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Account mergeEdit

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Individual listings in region articlesEdit

I'd expect the individual listings you'd added to Central Ontario should instead be in the local articles for the respective closest city (Barrie, Orillia...) with the region-level description used as just a general overview of what's unique in this one region. See Wikivoyage:Region article template. K7L (talk) 23:09, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Upload files, Upload Wizard?Edit

Hello! Sorry for writing in English. As you're an administrator here, please check the message I left on MediaWiki talk:Licenses and the village pump. Thanks, Nemo 19:22, 18 September 2014 (UTC)


Hi Elgaard!

No better resolution image for Ourika Valley? The banner is very blurry :-/ Cheers! :-) Syced (talk) 06:37, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Afraid not. Maybe you can find a better one. Elgaard (talk) 17:52, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

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Time and date formattingEdit

Thanks for your contributions. We try to use consistent time and date formats because it makes it easier for readers to find the information. Changing formats within an article is confusing and makes the guide look less credible. Ground Zero (talk) 02:41, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

For your great work on London (Ontario). Ground Zero (talk) 04:38, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Telephone numbersEdit

I notice you've been replacing all of the hyphens with spaces in telephone numbers? According to Wikivoyage:Phone numbers, the hyphens should be left in to join whatever part has to be dialled on a local call, so +1 519-123-4567 and not +1 519 123 4567 if dialling just "4567" on its own gets you nothing. K7L (talk) 02:02, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Thank you Elgaard (talk) 18:01, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Some formatting links for youEdit

Here are some links to help you understand our formatting:

  • WV:tdf -- for countries that use the 12-hour clock, we format time like this: 9AM-noon, 8PM-midnight
  • WV:$ -- we don't use the 3-digit currency code except in the "Money" section on country articles. Elsewhere, it is understood that "$" means "Canadian dollars" in articles about Canada
  • WV:phone -- where 10-digit dialling is required, we format North American phone numbers like this: +1 519-123-4567.

Using standardized formatting makes it easier for travellers to find the information they need. Thanks again for your contributions to Wikivoyage! Ground Zero (talk) 03:51, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

I didn't realize until now that you're an Admin and have been since 2005! You've quietly amassed something like 7,000 edits in 13 years. I'm glad you're still active and still working on improving this guide. You could probably teach the newer Admins a thing or two, with your long experience, so please feel welcome to participate in policy discussions if you like, but either way, thank you. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:01, 26 October 2018 (UTC)


Hi! A page banner that you created back in 2014 on WikiVoyage, File:SønderbySheep.jpg, that is being used on the following page, has not been published to [Wikimedia Commons] (WC).


I was hoping that you would publish the banner to WC so that I can add it to the WikiData (WD) entry for [Hornsherred]. By doing this, I will then be able to remove Hornsherred from the [Banner to WD] Maintenance Category on WikiVoyage.

I have been going through the "Banner to WD" entries to try and clear up the pages that have not been published to WD. Thanks for your help! Zcarstvnz (talk) 09:43, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

done Elgaard (talk) 14:22, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

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