Talk:United States of America
Dividing into regions
Once we get more states into the United States, do you want to divide it up into regional pages?
- Yes, of course. Just do what you consider the best division. Oh, and I'll probably be hitching in the US (and Canada) from August :) So there will be a lot of additions from me considering the US. Guaka 15:45, 12 May 2006 (UTC)
-_- Once I can get out there, I'll help you- for now all I can do is what to do when staying in a town. (Supplies, shelter, excetera.)
Here is a division suggestion for the States: adjusted as of May 2009
- Northeast New England (East Coast)
- Southern Atlantic
- Great-Lake East-Central
- Western States
- Pacific States
It quite reflects the historical waves of settlements as well as the popular professionnal sport divisions Maplefanta 22:25, 2 July 2007 (CEST)
- Good idea! Guaka 11:01, 3 July 2007 (CEST)
- So it does, but ultimately the page should be divided into regions according to the results of hitchhiking experiences. This division here seems a bit arbitrary. I don't think it should necessarily be by state either, but the regions should be as specific and relevant as possible. I can tell you that certain states that span several regions (Texas and New York for example) have very different hitching conditions within them. New York State should be handled separately. Also, Northwest and N. California different from S. California/desert West.
Oct. 26 2009
The following parenthetical sentence needs to be clarified -in the "Long vs.Short Distance" section- : "(Most of the traffic on the Interstate system won't be going by 'you're on ramp)" -FB
- I changed it to "Most of the traffic on the Interstate system won't be able to notice you while on the on-ramp." Don't hesitate to correct or improve weird sentences like this :) Guaka 23:43, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
I deleted the reference to Americans' profound religiosity. It itself is not a relevant piece of information for hitchers.
- Well, I have found it quite relevant myself! Many people who picked me up brought up their religion and inquired about mine. Why is it not relevant? For now I'm restoring the information.
- Also, note that creating a user account helps to foster healthy discussions. guaka 23:35, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
- I haven't noticed America being more religious than other places I've visited. Maybe more so than in Europe, but religion is definitly most popular in Latin America. But I don't think religion is a relevant subject to hitchhiking in a specific place, unless there is a specific technique. Information on religious conversation would be more appropriate on the conversation page, IMO. (Oh, there is no such page yet... well there should be!) --Keith (talk) 16:00, 15 March 2015 (CET)
US route numbers
I have heard some comments on how the highway numbers are organized, which include something like: East to West are odd numbers and North to South are even numbers. Not sure if it's the other way around, but might look into it. -FB
- I'd be pleased if you can look into that! Note that you can sign your messages using ~~~~, but that works better if you create a login :) GuakaTalkCS 00:20, 5 November 2006 (UTC)
Will try to chat with you on the "talk" section. For now it seems that wikipedia has all the info needed for a US Route Numbers section. I'm just wondering whether it'd be better to just have a link to the wikipedia article section (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_highway#Numbering), one to the whole wikipedia article on highways (without the '#Numbering' part), one to the most general article on highways (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbered_highways_in_the_United_States), or just a brief summary of the whole idea about numbering (which would require quite some reading and work). In any case, it's interesting reading. If you have time, check out the following link which shows there was a LOT of planning and discussion on numbering roads (quite amazing, it seems at first sight): http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/longest.htm -FB 13:58, 8NOV2006 EST (USA)
I removed an advertisement for a certain fast food restaurant from the Eat section. If it didn't require a telephone survey and a purchase, I may have left it; but really folks, why such a blatant ad? There are myriad ways to scam or acquire food that are fit techniques for hitching--those are the things that belong in that section, not plugs for a specific coupon.