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Thank you for being on vandal patrol today.Edit

Have a butter tart (or several). Ground Zero (talk) 03:27, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, although I wish I had been on the website when the vandalism itself took place. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 12:27, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

An award for you!Edit

  The Wikivoyage Barncompass
Impressive work on the New Smyrna Beach article! —Granger (talk · contribs) 20:18, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
@Mx. Granger: Thanks! By the way, if you see me undo your recent edit, I'm just adjusting the language to address the specifications you mentioned, not reverting your changes. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:21, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
Actually, I like the flow of the current draft. I do think, however, that the summer temperatures are similar to those of a tropical rainforest climate, so that comparison will likely help tourists, but the others can go for sure. I'll add some more temperatures as you mentioned. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:23, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
Okay, sounds good. —Granger (talk · contribs) 20:25, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
Award well-deserved. The most noticeable thing about the climate in a tropical rainforest is the extreme humidity - the air feels very thick and heavy. Is this the case in NSB? Coastal towns usually have a breeze running through them which freshens things up.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 20:49, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
Yes. On the immediate coast, there is a breeze, but once you leave the coast and go inland even a short distance, such as a mile or two, the humidity increases. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:51, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
Ah. I've just noticed there's quite a lot of 'Do' listings inland.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 20:57, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
Yes, while the beach is a popular destination (and deservedly so), I've also tried to emphasize that there are destinations west of the Intracoastal Waterway that are worth visiting for more adventurous explorers. Also, the Mainland region east of I-95 itself extends quite a way inland, even though it may look like a short distance on the map. Distances are large in NSB. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:58, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
@ThunderingTyphoons!, Mx. Granger: While I'd still consider it tropical rainforest, I've changed it to "wet tropical" because I think that is probably an even better suited term with which I think we'd all agree (the climate graph is helpful). --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 19:09, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
Okilly dokilly :P--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 19:20, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
Unless there is a preferred alternative wording.
I think the city receives more rain than almost anywhere in England... --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 19:21, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Yes, it does. Who'da thunk it?--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 19:26, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

Exactly. It doesn't feel like it rains as much, though, because it's sunnier...though not at the moment, ironically as England has been sunny lately apparently. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 19:28, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
Yes, and it happens more than you'd think :) --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 20:10, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

Boating bannerEdit

Thanks for the banner for Boating in Finland! I don't know how you found that image, but I think it, in the banner version, is very typical for Finland. You even managed to get three different types of such small boats: a traditional wooden one, an inland plastic rowing boat and a typical somewhat more modern small outboard motor boat. --LPfi (talk) 17:24, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

Lady Franklin's husband's ExpeditionEdit

Hi there. I'm not a native Anglophone and have no grasp about these minutiae on articles and such. I thought the article should refer to "THE expedition of her husband" and thus wrote it. Thanks for the corrections, the splitting of paragraphs, and for not editing anything out. Ibaman (talk) 17:31, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

I think the current text should be clear enough, but I'll take a look and make any adjustments necessary for clarity. Thanks for mentioning this. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 17:43, 14 May 2020 (UTC)


You're a pleasant partner, dude, I admire your high-energy style; if we ever had quarrels, they were always most civil, and always for the ultimate benefit of Wikivoyage. This is most appreciated. In this spirit, I ask you to devise a banner for Yuquot, and make the final tweaks if needed, so we can have another Guide article. Ibaman (talk) 17:55, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

I’ll add a page banner shortly. Thanks for writing this article. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 18:12, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  Done Thanks for the kind words. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 18:16, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

Innisfail (Queensland)Edit

I see that you created a banner for Innisfail (Queensland), which was uploaded 12 minutes before mine. I added mine to the article, and only discovered yours when I went to Wikidata to add mine. I don't think that there is a clear winner between the two banners, so I will let you choose, and I am happy if you revert my edit. AlasdairW (talk) 21:18, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Ironically, I noticed the same image when I was considering which one to use. I'm not concerned either way, so let's use the new page banner you uploaded. We could use the original picture, for the previous banner, in the article if you also like it, as it seems to be a high-quality image showing the city. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 21:20, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

File:Small text.tiffEdit

Hi! If you so firmly believe that this file is not in Commons’ project scope and thus should be kept here, please nominate it for deletion on Commons. If the result of the RfD there is deletion, you were right keeping it here; if the result is keep, it can safely be deleted here, as it’s quite unlikely to be deleted in a second RfD. The current situation, in which the file exists in both places, is definitely the worst possible. Regards, —Tacsipacsi (talk) 13:54, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

@Tacsipacsi: AndreCarrotflower had already taken the same action earlier, and I was simply (as far as I know) reverting to the revision he made. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 14:53, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
But I suppose you reverted because you agree with him. Anyways, I left a message on his talk page as well; please either of you take steps in some direction. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 22:38, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
As he's a bureaucrat, I — perhaps wrongly — reinstated his reversion. He'll probably respond with a day or two at most, probably less. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 22:41, 3 June 2020 (UTC)


Hi dude. I'm following the edits on Russian cities as of today; the insistent copyedit to enforce British spelling sounds oddly familiar here. Let's keep an eye open on this one. Just a heads-up. Ibaman (talk) 15:46, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

OK, thanks for letting me know. Sorry I forgot about that individual. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 16:21, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

Biting newbies (unintentionally)?Edit

Hi. I saw the article just like you. I think we should let the new editor edit for a bit before we put a welcome message on their page or various "this needs to be fixed" tags on the article. At least if we wish to test the theory that welcome messages actually make people less likely to stick around, not more... Hobbitschuster (talk) 15:20, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

True. I won't make any more changes to the article or the talk page for a while unless s/he responds. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 15:21, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
But I do think it is worth noting that I only added one tag, and that at the talk page and the article I tried to be as polite about the matter as possible. Like you I want to encourage new editors to continue to contribute. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 15:33, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
I think in this case it all worked out... Hobbitschuster (talk) 16:03, 17 June 2020 (UTC)


Swept in from the pub

In User:SelfieCity/Maps how can I prevent part of Okeechobee not showing as part of the mapshape due to overlap between the lake and the counties? --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 19:22, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Telstra vandalEdit

Hey there. Sorry but because I was not an admin yet when the Telstra vandal thing started, please let me know what I should look out for so I can block an revert when I encounter him/her. Thanks. The dog2 (talk) 18:08, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

I can send you an email, perhaps? --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 18:19, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Sure, go ahead. I have activated the e-mail user option. The dog2 (talk) 18:34, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
  Done. I have sent the email. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 18:57, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Hot Weather (Water use restrictions?)Edit

Thanks for the update.

Not sure if it belongs here, but Hot Weather also may lead to water restrictions in some regions. (Western Australia being one I can recall specifcally.) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:11, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

I would have associated it with droughts (not every place with heat is dry), but as an article about droughts doesn’t exist, a mention of that concern is entirely appropriate. California is another good example of a place with water restrictions (back in the 2010s), along with Great Britain, to a lesser extent. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 10:52, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Regarding your edit summary hereEdit

I added the comment to something I wrote myself to justify the use of the term "Abrahamic religions" instead of singling out Islam or Judaism... Hobbitschuster (talk) 14:18, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

Maybe, but I don't see why it has to be in the "edit" section of an article so that anyone else who happens to be editing sees this somewhat insensitive comment on a controversial issue. I really don't see why you didn't just write <!--Mike Pence for example--> or something of that nature, rather than what you wrote. I'm sure people will know what a shorter edit summary indicates, and if they don't, they can always make a search on the internet.
I'm also a little confused by the edit comment itself, since if there are obvious contradictions to the statement, why would we write it in the first place?
In order for Wikivoyage to look like a professional website, we ought to use edit comments as though they are as publicly visible as everything else on the website, since they can be accessed simply by clicking the "edit" button. I'm not concerned with the political side of this, since I'd have the same concerns no matter what the beliefs of the particular individual happened to be.
Thanks for replying regarding this issue.--Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 14:27, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
I edited out the religion entirely from the passage. E.g. here, in a secular/Lutheran Nordic country few would say has a conservative religion, many women prefer men not to sit down next to them (most don't mind, of course, unless you smell or don't behave). Suggesting the woman to ask the man getting up so that she can stand instead or choose another seat is ... I don't know what to say. --LPfi (talk) 16:38, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

Queen CreekEdit

Hey SelfieCity, thanks for redirecting Queen Creek to Greater Phoenix. I just wanted to let you know that I'm working on a userspace draft for a Queen Creek article, and once that is complete, I will remove the redirect and replace it with a full-fledged article. Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns. Thanks! --Prahlad balaji (talk) 23:12, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

OK! Thanks for letting me know. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 10:38, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

Welcome backEdit

It's been a while since we last saw you, so welcome back to Wikivoyage. The dog2 (talk) 17:23, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

@The dog2: Thanks! Good to be back here again. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 17:25, 8 November 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, I second that, good to see you around dude. Ibaman (talk) 17:53, 8 November 2020 (UTC)
Yes indeed. Glad to see you here.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 19:06, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

New Smyrna Beach bannersEdit

Hey SelfieCity! I notice you've been less active on Wikivoyage lately, but I want to draw your attention to Wikivoyage:Destination of the month candidates/Banners#New Smyrna Beach in case you have any input. —Granger (talk · contribs) 11:11, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

Happy New YearEdit

Hi there dude! Good to see your name on the Recent Changes list. Hope you're doing fine and ready for another year of travel guide adminship. Best vibes from South America! --Ibaman (talk) 14:13, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Thanks, and I'm definitely ready for another year of adminship and contributing! Last year was quite something but hopefully I'll be able to contribute more regularly again this year. Good to see that everyone is still here! --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 14:16, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
as of last week, we've started historical pieces on Medieval Europe and Byzantine Empire, and I've been busy tweaking Brazilian cuisine, you might want to check these out, your tweaks are welcome as always. --Ibaman (talk) 14:32, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
Great! I'll certainly enjoy reading those. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 14:32, 1 January 2021 (UTC)


Hi, can you have a look at this person contributions as they seem to be mass-creating/editing pages with the same content. Thanks https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/DaveTheBarbarian2 Nintendofan885 (talk) 17:26, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

@Nintendofan885: Thanks for letting me know, and sorry I didn't see this before. Most of the edits have been reverted and a few more will be removed in due course. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 17:46, 2 January 2021 (UTC)
No problem, thanks --Nintendofan885 (talk) 17:48, 2 January 2021 (UTC)


Thanks for the new banner for Western Ethiopia. Excellent work. Nurg (talk) 08:26, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Sure thing! I enjoyed finding pagebanners for Ethiopia articles, though some were easier than others. I've started on Egypt now. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 22:35, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Delete speedy deletion candidatesEdit

Hi, can you delete the pages in Category:Speedy deletion candidates thank you --Nintendofan885 (talk) 16:35, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

  Done --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 16:58, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

Partial bans?Edit

Hi SelfieCity, I saw your comments on Talk:Brussels/International_District#Should we include screaming warning boxes about racism? where you said that the problem could be solved "if it's just for the attention of getting these Brussels districts done". Just wanted to tell you that some time ago I had a discussion with an admin on another wiki who suggested (I think, not sure) that users can be partially blocked only from certain pages. I am not an admin so might have misunderstood, but if I did understand correctly, would banning AC from Brussels/International_District be a solution? Hope I am not wasting your time, Ottawahitech (talk) 18:08, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

It would not be a solution, as the same type of content could be inserted anywhere. The question is whether we trust the user at all, whether we can ignore him evading blocks and thus showing disrespect for community decissions, and whether we want him here at all after what he did (see the quotes I pointed out as answer to your question at the pub). –LPfi (talk) 06:52, 28 March 2021 (UTC)