Talk:Arusha

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Hotel photo[edit]

Is there any important reason it shouldn't be deleted? Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:11, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

Revert[edit]

I've undone a recent revert as I'm not seeing how it was touting, a violation of WV:XL, or failed to advance the interests of a traveler. Much of the info that was reverted was clearly allowed, so perhaps there was some specific aspect to these contributions that could have been reverted, instead of a blanket revert? The hotel and bus listing looked OK to me, but maybe there was something I overlooked? @Ibaman: -- Ryan • (talk) • 17:03, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

It was me reverting these edits. Not my intention to engage in edit warring; just explaining what I did and submitting it to discussion.

My edit: [[Nairobi]] (Kenya) (6h, Tsh 22,000-25,000) with Dar Express

Unreversed edit: [[Nairobi]] (Kenya) (6h, Tsh 22,000-25,000) with Dar Express, Riverside Shuttle Service and Impala Shuttle Service (bookable online ([https://busafrica.net BusAfrica]). The link inserted seems to me a case of touting and an external link that falls under External links#What not to link to. Am I wrong?

My edit: The main mode of public transport is ''daladala'', the ubiquitous minibuses which ply their trade on all the main routes in town. They are very cheap Tsh 300 (US$0.25) is the fixed price for any trip around town, but beware that they will often try to rip off obvious foreigners) but they will become very cramped and safety is a serious consideration. Accidents involving ''daladalas'' are frequent and usually with serious consequences for the passengers. Pickpocketing is also common on ''daladalas'', but can be easily avoided by sitting with bags on your lap and not keeping valuables in your pockets. Taxis are plentiful and cheap, although make sure to agree a price before leaving for your destination. The standard fare for a small trip in town is Tsh 4,000 (expect to pay no more than Tsh 8,000 for a trip within town at any time of the day).

Unreversed edit: The main mode of public transport is "daladala", the ubiquitous minibuses which ply their trade on all the main routes in town. They are very cheap. The government regulates all pricing of transportation in Tanzania. Prices are listed on the sides of the daladala for each distance or stop covered. You are not obliged to pay above that price. As with most destinations in the world, they will try to fit as many people as possible to maximize their profits. Accidents involving "daladalas" are frequent and usually with serious consequences for the passengers. Pickpocketing is also common on "daladalas", but can be easily avoided by sitting with bags on your lap and not keeping valuables in your pockets. Nevertheless, people are very honest and will often stop someone trying to steal or rip you off. Taxis are plentiful and cheap, although make sure to agree a price before leaving for your destination. The standard fare for a small trip in town is Tsh 4,000 to 16000 depending on distance. Remember that fuel is expensive in Tanzania so taxis try to cover costs every way they can.

As "my" edit sounds like "beware of ripoffs", the unreversed edit sounds like "there are no dishonest people that will try to rip you off in our beautiful, beloved city", which is not complying with The traveller comes first.

Maybe I'm too sensible about these subtleties. Any thoughts on it are welcome. Ibaman (talk) 17:14, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

You're correct that the link to the bus company should be removed since it was apparently to a booking service and not to the bus operator, and I've made that change. I don't see a problem with the updates to the "daladala" section, although if you want to restore some of the sterner language that would be fine, but I definitely don't think that any issues with the recent edits rise to the level of warranting a revert of all contributions made, most of which seem to have been within acceptable contribution guidelines. Perhaps others can lend their opinions in case I'm off-base here. -- Ryan • (talk) • 17:57, 31 March 2015 (UTC)