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[[Image:The Queens Arms pub Charlotte Street Birmingham 2005-10-14.jpg|thumb|The Travellers' pub - your watering hole on Wikitravel]]
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[[Image:The Queens Arms pub Charlotte Street Birmingham 2005-10-14.jpg|thumb|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 [[Wikitravel Shared:FAQ|FAQ]] and [[Wikitravel Shared:Help|Help]] page before asking a question, though, since that may save your time and others'.
 
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 [[Wikitravel Shared:FAQ|FAQ]] and [[Wikitravel Shared:Help|Help]] page before asking a question, though, since that may save your time and others'.
  
If you have question '''about travel''', not the website, try the '''[http://extra.wikitravel.org/forum Wikitravel Extra Forum]'''.
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If you have question '''about travel''', not the website, try the Travellers' pubs in your language edition of Wikitravel.
  
 
If you are having a problem that you think has to do with the [http://wikipedia.sourceforge.net/ Mediawiki software], please post that on the [[Wikitravel Shared:technical requests|technical requests]] page instead.
 
If you are having a problem that you think has to do with the [http://wikipedia.sourceforge.net/ Mediawiki software], please post that on the [[Wikitravel Shared:technical requests|technical requests]] page instead.
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==Renaming a file name and caption==
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== Please stop the blocking for Honolulu, Downtown subpage, Bars section ==
I have uploaded a file, and accidentally it had the wrong name and caption (should be Underground, instead of Underwater). I have been going crazing trying to find out how it's possible to rename the name and the caption. I follow help link to help link and so far nothing.
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After reading the help info, what is was able to find out is that only admin, file movers, and a few other groups can do it.
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Since I don't have that op right, I wasn't able to find out: who should I contact in order to request that file and caption rename.
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Does anyone how to help me? And I think it would be helpful if that info is not more clear on help documentation.
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:Thank you for your post. I am an admin here and I would gladly help you. Please let me know how you would like to name the file and I will do it for you. Is that a file you are referring to [http://wikitravel.org/shared/File:Princesa_Underwater_River.jpg]? The best way to ask for help on Wikitravel is simply to leave a message on the Travellers' Pub, just as you did. I've been checking Pub regularly and I'm doing my best to solve all the problems. You can also contact me on my [[Shared: User_talk:IBAlex| User Page]]. Thanks! [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] 12:35, 11 December 2012 (EST)
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To be blocked for adding phone numbers, urls, and hours, please explain why.
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Thanks!
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[[Special:Contributions/72.130.86.125|72.130.86.125]] 18:07, 29 December 2014 (EST)
  
:Yes, it's that image. Thanks, IBAlex.
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:I have checked the [http://wikitravel.org/en/Honolulu/Downtown Honolulu article] but I don´t see any blocked information. If any assistance is required, please do so on the article discussion page. Thanks! [[User:Adzas|Adzas]] ([[User talk:Adzas|talk]]) 07:36, 30 December 2014 (EST)
:That image I used in [http://wikitravel.org/Sabang|Sabang], the link must also be updated. I don't known if you can also do that, so the broken link has less lifetime. Since the place where I'm now, there isn't always power nor internet.
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::I managed to change only the caption from "Underwater" to "Underground" but I'm unable to change the name of the file. What you can do is to upload a new version of the file by clicking here [http://wikitravel.org/wiki/shared/index.php?title=Special:Upload&wpDestFile=Princesa_Underwater_River.jpg&wpForReUpload=1].
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23:03, 29 December 2014: 72.130.86.125 (Talk) triggered an abuse filter, performing the action "edit" on Honolulu/Downtown. Actions taken: Warn; Filter description: Air America
::The link is not broken because the name of the page you uploaded the picture on is [http://wikitravel.org/en/Sabang_%28Palawan%29 Sabang (Palawan)] and not just '''Sabang'''. I hope this helps. Cheers, [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] 17:22, 13 December 2012 (EST)
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:::Finally I arrive into a place where internet is fast enough to upload a new file. I uploaded [http://wikitravel.org/shared/File:Princesa_Underground_River.jpg], and updated the link in [http://wikitravel.org/en/Sabang_%28Palawan%29 Sabang (Palawan)].
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23:02, 29 December 2014: 72.130.86.125 (Talk) triggered an abuse filter, performing the action "edit" on Honolulu/Downtown. Actions taken: Disallow; Filter description: Air America
:::So the [http://wikitravel.org/shared/File:Princesa_Underwater_River.jpg] file is no longer needed, is there any possibility that you can delete it?
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::::Sure! I just deleted it. Cheers, [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] 11:06, 21 December 2012 (EST)
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==Right to vanish policy==
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23:01, 29 December 2014: 72.130.86.125 (Talk) triggered an abuse filter, performing the action "edit" on Honolulu/Downtown. Actions taken: Warn; Filter description: Air America
I feel that we lack a right to vanish policy. The meatball version is to be found [http://meatballwiki.org/wiki/RightToVanish here]. The Wikipedia version is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Courtesy_vanishing here]. Suggestion: import the current Wikipedia version. [[User:Riggwelter|Riggwelter]] 09:46, 12 September 2012 (EDT)
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:I agree.
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:Perhaps you could plunge forward and create one in your own User namespace and then give us the link so we can ratify it (or not) by consensus? --[[User:Alice|Alice]] 21:40, 18 November 2012 (EST)
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==:ja Thumbnail error?==
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23:00, 29 December 2014: 72.130.86.125 (Talk) triggered an abuse filter, performing the action "edit" on Honolulu/Downtown. Actions taken: Disallow; Filter description: Air America
  
It seems that we cannot display the shared image when we want to use them as thumbnail images. See [[:ja:クアラルンプール#列車で]]. I tried several times and it doesn't work, unfortunately. It happens so frequently these days.--[[User:Shoestring|Shoestring]] 17:14, 12 September 2012 (EDT)
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22:51, 29 December 2014: 72.130.86.125 (Talk) triggered an abuse filter, performing the action "edit" on Honolulu/Downtown. Actions taken: Warn; Filter description: Air America
:Thank you -- I have reported this to Tech.--[[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 17:49, 12 September 2012 (EDT)
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::It still doesn't work (it seems that the system or database is very much unstable.). When I try to use the image, it often displays the error messages such as "サムネイルの作成中にエラーが発生しました:convert: unable to open image `/var/www/wikitravel/upload/shared/thumb/e/ec/Gondola_cable,_Langkawi,_Kedah,_Malaysia.JPG/160px-Gondola_cable,_Langkawi,_Kedah,_Malaysia.JPG': Permission denied @ blob.c/OpenBlob/2480.", instead ('''see also [[:ja:ランカウイ島#遊ぶ|here]]'''). 'Seems not always happens, but happens so frequently.
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::Anyway, I am very much in trouble for about a week and I think this is an urgent matter.--[[User:Shoestring|Shoestring]] 12:55, 15 September 2012 (EDT)
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:Can you please make your requests on [http://wikitravel.org/en/Honolulu/Downtown Honolulu article]'s talkpage? This is Wikitravel Shared. Thanks, [[User:GiulioC|GiulioC]] ([[User talk:GiulioC|talk]]) 11:56, 1 January 2015 (EST)
  
:::Edit: Of the two reports, the latter has fixed automatically and the display is now back to its normal. --[[User:Shoestring|Shoestring]] 09:10, 16 September 2012 (EDT)
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It was blocked from the abuse log.  Please explain why disallow caused the information to be blocked.
  
== Finnish Wikitravel need some help ==
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::Hey everyone, just checked into this and our abuse filter needs some fine tuning. It blocks the string "Got nothing to write" as a spam protection move. [[Special:Contributions/72.130.86.125|72.130.86.125]], I believe you wrote the "They serve sandwiches though they are nothing to write home about" and that confused our filter. Tech will be back Monday morning and we can fix our bad bad filter! [[User:IBcaldera|IBcaldera]] ([[User talk:IBcaldera|talk]]) 16:43, 2 January 2015 (EST)
  
Hey, we have a problem in Finnish Wikitravel. We have some IP user ([http://wikitravel.org/fi/Toiminnot:Muokkaukset/217.209.82.165] & [http://wikitravel.org/fi/Toiminnot:Muokkaukset/213.67.141.73]) making lot of trash by spamming articles from Finnish Wikipedia and Swedish Wikipedia via Google Translate... There are no active admins in Finnish version of Wikitravel. So, could someone come to help us and delete articles from these categories: [http://wikitravel.org/fi/Luokka:Roskaa] & [http://wikitravel.org/fi/Luokka:Poistettavat_artikkelit]. [[User:Roquai|Roquai]] 12:56, 9 October 2012 (EDT)
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:::hello all, just wanted to share that our filter has been updated! "nothing to write home about" will no longer be marked as spam.
  
:Is it all from that same IP?--[[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 13:25, 9 October 2012 (EDT)
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==Bug on ko==
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'''Interwiki links''' Evidently, links to <code>ar</code> and <code>wts</code> do not work there. See, e.g. http://wikitravel.org/ko/%EB%AF%B8%EB%94%94%EC%96%B4%EC%9C%84%ED%82%A4:Recentchangestext . [[User:Koavf|Koavf]] ([[User talk:Koavf|talk]]) 03:08, 13 January 2015 (EST)
  
::All from [http://wikitravel.org/fi/Toiminnot:Muokkaukset/217.209.82.165 IP 217.209.82.165] & [http://wikitravel.org/fi/Toiminnot:Muokkaukset/213.67.141.73 IP 213.67.141.73]. Same person. [[User:Roquai|Roquai]] 13:44, 9 October 2012 (EDT)
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==Wikitravel Page ''Buy 5000 youtube views''==
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Is shilling spam. As a new (1 day) Wikitraveler I don't know the way to delete a page. Someone should. http://wikitravel.org/en/Buy_5000_youtube_views
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:Hi, thank you for your comment. Spam listings are checked and removed daily by admin, so no need to worry. But if you see something that should not be there, for sure let us know. Also, when leaving a comment on a discussion page or in the pub, please sign with <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> so it is easier to see who is saying what. We are glad you found us, we are looking forward to seeing your edits on Wikitravel! [[User:Adzas|Adzas]] ([[User talk:Adzas|talk]]) 12:26, 19 January 2015 (EST)
  
:::We will block the IPs and revert the spam pages. Thanks for keeping an eye out! Have you considered being an admin for the Finnish site?--[[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 13:46, 9 October 2012 (EDT)
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== wrong telephone number listed in Atrium Hotel ==
  
::::I am quite sporadic visitor and contributor in Finnish Wikitravel. So I think it would be not good idea to be admin for the Finnish project. But, thanks for cleaning ”our” project. :) [[User:Roquai|Roquai]] 14:19, 9 October 2012 (EDT)
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Hello from Atrium Hotel,
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We have just noted that our hotel is listed in your website with the wrong telephone number.  
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here is the listing:
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"Atrium Hotel, Agia Paraskevi, ☎ +30 24270 22258, [4]. Four-star hotel is situated on the lush island of Skiathos, in full harmony with the landscape."
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While we cannot edit the listing, we would kindly ask you to change our telephone number to the correct one:
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+30 24270 49345 or +30 24270 49376
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thank you
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the atrium hotel
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[[Special:Contributions/79.131.167.209|79.131.167.209]] 04:52, 30 January 2015 (EST)
  
We have still almost 300 pages waiting for deletion in Finnish Wikitravel: [http://wikitravel.org/fi/Luokka:Poistettavat_artikkelit]. Almost all of those are made by the same IP... [[User:Roquai|Roquai]] 09:13, 13 October 2012 (EDT)
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:Hello, I just corrected the phone number as you requested. Please note that this is the Pub for Wikitravel Shared, our '''central coordination point''' and shared repository for '''images and other media''' for all language versions of Wikitravel. Regards, [[User:GiulioC|GiulioC]] ([[User talk:GiulioC|talk]]) 05:19, 30 January 2015 (EST)
  
There is the same problem in [http://wikitravel.org/es/Especial:Contribuciones/217.209.82.165 Spanish], [http://wikitravel.org/hu/Speci%C3%A1lis:Szerkeszt%C5%91_k%C3%B6zrem%C5%B1k%C3%B6d%C3%A9sei/213.67.141.73 Hungarian] & [http://wikitravel.org/hu/Speci%C3%A1lis:Szerkeszt%C5%91_k%C3%B6zrem%C5%B1k%C3%B6d%C3%A9sei/217.209.82.165], [http://wikitravel.org/it/Speciale:Contributi/217.209.82.165 Italian], [http://wikitravel.org/pl/Specjalna:Wk%C5%82ad/217.209.82.165 Polish Wikitravel]... [[User:Roquai|Roquai]] 11:58, 15 October 2012 (EDT)
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== Blocked  ==
  
: Finnish and Spanish are done! - [[User:IBcash|IBcash]] 15:26, 17 October 2012 (EDT)
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Hi,
  
::The same user is also vandalizing the [http://wikitravel.org/fr/Sp%C3%A9cial:Contributions/213.67.141.73 French Wikitravel]. Could you also block him there please? <font color="#339989">–[[User:Sumone10154|'''<font color="#339989">sumone10154</font>''']]<sup>([[User talk:Sumone10154|<font color="#339989">talk</font>]])</sup></font> 22:39, 31 October 2012 (EDT)
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On site for Ljubljana there was a part with taxis with information about company I am also a webmaster .Information is gone for saome time, and I did try to put the same info (phone number and link) again on the site. I try to do this twice in the row and got this notice:
  
:::Done. Thank you.--[[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 14:29, 1 November 2012 (EDT)
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The block was made by IBcaldera. The reason given is spammer.
  
==no noticeboard for admins/sysops?==
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    Start of block: 01:20, 20 February 2015
As there seems to be no noticeboard for admins or sysops on WT/S, I will use this one.
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    Expiry of block: 00:20, 20 May 2015
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    Intended blockee: 89.212.211.75
  
The following pages should be deleted as they are used for spam. --[[User:Túrelio|Túrelio]] 11:18, 12 October 2012 (EDT)
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You can contact IBcaldera or another administrator to discuss the block. Your current IP address is 89.212.211.75, and the block ID is #233306. Please include either or both of these in any queries.
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<small>—The [[Project:Using_talk_pages#Talk_page_formatting|preceding]] comment was added by [[User: Boki|Boki]] ([[User_talk: Boki|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Boki|contribs]]) </small>
  
*[[How to get a six pack]]
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:Hello, I had a look at the edits you are refering to. You tried to add an external link several times in the same article, and the links do not meet our guidelines. If you are planning to add valuable information to the articles and not external links, we can unblock you, but please study our guidelines first. When making edits log in with your username so we can better determine who made an edit. Any further questions please let us know. [[User:Adzas|Adzas]] ([[User talk:Adzas|talk]]) 16:47, 21 February 2015 (EST)
*[[User talk:Misterlin]]
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*[[User:Polosxuuzo]]  
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*[[User:Poloxxcavy]]
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: Done! Thank you :) -- [[User:IBcash|IBcash]] 13:40, 15 October 2012 (EDT)
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== Suggestion for Search Function ==
  
== Travel news ==
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I notice whenever I search for a phrase that doesn't have its own page, no results appear, even if that phrase exists within a page's content. For example, if I search for "little kinmen" I get no results, even though it exists on the page for Kinmen. This is quite frustrating if you want to look up info for something that doesn't have a page. --[[User:Flapingglass|Flapingglass]] ([[User talk:Flapingglass|talk]]) 11:54, 25 February 2015 (EST)
Hello! I would like to call to action all the administrators and contributors on WT.
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For a long time '''Wikitravel Travel news'''[http://wikitravel.org/en/Travel_news] have been outdated. It is time to change it and keep the Travel Alerts and Current and upcoming events up-to-date. To achieve that, '''I need your help'''. Who is willing to offer his/her help? Thank you! [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] 16:47, 29 October 2012 (EDT)
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== Can't find the link after signing in ==
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:Hi, thanks for your comment. I have sent a message to corporate about this as well, so they are fully aware, but at the moment the tech department is working on some other big projects so for now the search function (which is namespace based) probably won´t change. [[User:Adzas|Adzas]] ([[User talk:Adzas|talk]]) 08:20, 28 February 2015 (EST)
  
I searched for Surat (a city in Gujarat, India), and did some corrections on it without logging in - which means the page exists.
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== My eddition is being deleted ==
  
Then when I created a login ID and searched for Surat page, it is nowhere to be found. Why is that so? I know the page exists!
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How can i save my information?
  
:Hello! Is that the page you are referring to? [http://wikitravel.org/shared/Category:Surat]. We have also the whole article on Wikitravel about Surat in case you would like to make some changes there. Please have look [http://wikitravel.org/en/Surat]. Let me know if it answers your questions. thank you! [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] 14:08, 12 November 2012 (EST)
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Please send me the instraction
  
== SCAM!! ==
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Learn=
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The Callan school is offers Russian classes with native speakers 240/KG.Contact details :  url=http://www.callanschool.in.kg/  Skype: callanschool1, callanschool@mail.ru  Cell phone: +996707890405
  
We hired small motorbike in Vang Vieng, Laos from MR TEEP, for 40,000 Kip for the day. We rode to Kaeng Nyui waterfalls, which were 6 Km from town down a bumpy dirt road. We parked the bike next to the ticket kiosk, and when we returned about 30 minutes later, the woman in the kiosk pointed out that our front tyre was flat. She did not speak English, but by gestures offered to phone Mr Teep, which we were grateful for, as our mobiles did not work in Laos. Having spoken to MR TEEP she passed her phone to me, and he explained that he would contact the repair man, who would bring a replacement innertube out and that I would have to pay 50,000 Kip for it. I told him that I had examined the tyre and could see nothing wrong with it and it hopefully only needed pumping up. To which he said that if that was the case, then I would have to pay 2000 or 3000 Kip.
 
The repair man arrived a few minutes later with a sack with a pump and two different size inner tubes and a few tyre levers. He went to speak to the kiosk woman and so I undid his sack and took out the pump. He came across and protested and showed me the new inner tube. I asked how much, and he wrote 50,000 on his hand. I said "No" and attached the pump and pumped up the tyre. I disconnected the pump and listened for air coming out. It seemed OK. So I decided to ride back to the town and check the tyre again then, knowing that I would probably be able to get it pumped up there. I offered the repairman 3000, but he wanted 5000, which I paid him.
 
When we got back to town the tyre was OK, and we realised that the woman at the kiosk must have let the tyre down, so that the repairman could swap a perfectly OK tube for an extortionate charge!!! We used the bike for rest of the day, with no problems.
 
Being in the middle of nowhere without a pump and not speaking the language, most people may well have paid up and been non-the-wiser.
 
I also feel sure that MR TEEP must have been in on it! Otherwise he would have been  suspicious of the number of flat tyres being reported to him by the kiosk woman!!
 
Don't hire from MR TEEP and more importantly do not park your bike near the ticket kiosk. Other people had taken their motorbikes nearer to the falls, where there is more parking.
 
  
: I'm moving this information to [[:en:Vang Vieng]] discussion page because it will benefit the traveler better over there. Cheers! [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] 17:52, 7 January 2013 (EST)
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Work=
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The Callan school  employs European  teachers for teaching English language and may have free accommodation. traveling please visit url="http://www.tuk.kg/"  Contact details : url=http://www.callanschool.in.kg/ Skype: callanschool1, callanschool@mail.ru                                        Cell phone:+996707890405
  
== Edit did not save ==
 
  
I recently added a location to Galveston's Do section but when I reloaded the page it was gone.
 
  
:If you are talking about the http://wikitravel.org/en/Galveston page on Wikitravel English, it seems that the edit you did with the Plesure Pier etc. is there, and seems fine to me? --[[User:OVK|OVK]] 08:48, 27 December 2012 (EST)
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Thanks,
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Sabrina
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:'''Touting''' See here: http://wikitravel.org/ru/Wikitravel:%D0%9D%D0%B5_%D0%BD%D0%B0%D0%B2%D1%8F%D0%B7%D1%8B%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%B9%D1%82%D0%B5 [[User:Koavf|Koavf]] ([[User talk:Koavf|talk]]) 23:23, 30 March 2015 (EDT)
  
Lucy is not from the northern section of Ethiopia. Please check this fact.
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== User name + password not accepted, OpenID disabled - how to get my user back? ==
  
Thank you.
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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, http://wikitravel.org/de/Benutzer:Schoschi --[[Special:Contributions/85.212.79.184|85.212.79.184]] 07:43, 2 April 2015 (EDT)
  
== Screwed up Ko Lanta ==
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: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! [[User:Adzas|Adzas]] ([[User talk:Adzas|talk]]) 10:05, 6 April 2015 (EDT)
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:: 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 http://wikitravel.org/de/Benutzer:Schoschi still exists - so ''I guess'' my user sill exists. --Schoschi 2015-04-13 22:07
  
I mistakenly deleted a large portion of Ko Lanta (everything after "Diving") and now I am having difficulty figuring out how to fix the problem. Can someone help me put the page back as it was on 2012-12-26? --[[Special:Contributions/110.171.36.212|110.171.36.212]] 21:21, 28 December 2012 (EST)
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: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. [[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 17:09, 6 April 2015 (EDT)
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:: <del>OK, and where do I find the "register at WT shared" page? The link on the top right always leads me to http://wikitravel.org/wiki/de/index.php?title=Spezial:Anmelden&type=signup (Firefox) or http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&type=signup (Opera) and on both pages I get the error message "Username entered already in use." --Schoschi 2015-04-13 22:07</del> 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 http://wikitravel.org/wiki/shared/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&type=signup where I could successfully create a new user http://wikitravel.org/shared/User:Schoschi  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 http://wikitravel.org/de/Benutzer:Schoschi so my old edits, watchpages,... are available. Thank you for hints :) --[[User:Schoschi|Schoschi]] ([[User talk:Schoschi|talk]]) 16:48, 13 April 2015 (EDT)
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:::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. [[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 19:07, 13 April 2015 (EDT)
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:::: <del>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".</del>  --[[User:Schoschi|Schoschi]] ([[User talk:Schoschi|talk]]) 17:52, 14 April 2015 (EDT)
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:::: BTW, when I click "email" in your signature, I get "You cannot send email to other users on this wiki". --[[User:Schoschi|Schoschi]] ([[User talk:Schoschi|talk]]) 17:52, 14 April 2015 (EDT)
  
:Looks like you figured it out? Let me know if not!--[[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 15:43, 3 January 2013 (EST)
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== Editing Zipolite ==
  
== Armenia has introduced visa waiver for EU & EEA countries.  ==
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Hello,
  
Armenia has introduced visa waiver for EU & EEA countries, please update the visa section of this article http://wikitravel.org/en/Armenia .  
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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.
Full list of countries whose citizens do not need to obtain entry visas for Armenia are available on Wikipedia here
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Armenia
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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.
  
Thank you!
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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.
  
== Please fix typo on the main page ==
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Any ideas...am I going to have to copy the whole page, then start over and paste it all together to make the page look correct again?
  
The heading "Antartica" should be "Antarctica".  I would fix it but apparently don't have permission to edit.  [[User:Markoboston|Markoboston]] 19:05, 1 January 2013 (EST)
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Help please!!!
  
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:Hi Mike -- please see IBcaldera's notes to you on your talk page: http://wikitravel.org/en/User_talk:Themikebrown78. 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! [[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 20:41, 9 April 2015 (EDT)
  
:Bothered me too -- I just saw your note here but fixed it independently. I won a 5th grade spelling bee getting that extra C in there ;)
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== Cleveland Ohio Climate ==
:As to editing privileges, yes, we do protect the main page due to the potentially huge exposure to vandalism. Hope you understand, and thank you much for letting us know about the error! --[[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 15:32, 3 January 2013 (EST)
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== problem with print version of Hanoi, Vietnam page ==
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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.
  
The Hanoi information does not print properly. Plaese fix. 
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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.
Thanks.
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:What problem are you having? I just printed it and it came out fine...--[[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 15:37, 3 January 2013 (EST)
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I wanted to bring this to someone's attention. Hopefully someone who is more aware of the editing policies can eventually apply an update.
  
== Safety for first year students at UCT any problems as we are in jhb and our son is going to attend cut and we have no immediate family in cape town ==
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:Thank you for the heads up! The [http://wikitravel.org/en/Cleveland#Climate numbers] are now up-to-date! [[User:IBcaldera|IBcaldera]] ([[User talk:IBcaldera|talk]]) 20:19, 14 April 2015 (EDT)
  
We are concerned for our first year going to university of cape town and his physical safety
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== Authenticated - sometimes ==
  
:This is not really a message board type of website; I would suggest perhaps posting your concern on the [http://wikitravel.org/en/Talk:Cape_Town Discussion page of the Cape Town article] and see if anyone responds; alternately, you can view the [http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Cape_Town&action=history history of revisions] and see if there are any regular local contributors who you could leave a message for on their Talk Pages.--[[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 14:37, 7 January 2013 (EST)
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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?
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[[User:Owen|Owen]] ([[User talk:Owen|talk]]) 05:53, 23 April 2015 (EDT)Owen
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:'''Logging in''' There is no [https://mediawiki.org/wiki/SUL single-user login] at Wikitravel: you must create accounts at each language edition you wish to edit and login separately there. [[User:Koavf|Koavf]] ([[User talk:Koavf|talk]]) 10:22, 23 April 2015 (EDT)

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Please stop the blocking for Honolulu, Downtown subpage, Bars section[edit]

To be blocked for adding phone numbers, urls, and hours, please explain why. Thanks! 72.130.86.125 18:07, 29 December 2014 (EST)

I have checked the Honolulu article but I don´t see any blocked information. If any assistance is required, please do so on the article discussion page. Thanks! Adzas (talk) 07:36, 30 December 2014 (EST)

23:03, 29 December 2014: 72.130.86.125 (Talk) triggered an abuse filter, performing the action "edit" on Honolulu/Downtown. Actions taken: Warn; Filter description: Air America

23:02, 29 December 2014: 72.130.86.125 (Talk) triggered an abuse filter, performing the action "edit" on Honolulu/Downtown. Actions taken: Disallow; Filter description: Air America

23:01, 29 December 2014: 72.130.86.125 (Talk) triggered an abuse filter, performing the action "edit" on Honolulu/Downtown. Actions taken: Warn; Filter description: Air America

23:00, 29 December 2014: 72.130.86.125 (Talk) triggered an abuse filter, performing the action "edit" on Honolulu/Downtown. Actions taken: Disallow; Filter description: Air America

22:51, 29 December 2014: 72.130.86.125 (Talk) triggered an abuse filter, performing the action "edit" on Honolulu/Downtown. Actions taken: Warn; Filter description: Air America

Can you please make your requests on Honolulu article's talkpage? This is Wikitravel Shared. Thanks, GiulioC (talk) 11:56, 1 January 2015 (EST)

It was blocked from the abuse log. Please explain why disallow caused the information to be blocked.

Hey everyone, just checked into this and our abuse filter needs some fine tuning. It blocks the string "Got nothing to write" as a spam protection move. 72.130.86.125, I believe you wrote the "They serve sandwiches though they are nothing to write home about" and that confused our filter. Tech will be back Monday morning and we can fix our bad bad filter! IBcaldera (talk) 16:43, 2 January 2015 (EST)
hello all, just wanted to share that our filter has been updated! "nothing to write home about" will no longer be marked as spam.

Bug on ko[edit]

Interwiki links Evidently, links to ar and wts do not work there. See, e.g. http://wikitravel.org/ko/%EB%AF%B8%EB%94%94%EC%96%B4%EC%9C%84%ED%82%A4:Recentchangestext . Koavf (talk) 03:08, 13 January 2015 (EST)

Wikitravel Page Buy 5000 youtube views[edit]

Is shilling spam. As a new (1 day) Wikitraveler I don't know the way to delete a page. Someone should. http://wikitravel.org/en/Buy_5000_youtube_views

Hi, thank you for your comment. Spam listings are checked and removed daily by admin, so no need to worry. But if you see something that should not be there, for sure let us know. Also, when leaving a comment on a discussion page or in the pub, please sign with ~~~~ so it is easier to see who is saying what. We are glad you found us, we are looking forward to seeing your edits on Wikitravel! Adzas (talk) 12:26, 19 January 2015 (EST)

wrong telephone number listed in Atrium Hotel[edit]

Hello from Atrium Hotel, We have just noted that our hotel is listed in your website with the wrong telephone number. here is the listing: "Atrium Hotel, Agia Paraskevi, ☎ +30 24270 22258, [4]. Four-star hotel is situated on the lush island of Skiathos, in full harmony with the landscape." While we cannot edit the listing, we would kindly ask you to change our telephone number to the correct one: +30 24270 49345 or +30 24270 49376 thank you the atrium hotel 79.131.167.209 04:52, 30 January 2015 (EST)

Hello, I just corrected the phone number as you requested. Please note that this is the Pub for Wikitravel Shared, our central coordination point and shared repository for images and other media for all language versions of Wikitravel. Regards, GiulioC (talk) 05:19, 30 January 2015 (EST)

Blocked[edit]

Hi,

On site for Ljubljana there was a part with taxis with information about company I am also a webmaster .Information is gone for saome time, and I did try to put the same info (phone number and link) again on the site. I try to do this twice in the row and got this notice:

The block was made by IBcaldera. The reason given is spammer.

   Start of block: 01:20, 20 February 2015
   Expiry of block: 00:20, 20 May 2015
   Intended blockee: 89.212.211.75

You can contact IBcaldera or another administrator to discuss the block. Your current IP address is 89.212.211.75, and the block ID is #233306. Please include either or both of these in any queries. —The preceding comment was added by Boki (talkcontribs)

Hello, I had a look at the edits you are refering to. You tried to add an external link several times in the same article, and the links do not meet our guidelines. If you are planning to add valuable information to the articles and not external links, we can unblock you, but please study our guidelines first. When making edits log in with your username so we can better determine who made an edit. Any further questions please let us know. Adzas (talk) 16:47, 21 February 2015 (EST)

Suggestion for Search Function[edit]

I notice whenever I search for a phrase that doesn't have its own page, no results appear, even if that phrase exists within a page's content. For example, if I search for "little kinmen" I get no results, even though it exists on the page for Kinmen. This is quite frustrating if you want to look up info for something that doesn't have a page. --Flapingglass (talk) 11:54, 25 February 2015 (EST)

Hi, thanks for your comment. I have sent a message to corporate about this as well, so they are fully aware, but at the moment the tech department is working on some other big projects so for now the search function (which is namespace based) probably won´t change. Adzas (talk) 08:20, 28 February 2015 (EST)

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=http://www.callanschool.in.kg/ Skype: callanschool1, callanschool@mail.ru Cell phone: +996707890405


Work= The Callan school employs European teachers for teaching English language and may have free accommodation. traveling please visit url="http://www.tuk.kg/" Contact details : url=http://www.callanschool.in.kg/ Skype: callanschool1, callanschool@mail.ru Cell phone:+996707890405


Thanks, Sabrina

Touting See here: http://wikitravel.org/ru/Wikitravel:%D0%9D%D0%B5_%D0%BD%D0%B0%D0%B2%D1%8F%D0%B7%D1%8B%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%B9%D1%82%D0%B5 Koavf (talk) 23:23, 30 March 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, http://wikitravel.org/de/Benutzer:Schoschi --85.212.79.184 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 http://wikitravel.org/de/Benutzer:Schoschi 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 http://wikitravel.org/wiki/de/index.php?title=Spezial:Anmelden&type=signup (Firefox) or http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&type=signup (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 http://wikitravel.org/wiki/shared/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&type=signup where I could successfully create a new user http://wikitravel.org/shared/User:Schoschi 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 http://wikitravel.org/de/Benutzer:Schoschi 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]

Hello,

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 ideas...am 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: http://wikitravel.org/en/User_talk:Themikebrown78. 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)

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