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I sure hope you find it interesting to work with us on making Open Source travel guides. --Evan 09:02, 1 October 2006 (EDT)

You helping or making a political statement?[edit]

I hope you are aware we are trying to make a travel guide here. You appear to be escalating your statements in the "Respect" section of the United States and to be honest I don't think they are realistic, necessary for the traveler or accurate. It appears from your additions to Wikitravel you more interested in making a political statement then adding valuable content to the travel guide. I doubt that "All" Americans would be hostile about negative comments about the country. It is true that most Americans are patriotic, but I suspect most would want to engage in discussion in lieu of taking a aggressive or hostile action. As far as making insulting comments to people or "any" country, I think that would be common sense respect. Do you agree? I look forward to seeing your contributions. Thanks. -- Tom Holland (xltel) 13:40, 1 October 2006 (EDT)


Hi, I assume you are the same user as User:Xxxdanxxx. You might want to make a note about that at User:Korea dan and User:Xxxdanxxx so that all your contributions can be matched up with you in case anyone has any questions about them or discussion they'd like to initiate with you. -- Colin 15:13, 1 October 2006 (EDT)

It's not against the rules at all, particularly if you're switching from one username to another. Sometimes though it means that the user has lost their password and just needs help re-accessing the old account. In any case, it's useful for others to see the connection so that if they have a question about a Sleep entry in Nepal entered by Xxxdanxxx they will know to use your current talk page instead of User talk:Xxxdanxxx to ask about it. -- Colin 16:49, 1 October 2006 (EDT)

Wikitravel policies[edit]

Wikitravel:Community policies clearly states the following:

"The text should be fair. We try to maintain a professional attitude towards all topics, and give an objective description of it. This doesn't mean watering down our guide -- if some place is smelly, overpriced, ugly, loud, or just plain bad, we tell it like it is. But there are no whetstones here; people with axes to grind should set up their own personal Web sites. See Wikitravel:Be fair for details."

Like anyone else, you are welcome to contribute here, but given that ALL of your edits have been seen as controversial it does appear that you may "have an axe to grind". That may not be the case, and you could definitely make a statement by choosing to contribute some neutral content; most new contributors start out by adding attractions and other basic information about their home town. Continued edits to the United States and North Korea articles will probably be reverted, however, as it is not clear (at least to me) that they are being made in good faith. -- Ryan

Let's Talk[edit]

Please see Talk:United States of America/Respect and Warnings, if you are willing... Let's go there and talk about it. We might be able to come up with something that is not viewed as a political statement, but useful to the Wikitraveler. Thank you for you help. -- Tom Holland (xltel) 11:28, 7 October 2006 (EDT)