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Thank you for your helpful updates to Lubbock. All the best, ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 21:54, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

Lubbock pagebannerEdit

Hi there. If you want to add a header image (pagebanner) to the Lubbock article, simply insert the filename into the banner template, like so: {{pagebanner|Filename.jpg}} - no need for the URL, the File: prefix or anything else. Just so you know, though, the image you're trying to use isn't the right width to height ratio; please see Wikivoyage:Banners for that and other policies regarding pagebanners. The Creative Commons license does allow you to crop the image to your liking and reupload it to Commons, though, so feel free to play around with it. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:05, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

One other thing. There is a tutorial explaining how to add pagebanners to Wikidata. Adding pagebanners to Wikidata is important because it enables other language versions of Wikivoyage to use our pagebanners and vice versa. I've already added the pagebanner to Wikidata in the case of Lubbock, but in future it would be helpful if you added the pagebanners to Wikidata after adding them to Wikivoyage. Thanks! --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 14:09, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Richat StructureEdit

Hello. I redirected Richat Structure to Saharan Mauritania and copied your listing there. Generally, standalone sights don't get their own pages on Wikivoyage; for information, see WV:WIAA. However, Saharan Mauritania may not be the best place for that listing; it may be that you want to create a city or (if appropriate) park article for somewhere that is more geographically specific, and that's okay. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you disagree.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 11:26, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for all that and for helping to familiarize me with Wikivoyage formatting. I guess I'll just leave it for someone else if they want to list it under a city. I'm guessing Atar or Chinguetti (or Ouadane) would be the appropriate locality it would fall under, but I don't have any firsthand knowledge of how to get to the Richat Structure, so I'm not sure what the most appropriate placement would be (like if you have to arrange transport way back in Atar or something). There doesn't seem to be much in the way of information about that on the internet. Thank you. Lazarus1255 (talk) 15:52, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

Edit summariesEdit

Hi, please be careful to use edit summaries that accurately summarize the changes you're making. This is not a copyedit. —Granger (talk · contribs) 20:27, 6 August 2020 (UTC) Oh yes, sorry, that was not a good summarization of what I did there. I should have reviewed the meaning of copyedit first. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Will try to be clearer in the future. Lazarus1255 (talk) 20:36, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Idrakpur Fort‎Edit

Hi there. About this article creation of yours, please check out the wiaa policy. I'm not sure it is a valid article. Just a heads-up. Ibaman (talk) 21:04, 13 August 2020 (UTC) Oh, okay, thank you. I had looked at that policy page once before, and based on what it said about a locality getting its own page if it had a place to stay, I didn't think I could create a new city listing (for Munshiganj, in this case), since I couldn't find any hotels there. So that's why I put the fort (and a Hindu temple) under Other Destinations on the Dhaka District page. But do you think I should put it under the See submenu for the city of Dhaka instead? Or create a rural area page? I'm not really sure how to organize it. Thanks. 2600:1700:DA4:8090:B07C:67CF:2B1B:BE21 21:15, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

So sorry, I forgot to sign in before posting. Lazarus1255 (talk) 21:17, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

I think it's fine and proper to keep just this listing on Dhaka Division for the time being, with an expanded description about history and present state, if merited. By the way, keep up the good work, it's much appreciated. Ibaman (talk) 21:36, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

Thank you, Ibaman. Lazarus1255 (talk) 22:56, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thank you for all of the updates you've been adding. We'll be able to travel again one day, and I'm sure that a lot of travellers will benefit from the information you're providing. Ground Zero (talk) 11:35, 15 August 2020 (UTC)

Thank you. It gives me something to do, heh. Thanks for the tips about currency and time standards. I have sometimes hesitated over adding certain things, such as the springs in southern Tajikistan, knowing that is kind of in the same area where the 2018 cyclist terrorism incident occurred, or beaches on Lake Victoria in Kampala, when bilharzia is present there. I'm glad everything on here can be peer reviewed. Lazarus1255 (talk) 14:39, 15 August 2020 (UTC)

The "don't tout" guidelinesEdit

Hi, User:Lazarus1255. I don't think anyone's mentioned this to you before, except in some edit summaries, but at times, some of the descriptions you post in listings aren't in keeping with this site's guidelines on avoiding promotional language, so have a look at the don't tout link. Also, when you add URLs for hotels, try to avoid including any irrelevant extensions, as Wikivoyage policy is to use the shortest URL that's needed. Have a look at these edits and this edit summary. And as always, many thanks for adding so much excellent content!

All the best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:24, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

Oh, thank you, I appreciate you showing that to me. I see what you mean about the websites addresses. And I think I get it about the touting - no flowery or prosaic type of thing trying to be witty, etc, is that right? I was trying to avoid writing just the same thing, but I will definitely try to keep these things in mind and be concise. Thank you again.Lazarus1255 (talk) 23:03, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
Witty writing is fine! Just be specific. The thing that usually makes a passage touty is empty or vague expressions like "and much more!", "award-winning", "close to x", etc. Non-touty would be "well-known locally for its x, y, z, a, b and c", "awarded a bib gourmand from 2016-2020 by Michelin", "right across the street from x". Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:42, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
Oh okay, sounds good. I will try to remember. Thanks. Lazarus1255 (talk) 00:20, 30 August 2020 (UTC)

An award for you!Edit

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Nice work on Bacolod. Pashley (talk) 03:20, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, gosh, much obliged.Lazarus1255 (talk) 16:29, 4 September 2020 (UTC)

Do you speak Cebuano?Edit

I notice you editing a lot of pages for the Cebu region, wonder if you speak the local language.

We once had two phrasebooks for that, Cebuano & Bisaya. After some discussion Talk:Visayan languages we now have only Cebuano phrasebook but the other has been saved to Cebuano phrasebook/Bisaya & should perhaps be merged. Pashley (talk) 06:48, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Well, no, sadly I don't. I could ask my Filipino friend his thoughts on it, although, to be honest, I can't remember for sure if he is from Luzon or Visayas as he is an expat in the UAE right now. You are thinking of merging the contents of both into one article?Lazarus1255 (talk) 16:28, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
Yes. Pashley (talk) 22:43, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
Okay. Well, unfortunately, I found out he's from Manila. But I'll try to ask my other Filipino friend...Lazarus1255 (talk) 04:51, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
Oh wait, btw, is it a good place to retire?Lazarus1255 (talk) 04:59, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
Argh, sorry, my other Filipino friends aren't getting back to me. If I find a helping hand, I'll try to let you know. Lazarus1255 (talk) 04:01, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

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