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Re: [], you're right, second millenium AD actually starts in the year 1000 (or 1001, I'm not sure) &mdash; my misunderstanding, sorry. --[[User:Vidimian|Vidimian]] 11:31, 28 January 2010 (EST)
==African ODs==
Well done for going through some of the African articles and adding Other Destinations. You might want to think again about [[Fouta Djalon]] in [[Guinea]]. I think this is an alternative name for the existing region [[Moyenne Guinee]]? Spelt as Fouja Djallon, it is already a re-direct to that region article. There are a lot of OD type attractions in that region for sure, and I think those would make good content for the region aticle? We alreay have an article for [[Dalaba]], which from reading, I suspect is the most visted of the hill areas there.
More generally, I really hope that the large effort we have put in to produce so many excellent maps, regionalise and better organise the articles etc., will encourage more content for the whole of Africa. Cheers and thanks again. --[[User:Burmesedays|Burmesedays]] 00:28, 12 February 2010 (EST)
:I found a copy of "The Rough Guide:First-Time Africa" at my library which lists "main attractions" and "also recommended" for most countries in Africa. I knew getting decent content for each country would be difficult and was overjoyed when I found this book. Cities are already listed, which is why most of what I'm adding are ODs. I'll have to go back later to find more info and create articles for all I'm reading. I had read about Fouta Djallon (WP spells it with 2 "l"s) and it seemed like a small region; I didn't think about it coinciding with an entire region...maybe I'll remove it as an OD and praise it elsewhere in the article. I am very optimistic that more content will be added to Africa's such a wonderful, diverse continent, I want people to know more about it! [[User:AHeneen|AHeneen]] 02:25, 12 February 2010 (EST)
You might know already, but when drawing the map I was surprised by how much content we already have for [[Uganda]]. --[[User:Burmesedays|Burmesedays]] 02:57, 15 March 2010 (EDT)
Truly, one of my greatest regrets as a traveler is not having gone to Mali before the ongoing tragedy. I'd had my eye on a trip there for a long time, wanting to see Timbuktu, Dogon Country, Bamako nightlife, and ideally the Tuareg Festival in the Desert (which had already become unsafe), but only once I got to West Africa did it fall apart. I talked to a lot of other backpackers in Ghana about their trips there—all agreed that it was the highlight of their West Africa circuit (aside from the nervous quick escape post-kidnappings and twitchy border guards), and that it was no longer a place for any tourists. They also mentioned how devastated everyone looked in the small hospitality industry, knowing full well that their guesthouses, restaurants, bars, and cafes were doomed. I have no idea when one could expect it to calm down again—maybe it will be fine in five years, or maybe a generation or two... --[[User:Peterfitzgerald|Peter]] <small><sup>[[User_talk:Peterfitzgerald|Talk]]</sup></small> 00:45, 6 July 2012 (EDT)
:Definitely one of the (if not ''the'') destinations I most want to visit in West Africa. It's really saddening to see all this in the news lately. Looks like nearly all the shrines have been destroyed completely and there's fear the rebels will now start going through all the ancient manuscripts to find and destroy any blasphemous ones. Seems like Timbuktu is now a ghost town since most residents have fled after strict sharia law was imposed. The issue of ECOWAS sending 3,000 troops to regain control of the region was raised before the UN Security Council this week and they want a thorough post-occupation plan before approval. So hopefully these rebels will be driven out soon!! If there's a (very) small positive side, they only control Timbuktu & Gao regions...I'd hate to think of what they'd do to the Dogons and all their villages and cultural relics!! [[User:AHeneen|AHeneen]] 21:12, 6 July 2012 (EDT)
==Spam page==
You're shown as the author of [[User:Chen47vk7]], which is a spambot page. Any idea what's going on? Is this another upgrade bug? -- [[User:Wrh2|Ryan]] &bull; ([[User talk:Wrh2|talk]]) &bull; 16:09, 14 July 2012 (EDT)
:When I tried logging in earlier, I got a message that (I think) said something about being prevented from logging in to prevent account being compromised or something like that. The time of those edits is about the time I logged in (or tried to). I'm on a public wi-fi network...maybe that has something to do with that? [[User:AHeneen|AHeneen]] 16:15, 14 July 2012 (EDT)
:: You're the second "normal" account I've seen today that had a spambot page created. It may be an upgrade bug, but if you see that message again can you copy it and add it to this thread? -- [[User:Wrh2|Ryan]] &bull; ([[User talk:Wrh2|talk]]) &bull; 17:01, 14 July 2012 (EDT)
Today after clicking the "log in" in the upper right, then entering my username & password and hitting enter, I got the screen at right. I think what I did on the 14th was re-enter my password at this screen, after which I got the message I mentioned about being compromised or something like that. This time I clicked the WT image in the top right to return to the homepage, where I was still "logged in" as this spambot (?). I just closed the window (my Firefox setting is to clear cookies when exiting) and came back to WT to log in...without incident. These two instances are the only two times I've ever seen this browser should accept cookies. Using my home internet this time. Maybe this is a bug. (BTW:Message is in a grey box because I highlighted it to copy/paste, but then decided to capture a screenshot with the message still highlighted). [[User:AHeneen|AHeneen]] 05:49, 16 July 2012 (EDT)
:I got the log in error message in the second screenshot when I tried to log in today...the same one I got the first time. Happened in the same way as the last two times: clicked on "log in" from WT homepage, entered by username & password on the following page and hit enter. Again, notice that I appear to be logged in as a spambot. This time I entered my password on this page and clicked "log in", but checking my "user contributions" it doesn't look like any spam edits have been made by my account. [[User:AHeneen|AHeneen]] 22:39, 16 July 2012 (EDT)
:: There was a bug fixed in Mediawiki 1.17.2 that apparently would allow a script running on your machine to "steal" session information - if you're on Windows, do you run a virus scanner? Otherwise you might want to try clearing cookies and see if the problem goes away. Alternately, it's possible that a malicious Google ad or something similar could be stealing session info via the aforementioned bug. For what it's worth I reported the problem to IB and requested that they upgrade to the latest bugfix release. -- [[User:Wrh2|Ryan]] &bull; ([[User talk:Wrh2|talk]]) &bull; 22:58, 16 July 2012 (EDT)
:::I was adding another comment when you added yours. I do run a virus scanner and like I said in the first post, my browser setting are set to delete cookies when the browser is closed (just double-checked this). Should this be moved to the pub for others to comment on? ''So after making the last comment, I went to my watchlist to patrol recent edits and got the message shown in the third screenshot while making a couple edits. After logging back in, I checked my contributions, but no spam edits made by my account. Since the upgrade, I seem to get logged out of my account anywhere from 15-45 minutes after logging in (a rough guess) and this happened 20 minutes after logging in (based on difference between timestamps on the images' metadata).'' [[User:AHeneen|AHeneen]] 23:04, 16 July 2012 (EDT)
:::: It probably wouldn't hurt to give this issue wider exposure in the [[Pub]] since it hasn't just been your account - I just deleted a spambot page credited to [[User:AndreCarrotflower]]. I've also raised this issue at [[Wikitravel talk:How to handle unwanted edits#Important - blocking spambots]]. -- [[User:Wrh2|Ryan]] &bull; ([[User talk:Wrh2|talk]]) &bull; 00:15, 17 July 2012 (EDT)
Quick question - with one exception I haven't seen any evidence that the "spambot impersonating real users" issue is still a problem since the 1.17.4 upgrade. That one exception is from your account today, where the user creation log has an entry [] saying:
<pre>14:17, 28 July 2012 AHeneen created new account User:Marionw ‎ (asdf123456)</pre>
Did you by any chance actually create a new account? If not there may still be a security hole somewhere. And if you did, how did you do it? Was it just a test of some sort? -- [[User:Wrh2|Ryan]] &bull; ([[User talk:Wrh2|talk]]) &bull; 01:16, 29 July 2012 (EDT)
:No. I didn't create any new accounts. When the problem first arose, I got one of those three messages every time I tried to log in. I've seen it only a handful of times the last few days. When I have gotten a message in the last few days, its the second screenshot ("Login error. There seems to be a problem..."). I can't remember if I got the message 7/28 or not. I didn't get the message when I recently logged in. Must still be a security hole then. [[User:AHeneen|AHeneen]] 01:44, 29 July 2012 (EDT)
:: Thanks for the quick response. The number of questionable edits since the upgrade definitely seem to be reduced, and it's possible that it may take a while for old sessions to expire completely before the problem is fully resolved (I think cookies expire after 30 days...), but I guess the issue isn't completely resolved yet. -- [[User:Wrh2|Ryan]] &bull; ([[User talk:Wrh2|talk]]) &bull; 02:03, 29 July 2012 (EDT)
:::My browser deletes cookies when I close it. When I logged in tonight, I got the message in the second screenshot yet again. It showed I was logged in as [[User:GUrLaLiEn]], who seems to be a legitimate account (not spambot). When I entered my password the second time, I was logged in as my account. Definitely seems to be either a security hole or some database error. [[User:AHeneen|AHeneen]] 01:09, 30 July 2012 (EDT)
:::Happened yet again. Got message in first screenshot (re:cookies) after logging in. On that page, in the top right it was shown that I was logged in as [[User:Ravikiran r]]. After entering my password again on this second screen, I was logged into my account. [[User:AHeneen|AHeneen]] 01:23, 31 July 2012 (EDT)
Yesterday the cache was cleared to allow the patch changes to propagate through the site. As it rebuilds, the site will slowly return to normal speed and the hope is that the spambot spooling issue will be resolved. Please let me know if this doesn't appear to be the case.--[[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 18:28, 31 July 2012 (EDT)
:I have added a bug report here [ Spambots] and added it to [ Top Bugs]; please make any additional reports on this issue in its bug report page. If you can help flesh out the description of the bug or its behavior, please add them to the page.--[[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 19:27, 6 August 2012 (EDT)
== Migrated? ==
Hello. I'm sorry to see your message that you have migrated to another site. Your contributions have been very good at Wikitravel and we'd love to see you return.
Meanwhile, do not message Wikiavel contributors in an attempt to have them leave this site. Thank you,--[[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 00:18, 30 August 2012 (EDT)
== Хуй моржовый ==
Does [] need to be blocked? What would you do with him?--[[User:IBobi|IBobi]] [[User talk:IBobi|talk]] [[Special:EmailUser/IBobi|email]] 13:52, 18 September 2012 (EDT)
:I thought about blocking him, but just ignored the matter the last few days. I have clearly explained why his edits are wrong on the Russia & Tiraspol talk pages. Since several edits in support of these changes were made on the Russia & Talk:Russia pages, I'm not sure if this user has been editing without logging in to make it seem like there are several others in agreement or what exactly is going on. I protected the Russia page for 1 month to stop the edit war. If this user keeps up, he should probably be blocked. [[User:AHeneen|AHeneen]] 23:04, 18 September 2012 (EDT)
==Thank you==
Hi AHeneen! Thank you for helping with patrolling the site! Best, [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] 13:14, 29 October 2012 (EDT)
As you already know, many admins that were formerly active here at Wikitravel have left for pastures new in the last year.
Although IBadmins fight a heroic battle against spam, I believe we need more admins from the community.
Would you support my application to be an admin?
I believe I know current polices as well as anyone [ currently active]. --[[User:118dot93dot73dot30|<font color="#FF3366">118</font>]][[User talk:118dot93dot73dot30|<i>dot93dot73dot30</i>]] 02:14, 14 April 2013 (EDT)
==[ Ending administrator's rights]==
Hello AHeneen! I hope you are doing well. I haven't seen any contributions from you since [ 23 Nov 2012] so I have to revoke your admin rights. We would like to see our admins active over here. Should you consider coming back and helping us administrate Wikitravel, please let me know. I wish you all the best, [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 15:01, 30 April 2013 (EDT)

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