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Here are archived discussions on my Talk Page.

Welcome[edit]

Hello, GiulioC! 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. IBAlex 15:35, 20 March 2013 (EDT)

Ohoy matey and welcome aboard! Good to have more capable hands on deck! --OVK 16:04, 23 March 2013 (EDT)

Restaurant Rating[edit]

Hi GiulioC! You removed the rating of a restaurant on Koh Phi Phi, that I changed. While I agree that taste is subjective, a lot of the other restaurants have a rating of their food as well. Why not remove it, too? And I think the volume of the music is objective and deviating from the norm enough to be mentionable. Can you please link the guidelines of Wikitravel regarding this? Thanks! 49.228.208.27 10:24, 20 June 2017 (EDT)

Hi, you can read our Be fair and Avoid negative reviews policies. I will check again that article, it needs a bit of cleaning... Kind regards, GiulioC (talk) 10:36, 20 June 2017 (EDT)
Thank you for the links. I have to say that the recommendations are very useful. 4/5 restaurants we tried on the list were really good. While objectiveness is a good thing, something will be lost if only neutral facts remains. 49.228.138.158 12:00, 20 June 2017 (EDT)

Russia[edit]

Hi Giulio, I am from Switzerland. Reading Russia pages I find that most of what is written reflects situation that is outdated, e.g." good hotels are difficult to find, lively Hitchhiking culture and popular coutch surfing, tipping encouraged". All of this does not correspond the reality! I also find that most of political commentary and tips on behaviour are motivated by antirussian propaganda. I used to live in Russia in 1990s. I also travelled across Russia multiple times in recent years, last time April this year. I find references to corrupt policemen and youth criminality, outdated by at least 10years. To my mind wikitravel should offer an unbiased view, provide objective information. Instead I see pictures titled with tonque in cheek mockery about Stalinist regime, only severe weather conditions, counterfeat products, lengthy outated visa procedures. Please reinstate my changes. I am a serious contributor with no intention to politisise or deface content of wikitravel pages Thank you very much. Kind regards, Alex —The preceding comment was added by Abraveheart (talkcontribs)

Hi Alex. Whenever we admins see edits where huge parts of articles are deleted without any reason in the comment field we usually restore the deleted content. We can't have full knowledge of every single place on Earth, that's why we ask our users to provide a brief explanation about their edits (and I just saw you did it, thank you!). Feel free to edit the page! Regards, GiulioC (talk) 04:27, 3 July 2017 (EDT)


Hi Giulio, why are my picture thumbs not showing . I am trying to replace or add new photos into Russia page from the wikishared or a direct upload.. One picture of a church appeared fine. The others , only description field is showing. —The preceding comment was added by Abraveheart (talkcontribs)

Hi, I just fixed the issue (".jpg" was missing). Take a look here. Regards, GiulioC (talk) 04:31, 7 July 2017 (EDT)

Kazakhstan[edit]

Hi Giulio! My name's Arkhat, I'm from Kazakhstan, and I'm working in a travel related area. We've conducted couple of customer researches recently and had various findings, on of them in particular being - lack of info on country in English. WikiTravel, Lonely planet and such do provide some basic info, but what we've found is that this basic info is enough when you travel to places like Iceland or New Zealand, in other words, more developed and common to Westerners :) But when you come to Kazakhstan, there's a bit more you need to know. So, we've decided to come up with content which only we - locals, can produce, various details and hints. We've created a newsletter of 7 letters, structured and constantly updated with information, which is too niche for for wikitravel. For example, I kid you not, last week we've received an e-mail from a customer from California, asking is it safe to come to Kazakhstan if she's openly gay, should she conceal her orientation or better not come at all. We want to place a link to our newsletter on Kazakhstani page, but we couldn't find specific rules about it. It is said in rules that we can't place links to information sources with same info, but when there are details, that are too much for a Wikitravel article, but still - essential, are we allowed to do it? See the website for yourself and let us know, or publish it yourself. http://travel.powerwifi.com Drop me a line if you with at [email protected] —The preceding comment was added by 178.88.51.64 (talkcontribs)

Hello Arkhat, thanks for your question. My suggestion is to try and update our Kazakhstan page with as much information as you can, we'd like our users to stay on Wikitravel rather than looking for info somewhere else. We'll be more than happy to have some experts (like you seem to be) to update our pages, but please do not simply copy and paste from other websites. Let me know if you have any other question, and remember that you can always start a discussion on the Pub and try to get the community involved. Kind regards, GiulioC (talk) 08:46, 24 July 2017 (EDT)

Hi Giulio,

Thanks for your response, we'll think how can we improve the page :) —The preceding comment was added by 178.88.45.128 (talkcontribs)

Glad to hear that! Meanwhile have you considered creating a user account? Regards, GiulioC (talk) 04:51, 25 July 2017 (EDT)

inquiry about my edit in paris page[edit]

Mr. GiulioC

Good day to You!

I've used this service and found that they provide a very professional service and my intention was to let the other travellers know about this. I agree this is not yellow pages but their prices are comparatively lower than some companies listed mentioned therein. So don't you find we should list the most useful services rather than listing some random ones? I can vouch for this company reliability. Let me know

KellyBrooke (talk) 02:40, 9 October 2017 (EDT)Kelly

Hi Kelly, the reason why I removed your listing is that we try to keep taxi/airport transfers lists as short as possible (that's the yellow pages thing) and also because in the past adding and removing such listings led to edit wars on other pages. You found this service reliable, some other user may disagree with you and remove it, then you might add it again and so on, and this would not be helpful. We appreciate your edits, you've been contributing actively for the past few months and I hope this won't stop you (I'm sure you have much more to add to our pages). Please remember that if you're not satisfied and you think our policies and guidelines should be changed you can also start a discussion on the Pub. Kind regards, GiulioC (talk) 04:25, 9 October 2017 (EDT)