Hi there - I am not new to wikipedia and was researching bus trips when I stumbled across the entrie(s) for the Green Tortoise. I read also the discussion on this article and was amazed to find such a heated discussion over some random information. I edited the article based on research that I did over the phone and on the web. I have not taken a Green Tortoise trip so I do not have first hand experience.
What I do care about is that I come to this website to research information on many subjects - not to read personal "truths" about how one persons experience was - this is an opinion and may not be factual. See the entry for "Stansted Transit" for a fact based editorial.
I also looked up wikipedias own information on editing a website - I made changes and edited the article based on wikipedias standards. I have included them below for anyone to browse.
I hope that wikipedia does not continue on this path of allowing personal reference to be aired as truth. I am disheartened to read the article and the entries from whoever placed them there (both pro and con) as they represent personal beliefs or agendas and not actual facts. Please keep it real and truly unbiased.
Thank you, Linda Klump
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