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Thank you for welcoming me:) IBAlex 13:15, 7 January 2013 (EST)

Archiving Votes for Deletion[edit]

I archived all the discussions at Votes for deletion, except "Files uploaded by RIZU" & the last two nominations I made at the end. When attempting to delete the archived discussions from that page, a message appeared that the action could not be done except by an administrator (action identified as harmful). Please delete all the nominations except the 3 I identified. As mentioned, they have already been added to the correct archive page. AHeneen 19:42, 26 January 2013 (EST)

Hi AHeneen! Thank you for archiving the discussions. Upon your request I deleted all the already archived nominations. Warm regards, IBAlex 13:23, 28 January 2013 (EST)

Image upload[edit]

Many thanks for the nice words; appreciate it! Glad you liked my pic.

I'm sorry but I don't know how to add a picture to a Wikitravel article. I'd be thankful if you could help.

Best wishes,


about my pictures[edit]

Hello IBAlex,

Thank you for your message! I feel honored if you would present my pictures to many Wikitravelers.

Usually I add those on the articles of Japanese version, such as San Francisco, Helsinki, Kiev, Havana and so on.

aiko99ann (talk) 14:58, 13 September 2013 (JST)

Aiko, we are honored to have an opportunity to present your pictures on Wikitravel! I have just featured one of your great pictures- Choshi Fish Wholesale Market- on our Main Page as the Picture of the Day. I'm sure your work is going to be appreciated by many travelers! I will surely feature more of your great pictures in the future! I wish you all the best! Safe travels! IBAlex (talk) 20:19, 13 September 2013 (EDT)
Hi Alex, I am really pleased that you selected my picture as the page of Picture of the Day!!
Choshi city was damaged by Tsunami 2 years ago, so we hope many travelers will visit there and have good memories of this attractive place.
Thank you very much for your attention.
And I have one request to you.
Would you make a link to Japanese version Choshi page [1] on this English page?
I cannot do it because I don't have the ID of English version Wikitravel.
aiko99ann (talk) 10:23, 14 September 2013 (JST)
I could set a link on English page. Thank you!
aiko99ann (talk) 10:48, 14 September 2013 (JST)
This conversation continues here. IBAlex (talk) 17:12, 16 September 2013 (EDT)

Cannot comment in the traveller's pub[edit]

Hi, the system rejects my attempts to comment in the pub (as 'potentially harmful'). Is there a way around? AntonBryl (talk) 04:43, 4 December 2013 (EST)

(A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Salem's Lot) AntonBryl (talk) 06:22, 6 December 2013 (EST)

Complaint about User Ttcf[edit]

Dear Alex,

I would like to complain about the behaviour of one of the WikiTravel users, Ttcf

At the outset, I'd like to point out that I am a new Wikitravel (Wiki-anything) user, and so am still doing my best to get around the format of the HTML.

I have made a number of contributions to the Wikitravel content in the last month that relate to my business, which is a collective of photographers that offer travellers vacation photos.

One month ago I made an entry about "vacation photography", which was not contested until last night.

Yesterday I made entries in each of the cities where we operate to include details of our business. This is the first time I have done this and so I copied a HTML template from another business entry I saw on the first page I did (the Paris page) and adapted it for each entry.

Last night I received an aggressive email from Ttcf telling me I was "touting" and wrote that he would be casting "his beady little eye" on all my future activities. He deleted every one of my entries on the "narrow basis" that I had not included the correct information (it seems I did not add a physical address and phone number). I was not given the opportunity to correct this data myself.

I feel that Ttcf is unreasonably targeting my contributions. The only reason I seem to have come under Ttcf's scrutiny is that I made multiple entries in one day - this is because we operate in a number of locations, unlike many travel business equivalents (e.g. local tours). I included our business details as many other businesses have done. I treated it in the manner of a Lonely Planet listing, with no sales language and only the facts. The deleted entries were no different to the other business entries listed in the same place that I listed mine - particularly as many entries also lack address or telephone information (I had, however, included price information, hours, etc) I would have been happy to add all the information requested, but Ttcf responded to my unfamiliarity with the WikiTravel site to unilaterally remove every one of my entries.

In respect of the vacation photography entry that he has marked for deletion, I have responded to that in the appropriate forum. Again, Ttcf's assertion that this kind of business represented only a small proportion of travellers is erroneous, and I believe again based on his unreasonable objection to my additions to the city guides yesterday. Further, the fact that he could oppose this type of business supports an argument that vacation photography is a subject that deserves explanation on the WikiTravel site.

Thanks for your time Alex; I hope this is the right place to post my complaint.

Kind regards, UnrulyLouise

Dear UnrulyLouise, thank you for your message! I checked your recent contributions on Wikitravel and it's clear to me that you used our guide just for promotional reasons. You left a generic listings on multiple Wikitravel pages which is against our policies for business owners. We don't want Wikitravel to become yellow pages; we always keep the traveler in mind and I don't believe your listings were beneficial for the traveler. Please respect Wikitravel guidance and don't add the listings again. For the Vacation photography page we have right now a discussion within the community if we should keep it or not. Thank you for stating your arguments but we need to hear opinions from other users. Warm regards, IBAlex (talk) 19:50, 12 March 2014 (EDT)