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Call me ASAP

Hi Evan,

Can you call me ASAP on my cell: 819-712-2813. I have some important decisions to make this week regarding the multilingual wiki project, and I can't make them without knowing more about your level of interest.

I will leave a message on Michele-Ann's page also.

Thx

Alain

Template:Failedstarnomination

Evan, can you have a look at this, it looks most strange on my IE7 - only about 1/6 of the words show. Is it the same on your screen? -- DanielC 15:42, 2 February 2007 (EST)

Flickr

Hi. I asked a question about Flickr at shared:Tech:Add_ImportFreeImages_extension. Not sure if that's the right place, and more importantly not sure if you'd notice it so I'm pinging you here. -- Jonboy 10:36, 3 February 2007 (EST)

Willy on wheels

User:Joseph Stalin is making life hell for all on wikitravel. Please bump him off the site. ---Upamanyuwikitravel 09:38, 6 February 2007 (EST)

I think the storm has passed. Willy's been a minor annoyance on Wikitravel for several years, and we've managed to survive so far. I have to admit that I actually like the way that Wikitravellers band together and deal with this kind of nuisance. Together we are stronger and more powerful than any single vandal can be.
I'm not a big fan of user bans; they are pretty ineffective on an open site like a wiki, where anyone can just go create a new account. Also, Willy is looking for attention, and a user ban is just the kind of ineffectual authoritarian action that he loves. In my opinion, the best thing to do is expend minimal effort: sweep up patiently after him and avoid personal interactions.
You may disagree; we have a Wikitravel:User ban nominations page if you want to nominate someone for a ban. Just remember: the point isn't to move some page to some other name; it's to get under our skin. --Evan 09:43, 6 February 2007 (EST)
ok Upamanyuwikitravel 05:44, 7 February 2007 (EST)

Site problems

I think this CNN report about a hacking attack may be the explanation behind those site problems I reported yesterday. See [1]. -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 03:08, 7 February 2007 (EST)

followup on Talk:Greece#ferry schedule and routes

Evan, could you please comment on my last question in Talk:Greece#ferry schedule and routes? See bottom of the discussion. Thank you. --DenisYurkin 22:10, 8 February 2007 (EST)

St.Petersburg

Dear Evan,

I see you removed a list of cities where crime rates are considerably higher than St.Petersburg. I was shocked when I read some of the misleading and offensive rubbish in the article. Then I thought to compare it to other city articles like London where I find a much better balanced view. I respect your opinion regarding the list of countries you removed but I really feel St.Petersburg needs to be put in context so I have made the list less quantitative and more qualitative. I am in a position to comment on these maters since I live in the city for 6 months of the year and own several apartments there.

Regards, Oliver

Hi, Oliver. I understand your point; I removed the longer list because I thought the point was made fine without it. It's probably not necessary to get into a long discussion of the general state of murder rates world-wide on the St. Petersburg page. Thanks a lot for your work. --Evan 20:58, 10 February 2007 (EST)

OpenID

Hi Evan. Got your note on WikiOutdoors. I am open to your suggestion (pun intended!). I'll put a note in our forums section on technology so Michael sees the request. He'll be in touch probably via talk page to discuss the details. Thanks! Kirasw 14:11, 11 February 2007 (EST)

I'm glad you were able to identify the value of my suggestion. (Teehee!) My friend Enid will be happy to hear about it. I'll use my pen to write her a note. B-) Anyways, he can contact me on my WikiOutdoors talk page. --Evan 09:20, 12 February 2007 (EST)

last comment accidentally replaced entire page...

I’m writing from Lonely Planet, one of the largest travel media companies in the world. I see that you will be attending South x Southwest Interactive in March. Chris Boden, our Director of Global Business Development and Blake Hutchinson, Director of Partnerships and Licensing will also be attending on behalf of Lonely Planet. They would like to meet up with you while at the conference to discuss opportunities for partnerships as Lonely Planet is moving more into the digital space. Are you available on Monday, March 12th, in the afternoon? I can best be reached by email at amy.todd@lonelyplanet.com. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 63.80.104.24 (talkcontribs)

Lonely Planet, eh? Hmmm... name rings a bell. B-) I'll send an email to you and we can make some time to talk. --Evan 15:20, 12 February 2007 (EST)

WIKIWYG Help

Hey Evan,

I contacted a Mr. Jason Richey in regards to help with applying wikiwyg, and he told me it would be best to get your help.

Im currently in a coop position for the Government of Canada, and am trying to give a good enough impression to go full time. One of the tasks they have given me is to implement a wysiwyg editor into a wiki. I tried the whole FCKeditor thing however path issues are causing it not to work or the wiki itself.

I found some files, however have no idea if they are the right ones, or how to even go about installing everything. Any and all help is truly appreciated and I sincerely thank you for just taking the time to read this.

- Peter M

ParserFunctions

Hi Evan, could we install the extension "ParserFunctions"? Then we would be able to make fancy templates, like the automatic generation of a map showing the location of a city, or converting the climate-tables from plain text to a diagram. I made a "offical" request on shared:. Thanks! --Flip666 13:29, 17 February 2007 (EST)

We already have a system for making maps, and we already have ParserFunctions installed. I'll check your request, though.--Evan 19:44, 17 February 2007 (EST)
Thanks, I didn't test it on de:, it works fine there. Sorry. --Flip666 15:17, 23 February 2007 (EST)

copyleft

Hey Evan, do you want to maybe shed some light on a conversation over on shared regarding copyleft and images licensed other than cc by 1.0? - Cacahuate 05:07, 18 February 2007 (EST)

spam filter

Hi Evan - the spam filter seems to be disabled after the upgrade. Talk:Main Page got hit with something that should have been blocked, and I was able to add a spam pattern to a sandbox page. -- Ryan 00:03, 22 February 2007 (EST)

That's weird. OK, I'll take a look. --Evan 00:14, 22 February 2007 (EST)
Until it's working again, I've protected Talk:Main Page. -- Colin 00:15, 22 February 2007 (EST)
OK, it seems to be working again. The problem was that for some reason the upgrade script deleted MediaWiki:spamwhitelist and MediaWiki:spamblacklist -- the two MW messages that let the spam filter know where to look for its whitelist and blacklist respectively. (That lets the names be translated for non-English WT versions). I've restored the pages -- I'll look to see what other language versions need. --Evan 00:24, 22 February 2007 (EST)

Fake edit

Testing user talk notification. --207.134.56.158 00:29, 22 February 2007 (EST)

and again. --207.134.56.158 00:34, 22 February 2007 (EST)

proposal to set up wikitravel abbreviations page

hi evan, what about starting a page to list all the abbreviations of wikitravel-specific vocabulary. You know, MoS, DotM, CoW, OTBP and that sort of stuff. Please let me know what you think on this on this talk page, I'll have it on my watchlist. Upamanyuwikitravel 08:35, 22 February 2007 (EST)

Wikitravel:Jargon! — Ravikiran 08:52, 22 February 2007 (EST)

2 step watch/unwatch

So a while back someone was asking about this in the pub, and according to Mark it looked unlikely... though when I was just patrolling some edits, I notice on the "this page has been patrolled" page there was an "unwatch" tab up top... and I was able to toggle back and forth with one click, no confirmations. Also when I'm editing a page on my watchlist it shows that option. But if I'm just looking at a page on my watchlist, it still just shows the "watch" tab as it always was, and is followed by a confirm page. Can this be fixed? That's a super new feature, I hope so! - Cacahuate 18:26, 22 February 2007 (EST)

The inconsistency has been fixed; we're back to the good ol' watch/unwatch tab, with the extra commit page. There's a new option for [[wikipedia:AJAX|]-based watching, and I'm going to experiment with it to see if it work. If so, I'll roll it out here. --Evan 07:26, 23 February 2007 (EST)

fi-wikitravel

I exist! But interwikilinks from fi to anywhere else don't seem to work? Jpatokal 21:46, 22 February 2007 (EST)

And from anywhere else to fi. -- Sapphire(Talk) • 21:52, 22 February 2007 (EST)
Fixed. Also: fancy sig you got there, pardner. --Evan 22:50, 22 February 2007 (EST)
Links to ca, eo and hu still don't work. Jpatokal 04:53, 23 February 2007 (EST)
Interwikis from ca: to fi: are still kaput. -- Ricardo (Rmx) 09:02, 24 February 2007 (EST)

you made a funny

Evan I'm looking for new business ideas, being jobless and all... and one that involves travel would be great... in short, I'm applying for the t-shirt stand job... p.s., I grew up in Midland, and have actually been to Lubbock... bet you don't hear that often... - Cacahuate 14:20, 23 February 2007 (EST)


Template:Related rendering incorrectly?

Is it just me or is the related template rendering as raw &lt ;relatedpages&gt ; (spaces added intentionally), eg Zion, Royal Natal National Park, Blyde River Canyon

I restored the MW template that was deleted during the upgrade. Currently, the site is purging the cache and whatever else it does so it may take a moment before everything is working right. -- Sapphire(Talk) • 16:07, 23 February 2007 (EST)

Template:hasDocent seems to now be doing the same thing... Los Angeles, Santa Fe (New Mexico)... - Cacahuate 12:48, 24 February 2007 (EST)

My real name

Hi Evan,

I've read your question on your pages but I haven't seen any option to leave you a comment, so I come here to let you know the answer.

I confirm that Carme Pla is my real name. Carme is the catalan version of the more widely spread "Carmen", thanks to the opera by Bizet. Pla is a common name in Catalunya; one famous writer with this name was Josep Pla.

By the way, thanks again for your support with the launch of the Catalan version of Wikitravel!!!

(Carmepla 03:41, 25 February 2007 (EST))

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