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Votes for deletion

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This page contains lists of articles and images which are recommended for deletion. Any Wikitraveller can recommend an article or image for deletion, and any Wikitraveller can comment on the deletion nomination. Articles and images are presumed guilty until proven innocent. After fourteen (14) days of discussion, if a consensus is reached to retain an article, it won't be deleted. Otherwise it will be deleted by an administrator. Please read the Nominating and Commenting sections prior to nominating articles/images or commenting on nominations.


The basic format for a deletion nomination is the following:

* Delete.  Not a valid travel article topic. ~~~~

Please follow these steps when nominating an article or image for deletion:

  1. First read the deletion policy and verify that the article or image really is a candidate for deletion.
  2. For the article or image being proposed for deletion, add a {{vfd}} tag to the top of the article so that people viewing the article will know that it is proposed for deletion.
  3. Add a link to the article or image at the end of the list below, along with the reason why it is being listed for deletion. Sign your vote using four tildes ("~~~~"). List one article or image per entry.


All Wikitravellers are asked to state their opinion about articles and images listed for deletion. The format for comments is:

* '''Delete'''.  Not a valid travel article topic. TravelNut 25:25, 31 Feb 2525 (EDT)
* '''Keep'''.  There is a town in [[Alaska]] called Chicken. ~~~~

When leaving comments:

  1. First read the deletion policy and verify that the article or image really is a candidate for deletion.
  2. You may vote to delete, keep, or redirect the article. If your opinion is that the article should be kept or redirected, please state why you feel that way. Sign your vote using four tildes ("~~~~").

Deleting, or not

After fourteen (14) days of discussion, there will probably be consensus one way or the other. If the consensus is to keep, redirect or merge, then any Wikitraveller can do it. If you are redirecting, please remember to check for broken redirects or double redirects as a result of your move. Remove any VFD notices from that page and copy the deletion discussion to the talk page of the article being kept or redirected.

If the result is delete, then only an administrator can delete. Check if any article links to the image or article in question. After removing those links, delete the image or article.

After you keep/redirect/merge/delete the article, copy the deletion discussion to the appropriate archive.

September 2008

User:It's So Easy Travel Insurance

  • Keep. We haven't really built a consensus one way or the other on this issue, I don't think... A user who owns a resort should be able to write about their resort and link to it on their userpage, I don't see that as a huge problem. But we have deleted pages that were huge spam link farms, which is a different issue. What do others think on this? – cacahuate talk 14:51, 24 September 2008 (EDT)
  • Delete. It opens the door to numerous free standing ads that will be impossible to control. We will have a page for every airline, Ins. co., travel agency and so on. I see a User Page as a personal page rather than a commercial page within WT. 15:24, 24 September 2008 (EDT) Unsigned comment by 2old (talkcontribs) .
There's been a lot more discussion on the duplicate vfd at en:vfd, consensus is leaning to keep, based on our history of not policing user pages unless egregiously spammy or pornographic – cacahuate talk 22:01, 22 October 2008 (EDT)

October 2008

Image:사본 -kor map03.jpg

Map by the Korean Tourism Organization, claimed as CC with no proof. The KTO website states "All rights reserved." Jpatokal 03:49, 10 October 2008 (EDT)

Delete. The KTO must explicitly say CC-bySA is okay with them in order for us to keep this. -- Cjensen 23:35, 13 October 2008 (EDT)

Here is the same image from KTO; Image:Map of Korea.jpg. -- Tatata 23:56, 13 October 2008 (EDT)

Yes. That's the image I had uploaded. I already asked Jpatokal what is necessary to prove I have permission but ironically no response. So I'm asking here. Do you need a letter from the president or from the author at the KTO or a letterhead from a rep...what?Paula 02:52, 22 October 2008 (EDT)

This is a good question guys, how is best to show proof of permission? In the past there have been times where a rep from the agency creates an account here and notes on the talk page (Image talk:사본 -kor map03.jpg). Or if a letter has been sent, perhaps a scan can be uploaded and linked to from the image? – cacahuate talk 21:59, 22 October 2008 (EDT)
Usually the minimum is an e-mail or scan of the permission from the copyright holder (in this case KNTO), including -- and this is important -- the contact information of the person granting permission. The wording also has to make it very clear that the license is granted under Creative Commons Sharealike-Attribution 1.0, not "for Wikitravel" etc. Jpatokal 17:35, 26 October 2008 (EDT)

November 2008

Hotel urbem opera valencia

Hotel article, in Spanish. --Episteme 12:52, 6 November 2008 (EST)


Unattributed derivative work.

  • Delete - Texugo 03:39, 8 November 2008 (EST)


Copyvio --GF 07:08, 8 November 2008 (EST)


  • Delete. States that it's copyrighted right on the image, but was uploaded as Public Domain by creator... unless the uploader is the creator, this needs to be deleted – cacahuate talk 16:24, 10 November 2008 (EST)

Image:Resize old penang guesthouse.JPG

  • Delete. We generally avoid using pictures of specific business establishments, but in this case the image page is being used for outright advertising. --Peter Talk 17:07, 11 November 2008 (EST)


There is a nice text in Spanish at bottom of the map, prohibiting reproduction without prior approval from authorities Sertmann 23:12, 23 November 2008 (EST)

Image:Rhönlandschaft bei Tann.jpg

Delete. Image did not upload properly. Contributor has uploaded very good image of same photo. Well done. 2old 17:00, 26 November 2008 (EST)

December 2008


This seems to be a painting. Without further information, it's highly unlikely the uploader painted it personally, and we have no way of knowing if it's old enough to be out of copyright. LtPowers 19:37, 1 December 2008 (EST)

  • Okay, taking a closer look, now I don't think it's a painting. I assumed it was because of what Texugo said here. Thoughts? LtPowers 19:42, 1 December 2008 (EST)
Looks like an effect. Edmontonenthusiast 19:47, 1 December 2008 (EST).
Keep. I think it is a photo, due to crooked image. The subject looks like it is slanting to one side. The Leaning Legislature Building of Edmonton? With a little work the problem could be corrected and maybe a little cropping would help, but I do think it is a photo. 2old 11:42, 2 December 2008 (EST)
we should contact winter. Edmontonenthusiast 17:32, 2 December 2008 (EST).

Farming+gold in WoW

This is about Gaming, not Travel topic. --Rein N. 03:35, 11 December 2008 (EST)


Delete. No other comment really. --Inas 19:07, 17 December 2008 (EST)

Not Sure - According to the deletion policy, only copyright violations, and privacy rights violations are valid reasons for deleting a photo. Sure this is an uninteresting photo, but it is the only image in the Punta Cana article (I'll make it a thumb on the right). Sure a picture of the whole thing would be nice, but it draws attention to something which to me seems quite interesting. AHeneen 20:31, 17 December 2008 (EST)

The unwritten rule behind everything on wikitravel, is that it has to be of benefit to the traveller, that is what we are here for. If you can see a benefit of the image to the traveller then as far as I'm concerned, it should stay. --Inas 21:15, 17 December 2008 (EST)

Image:Inuktitut Stop Sign.jpg

This image is licensed under cc-by-nc-sa-2.0.[1]

Delete. -- Tatata 00:11, 18 December 2008 (EST)


User error. I was patching up the file of the same name over in WT non-shared namespace [2], but inadvertently uploaded the edited file to shared with the same filename - meaning that the old one would always get preference in articles. Oops! Re-uploaded under a different filename with no changes, so this one's just an unneeded and unusable duplicate. - Dguillaime 23:50, 6 January 2009 (EST)

We could also just delete the one on :en if you prefer. Just say the word and I'll speedy this. --Peter Talk 00:17, 7 January 2009 (EST)
This one is definitely extraneous - please go ahead and speedy it. The one on :en wasn't uploaded by me, so I didn't want to speak for it... it's only useful for context on Talk:Seattle, but I doubt anyone would shed a tear for its loss as well. - Dguillaime 00:39, 7 January 2009 (EST)

Outcome: Speedy deleted. --Peter Talk 14:13, 7 January 2009 (EST)

Image:Orphanage johannesburg.jpg

  • Delete. No recognizable images of people allowed. 2old
Delete per 2old -- Sergey kudryavtsev 08:39, 9 January 2009 (EST)

Image:Johannesburg backpackers.jpg

  • Delete. No recognizable images of people allowed. 2old
Delete per 2old -- Sergey kudryavtsev 08:39, 9 January 2009 (EST)

January 2009