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The Travellers' pub—your watering hole on Wikitravel

The Travellers' pub is where Wikitravellers of all languages get to together to talk about Wikitravel, and where you can ask for help if you're confused, lost, afraid, tired or annoyed by Wikitravel. Please check the FAQ and Help page before asking a question, though, since that may save your time and others'.

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My eddition is being deleted[edit]

How can i save my information?

Please send me the instraction

Learn= The Callan school is offers Russian classes with native speakers 240/KG.Contact details : url= Skype: callanschool1, Cell phone: +996707890405

Work= The Callan school employs European teachers for teaching English language and may have free accommodation. traveling please visit url="" Contact details : url= Skype: callanschool1, Cell phone:+996707890405

Thanks, Sabrina

Touting See here: Koavf (talk) 23:23, 30 March 2015 (EDT)

Hi! I've added a listing and hit save, I see it listed on the page, but when I go back the next day, it's gone. It shows in my user contribution, it shows in the revision history, but after adding when I reload the page, it does not show as a listing any longer. I've tried to add the listing several times now and it's still not showing on the page after refreshing. I'm concerned that I'm either doing something wrong or will be touting. Thanks for any help in resolving this!

Please provide a link Where are you editing exactly? Which page? I'd be happy to help but I need something more precise, please. Koavf (talk) 23:40, 29 May 2015 (EDT)

User name + password not accepted, OpenID disabled - how to get my user back?[edit]

Dear all, I did not log in for quite a while but edited as anonymous. Mea culpa. Now, when I wanted to log in again. I used to do that via OpenID, but that function seems to be disabled?! When I try to log in via user name + password, which I saved 7 years ago in KeePass so they shall be correct, these credentials are not accepted. I tried to let me send a new password, but that does not work (error message: There is no email address recorded for user "Schoschi"). I do would like to continue to use my user and not create a new user "schoschi2" or the like. How can I solve that problem? Thank you, -- 07:43, 2 April 2015 (EDT)

Hi, did you try to just create user "schoschi" again? I looked through all the logs and this name does not appear anywhere, so maybe it has been deleted by the system as it was not used for so long. Give it a try and let us know. Thanks! Adzas (talk) 10:05, 6 April 2015 (EDT)
I tried to log-in as well as to get a new password as well as to create a user with my old name. The latter was denied because that username is already in use, and my user page still exists - so I guess my user sill exists. --Schoschi 2015-04-13 22:07
Likely you never registered the username at WT Shared, but just at WT English. Just register it here at Shared and you're good to go. IBobi talk email 17:09, 6 April 2015 (EDT)
OK, and where do I find the "register at WT shared" page? The link on the top right always leads me to (Firefox) or (Opera) and on both pages I get the error message "Username entered already in use." --Schoschi 2015-04-13 22:07 I found out that the target of the link "Create account" on the top right differs depending on the currently visited page; here in the pub page, it leads to where I could successfully create a new user with my old name :) Sadly, I can't login with that user to the EN and DE pages/guides; what do I have to do for that? And how do I merge that one with my existing one so my old edits, watchpages,... are available. Thank you for hints :) --Schoschi (talk) 16:48, 13 April 2015 (EDT)
Hi again. There is no merged account -- you simply make an account with the same username) if available) at each of the sites you wish to edit. If at some point you run into a site where your preferred username is taken, just contact me or another admin and we'll help you get the same username across all sites you wish to edit. IBobi talk email 19:07, 13 April 2015 (EDT)
Hi IBobi, thank you for the offer :) I want to edit in DE and EN sites, and would like to do so with one user name, preferable "Schoschi", and if that's impossible, "GeorgD". --Schoschi (talk) 17:52, 14 April 2015 (EDT)
BTW, when I click "email" in your signature, I get "You cannot send email to other users on this wiki". --Schoschi (talk) 17:52, 14 April 2015 (EDT)

Editing Zipolite[edit]


I have been adding to the "Zipolite" page for several days now. I tried to post a picture of the sunset in the SEE section. Im not an expert with codes, so I still havent been able to add the picture properly. This is kind of annoying, but not the big issue.

The problem is that when Zipolite page is opened, the formatting has been changed. The "Sleep" and "Eat" sections have been combined with each other, and the page looks awful.

I then go back to the edit screen to try and fix the mess, and the formatting on the editing screen is correct, it should look perfect when opened up.

Any I going to have to copy the whole page, then start over and paste it all together to make the page look correct again?

Help please!!!

Hi Mike -- please see IBcaldera's notes to you on your talk page: You may want to set up your preferences there and here, so that you are alerted when someone writes to you. I'm sure IBcaldera can help you format! Welcome! IBobi talk email 20:41, 9 April 2015 (EDT)

Cleveland Ohio Climate[edit]

I don't know why, but the Climate by Month information for Cleveland Ohio is very wrong for the summer months. It lists the Daily highs for July as 113 degrees Farenheit. That's absurd. It's not Palm Springs it's Cleveland.... I would say May-August are all very wrong and off by 20-30 degrees.

I'm not sure what weather source is typically used by WikiTravel. But Intellicast backs up my assertions that the values for Cleveland are our of whack.

I wanted to bring this to someone's attention. Hopefully someone who is more aware of the editing policies can eventually apply an update.

Thank you for the heads up! The numbers are now up-to-date! IBcaldera (talk) 20:19, 14 April 2015 (EDT)

Authenticated - sometimes[edit]

I'm logged in OK here but when I go to the main Wikitravel page or to a town page I'm not, and when I try and log in I get permission error. What gives? Owen (talk) 05:53, 23 April 2015 (EDT)Owen

Logging in There is no single-user login at Wikitravel: you must create accounts at each language edition you wish to edit and login separately there. Koavf (talk) 10:22, 23 April 2015 (EDT)


Hello I just wanted to say that there is a mistake in your webpage,the house Mugarretenea in Hondarribia is in Calle San Nicolas Number 2 and not 13

Plunge forward Anyone can edit the site, so we'd be happy to have you fix any errors you find. Do you need help with editing? Koavf (talk) 16:49, 20 June 2015 (EDT)

SPOT AN ADVERTISING LINK AT George Town travel guide - Wikitravel[edit]

Have a check...

(Under Section: SEE. Both links to a private tours agent selling website: )

Laywiki (talk) 06:24, 2 July 2015 (EDT)

Hi, thanks for letting us know. The information has been removed from the article. In future if you see something like that please feel free to remove it yourself and just explain in the summary field why you removed it. We appreciate your help and are looking forward to further edits from you. Thanks! Adzas (talk) 07:09, 5 July 2015 (EDT)

jodokusinn no Spam!!!!!!!!![edit]

Hello dear team I recently put on a post of my place in Montezuma as I am new I did not totally understood how I worked and created a post but afterwards did not see it so I created the post 4 times and when I finally figured out how to put me on the page I put me down 4 times in no way I was able to delete my posts as i tried to do that.. as it stated It did not recognize my log in the day after I had been deleted and blocked for being a spammer that is absolutely not correct and all I wanted it to put my space on the map

Bin bin in China without any help or explanation besides I am a spammer blocked me.

what to do to get back on the map in a good way As an innkeeper of Jodokus Inn

I do not understand how to talk to BinBin to explain as I do not see that option how to create that conversation please help.

Which edition? Wikitravel is published in over 20 languages: which one was the one where you had this problem? Koavf (talk) 00:36, 17 August 2015 (EDT)
Hi, I checked the Montezuma article, and the reason your edit was reverted was because you added your listing four times in the same article, which is against our policies. I don´t see your IP address blocked though, so have a look through our guidelines and try again. Any questions, please let us know. Thanks! Adzas (talk) 10:59, 20 August 2015 (EDT)

Photo not allowed[edit]

Hi, This photo is mine : I never give any authorization to use it. Please, don't use this picture without mention of my name. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. All violation will be procecuted by law. Best regards Patrick Chatelier

  • Attribution I'm confused: are you saying to not use it at all or are you saying that you want attribution with use? Koavf (talk) 11:50, 19 August 2015 (EDT)

Template for displaying non-latin languages[edit]

I'm currently editing the article about Bangkok and have made the experience that there is no template that allows users to display words in Thai script in an appropriate way. At least I haven't found it yet.

Voyage has a good template for displaying non-latin scripts by using the following markup (Thai example):

{{ThS|กรุงเทพๆ|w=Krung Thep|b=Bangkok|a=grung teep|i=IPA}}

Parameter 1 is the template ID, parameter 2 is the text in its original script, w parameter is the official transcription into latin alphabet, b the translation, a the pronunciation (if it differs from the official transcription). i shows the characters in IPA.

It'd be really helpful. —The preceding comment was added by Thaikolja (talkcontribs)



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