User talk:MartinJacobson

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Hello, MartinJacobson! Welcome to Wikivoyage.

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Thanks very much for your contributions to the Uppsala article!

All the best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:46, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

"Correcting" to American English[edit]

About these edits: Some of them truly correct misspellings and the like, but it's pretty questionable to put in the effort to change kilometres to kilometers and centre to center in an article about Sweden. Is American English used much more in Sweden than British English, or is it just that your spellchecker is set to American English?

All the best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 16:31, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi! In Sweden both American English and British English is in use. It didn't hit me that my spellchecker was set to a certain language variant, so I just applied all corrections it suggested. Thanks for pointing it out!
Best, MartinJacobson (talk) 07:20, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
So no harm done, except for one place in which you made two words out of one because your (and my) spellchecker didn't find a word. Spellcheckers have a much more limited English vocabulary than I do.
Best,
Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:36, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

Tours[edit]

Hello, and thanks for your continued work on the Uppsala guide! You might want to look at Wikivoyage:Tour, though. For better and/or worse, Wikivoyage has a very restrictive policy on tour listings.

All the best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:15, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi! I had not seen that! Thank you for bringing it to my attention.
Best regards
MartinJacobson (talk) 08:19, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
You bet. The policy is a mixed blessing, but there's a history behind it. Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:31, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Here you go...[edit]

  • The same articles BUT sorted according to interest on the Swedish Wikipedia (this would probably be much more accurate since Swedish people know their own country best) - please note that the links on this one are to direct parallel articles on the Swedish Wikipedia... but.... you could still quite easily locate their parallel articles on English Wikivoyage with a few clicks (I did so mainly because it would have taken me much more time to have the same list with the English Wikivoyage links and English names).

ויקיג'אנקי (talk) 03:50, 1 October 2017 (UTC)

For Wikipedia, one should remember that much of the interest may be for other than touristic reasons, so places like Kebnekaise and Nikkaluokta, Laponia and Abisko can be expected to have low hit counts on Wikipedia in Swedish. Swedes probably use other resources when planning a trip to such places (especially as the articles on such places usually are quite short on Wikipedia in Swedish). For cities, travel interest and general interest may correspond more closely. --LPfi (talk) 11:06, 1 October 2017 (UTC)

Fixing dead links[edit]

Your contributions in this department are not going unnoticed. Thanks for your hard work! -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 13:53, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

I'm glad that I can be of help! :-) MartinJacobson (talk) 14:15, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Hiking in Sweden[edit]

Thank you for your work on Laponia! I wonder if you have had a look at Hiking in the Nordic countries. I have the impression that none of the authors has much experience of hiking in Sweden, and I would like to make sure the descriptions reflect also the Swedish reality and practices. I suppose there are at least nuances that should be tuned, possibly major things to add. Some feedback would be greatly appreciated. --LPfi (talk) 15:56, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

I am glad that you like the edits! To be honest I have very little experience of hiking in Sweden, or hiking just about anywhere for that matter. I do however have a good friend who is into hiking and other backcountry activities, and I will send the article to him and ask his opinion. MartinJacobson (talk) 23:55, 8 November 2017 (UTC)