User talk:WTjk44/Archive 2008
San Francisco Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Dear Ryan, I have just seen your edits at http://wikitravel.org/en/Talk:San_Francisco relating to Rudy Colombini's Center for the Performing Arts and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, both at 1353-1355 Bush Street, San Francisco. To answer your question about where they belong - actually neither of these venues exist. 1353-1355 is a hotel called the James Court Hotel, aka The Nob Hill Pension http://pacificequitieswest.com/photo_html/bushstreet.html There are plans to set up a musical venue here but they are stalled, apparently due to objections. This is not going to come to fruition for at least 3-4 years, if at all.
This is really just spam, probably put there by the owner, Rudy Colombini himself, as the IP address 188.8.131.52 resolves to 835 Hyde Street - the offices of his company Pacific Equities West LLC. For some information on him and his spamming activities- please see an article on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Phr/Talk:Rudy_Colombini This article documents how he has been a persistent spammer on Wikipedia - trying to pass himself off as a member of the real band 'The Divine Comedy', advertising his hotels on an encyclopedic website, replacing links to desirable and notable hotels and establishments with those of his own.etc etc...
Actually, there is also a hell of a lot of spam been put here on Wikitravel too from this same IP. See http://wikitravel.org/en/Special:Contributions/184.108.40.206 As you can see this guy has been flagrantly deleting references to all his competitor hotels, advertising his hotels under San Fran districts that they are clearly not in, constantly editing an artice to ensure that his hotels always remain at the top of the list and advertising non-existent musical venues. I know that, unlike Wikipedia, you are allowed advertise on Wikitravel, but surely this kind of behaviour is bad for the community. I am new to 'Wiki's' and don't quite know how to address this. Any ideas?? I was thinking of setting up a page to deal with this matter - similar to the one that was set up on Wikipedia. Do you think this would be appropriate or do you have any other ideas on how to deal with this. Would appreciate any help. Thanks Asterix 14:31, 7 February 2008 (EST)
WTP on Lulu
Thanks for the heads up -- that's the second time already that Lulu has just "lost" the alias to the store. Fixed now, but who knows for how long... Jpatokal 06:52, 4 August 2008 (EDT)
Latvia is a lawful part of Northern EU
moved to Talk:Europe/Hierarchy
Removal of URL from Blacklist | Jetabroad.com
Moved to Wikitravel talk:Local spam blacklist.
Hi, Ryan, I see you have some problems with reverting edits. I thought I'd try and tell you how to do it. First, go into history, make sure the green dot in the circle is in the LAST TWO edits, and at the end of those edits descriptions theres (undo)...click that and then make sure by comparing the changes you're deleting the right thing. If you are, go to the bottom and click SAVE PAGE. I hope I helped. Keep smiling, ee talk 16:17, 7 November 2008 (EST).
Sorry Wrh2 and others, I put a nasty comment in that annonymous user's page. I just got so ticked off that he was being so rude and really an asshole. He (or she ?¿) has no respect and although I've seen this before, when it hit home, it really struck and now I know how others really feel. I feel sorry for them because some idiots have a twisted pleasure. Ryan, I'm using your page because you deleted my comment and I want to say sorry to you in particular. Keep smiling, ee talk 18:40, 12 November 2008 (EST).
I haven't seen those at all on users pages! I have on WikiPEDIA not TRAVEL. To give them one just let them know and basically put in their user page, correct? Keep smiling, ee talk 16:17, 14 November 2008 (EST).
Now that I'm aware of all this issues I will be more careful and I will try to follow the template--Tapirlodge 14:30, 21 November 2008 (EST)
Can you please talk to Jani about Jani's behavior. He is being quite rude, as am I and he seems unwilling to change. Maybe Jani will get it if a janitor speaks to Jani. Just a thought as Jpotokal is being harsh and is usuing pathetic reasons. Thanks. edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 23:09, 25 November 2008 (EST).
No you guys hate me and dont want me to contribute in any way except damn articles. Man are you guys SO NICE! WHAT-OH AM I USING CAPS-well yeah, you guys just pushed me over the cliff when I was on the edge. Ugh. What do you want from me ? To never get me to contribute? That is what it feels like and letting Jani get away with crap doesn't go. That SICKENS me. Sorry Ryan for the caps on your talk page it is in reference to Cacahuate. edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 11:40, 26 November 2008 (EST).
So I'm torn - when EE showed up I thought he/she was a troll, then he/she put a ton of effort into creating what seems to be really good article about Edmonton. Since then the behavior has reverted to exactly what one would expect from someone who was trolling (pleading victimization, ignoring advice, continuing behavior after being asked to stop) but there isn't any precedent for someone whose motivation was trolling to have spent so much time creating a good article... so I don't know. I think at this point the best solution is disengagement from all sides to let things cool off and work themselves out. If EE isn't trolling then defusing the situation will let him/her re-focus on Edmonton. If he/she is trolling then the behavior won't stop and we'll know for sure what's going on. Anyhow, that's going to be my approach. -- Ryan • (talk) • 11:50, 26 November 2008 (EST)
One thing I don't get is why you are letting Jani get away with this? why do you let him give rude remarks? Just because he has been her a while and is a janitor doesn't mean that he can get away with stuff. I am sorry if it is bringing up stuff that people don't want to talk about or it makes people angry at me. And i am sorry if I am not wanted on this page but it is a question i deserve to have an answer because I really don't get it. You seem to be avoiding it. Also, so when I call someone an "ass" it means I am an ass, yet if divine Jani says it, it doesn't mean he is an ass? What is that? I am sorry, really, and I am sorry if you hate me for it or feel like banning me or anything because I feel bad. If that is the case. It's just something I believe should be resolved. I am so truly sorry! Keep smiling, edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 19:01, 27 November 2008 (EST).
Millersburg & Holmes County Listings
I only used a style and format similar to the others that I saw on our areas pages. I find it quite ironic that they are allowed to have their listings as they were without being classified as 'touting'. Why are those allowed to stand? A better question would probably be as to why there is a cut and burn mentality without even looking at what was posted and the fact I used what I saw (which is still standing)as an example Otherwise it really isn't worth the effort for anyone to put any information on this site that others would find useful.User:Silenyjizda
You do a really admirable job dealing with Wikitravel:Don't tout violations. I must confess this area is a particular weakness for me—I tend too quickly towards hard reverts and dismissals. I'll try to watch and learn ;) --Peter Talk 23:49, 6 December 2008 (EST)
Hope these changes are good
I have done my best to follow the guidelines. On others talk pages I think I have seen an interactive add comment box at the top of their page and you don't have to edit an existing comment in order to post something to the page. Am I remembering that correctly?
ok i figured out i have to use use the plus sign link
New Zealand Departure Tax
To the best of my knowledge, the stopped the departure tax in NZ about six months ago, and its now included in ticket prices. I'll check my facts, and if required I'll add the info to the appropriate spot. --Inas 22:14, 16 December 2008 (EST)
Six Thumbs Up!