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31. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator, 1370 posts) 23 Jan '10 04:12

Quoting Utrecht

I have been to rude I guess.
Or would silence mean yes? No news is good news

If they are silent, it means they are thinking, or messing around with a new tool ...

32. Posted by slugtrek (Full Member, 12 posts) 24 Jan '10 00:18

Quoting lil_lil

May I put through a very bold request? Considering the serendipity of Chinese New Year meeting Valentine's Day on 14 Feb this year, can we spread the love a bit more and therefore extending the challenge final date to the end of March? Pretty please? ;)

I'll second that request. I'm leaving on Monday for a three week trip through southeast Asia, which puts me getting back just a little more than a week before the deadline. When I get back I'd love to contribute to the articles about the places I've been. I've noticed Ayutthaya doesn't even have a page and I'll be there for a while so I'll definitely start one when I get back (if one hasn't been started already).

Also, I just want to say I've never contributed to a wiki before and it's been great starting articles and having people jump on them so quickly afterward to improve them. It's really encouraging for me to contribute more. I think I'm getting the hang of it. :)

You guys are awesome.

33. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru, 462 posts) 24 Jan '10 02:30

Hurrah, great that you're finding your feet with the wiki and the team has been wonderful when I first started to contribute (give or take 3-4 months ago?). It would be great to have new articles written up after your trip, regardless if the challenge is still running or not. Admittedly, to have the challenge still running provides that wee bit of incentive to write them up as much as possible before the deadline ;)

Have fun on your holiday!

34. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5359 posts) 24 Jan '10 02:43

Well, you guys do make some compelling arguments Let's see what Sam says, but I reckon it should be ok to extend for another month.

35. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5537 posts) 24 Jan '10 10:45

Quoting Peter

Well, you guys do make some compelling arguments Let's see what Sam says, but I reckon it should be ok to extend for another month.

Cheers Peter.
On a side note: I think because of the bug/error yesterday (see system talk thread) the character count didn't work somehow. If I am correct it's still the same it was yesterday when checking the travelguide stats.

36. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5572 posts) 25 Jan '10 10:55

Quoting Peter

Well, you guys do make some compelling arguments Let's see what Sam says, but I reckon it should be ok to extend for another month.

I'm game, especially because then we can get that extra hippo roller off Utrecht! :)

Any ideas on what we can do to boost things in the coming period?! Maybe we make a huge splash on the front page for this?! Speaking of which, there's not even a splash on the main travel guide page?! Better go change that right now.

Peter, that other accomm thing we're working on right now should boost character count quite a bit too, right?! :)

37. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5537 posts) 25 Jan '10 11:29

Quoting Sam I Am

Quoting Peter

Well, you guys do make some compelling arguments Let's see what Sam says, but I reckon it should be ok to extend for another month.

I'm game, especially because then we can get that extra hippo roller off Utrecht! :)

Any ideas on what we can do to boost things in the coming period?! Maybe we make a huge splash on the front page for this?! Speaking of which, there's not even a splash on the main travel guide page?! Better go change that right now.

Peter, that other accomm thing we're working on right now should boost character count quite a bit too, right?! :)

Curious about that last one!

Are you sure Sam: 20 million on the 31st of March. If that's the case I'll donate two extra..no kidding;)

38. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5572 posts) 25 Jan '10 11:56

Quoting Utrecht

Are you sure Sam: 20 million on the 31st of March. If that's the case I'll donate two extra..no kidding;)

It's a deal!

39. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5537 posts) 25 Jan '10 12:08

Quoting Sam I Am

Quoting Utrecht

Are you sure Sam: 20 million on the 31st of March. If that's the case I'll donate two extra..no kidding;)

It's a deal!

It better not be because of the accom characters lol

40. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru, 462 posts) 25 Jan '10 15:10

Wow, the ante is upped! and hurrah for the date extension!

OK, I should roll up my sleeves (figuratively speaking) and shall start writing more after this weekend. Hmmm how many characters can I write in 2 months? Well, without the thesis in the way, I should aim for a personal best of 1 million. Too ambitious?

Ps: love the splash banner majigy!

[ Edit: Edited on 25-Jan-2010, at 15:13 by lil_lil ]