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Flat share listing[edit]

I appreciate the helpful gesture in listing it, and I have not yet deleted it, but I would like to read an argument for why we should allow listings for renting a room or two in a house. This seems much more perilous than listing vacation rental agencies, which is already a controversial topic requiring a consensus in any article (see Wikitravel:Accomodation listings#Rental listings). My fear is that allowing listings for house and apartment shares would really open a Pandora's Box and turn Wikitravel guides into bottomless pits of dubious listings of all sorts. Ikan Kekek 05:33, 2 June 2011 (EDT)



I've never contributed to Wikitravel before but I was impressed by this flatshare and I thought it would be useful for people who wanted to learn Spanish. The guy who ran it was really nice and it gave us an opportunity to get to know some of the locals. I thought that the whole point of Wikitravel was that it was powered by travelers rather than being a commercial advertising platform. I understand your concern but I think it would be a shame if useful knowledge which could only be obtained first had was lost.

Kind regards,


Thanks for your reply. I appreciate your sincerity and the feelings you express. But could you suggest a way for us to police these kinds of listings against the "Pandora's Box" argument I offered above? Also, not to worry in case you (and the rest of us) can't: There are other places where you can share your tips if we can't formulate a way to prevent these kinds of listings to turn every article into a new Craigslist.
All the best,
Ikan Kekek 02:08, 15 June 2011 (EDT)