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If you have a question that isn't answered here, the best way to get in touch with us is detailed on our Contact RGL page. You can also look through the other pages in Category Meta to see if anything there answers your question. ("Meta" is geek-speak for "things about things", hence, Category Meta holds pages about RGL itself.)
Which geographical areas does RGL cover?
All London boroughs plus, roughly, anything within about 10 minutes' walk of a zone 1-9 station.
Do you cover events, or pop-up establishments?
No. We only cover things that are likely to be in place for the foreseeable future.
Is it OK to add links to other websites?
Yes! Go for it. As long as the information you're linking to is useful, reasonably up to date, and specifically relevant to the page you're linking it from. (If the other website doesn't add any information that we don't already have, there's not much point linking to it. If the only additional information it has is a link to another website, for example, then just link to that website directly.)
One exception to this — please don't add links to more general business sites such as car hire firms, online takeaway ordering sites, guided tours, etc. Get in touch with us instead and ask if it's appropriate.
Adding a link to your own blog review of a place we've written about is perfectly fine, and most pages have a special "See also" section near the bottom for this.
Why was my edit/comment/page deleted?
It may have been inappropriate, or we may have made a mistake, or our spam filter may have made a mistake. Drop us a line and we'll tell you.
What sort of things are worth noting in an RGL writeup?
How should I quote food/beer/etc prices?
Quote cider, beer, lager, and nonalcoholic drink prices to the exact penny. Quote food, wine, and cocktail prices to the penny too, unless they're £n.95 to £n.99, in which case round up to the nearest pound. Thus, a burger costing £5.55 gets quoted at £5.55, while one costing £5.95 gets quoted at £6. If quoting prices, make sure to note down the date on which you determined the price, so people reading your review in a couple of years' time can allow for inflation.
How do I change a page name? For example, if I made a page with an initial "The" before I realised that the house style is to omit this?
How do I add a photo?
See House Style Guidelines for help on choosing a suitable photo, and Using Photos From Flickr for help on adding it. (Photos don't have to be hosted on Flickr; that page gives more general advice too.)
How do I decide what locales to put a page in?
Do I still own the copyright on my original contributions? Can I reproduce them on other review sites?
Your words are your own, and you can do whatever you like with them. (Other people's amendments of your words are under the same Creative Commons licence as the rest of RGL.)
What is pie heresy?
A true pie should be entirely encased in pastry. Pubs which call stews with a puff pastry top pies are committing heresy.
What is "nitrokegged" beer?
As used on RGL, this term basically means beer that isn't real ale. Nitrokegged beer is filtered and pasteurised before leaving the brewery, whereas real ale/cask ale is delivered to the pub as a live product, meaning (a) that it needs time to settle and finish "conditioning" in the pub cellar, and (b) if it isn't sold promptly it will go off. This is why some pubs can't justify stocking real ale, as their customer base wouldn't buy enough of it to allow them to sell a barrel before it goes off.
Can I download a dump of all your data?
Yes! Just go here. Don't forget though that under the Creative Commons Attribution License (see link at the bottom of every RGL page), if you use our data elsewhere then you need to credit us "as appropriate for the media used" - if you're using it on the interweb then please provide a link back to us (to the front page is fine).
Do you provide KML files for google earth?
We do indeed. KMZ of all places on the guide with geodata.
You don't need one of these unless you're a regular contributor. (If you want to become a contributor, drop us a line as described in Contact RGL. But here's how to do it. Create a new page, and make the name of the page be your name or nickname (preferably the one you put in the "username" box when you're editing other pages on the site, since that makes it easy to connect your edits up to your page). You can put pretty much whatever you like on your userpage. We thoroughly encourage you to add a silly photo of yourself.
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