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previous threads are kept here:

Folks often do not say things they should, so I will: it is great to have you back and firing at Wikitravel. Onto business.... how are you fixed for finishing up the B&H map? I seem to remember you saying you had computer issues which were preventing the use of Inkscape? I bumped the discussion about your region scheme and Vidimian is in agreement with it. That's a good sign as he seems to have a good grasp of that tricky region.--Burmesedays 10:36, 24 April 2010 (EDT)

The very best of luck with that Stefan. I will try to get around to the B&H map soon. --Burmesedays 12:04, 1 May 2010 (EDT)
Bosnia map done. Would be grateful if you gave it the once over as it uses your scheme.--Burmesedays 13:05, 3 May 2010 (EDT)


Hi, Why did you delete the new listings for MP3 tours of Australia? They weren't spam, were extremely relevant, and were no different to the other non-government external links right next to them (e.g. The Rocks Ghost Tours). Please at least have the courtesy to leave a comment in your edits or you simply entice people to undo your reversion.

If external links are such a no-no then Wikitravel should remove the Add Listing button or at least the URL field therein. You're sending mixed messages.

We had days worth of unpatrolled edits, so I was moving a bit fast, sorry about that. But I'm afraid this is a pretty clear cut issue since our external links policy clearly states: "Avoid linking to secondary sources - for example, avoid links to: ... Other travel guides, including audio guides, audio tours, virtual tours and webcams" --Stefan (sertmann) talk 02:17, 22 June 2010 (EDT)


Hi, I'm wondering why you deleted a listing from the Marrakech tours section May 26th, after having deleted a bunch of the listings last October? I tried to start a discussion on the issue last October (Talk:Marrakech), but I didn't really get a response as to why some were deleted but not others. I'm the one who originally added the Berber Travel Adventures listing and it very easily meets the criteria in Wikitravel:Activity_listings#Tour_listings. I've been on the tours personally, and there is no doubt it constitutes a value added activity. No traveler could do this on his/her own. Thanks. -- Spmenic 23:54, 22 June 2010 (EDT)

Spam user accounts

For spambot user accounts, please permanently block them rather than just applying a one-day block. -- Ryan • (talk) • 18:49, 17 July 2010 (EDT)

Category between Outline and Usable?

Hi Stefan, I've been contributing to Wikitravel for a while (and finally decided to get an account to track my changes). One thing that's been a little frustrating for me is I often go to areas that were just outline articles, and fill them in so that they're at least usable, for example Liwa Oasis and Puerto Suarez. I don't want to upgrade them to "Usable Articles" because in comparison to, say, Amsterdam or Aspen there's hardly any information, but for a traveller like me, there's absolutely enough to get there and get started.

I was wondering if you and some other senior editors might consider adding a new category between Outline and Usable, so that I can feel less guilty about upgrading my articles into the ranks of Amsterdam and such, but still feel good about having fleshed out the article. Something like "Basic Articles" would be nice...

This is an ego thing, I guess. Let me know what you think. Amornoguerra 00:06, 16 September 2010 (EDT)