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What do I do in Louisville?Edit

Gday Fastestdogever (has that got anything to do with 'the world's fastest indian' about the NZ movie starring Anthony Hopkins?)

I was wondering why I should visit Louisville, Ohio. I looked it up on the net and there wasn't much information except the history and the birth of constitutional week. Is it a suburb of those other, larger cities or is it a seperate smaller town. Do I just pass through on may way to other points of interest in the area such as the NFL Hall of Fame? Do people live there and travel to work in other towns? Which part of "This slice of the mid-west contains a bit of everything American—part north-eastern and part southern, part urban and part rural, part hardscrabble poverty and part booming suburb," [1] Is there anything to do there??? - Darren, (WT-en) Ctbolt 20:00, 2 February 2007 (EST)

Well, I would say Louisville is it's own town, although it has been called a "bedroom city", meaning the population drops dramatically during then day when people commute to work (I believe it had the larges population drop in all of Stark County). While there isn't a lot to do in Louisville, it does have a downtown area (Main Street) which I think makes it stand out more than other small cities in Ohio (like the ones that have a strip mall and a grocery store). I'll add some "do's" and "see's" shortly. And nope, fastestdogever has nothing to do with the movie, just my awesome Greyhound. (WT-en) Fastestdogever 11:42, 3 February 2007 (EST)
Ah, good work. Now I'll have to get around to creating a page for the place I stay to work - Dampier. We get US documentaries from time to time in Australia on the issues of the big retail giants creating the malls on the highways which then attract shoppers from many miles away destroying the down town areas (the High Street). I'd really consider highlighting the fact that you still have a down town area - people are becoming more aware of the need to support the small and family owned shops instead of the 'walmarts'. One of the documentaries purposely avoided using the major interstate highways (that avoid the small towns which in some respects is a good thing!) and avoided any 'chain' stores. You never know, there are probably people out there, on their travels, just looking to spend some money at down town Louisville. - (WT-en) Ctbolt 18:50, 3 February 2007 (EST)

good work!Edit

Thanks for all your janitorial work on the hundreds of pages you've touched in the last few days! Have you noticed the listings templates in the box below the summary when you're editing a page? since you're doing some listings formatting anyway, might as well help implement those! They look like this:

* <listing name="" address="" phone="" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url=""></listing> (WT-en) - Cacahuate 20:40, 18 February 2007 (EST)

Ohio townshipsEdit

Hey there Stacy! I just reverted the couple of pages you were moving in Ohio... Looking at Wikipedia, I think that those are the actual names of the places, in which case Atwater Township should stay there, not at Atwater (Ohio). If you know better, let me know and I'll apologize! (WT-en) - Cacahuate 18:09, 20 February 2007 (EST)

Well, I was thinking that someone traveling to Atwater would most likely say they're going to Atwater, not necessarily Atwater Township. There are no cities or other boundaries within Atwater or Randolph. Also, if you search for "township" there are only 7 hits with that actually in the title, but many in the page text (XX is a township in XX). It seems as if these other articles have set a precedence in WT.(WT-en) Fastestdogever 21:08, 20 February 2007 (EST)
You look right about that. Not sure what the right thing is then. Wikipedia:Civil township is an interesting explanation of a township, but you live there so you probably already know this. The article naming conventions state that we use the most common name, not the official name, so if you think that Atwater would be used way more than Atwater Township, then I'll let you do your thing. p.s., you are indeed the fastest dog ever, it's great having people around paying attention to the things you pay attention to, and slicing through articles like they were ripe tomatoes... keep up the good work! And if you were referring to your actual dog rather than yourself with your username, forgive me for calling you a dog... I think you know what I mean :) (WT-en) - Cacahuate 15:18, 21 February 2007 (EST)
For now I'll leave them as they are. The Randolph (Ohio) and Atwater (Ohio) pages redirect to their respective township pages, so someone searching would find what they are looking for. If I create other similar pages in Ohio I'll set them up the same way.(WT-en) Fastestdogever 21:39, 21 February 2007 (EST)

Tiny "cities" in regional articlesEdit

I'll join in the chorus thanking you for all the cleanup you've been doing, but one little thing: it is neither necessary nor desirable for regional articles within states to list tiny towns in the "Cities" section simply because the tiny towns have their own article. The Cities lists should be held down to about 8 or 9 "cities" per region, to improve readability of the articles, with preference given to the most significant cities/towns in the region; less important ones can certainly have their own article and breadcrumb track leading back to the region, but should only be mentioned in the regional article if there's enough room. The one that caught my attention was Lexington (Illinois), which is a teeny little place (I grew up near there) that surely does not rank among the 8 or 9 most significant "cities" in Central Illinois. Not a big deal, but something to think about. Thanks for all your help! -- (WT-en) Bill-on-the-Hill 10:14, 22 February 2007 (EST)

Yup, see exactly what you mean. Since I've never even been to Illinois (not counted the airport), I've got no idea city sizes. I'll try to do a little more research in the future before putting cities/towns on the region page. (WT-en) Fastestdogever 10:29, 22 February 2007 (EST)
I disagree with this statement and it's not the way we've done things in the past. As far as I'm concerned, every city article should be reachable from its parent region. If there are too many cities in a region for this to work, then the region should be sub-divided into smaller regions, and so on and so-forth. It's better to link the city in its region, even if there are too many cities already, and work out the region structure later, than to leave a city unlinked.
Maybe we should discuss this further on Project:Geographical hierarchy? --(WT-en) Evan 16:38, 22 February 2007 (EST)


I just wanted to say that you've been doing excellent work on the structure of various stub articles. It's highly appreciated. --(WT-en) Evan 09:46, 26 February 2007 (EST)

Formal welcomeEdit

I'm not sure if anyone has formally welcomed you, if not here it goes: Hello!

Welcome to Wikivoyage. You can edit your preferences to change how the software works for you. Please take a second to look at our copyleft and policies and guidelines, but feel free to plunge forward and edit some pages. Scanning the Manual of style, especially the article templates, can give you a good idea of how we like articles formatted. If you're new to our wiki software, MediaWiki, look at the Wiki markup to get an idea of how to edit a page. If you need help, check out the help desk, and if you need some info not on there, post a message in the travellers' pub..

P.S. Thanks for the map of Ohio's regions. I'm working on one for Cincinnati, but I'm unlikely to finish anytime soon. -- (WT-en) Sapphire(Talk) • 01:10, 6 March 2007 (EST)

Please do not remove our listingEdit

Dear Fastestdogever, We noticed that you removed our link to Smoky Getaways cabin rentals and would appreciate you leaving it this time. It is on the Sevierville, TN, Pigeon Forge, TN and Gatlinburg, TN pages for a reason — the cabin rental company has multiple cabins throughout the entire region, and therefore it is applicable to have a listing for people looking for cabins in all three areas. Listing it only in Sevierville is cutting out on 1/3 of potential business. Please contact us directly if you have an issue with this, but again, Smoky Getaways has cabins for rent in all of the areas mentioned above. Thank you for your understanding. (WT-en) listmeister 2:08, 8 March 2007 (EST)


The Wikivoyage order of the squirrel!

Congrats! You have received the order of the squirrel for your tireless and valuable contributions to Wikivoyage! Keep up the good work :) Click on the image to view the citation. — (WT-en) Ravikiran 12:53, 14 March 2007 (EDT)


I need an outsider's perspective. Have you ever been to Cincinnati? If so, is there anything you'd recommend for a first time visitor? -- (WT-en) Sapphire(Talk) • 15:47, 14 March 2007 (EDT)


Hi. Generally, a 'stuck' breadcrumb can be activated by adding the symbols %28 %29 around the name of the place that is not functioning. Here's an example of one I just fixed : IsIn|South_West_%28China%29 Hope that is of help. (WT-en) WindHorse 20:33, 18 March 2007 (EDT)

Healdsburg StatusEdit

Hi there. I was wondering why you designated the Healdsburg article as an outline? When I look at the definitions, it seems like the Healdsburg article is at least usable. Just trying to better understand the system. Thanks, (WT-en) Kirasw 23:33, 19 March 2007 (EDT)

Puerto RicoEdit

Hey Stacy,

I have a question for you. Since a few of us are leaving for Puerto Rico in a couple of days can you tell me how did you get to Rincon. Did you fly into SJU? -- (WT-en) Sapphire(Talk) • 02:13, 11 April 2007 (EDT)

Yup, flew into San Juan & drove. If you don't want the long drive, Cape Air flies to Mayaguez, which is about 1/2 hour south of Rincon. If anyone is planning of driving, let me know and I'll dig out the directions we used. -- (WT-en) Fastestdogever 09:30, 11 April 2007 (EDT)

One other thing, if anyone is staying there, do not buy the Rincon tourist map. It is no where close to being accurate, to scale, or have the things you really want to see in Rincon. Now that I've said that, I need to go update the article. -- (WT-en) Fastestdogever 09:40, 11 April 2007 (EDT)


I may be in the wrong spot, but I have been watching how you create and edit pages. You do a great job! I have created a problem at Sandusky, Oh at "eat". I can not resolve the problem with the New Sandusky Fish Co. If you look, the desciption is split. Can you help me fix this? or, tell me who to ask. I am also from Ohio. Thanks! 2old

Your good!! Thanks! 2old

Arizona regionsEdit

I've replied on the Talk:Arizona page. Arizona is a difficult case when it comes to region structure, owing to the geological complexity of the state. I think the structure that I propose is at least practical, if not rigorous; see what you think. Thanks for all the work you've done on getting state articles in shape. -- (WT-en) Bill-on-the-Hill 09:59, 19 April 2007 (EDT)


Thanks, I did not quite understand that as well as a few other things. Enjoy the nice day. I do this at work (self-employed),during dead time. I am trying to follow your lead, as to format. 2old

Holmes CountyEdit

Hmm. I did not create "eat" or "sleep"", or at least, I think not. But, I did delete "eat". Hope that is OK. When you have time, could you create one for Catawba. Not sure what to call that. Address on some = Port Clinton. 2old

Behalt is not in Millersburg it is outside of Berlin. I know you did not place it there, but I am uncomfortable editing it.


Well I am now more confused than ever. (but that's easy.) I have went to "Catawba Island" all my life. Wikiencyclopedia says it is not actually an island, but one of 11 townships in Ottawa County (I think they are right). It would confuse a visitor and offend the merchants if I called it Port Clinton. It is a major tourist area with a state park and plenty of marina's. I think I will wait until someone else create something suitable. How about Region:Catawba Island Peninsula (Ohio) 2old

Ottawa CountyEdit

Wow. I built a few web sites years ago, but did not have to worry much about it. This has been an experience (with spelling mostly). I spelled peninsula wrong, had to delete and start over. The scoop on Catawba is - a lot of visitor info, marina's and such is on this peninsula with no towns, villages or inc. area that I can find other than the township. So I created Ottawa County (Ohio) with a region being Catawba Island Penninsula. Watcha think, is that ok? If not, we can delete it, but I do not know how. If I did I would delete catawba island penninsual page which is not spelled correctly. 2old.

Ottawa County PeninsulaEdit

New one for me. Most refer to this as Catawba or Catawba Island. It has less waterfront than Marblehead Peninsula but 5 times as many business places, sleeping places, beaches and so on. It is much more diverse than Port Clinton. I will await your input before going any further. 2old Thanks you are super helpful. Mike


Hi Stacy!

Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you as an administrator. I know you're still fairly new around here, but you've got a good idea of how things work, and I think you'd benefit from having a few extra features. Can you let us know if you're willing to accept on Project:Administrator nominations? Thanks! – (WT-en) cacahuate talk 10:08, 25 April 2007 (EDT)

Holmes CountyEdit

Sorry about that - I thought Census info was ok, regardless of source. Have you looked at Ottawa County talk yet. Still wondering. 2old

Hats off!Edit

That is one fast dog! I had planned on helping out with the breadcrumbs for the new West Virginia regions tonight, but it looks like you've already found and updated every single town in the state already--wow! --(WT-en) Peterfitzgerald Talk 22:11, 25 April 2007 (EDT)

Hey Stacey, would you be so kind as to look over the regions map I just put up for West Virginia. I'd like to be sure that my map matches your breadcrumb trail. Thanks! --(WT-en) Peterfitzgerald Talk 15:01, 3 May 2007 (EDT)

Ottawa CountyEdit

At times I feel dumber than a rock. If you see me making changes in error, please correct me, it will be appreciated. Like they say, a good teacher will make you do it over and over until you get it right.


City stubs I would have never noticed, actually. (WT-en) Koavf 15:57, 26 April 2007 (EDT)


Just thought you'd like to know that Wikivoyage Extra has blogs, forums, photos and much more on the way. You should check it out! It's a great place to direct would-be-contributors who want to ask questions or post first-person stuff. Thanks (WT-en) Maj 16:31, 28 April 2007 (EDT)

removal of unferenced templateEdit

I'm trying to put a template for "unreferenced" articles but it seems its different than ordinary Wikipedia. I have no idea why you removed it without explaining why. —The preceding comment was added by (WT-en) (talkcontribs)

Kelleys IslandEdit

Would you please create this. Not sure what template to use. Oh, I figured out the time and signature thing today.Thanks! (WT-en) 2old 15:59, 4 May 2007 (EDT)


Thanks for the heads up. Sorry about that, I should have known being a veteran patroller elsewhere... sometimes I get a bit carried away. :) Will try to mark these things as minor from now on.

Yes and no in answer to your question. As an Aussie living in Nth Am., my spellchecker's US so I tend to ignore a lot of it. I find it's a great aid to getting the ball rolling but it doesn't pick certain common errors & as an editor from way back, I still prefer relying my own sighting of errors, especially for sense. :) Anyway, I find I'm really enthused by this site and hope to be adding more substantive material over time as well.
Thanks for that! I think that'll be a great help. See you around. :)


So, thanks for taking on the job of administrator. I've flipped your admin bit so you now should be able to delete, protect, block, rollback, and all those other fun things. You may need to log out and log back in again to see the extra buttons and tabs. Let me know if you have any questions! --(WT-en) Evan 11:54, 10 May 2007 (EDT)

Crawford County, OhioEdit


You moved Crawford County (Ohio) to Crawford County - however Wikipedia lists 11 U.S. counties with that name, maybe that move should be reverted? ~ 11:35, 11 May 2007 (EDT)


Maybe this should be directed somewhere else but since you are a Ohio girl - I would like to start an "Itinerary" or what you may prefer to call it on Ohio Prehistoric Sites (12+) with tiny photo's. Is this appropriate? I would rather have an idea, before I start it. (WT-en) 2old 13:37, 1 June 2007 (EDT)

CotW unscheduled nominations are getting a bit thin!Edit

We could do with a few more suggestions for articles that could be future CotWs, so if you know of any please be sure to add them to the list! Thanks -- (WT-en) Tim (writeme!) 07:54, 4 June 2007 (EDT)

Fastest Editor EverEdit

See Talk:Nevada. -- (WT-en) Colin 15:03, 6 June 2007 (EDT)

Ohio Lodges and State ParksEdit

Could you maybe tell me what happened to this travel topic I was working on. Seems to have vanished. Your last advice too me was that travel topics like this were fine. (WT-en) 2old 12:35, 13 June 2007 (EDT)

  • Welcome back. Hope you got your kicks on Route 66. Disregard the above message. As my friend says:You need to ask more questions. Thought I was on the right track, apparently not. Where do I sign up for "Wikivoyage for Dummies"? (WT-en) 2old 11:23, 27 June 2007 (EDT)


Dunno nothin about it. No, I went to visit Pres. McKinley and wandered too far. I was not in anywhere, so remove anything you do not like. The big church was busy, so I had to skip it and leave it for you some day with blue skies. Very nice place!!! (WT-en) 2old 09:38, 17 July 2007 (EDT)

Lincoln Highway Yard SaleEdit

August 9 - 11, 2007 - Ohio-Indiana - Get the truck and the money jar out. There's deals to be made!!! (WT-en) 2old 11:19, 2 August 2007 (EDT)

Route 66 and Internet BrandsEdit

How far west did you get on Route 66? It ends here in Los Angeles, where I live. Good to have you as an admin on the site. I see you've been busy contributing! I am the GM of the Travel group at Internet Brands. I want to invite you to connect anytime you have questions about IB. I'd also be interested in hearing any thoughts you have on how we can best contribute to the community. (WT-en) Redondo 16:18, 3 August 2007 (EDT)

mylakeplacid copyEdit

Hi, I've noticed that you have removed some contributions that I made recently to towns in upstate New York - that copy may already be on the internet in some form or another but we actually wrote it in the first place. I've already discussed this with GorillaJones. We only put original content on the sites that we contribute to, and don't violate copyrights for any text. Thanks!

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