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Commendation on Updating Wuhan EpidemicEdit

And thank you for constantly keeping the Wuhan virus warningboxes up to date. --Ypsilon (talk) 14:43, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

@Ypsilon:Thanks a lot!廣九直通車 (talk) 15:24, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Regarding NPOVEdit

Just in inform you, we do not have a NPOV policy like they do at Wikipedia. Instead, the policy we have is Be fair. It's true that we generally try not to take sides in political disputes, but when they affect travellers, we have to provide essential information regarding that, and that may sometimes entail taking sides. For instance, in the case of Hong Kong, we do not take a stand on whether or not Hong Kong should be independent. We simply state that there is an active independence movement and leave it at that. On the other hand, we do mention that mainland Chinese are discriminated against by the locals in Hong Kong, as that is something that impacts the experience of travellers, so we are mandated to cover it even if it comes off as taking sides. The dog2 (talk) 17:14, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

@The dog2:OK, thanks for your reminder.廣九直通車 (talk) 06:13, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

Travelling with conscription requirementsEdit

Swept in from the pub

As some countries impose travel restrictions to nationals who are eligible for conscription, it is suitable to create an article something like Travelling with conscription requirements? If so, is the title appropriate? Regards.廣九直通車 (talk) 08:59, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

Seems OK to me. What other title could be clearer? I can't think of one. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:35, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
@Ikan Kekek:Or Travelling with military requirements? Just in case to include reservists who are also subject to travel restrictions (eg. South Korea).廣九直通車 (talk) 13:53, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
Good point. I don't know; what's the best way to express this? Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:14, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
Perhaps just go bold? If there are necessities to rename, then they can be done later...廣九直通車 (talk) 06:09, 25 February 2020 (UTC)
One thing to keep in mind though. As per our illegal activities policy, we should not provide information on how to illegally dodge conscription. The focus should be travelling legally when you are subject to conscription. The dog2 (talk) 19:33, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
@The dog2:So a disclaimer should be added?廣九直通車 (talk) 02:52, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
We could, but I don't think it's that important. What's important is that we don't provide advice on illegal activities as per site policy. So for such an article, we can mention the procedures you might need to go through to legally travel. What we cannot do is provide advice on how to illegally dodge conscription. The dog2 (talk) 03:05, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
OK, I checked that there are no such contents now. The current focus of the article is how to apply for exit permit, exemption for reserve training mobilization etc.廣九直通車 (talk) 03:10, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Visa restrictionsEdit

Regarding this change, why wouldn't we have a warning box on temporary and sudden visa restrictions? That seems like very important information for travellers. Is there a Wikivoyage policy on this? Ground Zero (talk) 09:12, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

@Ground Zero:As per the instructions of {{Warningbox}}, the template is used only for for non-obvious dangers to life and limb. Perhaps some sudden change of visa policy may qualify for {{Cautionbox}}, but IMO this doesn't qualify for warningbox, regards.廣九直通車 (talk) 11:56, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing out the policy. This is important information for travellers, so deleting it is a bad idea. I have restored the information as a cautionbox. Ground Zero (talk) 12:10, 21 March 2020 (UTC)


Thanks for adding warning boxes for that region. I’ve made a couple minor changes, such as grammar, “units have” — not “has” — but otherwise I appreciate the work you’ve done to keep those articles updated while also trying to stay fair between the two sides. We may, in the near future, need more of these travel warnings to American cities. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 01:17, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

@SelfieCity:Thanks! By the way, do you think Trump's statement of "When the looting starts, the shooting starts" is relevant enough to be added into the warning? I mean, it's a strong message threatening the use of deadly force, and may affect travellers.廣九直通車 (talk) 03:18, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
Well, the question I’m wondering is, is the National Guard actually doing that? If they didn’t last night, it doesn’t seem as likely they will. Perhaps we could say something like, “The National Guard may shoot those suspected of looting.” --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 11:10, 30 May 2020 (UTC)