Touts are an unfortunate category of contributors in Wikitravel.
Some of our most prolific contributors belong to the more specific category of American hotel touts (spammers, at that). Characteristics of these contributors include:
I collect you guys. If you see your IP or user name in this list, it does not mean you are a tout. It does not mean I think you are contributing in bad faith. It does not mean you are in the same "standing" or what have you as the rest of the users on this list.
It does mean I will check over every single one of your contributions. Depending on a combination of how useful the content is that you added, and how egregiously it violates Wikitravel policies, I will either leave it alone, clean it up, or just remove it altogether. Chain hotels with no useful information beyond addresses & phone numbers are, in my view, good candidates to be simply removed—anyone can just go on Expedia or whatever site they please and find your hotel. Personally, I also give preference to hotels that don't pay their employees to spam useless listings all over the site.
For anyone else wondering what I'm up to in my mass deletions, please see Wikitravel talk:Accommodation listings#Tout spammers.
And if you see marking a sleep section as "checked," that means that the sleep section is fully in order up to that edit in the article history.
I'm getting kind of tired of contacting you and leaving advice that gets ignored or unread. I would, however, be thrilled if you express interest in getting your edits to conform to policy (and therefore become useful), and would be happy to help you understand how to do so. You can contact me on my talk page.
If you have noticed some other contributor following the above patterns, and would like me to take a look, please just go right ahead and add them to the list, and I'll give it a look. Moreover, if you are interested in jumping into the effort cleaning up after the touts, please do! Feel free to modify this page below this line to note what has and has not been checked, and up to what date things have been checked.
If your ip starts with 122.169, you likely work for Wikitravel's single worst offending spam agency. I urge fellow Wikitravelers to add ips from this company to the list below, and to help revert their edits.
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