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Hello, Missvain! Welcome to Wikivoyage.

To help get you started contributing, we've created a tips for new contributors page, full of helpful links about policies and guidelines and style, as well as some important information on copyleft and basic stuff like how to edit a page. If you need help, check out Help, or post a message in the travellers' pub. If you are familiar with Wikipedia, take a look over some of the differences here.--ϒpsilon (talk) 12:18, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Page bannersEdit

Hello and welcome (back)! I like the banners you made, especially the one for North Coast (California). Well done! --Danapit (talk) 04:49, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
Yay! Thank you User:Danapit that means so much. That was my FIRST banner! So it's a new experience for me. Quite pleased with myself for figuring it out (thanks to this guide.) Your words are encouraging, thanks again :) Missvain (talk) 04:53, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
Again, great job with page banners, especially Å and Äänekoski are just wonderful! Sadly, Sonoma and El Verano, although nice pictures, need some attention. The minimal banner width is 1800 px - this is why the banners don't reach the right side of the page. Perhaps you might be able and willing to find some other appropriate photos in higher resolution? --Danapit (talk) 08:13, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Ah, strange, on my computer they are perfect, but I have a 13" MacBook :) (I have made a few failed banners...clearly I wasn't thinking about larger screens). I'll snoop around. Living in the area, I can really stand to take some better photos. The El Verano photo is all we have on Commons. I'll keep my camera in my car and see what I can do :) Missvain (talk) 15:41, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
People should get Macbooks so that they wouldn't need to whine about narrow banners. By just looking at the banner I can't see there being anything wrong with it over here either!
Seriously, though here's a tip: if you use photos from Commons, when you've found a photo, have a look at the file page - under the photo it says how large it is in pixels (the Original file part). If the width is less than 1800 px, you need to find another one. Myself, I don't use photos narrower than 2100 px. Ps. in case you didn't know, you can simply use Preview to make banners too. ϒpsilon (talk) 16:12, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Haha, see if we all had Macbooks - no problem! I'm an admin on Commons and fairly versed in the workings of file sizes on that website, but I appreciate the reminder. I was making these banners at the beginning of my banner experiments upon my return to Wikitrav..Voyage. So a few early mess-ups...when they looked fine on my screen I didn't even think of it. The most recent ones I have made are all proper sizing and such, with the 2100px size. Sadly so many of photos we have for Sonoma Valley just plain suck. So, I have a new task....photo time! Missvain (talk) 16:16, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi Sarah. Thanks for the banners. It is a good practice to add them directly to Wikidata, which would save you the trouble of adding them to multiple projects.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:31, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Hmm, ok I had no clue. I just now read it with your suggestion on the banner expedition page. Sorry I have failed to do that! I will remember (I also am a big Wikidata contributor, so perfect :) ) Missvain (talk) 19:36, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Karonga pagebannerEdit

Hi. Thanks for posting a pagebanner on the Karonga page, and for your other edits to the page, but I'm concerned about the photo of 8 recognizable people as pagebanner, so please address that at Talk:Karonga. Thanks a lot.

All the best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:15, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Akershus bannerEdit

Nice photo but not in Akershus I am afraid. --Erik den yngre (talk) 08:10, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Good point. This is probably photographed somewhere from Lua error in Module:Map at line 340: attempt to concatenate field 'group' (a nil value)., so the closest articles we have at en:WV must be Gjøvik or Hamar. --Danapit (talk) 08:54, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
OK, I'm just going to remove it and others can sort it out, if it hasn't been removed already. Missvain (talk) 15:33, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
  The Wikivoyage Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your prolific and beautiful work on pagebanners, which I'm really enjoying!

All the best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:28, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Wow, my first Wikivoyage (And WikiTravel) banner ever! I am so honored. Thank you :) Missvain (talk) 19:37, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome. It's very well-deserved. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:10, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
+1! Great job, this is one of my favourite ones. --Danapit (talk) 09:29, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
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