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Postal address information
SelfieCity, when you add into a listing address the town's name (where it is the same as the article), the state, and the zip code, you are creating work for other editors who end up cleaning up after you.
Please don't do that.
Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Thanks a lot for creating articles about towns in Mexico!
I know this may be pedantic, but Mexico is a federation of states, not provinces. Also, The link to the article for Durango state is Durango (state).
Firstly, great that you are expanding articles on Wikivoyage. I am however interested how you are creating listings, do we have an incorrect tool or document somewhere? A number of listing created do not have a bullet star at the start of the line and are starting with capital letter for the type, i.e. See not see. This will cause a few minor formatting and mapping issues. Have you used the Listings icons in the edit window? This also creates a spacing that is easier to read and edit. --Traveler100 (talk) 06:45, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
Generally, yes, I noticed that articles generally have bullet points before them. I have often not followed this practice. That is because some other Wikivoyage pages, like some of the major entries on New York City don't have bullets. I'll use bullets now I know that's the only right way to do it. SelfieCity (talk) 15:19, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
- Ah, that is a little different, is is classed as a Huge City with districts, treat it more like region which does not have listings. Do concern yourself, does not take too long to get the hang of the conventions here. --Traveler100 (talk) 21:08, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
As you're interested in places like Alaska, Greenland and Bir Tawil, I think you may enjoy the Next-to-impossible destinations article (in the case you haven't stumbled upon it yet). Anyways, happy travels and happy editing! ϒpsilon (talk) 19:37, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
Merry Christmas, SelfieCity, and thanks so much for all your diligent work, which has brought a lot of improvements!
One small but not totally unimportant favor I'd like to ask of you: When you post to talk (discussion) pages such as Talk:Morgan Hill, please sign each post. You can do that by typing 4 tildes (~) in a row at the end of the post. It's important to do that, because no-one will have an easy way to determine who posted a message if you don't sign it.
So I saw the comment on your user page about your interest in Guadelupe Island, about which I knew nothing. I started reading up on it, and ended up starting an article here using stuff from Wikipedia. It's very rough, but it's a start. Would you be interested in helping develop this article further? Ground Zero (talk) 02:33, 27 December 2017 (UTC)
New articles, photos of businesses
Hi, and again thanks for being so active and adding so much content!
The other thing is a much less important issue even than this: Wikivoyage has a rather restrictive guideline on posting photos of businesses. The gist of it is: "As a general rule, photos of individual businesses, especially those seen to be promotional, will be removed. Exceptions include images that are meant to be illustrative of the type of business establishment in a certain region, or those of exceptionally famous establishments." It's for this reason that I removed the photo of Strizzi's in Pleasanton, which is not particularly interesting to look at. If the restaurant is super-famous regionally (i.e., for some ways beyond Pleasanton), I may have been wrong to do so, but to give you a bit of a sense of current Wikivoyage practice, in the Manhattan/Lower East Side and Manhattan/East Village articles, respectively, photos of Katz's Delicatessen and McSorley's Old Ale House are included. Katz's is world-famous for its pastrami, history, and having been featured in When Harry Met Sally, and McSorley's is the oldest continuously operating bar in New York, reportedly dating back to 1854.
- That makes sense. If that's the case, the one inside the main Inklings room could also go. With some of the park articles (like Henry Coe and Del Valle), they are large parks with campsites, so they pass the "can you sleep there" test. Selfie City (talk) 04:13, 27 December 2017 (UTC)
- The "can you sleep there" test is just a rough guideline. There are places where you can't legally sleep for the night that have so much to say about them that they are viable articles (e.g., Angkor Archaeological Park, Manhattan/Central Park), but there are also places where you can sleep that nevertheless work better being parts of other articles. It's pretty common for an article to also cover some neighboring towns, or even to cover someplace at a fair distance as a "Go next" entry instead of an entirely different destination article. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:23, 27 December 2017 (UTC)
- I'm not sure about the interior of Inklings. It's an interesting room. I think the photo could remain if you like, but if so, the photo of the Tri-Valley Jazz Trio playing there needs to be removed because promoting one business with two different photos just seems unacceptable to me.
- I've seen you remove such links a number of times and don't remember specific cases off-hand other than the 100-year-old lightbulb. I'm happy to leave you to your own judgment and I'm not saying you were wrong to remove them, just that it's not always best to do so. Ikan Kekek (talk) 15:55, 27 December 2017 (UTC)
VfD on Mexican Riviera
I was archiving the discussion while you posted. You didn't give me much time to complete this. The archived discussion doesnt include your comment, because that was posted after I archived. Your comment therefore has been deleted. If you want to included in the archive, feel free to add it. Ground Zero (talk) 16:44, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
An award for you!
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|I've been watching you. Not only have you been doing good work, but you've been doing a lot of it. I hope you like it here and decide to stick around long-term, because Wikivoyage could use more contributors like you. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 02:30, 15 January 2018 (UTC)|
- Hear! Hear! A well-deserved award! Thanks for your ongoing contributions. Ground Zero (talk) 02:50, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
- First, that article is an itinerary; this will be a travel topic. However, I plan to write about more jazz locations than just the ones in that itinerary - the itinerary only goes up to the 1930s and gives little mention to Charlie Parker, Ornette Coleman, Benny Golson, and other jazz musicians in more recent times. That article is talking about one area and time period in jazz; I plan for this to cover the whole thing. Selfie City (talk) 01:57, 11 May 2018 (UTC)
- Thank you for your thoughts on this. By the way, I also want to mention that I'm not blaming the itinerary. It does a decent job of talking about the jazz of a certain period, but it still only really talks about a particular period in jazz. Of course, that itinerary could be called the "Traditional jazz track", which would more accurately describe the purpose that article is serving. Selfie City (talk) 02:20, 11 May 2018 (UTC)