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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. 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. 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. Does anyone how to help me? And I think it would be helpful if that info is not more clear on help documentation.
Right to vanish policy
I feel that we lack a right to vanish policy. The meatball version is to be found here. The Wikipedia version is here. Suggestion: import the current Wikipedia version. Riggwelter 09:46, 12 September 2012 (EDT)
:ja Thumbnail error?
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.--Shoestring 17:14, 12 September 2012 (EDT)
Finnish Wikitravel need some help
Hey, we have a problem in Finnish Wikitravel. We have some IP user ( & ) 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:  & . Roquai 12:56, 9 October 2012 (EDT)
no noticeboard for admins/sysops?
As there seems to be no noticeboard for admins or sysops on WT/S, I will use this one.
The following pages should be deleted as they are used for spam. --Túrelio 11:18, 12 October 2012 (EDT)
Hello! I would like to call to action all the administrators and contributors on WT. For a long time Wikitravel Travel news have been outdated.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! IBAlex 16:47, 29 October 2012 (EDT)
I searched for Surat (a city in Gujarat, India), and did some corrections on it without logging in - which means the page exists.
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!
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.
Edit did not save
I recently added a location to Galveston's Do section but when I reloaded the page it was gone.
Lucy is not from the northern section of Ethiopia. Please check this fact.
Screwed up Ko Lanta
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? --18.104.22.168 21:21, 28 December 2012 (EST)
Armenia has introduced visa waiver for EU & EEA countries.
Armenia has introduced visa waiver for EU & EEA countries, please update the visa section of this article http://wikitravel.org/en/Armenia . Full list of countries whose citizens do not need to obtain entry visas for Armenia are available on Wikipedia here
Please fix typo on the main page
The heading "Antartica" should be "Antarctica". I would fix it but apparently don't have permission to edit. Markoboston 19:05, 1 January 2013 (EST)
problem with print version of Hanoi, Vietnam page
The Hanoi information does not print properly. Plaese fix. Thanks.
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
We are concerned for our first year going to university of cape town and his physical safety
I am not impressed. Somebody keeps editing out things, in the Chiang Dao, Thailand page. For example, there are at least 30 resorts and guesthouses in Chiang Dao, most of them a lot better than Nature Home or Chiang Dao Hut. I believe, somebody is maliciously changing previous edits.
Last but not least, please remember to sign your posts by writing ~~~~ .I am looking forward to seeing you on Wikitravel! IBAlex 19:32, 8 January 2013 (EST)
Trying to edit and clean up the 'By Bus' information for Jacksonville(Florida). States that "This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your edit was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Ransom"
Here is the proposed edit:
22.214.171.124 18:34, 10 January 2013 (EST)Coloingsigh
I am looking forward to seeing you on Wikitravel! Warm regards, IBAlex 18:43, 10 January 2013 (EST)
Hi IBAlex, thanks so much for the feedback. I'll update the information. Incidentally, I created an account since requesting help and I will use my account going forward. Appreciate the prompt feedback. Coloingsigh
Please add correct image of INDIA map
Jammu& Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh are Integral parts of India . Please visit www.india.gov.in for more details .
I am very new to WT and just trying to add one photo to my contribution. However when I try to follow the upload, I seem to get logged out and am unable to continue. Can anyone help? I was logged in when I started this comment, but now seem to be logged out again! ¬¬¬¬ Hoppy 1320 22nd Jan 2013 I w
1st off old listing for our hotel was full of errors & omissions. It had previous owners cell phone as contact etc. Some one seems to want a false& incorrect listing as opposed to an up to date listing??? What is going on? Myson effa Manager Pemberton Gateway Village Suites
OpenID don't work
with following error (tested with 3 differents ID provider)
Verification failed Verification of the OpenID URL failed. Error message: "Nonce already used or out of range"
--Silex 09:29, 25 January 2013 (EST)
Correction on the information provided on wikitravel post
Need to have the contact details for the writer.Please contact Hilton salalah as soon as possible.
sales & Marketing Department Hilton salalah Resort 00968 23211234 ext:1805
Defective Search Engine
Your Search Engine is Non-Intuitive & Defective. Pemberton (British Columbia)is the only syntax acepted everything else is not found, if you put a space before the "B" & after the "a" it doesn't work either:
Pls somebody add these alternates: Pemberton British Columbia, Pemberton BC, Pemberton British Columbia, Pemberton BC Canada or CA or CND, same uncapitalized in small fonts pemberton british columbia, pemberton bc, pemberton british columbia, pemberton bc canada or ca or cnd etc. I added seveveral #REDIRECT pages a single page with 1 line of code.ie
Pemberton Canada#REDIRECT Pemberton (British Columbia)
but this crude & clumsey & makes users click another un-nessary time. Added by PemGateway
Bergama - sleep listing
I tried to add a new campsite listing on the Bergama page.
There was no "add listing" next to the camping section so it has loaded at the top of the "Sleep" section instead of under the Camping section. Can you fix?
Cybersuezee 16:35, 28 January 2013 (EST)
Thank you - that is fixed. But now I tried to to add the website link to the name of the business and that hasn't worked (caravancamping.net). What did I do wrong? And I will go the the Talk page and read about how to do it right first time. Sue
What does ransom mean? Why won't it accept my writing?
Salta main tourist agencies
I have to complain about the wiki page about Salta where is written that the tourist firm Pasada touristically is one of the main firms in Salta. I chose this company because I read about it in Wikitravel. I have a negative experience connected with this company and actually not only 8. As I have found out from the Internet even in 2008 a group of tourists had problems with this company and even in 2008there was many complains on it. We bought a tour to Cachi with this company but after a 2 hour trip they told us that the road was bad and they have to return to salta. But they actually knew before that the road was bad and just dia not want to loose money. They offered us 2 variants to take a city tour for the same price ( city tour costs 120, Cachi costs 230 pesos ) or take the same tour the next day. We couldn't as we have bus tickets to Cordoba the next day. We asked to return our money backand actually still receive nothing. Local mines terry of tourism doesn't help us and it seems as if they didn't even try. I actually writing because I hope that this will help some other tourists to get in such a situation. You can check about the reputation of this firm with the local authorities. Here's my e-mail email@example.com if you wish to contact with me. Sincerely yours, Svetlana Frolova
Wuerttemburg: castle? palace?
I have ancestors from Deutschland, I believe from Stuttgart, who settled in a German-Swiss community in what eventually became Morgan County, Tennessee, United States, forming the town of Wartburg, which, I am told, was named after a famous castle or palace: possibly Wuerttemburg? All of this is important/interesting only to me, but if someone would be so kind, I would like to know the origin of Wartburg.
I haven't yet created an account, but on enWikipedia, I'm known as Ragityman, and I can also be reached at ragityman(at)gmail.com. If you would rather respond here, other tourists might find the info useful, or not. Postscript:
I find this to be an excellent project. I just wish it was part of the enWP/Wikimedia projects as far as universal log-in. I don't wish to create more identities/passwords. too many to remember now. 126.96.36.199 17:05, 13 February 2013 (EST) aka: Ragityman
I have just listed a feature on Wikitravel, but I don´t know how to add a URL link so that anyone can see the website with just one click. Can anyone help? Bucks boy 13:50, 17 February 2013 (EST)
* <listing name="Generic name" alt="local or alternative name" address="Address" directions="directions" phone="+91 27 222-1234" email="firstname.lastname@example.org" fax="+91 27 222-1235" url="http://www.example.com" hours="10:00-14:00" price="Rs. 1,500 and above" lat="latitude" long="longitude" tags="comma,separated,tag_labels">Stuff about the listed item.</listing>
En consultant votre site je me suis aperçu que le restaurant "les béatilles" 8 rue du marché 06140 vence était encore référencé. Or ce restaurant n'existe plus depuis environ 7 ou 8 ans. Il a fait place pendant 1 ou 2 ans à un autre appelé "la pause boeuf" qui n'a pas tenu. J'ai ensuite racheté en 2008 ."la pause boeuf" qui est devenu le restaurant "les lavandes". L'orientation de notre cuisine est française/méditerranéenne avec des accents d'Asie car le chef mon épouse est thaï. Nous sommes depuis le mois d'août 2012 classés N°1 des restaurants à Vence d'après le N°1 mondial de référencement des restaurants et lieux touristiques www.tripadvisor.com J'ai pensé sans vouloir me faire de la publicité gratuite que c'était assez de raison valable pour me faire apparaître dans vos pages et remédier ainsi à ce qui à mon sens est une lacune non négligeable. Bien à vous TEYSSIER Robert pour le restaurant les lavandes
Put an image from Wikimedia Commons directly
Hi. Patrolling the ja: edition, I noticed that we can extract the images not from WTS, but from Wikimedia Commons directly (as you can see like this).
I just want to know:
What happened (I think we couldn’t do this before. Is there any technical improvement or policy change(s))?
Do you have (or going to set up) any policy when we want to put the images on the WT pages, not just from WTS but directly from the WMC (Such as delete those pictures from the pages when we find them, since they are not from the WTS)? Well, but it seems we have legally no problem to use those pictures to the WT pages directly, because both WTS and WMC are based on the same license (i.e. cc-by-sa 3.0) right now, and to get some specific image(s) from WMC to WTS is quite common for us)?
Please tell me what should I do when I find those pictures.--Shoestring 05:43, 9 March 2013 (EST)
Been adding to the County Cavan get in - by bus section - just adding ordinary content and place names and the editing system identified my action as ransom?! Content was civil and in order - the only possible action which could be amiss is that I was adding content in raid spurts rather than in one go. Puts me off contributing if my actions are being misunderstood by the system. any help appreciated, thanks in advance 188.8.131.52 21:33, 12 March 2013 (EDT)Brf1000
Wikitravel upgrade - site in read-only mode for a few days beginning Monday 3/25/2013
Hello all, We're excited to announce that Wikitravel will be upgrading its software next week. In order to migrate Wikitravel's extraordinary database of travel information, we'll be putting the site into read-only mode starting Monday, 25 March 2013 PST and running for about three days. No edits will be possible at this time. When we come back, we'll be better than ever. Please let us know if there are any questions or concerns, IBAlex 17:55, 22 March 2013 (EDT)
DE: Wikitravel upgrade - Die Seiten im Nur-Lese-Modus für ein paar Tage ab Montag, 25.3.2013
Hallo alle! Wir freuen uns bekanntzugeben, dass nächste Woche Wikitravel eine Upgrade seiner Software ausgeführt wird. Um die außergewöhnliche Datenbank von Reiseinformationen erfolgreich zu migrieren, werden wir die Seite in Nur-Lese-Modus ab Montag 25. März setzen. Die Upgrade wird für etwa drei Tage laufen. Keine Bearbeitungen werden in dieser Zeit möglich. Wenn wir kommen zurück, werden wir besser als je zuvor sein. Bitte ließ uns wissen, ob es irgendwelche Fragen oder Sorgen gibt.
ES: Wikitravel upgrade - sitio en modo de sólo lectura para un par de días a partir del lunes 25/03/2013
Hola a todos! Estamos muy contentos de anunciar que Wikitravel va a actualizar su software la próxima semana. Para migrar la extraordinaria base de datos de información sobre viajes de Wikitravel, vamos a poner el sitio en modo de sólo lectura a partir del lunes 3/25/2013 y funcionando durante unos tres días. No será posible editar en este momento. Cuando regresemos, vamos a estar mejor que nunca. Por favor, háganos saber si tiene alguna pregunta o preocupación.
FI: Wikitravel päivitys – sivusto luku-tilassa muutaman päivän alkaen maanantaista
Hei kaikki! Meillä on ilo ilmoittaa, että Wikitravel päivittää ohjelmistonsa ensi viikolla. Siirtääksemme Wikitravelin uniikin sisällön uuteen tietokantaan, asetamme sivun pelkästään luku-tilaan alkaen maanantaina 25/3/2013 noin kolmeksi päiväksi. Yhtään muokkausta ei siis voi lisätä tänä aikana. Kun tulemme takaisin, olemme parempia kuin koskaan! Jos sinulla on kysyttävää tai kommentoitavaa, otahan meihin yhteyttä.
FR: Mise à jour de Wikitravel : Mode lecture-seule pour quelques jours à partir du lundi 25 mars 2013
Bonjour à tous ! Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer une mise à jour majeure de Wikitravel au cours de la semaine à venir. Afin de pouvoir faire migrer l’immense base de données de voyage de Wikitravel, nous plaçons le site en mode en mode lecture-seule à partir du lundi 25/03/2013 et ce pour une durée de trois jours. Aucune modification ne pourra être apportée au contenu durant ces trois jours. En revanche, le site reviendra plus performant que jamais ! N’hésitez pas à nous faire part de toutes vos questions.
IT: Aggiornamento Wikitravel - in modalita' "sola lettura" per pochi giorni a partire da lunedi 25 Marzo 2013
Salve a tutti, siamo lieti di annunciare che Wikitravel aggiornera' il proprio software nella prossima settimana. Per trasportare lo straordinario database e le informazioni viaggio di Wikitravel il sito verra' messo in modalita' di "sola lettura" a partire da lunedi' 25/03/2013 e per circa tre giorni. In questo periodo non sara' possibile fare modifiche. Quando torneremo saremo meglio di sempre. Vi chiediamo di contattarci per qualsiasi domanda o problema.
NL: Wikitravel upgrade - Alleen-lezen modus gedurende een paar dagen vanaf Maandag, 25 Maart 2013
Hallo allemaal, we zijn blij jullie te kunnen mededelen dat Wikitravel volgende week zijn software gaat upgraden. Om de geweldige database vol reisinformatie te kunnen overzetten zullen we de site vanaf Maandag 25-03-2013 zo'n 3 dagen op Alleen-lezen zetten. Er kunnen dan geen bewerkingen plaatsvinden. Wanneer we terugkomen zullen we beter zijn dan ooit tevoren. Schroom niet om het ons te laten weten wanneer er vragen of bedenkingen zijn.
PL: Wikitravel Upgrade- Strona w trybie "Tylko do Odczytu" od poniedzialku 25 marca 2013
Witam wszystkich serdecznie! Cieszymy się ogłosić, że w przyszlym tygodniu Wikitravel będzie aktualizować swoje oprogramowanie! Aby przeprowadzić migrację bazy danych pomyslnie, jestesmy zmuszeni umiescic Wikitravel w trybie tylko do odczytu począwszy od poniedziałku 25 Marca 2013. Upgrade bedzie przeprowadzany przez około trzy dni i edytowanie strony bedzie niemozliwe w tym czasie. To pozwoli nam byc lepszym niż kiedykolwiek! W przypadku pytan lub wątpliwości prosze dac znac.
PT: Wikitravel upgrade - site em modo de somente leitura por alguns dias começam segunda-feira 2013/03/25
Olá a todos, Estamos entusiasmados em anunciar que Wikitravel será a atualização do seu software na próxima semana. Para migrar de banco de dados extraordinário Wikitravel de informações sobre viagens, nós vamos colocar o site em modo de somente leitura começam segunda-feira e correr para 2013/03/25 Cerca de três dias. Não será possível edições neste momento. Quando voltarmos, vamos estar melhor do que nunca. Por favor, deixe-nos saber se há alguma dúvida ou preocupação.
RU: Обновление Викитрэвел! Сайт в режиме чтения на протяжении трех дней начиная с понедельника (25.03.2013)
Рады сообщить вам, что на следующей неделе проект Викитрэвел обновляется. Для того, чтоб перенести всю базу данных сайта, он будет находиться в режиме чтения с понедельника 25.03.2013 на протяжении трех дней. В это время статьи будут защищены от редактирования. По возвращению сайт будет представлен в своем лучшем виде. Если у вас есть вопросы или предложения, сообщите о них.
SV: Wikitravel uppdatering – webbsidan i skrivskyddad för några dagar från Måndag
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