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Nicole Sharp (talk) 19:43, 12 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

Useless redirects


There is no reason to have any of the redirects you have recently created. People have complained before, e.g. User_talk:Nicole_Sharp/archive#This_is_your_last_warning_about_useless_redirects.

Please stop. Pashley (talk) 08:45, 17 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

See also Wikivoyage:Votes_for_deletion#Pointless_redirects. Pashley (talk) 09:01, 17 February 2023 (UTC)Reply
Now deleted. Discussion archived at Wikivoyage:Votes_for_deletion/March_2023. Pashley (talk) 10:25, 13 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

San Luis Potosi


Hi Nicole Sharp, I see that you made a minor correction in the topic San Luis Potosi (state). That would be fine except that you left a trail of problems for others to fix. Your log entry shows that you're aware that you should check re-directs, but there are also now broken breadcrumbs in every region and city article that are under San Luis Potosi. Would you please also track these down and fix them to reflect that change you made in the parent topic? I'll be circling back later to check if this is done, and if not, I will revert your change so that things don't break for readers. Regards, Mrkstvns (talk) 18:18, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

I didn't edit the redirects because usually there is a bot or a script that can do this to correct all pages at once. I am not sure how to do this myself on Wikivoyage without manually editing each page one by one. Right now the pages are broken until they can be fixed which is why I left a notice on the talkpage. Nicole Sharp (talk) 20:44, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

"special:replacetext" will automatically replace the links for every page on Wikivoyage but this appears to be disabled here. Not sure what other automated options are available for Wikivoyage to make the necessary corrections. A Wikivoyage administrator is needed to add the ReplaceText Extension. Nicole Sharp (talk) 20:51, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

I cross-posted to "Wikivoyage:Travellers' pub#San Luis Potosi". Nicole Sharp (talk) 21:00, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply



When you get to Illinois or Missouri, consider picking up Route 66 (overlaps considerably with I-40), which will take you to Albuquerque. If you want to see more of the country, then you might choose to take one route there and a different route home. For example, you could take I-70 and Route 66 to get there, and then I-40 back, at least as far as Nashville. At Nashville, you might want to cut north to Louisville or Lexington (Kentucky), because I-40 in Tennessee can seem pretty interminable.

Car camping is popular. The two main approaches seem to be either renting a space at an RV site (advantage: usually includes use of their showers) or parking in a Walmart parking lot (advantage: overnight parking is permitted at most of them and is always free; you can pay for a shower at the larger truck stops for about $15 – look for Flying J's, Love's, and TravelCenters of America). Some state-run rest areas also permit overnight sleeping.

Outdoor cooking is an option. One approach to keeping costs down: Make a grocery run in the morning, to buy both a cold breakfast (yogurt, a piece of fruit, or a doughnut from the bakery section?) and something you can warm up for dinner (e.g., a can of soup or a frozen dinner, if you have an insulated cooler to stash it in). Have a big, hot lunch at a diner or a fast-food place. Fix dinner when you stop for the night. WhatamIdoing (talk) 01:13, 18 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

I am trying to avoid Albuquerque since I have read terrible things online about the crime rates there. Maybe someone on Wikivoyage can comment about that. From what I read, Albuquerque is the #6 city in the USA for overall violent crime and the #3 city in the USA for automobile thefts. Trailheads in particular are supposedly targets for crime. I just looked at the weather forecasts and if the eclipse was on October 6 instead of October 14, it will be cloudy in Texas, partly cloudy in New Mexico, and mostly clear in Utah, so I need to be prepared for a long drive from Maryland depending on the weather. I am very concerned also about some of the un-numbered roads in rural New Mexico such as for Mescalero Sands and Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Nicole Sharp (talk) 07:39, 23 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

For sightseeing outside of New Mexico, I had to make some tough decisions due to limited time for stops such as the American Parthenon in Nashville versus the Great American Pyramid in Memphis, and what part of the Dayton Aviation National Heritage Area to visit or if I should try to go to Serpent Mound instead after Cahokia. I haven't found anything really interesting to do in Dallas-Fort Worth though other than maybe Reunion Tower, and not sure about Caprock Canyon versus Palo Duro Canyon (if I can't make it to the Grand Canyon). I have to go to Roswell in person of course to find out what really happened there but elsewhere in New Mexico I might be able to do either White Sands or Carlsbad but not both unless I extend the trip. Nicole Sharp (talk) 07:39, 23 September 2023 (UTC)Reply