Hello, Mrkstvns! Welcome to Wikivoyage.

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"Get out" edit

We haven't used that section title in many years. Is the Paquime article copied from Wikitravel? If not, please look at Wikivoyage:Park article template and copy all missing code and section titles. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:17, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

Yes, it was copied. I noticed the Paquime link was empty here, and I'd authored the original content on wikitravel, so figured that I'd move it here and make updates here instead of on wikitravel. I'll check out the article template and adjust things appropriately. Regards,
M Mrkstvns (talk) 22:08, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply
It's greatly discouraged to copy things verbatim from Wikitravel, even though you wrote the article there; background at Wikivoyage and Wikitravel. However, if you substantially rephrase things and note on the article's talk page that you authored the analogous page on Wikitravel and started this page with the same content, you would at least satisfy the requirements of Creative Commons. Other users may have other things to say - we normally delete articles copied from Wikitravel on sight.
Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:34, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

The don't tout guidelines edit

I had to revert this edit. Please read Wikivoyage:Don't tout and edit accordingly. Thanks a lot. Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:09, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

I've cut back on the descriptive text. Mrkstvns (talk) 19:38, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Mexico City with children edit

Thanks for Mexico City with children. It looks good! –LPfi (talk) 12:57, 18 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

Happy holidays! edit

Happy holidays, Mrkstvns!

Hello Mrkstvns, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It has been a pleasure to have you as a fellow Wikivoyager this year. Wherever you are, enjoy the festive season and stay warm (if you're north of the Tropic of Cancer)! Your help in maintaining, improving and expanding Wikivoyage will always be appreciated.

Greetings from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
--SHB2000 on 12:46, 24 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

Congratulations! edit

  Hello, Mrkstvns.

Thank you for participating in Wikivoyage's 10-year-anniversary edit-a-thon! You have come second place. Thank you for your contributions to Wikivoyage during this time; please keep up the great work.

Sincerely, on behalf of the juries and organisers,
--SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta) 08:42, 10 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

Baja Ferries Pichilingue gps points to US edit


I noticed that you added Baja Ferries Pichilingue to La Paz.

Great, however, gps that you set points to US not La Paz, which makes the map with the pins zoom out to include your pin.

Could you fix the gps of for this topic. Or remove it if the gps is outside La Paz. A-bentofreire (talk) 12:25, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Hello. I took a look at the La Paz topic and the map looks okay. It shows Pichilingue just north of La Paz, which is right. I tried removing the marker, but the map still scales the same. Not sure what you're seeing on your end, but the map looks okay to me. Feel free to play with it though if you can improve it. Mrkstvns (talk) 17:18, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
If the map shows the wrong area for whatever reason, adding coordinates (e.g. directly from the {{geo}}, i.e. without "lat=" and "long=") and zoom ("zoom=10" or the like) gets it to show what you want, regardless of where the markers are. Zoom out to see markers with (wrong) coordinates pointing to elsewhere in the world. –LPfi (talk) 09:03, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
Maybe I just don't understand maps well enough, but I'm not understanding what y'all are telling me. Is there something wrong with any of the GPS points that I've used? I still don't see how the maps are displaying wrong for anyone. I tried zooming out, as LPfi suggests, and it still looks to me like everything is clustered close to La Paz with nothing appearing in the US. Mrkstvns (talk) 13:57, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
It seems you added a listing of La Paz (Mexico) to La Paz, Bolivia. –LPfi (talk) 14:41, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
I suppose everything looks right because you now look at the former (I did not check anything before writing my first comment, assuming you just left out a minus from the latitude). –LPfi (talk) 14:44, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
Ahhh! That helps immensely! I've removed the listing from the La Paz Bolivia topic. Thanks for catching that! Mrkstvns (talk) 14:48, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
It was easy when I zoomed in on the outlying marker (for the La Paz I know), seeing there was a La Paz also there :-) –LPfi (talk) 17:45, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

An award for you! edit

  The Wikivoyage Barncompass
For your tireless improvements to Mexican articles! ¡Muchas gracias! Ypsilon (talk) 16:39, 24 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
Thank you, Ypsilon. I appreciate the acknowledgment. Kippis! Mrkstvns (talk) 19:26, 24 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Your continuing work on creating new Mexico articles edit

  The Silver Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your really great work on Wikivoyage! --Ground Zero (talk) 09:06, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you very much! I thoroughly enjoy working with all my fellow WV editors here. Mrkstvns (talk) 19:00, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Sorry edit

Hey I kind of hijacked your very valid proposal on Template talk:Warningbox with added drama, which probably scared everyone away, and I do feel bad about that. Legitimately sorry. Sometimes I just get triggered and see red, which is also the colour of these godforsaken warning boxes, ironically. Brycehughes (talk) 10:26, 22 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Hello! Sorry it took so long for me to respond, I've been out of town for the holidays and totally disconnected from any electronics. No worries about the warning box discussions. I really appreciate your perspectives on the issue and was happy to see you making more forceful arguments against excessive warnings. I wish you the very best in the new year! Mrkstvns (talk) 17:43, 1 January 2024 (UTC)Reply