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Here are archived discussions on my Talk Page.


Hello, GiulioC! Welcome to Wikitravel.

To help get you started contributing, we've created a tips for new contributors page, full of helpful links about policies and guidelines and style, as well as some important information on copyleft and basic stuff like how to edit a page. If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, or post a message in the travellers' pub. IBAlex 15:35, 20 March 2013 (EDT)

Ohoy matey and welcome aboard! Good to have more capable hands on deck! --OVK 16:04, 23 March 2013 (EDT)

Hi GiulioC, thank you for the welcome! I am still getting to grips with Wiki markup, so please let me know if this comment should be edited differently! --BritishZen 14:21, 2 May 2104 (GMT)

Yellow pages

Hi GiulioC,

Thanks for writing for wikitravel. I appreciate that. I add an entry about an hotel which in my view (among other travelers) is a good choice in this city. Removing it is not democratic and seems to me that because one is already in there the other doesn't deserve a place. On which ground do we do that. First comes first rules? That's not very wiki like. Yes it's not a yellow page but surely this is not the criteria. The criteria should be:

1 information should be accurate. 2 information should be objective. 3 information should be as complete as possible.

'Yellow pages' argument fails to comply with 1 or 2, thus is not a valid criteria. Criteria 3 is perpendicular on the 'yellow pages' argument.

Could you please elaborate on your decision. Meanwhile I re added my entry.

With kind regards,

Robert Nagtegaal. —The preceding comment was added by Masikh (talkcontribs)

Hello Robert, inserting a listing in an article where there are already dozens similar doesn't benefit the traveller nor the article itself, there is no need to have 30 restaurants/bars/hotels listed. And as I already stated in the summary we don't want WT to become the Yellow Pages. That's why sometimes we delete listings. If you want you can start a discussion on the pub about this topic, express your ideas and maybe find a way to improve Wikitravel. Do not hesitate to contact me again. GiulioC (talk) 12:57, 25 May 2014 (EDT)

Fusion Freediving

Hi I represent Fusion Freediving from Bali Indonesia. You recently removed a number of our posts to various pages associated with your operation. I have read the "Dont tout" guide and have adjusted the language of our posts to suit but one thing that I cannot seem to do is post multiple entries. The thing is we as a company have a facility in three locations here in Bali. I wish to have presence at these three wikitravel locations. What can I do to make this happen?

b —The preceding comment was added by Bobthefreediver (talkcontribs)

Hello Bob! Thanks for your message. there are indeed a few basic rules that apply to Listings. Let's assume you run a surfing school in Kuta, for instance, you are allowed to add a listing on the page dedicated to Kuta, and not on Bali's page, because of course countries, regions and big cities pages would become soon unreadable! Please also note that if your school on Kuta is also a restaurant, it doesn't allow you to add 2 different listings on the same page. Just pick one section and add a line about the other activity. Last thing, there is a rule that may sound a bit harsh, but it is in the best traveller's interest: if Kuta's page is saturated with surf schools, we won't accept no extra listings until somebody well informed removes, for example, outdated info and facilities that have shut down to make some room.

You may also want to check Wikitravel:Guide for business owners. If anything remains unclear, feel free to ask for help, we are at your disposal.

Cheers! PierrB (talk) 02:18, 24 May 2014 (EDT)

Hi Bob, Pierre well explained the whole thing. I'd like also to point out that your Listings were incomplete: do not write only the name of the business and the url. Address, phone number and other contact details are useful. GiulioC (talk) 13:07, 25 May 2014 (EDT)


Hi GiulioC, thanks for pointing out the various policies governing WikiTravel. I'm a big fan of the website, and wanted to clarify appropriate use of multiple listings. I acknowledge that the same service listed on multiple pages is touting. But I run a business which has distinctly separate teams operating in multiple cities in China. Each team has city-specific expertise (for example, our Shanghai team is aware of Shanghai's local industries which our Beijing team does not have expertise in). What would you then recommend as the best way to ensure visitors to each of these cities are aware of this interpretation service? Thanks! Matt 09:12, 30 June 2014 (EDT)

Hi Matt, I just answered on your talkpage. Regards, GiulioC (talk) 03:26, 1 July 2014 (EDT)

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Thank you GiulioC. Grazie :) it is my pleasure to introduce more places in Indonesia, especially the province of East Java where i live. --Siung99 (talk) 09:02, 21 July 2014 (EDT)