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Malaysia page filled with racist and irrelevant information....
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? [http://wikitravel.org/shared/File:Otterlo.jpeg] Merci! :) --[[User:Porteplume|Porteplume]] ([[User talk:Porteplume|talk]]) 17:17, 15 July 2013 (EDT)
: Done! Cheers! [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 17:43, 15 July 2013 (EDT)
 
== Please unblock me. ==
 
Hi,
 
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 114.77.165.121, and the block ID is #39651
 
Regards
Paul, <small>—The [[Project:Using_talk_pages#Talk_page_formatting|preceding]] comment was added by [[User: 114.77.165.121|114.77.165.121]] ([[User_talk: 114.77.165.121|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/114.77.165.121|contribs]]) </small>
 
: Hi Paul! Sorry for the mistake! I have just unlocked you! Happy editing! [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 12:55, 16 July 2013 (EDT)
 
== 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.
<small>—The [[Project:Using_talk_pages#Talk_page_formatting|preceding]] comment was added by [[User: 118.99.133.149|118.99.133.149]] ([[User_talk: 118.99.133.149|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/118.99.133.149|contribs]]) </small>
:Thank you for alerting us about it! Yes, we have noticed that the page was repetitively vandalized and that's why we protected it yesterday and removed all the vandalism.
:It is also a good idea to [http://wikitravel.org/en/Wikitravel:How_to_create_a_user_account '''create your own account'''] on Wikitravel because it will give you various '''[http://wikitravel.org/en/Wikitravel:Why_register benefits]''':
# Ability to communicate with other writers about your edits and travel tips
# Ability to turn off advertising in your Account Settings
# Credit for your travel writing/edits, which will be attributed to '''you''' rather than just an IP address
# Your contributions will be more trusted as you become familiar to other Wikitravelers
# No need to pass recaptcha test
 
:Thanks you! [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 12:21, 17 July 2013 (EDT)
 
Hello - thank you for fixing this before but it appears to be a problem again. It's always sad to see this type of racism in the world.
 
== Flag of Syria ==
 
There is something wrong with this [http://wikitravel.org/en/File:Flag_of_Syria.svg picture]. Please fix it. [[Special:Contributions/174.91.69.179|174.91.69.179]] 03:47, 17 July 2013 (EDT)
: I think this is just a wrong map that we should delete it. I asked for some opinions on the [http://wikitravel.org/shared/File_talk:Flag_of_Syria.svg file talk page]. Thanks! [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 12:26, 17 July 2013 (EDT)
 
== Flag of Malta ==
 
Can you remove the black border on this [http://wikitravel.org/shared/File:Flag_of_Malta.svg file]? [[Special:Contributions/174.89.26.164|174.89.26.164]] 18:16, 17 July 2013 (EDT)
: You will have to find a new map or edit this one with one of the photo editor programs. Then please upload it as a newer version of [http://wikitravel.org/shared/File:Flag_of_Malta.svg this file]. Thanks! [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 18:19, 17 July 2013 (EDT)
:: I can't where can I replace this image[[Special:Contributions/174.89.26.164|174.89.26.164]] 02:27, 18 July 2013 (EDT)
:::Please click on '''Upload new version of this file'''. Thanks! [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 13:55, 25 July 2013 (EDT)
 
== How to I add convert to svg ==
 
I want to convert a file [[User:NewFranco|NewFranco]] ([[User talk:NewFranco|talk]]) 02:37, 18 July 2013 (EDT)
: NewFranko, I believe you will have to use some program from the Internet that will help you with that. We don't have any converter here on Wikitravel. Warm regards, [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 13:53, 25 July 2013 (EDT)
 
== 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: [http://wikitravel.org/shared/File:Aushros_vartai_(Gate_of_Dawn).jpeg first], [http://wikitravel.org/shared/File:Vilnius_airport_raiway_station.jpeg second], [http://wikitravel.org/shared/File:Street_of_the_Gate_of_Dawn.jpeg 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?
 
It may be that in the future i'll have same question about other photos with other people - can i ask it again (then where) or should i not disturb? --[[User:Kazys|Kazys]] ([[User talk:Kazys|talk]]) 13:16, 25 July 2013 (EDT)
:Kazys, thank you for your message! I'm happy you asked this question and I will gladly help you! Exactly as you said: '' identifiable people in a picture should be peripheral to the picture content.'' That's why all the pictures you uploaded are good as their main purpose is to show buildings, attractions and or city's infrastructure. People are just ''peripheral''.
: Your second question is more difficult. I would say that pictures that show crowd attending a public event or festival are fine. We do have exceptions for photos that show a ''particular sports or activities or '''crowd scenes''' or '''illustrating some costume''' or uniform.'' I saw many pictures like that, for example: [http://wikitravel.org/en/File:Carnaval1.jpg here] and [http://wikitravel.org/shared/File:AsakusaFestival.jpg here]. That's why I would say that you are fine if you upload a picture that illustrates a certain event that would be of a traveler's interest. I would love to see those pictures. Maybe we can feature them on our [http://wikitravel.org/en/Events_News Events News] page? Thank you for all the pictures you have already uploaded! Great job! Please keep it up. If you need any help you can always write a message here on the traveler's Pub or contact me directly via my [http://wikitravel.org/en/User_talk:IBAlex talk Page]. Warm regards, [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 13:52, 25 July 2013 (EDT)
:: Thanks for the answers. I'll contact you directly via your Talk Page. --[[User:Kazys|Kazys]] ([[User talk:Kazys|talk]]) 02:53, 26 July 2013 (EDT)
 
== kosovo not serbia ==
 
kosovo is indenpendent, <small>—The [[Project:Using_talk_pages#Talk_page_formatting|preceding]] comment was added by [[User: 213.112.122.252|213.112.122.252]] ([[User_talk: 213.112.122.252|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/213.112.122.252|contribs]]) </small>
 
: Dear IP address, please check [http://wikitravel.org/en/Kosovo Wikitravel Kosovo page] to see that nothing like that is written there. The first words of the article say ''Kosovo (Albanian: Kosova, Serbian: Kосово и Метохија, Kosovo i Metohija) is a disputed territory and de facto independent country in South Eastern Europe. After a lengthy and often violent dispute with Serbia, Kosovo declared independence in February 2008 and (as of 16 October 2012) 93 UN states recognise this and it has become a member country of the IMF and World Bank as the Republic of Kosovo, despite heavy Serbian opposition.'' Thank you! [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 19:37, 1 August 2013 (EDT)
 
== 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: [email protected] <small>—The [[Project:Using_talk_pages#Talk_page_formatting|preceding]] comment was added by [[User: 27.123.214.109|27.123.214.109]] ([[User_talk: 27.123.214.109|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/27.123.214.109|contribs]]) </small>
:Beau, thank you for leaving us this message. Could you please explain it in more details what is not working? I think I would need some more details to understand the problem, sorry...Thank you! Warm regards, [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 19:43, 13 August 2013 (EDT)
 
== first visit to Balikpapan ==
 
Hi Everyone. I am Malaysian and will be visiting [http://wikitravel.org/en/Balikpapan 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 protected] <small>—The [[Project:Using_talk_pages#Talk_page_formatting|preceding]] comment was added by [[User: 60.50.235.46|60.50.235.46]] ([[User_talk: 60.50.235.46|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/60.50.235.46|contribs]]) </small>
 
==Planned 1 Hour Downtime 8pm PT==
Hello,
 
Tonight (9/10/13) At 8pm Pacific, there will be a planned 1 hour downtime for server maintenance. [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 19:05, 10 September 2013 (EDT)
 
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 19:05, 10 September 2013 (EDT)
 
== this was on the Uruguay page -- It is not appropriate ==
 
==Understand that if u go here u will not leave without getting fucked in the ass
: Thank you for informing us about it! I already deleted all the inappropriate content on the article and I blocked the user who wrote it. Thank you! [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 13:59, 16 September 2013 (EDT)
 
== Wheelchair assistance ==
 
I am travelling to Vietnam,Cambodia and Laos in March next year for approx 1 month
I have difficulty walking and the easiest way to get around will be by wheelchair. Will either bring a wheelchair or purchase one when I arrive in Ho Chi Min City on March 8. I have been unable to locate an organisation to help with a 'pusher', any recommendations? Jncidentally I shall be 80 years old when I arrive, fortunately I have all my marbles.
 
== Issues with picture Upload ==
 
 
Dear Team Wikitravel,
 
I'm finding issues for uploading pictures to a content on Darjeeling.
 
Inspite of entering the wikitravel mainpage with valid Login ID/password, while uploading pictures,the webpage is again asking for login ID/password
 
Even after re-entering the same login ID/password,the page doesn't accept.
 
Plz assist soon.
 
Thanks
 
Shubham
 
: Hello Shubham! Great question! We upload pictures to [http://wikitravel.org/shared/Main_Page Wikitravel Shared], which is the central coordination point and shared repository for images and other media for all language versions of Wikitravel. Wikitravel and Wikitravel Shared are separate platforms that require 2 separate accounts. Please use [http://wikitravel.org/shared/Special:Upload this page] to upload pictures. You would be asked to create a '''separate''' account for Wikitravel Shared (I assume you already have one for Wikitravel). After you [http://wikitravel.org/shared/Wikitravel_Shared:How_to_upload_files upload a picture], please [http://wikitravel.org/shared/Wikitravel_Shared:How_to_add_an_image add this picture] to Wikitravel article. If you have some questions, let me know. I realize all this might be confusing. Warm regards, [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 15:02, 27 September 2013 (EDT)
 
==Block on DE WT==
 
Hi,
Please help me, i'm reading your policies since 2 days, i deceided yesterday evening to create my account on wikitravel.org/de to start writing and editing with you in german language, i created it, but when i wanted today to start and to edit, i couldn't log in, i thought that the registration of yesterday was failed, i created a new account with the same name "Nironile", it was created successfully, i tried to start editing, but i was told that i can't, because my account or my IP-Adresse was stopped by the administrator "Geisterfahrer" for uncertain periode, and i realised that the account registration time was yesterday, i tried again to log in, i was told that my account is stopped till tomorrow because i used a collective account, so it seems that i got 2 accounts by mistake and my account is stopped.
 
Please help me, my IP-Adresse is: 197.132.87.31
My Account name is Nironile
My real name: is Nader Ibrahim
 
Kindly find below the message which i got, kindly note that i tried to contact the administrator "Geisterfahrer" but i couldn't, i tried to ask a help in the german section but i COULDN'T CONTCT YOU ANYWHERE else, i finally found the ONLY CHANCE TO CONTACT YOU here.
 
Du bist nicht berechtigt, die Seite zu bearbeiten. Grund:
Dein Benutzername oder deine IP-Adresse wurde gesperrt.
Die Sperrung wurde vom Administrator Geisterfahrer durchgeführt. Als Grund wurde keine Begründung angegeben angegeben.
Beginn der Sperre: 08:57, 29. Sep. 2013
Ende der Sperre: unbegrenzt
Sperre betrifft: Nironile
 
:Hello! Welcome to Wikitravel! Thank you for your message. We are going to look into this for you and we will respond to you as soon as possible. Kind regards, [[User:Adzas|Adzas]] ([[User talk:Adzas|talk]]) 10:29, 30 September 2013 (EDT)
 
:: Hey Nader! Thank you for your message! I would gladly help you. I just checked German Wikitravel and I noticed that our administrator "Geisterfahrer" unblocked you already. I'm not sure what was the issue exactly. You can check that with him. We would love to see your edits on German Wikitravel. I'm here to help so if you have any questions, please contact me. You can reach me via my [http://wikitravel.org/en/User_talk:IBAlex English Talk Page] or [http://wikitravel.org/de/Benutzer_Diskussion:IBAlex German talk Page]; you can also leave a message in the Traveller's Pub, just as you did. Happy editing! All the best, [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 16:27, 30 September 2013 (EDT)
 
==Walking tours==
Hi IBAlex,
 
I read [http://wikitravel.org/en/Wikitravel:Activity_listings#Tour_listings tour listings] and I have the question. I'm not the tour operator, I'm just draw the routes throughout different cities and share them in open access in my blog and in my app for iPhone - [http://pinmyway.blogspot.com]. I think it should be interesting for wikitravel users, but if you find that publishing my routes in the list of the activities is incorrect, please, suggest me how to do it the right way. [[User:Pinmyway|Pinmyway]] ([[User talk:Pinmyway|talk]]) 01:05, 3 October 2013 (EDT)
: Hello Pinmyway! Thank you for your question. Please know that we do not list walking tours in our guides because we believe that travelers could fulfill the tours on their own using Wikitravel guides. In our guides we list all the attractions and interesting places to see and we leave it up to the Traveler to decide what to see in the particular city. You might consider creating [http://wikitravel.org/en/Wikitravel:Itineraries an itinerary] however be advised not to include any [http://wikitravel.org/en/External_links external links]. I hope this helps! It would be great to see your edits here. Please let me know if everything is clear. Thanks! [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 19:57, 3 October 2013 (EDT)
 
== Contact Details not found ==
 
Contact details of Vidyaranya Swami's Mutt at Hampi Karnatakka India not found. <small>—The [[Project:Using_talk_pages#Talk_page_formatting|preceding]] comment was added by [[User: 122.167.28.79|122.167.28.79]] ([[User_talk: 122.167.28.79|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/122.167.28.79|contribs]]) </small>
: Hello! I'm not sure if I understand you here. I checked our [http://wikitravel.org/en/Hampi Hampi article] on Wikitravel but I don't see any mention to Vidyaranya Swami's Mutt. What is that exactly? Warm regards, [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 20:02, 3 October 2013 (EDT)
 
== Requset temporary admin right at kowikitravel ==
 
Hello. I am 콩가루(konggaru). I want to delete some spams and manage kowikitravel. However, There is no active user include admin. Would you mind if you give me admin rights?--[[User:콩가루|콩가루]] ([[User talk:콩가루|talk]]) 02:50, 18 October 2013 (EDT)
:I need to block users and delete spam pages. Please give me a admin.
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