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So, based on discussion on Wikitravel:Technical infrastructure policy, I've started moving technical request issues to shared.

While I was at it, I thought it would be good to split up technical issues into separate pages -- one issue per page. That makes it easier to link, browse, and to change status (just move a link rather than moving the whole content). My rough idea of the process is that people will add new requests using the input box at the top of the page (see for how this works), which will take them to a new page preloaded with a template (see Template:Bugreport for the bug report one). Requests will be listed in a table on this page. At first it will be built by hand, but I think it'll be possible to build it automatically, too.

Help is welcome. --Evan 11:23, 13 August 2006 (EDT)

Also, I wonder if using categories here (for all tech requests, bug reports, open bug reports, feature requests, completed feature requests, etc.) would be easier and more reasonable than maintaining a table by hand. --Evan 11:32, 13 August 2006 (EDT)

Want to add this bug[edit]

I was trying to report a bug on en:Wikitravel:Bug reports, found myself here did not read the instructions properly and ended up creating a page Tech:Skin looks weird on IE. that has not got linked on this page. Realising that today's not my day, I don't want to add the link here manually and screw up any automated stuff. — Ravikiran r 04:33, 18 August 2006 (EDT)

There's no automated stuff yet; you have to add the link manually for now. I'll do it real quick. --Evan 11:43, 18 August 2006 (EDT)

Staying signed in[edit]

Swept in from EN:PubHypatia 19:11, 10 October 2006 (EDT)

I'm using Firefox and I'm having more and more problems staying signed in. As it stands, I get signed out as soon as I try to edit something. What is going on? Why does Wikitravel lose the session data so often? Texugo 05:21, 19 August 2006 (EDT)

I had the same problem with Firefox and IE 7. I think it has something to do with the server running out of space. I've fired off an email to the sysadmins at IB and to Evan's cell phone around 5:20 (EST), a little more than an hour ago. -- Sapphire
Thank you. One more thing too, maybe related-- I can't use Special:OpenIDLogin or Special:OpenIDConvert. It always says "The OpenID you provided is not allowed to login to this server." Texugo
No problem. I've sent another email noting the problems you've noted and the problem with OpenID. -- Sapphire
It was the same problem; it's fixed now. --Evan 08:22, 19 August 2006 (EDT)
Thanks for fixing the sign-on thing! The OpenID thing still does not work for me however. Texugo 10:32, 19 August 2006 (EDT)
Why don't you drop into #wikitravel and we'll step through it together. --Evan 10:51, 19 August 2006 (EDT)
I'd love to but I'm at the bar at the moment, heh. I followed the directions on the help page but it didn't work. I really want it to work though, since I'm always working with 5 language versions... Texugo 11:11, 19 August 2006 (EDT)

OpenID Login problems[edit]

Swept in from EN:PubHypatia 01:13, 13 October 2006 (EDT)

I still can't get my OpenID thing to work. When I go to either Special:OpenIDConvert or Special:OpenIDLogin, I type en:User:Texugo and I get the error message that says "The OpenID you provided is not allowed to login to the server." I'm working on 6 language versions now, so I really want this to work! Texugo 22:56, 3 September 2006 (EDT)

I really want it to work for you! B-) You can't log in to en: with an en: OpenID. You should pick one of your Wikitravel user accounts as your "home" account (I assume English), and then do the following for each of the other accounts. I use Spanish as an example, but you should be able to extrapolate:
Your es: account has now been converted to use OpenID -- you won't have to do that process again. Now, each time you go to es:, you should do the following:
That should log you in as Texugo. If it asks you to set up a new nickname, there's been a mistake -- you should cancel out and try again.
Let me know if this works. I'm in transit today, but I can be on IM tomorrow to do this step-by-step with you. --Evan 00:29, 4 September 2006 (EDT)
Ok. Thanks for that, it does work I suppose. It really only saves me from logging into the English version though-- I thought it would allow me to sign in once and then be universally signed in for all converted pages, but I still have to sign in to each version separately, except for (now) the English version. Hmph.. Any changes in the works?Texugo 01:32, 4 September 2006 (EDT)
Wha? You should only have to sign into the English version -- then go to Special:OpenIDLogin to sign in to to the other versions on those wikis. Yes, I plan when I come back to add a cookie so that if you're logged in on your "home" version, but not on one of the other versions, it will automatically log you in. --Evan 08:48, 4 September 2006 (EDT)