Here are archived discussions on my Talk Page.
Although I understand your comment about some items not being in the city itself but places like Rotterdam, Amsterdam etc all do the same. Also they are so close by and a page about the other towns will never be created so how do I do that do then ?
Luang Prabang Tour Company
I want to address the issue of 'general tour planning' on my edit to the Luang Prabang "Do" section. I know that you have previously stated that you do not want wikitravel to become a yellow pages, but I followed all the guidelines when adding this listing. I do not want Wikitravel being over crowded either. I very much appreciated my tour that I booked with this tour company (Tiger Trail), and so I wanted to add them to the page because they offer some lower rates than others. If you take a look at the listing of Green Discovery Laos, it is very similar to Tiger Trail. Both companies were, in fact, created in 2000 - and both offer alternative ways to experience Luang Prabang and Laos through eco-tourism and the fair-trek initiative. I do not know what is the justification of one tour company that plans 'general tours' over another? The other listing, Discovering Laos, is again a very similar general tour company. This is my first time on Wikitravel, and I love to use this resource for when I travel. How can I safely edit or add listings on any pages if I am afraid now of my contributions being deleted the next day?
Thank you, and I appreciate your help.
Dear Adzas, I wuld like to join your naturism page but every time I tried to write there the text will be canceled. Can you contact me at [email protected]? Thank you. —The preceding comment was added by Cele5025 (talk • contribs)
h t t p : // m e t a. w i k i m e d i a . o r g/w i k i / U s e r : H i n d u s t a n i l a n g u a g e / s a n d b o x 2
Can you refer to the above link without space?
I just need to exchange communication with the users on their talkpage NOT WRITE ARTICLES here on the survey and spoil the goodwork you guys are doing. --Hindustanilanguage (talk) 14:24, 11 September 2014 (EDT)
pls chk the pic & respond - i cannot send the message because of Salem's Lot 9 error
revert for Amed, Apa Kabar Restaurant in Eat section
Hi Adzas. Noted your reason for removing the Apa Kabar Restaurant listing, but I think it is a valid listing, as the restaurant is open to the public not just villa guests. Saying that, I have a suggestion for this page: establish a "Resorts" section, which can list all the resorts with combined listings for their accomodation and restaurants. Would that be OK? YunZ —The preceding comment was added by YunZ (talk • contribs)
Why did you revert my edit on the Barcelona page? You literally said "please see discussion on Talk:Barcelona" as the reason for removing my edit, yet I just went through the entire talk page discussion and the edit I had reverted to was the one that had already been discussed in the talk page and that had been left by a user named "IBAlex" (read the part where he says "Based on what was said, I left..."). I was just reverting to that original version discussed in the talk page because the most recent version that had been left was unnecessarily split into 2 sections with the 2nd section written very poorly with typos and poor grammar as you can see here. I don't care if you want to remove that section entirely, but why did you accuse me of going against the discussions on the page when it was in fact you who was going against it and obviously did not read it? Please clarify. 188.8.131.52 11:19, 14 October 2014 (EDT)
Missed talk page
Hello, I don't know if you've meant to leave it, but I've noticed that you didn't delete HarrietZ79's talk page. If it wasn't meant to be left, could you delete it please? Since there is no reason now for it to be still around. Seqqis (talk) 20:34, 27 October 2014 (EDT)
I was adding new information yesterday about Wild Tracks, on safari and sleeping. You deleted both and I wonder why? You said there are too many listings of sleeping, but the sleeping I added is in a guest house and different to the other offers. Please, tell me what is needed to make the information stay on the page. —The preceding comment was added by Jorina (talk • contribs)
Should we "recommend"?
I was perturbed by this edit of yours, which restored the phrase "Some recommended places to go are:".
I'll go and hunt for the source, but certainly a few years back we had a distinct policy not to recommend anything (except, perhaps for sun block or malaria prophylactics...) --Ttcf (talk) 17:59, 22 November 2014 (EST)
I've still not found the reference I was looking for, but wta has stated since 2007: "Recommended by whom? Wikitravel is too big to make recommendations. Simply add descriptive listings." --Ttcf (talk) 18:37, 22 November 2014 (EST)
Hello Adzas Please do not edit lake toba get in,because this information about transport very important to traveller who comes to lake toba,especially our country indonesia,please help our area about information for they trip,because to lake toba hard to find information about transport.thank you
I have gone through various edits before publishing the tours on Amritsar page. Please go through the discussions on amritsar page for further reference. —The preceding comment was added by Jugaadu (talk • contribs)
Deleting a section with no explanation
Hi recently someone keep deleting Do section in Na'in page with no explanation. his IP is : 184.108.40.206 how about something more that oral advice?blocking his IP for a week or less? Thank you NAINTOURS (talk) 05:23, 13 January 2015 (EST)
Hello Astrid. I appreciate your help and guidance over the wikitravel issues. i upload one of my own photo in December 2013: http://wikitravel.org/en/File:Vdesert03.jpg
recently some one who has several profile in wikitravel let's say stole my photo (i have'nt uploaded this one in any other website) and pose it as his own work in November 2014:
where should i report?
Hi Astrid. Actually at the time it doesn't use in any article. just you can find it in the wikimedia categories. I'm really thankful for your help.
You put a comment on the overloaded Beijing article. Please provide further details about the issues you want to raise. If you want to discuss applying policy, please do so using your experience of Beijing. Note the current consensus is for improving the article. Lawe (talk) 16:06, 21 February 2015 (EST)
New York City
I checked that a mention of evoJets was removed from New York City page saying that 'a worldwide jet charter, where is corporate office?'. Their main corporate office is probably in Aspen and other offices in Manhattan and more. The worldwide charter means that they serve worldwide and not physically present worldwide. Basically during my research on New York jet charter, I found them and have recently chartered jet from New York and was a good experience. Which is why I wanted people know about them and their awesome customer service. In-case you want any information about them, I will research more and add it. It will be great if you revert or undo the removal - Prajaktal
you deleted my edit stating that no private contact information is allowed, yet there are lots of other guides and that have phone numbers/email that have not been deleted. Can you explain why you have been inconsistent?
Hello, you added a banner to this entry http://wikitravel.org/en/Shetland_Islands
However the image is from the *South* Shetland Islands, which are in the Southern hemisphere near to Antarctica, whereas the Shetland Islands in question are part of the United Kingdom, in the North Atlantic ocean.
I don't know how to fix this so I thought I'd let you know :)
"wikitravel does not promote trravel sites"
Then why is this page still active:
Hi Adzas, if you revert some change, please check the service details as well. Taxify is global taxi application with very strong local presence in each city. We have local company in Tbilisi, office with 7 local people working. Taxify is leading taxi application in Tbilisi, operating over 1+ years and hundreds of taxis and tens of thousands of users. Please revert back your edit, so people visiting Tbilisi would be able to get trusted taxi service. There is no real dispatch center to call for reliable cab - there is real problem - everyone can become taxi driver and cheat customers. Taxify is a reliable option, with proper customer support and actually "metered taxis", that no other company will provide. I wrote as neutral text as possible, its vital part of taxi market in Tbilisi. Please go and visit the city, then you know. I just came back from Tbilisi few weeks ago. Thanks, Martin http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Tbilisi&action=history —The preceding comment was added by Waldec (talk • contribs)
Private Vietnam visa on arrival services
I'm the manager of voavietnam.net, and I'm the one who mentioned about our private visa on arrival service on Vietnam page. I've received your message in which you said that "online booking services are against our policies and there are many sites offering this service, a traveller can easily find links on his own."
Actually very few online agent offering this service and if they do, the price is $12-$20/person. That mean 2 to 4 times more expensive than ours
I know about the policy, but I think our services is good and could benefit a lot of travelers. Of course it also bring a little benefit to us, but it's a win-win situation. And anyway, listing in the page does not mean that members will use our services. I just hope that if they google and they found out that our services is the best, they will use us.
If posting the online booking services is against policies, then what should I do in this case? Additionally, If I give a coupon of 10% discount to all wikitravel's members, for example the list could be:
Private Vietnam visa on arrival service (voavietnam.net), ☎ +84 983098412 ([email protected]), . Online agent offering private Vietnam visa on arrival services, enter code "wikitravel" at checkout for 10% discount. $5/person. edit
Is this possible?
Thanks Alex Phan
Thank you for your message on my talk page. I understand the current situation and I can tell it to other members of ja:wikitravelers.
Ha Long Bay castaways tour
I noted that you deleted my 18 September edit to the Ha Long Bay article, describing Castaways Island Tours as something to See. Your policy against advertising is clear, and I both respect and - as a traveler who frequently references your site when visiting a new destination - deeply appreciate it. However, these "castaways island" experiences have become a category of tours in their own right --- a third way to see Ha Long Bay that is quite distinct from cruises or independent travel. Several competing operators offer them although my company, Vietnam Backpackers Hostels, created the original. (ex. http://www.vietnambackpackerhostels.com/trips/ha-long-bay/ha-long-bay-and-castaways-island-3-days-2-nights/ vs. http://www.halongbaycastawaytour.com/ vs. http://www.halongbaycastawaytours.com/)
It seems to me that it's perfectly legitimate and within your policies to mention the EXISTENCE of various Castaways Island tours on Wikitravel. And if you allow a bulleted list of cruise operators on the page, then it stands to reason that you would allow a bulleted list of castaways operators as well.
One final thing that I'm bound by pride to mention. This isn't really about advertising for us. We don't need to advertise for awareness. Most backpackers on the SE Asia trail have heard about "Castaways Island" and consider it a must-do while in northern Vietnam. Our larger concern is that copycat operators have deliberately sown confusion. People who think they're booking our tour are instead booking a copycat. At least one entire tour group has been abandoned in port without transportation back to Hanoi. Others have just had substandard experience and, still unaware that there are multiple castaways operators, wound up complaining on our Trip Advisor page about it. You say that your site is meant not for advertising but to be a resource for travelers. I get it. In fact I applaud it. But if that's true, wouldn't it be in bounds to educate travelers to northern Vietnam about their options in booking a castaways tour? —The preceding comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs)
Revision history of "Mount Agung" article
Hi Adzas !
I'm surprised you removed the guides lists for hiking Mount Agung. I'm a traveler (and have no business on Bali) and sometime I may consider using a guide for trekking Having a list of guides and prices may be very useful. In my opinion, the canceled list wasn't unfair in the way that several different companies was listed.
I am much more disturbed by the fact that the article is written in an excessive way to make people fear going by themselves than by a list of different guides.
What do you think about it ?
paris on foot
I understand your concern about listing walking tours with no added value, i.e. tours that one could do on its own. The reason I wanted to list Walk My Steps is double:
1. the company provides services of state-licensed guides who has deep knowledge of the city in terms of History, Art, Culture. This does not seem like the kind of experience one can have on its own, at least for me it does not.
2. there is a strong debate going in France right know where professional licensed guides are confronted with amateur guides... mentioning/listing only a company (Localers) who works with non-certified guides does not seem very balanced, nor right, in terms of bringing to the general public the full picture.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts,
Hi, thank you for your help. How do I advise about traditional food of the area ? I did it as a side note in the "Eat" section but apparently that wasn't the right place. —The preceding comment was added by GeoffreyG (talk • contribs)
MIami & Miami Beach edits/reverts
Hi Adzas, Thanks for letting me know about the reverts, sorry I wasn't aware of your note. I just had no desire to rephrase what's already on awesome Oliom blog. Your pages are missing so many great things about Miami & Miami Beach and several things are also plain wrong or misleading. Unfortunately, it's just full of business listings and not much valuable content for travelers. Sure, I will never touch your wikitravel pages again -Best, —The preceding comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs)
Hi Adzas, Hope all's well, Could you delete User talk:Davey2010/Archive 2015 please?, I last month sent it to WT:VFD but have only just realized it's pretty much an abandoned board so figured I'd come to the next best place! Template:Smiley, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 02:52, 28 February 2016 (EST)
Add new language projects
Hi, Adzas, I want to know here it's possible or not to add new language?! for example Pashto and Balochi languages, I will work for this languages.--Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 09:31, 13 March 2016 (EDT)
Hi, you removed a new addition to the Budget accommodation section of Hoi An.
The accommodation is certainly located in Hoi An, but has an advantage that it is in the quieter part of town, hence the reference to 'village'.
I suggest that a new Homestay that has been open for two months and is striving hard to win custom should have a chance to be featured on the Wikitravel page. They are a very credible budget accommodation option as at March 2016, so this update brings a relevant and current perspective.
I appreciate that a lengthy list may dilute the section. Nevertheless, Herbal Tea Homestay is worthy of a listing. With the earlier feedback, I moved the listing from the top of the section to the bottom, to address the specific feedback of the previous editor. To ensure that the list is not lengthened, I suggest the following:
An Phu Hotel – This hotel has changed name / ownership, so less confidence that the comments are current. It is now Hoi An Lantern Hotel.
Nhi Nhi Hotel – At $60-$125 for a double room, my suggestion is that this should be moved to the mid-range section. I am happy to ‘cut and paste’ if you agree.
I am disappointed with this outcome. I wanted to make a valid contribution about a listing which will be of benefit to other users. I spent time writing the contribution, relocating it per the original request, researched hotels on the current listing to spot where it was not current and thereby, reducing the number of overall listings. I have proposed a net reduction in the number of listings.
Dry Tortugas "Get In"
Re: the most recent edit you reverted on the Dry Tortugas "Get In" section, the ferry listed does not go to Dry Tortugas/Fort Jefferson. The only commercial ferry that gets you there is the one that I provided updated details for (which I have absolutely zero affiliation with.) You can verify by checking both sites. Can we go ahead and re-do the edit so that it is accurate? Jdrusse (talk) 11:39, 1 April 2016 (EDT)
Hey adzas, I am sorry for the editing mistakes I make, I am just starting to use wiki. (I am not even sure that it's the right place to talk). I ll keep updating Banana page and then you can correct my things. Sorry for the mess. —The preceding comment was added by Fpipo (talk • contribs)
Somehow disturbing that you don't want citations/proofs for something that is written (fiber), but why on earth you can not add telephone numbers or websites to the only two existing bus companies??? And because of that you deleted everything from this section??
Munduk villages vs Munduk
Hi there, I'm wanting some help with the North Bali page about Munduk villages that you were involved with at some point. I think the content should be moved to Munduk (which currently redirects to Bedugul). I'm new to Wikitravel - is it ok for me to just go ahead and do this? Thanks for your help! "grace-g (talk) 05:15, 5 May 2016 (EDT)"
I think you have not read the article,i just changed Mogadishu Somalia and i dont know why you reverted the article mogadishu which is update 2016! and gives more information and references..would you explain it more thanks. here is a recent video of the place
to easy add new listing in wikitravel, for example in wikitravel.org/en/merapi i think will be better admin always chek its true or wrong info, or undo every new contact that add by user.. i'm scary 'wikitravel user' who add new contac is a criminal
Question re. redirects
Dear Adzas, thank you for helping with the redirects regarding Zao Fox Village in Shiroishi (Miyagi). I totally understand your reasoning. I created those redirects because if I look for Fox Village or Zao Kitsune Mura no hits come up, and I think people are more likely to search for that than for Shiroishi itself. Or am I just using the search function wrongly? Best, dasbaufweltreise (talk) 22:41, 20 November 2016 (EST)
Stop undoing my editings, not only you, but all, the DPRK is NOT a Single-Party Hereditary Totalitarian Dictatorship, and the prove is right here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workers'_Party_of_Korea https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Social_Democratic_Party https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chondoist_Chongu_Party Now, I too love how you undo my editings under the pretext of being "Personal opinion", howerer, the article was full of personal opinion agaist the DPRK —The preceding comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs)
inquiry on listing guide Kuantan Page
Hi, i tried to add a new listing under Sleep and was removed due to new listing shall not be at top. However, the listing guide did encrourage listing according to alphabetical order and my edit should be as per listing guide. —The preceding comment was added by Kuantanhomestay.my (talk • contribs)
Thank you for your response. Well the page is actually direct link/primary source to the business owner as all the house is not managed by separate party/owner. It is owned and managed by hasimahguesthouse similar to how a chalet work or hotel has multiple rooms. Let me know is this still in violation of the guideline, then i will put the listing without url. Thanks.
Spam on my new guest house
My article for varzaneh has been attacked already a couple of times with spam information. The contact information of my new guest house, Negaar Traditional Guest House has been replaced to something else. What should I do?
Sorry for any inconvenience. But, I thought maybe you are still watching the page. I would be really happy if you could help me. The website of Negaar clearly says everything: http://negaarhouse.com/
added Lima Peru topic
Please don't just revert my links to non-official sites. If there is no official site for a museum, it's better to give a link to a non-official site that gives useful information, than to give nothing. Please keep the link but mark it "non-official" or something. Thanks. —The preceding comment was added by Billdietrich (talk • contribs)
Could you help me please because I don't understand what am I doing wrong?
You removed the picture again but I don't know why. What I did: 1, I have an account 2, Create a description 3, Add an embedded file (I am the owner of the file) 4, Fill up the description, capture...
What else can I do?
And also don't understand why is always removing the external link? This page has lot of external links like diving club etc. What I mention in the link it was a detailed description about the place, from a Snorkeling Community Site.
Im not sure if this is the correct place for this
Hi Adzas, you wanted a primary source, so I provided them.
sipadan.com, kapalai.com, summerfriendz.com, they are all secondary sources/redirected to secondary sources.
Please visit the links to confirm. Since you'd like to review the article, here are the primary sources:
Mabul Water Bungalows: http://mabulwaterbungalows.com/ Sipadan Mabul Resort: (removed url, somehow blocked by filter) Sipadan-Kapalai Resort: http://sipadan-kapalai.com/ Summerfriends: Only facebook available currently. No official site. —The preceding comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs)
I have no problem with you removing the secondary sources. But the article was full of links pointing to the same secondary source (sipadan.com). Let me show you:
Kapalai.com redirects to sipadan.com Blueseadivers-sabah.com redirects to sipadan.com Summerfriendz.com redirects to mabul.com, which is owned by the same company behind sipadan.com
And the other 2 links below 'Sipadan Liveaboard' and 'MV Celebes Explorer' also linked to sipadan.com.
Hi Adzas, I recently added in the Tetebatu's Do section information about the guy who guided us there. I found his services really useful as Tetebatu is not a touristically developed area and it would have been very difficult to explore the area without him. He also offers treks to Mount Rinjani which is unlikely reachable on your own. The Tour Guides guidelines say "Tours can be listed on Wikitravel as long as they constitute a value-added activity. If a traveller could fulfill the substance of the tour on their own, the tour should not be listed" so I think my listing was appropriate. —The preceding comment was added by IlFeroceSaladino (talk • contribs)