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Thanks for creating Judean Desert, but this overlaps with the existing regions of Israel, which is a no-no. Our existing Dead Sea, West Bank and Negev articles already cover the area. Jpatokal 22:22, 15 December 2008 (EST)
Sorry, but you are wrong about this subject. please see my response is the proper page. Govrin 09:53, 16 December 2008 (EST)
Hi Govrin, and welcome to Wikitravel. Can I just ask that you refrain from removing the vfd tag from Judean Desert. There is a process that has now started under Wikitravel Policy. The nomination should be discussed on the votes for deletion page and only once a consensus is reached after at least 14 days will a final decision be taken. This may be the page being deleted, or being kept. Only then should the vfd tag be removed. Thanks. Nrms 10:00, 16 December 2008 (EST)
thank you, but i'm not new here at all. as for the votes, as i said, this is not a disagreement, his reason is a mistake made by lack of knowledge in the subject we are talking about, the regions in Israel. long story short, the proposal was made because he thought this region overlaps other regions... I explained to him he is wrong, no consensus needed, you can simply look into the geography of israel in any other site, including wikipedia. after all, if there will be a consensus that Israel is in north america, it won't make it right. Its simply a geographical fact. If it was a disagreemet that demands a consensus, i would have agreed with you.
You see what I mean?
Govrin 10:13, 16 December 2008 (EST)
- Anyone can make an argument for or against anything being an article and vfd any article; sometimes through mis-information, sometimes through malice, etc. This is why we there is a policy to protect Wikitravel's integrity ensuring that no decision may be taken alone by one person. Under this policy, the article is still considered a nomination, therefore the vfd tag MUST remain until the due process is completed. You have done the right thing in stating your case for keeping the article on the Votes for Deletion page, but I do think we need to let the full process run its course before we start removing either the article or the vfd tag. If we shortcut the process in this case, there is no point in having the policy, and hence Wikitravel could be subject to all sorts of dangerous actions.
This is nothing against the article or yourself... It is purely a case of being fair and open-minded (I still havn't made up my mind on the article; partly though lack of knowledge of the area and partly through not yet having the time to do any research of my own) and following established procedure.
So please, can I ask that you leave the vfd tag in place, remain engaged in the nomination discussion and hope that you get the outcome you would like to see through the proper processes.
Thanks, Nrms 10:22, 16 December 2008 (EST)
I'm sorry, but I can't accept that. You are telling me yourself that you do not have time to research and look into it, meaning just googling it or looking into wikipedia if its a region in israel or not. I think that if you don't wish to read and check the facts, you shouldn't interfere, just like I shouldn't interfere in matters I don't know and don't wish to know about. If you set something as up for delete because of facts, check the facts first. If the person who proposed it refuse to accept it, then I understand the need for an intervention, but again, this intervention should be in case of a disagreement, not by false facts, and by people who will look into the facts.
I decided to add this topics because as a traveler, I think good information can help a lot. I decided to invest part of my time, which should not be taken for granted, and improve this part of Wikitravel, knowing I can make it better, fix the many mistakes and overlaps in the articles regarding Israel, add intersting and practical information and pictures about the diffrent areas and hopefuly take out the politics from the articles and leaving it for travelers use and not for cyber political wars.
I don't mind spending my time developing parts of Wikitravel and help this community where I can, but I refuse to spend my time defending those improvements from overly-active people in the community itself. I think your approach isn't very good for Wikitravel, I don't think you should first "declare a war" against something, and only then discuss it and check if you are even right. If someone wish to fix my grammer or some facts i might got wrong, even better. If someone disagree with me and wish to discuss it, fine by me. If someone brings diffrent facts than mine and proove me wrong, then the article should be based on those true facts. If someone thinks i am wrong and ask me to explain myself or bring facts, i will do so.
BUT, if someone, without any facts or discussion, just decides a certain region i wrote about just doesn't exist in the world, and declare it should be deleted, i expect the community to calm him down and ask him to bring facts before acting on his own. Like i said, i do not wish to invest my time defending things i wrote ,in hopes of improving wikitravel, that are based on nothing but speculations.
so i will remove the vfd 1 more time. If you decide this is how the community should act, then i prefer to not help develop a community that doesn't want to be developed. I prefer to delete the whole value, and abandon my plans to imrpove the values in Israel, PA, and Jordan.
like i said, i don't have a disagreement. If you want to act in a pro-wikitravel approach that prefer to incurage improvements and new values and discussions over suspicions and a prefrance to keep the old instead of improving, i would be happy to help develop these values. if not, then i guess the values about Israel will stay wrong, undeveloped and inaccurate until someone will come who has the time and energy to both improve and argue and defend his articles.
Govrin 10:55, 16 December 2008 (EST)