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I see you removed the link which I added today because I saw some other third party of travel agency website are added there, it is fair for the links I created to live there as well, I can not understand why you want to remove our one but can allow the other ones to be live. Please be fair and treat us equally fairly. Thank yo
--Triskelle (talk) 10:01, 8 February 2017 (EST)
My understanding under External link usage allows for this and would benefit tourists - as it is a dynamic list of current events in Pretoria - not an aggregate static list of venues or clubs etc. The official Pretoria tourism site does not provide this service http://gopretoria.co.za/ - many smaller official tourism sites use our API to add a list to their sites. There are three possible uses for external links: • In-article text links: Links within the article text should be kept to a minimum and generally should point only to primary sources. Examples of valid links to primary sources, might include ... and sites offering daily updates .... I would appreciate it if you could clarify the reason for the edit. Regards Marc
Kind Regards, --Triskelle (talk) 11:05, 5 December 2016 (EST)
You are correct - it is an external link - which is permissible, subject to meeting the criteria: 1. Vibescout crawls the web to find current events for specific tourism destinations and then provides the traveler with a list of current events - so in essence it creates a primary source of data due to its arrangement per city (some official tourism sites like Stellenbosch use our API to provide an up to date list of events Official Stellenbosch Tourism Site, but for many cities there are no event lists available) 2. Vibescout is not a guide/review/blog/forum/social networking/service directory - that would be static information that should be captured directly in Wikitravel and not linked 3. Vibescout is a site that offers daily updates of all events in a city - this is dynamic content and couldn't be captured in Wikitravel, hence requiring an external link (as per the Eternal Link article, heading External Link Usage, 3rd point In-article text links which permits sites offering daily updates) Regards Marc --Vibescout (talk) 9:40, 6 December 2016 (UTC+2)
Added question about deleted listing
What is exactly the criteria you are using to determine there are enough listings on the "Eat" section on Luang Prabang page? The page has around thirty cafes and restaurants listed while in the downtown area itself must have them at least ten or twenty times more. Compared to some other towns thirty isn’t really that much, such as Vientiane or Chiang Mai which has around fifty. Jantteri666 (talk) 23:53, 17 December 2016 (EST)
I saw that you removed my listing under Budget Sleep for Petra. It was my first edit to wikitravel despite using wikitravel extensively over the years. I didn't understand I wasn't supposed to add new listings to the top and so I've put it back in further down on the list.
As for your reasons for removal, I want to stress that I am NOT a tout. I'm an avid traveler who often travels solo and I do a lot of research because I'm female. In fact I've read some rather questionable things about some of the budget sleep options listed on the Petra wikitravel page for solo female safety (like Valentine's Inn, you can just Google it. I also heard not so good things while I was traveling in Petra). I really wanted to recommend the homestay I stayed in because I do not believe it is like the other listings on Petra wikitravel. If you do any research on Petra you will see warnings for solo females in terms of harassment and safety and I truly believe that this place deserves a spot on the Petra wikitravel.
If I need to make any changes to the listing please let me know. If you want me to make more contributions to the Petra wikitravel page that's fine as well or if you want me to verify my identity that I'm not a tout I can do it too! I just believe very strongly in Mousa and wanted to help other female travelers.
I was patrolling some recent changes and saw that you added telegraph.co.uk to our spam blacklist. Considering that it's a major publication, is there a specific reason that this page was added?
Thanks, as always, for your contributions to Wikitravel. -IBThomas
Nl Spam Blacklist Formatting Question
Just wondering if you would know how to fix the formatting for the WT Dutch language version? Can you teach me? Here's what it looks like https://wikitravel.org/nl/MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist Thanks!Ncahill (talk) 10:51, 26 February 2018 (EST)