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Formatting and language conventions

For articles about Moldova, please use the 24-hour clock to show times, e.g. 09:00-12:00 and 18:00-00:00.

Please show prices in this format: 100 lei, and not MDL 100. The singular form of lei is leu.

Please use American spelling.

Fourth most interesting sight in Eastern Europe?Edit

This edit removed the link to where a recent (copyvio?) edit had (correctly) reported that Lonely Planet thought that the Orheiul Vechi Monastery complex was 4th in their list of " 10 Eastern European getaways".

I think this mention does meet the test in WV:Don't tout#Identifying touting to "Avoid references to third-party ratings and rankings unless they are truly exceptional. For example, "Lonely Planet approved" should be avoided since there are thousands of businesses that are "Lonely Planet approved", but "rated the #2 hotel in the Middle East by Generic Travel Magazine in 2010" might be worth mentioning...".

Does anyone disagree?

I've visited many of these archaic but evocative monastic cells and, along with being driven for several kilometres underground through the largest wine cellars in the world in a smuggler's Mercedes 600, were one of the highlights of my Moldovan visit. --W. Frankemailtalk 14:16, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I disagree. We don't mention these kinds of results that are strictly the product of anonymous user ratings (Zagat and Yelp ratings for restaurants would be other examples). There should be some other way to indicate how exceptional they are without this reference. Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:16, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
Have you actually read the link I provided above, IK?
The rating for was not "the product of anonymous user ratings" but rather the considered opinion of experienced travel journalists from what is currently the most respected travel imprint in Europe. --W. Frankemailtalk 19:47, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
No, I hadn't, and I somehow was confusing Lonely Planet with Tripadvisor, probably because I didn't get enough sleep. I don't know what to say about this case. I'd like to read other people's takes on this. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:10, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
I know the feeling. No rush. --W. Frankemailtalk 21:26, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Listing more Moldovan citiesEdit

For a country with 2.5 million inhabitants and stretching some 300 km north to south and 100 km west to east, it's kinda silly that there are just three entries in Cities. I mean, even articles of European microstates and island nations in Oceania and the Caribbean in general all have more cities and towns listed.

I think we should list, say, the 10 biggest here (just ones that aren't in Transnistria because they're listed in that article). As for now we can have them as redlinks, like e.g. the "cities" listed in Liechtenstein#Towns and do some online research to get at least some of them to usable status. ϒpsilon (talk) 19:46, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

I really dislike long lists of redlinks... And I'd even argue that we should remove the relinks in the Liechtenstein article, not take them as an example to emulate... Hobbitschuster (talk) 20:07, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
So I'm getting started with the articles, by applying User:Ypsilon/Tips for improving articles on unfamiliar destinations, I think they can be brought up to usable status.
There were just 4 to add so that we'll have articles for the 10 most populous cities in Moldova (7 in this article, 3 in the Transnistria article, which we treat as a separate country). Sadly Comrat seems to be locked because apparently some vandal one of Libmod's incarnations created it twice last year. Could some admin kindly unlock it, TT maybe who locked it? --Ypsilon (talk) 14:36, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
I've unlocked it for you. Ground Zero (talk) 14:53, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! :) --Ypsilon (talk) 15:07, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, they should call you Ground Hero ;-) --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 15:55, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Also, dear comrades, could someone please also unlock Talk:Comrat, I need to put a "translated" tag there because the Russian version does have a little useful information to bring over. Ypsilon (talk) 16:33, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
✔. Ground Zero (talk) 16:40, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Seven articles at usable for Europe's least visited country. Yay! Ypsilon (talk) 18:45, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

A Commons file used on this page has been nominated for deletionEdit

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Participate in the deletion discussion at the nomination page. —Community Tech bot (talk) 13:21, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

Photo changed. There are several photos of the airport on Commons and no particular reason to use the one that is about to get deleted. Ypsilon (talk) 13:28, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
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