Hey whats the deal?
Why did you modify my additions to the Baotou page? Have you ever been there? I live there and 3 of my children were born there! I suggest you back off mister!
Your modification to the Florence page
I'm sorry to say you were wrong and erased the link citing a policy rule that does not apply here. The site is not related to any agency whatsoever, but it is owned (and operated) by the owner of the apartement. -- comment by User:Marco0560 18:50, 2007-10-29 (EDT)
You are now an administrator with not so shiny buttons. Ha ha. False advertising. Originally, I thought today was the third, which means I was late to 'flipping the bit', but I just remembered today is the first, so I'm not late - I'm just a couple of hours early. Oh well. Have fun with the buttons, but not too much fun. -- Sapphire • (Talk) • 03:20, 1 October 2007 (EDT)
Well, in general I view Travel Agents under the Avoid linking to secondary sources rule in Wikitravel:External links. Since they are selling hotels rooms, flights, tours, etc. without owning hotels, airplanes, or tourbuses, they aren't the primary sources. Anyone who calls themselves a travel agent is probably going to be blanket reverted by me. But at least one of the reverts should have had an explanation -- my bad.
A tour operator could pass the primary source test.. but only if they actually give the tour themselves. Peru articles get more toutvertising in them so I've tried to keep down anything that is not clearly a primary.
And speaking of annoying primary sources.... the Epoque hotel guys are annoying as hell, but if they really are the hotel owners, then they are primary and it's okay for them to add listings -- at least to the city the hotel resides in. Detouting isn't fun though. -- Colin 18:18, 1 October 2007 (EDT)
I don't know about you folks (I'm sending the same message to several), but I for one am getting sick and tired of the intentional vandalism that's going on here. I am trying to start a discussion on Wikitravel talk:Community policies as to whether something more forceful needs to be in place to deal with it. Historically, we have bent far over backwards to avoid punitive action against vandals and have simply gone in and cleaned up the messes they create. However, the frequency of vandalism is growing, and I am not convinced that we are doing Wikitravel a service by tolerating it. This said, I'm not at all sure what the "right" response is.
I'd appreciate your participation in the discussion on that talk page. Let's see if we can come up with something appropriate. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 11:39, 19 October 2007 (EDT)
Belgrade article contribs
Thanks for the note. :) I'm a foreigner living here for a little under a year, so I thought I'd add things that might help the adventurous among us who come out here!
Thanks for your help on Decatur (Georgia). I have a formatting question. Why aren't the "double columns" of text equal widths? Is there are way to get them to always be equal? --Baxterguy 15:35, 15 October 2007 (EDT)
Hi Oldpine, sorry my additions didn't meet the "accommodation listings guidelines" i will add appropriately - however, why were the other listings allowed to stay on there ?thanks -- added 2007-11-21 by Anon User:220.127.116.11
Thanks for your response, i will do in the future.
I couldn't find your e-mail address after looking in the "toolbox" but I have to say that I am impressed. Yesterday I started the Montville, NJ page (I am a resident) and I was shocked that it was already changed a bit. Especially by someone not even from these parts. (Comments by User:18.104.22.168 12 November 2007)
Just a comment. Although I do not follow NASCAR, due to my interest in NHRA when I was young and CART when I was looking for something to do with my sons, I developed an appreciation for what racing can do for a local economy. Rooms fill up, restaraunts do a booming business and lots of gasoline is purchased by thousands of visitors, just for starters. NASCAR has an interesting history, starting with moonshine runners. The availability of large tracts of land to buy cheaply for race tracks in the south and mid-west have made for spectacular tracks for these events. When I contibute to WT, I try to add things in a way that creates an interest in things I have done, that may appeal to a vistor who has never been to the subject destination. So, what's my point? I think WT needs to give as much attention to racing in the US as, say baseball. If you look at a baseball game and then compare the crowd at a NASCAR event, you will find a much bigger crowd at the NASCAR event usually, baseball is now a TV sport for spectators. Americans seem to be interested in all sorts of racing, from cars, to boats, horses, dogs, motorcyles, even lawn mowers. In my limited travel outside of the US, I notice few, but some race tracks. Here again, my point is, if we are trying to give a visitor to the US a taste of new things to do, racing should be include. However, maybe not in specific articles like a NASCAR itinerary, but a more general article. Any comments? 2old 12:16, 24 November 2007 (EST)
Re:Page Protection time format
Not sure I understand your question. You can just say "1 day," "20 minutes," etc., and the software will take it from there. What problem were you having? -- Bill-on-the-Hill 22:00, 25 November 2007 (EST)
thanks for nuremberg
from IP 22.214.171.124 firstname.lastname@example.org
Re: Devils Dyke=
I'll probably sort it out soon, just debating as to wether it needs its own article, since its not really a park, more a landscape feature ( wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Dyke%2C_Sussex) shall I just pop it into the South Downs or Brighton where most of the visitors are likley to stream from.
Prof Jack 11:34, 7 January 2008 (EST)
sorry for the spamming
Sorry for spamming those links. I was trying to get OpenID running on my site and Wikitravel seemed like a great place to test it. I've tried to delete the links from the other accounts I created, but that seems to be impossible. Cheers, —Ruud 13:28, 9 January 2008 (EST)
not a troll oldpine
you remember me like a year ago or two i'am back and ready to roll good to see ya oldpine --126.96.36.199 19:50, 8 February 2008 (EST)
you got something to pick with me pine? --Lone.guner 21:30, 8 February 2008 (EST)
Troll? all of a sudden
fucker excusing me of trolling and you know what oldpine i think you suck as a free helper on here you have blocked all my shit from like 3 years ago. --Thehighlands 16:58, 12 February 2008 (EST) i do not like you my opinion --Thehighlands 16:58, 12 February 2008 (EST)
Connecticut Outdoor Adventure
Considering that I added all of the content (written in the Outdoor Adventure section of Connecticut on WikiTravel) using Connecticut Explorer's Guide (www.CTXGuide.com) as an external link to referance the material, I think the link should stay.
If referencing content has somehow become out of fashion, please let me know. There appears to be no references at all for the content on the Connecticut page.
Either repost the referencing external link or remove the content that I had created. Either way I will be ok with it, just do not keep the content up without properly referencing the original source.
By the way, good luck finding another source for this information. Connecticut Explorer's Guide is the ONLY source. Feb 16, 2008 - Czimborbryan (User:188.8.131.52)
Like I said, the content that I added to the page either needs to be referenced or deleted. I will delete it at this point, but if the content deletion is undone without proper references, there will be legal action. Feb 17, 2008 Czimborbryan
Dunno who to tell this to
My real IP is 184.108.40.206, when I log out and click on my contributions, those I have made at the real IP are gone and it shows my IP as 172.16.253.210 and it is still making all kinds of contributions that I know nothing of. 172.16.253.210 13:22, 21 February 2008 (EST) WOW. It shows this IP when I do not log in Mike Sharp
Thanks for dealing with this OldPine. The blocks were apparently blamed on me, and I had 19 emails in my inbox today about it. -- Colin 17:38, 21 February 2008 (EST)
In response, I have only removed cities for which there is still no article. Why is the area any exception to our 9 cities rule? Also, doesn't this area need to be de-countyfied? Texugo 22:47, 24 February 2008 (EST)
Thanks for fighting vandals (Lame and 220.127.116.11)
OldPine and Sapphire, I just came across the vandalism by Lame and 18.104.22.168 on March 4. Thank you for your diligent work to clean it up, and so quickly. You had it all done before I even noticed the problem. I hope those vandals are feeling unfulfilled. JimDeLaHunt 17:43, 5 March 2008 (EST)