Discussions for you
Hey Jani, your opinion is desired at Talk:Singapore#New article for Pulau Ubin?. Also, I wondered if you might have any advice re this map of the Maldives—it was an unusually tricky map to create. --Peter Talk 13:54, 11 January 2010 (EST)
Any Bali feedback
I guess you got back safely :) Hope all went well. If you have any feedback on Bali listings (or new ones), please fire away. --Burmesedays 03:31, 13 January 2010 (EST)
先日JpatokalさんがSharedにアップしたバタム島の画像を日本語版にも使わせていただきました。できればお時間があるときに"NagoyaHill FoodStreet"（「名古屋ヒル？」面白い名前ですね :-) ）の簡単な解説を書いてもらえませんか？よろしくお願いします--Shoestring 15:53, 2 February 2010 (EST)
Make sure you are sitting down...
....when you read this. That Ubud won the award for top city in Asia is just about believable, but one hell of an achievement nonetheless. But this? If you take the top scores of all cities in the world, Ubud is fifth! I am stunned. Bali sadly lost (just) its perennial top island spot to The Maldives. --Burmesedays 02:50, 8 February 2010 (EST)
I never knew there was something like this on the wikia projects until I saw your profile on wiktionary :) I like it, it's pretty fun. Haven't you ever visited the Netherlands? We like to welcome you soon! 220.127.116.11 14:08, 15 February 2010 (EST)
There's a lengthy discussion at Wikitravel talk:Naming conventions#Latin Characters, and a point was raised about why Vietnamese is an exception to the "use the Latin alphabet including accents/diacritics" rule. Since you wrote Wikitravel:Romanization#Vietnamese you would seem to be the expert on the matter, so can you add your thoughts? Thanks! -- Ryan • (talk) • 22:51, 16 February 2010 (EST)
Help with mapmaking
I've been trying to use the osmatravel scripts (I run Linux) to make a map of Riga, but I have a hard time understanding some of the instructions, namely where I'm supposed to draw the boundary and how I'm supposed to configure the tags.
Thanks, Rastapopulous 15:07, 15 April 2010 (EDT)
I want to serve the Chinese bureaucracy, the operator.
I want to serve the Chinese bureaucracy, the operator.
please give me Chinese sysop and bureaucrats Thanks you.
--用戶 03:21, 15 July 2010 (EDT)
Enabling the Add Listing feature
Hi there. I've been trying to get the listing form editor working for pt:. I added the edit tools successfully and I've translated the labels for the listings editor and they show up fine in Portuguese when you access it from the edit button of a listing already in template format (example: pt:Viana do Castelo#Coma, but there is no section button to add a listing. Do you know how to enable that? Texugo 01:19, 7 September 2010 (EDT)
Hi, Jpatokal I noticed that "User:Msnhinet8" in Chinese wikitraval might be a vandalist who was blocked at Chinese wikipedia. I think adminins may have to watch him/her. Thanks. Mok 21:09, 10 September 2010 (EDT)
Hi. I wonder if you could tell me how to edit the main left-hand navigation box. Pt:'s navigation box doesn't have a link to its traveller's pub. Texugo 23:17, 16 September 2010 (EDT)
またお時間のあるときに日本語版にも遊びに来てください（よろしくお願いします）。--Shoestring 07:11, 13 November 2010 (EST)
Hey Jani, there's this letter that looks like a p with the top poking out a little more than usual... I assume it's a Roman character since it is supported by my Nokia (the 9 wxyz key) while texting... Which letter is that exactly? upamanyu
Advice requested: Jeju page restructuring
Hey mate, last week I gave the Jeju page a roadtest -- without a car -- and found it just horrendously difficult to use. Ended up relying on a fistful of soulless brochures and browsing over odds and ends of Jeju Life on my phone. Sure, theres info missing and lacking in places, but that stuff comes with time. My concern was that some of the info actually there was lain out in such a jumbled and confused manner that I couldn't use all of what was there. Basic navigation info proved confusing and I think that's related to the article structure. I've thought about this a bit and come up with what I feel is a solution, albeit a bit unorthodox so I want a second opinion. A cross between splitting the article and following a Huge City template-esque structure. As you seem to have a fairly large interest in the South Korean articles I figured you'd be a good one to ask. I've detailed the proposal and the rationale behind it on the Talk page and I'm quite willing to play around with it myself whilst adding bits and bobs I've picked up. If you get a moment, could you please have a quick read and throw me some feedback or an opinion?
Also, any advice (or links to advice) on making consistent "Wikitravel-style" maps would be greatly appreciated as I can see a couple of articles begging for them. Cheers!
PS: Keep an eye out for snakes hey! I was living in Batchelor down beside Litchfield only a few years back for a few months. 4m python outside my door one night coming back from the pub. Harmless unlike the death adders I regularly spotted (have the photos to prove it too, my students scream if I pull them out). Snave 08:42, 31 January 2011 (EST)
Region and town quickbars
Hi there. How are you doing? A resurgent suggestion has come from a relatively new user about making quickbars for city and region articles, and I would really love to hear your opinion on it. When you get a chance, could you possibly join in this discussion? texugo 02:52, 21 May 2011 (EDT)
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Bangkok Airport Bus
Hey Jpatokal, are you sure the Bangkok Airport Bus has stopped operations? That would be a tragic loss, I've used it not that long ago! :( I am looking for a source for more information on this, but I cannot find any. Do you have one? --globe-trotter 08:15, 13 June 2011 (EDT)
It started 10/06 last time. Digr 13:09, 15 July 2011 (EDT)
As should be obvious, especially in this case, fork discussions are not appropriate at WT. I have removed your two topics, as they amount to a backdoor method of undermining this community.--IBobi 16:14, 2 July 2012 (EDT)
Hi Jani, I have again reverted your changes to the fi: sitenotice. Please do not use the sitenotice feature to promote or discuss a fork of Wikitravel. You may see the discussion in the Pub for my reasons, of which I believe you are already aware. Thank you, --IBobi talk email 14:10, 23 July 2012 (EDT)
Hi, Jc, As I said, we'd prefer that you stay. But accusing IB technicians of being lazy based on absolutely no information other than that it took some time to fix a security hole built into the MW software that we just upgraded is irresponsible and unfair. There are a lot of emotions and accusations being bandied about lately due to the ongoing fork discussion; but that does not affect our duties as hosts of this site. I simply ask that we be given credit for the work that we are doing and have been doing for some time now, rather than blaming everything on past troubles. This is and has been an earnest effort, and I'm sorry if you can't see that. Hopefully it will become more apparent in time. Meanwhile, thank you for your contributions as always. If you have further comments on this or other issues that have nothing to do with Jani's page, I suggest we discuss them at my page or yours. Thank you,--IBobi talk email 14:00, 25 July 2012 (EDT)
Thanks, privileges, and inactivity
I realize you have not formally stated you have left Wikitravel, as Peter and Ryan have done, among others. And your work over the many years you’ve been a member and admin on WT is beyond reproach. I did notice that your contributions of late have been extremely minimal, almost entirely consisting of fork-related posts. You have not patrolled edits in a long time on EN, and I’m guessing you have not been doing so on FI or elsewhere either, though I’ll check that.
You remain an Administrator on all versions where you previously had that title.
From December until July, you made no contributions at all on EN, and only resumed in order to talk about the fork. Since then, you’ve only made 21 edits, only 2 of which were non-fork related. One was a 5-word edit on a Japan page, the other was a vote on article templates. Neither of those required even Admin rights, let alone Bureaucrat rights. In fact I can’t even find the last time you used your Bureaucrat privileges. Do you know?
Although you have technically been active again on the site since July, it’s essentially been to promote the fork, which you have been doing very zealously, and which you are actively pursuing on WV and WM (where you will presumably move to if and when the fork is ever up and running).
Three months of inactivity occurred for your account March 5, 2012, which is when your bureaucrat privileges could have been switched off for site security. I’m open to a discussion about this, but I do not see your reasons for wanting bureaucrat privileges, other than the fact that you were given them in the first place. Please let me know if I’m wrong about this, as, again, I have no wish for you to feel badly about your excellent contributions to WT, and I’d love to see you resume constructive activity here.
Thank you Jani,