User talk:Vidimian

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All content of my user discussion page prior to August 2012 is archived here.


Due to a bug in the software, we had to remove all destination docents. You'll have to manually re-instate yourself as docent if you wish to do so.

About your Talk page, I can move your old talk page here and make a redirect from the old location to this page. That makes more sense than writing on the Talk page of a user account you can't access. --Globe-trotter (talk) 23:44, 20 September 2012 (CEST)

Thanks for notifying about the bug interfering with the docent feature (I haven't declared myself a docent for any destinations as of yet, though).
And the talk page; I was thinking about using it till the end of 2012 and then having it as some kind of talk page archive, without changing its name, and linking it from this one, which would from then on be used as a usual talk page. Hmm, let me think a little about what to do with it first. Vidimian (talk) 23:55, 20 September 2012 (CEST)


Hey, would you mind stopping by wts-old and adding an information template tothis image [1] with a statement of your authorship. I'm trying to get the last of my uploads taken care of ;) --Peter Talk 19:29, 2 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done, along with a short description for TR-010. (Thanks for the notification.) Vidimian (talk) 20:42, 2 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Wow, I can't believe that your admin rights were overlooked in the migration!! I've restored them now, and can merge your old account contributions into your new one, if you like. --Peter Talk 02:10, 19 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Were they? I thought I was able to use the delete/revert buttons even before we left Wikivoyage e.V. (and even before the site was open to the public without a password). I was meaning to apply for the account merge for some time, but I think I'm just lazy. Oh, one question on this though: When the accounts are merged, what happens to the watchlist? Do you get the watchlist of the old WT-en account, or the watchlist of newly created account on WV (or the global WMF account)? Or you lose them all and start from scratch? I'm asking because it took me a lot of time a few days ago to watchlist all the articles that I have a personal interest at (and I think there is still a stray article not on the list here and there). Vidimian (talk) 08:54, 19 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You will keep your current watchlist. Also, you can grab stuff from your old watchlist by logging in and going to Special:EditWatchlist/raw. From there you can copy and paste the contents. --Peter Talk 19:44, 19 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. I will apply for the user merge, just I don't know when. Vidimian (talk) 21:31, 19 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No need for applications—I know you're the same person ;) I have merged your accounts. Your old user page is here and your old talk page at User talk:Vidimian/Archive. Use them however you like! --Peter Talk 01:55, 20 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh, thanks. You've saved me from a bit of writing and moving (the old user page to somewhere, and the old talk page to somewhere else... sounds like too much and too boring work!). Vidimian (talk) 02:08, 20 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Post-migration Greeting[edit]

Hi, it's your Michiganite partner/co-typist, CurvyEthyl. A lot has changed with my thinking, in case you're wondering why my userpage has made dramatic changes. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 10:07, 17 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

An award for you![edit]

Barncompass.png The Wikivoyage Barncompass
You are doing great job adding pretty page banners. Keep it up! Danapit (talk) 20:14, 10 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hey, thanks a lot for the barncompass—it's always nice to be appreciated! One of the greatest things I love about banners is that seeing a nice banner up on an article is already very awarding in itself, though. Vidimian (talk) 21:51, 10 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello! Is it intentional that you do not add banners to Wikidata? Other language versions could benefit from having them too. --Alexander (talk) 11:50, 19 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi! Yeap; I've found the instructions at Wikivoyage:Banner Expedition#Adding the banner to the article too hard to follow (or just found adding them to en: easy enough). At any rate, they are periodically moved to Wikidata by a bot, but a request for that might be long overdue (currently at 268 and rising)... Vidimian (talk) 14:34, 19 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, the bot will not run unless someone comes to ask for that. --Alexander (talk) 15:36, 19 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Via Pontica - sağ kol[edit]

Hello. I have seen from the many good additions you made on the Via Egnatia page that you are a history expert in Turkey. I'm about to write a new page on the Via Pontica (first in the German Wikivoyage), but I can not find any information about the course of the Via Pontica from Istanbul to the Bulgarian border. Can you please give me hints, what is known about it. DocWoKav Oct, 12th, 2019

Hi! I consider myself a history lover but certainly not an expert. Regardless, I think you will find this study fairly useful (many of my edits to the Via Egnatia page are derived from that research as well). The Black Sea road between Istanbul and the Danube Delta is referred to as A 4 in that study, and the route within Turkey is described as, north to south, Staniera (İğneada) - Medeia (Kıyıköy) - connection to Bizye (Vize) - Podima (Yalıköy) - Makra Teiche ("the Great Wall"/the Anastasian Wall) - connection to Sergentzion (Binkılıç) - Lake Derkos (Terkos) - Philea (Karaburun) - Kilios (Kilyos/Kumköy) - Thimea (?, probably Rumelifeneri) - along the Bosphorus - Constantinople. A fork ran from Philea to Pyrgos (Kemerburgaz) - along the Barbyses (Kağıthane River) - down to the Golden Horn. Hope this helps. Vidimian (talk) 19:48, 13 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks a lot, this is very helpful! DocWoKav Oct, 14th, 2019
I put the Via Pontica in English now. Would be a pleasure if you could correct and contribute -- [User:DocWoKac|DocWoKav]] Nov.8th, 2019
Great to hear! My pleasure to edit it. Vidimian (talk) 22:58, 8 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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