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:Analytics are a standard tool for almost all websites. They do not track users, they allow us to see where users are coming to the site from and tailor Wikitravel to everyone's needs. --[[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 16:35, 16 April 2014 (EDT)
  
 
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'''DMOZ''' Links in the sidebar include collaborating with the Open Directory Project. E.g. the [http://wikitravel.org/en/Indianapolis English guide to Indianapolis] guides users to the link directory from ODP. This project has recently made a push to be branded as "DMOZ" which is an older and more popular name for the site. I'd like to request that this be changed to reflect that community's branding. [[User:Koavf|Koavf]] ([[User talk:Koavf|talk]]) 16:06, 16 April 2014 (EDT)
 
'''DMOZ''' Links in the sidebar include collaborating with the Open Directory Project. E.g. the [http://wikitravel.org/en/Indianapolis English guide to Indianapolis] guides users to the link directory from ODP. This project has recently made a push to be branded as "DMOZ" which is an older and more popular name for the site. I'd like to request that this be changed to reflect that community's branding. [[User:Koavf|Koavf]] ([[User talk:Koavf|talk]]) 16:06, 16 April 2014 (EDT)

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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 FAQ and 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 Travellers' pubs in your language edition of Wikitravel.

If you are having a problem that you think has to do with the Mediawiki software, please post that on the technical requests page instead.

Please add new questions at the bottom of the page and sign your post by appending four tildes (~~~~) to it, but otherwise plunge forward!

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Wikitravel upgrade 1.22.2

Hello all, We're excited to announce that Wikitravel will be upgrading its software! In order to migrate Wikitravel's extraordinary database of travel information, we'll be putting the site into read-only mode starting Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 at 5pm PST and running it for about 3-4 days. No edits will be possible at this time. When we come back, we'll be better than ever.

We’re moving to 1.22.2 version of MediaWiki. Here is a page that lists the changes. I also put together my own list with the changes that are visible to regular users. I believe this list is more easy to grasp.

Changes between 1.20 and 1.22.2 Media Wiki Software

IPs, Registered users, Admins:

  • Create an account page has new look and feel (more colors and shows on the right side stats for the # of edits, pages and recent contributors on Wikitravel)
  • Simplified search bar with vector skin only as an option, instead of “Go” and “Search” buttons.
  • Add Listing and Edit show on the top left side of the sections (previously at the top right corner)
  • Pop-up message “Your edit was saved” after making an edit and clicking “Save”.
  • When comparing revisions in the article history where noting was changed in the article, you notice a message "(No difference)" at the top middle part of the screen.
  • Left navigation bar subsections are now collapsible.
  • A pop up message is now displayed when the user attempts to leave the edit page with unsaved changes, on browsers supporting dialogs. Message says: This page is asking you to confirm that you want to leave - data you have entered may not be saved.”

Registered users and Admins:

  • Log in page is more new look and feel (colorful and neat).
  • Watch pages just by clicking on the star icon in the top right menu. Now you are not redirected to a different page and you don’t have to go back to the article after clicking “Watch”; you stay all the time on the same page. If the star icon is blue it means you’re watching the page.
  • New option in Account Preferences- User profile- Internationalization: “How do you prefer to be described?”

Admins only:

  • Mark as patrolled" link available on any patrollable page or revision, without having to go to Special:RecentChanges or Special:NewPages. You stay all the time on the same page.
  • Cascading page protection levels other than "Allow only administrators". New option: “Autoconfirmed users”.


Please let us know if you have any questions. Warm regards, IBAlex (talk) 18:39, 20 March 2014 (EDT)

Wikitravel is upgraded

Dear community! Wikitravel was upgraded successfully! Now you can edit the site again. If you see any bugs or issues, please report them below and I will be checking them and reporting to our tech team. Thank you for your cooperation! Warm regards, IBAlex (talk) 14:00, 25 March 2014 (EDT)

Why do you track users?

I think Wikitravel is a great thing, especially in view of the "sell-hotel-rooms, get kickback" commercialisation of publications like Lonely Planet. This one, on the other hand, has the potential to become ever more useful to all of us as users contribute their knowledge and experience. People will do that more readily if the whole thing is in the spirit of open collaboration -- the operative word being open.

I would therefore like to know why a Google Analytics tracker is issued by Wikitravel pages without informing the reader. That looks like secretive un-Wiki-spirited behaviour. But if it is beneficial for the users that you analyse what people read about, where will you publish the results of your researches?

Robert (New Zealand)

124.248.130.237 16:19, 13 April 2014 (EDT)

Analytics are a standard tool for almost all websites. They do not track users, they allow us to see where users are coming to the site from and tailor Wikitravel to everyone's needs. --IBobi talk email 16:35, 16 April 2014 (EDT)

Technical request

DMOZ Links in the sidebar include collaborating with the Open Directory Project. E.g. the English guide to Indianapolis guides users to the link directory from ODP. This project has recently made a push to be branded as "DMOZ" which is an older and more popular name for the site. I'd like to request that this be changed to reflect that community's branding. Koavf (talk) 16:06, 16 April 2014 (EDT)