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Here are archived discussions on my Talk Page.


Please see this message. Thanks Wintereu (talk) 09:01, 9 April 2017 (EDT)

Hello Wintereu! Thank you for reaching out. I just replied in the pub. Cheers, IBAlex (talk) 03:55, 18 April 2017 (EDT)

ja:Shoestring spam reports

Hi Alex, this is Shoestring from ja:WT.

Recently we have a lot of spams and spam accounts on ja:, mostly from English speakers (around 5 to 10 a day for the couple of month).

Have you made some modification for your spam filters? Also, we haven't heard from IBcaldera and Mkataoka recently, and they seems not to be on the en:WT Bureaucrat list. Could you tell me their current status?--Shoestring (talk) 08:22, 10 April 2017 (EDT)

Hi Shoestring. I have enabled and updated an abuse filter with hopes that it will bring spam back down to a manageable level. Tyen (talk) 16:58, 11 April 2017 (EDT)
Update. The filter I enabled was catching false positives and had to turn it off. I'm asking our tech team to help adjust the code. Tyen (talk) 18:06, 11 April 2017 (EDT)
Hello Shoestring! Thank you for your message. Sorry for a late response I've been away for the Easter holidays. I hope you're doing well. I see that Tyson is already helping you here.
Tyson, any updates from the tech team?
Shoestring, did the situation get any better?
Cheers! IBAlex (talk) 03:42, 18 April 2017 (EDT)

Twin Island Dive listing on Nusa Lembongan Page

Hi Alex

I am the operations manager for Twin Island Dive, here on Lembongan island. I have tried posting our dive centre listing on the page and it has now been removed twice. The 2nd time had the comment, 'seemed like an ad'. This post is not an ad, it is a repeatable dive centre, that needs to be listed along with the other centres on the page.

Thank you for your help. —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Hey there!

Wanted to drop a line here saying "hello"! And wow, that International Business program sounds amazing- congrats to you! Feel free to reach out to me on my page as well! IB hill (talk) 17:43, 28 March 2018 (EDT)IB_hill

Vandalism >ugh!!<

Thank you IBAlex, I really appreciate whatever you did to help. That was getting very irritating. I've never had any problems here till now. Swissjohn29 (talk) 01:37, 12 March 2019 (EDT)

Well, while I've had my back turned, my userpage got hit. Do I need to tell you, or one of the others? Thanx in advance IBAlex, I appreciate it. Swissjohn29 (talk) 20:27, 12 March 2019 (EDT)
Not a problem at all! It's our role as admins of Wikitravel to make sure that the site is free of spam and useful to the users. There are a few of us patrolling the site and if we see any sort of vandalism we typically remove it within a few hours. Thanks for helping us make Wikitravel better! Cheers, IBAlex (talk) 09:38, 13 March 2019 (EDT)