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User talk:Evan/Jun 2004

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  1. Evan, refer Colorado - should the National Parks have separate pages? Some of these are currently dead-end. You seem to go that route but others have listed that kind of thing with "typical newbie" comments.
  2. For subpages, there doesn't seem to be anything in the help file. To go to a subpage you use a/b but how do you get the <a construct at the top of the subpage b?
  3. I want to disambig "Ireland" but when someone says "near Ireland" how do I refer to both "Republic of Ireland" and "Northern Ireland"?

--Nzpcmad 04:13, 5 Jun 2004 (EDT)

So, my take:

  1. Colorado is on the list of Wikitravel:articles needing attention. Also, national parks should have their own articles -- see Wikitravel:What is an article? for details. Can you let me know who thinks we shouldn't have them?
Sorry, National Parks was a bad example. Wineglass Bay is an example. It's not a National Park but a beach. It's listed as needing attention. So it should not have its own page?
  1. No, Wikitravel:subpages doesn't exist. I'll try to get it started. The "< a" thing should happen automagically. Can you give me an example where it isn't?
Tried this. It inserts the link after you save it. I was just looking at the edit page!
  1. Well, I'd say that we should either correct the statement "near Ireland" or have a teensy-weensy article for Ireland, the island.
Have a look at the disambiguation pages (Special pages/Maintainance). There are two examples there.

I'll try to jump in on the talk pages for these issues.

--Evan 14:31, 5 Jun 2004 (EDT)

Thumbnails

Hi Evan, Thumbnails for image still do not work. Please fix them. Yann 05:47, 7 Jun 2004 (EDT)

I'll give it a shot. Do you know what it requires? MediaWiki version, external libraries/tools? --Evan 10:09, 7 Jun 2004 (EDT)
JeLuF said that the version 1.2.6 is recommended. BTW, MediaWiki messages (i.e. {{msg:bouchon}}) do not work either. Yann 17:24, 7 Jun 2004 (EDT)
You should use the latest version of the 1.2 series, which is 1.2.6, to get thumbnails and msg's. Or wait a week or two and switch directly to 1.3, which will provide links in thumbnails and a template namespace, separating MediaWiki-messages from user contributed messages. Categories are also added in 1.3. And a lot of bug fixes, as well as wonderful new bugs. -- JeLuF

Wikitravel mentioned in Linux Magazine

There is an article on Mediawiki in the May edition of Linux Magazine (UK). The article is mostly about setting up the software and how a wiki functions, but Wikitravel is mentioned in a box with other wikis running the software. (I haven’t seen this mentioned any place else, and I didn't know where else to put it, so I put it here.) Eivind 15:54, 9 Jun 2004 (EDT)

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