User talk:Speckmade

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Hi Speckmade! Welcome to the Hitchhike Wiki and thanks for your additions! Guaka 14:12, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Maybe you can write a bit about yourself on your userpage (or at least link to your user page on the German wiki). I don't like to see so many red links in the recent changes ;) But well, I love your eye for detail, it makes our articles look even nicer! guakasite, wikitalk 17:23, 13 October 2007 (CEST)

 :-)--Speckmade 17:24, 13 October 2007 (CEST)
Now at least you don't have a red link anymore...--Speckmade 12:06, 14 October 2007 (CEST)
Hey, great work done the last night ;) Keep on working.. :) Greetings, platschisite, wikitalk 12:16, 14 October 2007 (CEST)
Yeahhea! DIY! Hitchwiki is the best hitchhiking ressource if we make it the best!
Thanks for the feedback!--Speckmade 12:23, 14 October 2007 (CEST)


Hi! Your user page category has been changed to Category:Hitchhikers in Germany because from now on this (along with the old Category:Hitchhikers) will be a standard categorization for hitchhikers on (see this discussion here for the reasons of doing so). If for some reason you don't want to be categorized by country, feel free to delete country category on your page leaving only a standard Category:Hitchhikers. We hope you don't mind, though.

Happy hitching,

The hitchwiki team

Upload of images

Any reason for doing this? .SVG files are normally used directly from Wikipedia, without having to have .PNG's here! Prino 00:27, 27 February 2011 (CET)

I guess the reason was just lack of knowledge. (Is it a new feature, maybe? maybe new at least for me who comes here on aveage only once in some months...)--Speckmade 13:38, 3 February 2012 (CET)

Move A roads in Germany

Can you stop doing this right now, there is absolutely no need to follow the "official" spelling! Prino 11:57, 3 February 2012 (CET)

Well - this is kinda embarrassing. Anyways, here's for some explanation:
I was just inserting links with the right spelling into an article on the german hitchwiki. Since they didn't work and the german thing links to the english articles for german motorways, I thought I'd just fix the whole issue. It is not only the official spelling for the german "Autobahn"s, it's also really logical to have the space at least after our spelling rules. I didn't and still don't see the harm of the moves because we still have redirects to cover those who type it without the space...--Speckmade 13:31, 3 February 2012 (CET)
Let me understand this, to correct something on the German wiki you start moving all the pages on the English one? Sheesh, that's really good for consistency on the English one where George has been setting up these pages for weeks. Prino 15:59, 3 February 2012 (CET)
I guess the cleanest way to do this is having redirects for any motorway. I think it's always a good idea to have many redirects to cover anything a visitor could type into the searchbox, or an editor could type into a link. Let me know if you want to move/create/edit/delete a lot of articles after a certain pattern at once. There are ways to automate this.
Anyway, it's nice ask on talk pages before doing mass edits. There are always some very active people around here who read the RecentChanges, so there will usually be some opinions or at least responses very quick. --MrTweek 18:09, 3 February 2012 (CET)
I just thought I'd make everything the way it should be while I'm already at it. Sure I will take care of consistency, if you let me. The whole thing was about consistency, kind of. I can also take care of other occurances. (I got computers and full-text search to my help - it's no big deal, really.) I didn't destroy those pages, I just moved them. I don't see the harm. I left all the redirects in place.--Speckmade 20:31, 9 February 2012 (CET)

Where can I find the spelling rules? --GeorgDerReisende 18:30, 3 February 2012 (CET)

"A 1" is short for "(Bundes-)Autobahn 1" and such numbering is separated by a space. See here, for example; the documentation for OpenStreetMap contributors is explicit on that. - Well, this isn't much more than explanations and some more or less official sources for the moment... Maybe I have a clue on where to seek for the source of some confusion with this space: In typesetting, the correct way to set it is a narrow space.--Speckmade 20:31, 9 February 2012 (CET)
Official rules are here, I guess.--Speckmade 20:44, 9 February 2012 (CET)
If you need the space, then you can write [[A1 (Germany)|A 1]], with the space behind the second A. While I began creating the motorway articles, I looked for examples and the former articles all hadn't a space in the article's name. --GeorgDerReisende 22:55, 9 February 2012 (CET)
Not having a space is the most logical thing. I think that 99% (if not 99.99%) of all people will type "A1" into the search box, rather than "A 1". Prino 23:18, 9 February 2012 (CET)
...and they get to the right page anyway due to the redirect pages I left in place for them.
Do you acknowledge that it is indeed the right spelling with the space? Can you follow the logic of my reasoning? The "A" is an abbreviation of the word "Autobahn", not a number like "alpha" or something. It is quite logical to separate that from the number. It is only coincidence that the next smaller category of roads in Germany is called "B" - "B" for "Bundesstraße" (the next category is "K" for "Kreisstraße").--Speckmade 04:12, 10 February 2012 (CET)


Hi Speckmade, habe das Tutorial "RideATrain" zum Thema Zugtrampen geschrieben. Schreib mich doch mal an, wäre sehr an einem Austausch interessiert. Herzlichst, Jonathan

Your edit to Portugal

I've reverted your edit to Portugal, "This is absolutely not my experience, at least when I compare to Germany...". Please don't write in the first person in Hitchwiki, as it is not clear who "I" is in "my experience". Hitchwiki aims to offer generalized information independent of any one editor's experience. If you must specify that something is personal experience, write in the third person and link to your username. CRCulver (talk) 20:00, 15 July 2013 (CEST)