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Any comment here? Wikivoyage:Travellers' pub#Why isn't there a New Delhi article on Engvoy? Pashley (talk) 02:45, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Great work!Edit

I see that other than the boilerplate welcome template above, you haven't been properly welcomed to Wikivoyage. It's great to have you on board. I've followed your contributions in mainspace articles and your comments on policy discussions, and let me say that it's great to see a new contributor plunge forward with such enthusiasm. I might say that if you have any questions or need any help with anything, just let me or any of the other regulars know - but it seems like you have things pretty well in hand, so instead I'll just say you're doing great work, and hope you carry on with more of it. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 19:42, 4 January 2015 (UTC)


for catching my whoopsie in Bais ! -- 00:42, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

for your help. --Gol929 (talk) 12:32, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

You have been very, very busy!Edit

Thank you for all that you do to make the Wikia world a nicer place to be. Bobdog54 (talk) 00:49, 3 April 2017 (UTC) Bobdog54 (talk) 00:49, 3 April 2017 (UTC)


Hi, DaGizza. You've been a prolific and extremely helpful editor on this site. I think everyone familiar with your work would trust you not to abuse admin tools if you receive them. They would enable you to block spambots and very disruptive vandals and to revert a series of spam or vandalistic edits in a single click. Let me know if you have any interest.

All the best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:30, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Ikan Kekek, I would be happy to take on the admin tools and help out with vandal fighting a bit more. Particularly since a few veteran admins have left us in recent times (hope it's temporary). Thanks for the kind offer. Gizza (roam) 09:27, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
Great. I'll post the nomination late tonight or tomorrow. Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:43, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
The process took longer than it should have, but you are now an admin. Note your new tools, which enable you to block users or rollback a series of edits with a single click. I'm sure you'll use them wisely. Please feel free to call on me or any other more experienced admin for advice any time you like, and thank you for being willing to help out in this way.
All the best,
Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:52, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Chiang MaiEdit

Why did you delete Viangbua Mansion and Chiangmai Saloon? --FredTC (talk) 02:15, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

"Persistent, skilled" vandalismEdit

See w:WP:DENY. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 05:08, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

Ruzomberok changeEdit

Hi! Was the image removal intentional? Andree.sk (talk) 12:05, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

.....okay,then I'll fix it .. just wanted to know if I didn't overlook some rule;) Andree.sk (talk) 05:46, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Re: MeditationEdit

Hi DaGizza! Is there a provision for using links to Google Maps, in addition to the preferred geo lat-long coordinates? I'm suggesting we use both, keeping the Google Maps links because they have more info than just the location: name of the venue in the local language, photos, reviews and visitor reports, phone number, etc. If you use only the geocoords, I don't think there is a way to link through to the exact venue in Google Maps, only to a pin at its location.

Porteños and world class ice-creamEdit

Is this the right way to answer a message? Anyway, for the moment I would like to offer some data now and then, so you can decide wether to include it and how, if you would agree to do so. For instance: National Geographic has recently chosen the "Top 10 Places to Eat Ice Cream" in the world, and one of them is in Buenos Aires: Cadore, in downtown Corrientes street. Gastronomy is so good in this city that it probably deserves a section. Thank you. Tangombe (talk) 18:26, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

A goat for you!Edit

This page is awesome, thanks very much for putting it together.

J-wonder (talk) 00:34, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Thanks DearEdit

Thanks a lot my dear ... I will try to do my best to help and participate here as well as in other Wikimedia's Section and Sites... Sarbast.T.Hameed (talk) 12:45, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

You're welcomeEdit

Hi, this is User: here. I'm glad I was able to improve the Belgium articles, some of those things were really off indeed, the Flanders-Wallonia relations are really not as taboo or controversial as the previous revision suggested. I didn't know Wikipedia accoutns and Wikivoyage were linked so I'm contributing from here now.

Anyhow, thank you, and you're welcome!

MaximV. (talk) 23:30, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

A Barncompass for youEdit

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Thanks for your great contribution in Wikivoyage edit-a-thon 2018!

ויקיג'אנקי (talk) 14:46, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

A goat for you!Edit

Thank you for the message, there's a WikiLove section in your user page. So I decided to sent you a WikiLove.

Apple kiwi (talk) 02:32, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Welcome messagesEdit

The number of new users you welcome is prodigious! How do you do that? Anyway, thank you! Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:44, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks @Ikan Kekek:. I would first select the newcomers or unregistered user categories in Recent Changes and welcome those users (sometimes extending the number of results to 100 or 250 instead of 50 to find more users) but I also look at Special:ActiveUsers, which is a list of all active users in the last 30 days. I try to find users that have made a net positive contribution, have a redlink to their talk page and then welcome them. I thought about this idea during the edit-a-thon since there were many newbies perhaps going under the radar but I now think there have always been many editors who make one or two good edits but never get a welcome message. Most of these editors seem to forget about Wikivoyage and never return but hopefully the welcomes will rejog their memory and rekindle their interest in editing here. Gizza (roam) 22:45, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

An award for you!Edit

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Dear Gizza, thank you for helping me by creating my own User Page.

Hope to hear from you again. (-; CU JHaaHeuer (talk) 12:51, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

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Are you sure about this? See w:Ardlethan: Population: 387 (2016 census), practically empty Wikivoyage stub and no evidence in Wikipedia that it's of any interest to visitors, so a typical useless Telstra-user article. I plan on deleting the Ardlethan article as page-creation vandalism and permanently blocking the 2 Telstra-user sockpuppets who created it and the one who added it to the Riverina article, but as a courtesy to you, I thought I'd ask you if there's a reason I shouldn't. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:55, 4 June 2018 (UTC)


Thank you very much for the Barnstar. You made me feel very special, and your encouragement is very appreciated! Zcarstvnz (talk) 13:41, 12 August 2018 (UTC)


I didn’t really have time to fix all the grammar errors in that article myself. Thanks for helping me do that. I sent you what I assume is a thank you notice, but just to be sure, thanks. Also, are you an “admin?” You definitely seem to have quite a lot of power around here. See you around, Vulcandor.

Vandalism in progress?Edit

I got a notification that you suspected me of being a guy named Telstra from Australia. I assure you, I’m not Telstra. I’m an American. I just want to do the same thing as all of you, put my talents to good use on a topic I’m interested in. You can keep an eye on me if you want, I understand you want to keep your site safe. There’s a lot of bad people on the Internet. Believe me, I’ve met them. I’ve done things online I wish I could take back too. But I’m past my “idiot phase.” Hopefully that clears it up for you. See you around, Vulcandor.

Vulcandor - Telstra is a mobile Internet service provider in Australia that, for the past several years, has been used by a vandal to make edits to our site that bear a certain degree of similarity to some of the edits you've made. Gizza was correct to bring those similarities to the attention of the community, but judging by what's happened since then, I think it's safe to chalk this up to a case of mistaken identity. For one, the Telstra vandal virtually never responds to messages left for him/her on user talk pages, and when s/he does, it is immediately obvious that English is not his/her native language. Obviously none of those considerations apply to you, and hopefully this misunderstanding hasn't put you off continuing to contribute to our site. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 02:44, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Have fun travellingEdit

I saw the notice that you are travelling over the next several weeks. Hope you have plenty of good memories to write about when you get back. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 02:57, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

@SelfieCity: Thanks! I haven't started travelling yet but need to start packing and have some other real-life commitments that will make me wind down my time here. But hopefully I won't be completely inactive. Gizza (roam) 21:28, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Checked my watchlist and saw that you just made a commentEdit

Are you back yet? If so, welcome back! --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 00:39, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Thanks @SelfieCity: I am back though still a bit jet-lagged and have some real life commitments which may make me not as active as before but still excited to be editing at one of the best websites in the world again. Gizza (roam) 22:11, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Hiding inappropriate editsEdit

By hiding "revision text", it hides the edit content, right, including pictures? I'm thinking in the case of the recent vandal.

I don't want to check, for obvious reasons

(Don't respond until you're done) --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 00:14, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

@SelfieCity: yes "revision text" hides the edit itself. Edit summary is self-explanatory and username is too. I'm in a habit of hiding everything when it's necessary as per DENY. Gizza (roam) 00:18, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
Sure, and in the case of inappropriate content like that incident (not that I ever saw it), it makes sense to hide everything. I think ACF's intention, though, is to only hide vandal revisions for the vandals who come back often, like Fuerdai, not for every vandal. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 00:21, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
ACF is now actively hiding revisions here, so maybe I was wrong! --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 00:27, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
I think when the vandalism is experimental and possibly good faith (e.g. someone typing "hello" or something harmless), there is no need to rev del. But in this case, even though the vandal didn't appear to be recurrent, was quite malicious and sophisticated. Adding images requires an intermediate knowledge of editing wikis. A first-time editor won't know how to add images. Gizza (roam) 00:31, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
Revision deletion is an extreme measure that's only appropriate for the most persistent and destructive of repeat vandals (who are also very prolific, hence how often it's actually used). -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:34, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy New Year!Edit

Philadelphia Winter Landscape, by Thomas Birch,
oil on canvas, circa 1830-1845, in the collection of
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain.

Thank you for all you do for WikiVoyage
throughout the year!
I hope you have a great 2019!

Zcarstvnz (talk) 11:27, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
@Zcarstvnz: thank you for your wishes! Have a happy and successful 2019 too! Gizza (roam) 20:34, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Unblock templateEdit

Re this edit; Template:Unblock, which you advised the bocked IP to use, does not exist. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:54, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Autopatroller rightEdit

Please grant me a autopatroller right because I want to mark my own actions as patrolled? HutheMeow

@HutheMeow: I'm not intending to criticize your edits, but at the moment it is still a little early. It is generally considered that users need at least 100 edits to reach autopatroller status. You do not have 100 edits yet. But if/when you have that many edits, I will be happy personally to go through your edits and, if they look OK, give you the status.
PS: Sorry, DaGizza, for replying on your page! Hope you don't mind --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 06:45, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Actually I changed my mind on that. HutheMeow

Horse racingEdit

This conversation was moved to User talk:Zanygenius2 (WV-en)#Re:Horse racing

Dear @DaGizza:, Thank you for your thanks, as well as your work at Horse racing. I wasn't sure how the travel topic would go over, however it appears to be a success-ful article. What should the next step be from here? Zanygenius2 (WV-en) (talk) 22:48, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Additional questionEdit

@DaGizza:, Thank you for your help so far. A few of us was wondering whether to include the People's track in Belize. Was it notable? Please leave your response at the article talk. Thank you once again. Zanygenius2 (WV-en) (talk) 14:42, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the speedy clean up in Aisle 3Edit

Good work. Ground Zero (talk) 00:44, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

Community Insights SurveyEdit

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Do you have an explanation for this revert? Whitepixels (talk) 09:17, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

@Whitepixels:, that was an accidental click of the revert button. I'm sorry. I was browsing Wikivoyage on my phone and must have pressed it mistakenly. I've reverted my revert. Gizza (roam) 09:20, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

OK, thanks, no problem! Whitepixels (talk) 09:22, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

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Thanks a lot for using my toolEdit

I would appreciate any feedback about Wikivoyage:Correct typos in one click. Uziel302 (talk) 11:11, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Updating Wikivoyage:Wikivoyage and WikitravelEdit

Unfortunately, my current time schedule doesn't fit with updating the website ranks very well, so if you ever feel like you want to do it, go ahead. That's why I haven't been updating it much lately. Thanks for doing that while I haven't! --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 22:15, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi! Your updates to the differences table are superb. The Wikitravel column still claims/disclaims that the data comes from a 7 January 2018 update though? Are you able to update that date yet or is some of the info in that column still that old?Angry candy (talk) 11:53, 19 February 2020 (UTC)
Hi @Angry candy:. Unfortunately, I cannot access Wikitravel's special statistics page, which is where the information comes from. I have a very old account there but when I log in it says I don't have permission. @SelfieCity: are you able you access the page on Wikitravel? In contrast, Special:Statistics is accessible. Gizza (roam) 22:00, 19 February 2020 (UTC)
I got the same message. Perhaps you have to be an administrator to see it on Wikitravel. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 22:30, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for the WelcomeEdit

Thanks for the welcome. Perhaps you do here what I do on Wikipedia. To me, a red talk in a recent history entry is a call for me to do a Welcome, or (rarely) a Warning. I have done thousands of Welcomes over the years.

I do have a question for you. I see Wikivoyage talk:Banner Expedition has hundreds of entries. Don't you do archiving here? --Dthomsen8 (talk) 04:11, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

First entry there was back in May 2013. --Dthomsen8 (talk) 04:15, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
@Dthomsen8: we are indeed meant to archive long talk pages. Perhaps the people active on the banner expendition talk page have been too lazy :) (I am personally not very involved with banners). Ideally we should have a bot that archives long talk pages every now and then. There are a few editors that create and manage bots here. I may raise this at the WV:Travellers' pub. Or you could if you like (the pub is a bit like the village pump at the pedia). Gizza (roam) 04:42, 13 December 2019 (UTC)


Hi, DaGizza, and thanks for taking care of things. I'd like to know what makes you sure this IP user is a vandal. I figure it's because they made some unexplained deletions. Should we enable them to edit their own talk page to discuss this? Or do you believe this is the sockpuppet account of a banned user (if so, we know who we're talking about)? I question reverting the parts of their edits that moved IsPartOf for articles back from Lower Inn Valley to the parent category of [[Tyrol], unless the towns in question are not actually in the Lower Inn Valley, but instead in North Tyrol or East Tyrol, which we have yet to have articles for. Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:09, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Hi @Ikan Kekek:, based on's previous block history which is here, the types of articles being edited and writing style, I believe it's the same banned user (AC) making all of the recent edits. I also know that the user has become active again on Wikimedia. See here. And the same banned user may using be another IP address here (undid SelfieCity's reverts). Gizza (roam) 02:28, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
I reverted the edits per deny but I do agree that some of the edits were beneficial. I don't mind if they are reverted back. Gizza (roam) 02:30, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. I read you loud and clear. If I had looked at the complete history of Igls, I would have known for sure it was him. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:24, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi - DaGizza - this is regarding your revert to the edits made by on the Achenkirch page (my apologies - haven't yet figured out how to link to a specific edit - but its the top edit on that page currently). While the English is poor, and could do with some re-wording, it doesn't seem like this is an edit with bad intentions. And you didn't explain your revert. Could you please clarify your intent please? --Marvin The Paranoid (talk) 18:11, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Re: WelcomeEdit

Thanks for the note! I've (almost) never edited here, but I've lurked enough that I have some idea of what I should be doing! #StayAwesome PratNil (talk) 04:46, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for mentoring Wikivoyage workshopEdit

Dear DaGizza thanks for having you as a mentor for the wikivoyage workshop dated 29 August. It was great having you onboard. Can you please share your feedback on the page Looking forward to more such wikivoyage activities.--Rangan Datta Wiki (talk) 17:40, 3 September 2020 (UTC)

What's that first number?Edit

https://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=Wikivoyage:Wikivoyage_and_Wikitravel&curid=112083&diff=4060292&oldid=4058532 Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:13, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

@Ikan Kekek: thanks for spotting the typo. There was an extra "8" which I've now removed. Gizza (roam) 01:35, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

Kudos for your updates to articles about India!Edit

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Have a Barncompass for your prodigious and tireless work updating articles about most everyplace in India! Most impressive! --Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:09, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Have you been affected by the floods yet???Edit

G'day DaGizza,

Just wanted to see whether you're okay with the floods at the moment?

Thanks, SHB2000 (talk) 05:29, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

An award for you!Edit

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See the full message at User talk:LivelyRatification SHB2000 (talk) 12:07, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

Request for your opinion about a bannerEdit

Hi Gizza. Thanks for adding feedback to several of the banner discussions I opened a couple of weeks ago. If possible, please share your thoughts in the discussion too, where we currently don't have a firm decision for any of the options. ויקיג'אנקי (talk) 15:25, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Falcon Street or Military Road offramp?Edit

Hi Gizza,

Just asking if the off-ramp is called Military Road off-ramp or Falcon Street. en.wiki says Military Road but it says Falcon Street here. I haven't been paying attention to the signs and looking at Wikivoyagers by location, I'm wondering if you have better knowledge here?

Thanks, SHB2000 (talk) 11:51, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Opinion requested in Talk:Jervis BayEdit

Hi there, your opinion is requested in Talk:Jervis Bay. I've proposed a major change and if done, this is fairly significant and will disrupt a number of articles. Thanks and take care, SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 08:54, 5 May 2021 (UTC)