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ja: bug report along with the system maintenance held in the end of this March
Hi IB techs, a bug report from ja:.
(Probably) along with your system maintenance held at the end of this March, we have some malfunctioning on the ja: pages as listed below:
When we edit and browse the ja: pages under the log in status:
When we browse the ja: pages regardless of log in or log out status:
We think some of the vital functions are disabled so far, which cause us very much inconvenience when we want to edit and browse ja: pages.
Hi Alex, I apologize for my delayed response. I went to Southeast Asia last week.
In regard to your request, I uploaded screenshots as follows:
There is a big mistake about Topic - Respect.
I am a frequent traveller to Kuala Lumpur, and I have a lots of friends being the members of Barisan National. I don't see there is any "danger" to stay along with them. Obviously, the message in "Respect" is composed by the opposition party with disrespect and bias.
In a travel advising website, accusing a political party is completely unrelated to tourist. I urge this website to correct it ASAP and gives the international traveller a true, fair comment about Malaysia's political environment. —The preceding comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs)
Getting OpenID back
Is there any chance that the OpenID log-in will be enabled again? I seem to have lost access to my account, because I have used the method and without registering password and email. (ok, it could have been months since it was disabled - I'm an infrequent user) --126.96.36.199 11:16, 8 May 2013 (EDT)
Map not provided
Hi Wiki travel
It would be good to provide a map for each travel site described.
Brief outage 14 May 8PM PST
Hello everybody! On 14 May there may be a brief outage starting at 8pm Pacific Time due to the site maintenance. Site outages are expected to be between 30 and 60 minutes. We apologize you for the inconvenience! Best wishes, IBAlex (talk) 16:16, 14 May 2013 (EDT)
Listing on Australia page
This business closed six years ago. It should be removed from the Wiki Travel Australia website. My wife and I owned and set it up and ran it for six years. The property now appears to be run as a holiday house to let under the name Blue Water House. It is not the same business.
Abuse on Johannesburg page
I noticed what appears to be spam in the Johannesburg page. I have no knowledge of this location, it just seems obvious! It appears at the very end of the "See"section. This is a copy of the text in question: Janine, Parkmore, Sandton, ☎ 0726218581, . Save up to 50% on Shuttle Services, Taxi and Cab Services, Limo Hire and Party Bus Hire. Hundreds of Companies compete for your business on MyRide edit 188.8.131.52 05:00, 3 June 2013 (EDT)
Please fix your problem in introduction! -VANK, a non-governmental organization of Korea-
Hello, my name is Park Ha-eun, and I am a student of Dokjeong elementary school in South Korea. I am a member of VANK, which is an abbreviation of Voluntary Agency Network of Korea. VANK is a non-governmental organization, and we take a great effort to solve history distortions or wrong image of Korea.
We found out that your picture in the introduction about Japan has a slight mistake. The body of water between Korea and Japan has been marked as "Sea of Japan". However, evidently, "Sea of Japan" is not a correct name at all. It has been called as "Sea of Japan" since Korea has been Japan's colony. But, now we are a independent country as Korea, and the exact name is "East Sea".
Additionally, the worldwide mapmaker, National Geographics, and the travel guidebook, Lonely Planet Publication, has promised us to use the name "East Sea" as well. We would be delightful if you mark our sea as both of the names, "Sea of Japan" and "East Sea". Thank you for reading and we would appreciate your favorable consideration. We would be grateful for your explanation as to why you chose to use ‘Sea of Japan’. Please email us at email@example.com.
Sincerely, Park Ha-eun
Something is wrong with the quillabamba template184.108.40.206 23:14, 25 June 2013 (EDT)
Como añadir un hotel a la lista de anuncios
Hola, llevo varios meses tratando de añadir un hotel a la lista de anuncios de hoteles en Taganga (Santa Marta-Colombia) me pueden decir que debo hacer para que el anuncio quede en el listado, gracias.
Hello, I have several months trying to add a hotel to the list of hotels in Taganga ads (Santa Marta, Colombia) can you tell me what to do to make the ad remains on the list, thanks.
Houston 1940 Air Terminal Museum
I am a new contributor to Wikitravel. I made a recent addition i.e., the 1940 Air Terminal Museum in Houston, Texas. I made at least two errors, but don't know how to correct them.
1) I placed the article under the "Buy" section and it should be moved to the "Do" section.
2) The link to the museum web site, www.1940airterminal.org does not work.
Can anyone help me correct those errors?
Wikitravel New Home Page- 11 July 2013 11AM PST
We are excited to announce the launch of our new Wikitravel home page, with links to a lot of the most popular Wikitravel articles. Let us know what you think! We hope you like it. Best wishes, IBAlex (talk) 17:05, 10 July 2013 (EDT)
/* Cities */ Elko is in Northern Nevada
Elko, NV was listed as being in Southern Nevada. I deleted that, and it's also under Northern Nevada, where it belongs, but the top of the article still puts it under Southern Nevada. Can someone correct this. —The preceding comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs)
My god, your Cuba pages must be ancient. "Areo Caribe" hasn't been in business for YEARS!
About accidental multiple uploads
Hallo whoever have a look here... :) I'm new here and I have a problem... I did upload two same photos by accident and when I wanted to get rid of one of them I got THREE!!! Sorry... Can you delete two of those?  Merci! :) --Porteplume (talk) 17:17, 15 July 2013 (EDT)
Please unblock me.
I've just registered with Wikitravel, but then, within a day, I've been blocked.
I don't understand what has just happened, and there didn't seem a way to contact the blocker.
Please unblock me.
-> Your current IP address is 18.104.22.168, and the block ID is #39651
Malaysia page filled with racist and irrelevant information....
I like to read articles for balanced information. Unfortunately, the article on Malaysia has some paragraphs on Malaysia being a "shithole," with many derogatory comments about Muslims, including that they "breed 8-15 f**kt***ds" etc..... Seeing this interferes with my ability to enjoy reading the article, but I do not have an account. If someone could do something about this, that would be great. Furthermore, I wish to add that such comments do not belong on wikitravel, and I think they should be removed. —The preceding comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs)
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Right or wrong uploads
I did upload several pictures by other authors and everything seems correct to me, but i have some doubts regarding few of them. So in order to save my time and time of others i would not want to wait until somebody will notice inaccuracies when everything is "too late". Can i ask to check my uploads and tell whether they are right (and therefore can be used on Wikitravel) or they are not appropriate and can't be used as illustrations on Wikitravel pages? I don't see where else i could ask such almost personal question. The problem is with people in the photos - i have read carefully everything what has been said in this respect and generally everything is clear and comprehensible. Still i have no competence to decide what kind of "crowd in public spaces" is suitable for Wikitravel, where is a line when people are already "peripheral to the picture content" and when they "are not peripheral enough" to be suitable for use of the photo on Wikitravel. In other words i need only clear instruction which pictures can't be used, no explanations are needed. The pictures are these: first, second, third.
One more similar question: if the "crowd" is in public space and all people are only performers and spectators, all are identifiable and not "peripheral to the picture content" because they are the content itself - what then? Not a crowd in a market or so, but a certain performance where everybody (both performers and spectators) are willing to be in the limelight, and the photo serves as an illustration of the certain event that travelers are more than welcome, and they of course would know that they can be photographed or filmed (by private person or TV) too. Such an informative picture of the crowd, non of the people predominates, no one plays to the camera. Yes or no?
kosovo not serbia
Mobile re-direction isn't working
I've noticed that wikitravel mobile redirection isn't working. I'm not sure what you're running on the backend, but it should be pretty easy to setup proper mobile redirection. I'm a professional web developer and I'd be happy to help with it for free if you want. Another and possibly easier/better solution is to just use CSS media queries to serve the mobile style info for small screens. Again, I'm happy to help. For some reason I can't seem to log in to this section of wikitravel (that's another issue) but my wikitravel name is Beau and my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org —The preceding comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs)
first visit to Balikpapan
Hi Everyone. I am Malaysian and will be visiting Balikpapan city in September 2013. Can anyone help to give me information as how to reach Bintang Hotel, a budget one.? I tried to email but the system is not responding. I am 74 but love to travel, please help. I travel airasia and will arrive at at noon. TQ .Contact me. email@example.com. —The preceding comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs)
Complaints on Maarukeytu Hota restaurant published in Wikitravel Male (Maldives)
Dear Sir/ Madam,
I traveled to Maldives including Male in the beginning of August. After reading Wikitravel Male, I decided to visit Maarukeytu Hota restaurant for my lunch while experience the local culture as well. All these while, I always rely on the information from Wikipedia and Wikitravel when comes to traveling. However, these guys in the restaurant who served us had brought us the food we never ordered and ate. Yet they still charged it to the bill for a as much as USD40 when all we asked for from the restaurant was only a can of coke and helped us to cook the fish which we bought and and paid earlier in the fish market. Between, the restaurant owner agreed to charge us USD10 for grilling the fish. Although we took merely 4 small bowls of rice of all the food that brought us, we didn't expect the bill to go up to USD40 when Wikitravel suggested the price of a normal meal consisting of grilled fish, rice and drink in the restaurant won't be more than Rf30 or USD2. On top of USD10 of cooking the grilled fish, I won't expect 4 small bowls of rice, a small plate of chips and a bottle of coke would cost us as USD40. When I requested for the bill, the waiter showed the bill to us in which he charged us all the food we didn't order including 4 bottles of mineral water, a bowl of curry and a small plate of vegetable. He charged us USD 3 for a small bowl of rice which left me wondering if the rice is made of gold. Albeit the 5 stars resort we stayed in Maldives only charged us for USD1.5 for a bowl of rice.
Can you please stop recommending Maarukeytu Hota as this restaurant is trying their best to exploit and mislead the tourists? I wish no other tourist to be in my shoes again when visiting Male and end up having a bad impression of the city and people there. Can you please remove this restaurant from the recommended restaurant in Wikitravel Male asap?
Thanks and regards YL (Malaysia)