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Hello .. I have apologised for not understanding that these pages are properly maintained now, and will not offend you by editing further. Please leave my listing for my B&B in place now and offer me the same chance as other small business to advertise my personnal B&B to people.
Touting and removing competitor business listings is forbidden on Wikitravel, and you have clearly violated these rules on the Amsterdam page multiple times. Please stop these activities or your user account will have to be placed on Wikitravel's block list. Also remember that Amsterdam has several districts, new listings will have to be placed in the relevant district articles.
Also, we would appreciate it if you would create an account and identify yourself as a business owner. This way it is clear for everyone whether you give your own business prevalence over other business listings. Please see: Welcome, business owners. --globe-trotter 11:25, 9 January 2010 (EST)
I noticed the drop in traffic to my B&B site as soon as the format was changed. When I added my B&B to the old centre page I immediately got 2 booking requests.
I do not intentionally spoil your wonderful work here. I am merely trying to rebalance the discrimination that the new format presents to small businesses offering quality accomodation that are not in the 'old centre'.
Why did we need to set up the inner city in these sections anyway .. grachtengordel is a word that only makes sense to a dutch person .. maybe canal rings is more english speaker friendly ?
Hello - thanks for talking to me .. OK I can stop fratically editing pages to try to keep my business visible now htat I understand how the pages are being quality controlled. I understand the format of the pages now and how you want them to be divided. Can I only ask that the sleep section not only suggest that the old centre and south are worthy places to stay and that the grachtengordel is also mentioned .. along with the Jordaan area as these areas are where 'healthy dynamics' exist in the community and these are the areas of Amsterdam that we feel most represent aspects of our culture that we are most proud of and want visitors to see. The old centre is in the process of being cleaned up via the 1012 project (more here http://www.iamsterdam.com/en/pressroom/city-of-amsterdam-pressroom/quality) !
Thanks, Kerk culture
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