User talk:Evan/Apr-May 2007
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Please direct the following questions to the right spots:
Thanks for the tweak, I was wondering why it was not working --NJR_ZA 08:58, 5 April 2007 (EDT)
Evan, I sent you a mail message re Authentrus. Could you take a look and reply?
Looks good! OldPine 16:50, 5 April 2007 (EDT)
Administrator in Catalan
I would like to tell you that I submitted the application for the Wikitravel ja: to the dmoz today, following your advice. By the way, I have a question. Have you checked if the "wikitravel" tag is correctly working on the dmoz, recently? I tried to display the En: Main page from the dmoz, but I couldn't. When I search and crick the "Wikitravel" tug, it displays the odd titled ("メインペぅジ", it seems like Japanese but actually have no meaning) incomplete page. The result was the same when I tried on the French page (Or... those problems are from the system of my PC? Well, I have no idea). --Shoestring 09:16, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
Hey there. Just thought I'd give you a little update to let you know what I've been up to.
Also I have a question. Perhaps my search wasn't very thorough, but I'm wondering if somewhere there is a list of MediaWiki pages like the ones that put text in the menu bar on the left, etc. Also, are MediaWiki page titles the same for all language versions or have some of them been translated? As always, thanks for your support! Texugo 12:42, 8 April 2007 (EDT)
Hi again, Evan. Guess what? I have nominated myself for admin on ro:. Vlad is currently the only admin and he hardly has any time for it. There are so few visitors to that version that Vlad and maybe Rmx are the only ones likely to vote. Can I count on your support? No admin nomination page has been created there, so I used the Travellers' pub. Texugo 12:50, 10 April 2007 (EDT)
Hi Evan, I'm working on AboutUs.org, which is now using your OpenID extension. I've had users request the ability to merge their openID account with their pre-existing wiki account. I thought I'd check in with you before I begin working on this to see if you or anybody you've heard about has done any work in this direction.
Thanks, Jacobpappe 13:45, 10 April 2007 (EDT)
Vietnam Bia Hoi comments
I just got back form a 3 week trip to Vietnam with my Vietnamese-American fiance and just had a correction to make on the Beer section of the Vietnam page. As it was rather pervasive I thought I would let you know and change it as appropriate. Bia Hoi is actually bottled beer while Bia Tuoi (literally "fresh beer") is draft beer. Bia Hoi is available pretty much everywhere, while Bia Tuoi is harder to find but getting more popular. Most of the places that we found for Bia Tuoi served Tiger or Heineken and were larger bars; one tiny street corner place claimed to serve 333 but we were not convinced (that actually seemed closer to your definition of Bia Hoi, it was draft beer that was put into jugs for us to then pour out into our glasses, but we did see them fill the jugs from a tapped keg).
As you are the only Bureaucrat, could you rename our id to MaiteHugues (with a capital H)? Thank you. Maitehugues 09:45, 20 April 2007 (EDT)
Feedback for wikitravel?
Could wikitravel not have a feedback console for each article, giving people the ability to leave feedback for each article, giving plus points or points of improvement? which could then be followed upon, or praise for the article, i often read articles and feel guilty that the person who spent time and effort creating the article is not getting thanks for his or her for thier gratious work.
oh, and thankyou for co-creating wikitravel, it is one of the best ideas ive seen on the web;
Audio Guides / Walking Tours
Hi Evan - I emailed you and Maj a few days ago to touch base on my idea about adding free, collaborative audio walking tours to Wikitravel. Based on your profile, I get the impression that your Talk Page is a better way of getting in touch. Can we meet tomorrow or next week? (Sunday works for me too) Maybe we can have lunch? I'm in 514. firstname.lastname@example.org - MC May 3 1:14 PM
P.S. I hope you had a great holiday at Puerto Rico.
Hi. Did you mean why did I use the names Dobruja and Bukovina instead of Dobrogea and Bucovina on the Romania page? It's because I noticed those versions were more frequent in English language sources. Axi 14:53, 8 May 2007 (EDT)
Move and edit test/archive/target
Are these still needed, or can they be deleted (in order to remove them from Special:DoubleRedirects)?
Hey there brotha... just a reminder to fix the last few issues before this plummets to bottom of your todo list ;) summing up what seem to be the issues on the tech page:
Can you delete an account I created and do not want anymore?
I just signed up for an account today. However, after I signed up for an account, I realized that I wanted to use a different user name. Can you delete the account under the user name MandarinManMark, or is it ok just to have that inactive account laying around? I'll continue to use this account. Sorry to bug you, I was referred to you by someone :)
I love Wikitravel and am very excited to start contributing it. Thanks for starting something so wonderful!
I looked you up to tell you I might be in Montreal for a day next week (Thursday). But it looks like you'll be in New York for a while in June. Let me know if you need a place to stay (plenty of room in my house) and when we can catch up.
Hi Evan, any idea what is slowing the server(s) lately? Saving page edits times out sometimes lately. Could you reply over on Wikitravel:Travellers' pub#Site slowdown? :-) Rogerhc 17:10, 25 May 2007 (EDT)
So the Webby has made its way off of our news now, but I think you should find a way to get it on the main page still.... maybe you can just put the winner logo somewhere in the left nav bar, maybe in the blank space above the CC logo? – cacahuate talk 15:06, 26 May 2007 (EDT)
Nomination of the new admin on ja
Hindi WT fixes
Hey there, saw your note for Upamanyu, he's on an extended vacation at the moment... but as for all of the things that I recall that were problems, they all seem to be fixed, except for the "Other sites" box in the nav bar... it may just need to be translated, so that will have to wait for him to return since I don't want to take a stab at it and not have it be correct, though I'm not sure he knows where to look to fix that, so you may want to point him in the right direction.
Otherwise, neverending blinky dot problem has ceased, I can now edit and save my preferences, and searching for pages brings about the correct results and gives a link to create a page if it doesn't already exist. So I think you got them right! Thanks Evan! – cacahuate talk 16:22, 28 May 2007 (EDT)
Oh yeah, here was another one shared:Tech:IsIn on Hindi version. I tried to figure it out myself, but not my forte. Why won't it work if I just copy the code verbatim from IsPartOf? – cacahuate talk 18:05, 28 May 2007 (EDT)
Hi Evan - this probably belongs as a bug report on shared, but since I'm not sure what the deal is I figured I'd put it on your talk page and let you decide how you want to handle it. Since the new TOC went live I've occasionally noticed a TOC showing up on the wrong page. Clearing the cache generally fixes the problem. As an example, at the moment, the TOC on Catalina Island appears to be showing a portion of the TOC for Budapest. I'm not sure what magic mojo is used to generate the TOC, but this one is weird enough that I expect the mojo went left instead of right somewhere. -- Ryan • (talk) • 19:34, 28 May 2007 (EDT)