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See: User talk:Hobbitschuster/Archive for old discussions Hobbitschuster (talk) 19:50, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

Wikivoyage policyEdit

While you've expressed your disregard for Wikivoyage policy in the past, I encourage you to propose changes to it and get consensus for those changes before trying to impose your preferred style on Wikivoyage articles. This process, while it can be cumbersome and time-consuming, avoids the time wasted by revert wars. You make useful contributions to this projects. It is unfortunate that you chose to ignore its policies and engage other contributors in an aggressive and dispectful way. That behaviour makes Wikivoyage less enjoyable for everyone, and from the tone of your comments, I can see that it has agitated you too. Regards, Ground Zero (talk) 20:49, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

Stop edit warring both of you. There is certainly some third person who can judge what version is better, or whether there is an even better third way. –LPfi (talk) 21:57, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

Thank YouEdit

Thank you, Hobbitschuster, for recognizing my edits to some of the hotel and other proprietor listings out there. I hope I'm not overstepping my bounds when I take corrective action like that. It seems like it won't do a WV traveler much good to go somewhere and then find that a place is closed, so that has been my rationale. It's kind of sad when I can see someone has put a lot of effort into listing something though. Lazarus1255 (talk) 23:22, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

sadly removing things that no longer exist is one of our perpetual tasks. I fear that with the plague it'll even get more common. Thank you for contributing on it and of course it's sad to see some listings go, but if they no longer exist, it's best to remove them Hobbitschuster (talk) 07:37, 6 March 2021 (UTC)


I suppose I can partly guess what you meant by this, but I think you should be explicit about what business practices you are referring to:

South Asia was the world's leading textile producers with manufacturers engaging in several business practices that would characterize the later industrial era in the Global North.

LPfi (talk) 05:15, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Stuff like, err, "distributed manifacturing" maybe? I don't know how you call it when one big "company" buys the raw materials and takes over sales but "sources out" actual production to numerous home manufacturers. Anyway, I got the gist of "India was an economic superpower before colonialism" this excellent episode (and to a lesser extent this one - warning, bleak) of the "History of the Twentieth Century Podcast" Hobbitschuster (talk) 11:52, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. Do you find a way to word it explicitly in the article? As I know little about this, it is more difficult for me. I think I am not the most ignorant among our readers. –LPfi (talk) 08:47, 17 March 2021 (UTC)


You wondered about "own car". Yes, at least in Swedish we use that phrase, I suppose it is the same in the other Nordic languages. We also take the hat instead of our hat, so "your" is much less used. The indefinite "you" has become common, calqued the other way, as in "when you win the Olympics" (as a sportsman put it) – sounds funny, as if I were to win the Olympics, which would be the only interpretation in correct Finnish or Swedish. –LPfi (talk) 18:58, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Interesting... Hobbitschuster (talk) 19:00, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Regarding this edit summaryEdit

here. Maybe before blasting me in an edit summary, you should check the edits I've actually made. Flaming someone who has been assiduously building an article is bad form, especially when you are dead wrong. Ground Zero (talk) 17:08, 5 May 2021 (UTC)