation/alternate languages, websites, phone numbers, or other details copied from the article they link to. Just a simple bullet-title-description format is sufficient:

  • Búzios is a small peninsula about three hours east of Rio. It has several beaches, lots of places to stay and an abundance of night clubs.

For everything else, we expect the reader to go to that article to read more. Texugo (talk) 15:43, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I try further this way. Globetrotter19 (talk) 11:08, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Gyor[edit]

Note that you are not supposed to revert changes without answering questions and concerns raised on the talk page. Next time this will be considered edit warring and will result in a temporary block. --Alexander (talk) 20:08, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Numbers[edit]

Hi, I am new to wikivoyage. Can you tell me how to put numbers beside monuments like the ones in beside Qutub Minar in Delhi? —The preceding comment was added by Royroydeb (talkcontribs)

Welcome! See Wikivoyage:Geocoding#For an individual point of interest. Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:23, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
I just noticed: You may need to scroll up for some of the instructions. Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:25, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Simplify descriptions?[edit]

Hi. I was just looking through some of your edits in the Eger article. First of all, thanks for adding content! Secondly, though, I fear we're getting bogged down in the details. Most of the artists whose names you're mentioning are likely to be unknown to well upwards of 99% of our readership. I'm a musician and my father was an artist who was extremely knowledgeable about art history, so I know much more about art than most non-visual artists, yet I haven't heard of these guys. So while I have no desire to micro-manage your writing, I'm wondering if you might consider summarizing in such a way as to make the descriptions easier for non-specialists to read. Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:13, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

See if some of the "See" descriptions of churches in Munich/Altstadt are useful models of clarity for you, and you also might get some ideas from Rome/Old Rome, which is also a Guide-level article. Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:19, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Budaörs‎[edit]

Was Budaörs‎ copied from another language version? If so, can you add a note to Talk:Budaörs‎ indicating the original source so that it is in compliance with the CC-SA attribution requirements? Thanks! Also, if you wouldn't mind, could you update the headings to match WV:Small city article template? Thanks again! -- Ryan • (talk) • 18:52, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Page banners[edit]

Hello Globetrotter19, you probably noticed I have marked some of the banners you made by the crop template. As I wrote in edit summaries, the reason is that those banners were visibly distorted during cropping. I understand, that not all of the motives in original photos fit well in 7:1 format, however squeezing the images is not the way to go :) Let me know if you feel like correcting those banners or should I help? All the best, Danapit (talk) 13:52, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Hello Danapit. I uploaded a new one to Nagykőrös. I hope it is now o.k. All the best, - - Globetrotter19 (talk) 13:59, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
Looks fine, thanks. Danapit (talk) 14:03, 17 February 2015 (UTC)