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User talk:Evan/Feb 2005

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Rollback All patch is ready[edit]

I'm going to try to upload it, or alternatively you can get it from

It only rolls back whatever can be seen on a given rendition of the Special:Contributions page, which should allow for fairly fine control by the admin using it over demand on resources, etc.

Of course this should be a good bit lighter than my LWP script no matter what.

Meanwhile, I'm not sure I chose the best place to put the [ rollback all ] link. I'd love to have feedback. -- Mark 10:54, 5 Feb 2005 (EST)

Um, are you guys sure this is needed? At least yesterday I was able to do a single diff between the original and 3 edits by a vandal, and a normal rollback was able to restore the original. Jpatokal 04:57, 11 Feb 2005 (EST)
It came up a few days ago when a single vandal blanked some 500 pages or so in the course of a couple of hours. I wrote a quick Perl script using LWP to click all of the rollback links on a given IP user's contributions page, and so was able to catch up. Evan later suggested that a Rollback All link would be a more elegant approach.
Having this is really preferable to blocking the IP, even for a short period of time. -- Mark 05:39, 11 Feb 2005 (EST)


Evan, I'll do the GB, if you'd be so kind to tell me, in what way the reports shall be done. Denisoliver 03:42, 11 Feb 2005 (EST)

The language version policy has a section on go-betweens. The go-between has to write a few lines in the en: logbook about what's happening on the other version. As far as I'm concerned, this is the minimal g-b report:
The xx: Wikitravel language community still exists, we're editing articles, and at least one of us cares enough about maintaining a link with the rest of the community to post this message.
That's really the point of the g-b report; it's a community-oriented "ping". I think more useful ones have more information -- especially stuff that someone who doesn't speak the language couldn't figure out. Like, this would be my go-between report for en: for January:
Wikitravel en: grew steadily in Jan 2005, with 200 new articles added. Bangkok was the destination of the month. We had a spike in new users around the 9th, as Wikitravel was mentioned in an article on . The Travel news section, started in response to December's tsunamis, continues to grow. A spirited discussion about relaxing the sex tourism policy was inconclusive. Bugs still present from the November catastrophe and caching extension continue to bother old and new users.
It may be a good idea to write a g-b report and let it sit on the language version for a few days to let other people add information. I'm sure I've left some important stuff out of the above listing.
It would be great, I think, if we did g-b reports for en: too. This would make it easier for g-b's to translate and copy to the other languages. I'll bring this up in the Logbook. --Evan 10:44, 13 Feb 2005 (EST)

Evan, the German Administrator nominations for Limbodancer and EBB have been present now for slightly more than a month. In this time both users have agreed to be admins, but even though I placed a call to vote on the top of the Mainpage, only 1 user voted beside me. Obviously we still have a democracy problem here. Now LimboDancer has 2 pro-votes and EBB 1, but I would like to ask you to please make them both admins. Have a look at their work up to now and see that they are good workers which continously come back (though not always often) and are present in discussions too. Their help would be really helpful for me and the German wikitravel. Denisoliver 21:11, 25 Feb 2005 (EST)

Paul's Sister....[edit]

Hi Evan,

This is Paul Holden's sister....a few months ago he mentioned to you that I would be moving to Montreal...well I'm here now! I've been here for a few weeks but havn't done much except work! I'm actually looking for a new place to live and was wondering if you knew of anything for March? Also wondering if you have suggestions for good places to hear bands (any kind of music) and see the art scene....plays etc.

Hope you do! Thanks,


I don't think he knows me by that name. :) --Dawnview 01:18, 17 Feb 2005 (EST)
Oops. Yeah, I let this one slip by. My phone # is 554-EVAN, Madeline; you should call me and we'll talk. --Evan 06:51, 17 Feb 2005 (EST)

Hey! Thanks for the reply...I'm in Toronto for the weeekend but I'll give you a call sometime next week when I get back. -Madeline :)


Hey Evan, I'm getting into working on the perl Module again, and have noticed that apparently the arch archive didn't get migrated onto the new server. It's no big deal if hosting arch isn't possible anymore. I can just move it to geekhive or possibly sourceforge. Just let me know. Thanks! -- Mark 05:12, 13 Feb 2005 (EST)

Hosting arch is entirely possible. The big question is: what did I do with those files? I've got to deal with the server move today, but I'll work on getting arch running in the next few days. --Evan 10:17, 13 Feb 2005 (EST)
Just out of curiosity, what do you think about Subversion? -- Mark 14:29, 19 Feb 2005 (EST)
I haven't tried it much, but I've grown very fond of Arch over the last couple of years, and my understanding of svn is that it's nowhere near as cool and flexible. --Evan 09:51, 21 Feb 2005 (EST)
I'd like to get arching again too - I'm working on a map of Brazil, and I'd like to add some new features to azimap so that I can reuse paths (e.g. define the Amazonas-Mato Grosso boundary once and use it twice, the second time backward). -phma 18:34, 26 Feb 2005 (EST)