Hello Atsirlin! Welcome to Wikivoyage.

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Just wanted to say that you're doing really fantastic work on Vladimir—thanks! --(WT-en) Peter Talk 20:35, 9 December 2008 (EST)

Well, thanks a lot. Vladimir is one of the places that I really like. So I want to help people (especially foreigners) to learn about it.(WT-en) Atsirlin 02:26, 10 December 2008 (EST)
It's starting to look really really good! Maybe add a few more places to eat and some bars - and then I think it should be nominated for our Monthly Off the Beaten Path feature. --(WT-en) Stefan (sertmann) Talk 20:48, 14 December 2008 (EST)
I will certainly add more places for eating, drinking, and sleeping. Yesterday I simply wrote about few places that I knew myself. Still, I doubt if it makes sense to put Vladimir as "Off the Beaten Path". Vladimir is one of the basic Russian destinations following Moscow and St. Petersburg. (WT-en) Atsirlin 02:17, 15 December 2008 (EST)
Just to let you know, I have nominated the article for destination of the month. You've done great work on the article, and it's currently one of the best, if not the best, article we have for any destination in the Russian Federation. Thanks! --(WT-en) Peter Talk 02:32, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Thanks from me too. Just FYI, everybody is welcome to discuss the nominations for Destination of the Month, even if they are major contributors — in fact, it's quite common to propose "your" articles. (WT-en) Jpatokal 06:33, 24 February 2009 (EST)

Cities, towns, etc.Edit

Regarding this edit, [1] "cities," at least in the American understanding, can be used as a general term to describe any town, village, or what have you (любой населённый пункт). That's the way Wikivoyage uses the term as well. So it's ok to put even a small hamlet like Bogolyubovo in that section. "Other destinations" is restricted to only non-city destinations, like parks, or an isolated monastery, etc. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 13:45, 25 February 2009 (EST)

Sorry, I did not know that. (WT-en) Atsirlin 15:27, 25 February 2009 (EST)

photo deletedEdit

Hi Atsirlin, First, let me add to the compliments about the great work you do for the Vladimir page--it is a very useful and informative page and a great service. I have a question about your approach to editing. Yesterday I added a photo of the Russian Village Hotel, which I took when I stayed there. You removed the photo. In my opinion, having photos of hotels is very useful to tourists unfamiliar to a town. Did you remove it because you do not want to give undue prominence to any one establisment, because there was an issue with the photo itself, or for some other reason? Given the amount of work you have put into this page, I will respect your judgment, but it would help to understand your approach here. Best, omocha.

Actually, I did not find the photo itself: it was not shown in the article. That's the reason for the reverse of your edit. I did not remove the photo (I can't do this, since I am not an administrator). Could you please provide the valid link to the file? Basically, the file should be uploaded to the