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::Yes, it's definitely a better idea to be registered as the captcha test might be sometimes frustrating. Plus, having an account gives you several [[ Wikitravel: Why register|benefits]]. if you need any help, let me know. Warm regards, [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] 17:37, 22 January 2013 (EST)
 
::Yes, it's definitely a better idea to be registered as the captcha test might be sometimes frustrating. Plus, having an account gives you several [[ Wikitravel: Why register|benefits]]. if you need any help, let me know. Warm regards, [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] 17:37, 22 January 2013 (EST)
 
:::Peple may call me just '''''118''''' if they prefer... --[[User:118dot93dot73dot30|<font color="#FF3366">118</font>]][[User talk:118dot93dot73dot30|<i>dot93dot73dot30</i>]] 00:37, 16 April 2013 (EDT)
 
:::Peple may call me just '''''118''''' if they prefer... --[[User:118dot93dot73dot30|<font color="#FF3366">118</font>]][[User talk:118dot93dot73dot30|<i>dot93dot73dot30</i>]] 00:37, 16 April 2013 (EDT)
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Please read the "Don't tout" page. The "Use-It" link and information that you have posted - and repeatedly re-posted after other Wikignomes marked it as spam - is a classic example of a "tout" or advertising. It makes the page and the city look trashy. If you are not being paid by this service and really think it is something useful for visitors to Prague, then please review the "Don't tout" page and think about how to present the information in a better way. --[[User:Revdrace|Revdrace]] ([[User talk:Revdrace|talk]]) 04:28, 20 April 2013 (EDT)
  
 
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Weird user name

Hello! 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. Is this a user name that you would like to keep or you would prefer to change it? Thanks! If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, or post a message in the travellers' pub. -- IBAlex 12:55, 21 January 2013 (EST)

Thanks for the welcome.
I'll keep the User name for now, if I may. It's suitably nondescript and anonymous don't you think?
I registered because it was taking me 20 and more attempts to pass your fiendish captcha test. It's almost like you only want spambots and spammers to edit... --118dot93dot73dot30 04:22, 22 January 2013 (EST)
Sure! you can keep the name, it's absolutely fine. I just thought you might wanted to change it to something shorter:)
Yes, it's definitely a better idea to be registered as the captcha test might be sometimes frustrating. Plus, having an account gives you several benefits. if you need any help, let me know. Warm regards, IBAlex 17:37, 22 January 2013 (EST)
Peple may call me just 118 if they prefer... --118dot93dot73dot30 00:37, 16 April 2013 (EDT)

Hello 118,

Please read the "Don't tout" page. The "Use-It" link and information that you have posted - and repeatedly re-posted after other Wikignomes marked it as spam - is a classic example of a "tout" or advertising. It makes the page and the city look trashy. If you are not being paid by this service and really think it is something useful for visitors to Prague, then please review the "Don't tout" page and think about how to present the information in a better way. --Revdrace (talk) 04:28, 20 April 2013 (EDT)

Thanks

Thank you for a quick reaction to this post [1]. I appreciate this a lot. Warm regards, IBAlex 15:59, 7 February 2013 (EST)

Don Det

I note that you are enagaged in some form of edit war with a number of people. Please could you stop these disruptive edits, including your insisence on the erroneous use of apostrophes such as "It has it's own free Wi-Fi" and "lasagna and pizza's"

Please remember to sign your posts. Your contribution history shows that you might want to consider creating your own account on Wikitravel because it will provide various benefits:
  1. easier communication with other writers about your edits and travel tips via your very own User Talk Page
  2. choose to turn off advertising or Orbitz (in your Account Settings)
  3. credit for your travel writing and edits, which will all be attributed to you rather than just an IP address
  4. your contributions will become more trusted as you become familiar to other Wikitravellers as a frequent editor with a history they can check
Although you are correct with the two examples you cite, your own edit (and those credited to the other IP) introduced many more errors - as any third party can verify if they carefully study the diffs. Rather than labelling edits or editors, I suggest that you click on the blue links in my edit summaries to learn about WT's various policies and resort to the discussion page of the article to discuss any reversions you wish to make in future to see if a consensus can be obtained. --118dot93dot73dot30 02:56, 14 February 2013 (EST)
Agreed just stop making stupid edits and follow policy please. 118.209.197.52 01:56, 14 February 2013 (EST)
Are you referring to this edit: http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Don_Det&diff=prev&oldid=1993889 please? --118dot93dot73dot30 02:56, 14 February 2013 (EST)

talk page

Please allow me to make any edits I see fit to my own talk page. It is a bug. I still see new message banners wherever I go on this site, even once looking at my talk page. which policy says I cant delete it? 118.209.197.52 02:52, 18 February 2013 (EST)

I must correct you. It is not "your" talk page. It is the talk page for communicating with any user of that particular IP address, either now or in the future. I have suggested before that you should register an account and that is what you now need to do if you wish a talk page that is individual to yourself. I have given you further advice on the page in question and you should either correspond with me there or, far better, register an account. --118dot93dot73dot30 04:03, 20 February 2013 (EST)

Ardmore

I am assuming your edits to this page are your original content writing, yes? If so, kudos. Nice work.--IBobi 16:06, 12 March 2013 (EDT)

Mostly.
In line with the recent agreed end to litigation, I edit on a number of travel related sites. There were some changes made by other editors on other sites before I largely expanded the original article - but I have largely re-worded those (or they are so minimal as to fall under the de minimis copyright exemptions or are facts which, as you know, can not be copyrighted, no more than addresses and phone numbers can be copyrighted).
Consequently, I believe that any editing I do is in line with these statements:
but please correct me if I am wrong in that interpretation. --118dot93dot73dot30 16:14, 12 March 2013 (EDT)
I will take your silence as assent, then... --118dot93dot73dot30 19:00, 14 March 2013 (EDT)

Thanks

for revision of my writing style. I'm atually really happy I found that website, because I like the opportunity to share information about beloved Guinea Bissau with other people. Unfortunatly I have only about 10 more days left in germany before return to Guinea Bissau where my Internet-time and connection speed is extremly limited. But I'll do my best to add as much content as possible during that days.

Is there a guidance of how to add charts? Because articles like Creole phrasebook tend to get extremly confusing the more content they contain.

Where is it desired to add pictures? I have a lot of pictures from different places in Bissau, or the islands and other places. --NemoSum 01:55, 26 March 2013 (CET)

We very much appreciate your desire to assist other travellers to Guinea-Bissau.
If you wish the photos to be public domain, please create an account at Wikimedia Commons and add them there: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:UploadWizard
If you wish them only to be used on Wikitravel then this link provides further guidance, Roland: ip.
Wikitravel will be "read only" for the next few days, I'm afraid: Pub. --118dot93dot73dot30 21:30, 25 March 2013 (EDT)
Despite the read only message it still works. —The preceding comment was added by NemoSum (talkcontribs) 02:18, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Currency symbols

Hi 118dot93dot73dot30!

I noted accidentally an edit you performed on the Philippines page, with the comment (we don't want editors using "PHP") I preferred asking you instead of doing anything, as you are a great contributor to Wikitravel and obviously you never act without a good reason.

Did you sanctioned the acronym 'PHP' because of the language (we indeed want to avoid here)? Because as the official acronym of this money is truly 'PHP', I think we should let it be. It's for sure a detail. PierrB (talk) 05:12, 11 April 2013 (EDT)

The English language Wikitravel has a large and fairly comprehensive Mos which all commercial marketeers should follow when they add listings for properties they have a commercial interest in.
The relevant part of $ that deal with the Pilipino peso is currently as follows:
"Prices should be listed with the currency symbol that travellers will encounter, specifically the local formatting. The currency symbol should always be prefixed. Travellers should be able to assume that symbols used for multiple currencies (like $ or £) apply to the local currency. Do not use currency codes like "USD", "EUR", or "GBP" if the symbol is established.
  • $100 in Detroit , not US$100, 100 USD or 100 dollars
  • $100 in Vancouver, not CAD$100, 100 CAD or 100 dollars
  • ¥100 in Tokyo, not JPY 100, 100 yen or 100円
  • £100 in London, not 100 GBP, UK£100 or 100 pounds
  • €100 in Paris, not EUR 100, 100 EUR or 100 euros
  • ¥100 in Beijing, not RMB 100, 100 yuan or 100元
  • ₹100 in Delhi, not Rupees 100, 100 INR or 100 rupees
  • ₱100 in Cebu, not PHP 100, 100 PHP or 100 pesos
  • ₪100 in Jerusalem, not NIS 100, 100 NIS, or 100 shekels
  • ₩100 in Seoul, not KRW 100, 100 KRW, or 100 won"
Did you notice "₱100 in Cebu, not PHP 100, 100 PHP or 100 pesos", PierrB ?
Unfortunately before I made this recent amendment to our MediaWiki:Edittools the symbol may not have been readily available to editors and many editors may not have known how to use the keyboard compose facility to produce a ₱ symbol.
Because of all the spamming that is going on, I sometimes do a pedantic little edit like this just so I know later that I have "approved" the edits to the page up to and including that pedantic edit of mine...--118dot93dot73dot30 08:40, 11 April 2013 (EDT)
Since these symbols are available, it is obvious we have to use them preferably!
Thanks for this valuable information! PierrB (talk) 02:12, 12 April 2013 (EDT)
Glad to be of service, PierrB. --118dot93dot73dot30 08:39, 12 April 2013 (EDT)

Travel news

Thanks for helping with formatting Travel news! You are definitely an expert in dates and currency formats! Kind regards, IBAlex (talk) 18:22, 12 April 2013 (EDT)

I don't think my edits were very informative or useful and that page is a bit problematic from a MoS point of view, since inevitably there will be (at least) two varieties of English in use there since both the BBC and US based news organisations are used as sources. Taken as a whole, many of our MoS dictates (and consequently the edits I make) are peripheral and marginal to our project. However, some of the (as yet unanswered) questions raised here ARE important:

Formatting Europe page

Hi 118.! I would like to ask you a question regarding formatting on Wikitravel. I know you are an expert and maybe you would be able to help me with what I am struggling right now. Every time I try to edit the Europe page there is something wrong with it. Either Table of Content is interfering with the Europe map and the regions, or the map is interfering with the description of regions, or the table of content is appearing too low (not next to the intro section). I like how Africa page is formatted and that's what I'm trying to achieve. Attached is what I envision.

Desired formatting

Your help and expertise would be highly appreciated. Warm regards, IBAlex (talk) 14:59, 18 April 2013 (EDT)

I'm afraid I do not have enough privileges to be able to assist - much as I'd love to. Sorry! --118dot93dot73dot30 01:10, 19 April 2013 (EDT)
Thank you, 118. you certainly helped! Please know, that for formatting the pages you do not need any special privileges. Moreover, if you are afraid that abuse filters will stop you, please contact me and I will help you in what you are trying to do. Cooperation is a key. Thanks again, IBAlex (talk) 14:32, 19 April 2013 (EDT)

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