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Hello Alingelb! 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. If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, or post a message in the travellers' pub. --Peter Talk 05:19, 15 January 2008 (EST)


Hi Albert, thank you for your message. I'll answer here, because I prefer not to disclose my email through Wikitravel. There is no need to wait on edits, our philosophy is to simply plunge forward and share your knowledge.

But please do take a look at Wikitravel:FAQ and perhaps Wikitravel:Copyleft—I reverted your edits to Morogoro because it appeared that they were copy-pasted from this site and therefore constituted a violation of that site's copyright. It may be that some of the edits you made were your own words, and please do restore them in that case, but I checked several phrases which did appear to come from that site. So I hope this isn't too discouraging and I hope that you will share your original knowledge of Morogoro and wherever else you have visited! --Peter Talk 05:19, 15 January 2008 (EST)

Ah, I just noticed the credit at the bottom of that site. My fault! I'll restore your edits right now. --Peter Talk 05:20, 15 January 2008 (EST)

Hi Albert. Great job on Morogoro and no need to thank me for re-tagging - I think it more than qualifies for usable status. Tarr3n 09:53, 30 September 2008 (EDT)

Taxi cell numbers[edit]

Hmm, actually I don't think there's any precedent! Are there any main companies? Or is is just a huge number of small operators with cell numbers? If the former, consider only listing those. If the latter, I'd recommend you solicit advice in the pub—it's a tough question. And it does seem a little risky to add personal phone numbers to a public web page, as you say. --Peter Talk 10:08, 29 September 2008 (EDT)

Tanzania regions[edit]

I definitely trust your expertise on this issue—I've never so much as been to the continent! Please document the changes you make on the talk page and then give me a list of changes to make on the map, and I'll update it. --Peter Talk 13:30, 8 October 2008 (EDT)


My instinct tells me that edit was done by a business owner who didn't want to see anything negative written about his place. I'd just undo that edit and leave a note in the edit summary explaining why. That's usually enough to end the issue. If the other editor is persistent and an edit war develops, it's fair to insist that you come to a consensus on the talk page before he implements his desired changes. --Peter Talk 13:32, 7 December 2008 (EST)


I'm glad you like the Arusha contributions; it's always nice to get positive feedback!

And thanks for the tips! I'm new to wikitravel, and there's so much to learn. Annsabananna 19:13, 31 March 2009 (EDT)


Hey! I noticed you've been to Tanzania and have Swahili written on your Wikitravel Babel. I just wanted to let you know that Swahili has been added to the list on Wikitravel:Babel! ChubbyWimbus 15:57, 4 January 2010 (EST)


Thanks for your message. That link was deleted as it was a new listing that did not fulfil guidelines on tour listings. In particular, the need for a real world office address. The others in that article look little, if any, better. I had not noticed those as this one was deleted in the course of my patrolling new edits. Tours are a tricky area for WT and it is sometimes difficult to know what to keep and what to burn. --Burmesedays 08:26, 7 January 2010 (EST)