Travelling to countries which do not respect human rights
Hey man, I'd also like to see some countries which run an apartheid system for women (like Saudi Arabia), feature the imprisonment of homosexuals (like Abu Dhabi and Dubai) and public executions (like, uhm, Saudi). Where else do you recommend? Is North Korea quite good for this sort of thing? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Spark (talk • contribs)
Regarding Comments to MSG
I have personally experienced many problems with MSG which is why I was trying to warn others.
However I apologize for changing your statement, I will leave things as they are for the time being and hope that will be an end to the matter.
Good luck and thanks for your work on here.
Edits to Abu Dhabi and Saudi
Why you changing these? YOU try and bring Police Academy 4 into Saudi Arabi and see what happens.
Just created a new article (Chumphon (province))
What happened to the information i just edited on the Chumphon (province) article? I just created a new article and uploaded the related information, but someone has edited through my information again
Local spam blacklist - numbers
Please see Wikitravel talk:Local spam blacklist#Time to remove the numbers? - thanks. ~ 18.104.22.168 08:56, 30 January 2008 (EST)
another question in Talk:Copyleft
Excuse me Sir?
Hello I'am new here and i would like to contribute to wikitravel i have no expierce in traveling anywhere in the world except 3 states i dont remember much except a few stores and sleeping locations but i have a delima i have no references at my apartment just the internet and would like to know some free info from the web i can use to start an article i know some towns and would like to help accomidations i can find if directed thank you very much sir for your time. --Thehighlands 00:01, 12 February 2008 (EST) how i'am doing so far jpatokal? --Thehighlands 03:39, 12 February 2008 (EST)
Hi jpatokal. Thanks for the email. No worries, faults all around and all that. We all care about our views and what hope is there for us mortals when even the gods are not immune to passion! --Wandering 18:04, 18 February 2008 (EST)
All anons are blocked?
Just tried to make an anonymous edit and it said I was blocked. It gave an IP of 172.16.253.210 and said CJensen was the blocker with a block number of 277. Not my IP and the block log looks like Peter Fitzgerald blocked that IP. Is it blocking all anons? -- OldPine 07:43, 21 February 2008 (EST)
In what format does on specify the Expiry time for protection? I've never had the need to do it before --Nick 07:38, 18 March 2008 (EDT)
Added consulate information on Bandung page
Hi Jpatokal, i have added the consulate info on the Contact section. Please feel free to edit if you think necessary. The source of this information if from Indonesian department of foreign affairs website Hkurniawan 08:44, 19 March 2008 (EDT)
Hi Jpatokal, thank you for the welcome :) Jamboo 05:21, 21 March 2008 (EDT)
Hi! I hope, you remember me. I'm Dorgan, from hu.wikitravel. And I have a bot. I want to run my bot in hungarian wikitravel, but I've got a problem. The bot works with hu:Special:Allmessages. But the translation file is wrong, and when I open this page, I get the hu:Special:Prefixindex page. You can see: Prefixindex is the same as Allmessages. What can I do now? And my other question is: can I, or how can I or anybody get the bureaucrat-flag in hu.wikitravel? Thanks for your attention! Regards, Dorgan 13:22, 21 March 2008 (EDT)
Unfortunatelly the problem is still there. If you get hu:Special:Allpages and en:Special:Allpages you can see the difference between the two pages. The translation problem is in the MessagesHu.php in the wikitravel server. And the bot couldn't work with the wrong hu:Special:Allpages. The MessagesHu.php should be up to date. Dorgan 14:21, 22 March 2008 (EDT)
nearest attractions again
Jani, sorry for bothering--but I'd like to come to some sort of consensus in Wikitravel talk:Accommodation listings#nearest attractions. As you changed the meaning  of my original template, could you reply in  where we started discussing it? --DenisYurkin 11:13, 22 March 2008 (EDT)
Another vandel - 22.214.171.124 and chickenpast. Woodstock 12:31, 26 March 2008 (EDT)
Maps and OSM
Hi. Thanks for the comments. I've actually logged on to OSM already, but I couldn't figure out how to use it. It all seems to be about using GPS Traces (whatever they are), and I can't figure out how to make maps there any other way. Am I missing something? --The.Q(t)(c) 12:24, 27 March 2008 (EDT)
about Wikitravel Chinese
Hi, recently we have problems that somebody from 126.96.36.199 has deleted the pages and wrote the "Fxxx" and so on instead. I think if we need at least one Chinese-speaking administrator to coordinate everything, or at least to protect the frameworks. How do you think about that? Thank you! --biobeyond
Thanks for the info! That was actually my first contribution, and I guess I should have read up more on external links. Thanks for saving my other contributions from deletion! --Claymander 21:56, 10 April 2008 (EDT)
Thanks for the welcome. I'll look to add some more info to some places I'm familiar with, and add some more currency pics ( I always like being able to see an example of the countries currency.) Tarcus 00:52, 27 April 2008 (EDT)
Translation "De Morgen"
This is the text you wanted traslated to Enlish:
Always the most resent travel information.
Who wants to seekup something about a town or destination has to 'go wikitravel' these days. This travelsite contains more than 30,000 guides which every day, sometimes every hour, are being updated. From now you also can order on line certain travel guides by Wikitravel Press. The best guides are being selected to be checked and polished by local writers. When the surfer orders a guide, will this be printed specially and 'Hot of the Press' and within a view days delivered at home. Result: a very resent travel guide with without any doubt the latest news about the destination. No restaurants or bars who no more exist or has chanced its name. You can deliver feedback on your travel guide what is put on line within one month. Price 12,07 euro a guide and 4,99 euro for delivery to Europe. www.wikitravelpress.com==
Grietings ----Rein N. 11:28, 27 April 2008 (EDT)
You are likely one of the most traveled on WT and a young fellow to boot. You may have thought of this, but you may want to consider buying some mylar flips and picking up the best "undamaged" coins you can afford to stick away from the countries you visit. When you get to be an old fart like me, they likely will have some value. The silver and gold ones will be the most scarce. Just a thought. [] 2old 16:26, 29 April 2008 (EDT)
Naoshima & thanks for welcome
I hope you can make it to Naoshima when you finally get to Japan. It's a beautiful island. Thanks for supporting my work. It would be lovely to get OTBP for that place - it could certainly do with the attention now, before the travel guides get a hold of the place. Deconstruct 06:01, 3 May 2008 (EDT)
Reverted Australia edits
You just reverted ALL my edits to Australia. Please tell me what precisely was wrong with those edits you reverted (ie all of them.) Long winded discussion about vegemite I do not think really help a traveller too much. What about Wikitravel:Plunge forward? I'm only trying to make a better article. 188.8.131.52 02:24, 4 May 2008 (EDT)
I like what you have done at Wikitravel_talk:How_to_draw_a_map#OpenStreetMap. Any progress on that? I've been working on something simular, but without the complete automation; we still have to add our symbols manually to the map (OSM data for South Africa and many other areas of the work is still very limited). Details are at User:NJR_ZA/osm2svg. Maybe we can share code/ideas to improve both efforts? --Nick 18:55, 6 May 2008 (EDT)
Hi there, it seems like you are pretty much the only person on here who writes up the Svalbard articles? I was wondering if you would like to collaborate on expanding them, perhaps by adding some pictures and updating the Barentsburg and Ny Alesund articles.
Some anonymous user has gone and changed the Singapre money pic summary to say some thing that I need to get approval for it's use from the Monetary Authority. I am of the opinion that this being Wikitravel it shouldn't really matter (the whole concept is sort of violated if we have to suck up to some bureaucrat for approval for everything) and they should get a user name or stop meddling. I will revert it now, if otherwise just say. Tarcus 02:48, 23 May 2008 (EDT)
Do you mean not to make too many links to visitkorea.or? Or do you mean not to make links to that site if it's already on the city page? Because there's a lot of good, relevant and up to date info on that site. I've been living here for a while and it's a good source I admittedly haven't used that much. However since I've started writing on this article I've found it to be incredibly helpful.
You are giving me some contradictory information. Please clarify. On the second paragraph of your most recent response you say that, "Any important information should be right here in Wikitravel, not behind an external link." There are hundreds of external links to very important information (tourist attractions, museums, district offices, tourist organization, etc.) that have not been written out on Wikitravel's pages nor need they be and according to the guidelines is perfectly acceptable.
If an address is no longer valid then it is up to us Wikitravellers to update it, right? Looks to me like Wikitravel is mainly an online endeavor. And I find it unreasonable to ask contributors to write out redundant and tedious information that can best be explained with an external link. If it wasn't then the policy on external links would read: No External Links
Has it? Well, then I'm glad to be of help.
Normally when I look at the history for a certain section on an article, edit history shows up for that particular section. However when I checked the edit history for the "By Boat" under the "Getting In" section for SKorea it didn't go to that section nor did it show the changes. I don't know perhaps I'll need to go further back. That part always gives me trouble.Milo 03:01, 10 June 2008 (EDT)Hmmm. That's not my name. It's me, Paula.
Hey Jpatokal need help with how to create a travel guide if you give me a assignment i will do it for you and the project also peter fitzgerald has gone on a deletion spree when there was sleep added. just thought you might want to look into this thanks. --184.108.40.206 10:15, 24 June 2008 (EDT)
Hi! Yes, I'll try to update as much as I can in the next week(s), the restaurants and bars are my next victim. There's also nothing about shopping - shocking! And by the way, is this the way I am supposed to answer to comments on my profile page? Cheers, now let's go to the sun and see how things are going outside the computer bunker.
Rail travel in India
Hi, check out the page. What do you think of it? — SBC-YPR 14:12, 12 July 2008 (EDT)
Problem on Alexandria page
hay, I was working on Alexandria page ( in Egypt ) but after a week of work I found that you restored very old version, I really don't know why so please if there is any reason for that please tell me
Mr. Jani Patokallio, you continually undo every edit I make, no matter how simple and obviously correct it is. YOUR bit on Singapore is quite inaccurate. I have tried to make positive and accurate contributions to the Singapore article. I will keep trying to place accurate and useful information in the article.
Wikitravel Press Link
Hey Jani - the http://stores.lulu.com/wikitravelpress link used on the front page of Wikitravel and in several places on the Wikitravel Press site is giving a 404. I'm not sure if that's something on your end or on Lulu's side, but it may be hurting your plans for world domination :) -- Ryan • (talk) • 16:45, 3 August 2008 (EDT)
Thanks for your support.
I'm Mike (zh:User:Minkepanhu) from Wikitravel Chinese. Thanks for leaving me an encouraging message. I'd like to help Chinese version of Wikitravel become as great as here. 謝謝！ --Mikepanhu 16:04, 12 August 2008 (EDT)
I always look forward to your new photo's. Whats up? 2old 15:07, 22 August 2008 (EDT)
this is not working for days
Wikitravel:How to create a map
Hi, about a month ago or so wtp-maps was updated to use the settings from Config.mk instead of Makefile. At the same time you seem to have changed it to download the map data directly from OSM using something called a "border way", instead of using data from a data.osm file. What are border ways and do all cities have them? Is there a way to use data.osm instead?
Thanks. --Aqwis 11:02, 5 September 2008 (EDT)