Do you notice?
Replies: 22 - Last Post: Feb 11, 2013 4:36 PM Last Post By: trekker502
Jan 31, 2013 1:22 AM
Do you notice?Do you notice that all the long time supporters of the Northeast Asia Thorn Tree forum have vanished?
These individuals, collectively with decades of experience in China, were invaluable in answering the questions of newcomers. The LP's recent actions understandably offended all of them.
It's regrettable that this invaluable knowledge base didn't get the respect from the LP that it deserved. Donating one's time to answer China-related questions not covered in the LP travel books, which directly and indirectly benefits Lonely Planet's public image, does have a value.
Jan 31, 2013 3:59 AM
I lost my enthusiasm for posting here when I tried to answer a poster's question by linking them to a detailed trip report I had written before, only to find that LP had deleted that post. Given the choice between writing it all again, possibly only to have it purged again someday, or just not answer, I chose the latter.
Jan 31, 2013 8:03 AM
Jan 31, 2013 8:29 AM
Jan 31, 2013 11:02 AM
4I can understand their point however as commercial intersts would start directing people to their web sites. I am a tour operator to China and Tibet and when I first came on to the Forum I mentioned my web site and got removed also. I can understand that now and I respect it. I am still here giving information out and answering questions. I am semi-retired and enjoy sharing my 25 years of travel in China. I do miss being able to contact an individual directly however as sometimes the information is helpful but may seem commercial. Check out the Frommer's Form and you will see big tour companies having people write in and giving positive spins on the companies....some of it false. Same thing with Chinese hotels now doing this. I myself appreciate keeping the Form clean
Dave from Seattle
Jan 31, 2013 11:03 AM
5LP's guidebooks were & are never worthy for my travelings in Europe and Asia & south east Asia & China so i didn't use them for my gtravelings because my informations i got before travelings and got in my actual travelings were far better in quality so i posted into TT with many postings but all my postings in the past were all had been delated perfectly and my counting of the number of postings in the past bacame to <zero=0> though some others' countiong of the numbering is astill remain like . Why?
I think LP has never a right to delate our postings in the past perfectly without p???? notice.
I also wanted to throw a LP guidebooks into tr
Jan 31, 2013 11:12 AM
Jan 31, 2013 11:26 AM
7in my post #5
i think LP has never a right to delate our postings in the past perfectly without without previous notice though this TT forum is owned & controled by LP.
(sorry, i'm never good at English and my English bocaburaries are very poor and need great efforts to post here but they delated them all very easily and perfectly--for What & Why?)
Jan 31, 2013 11:42 AM
8Fortunately, I had saved many of the TT posts, re. my future trip to the Yunnan Province, onto my computer before TT was shut down. When TT -USA reopened up, I was still able to open up the China posts and print them out. One of my China TT posts from August was extended, and I was able to access only that one and post my accummulated questions. Finally, when I googled the Chinese Consulate re. Visa Application, LP attached a "cookie" to that e-mail, and has since allowed me into this China forum through the "back door". I am not keen about all of the "cookies" attached to e-mails on my computer, but I am thankful that I am able to find out more current information about my upcoming vacation in China. The TT is now being very selective about whom they allow onto this China forum. The other foreigners may not have been allowed back on here yet.
Jan 31, 2013 6:03 PM
Feb 1, 2013 12:50 PM
Yes it is disappointing and somewhat bizzare but thats big business for you I guess
I am not sure why they are bothering with LP.It is a shame I have lost all my bookmarks for future reference
The above link has good info etc and worth a look .
Feb 1, 2013 10:36 PM
11Before traveling somewhere, I would get a rough idea where I wanted to go, comb TT for info on those places, then paste all the info into a large document and take it to the printers. This would be my guidebook, much cheaper, more lightweight and MUCH more up-to-date than an LP book. I'm sure plenty of other people had similar systems. This site is not good for the LP book sale business
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