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--W. Franke-mailtalk 19:54, 23 September 2012 (CEST)

  • Thanks Frank, I'm happy to be on board. JRHorse (talk) 13:42, 27 September 2012 (CEST)

Contribution mergeEdit

Assuming you're the same user as User:(WT-en) JRHorse and can provide some verification (see [1] for an example of how that can be done) then you may want to visit the Wikivoyage:User account migration page so that you can consolidate all of your past contributions under this one account. -- Ryan • (talk) • 04:17, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Since we can't undo a merge current policy is that there needs to be some unequivocal proof that the two accounts are owned by the same person, so could you login to WT and just edit your user page there to state that you edit under this account name on WMF wikis, or something similar? After that's done I can do the contribution merge here. Thanks! -- Ryan • (talk) • 05:06, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
Done :) JRHorse (talk) 05:08, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
Perfect, thanks! Since you already have a talk page here the old talk page was not moved over - let me know if you'd like it resurrected into an archive in your user space, otherwise everything should be done, including the moving of several sandbox pages that were in your userspace. -- Ryan • (talk) • 05:24, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

JR Tobu Nikko Kinugawa Free PassEdit

Hi, I translate English pages about japanese cities into French and I have seen that you have removed this pass from the page about Nikko. Did you do it because it does not exist anymore? Also, it would be useful for me (and others I guess) if you add a summary for your contributions when removing information. -- Fabimaru (talk) 10:01, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

  • Correct, this pass no longer exists JRHorse (talk) 12:46, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
    • Thanks, I will remove it from the french page - Fabimaru (talk) 20:39, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Page bannersEdit

Hi! I have seen you pretty banners, well done. You might have overlooked there is a rule for the banner width:height ratio of 7:1. For other details see Banner Expedition. Danapit (talk) 14:05, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

  • Thanks, I'll take a look into revising the current banners if I can figure it out, and will keep this in mind for future banners. JRHorse (talk) 13:32, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Rail travel in JapanEdit

Hi! From your username and your edits I gather, that you are knowledgeable about rail travel in Japan. We have now spun of the "by train" section from the Japan article and would like to only give a brief overview in the main article with details going into that article. Do you think, you can help cutting down on the details in the main article and/or expanding the specialized article? Best wishes Hobbitschuster (talk) 11:00, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the heads up! I'll do my best. JRHorse (talk) 02:23, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Hobbitschuster (talk) 11:14, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
I did an update, let me know if that works at all :) JRHorse (talk) 13:21, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Did you want me to truncate the bus section too? JRHorse (talk) 13:59, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
I did raise the issue at Wikivoyage:requested articles and I think it can do no harm to spin it off as well Hobbitschuster (talk) 21:32, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Japanese gardensEdit

I note from your history that you've edited a lot of article related to destinations in Japan. It would be appreciated if you feel it would be within your area of interest, if you could make a contribution to the Japan section of the article on Botanical tourism. Japanese-style gardens are notably different from Western ones, and it would be nice to have some examples and explanations alongside the more obvious tourist sites ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:22, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

  • Sure, if I have some time I could add a few of them, at the very least Japan's "three best gardens." JRHorse (talk) 20:25, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

We sent you an e-mailEdit

Hello JRHorse,

Really sorry for the inconvenience. This is a gentle note to request that you check your email. We sent you a message titled "The Community Insights survey is coming!". If you have questions, email surveys@wikimedia.org.

You can see my explanation here.

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