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That is definitely a mistake by me. So sorry about that and I have restored the edit. I cannot think why I did that to be frank. Thanks for spotting it and letting me know. Cheers. --Burmesedays 20:50, 4 March 2010 (EST)


Some really nice work, well done. I have made a few little changes to bring the formating into line with WT standards. Cheers and again, good work.--Burmesedays 04:52, 12 March 2010 (EST)

Hey! Your work on Kununurra is great! I think it qualifies as a candidate to be featured on the Main Page. I would nominate it myself, but perhaps you'd like to do the honors, since you put all the work into it. You can nominate it here:Wikitravel:Destination of the Month candidates I assume it's Off the Beaten Path.ChubbyWimbus 03:08, 15 April 2010 (EDT)


Thanks for patrolling. --inas 19:23, 8 April 2010 (EDT)

Thanks for your patrolling work in Yunnan. It seems that the user is not aware of his talk page where i left a message for him/her. jan 09:20, 3 May 2010 (EDT)

Perth map SVG

I have now uploaded. See Image:Perth_map.svg. It is a bit rough and ready and you might even want to start again :). I am happy to help out with any of the Perth mapping if you get stuck. Cheers. --Burmesedays 11:04, 9 June 2010 (EDT)

West Bengal

Hi Cardboardbird, thanks a lot for your patrolling work! But I request you to be a little more suspicious and careful with edits to West Bengali articles such as Mandarmani, Shankarpur, Digha, and Bakkhali. Those edits are more often than not made by persistent touts trying to sell their business (with phone numbers ending with 4473 and 686, if I'm not mistaken), and should be reverted rather than cleaned up—please see Talk:Mandarmani#Phone .23 spamming .26 article protection for more background info on this. And if you are not sure what to do with these edits while you are patrolling, just leave them unmarked, someone else will most likely take care of them. And as for this edit summary, it wasn't intentional, I was going to continue to it as " should be reverted, I wish I did this before you cleaned it up...", or something like that, but I accidentally hit "enter" on my keyboard (and thus, "save" button). – Vidimian 09:51, 27 October 2010 (EDT)

Hi, Get out literally means getting out of the place. It can also mean going out to visit another place of interest or destination from the original location. Here, I expanded a previous version of get out which is too brief and states a few generic location. By doing so, travellers planning their trip will have a good idea of how to get out by public transport to other places nearby. This format is similar to Lonely Planet '"Getting in and away". Hope my answer enlightens you.

Admin Nom


I have nominated you as a janitor administrator at Wikitravel:Administrator_nominations. If think the extra buttons will help with the admin tasks you undertake. If you would care to accept or decline the nomination? --inas 20:54, 12 December 2010 (EST)

Deletion of busan inn motel

Hello Cardboardbird,

Yesterday you deleted an entry on the Busan budget sleep section. Your reason was that it was a touty ad in an already overcrowded section. I appreciate your efforts to clean up pages on wikitravel, especially those that are clearly advertisments, but in this case please hear me out.

I have lived in Korea for several years and travel to Busan frequently. I have stayed at many of the places listed in the budget section and quite a few of them are horrible and dirty. I by chance stayed at the Busan Inn motel and it was very clean, the owner was friendly, and the price was very good for a private room. I put it up on Wikitravel because its far nicer than most of the competition and I felt fellow travelers should know about it.

I went back and deleted some of the more touty parts of the post so it doesnt seem so much like an ad. I would appreciate it if you left it up or if you have problems with it to let me know before deleting it again. Thanks,


Thanks for your contribution. It looks better now, though it'd be more helpful to other travellers if you included a bit about the notable features of the hotel; WIFI, warm showers, soft beds, cable TV, stylish interior, laundry service, giant fish tank in the lobby, etc?. Travellers want to know these things to help them decide which hotel suits them. Lines like "located in the heart of Pusan with many great and resonably priced resturants nearby" don't set this hotel apart from any others. You don't have an account so I hope you read this here. - Cardboardbird 21:29, 20 December 2010 (EST)

Kiev: "negative grumbling"

Hi Cardboardbird!

I'm not sure whether we share the same view on a travel guide: You seem to think it should only contain positive features of a particular location if you remove my criticism of a certain restaurant as "negative grumbling". Making readers able to avoid a scam (and, despite all lack of attention from my side in that situation, it is still a scam) is just what I think should be contained in a travel guide. Yours sincerely. -- 00:02, 24 December 2010 (EST)

Everyone has their view. Your edits were reverted because your writing didn't follow the be fair ideals that we promote here. By all means, inform other travellers if you think something is dubious, but calling a restaurant a scam because you feel you were overcharged for your beer is not in exactly a fair assessment of their reputability. Perhaps a few words such as "Check prices before ordering as the bill can be much higher than expected" would have sufficed. You dont have an account so I will put this here and hope you read it. - Cardboardbird 20:52, 26 December 2010 (EST)

Hamilton Edits


I just want to vouch for the recent slew of edits made to Hamilton from an IP address on Dec 26th. That was myself using a public computer rather than my own. Please consider each of those edits as having come directly from me (since they did). I realize that might have appeared somewhat suspicious, so I've created a user name for my future efforts. Let me know if you have any questions/concerns! - Pattonius