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Regarding your contributions of the Vail Mountain Lodge in the Vail article, I attempted to copyedit it to be more inline with the Wikitravel:Don't tout policy, but you seem to have reverted the changes. As that policy states, including multiple URLs and prose like "A unique and refreshing lodging option that feels more like a beloved home than one of those stuffy, huge hotels where you're just another face in the crowd" reads like an advertisement. Generally Wikitravel readers don't trust such listings, so they are less effective in promoting your business than a listing that reads more like what would be expected in a travel guide (would you expect to see Lonely Planet describe your business with three URLs and flowery prose?). -- Ryan • (talk) • 14:45, 17 November 2010 (EST)
- Hi Rayn!
- Thanks for your feedback. I do appreciate it. I do work at the Vail Mountain Lodge, but I have also stayed here as a paying guest many times, along with much of my friends and family. As far as the editing goes, I honestly thought that I had done something wrong and it had been deleted due to my fault, not that someone had edited it, so please accept my apology for that. I feel very strongly about the text I wrote, as I experience all of the emotions and amenities I wrote about before I was an employee here.
- I am an avid wikitravel user. My husband and I backpacked around the world for a year ('08-'09) and were constantly on wikitravel. I respect it as a website and resource very highly. I would not publish anything I felt was untrue or unfounded.
- Would you please respond to this "talk" just so I know you saw it? Thank you so much!
- p.s. I've heard from some people that they aren't able to view the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa section in the Vail article. Is there a reason it would show up on some computers and not all? Thanks!
- There are sometimes problems with how pages are cached in Wikitravel, which would explain why some people may not see the latest updates. Given the lack of attention from the corporate overlords about the only way to overcome that limitation is to wait a while, after which caches tend to refresh. As to the language in the Vail listing, I've left the language as-is, but if you'd like to promote the hotel I might suggest looking at the hotel listings in one of our star articles such as Chicago/Loop#Sleep - these listings do a great job of letting the traveler know what is special about the hotel without reading anything like promotional material. -- Ryan • (talk) • 18:19, 18 November 2010 (EST)