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I followed all the listing rules. I don't understand. This is a lovely vacation rental collective. I honestly feel that travelers will love these places. The IVR rentals are so much more personal and way more suitable for a family holiday. I think you are cheating your visitors out of a great vacation rental place. I am saddened and now feel I cannot trust the wikiTravel pages to offer me all the info & options available when I'm looking for holiday options.

Please read the messages we've been writing to you at User talk:Gutsche. -- Colin 22:08, 22 February 2007 (EST)
More specifically, the rules on Wikitravel:Accommodation listings state that we only list rental agencies when they have a physical presence in a location. Discuss on Wikitravel talk:Accommodation listings if you think this policy is an error. -- Colin 22:11, 22 February 2007 (EST)

ID is considered part of the "Pacific Northwest"

I'm from Idaho, and have lived in the PNW my entire life. For as long as I've lived there Idaho has been and still is considered part of the Pacific Northwest. If for no other reason, this entry should be updated to be consistent with the definition found in WikiPedia for "Pacific Northwest".

Wikipedia-Pacific Northwest

There have been a lot of discussions about how to break down regions in the US - whether California and Texas are part of the Southwest, what the boundaries of the South are, etc. Have a look at Talk:United States of America to see some of the discussions that led to the current regional hierarchy. -- Ryan • (talk) • 12:00, 15 June 2007 (EDT)
I looked at didn't see much at the discussion page. I believe that we should split North Idaho and South Idaho, putting North into Pacific Northwest and South into Rocky Mountain. Here's why:
  • North Idaho is in the Pacific Time zone, however South Idaho is in the Mountain time zone.
  • North Idaho's climate and geography is much closer to the PNW (mountains, lakes, lots of boreal forest, with a comparatively wet climate), whereas South is more like the rocky mountain states: (arid, flat except for really mountainous areas, not many trees).
  • Politically and Economically, Northern Idaho tends to be much more in line with PNW states: generally liberal and with a tourist economy, South is more conservative and has an agricultural economy.

I really think we should switch. I believe it would help visitors understand the fundamental difference between the two regions... L'Aquatique 01:54, 24 July 2007 (EDT)