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The best way to avoid the blacklisting, is either a promise to stop adding your business, or adhere to these guidelines;
If you can nod to the requirements above, what we like to see is something like this.
No matter if you get listed or not, getting the guide up to standard is a good way to attract visitors to the area, especially for vacation rentals, as you can print the guide and include it in the welcome folder if you have one. See Penticton or Isle Royale National Park for examples of good guides to areas like yours. --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 12:55, 5 July 2009 (EDT)
Thank you stefan..I will follow the guides and just want to contribute to the site as much as possible. I will follow all the guidelines so can you please remove me from the blacklist.
We do have office and I will include the address where renters can get info but we do all keyless entries to the house and everything by email. I will look over the two examples that you gave me and use them as a guide. I will also complete all the dining,things to do on the deep creek lake page. If you question anything that I put up about the area please let me know. I would also like to put up a history area for deep creek lake because we had someone reasearch and write up an article about the area.
Thank you again Chad
Links to webcams are not permitted per Wikitravel:External links. The most basic rationale is that we want our guides to be fully usable independent of other materials, especially since they are designed to be printed and stuffed in your pocket when traveling.
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Just a quick note to say thanks for your work on Deep Creek Lake, but more importantly thanks for taking extra time to understand some of the site's guidelines. Users and editors here work very hard to keep the site from becoming a mess of advertising and spam, and while many of our policies err on the side of being too restrictive there is hopefully still room for individuals to promote their own businesses while still keeping the guides relevant to travelers. It's definitely appreciated that you worked with other editors here to find a way to add your business, and even more appreciated that you're taking the time to build a useful article for Deep Creek Lake. -- Ryan • (talk) • 15:30, 11 July 2009 (EDT)