I was wondering whether or not other travelers on the website count these delisted sites to the total number of world heritage sites that they have visited.
No - but I do have a separate list of "De-listed sites I have visited" which, at the moment consists of a "full house" of 2!! If you use the "Browse on sites by country" on this Web site the de-listed sites are still there under "De-listed Sites" - together with any reviews made of them (including my 2). Interestingly UNESCO continues to show such sites also on its Web list with a line struck through the site name - http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/
I have never been able to work out whether this is to perpetuate ad infinitum the "shame" meted out on the countries who have joined such an infamous grouping or for some other reason!
As a response, I would encourage other travelers to state if they include these delisted sites and state a brief argument for why or why not you include delisted sites to your travel total.
It would be completely illogical/incorrect to include de-listed sites in a list which was mentally titled "Current WHS I have visited" but there is nothing to stop you maintaining a list of "Places I have visited which are or were WHS"!! Or "sites I have visited which were WHS when I visited them" or "Sites I have visited which later became WHS (whether or not they still are!)"
I am sure other users of this site keep a wide range of "travel lists" - each having one's own personal "set of rules" (we are not in competition after all!) - and we have already discussed on this Web site what might/might not constitute "visited"! On which subject every one will have their own opinion
Listophilles are never short of subjects about which they can devise and maintain a "List". A couple more WH-related lists I mentally keep are
a. Sites I have visited which have been removed from T Lists
b. Sites I visited before they became WHS
I am waiting for South Africa to inscribe The Kimberly Mines (with its "Big Hole") then I might work out how long my list of "WHS I have (only) seen from the air" might be!! In fact I might set about it straight away.........!