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Hello, PierrB! 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. IBAlex 17:38, 18 January 2013 (EST)


As you already know, many admins that were formerly active here at Wikitravel have left for pastures new in the last year.

Although IBadmins fight a heroic battle against spam, I believe we need more admins from the community.

Would you support my application to be an admin?

I believe I know current polices as well as anyone currently active. --118dot93dot73dot30 02:14, 14 April 2013 (EDT)

Abuse filters on FR WT[edit]

Salut Pierre, sur le Wikitravel français un méchant "Anti-abus-filter" m'a coupé tout moyen d'éditer et même de demander de l'aide... :o( - Au secours! --Porteplume (talk) 05:27, 19 June 2013 (EDT)

Hi Viviane! I have just added your edits to the Rustrel article! Sorry for that! Please let me know the next time a filter stops you. Cheers! IBAlex (talk) 13:22, 19 June 2013 (EDT)

Re: Regions in Taiwan[edit]

Thanks mate for the reply. And yes indeed it's just that some of the districts are misplaced. --Sleepingstar (talk) 16:47, 23 December 2013 (EST)

Re: Search Engine (in Vietnam)[edit]

Thank you for your message. The site linked is really useful and not commercial. It contains all the information updated regarding to trains in Vietnam: different routes, schedules and fares. It will definitely help many travellers, since most of this information cannot be found in english anywhere else. I understand it'd be a bit redundant to post it in the country page as well as in main cities pages, but I was just following the same example as Hyperdia, mentioned in Japan country page and quoted as well in several Japanese cities pages. Basically, Baolau is for Vietnam the same concept as Hyperdia to Japan, so I understand the same rules could apply.

--Amorenot (talk) 10:53, 16 February 2014 (EST)

Hi again! Well, the idea when it comes to Wikitravel is to make it as printable-friendly as possible (among other reasons). I did check the website and indeed, it looks quite useful that's why we allow it on Vietnam main page. Town/cities pages are actually more devoted to specific infos more than trip planning, so the traveller can spot in a blink the restaurant, temple or whatever he/she is looking for. Thanks for your contribution, Amorenot! 11:05, 16 February 2014 (EST)
Thank you for the explanation, I understand the guidelines. Just wanted to clarify that I didn't post it for spam purposes, since the website is informational only, and that I followed Hyperdia's example on Japan. --Amorenot (talk) 11:34, 16 February 2014 (EST)
Absolutely, feel free to add a new contribution any time you want, we are happy to have you among us. PierrB (talk) 11:42, 16 February 2014 (EST)
Thank you, I added more information to the section of Get Around / Train. Hope my contribution is useful. --Amorenot (talk) 15:17, 16 February 2014 (EST)

RE: Antigua Guatemala[edit]

Hi PierrB ! Thank you for your message.

I think you made a little mistake there. I have not remove or replaced the Hostal you are referring to, or any other. Perhaps you have clicked on the wrong user. My contributions so far are related to grammar and small details only. I would appreciate your confirmation on this, for I would not like to be consider as a bad contributor on this great community. Many thanks ! Mike Toulsen (talk) 10:41, 5 May 2014 (EST)

Updating Where to Eat and Stay at[edit]

Hi PierrB ! I understand that you are one of the moderators for the Guatemala section. I wanted to ask you if I could (or perhaps your self) update some of the biz lists for Guatemala and Antigua Guatemala. I noticed that a couple of links should be updated, two restaurants in Antigua and one Hotel are no longer in business. How can this data be updated? Many thanks ! Mike Toulsen (talk) 09:25, 7 May 2014 (EST)

Thank you for your kind message. I appreciate it. Will make a few adjustments little by little and if you dont mind, will report this to you just to make sure I am doing things right. Thanks !! Mike Toulsen (talk) 07:42, 8 May 2014 (EST)


Hi Pierre - i had trouble converting some Get Out entries in the Batu page into listings [initially those entries were from the "See" section]. Would you help me please? merci beaucoup :) ... i hope my spelling was right :D

great. i'm looking forward to updating some more information in that page and elsewhere. merci beaucoup :)

Batu and guide articles[edit]

Hi Pierre - what do you think needs to be added to make Batu a guide article, apart from dividing the hotels and restaurants into categories such as "budget, mid-range, splurge"? merci beaucoup :) --Siung99 (talk) 00:04, 4 September 2014 (EDT)

sounds good. merci beaucoup :) --Siung99 (talk) 08:26, 4 September 2014 (EDT)

No external links for AC?[edit]

I noticed you removed an edit I made for Angeles City, which was replacing a link to a defunct site, with one that has up to date information. Why no linking to external sites? The list of bars, restaurants and hotels on here is pretty limited (12 bars, 3 of which are in Diamond Subdivision, which is not in the main tourist area; while there are over 100 bars of interest to tourists). The newer site has many more places and would make a good companion to Wikitravel page. Perhaps it should be listed in a different place on the page? Thanks for your consideration.

Hello! Thanks for your message. Please have a look on Wikitravel External links page; it provides with clear explanations on the topic.

Indeed, so far, the sections you mention are limited, but the all thing is about contributing; either I am a tourist, in AC for business or a local, anyway I tried a nice place, so I'll add a Listing to AC page trying to give some inputs about it. Of course it takes more time, especially for places that don't receive billions of visitors every year, but it's part of the game! And at least, it personalized and definitely not sponsored. Hope this makes more sense... And if one day you feel up to add a new listing, either Diamond Subdivision or not, please go for it!

Best regards, PierrB (talk) 01:46, 10 September 2014 (EDT)

Ah ok, I understand. Thanks for explaining. Take care.. —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)



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