User talk:Ibaman

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Hi, there. If you'd like to discuss anything with me, please post new topics at the bottom of the page and sign the posts with 4 tildes (the ~ key) in a row. Thanks! Currently inactive discussions can be found here:

Canadian spelling[edit]

Happy new year, my friend. Thank you for this edit. Canada uses w:Canadian spelling, which is a mix of British and US spelling. In the case of the edit you reverted, you were correct: all of the words are spelled the British way in Canada, although this is not always true. We use US spellings for the "-ize" words, and for some others like "tire" and "program". Regards, Ground Zero (talk) 02:34, 4 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

  • may we all have a happy one, GZ! Thanks for this update, I was really unaware about this. Cheers, --Ibaman (talk) 19:07, 4 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Australian protection[edit]

I see that you protected Australia for more than a week. I cannot see any significant amount of reverts in the newer edits, but rather quite many edits to improve the article – i.e. it is not stable either. Is there some specific reason? I think we should welcome Australian editors, and I think there might be a chance to get more of them with the recent activity by a few. Is there something that I have missed? –LPfi (talk) 14:54, 5 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

  • yeah, an anonymous IP number was keen on changing "Uluru" to "Ayers Rock", I know the modus operandi and opted to prevent further changes rather than engaging in discussion. I hit "one week" specifically, how odd that it came differently. That's what happened. I won't mind having the article de-protected as of this moment. Ibaman (talk) 16:19, 5 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    • OK, thanks for the explanation. I de-protect it now and hope the person won't insist. –LPfi (talk) 19:45, 5 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

FYI on spambots[edit]

Please have a look at User talk:Ikan Kekek#Spambots, because that thread bears on one of your moderation decisions.

All the best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:01, 15 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Diving in Plakias[edit]


I’ve just noticed your edit deleting a dive centre from Plakias. At first I thought, yeah, this entry looks out of place, but having checked their website I noticed one of their diving locations is near Plakias — I guess, they have an office in Rethymno since that’s where tourists often come from (we also stayed in Rethymno for one night before going south). So maybe it’d make sense to bring it back and de-tout it.

Also, thanks for copyediting my entries :)

Andrej Shadura (talk) 15:18, 17 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Not reliable or something. Highjumpermsu (talk) 18:17, 12 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

We don’t link to Tripadvisor reviews because of that, yes, and also because we need to provide reviews on our own site. See Wikivoyage:What not to link to. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 19:10, 12 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The policy on other travel guide sites and sites with non-professional reviews is laid out at Wikivoyage:External links. Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:51, 12 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

FYI IP address at Vava'u = Brendan[edit]

2001:8000:1a9a:5100:b031:697:2420:a1df is just Brendan now trying to use an IP instead of accounts. It geolocates to the Brisbane/Sunshine Coast (about 50km apart), so it's probably him ban evading. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 21:45, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

And the one you just reverted is another LTA (long term abuser). Any links to an “archive” website are likely just disruptive editing from a particular LTA. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 16:51, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
That's Ljupco (w:en:WP:LTA/GRP) a WMF banned user who has served 3 years in jail for electrical harassment. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 01:05, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]


FYI: Just protected it for a month from those touts. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 12:51, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Hey, Ibaman! I haven't seen much of you lately, but glad to see you're still checking in to WV and hope you're doing alright.

I saw those edits on Cambridge earlier and thought they were borderline touty, but wasn't too sure so left them unpatrolled. Getting a second opinion (even if you didn't know you were giving a second opinion!) is reassuring, so thank you for that ;-) All the best, ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 16:24, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

  • Lately I haven´t had much time to edit properly, but I´m always around, watching and taking necessary action. Can´t stand being too far from our beloved travel guide :D All the best to you too! Ibaman (talk) 16:40, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Usernames with the following set of Cyrillic letters[edit]

Any user with the string "Шумских Эмма" is an LTA (aka the Cyrillic letter LTA). So I've blocked them and reported them to m:SRG but just letting you know because you left them a message asking them to post in English. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 13:39, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply][edit]

I'm not sure if that's a spambot. It looks more a tout to me. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 11:13, 1 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Bro youve never been to SA but you're making an edit on the SA page Dopekid3557 (talk) 22:26, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

If we relied solely on local expertise, Wikivoyage would have a small fraction of the content that it has. Ground Zero (talk) 00:04, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]