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Risk evaluation box
Nice idea! Please chip in on the discussion at Talk:Stay safe#Risk evaluation box before adding that to more articles though — we need to agree on what goes in it, and the template should be rewritten to make it easier to use/change and more consistent across articles. Jpatokal 00:23, 11 August 2009 (EDT)
Hi Blist, I was wondering if you had contributed to any other language versions of Wikitravel (such as Swedish?) Or had you ever been approached to become an administrator? Your contributions since 2007 would certainly seem to warrant it. Let me know! Thanks,--IBobi talk email 19:35, 10 September 2012 (EDT)
Hej från Finland
Hello there Blist! I just wanted to state that I support your effort into applying as an administrator a 100%! I'm myself administering the Finnish and Swedish local language versions and I would be honored to have you there as well! (no pressure) Cheers! --OVK 04:23, 31 December 2012 (EST)
Nomination for Administrator
Hello Blist! I have just supported your nomination. I looked through your recent activities and I see lots of great contributions from you. I like the fact that you are one of our most active members who writes frequently on the pub and starts new conversations. It's highly appreciated! I see that you are also familiar with wiki markup which is important for the administrators. Please let me know if you need any help with the process of becoming an admin. Should I explain something? Let me know also if you are active on any other version of WT? How often are you on WT Shared? Thank you! Warm regards, IBAlex 19:36, 7 January 2013 (EST)
With regard to recent comments about the "future of the community": promotion of competing travel sites and attempts to discourage Wikitravelers from editing this valuable travel resource are counter-policy and normally are reverted. This site is used by 250,000 travelers per day, and there is no reason to try to draw out a conversation that concluded over six months ago, meanwhile trying to deprive WT's travelers of experienced and valued contributors. Ex administrators continue to loiter here and attempt to subvert this community through vandalism. The WT community consists of far more than 40 administrators. We are 85,000 users and 250,000 visitors per day, and getting better by the minute.
Admins who do not use their privileges for a long while are retired (or they simply announced that they were no longer contributing here). That's perfectly reasonable. But for them to come here and try to spoil the site for everyone else really speaks volumes about how little they ever cared about The Traveller. Any site is far better off without those with that attitude.--IBobi 16:22, 21 January 2013 (EST)
Policy on free-riding tips
I got some second thoughts about deleting tips on how to evade a station entrance fee in Stockholm-Arlanda Airport: Link to change log What is Wikitravel's policy for riding transports, or entering venues, without a proper ticket? Is it a no-no, or are there circumstances when such information is allowed? /Blist 19:12, 23 December 2012 (EST)