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Hello, Jdaltar! Welcome to Wikitravel.

To help get you started contributing, we've created a tips for new contributors page, full of helpful links about policies and guidelines and style, as well as some important information on copyleft and basic stuff like how to edit a page. If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, or post a message in the travellers' pub.--Burmesedays 22:43, 3 April 2010 (EDT)

Please also read Wikitravel:Welcome, business owners.
Thanks for your edits, but if you continue to enter hotel information with the same description for each property and no price information, do not be surprised if all entries are deleted.--Burmesedays 22:43, 3 April 2010 (EDT)

Please read SEO. Wikitravel is not meant to be a vehicle for advertising, and when we catch marketers adding hotels across multiple articles, we generally try to revert these additions.

I put your listing for Columbia MD back in (after cleaning it up a bit), but only because we didn't really have any other hotel listings for the article, and something is better than nothing. --Peter Talk 22:37, 4 April 2010 (EDT)

Alexandria is in Egypt. Please take the time to make sure you're putting hotels in the correct articles with correct formatting. -- Ryan • (talk) • 14:14, 9 April 2010 (EDT)

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You have been doing a much better job with the hotel additions, and generally being a responsible business-affiliated editor, so I've been leaving some of them in articles where the quality of the other sleep listings is poor.

Please take a look at my last edit, though, where I have altered your listing to bring it precisely in line with our policies [1]—please note what I have removed and changed. In particular, we want the information in short form, as Wikitravel guides are meant to be easily printable: names and urls should be as short as possible (otherwise they also look quite spammy). In fact, a huge url like that would even be omitted by many auto-formatted printed guides, as it would take up too much space. We've also enabled nofollow to our links, so there is no longer any SEO benefit to the overdone listing and link names.

Also, check in and check out times are not helpful unless they deviate significantly from the norm, and I doubt that will ever be the case with a SpringHill Suites listing. You should just leave those fields blank.

Stick close to these principles and more generally the manual of style, and your additions will be more likely to be kept. Thanks! --Peter Talk 21:21, 18 April 2010 (EDT)

Great, but it looks like you didn't quite take the Wikitravel:External links#Use short readable links guidance to heart. Always use the shortest url form possible, e.g., this edit [2]. --Peter Talk 10:08, 21 April 2010 (EDT)

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