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Here are archived discussions on my Talk Page.

Update the Euro template[edit]

Hi IBAlex,

someone should update the Template:Euro, so that it includes Lithuania, the newly joined Euro member country. I can't do it, not enough rights. THX.

Thanks for the messag and staying up to date! Our admin, IBCcaldera, helped us over here! Cheers! IBAlex (talk) 08:58, 18 January 2015 (EST)

Adding a travel guide and map app for Marrakech[edit]

Hey Alex, I saw you edited out my entry for the free app for Marrakech because it contained external links. The reason I put it was because I thought it was a primary link - is that not the case? If not, let me know whether I should just tell people the name and they google it. I also see that you edited out my whole entry - is there any reason why the whole entry and not just the link? Thanks for helping since it is my first entry here.

Hi! Thank you for your message! In general, we should only accept links to official tourist boards, their websites or apps. Otherwise, any commercial tourist app could be listed on Wikitravel which would be considered touting. Warm regards, IBAlex (talk) 15:06, 4 February 2015 (EST) bad as well because I didn't see that the app was from one company of riads :). Anyhow it's a good app though, so is it possible to just write the name and say it is in the App Store? haho16 (talk)
Thanks for your reply! Yes, you can mention the name and describe shortly the app why would be useful to the traveler:) Thanks! IBAlex (talk) 16:16, 6 February 2015 (EST)

Account issue[edit]

Hi, thank you for the welcome message. I'm wondering if you can help me with my account on Japanese Wikitravel. I remember signing up there under the same name "Whym", but I apparently cannot log in, and have kept editing without logging in. It's getting a bit inconvenient as I become editing more frequently there. Because I didn't make email confirmation, I have no way to reset the password. Is there any way I can claim the Japanese Wikitravel account? Perhaps can you rename the account to make way for me to create it again? FWIW, the account has 0 edit counts (I just created it but never come back until recently), so there should be no harm. --Whym (talk) 01:38, 11 February 2015 (EST)

Other than your email address, there is no way for us to verify that this is your account. You must gain access to it yourself, I'm afraid. IBobi (talk) 17:00, 11 February 2015 (EST)
I've been trying to regain access, but with no luck. Is there any chance for a new user to take over the name of an unused account like this ("Whym" on Japanese Wikitravel)? Note that I'm not trying to prove that I'm the owner. (It's not possible, as you said.) I won't try taking over if it were an account with a lot of editing history, but this [1] has been unused for 2.5 years since creation, after all. Please consider this as making way for a more likely contributing user. If you can rename the account into something like "Whym2012", I believe I'll be able to create a new one under that name. Whym (talk) 08:04, 17 February 2015 (EST)
You can see why we do not do things like this. Your first message was to ask us to give you control of the JA Whym account. Now you admit it was never yours -- and then you ask us to take it away from its owner and give it to you? Are you crazy? No on all counts, I'm afraid. IBobi (talk) 18:42, 17 February 2015 (EST)
Well, I just meant to say that even if you don't believe my ownership, there might still be reason for you to consider allowing it. Sorry for the poor and confusing wording. Some websites periodically delete accounts that have never been used or allow others to reclaim such unused names on request. If your site doesn't allow it, that's fine, but your response here sounds to me unnecessarily harsh. Whym (talk) 07:58, 21 February 2015 (EST)
There is no way to tell if someone is using an account or not. "Using" does not equal "posting." IBobi (talk) 19:49, 24 February 2015 (EST)


Hi recently created small article about Dafu (大富). Please note article is refering to Dafu of Guangfu Township, Hualien county, Taiwan 光復鄉花蓮縣臺灣 (not the one in Hunan, China)

Thanks for your attention to this matter.


Hi Bambino! Thank you for clarifying that! I already changed the information in Dafu article. Thank you for adding "Get in" section! Are you planning on developing the article further? We would be thankful. Cheers! IBAlex (talk) 18:24, 23 March 2015 (EDT)

Jungle Railway[edit]

Hi alex, i added the info about the current construction works on the jungle railway (en/Jungle_Railway). i received the info from the railway company via email, so i cannot provide an link to it, nor did i ever get more info about it during my stay in malaysia, sorry!

Hello! Hmm, so I understand you correctly that the whole Jungle Railway has been closed until further notice? Thanks for clarifying. Cheers! IBAlex (talk) 18:04, 2 April 2015 (EDT)
yes, exactly! please put the info back, too many ppl go there just to find out it's closed...
Hi alex!

did you see what i wrote about the source of the info? it was an email... and i keep on running into so many ppl who go all the way to do the jungle railway trip just to find out that it is closed. so please put my text back into the article... thanks!

ok, I just put your information back to the article and added an Infobox for that. We would be thankful if you could update it once you hear more about the Jungle Railway. Thanks! IBAlex (talk) 16:24, 12 April 2015 (EDT)

From ja: shoestring, thank you for your message[edit]

Hi, Alex. Thank you for your message and I am sorry that I couldn’t respond it quickly.

So far everything is O.K. If we have anything to ask you for help regarding the ja: WT, then we will give you requests.

And we are happy to announce you the 10th anniversary of ja: WT on June 18th this year!

Warm regards,-Shoestring (talk) 07:55, 7 April 2015 (EDT)

That is fantastic! We would love to help you with anything you want to do to celebrate. Do you have anything in mind? IBobi (talk) 16:09, 7 April 2015 (EDT)
Thank you, Shoestring, for your answer. I'm very happy things are going well. Indeed, June 18th it's going to be a BIG day! Thank you so much for all your contributions to ja: wt! throughout the years! Warm regards, IBAlex (talk) 16:24, 12 April 2015 (EDT)

Documentation of Template:Pagebanner[edit]

Hi I B Alex, are you one of the administrators on this website? I'm not sure why you erased Template:Pagebanner/doc and protected it without any explanation. Can you please restore it or tell me why you removed it? Bipedal anthropomorphic boulder (talk) 06:06, 26 April 2015 (EDT)Bipedal anthropomorphic boulder

Stockholm running tour[edit]

Hi Alex,

I added a guided running tour in Stockholm recently to the "on foot" section which you then deleted with a comment ´no general tours´? I am just seeking clarification on why this is the case and how it needs to be written to meet the guidelines?

Many thanks, Dan —The preceding comment was added by Runwithmestockholm (talkcontribs)

Hi Dan, please check our Tour page. Regards, GiulioC (talk) 05:37, 27 May 2015 (EDT)



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