Ich hab also jetzt kein bock das ganze zu uebersetzen aber das ist was auf meine /general/ userpage steht:
Ok.... finally I've found you guys! Well it wasn't easy and I certainly tried, I would suggest working on getting the word out a bit more. I had to read everything I could on the wikitravel site about the whole sellout affair to finally find the link to here on Nils' userpage.
So! When is the En version coming online? When can I start adding all that stuff I've been keeping to myself for the last year? As I also stated in the pub: don't you think it's a better idea to first make the en site available, and then wait for the contributors to start coming in? I can imagine a lot of people finding the site (it took me a while to be honest, I think more dissemination of the fact that you exist is needed!) get stuck on the fact that there is only a German version so far and then just leave instead of signing up and making their presence known.
Also I would like to help out with a Dutch version as I speak the language and can also help translating from German to English/Dutch when needed.
Here is my old wikitravel userpage content:
June 13 2006
I am not a huge contributor but I will cease all actvities on this site until I have processed all the information about Wikitravel having been sold to a company (!), and then I will decide whether I continue.
What information I have contributed, specifically on Malta is stuff that I'm convinced has real value above what is already out there and readily available. I have been in an unusual position to get to know about Malta which few other tourists visiting the island have had; the Maltese ofcourse also will have some of the same info but not the objective attitude and comparative knowledge of other Mediterrannean holiday destinations. I have voluntarily contributed this info thinking that I was giving it to a community of travellers rather than a commercial venture.
I have still a lot which I could add, but the idea that any additions now contribute to the value of a product that some anonymous bunch of businessmen will be getting richer off really puts me off. This is why I also decided in the beginning not to contribute to World66, and I'm convinced that this is the same for many others. This is what made wikitravel grow and get a lot of people wanting to cooperate and put energy into it.
Regardless of what I think of going commercial I as of yet also don't understand why the founders didn't go commercial on their own, I'm certain that the contributors would've had more faith with them at the helm of a small company with a single core activity, namely this site.
(WV-de) PeterW 04:47, 13 June 2006 (EDT)
(Copypasted from elsewhere, I know it's lazy but hey, better than nothing)
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date of Birth: 8.7.1978
Occupation: IT, part time student political science
Profile Summary: I grew up all over the place (see below) and am in that sense a real TCK (I sometimes need subtitles when I think..), and as such what better place than Amsterdam to live in, this relatively tiny place (800,000 people) is as cosmopolitan as many places many times larger.
Languages spoken: English, Dutch, German, some French
Travel experience: Born in Lebanon, lived there and in Australia, Germany and Sweden as a kid. Visited most of western Europe, some Middle East, some south Asia, across the atlantic only New England.
Planned trips: Nothing outside Europe for the moment due to lack of time and funds.
Wikitravel contributions: Visited Malta a lot as my parents live there right now, so I'm still working on adding as much as possible there. Also am working on some stuff for the Amsterdam article.
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