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Added Question About Deleted Listing in Kandy[edit]

Hey Triskelle,

I've noticed that you have removed one of the listings I have added. I understand that there are already more than 10 listings under Splurge category, but as a person involved in travel and tourism industry in Sri Lanka I notice that there are some listings under that category which are not Splurge at all. That's why I though I'd add a few similar listings which are actually making a huge impact recently around Kandy. As allowing accurate information for visitors I believe it is best to update it with new listings. If you are removing a well deserved listing, I believe you need to give a better reasoning than "there are already many similar listings". Thank you.

Please have a look at your talk page.--Triskelle (talk) 12:10, 28 September 2018 (EDT)

Add new Talk topic with Triskelle relating to edit done[edit]

Hi Triskelle

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

Thank you for your message, Wikitibet! I'll see what I can do for you, just please don't add the same Listing on multiple pages, also don't add the same listing more then ones for one article, you don't need to change other user's listings for your own without a proper explanation and don't put your own listing on top of others, please don't refer for Wikipedia because we don't allow attributions to be placed in the text. Because of this we can't accept information from any other site, thought sites can freely take our text so long as they can attribute us.
Also Wikitravel should link directly to primary sources and not link to secondary sources to find primary links(i.e official tourism sites for current events).

--Triskelle (talk) 10:01, 8 February 2017 (EST)


I see you removed my link to our Vibescout--Tibet travel (talk) 08:42, 8 February 2017 (EST) daily update of events in Pretoria under the Do section:

  • Entertainment. check out Vibescout to find daily updates on current events happening in Pretoria. Experience authentic local markets, art exhibitions, nightlife, live music events and more - don't limit yourself to only the traditional tourist activities.  edit

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 - 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

Hello, I removed your link to Vibescout, because it looks like an External link, and it's against our rules:
1.External links should point to primary sources.
2.Avoid links to: Nightlife guides and reviews in nightlife guides, blogs, forums and social networking sites, service directories... Hope it will help!

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)

Please have a look at your talk page.

Added question about deleted listing[edit]

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)

Hello! Thank you for your message. Our policy is very clear, we don´t want Wikitravel to become like the Yellow Pages (Avoid long lists), we just want a small collection of listings, see our goals. It’s mean no more than about 5 - 10 listings in each category (Budget, Mid-range and Splurge). Also if you feel a listing should be replaced or removed, then this can be discussed on the talk page of the article. Kind Regards, --Triskelle (talk) 14:25, 18 December 2016 (EST)
In not sure if this is a right place to discuss whether that is actually a good goal for an online publication which is getting updated by different users over the time while practically no one is taking the care to edit outdated listings. What did bug me here is the fact that on the listing of "Cafes and restaurants" I did found only one similar kind of restaurant which could be considered budget friendly and popular both with locals and tourists. So, should I in order to list relevan information to readers which I would be assume to be the main target group, "budget travellers" or whatever you want to call it, also be responsible to edit the listing to be in accordance with the general goals (which by the way no one seems to actually follow due to the reason I mentioned above)? If that is yes, I think I will most of the time choose to rather enjoy my travelling time and not to share the information than spent it on editorial work and try to do the impossible guesswork to determine which information should be removed as outdated, or try to determine what is irrelevant/repetitive. Or in other words, isn't the goal actually quite counterproductive if new listings get removed because the "list is full" while the old listings stay practically intact years after years? Is that what an online publication should really be? By the way, I think you might have missed the point what is the actual difference between "goals" (flexible set of objectives that is tried to achieve, something "nice to have") and "rules". Jantteri666 (talk) 16:04, 18 December 2016 (EST)

Petra Removal[edit]

Hi Triskelle,

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.

- Lucy —The preceding comment was added by Lucy1208 (talkcontribs)

Please have a look at your talk page.

Spam Blacklist[edit]

Hi Triskelle,

I was patrolling some recent changes and saw that you added 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

Please have a look at your talk page.

Nl Spam Blacklist Formatting Question[edit]

Hi Triskelle,

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 Thanks!Ncahill (talk) 10:51, 26 February 2018 (EST)


Good Day, I added Bermuda Jet Skiing so people would know they could jet ski in Bermuda. Not sure what good a travel site is if you cannot tell people about what you can do in different countries? If you have the power to delete entries based upon your personal thoughts on them surely the Wiki is not a contribution site but a controlled site?? How would one have to phrase their content to allow people they can jet ski in Bermuda? —The preceding comment was added by Markinbda (talkcontribs)

Hi Markinbda, Thank you for your message. I deleted your contribution because it is out of our polices. You can add the information about Jet Skiing in Bermuda on the actual Bermuda page under the ==Do== section.

Kind Regards, --Triskelle (talk) 10:10, 16 May 2018 (EDT)

Hue Walking Tours[edit]

Hello Triskelle, I noticed that you removed my listing of Hue Walking Tour. As I understand it violates tout and external link. I saw that others listings also have external links ( Hue Grit Tour, Hue Motorbike Adventures,...). Hue Walking Tour actually benefit a lots of tourists who come to Hue. Please help me to understand in case I want to add this listing on "Do" in Hue section please. Looking forward to your response. Thu.

Hey Thu! I'm one of the admins on Wikitravel and just wanted to jump in on the conversation as I noticed your edit. We try to limit the # of tours that gets added to the page as we don't want to make our pages an ad listing. We investigated the Hue page and ended up taking down quite a few tours that we felt were redundant. As much as we want to add everyone in, the rule of thumb we have to follow when it comes to adding tours is they must have a truly unique element. The only exception would be is if there wasn't a lot of things to do. But in your situation, the page is already congested. Thanks for reaching out and hope you understand. IB hill (talk) 14:43, 11 October 2018 (EDT)

Update removed[edit]

Hi Triskelle, I just recognized that you have removed my update from 27.11.18. Could you let me know please what was the reason.

Please have a look at your talk page. --Triskelle (talk) 10:33, 26 January 2019 (EST)

adding our homestay onto SLEEP[edit]

Hi Triskelle, I'd tried a few times to add a listing but once I'd clicked "save" the box disappears and I don't see my listing being added.

Is there a wait time for it to be approved or did I do something incorrectly?

Thanks —The preceding comment was added by TeaSlowly (talkcontribs)

Hi TeaSlowly, Thank you for your message. If you read this page Wikitravel:Don't tout you will see that edits might be reverted as touting if any of the following guidelines aren't followed:
  • 1.Don't add more than one URL also don't add the same Listing on multiple pages and don't add the same listing more then ones for one article
  • 2.Describe, don't urge
  • 3.Avoid using flowery, vague term
  • 4.Avoid superlatives
  • 5.Avoid assertions of proximity
  • 6.Avoid references to third-party ratings and rankings
  • 7.Don't move your listing to the top

Regards,--Triskelle (talk) 04:28, 15 July 2019 (EDT)

Davos LGBT[edit]

Why have you removed this edit?[1] Thomas.W (talk) 14:18, 14 May 2020 (EDT)

Hello, Please look here External links. --Triskelle (talk) 14:29, 14 May 2020 (EDT)
Okay, I have now fixed the problem. Thomas.W (talk) 14:38, 14 May 2020 (EDT)

Nuisance account[edit]

Sorry to bother you again, but we have a nuisance on our hands here. Thomas.W (talk) 15:17, 14 May 2020 (EDT)


I see you are online. Would be kind to help with Goseong. This name is repeating twice in South Korea, in different provinces. How to link the information, so that it would go correctly to Goseong, because now all the description is gone away.

Thank you for the help!

You are welcome!--Triskelle (talk) 12:34, 20 June 2020 (EDT)

Help me please[edit]

Hi there,

when I tried to put that I edit on the newer wiki, an abuse filter disallowed me. Can you fix this? Thanks!


--122110p (talk) 15:02, 18 September 2020 (EDT)

As that is a competitor site, we do not allow the use of its name, since its editors have repeatedly vandalized our site.--IBJoel (talk) 15:32, 18 September 2020 (EDT)
Well I don't think that's fair, and it just makes Wikitravel worse IMHO, but thanks for the advice. --122110p (talk) 22:54, 18 September 2020 (EDT)

Duplicate Submission[edit]

Hello, I noticed you removed my submission because it was a "listing on multiple pages". The Overlook Inn is located directly between the towns of Ellijay and Chatsworth, Georgia in the middle of nowhere. These are the nearest communities, and guests to the Inn are there to visit both towns. It's not misleading for The Overlook Inn to have a listing in both towns - they are members of both Chamber of Commerce because of their unique location. Thank you for considering.