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Cruising on small craft[edit]

Hi Pashley, You have probably have noticed that I have started this travel topic. Please take a look and see if it suits your purposes and add extra sections as you feel appropriate. I will have a go at adding content where I feel I have something useful to say. Cheers, • • • Peter (Southwood) Talk 04:35, 2 June 2011 (EDT)

Bravo. Looks good so far. Pashley 07:11, 2 June 2011 (EDT)

Retiring abroad[edit]

I have been watching this one hatch with some interest. I think it is close to being more than worthy of a nomination and very well done so far. Just a couple of comments:

  • One little formating issue which is sure to come under scrutiny is the use of front-links which are positively discouraged in our MoS. For example International Living should really be International Living [1]
  • Instinctively I feel that the article would benefit from a medical section, the need for evacuation insurance in many less developed countries etc. For many retired folks this would be a major issue I feel. --Burmesedays 04:39, 4 June 2011 (EDT)
Done. Pashley 06:11, 4 June 2011 (EDT)

Retirement page[edit]

Hello Pashley! Your retirement page is fantastic! Thanks for creating the page. I'll try to add to it if I think of anything. BTW, I'm also in China. SONORAMA 07:43, 11 June 2011 (EDT)

Courtray / Kortrijk[edit]

Dear Pashley,
Perhaps you mistakenly regarded this edit of mine as vandalism, but it is not. The article about the town on Wikitravel uses the name Courtray, so that's the name that should be used in the list. Here are a few references for the use of the name Courtray in English: [2], [3]. - 05:19, 11 September 2011 (EDT)

No, I did not think it was vandalism. I just think that since the original UNESCO list uses Kortrijk, it is better to leave that spelling in our article. Kortrijk redirects to Courtray, so anyone following the link ends up in the right place.
Change it back if you like; this is a judgement call and, if you know the area, your judgement may well be better than mine. Pashley 22:13, 11 September 2011 (EDT)

Breadcrumb fixup list refreshed![edit]

Hi Pashley! Thanks for your hard work fixing breadcrumb. I have re-run the algorithm on a fresh wikitravel dump so your help would be greatly appreciated :-) Thanks a lot! Nicolas1981 21:55, 6 November 2011 (EST)


Im glad to be of service, Iran is a very interesting country. i was wondering how to add pictures to the pages, im kinda new at this. sorry for asking --Khajida91 02:28, 13 February 2012 (EST)

People paid to flood discussions[edit]

I am not sure whether or how this affects us, but something else to aware of are what is called in Chinese an "Internet water army", people paid to post favorable reviews or comments on consumer or political forums. Some interesting research on these has just been published [4]. I bet China is far from the only place where this happens. Pashley 22:59, 22 November 2011 (EST)

The above message was swept in from the pub. JamesA >talk 04:47, 4 June 2012 (EDT)


Hi Pashley, I saw that you have been reverting some of Legoines' edits to the Article templates/Sections page. He has also posted spam and created a page that was spam. His actions seem suspicious to me. Do you have any suggestions as to how to proceed? Thanks! IBobi talk email 15:36, 30 August 2012 (EDT)

Not interested[edit]

Hi. I am in fact not interested in hit-pieces written by disgruntled ex admins or people who failed to sell a product and now wish to tear down the community that rejected them. I'm especially not interested in backdoor methods to continue to stir up issues that are now in the past. Just let it go. We're moving forward, and you should too, whatever that means to you.--IBobi talk email 15:26, 30 September 2012 (EDT)

Thank you again[edit]

For your admin efforts. We really are trying to keep up, and for the most part we're doing ok. If you happen to see patterns in the new spam pages being created that we can use as part of a filter rule, don't hesitate to bring it to my or IBAlex or IBcash's attention. If the pattern is that they're from the same IP/range, you can always block them.--IBobi talk email 18:27, 18 October 2012 (EDT)

As one of only two active community admins remaining, I would be grateful for your endorsement here, Sandy. --W. Franke-mailtalk 05:01, 20 October 2012 (EDT)

Move problems[edit]

Previously when one moved a page, the discussion page and histories were moved (by default) at the same time.

This did not seem to happen when I just re-named American and British English to English language varieties.

Would you rescue me, please? --singaporeAlice 01:16, 17 November 2012 (EST)

Sorry, no. Busy with other things. Pashley 06:37, 17 November 2012 (EST)
Somebody has re-united it with its history page now. If that was you, then thanks a lot, Sandy. If it wasn't, then thanks anyway for all the boring work you're doing squashing those spam links pages! --singaporeAlice 19:26, 18 November 2012 (EST)

WV conversation[edit]

Hi Sandy, I'm taking this unusual step because PeterFitzgerald has responded to my WV message by blocking both me and my IP address, making it impossible for me to even respond on my talk page to his ludicrous, vindictive, unilateral decision to ban me from WV after alerting that community to the presence of a potential threat in Jpatokal. You'll notice he also hard deleted both my edit and your comment on my edit, with no community consultation whatsoever. You folks can do with that information what you will, but as I said, I have electronic evidence of Jani's behavior if you care to see it. Of course I suppressed the edits of the female WT's user page, as leaving them would defeat the purpose of protecting her privacy in the the first place. If you decide to pursue both the investigation into Jpatokal's behavior as well as the abuse of power of Peter in this case, feel free to contact me here, as I cannot even comment on WV.--IBobi 15:44, 30 November 2012 (EST)

As I see it, banning you from WV because you work for a company that has made legal threats and indeed started legal action is obviously correct per policy and not even particularly vindictive. When the legal foofra is all over (not yet unless i missed something), lifting the ban can be discussed. Show me an announcement that all is settled and I'll start the discussion myself.
As for Jani, I dunno. Frankly, I have more reason to trust him than you. I'm curious, but I'm not about to 'pursue an investigation'. Pashley 16:06, 30 November 2012 (EST)

(much deleted, I was going to toss it into an archive but the system refused that edit)

I'd appreciate it if you'd at least archive it, since it serves as the location for some important allegations. The system is not refusing edits, so perhaps it was a problem local to your end.--IBobi 13:37, 7 December 2012 (EST)

I tossed it into User_talk:Pashley/Archive2

Thank you Sandy.--IBobi 19:26, 7 December 2012 (EST)


As you already know, many admins that were formerly active here at Wikitravel have left for pastures new in the last year.

Although IBadmins fight a heroic battle against spam, I believe we need more admins from the diminished community here at Wikitravel.

Would you support my application to be an admin, Sandy?

I believe I know current polices as well as anyone currently active here and I know you still have an interest in curating Wikitravel. --118dot93dot73dot30 02:17, 14 April 2013 (EDT)

Sorry, I'm mostly off at the new pastures & not interested in doing more here. That includes participating in the admin nomination process. Pashley (talk) 10:17, 14 April 2013 (EDT)
Thanks for your quick response. --118dot93dot73dot30 10:58, 14 April 2013 (EDT)


The main page is amaizing! Would it be possible to see the wiki text in order to learn how to do it? Thanks and greetings from La Paz —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tintin83 (talkcontribs) 7 November 2013

Active admins[edit]

I'm sorry that I only checked your contributions (ie edits) before I posted and I now see from the logs that you continue to actively fight spam and vandalism so I have now corrected my oversight at the Traveller's Pub. Sorry! --Ttcf (talk) 20:24, 25 February 2014 (EST)