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Here are archived discussions on my Talk Page.

Stockholm running tour[edit]

Hi Alex,

I added a guided running tour in Stockholm recently to the "on foot" section which you then deleted with a comment ´no general tours´? I am just seeking clarification on why this is the case and how it needs to be written to meet the guidelines?

Many thanks, Dan —The preceding comment was added by Runwithmestockholm (talkcontribs)

Hi Dan, please check our Tour page. Regards, GiulioC (talk) 05:37, 27 May 2015 (EDT)


Hello IBAlex! I am not sure if I am using the User talk feature correctly, so please excuse me if this is not the correct location to post this..

Thanks for the info re:the same external linking. I would still like to make edits to the text of my recent edits, as some of the info is inaccurate/outdated, as well as make updates to the format of the link to better align with the Wikitravel markup guidelines. Am I able to make those edits? —The preceding comment was added by Amartineau (talkcontribs)
Hello Amartineau! Thank you for your message. Absolutely, feel free to Plunge forward and make edits to the articles that you see are outdated. However, please make sure to follow our policies and guidance. I realize that we have many polices how to edit Wikitravel but just keep in mind that we do not allow multiple External links and admins always remove them.
Also, yes, user talk pages are the eprfect places to communicate with each other :)
Looking forward to see you edits. If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to let me know. Cheers! IBAlex (talk) 09:02, 25 July 2015 (EDT)
Thanks very much. I will be sure to review the community policies prior to making edits. —The preceding comment was added by Runwithmestockholm (talkcontribs)


Hello. I'd like to hear how one should deal with CC-by-SA 4.0 license, i assume it is rather new one.

I see it is added as an option in "Upload a picture" page, but only among "Attribution" and not among "Attribution-Share-Alike", which confuses me. I see that CC-by-SA 3.0 remains "default for WT", so this one is clear. Also, "Banner image guidelines" indicates that the source photo "must be compatible with CC-by-SA 3.0 policy" which is not extremely clear as i'm not an expert on licensing at all. So instead i'd ask other way: i assume, any picture from Flickr can be used for banner - any which comes out when you set "Commercial use & mods allowed" (other aspects like quality and aesthetics are not a question). Although most of older photos are licensed under CC-by-SA 2.0 and the new photos are licensed under CC-by-SA 4.0 (unless it is a public domain). So i assume it is enough to set "Commercial use & mods allowed" and this is sufficient and reliable. May i use pictures from Wikimedia Commons for banners? There is no setting "Commercial use & mods allowed". So may i use "public domain" pictures from Wikimedia Commons? Or should i not use pictures from Wikimedia Commons for banners? And - may i use regular pictures from Wikimedia Commons that are licensed under CC-by-SA 4.0 ?

And there is one type of pictures that i came across in Wikimedia Commons, would like to hear how should i behave if i think that the picture may be useful for WT and i already intend to upload it, and it is licensed under CC-by-SA 3.0 - but look at this picture, to me its licensing is really confusing. This is not the actual picture i intend to upload, just an example of licensing. --Local (talk) 07:03, 4 September 2015 (EDT)

Hi Local! How are you doing? Have you done any traveling this summer?
Thank you for your message. Commonly used and accepted license nowadays among wiki- based sites is the Attribution 4.0 International. This is the default license for Wikimedia Commons that allow adaptations of your work to be shared and allows commercial uses. I believe that we should also change it as default license on Wikitravel but for that to happen, I would first need to talk to the tech team. For now, feel free to use the "Attribution 4.0". It feels to me that Creative Commons attribution 4.0 makes more sense now as from what we can read here the new licenses are more user-friendly and more internationally robust than ever before and that 4.0 is the most internationally enforceable set of CC licenses to date. The 4.0 licenses are ready-to-use around the world, without porting. So, as I mentioned above please feel free to use license Attribution 4.0 when uploading to Wikitravel and stay tuned as we might make updated our "Upload a file" dropdown menu.
As for Flickr, please use to option "Commercial use & mods allowed". Yes, you can use pictures from Wikimedia Commons for banners as our licenses are compatible. Look for pictures that on the right hand side have the option: "Use this file on a wiki" (square icon with "W" sign). This is a sufficient information for you that the license is correct.
I hope everything is clear now. Cheers! IBAlex (talk) 05:24, 13 September 2015 (EDT)
Thank you very much, everything is clear now indeed :) --Local (talk) 13:31, 13 September 2015 (EDT)

Spam filter(s) and rotate picture(s)[edit]

Hi Alex, this is Shoestring of ja:. It's been a long time since we hear from you last, but how are you these days?

Today I have two questions, about spam filters and how to rotate the picture(s).

Currently we cannot make external links on ja: pages at all, because all the URLs are blocked by spam filter(s). Do you make some additional tuning to (it/them) recently? And if you upgrade those filter(s), could you tell us how to cope with (it/them)?

And next, I would like to know how to rotate the images. For example, look at this (shared:file:RonaldMcDonald Wai.JPG). This image was originally a portrait style. But recently I noticed that it was changed from portrait to landscape, probably due to your recent update of Mediawiki. Do you know how to recover it to its original position, i.e. to rotate this picture 90 degrees counter-clockwise?

Thank you for your cooperation (as always) and we look forward to your response.--Shoestring (talk) 05:37, 4 October 2015 (EDT)



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