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:Hey there -- we're going to be changing to notices next week to something more timely/announcey! We'll have a good one up for ZH then too ;)  --[[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 19:25, 5 October 2012 (EDT)
 
:Hey there -- we're going to be changing to notices next week to something more timely/announcey! We'll have a good one up for ZH then too ;)  --[[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 19:25, 5 October 2012 (EDT)
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::Ok, how are you going to translate the notices? Please don't use a machine translation like you did for your userpages; they tend to do a very poor job, and those translations are sometimes barely understandable (especially for zh:). <font color="#339989">–[[User:Sumone10154|'''<font color="#339989">sumone10154</font>''']]<sup>([[User talk:Sumone10154|<font color="#339989">talk</font>]])</sup></font> 21:57, 5 October 2012 (EDT)

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Usurpation of account name "Alice"

I am sorry for this edit and causing you extra work to revert it:

http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=User%3ASingapore.Alice&action=historysubmit&diff=1932184&oldid=1931985

I did not know it was not allowed - there is a lot to learn!

If the re-direct is not allowed, then please may I usurp the User account name of "Alice"?

This inactive user account name of "Alice" has never made a single contribution (since it was created at 19:14hrs, 3 September 2011): http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=&user=Alice&page=&year=&month=-1

whereas I wish to actively contribute and get my edits properly attributed.

Thank you!

Alice (from Singapore). --Singapore.Alice 14:01, 25 September 2012 (EDT)

Hi Alice, we're very excited that you will be contributing to Wikitravel! Welcome aboard! Unfortunately, we cannot grant users access to names already registered by others. Even though a user may not be editing using their account, they may still be viewing content with it (there are many good reasons to register at Wikitravel rather than anonymously browsing). Besides, I think your chosen name is great! Let me know with any other questions or concerns,--IBobi talk email 14:46, 25 September 2012 (EDT)
Thank you for your very fast and friendly response.
Are you suggesting that people logon just to read Wikitravel and without ever interacting in any other way?
What would be the advantage to a user in logging on just to read?
Are you also saying that, apart from logging a log-in, you also record the pages logged on readers read?
Is that unusual practice mentioned in your privacy statement? --Singapore.Alice 15:02, 25 September 2012 (EDT)
People do log in just to read WT. Logging in allows you to set preferences affecting your user experience.--IBobi talk email 16:17, 26 September 2012 (EDT)
Ah, you're right. I can now see in my preferences that I can check "Do not show ad column"
Since the email facility is disabled here, would you email User:Alice and ask if she would be prepared to relinquish her account to me, an editor?
Would you answer me please? --Singapore.Alice 19:07, 1 October 2012 (EDT)
You may feel free to leave Alice a message on her Talk page.--IBobi talk email 19:30, 1 October 2012 (EDT)

Clarification of current policies

You may recall that after I was nominated by yourself as an administrator here, I made some "Clarifications:". My second clarification was:

"2) Until the last couple of months or so, I thought I had a reasonable understanding of Wikitravel policies - not least because many of them had been patiently established and developed (largely by community discussion and consensus) over the more than 6 years that I have been editing here on Wikitravel!
Now, I do not think anyone is 100% clear as to what policies exactly currently take priority. If I am approved, I will encourage the site owners to clarify and crystallise what community policies have been suspended (and for what period), which have been dropped entirely, and what (if any) is the procedure that the site owners wish for discussing policy amendment or restoration."

Due to medical reasons, I may have more time in the future to update our articles.

I intend to begin with New Zealand of which I have many happy memories of holidays spent there.

Could you clarify whether it is still in order to link to the official tourist website of a particular country, please?

I assume it is, but please just revert me without prejudice if I am mistaken. --W. Franke-mailtalk 05:04, 3 October 2012 (EDT)

Hi W Frank! As far as I'm aware, a link to an official (read: not commercial) tourism board site is ok. Glad you'll have time to work here, you are most welcome.--IBobi talk email 14:25, 3 October 2012 (EDT)
Please call me "Frank", Sir. It's my Rufname in my native Germany.
Thanks for your quick response, Sir, on this specific point and I look forward to clarification and crystallisation of what community policies have been suspended (and for what period), which have been dropped entirely, and what (if any) is the procedure that the site owners wish for discussing policy amendment or restoration when time allows.
I have started on New Zealand today and hope to continue with its daughters when I have time. --W. Franke-mailtalk 15:05, 3 October 2012 (EDT)

Chimera

I know you IBadmins are very busy right now, but may I draw your attention to this page (if it's not already on your watchlist). I have already drawn the attention of the blocking admin, IBcash, but I believe you will be able to examine and compare the IP's from which User:Himera has previously posted.

For what it's worth, my personal recommendation would be to at least unblock User:Himera from editing User_Talk:Himera until the current issues are unequivocally resolved. --W. Franke-mailtalk 10:41, 4 October 2012 (EDT)


Reserved user names

If it is technically possible and for the sake of clarity (and the prevention of impersonation), I would propose that the creation of new user accounts beginning "IB" be restricted to Bureaucrats. --W. Franke-mailtalk 11:08, 4 October 2012 (EDT)

Good idea if possible -- I'm not sure. Have you noticed anyone trying to create such names/impersonate admins?--IBobi talk email 13:20, 4 October 2012 (EDT)
No, but I suspect it's only a matter of time (now I've given the game away), so I would suggest you move quickly. --W. Franke-mailtalk 13:49, 4 October 2012 (EDT)

Sitenotice on zh:

Hi IBobi, could you change the sitenotice on zh:? It's really out of date. You can just change it to 歡迎來到維客旅行! which means Welcome to Wikitravel! Thanks! sumone10154(talk) 20:39, 4 October 2012 (EDT)

Hey there -- we're going to be changing to notices next week to something more timely/announcey! We'll have a good one up for ZH then too ;) --IBobi talk email 19:25, 5 October 2012 (EDT)
Ok, how are you going to translate the notices? Please don't use a machine translation like you did for your userpages; they tend to do a very poor job, and those translations are sometimes barely understandable (especially for zh:). sumone10154(talk) 21:57, 5 October 2012 (EDT)

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