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P.S. I hope you had a great holiday at Puerto Rico.
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==Naming regions==
Hi. Did you mean why did I use the names Dobruja and Bukovina instead of ''Dobrogea'' and ''Bucovina'' on the [[Romania]] page? It's because I noticed those versions were more frequent in English language sources.
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Thanks for the tweak, I was wondering why it was not working --NJR_ZA 08:58, 5 April 2007 (EDT) matters

Evan, I sent you a mail message re Authentrus. Could you take a look and reply?


Wes K

I just did. --Evan 14:13, 5 April 2007 (EDT)

TOC input

Looks good! OldPine 16:50, 5 April 2007 (EDT)

Administrator in Catalan

Hey there. Just to let you know, the voting period on my admin nomination in the Catalan version is over. Thanks for your support! Texugo 04:31, 6 April 2007 (EDT)


Hi Evan,

I would like to tell you that I submitted the application for the Wikitravel ja: to the dmoz today, following your advice. By the way, I have a question. Have you checked if the "wikitravel" tag is correctly working on the dmoz, recently? I tried to display the En: Main page from the dmoz, but I couldn't. When I search and crick the "Wikitravel" tug, it displays the odd titled ("メインペぅジ", it seems like Japanese but actually have no meaning) incomplete page. The result was the same when I tried on the French page (Or... those problems are from the system of my PC? Well, I have no idea). --Shoestring 09:16, 6 April 2007 (EDT)

My friend is getting the same problem on her browser. See [1]. Jpatokal 11:32, 6 April 2007 (EDT)


Hey there. Just thought I'd give you a little update to let you know what I've been up to.

  • Ca: Been on an insane article-creating spree. I think I created about 400 articles in the last couple of weeks. I also got IsIn going and I made a factbox template for countries.
  • Es: and Pt: Policing new edits, removing old external links and making general style/format edits. I've been working to improve the organization, particularly of metropolis districts and regions/states/provinces within countries.
  • Ro: I went on an all-out crusade and 1) eliminated the External Links section from every single article, and 2) replaced the old manual HTML breadcrumb navigation with IsIn for every single article. Also made a lot of style edits and implemented a factbox template for countries. I'm trying to get Vlad to give us a start-from-scratch re-translation of at least the huge city template-- as you probably know, that language version never really had a good template set-up, so the existing articles are at the moment in a variety of formats. Once we get a huge city template, I think Rmx and I can create the other templates from it. When that is done, I'll probably go crazy putting articles in the new format and creating new articles. I think we can get Ro: back on its feet.
  • Fr: Rmx and I have convinced the French version to eliminate its External links sections as well. I've been doing a lot of that, and making some style/format edits. I'd like to convince Ja: to eliminate its external links sections as well.
  • It: Occasional edits. I'd like to get involved more, but this version moves fast, a good deal busier than other language versions.

Also I have a question. Perhaps my search wasn't very thorough, but I'm wondering if somewhere there is a list of MediaWiki pages like the ones that put text in the menu bar on the left, etc. Also, are MediaWiki page titles the same for all language versions or have some of them been translated? As always, thanks for your support! Texugo 12:42, 8 April 2007 (EDT)


Hi again, Evan. Guess what? I have nominated myself for admin on ro:. Vlad is currently the only admin and he hardly has any time for it. There are so few visitors to that version that Vlad and maybe Rmx are the only ones likely to vote. Can I count on your support? No admin nomination page has been created there, so I used the Travellers' pub. Texugo 12:50, 10 April 2007 (EDT)

OpenID extension

Hi Evan, I'm working on, which is now using your OpenID extension. I've had users request the ability to merge their openID account with their pre-existing wiki account. I thought I'd check in with you before I begin working on this to see if you or anybody you've heard about has done any work in this direction.

Thanks, Jacobpappe 13:45, 10 April 2007 (EDT)

It's built-in; see Special:OpenIDConvert. --Evan 13:53, 10 April 2007 (EDT)
Thanks, Evan. That's nice that it's built in. I was imagining an additional option when someone first signs in with their OpenID so instead of creating a new account, they can instead enter a pre-existing username and password. If I end up implementing this, I'll submit a patch. Jacobpappe 19:29, 10 April 2007 (EDT)
Yeah, that's another way of doing it. You may want to look at Ma.gnolia, which has that form of implementation. I think it's a pretty good idea. --Evan 20:57, 10 April 2007 (EDT)


Could you just try to sort out the probs on hi:Templte:झलक, the hi quickbar. Check hi:भारत to see an eg. Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) •

Vietnam Bia Hoi comments

Hi Evan,

I just got back form a 3 week trip to Vietnam with my Vietnamese-American fiance and just had a correction to make on the Beer section of the Vietnam page. As it was rather pervasive I thought I would let you know and change it as appropriate. Bia Hoi is actually bottled beer while Bia Tuoi (literally "fresh beer") is draft beer. Bia Hoi is available pretty much everywhere, while Bia Tuoi is harder to find but getting more popular. Most of the places that we found for Bia Tuoi served Tiger or Heineken and were larger bars; one tiny street corner place claimed to serve 333 but we were not convinced (that actually seemed closer to your definition of Bia Hoi, it was draft beer that was put into jugs for us to then pour out into our glasses, but we did see them fill the jugs from a tapped keg).




Is it possible for me to program a bot to auto-generate outlines for countries on hi:? Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) • 10:07, 18 April 2007 (EDT)

Yes, of course! When I need to create new articles, I use WWW::Mediawiki::Client, since it's really easy to use. Please take a look at the Script policy, though. --Evan 08:38, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
Where can I get the instructions on how to use. I can just about manage VB and some C++ :(
It'll be much easier for me to just do it. How about this: you make a list on hi: of articles you want created and what template you want them created with, and I'll add them. --Evan 10:09, 20 April 2007 (EDT)
Right, I'll give you the list in 2-3 days. Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) • 06:51, 22 April 2007 (EDT)

That sounds like a cool idea... is it possible though to focus on the Hi tech requests before putting energy into this though? – cacahuate talk 17:05, 20 April 2007 (EDT)


Hi Evan,

As you are the only Bureaucrat, could you rename our id to MaiteHugues (with a capital H)? Thank you. Maitehugues 09:45, 20 April 2007 (EDT)

Done. --Evan 10:04, 20 April 2007 (EDT)

Feedback for wikitravel?

Could wikitravel not have a feedback console for each article, giving people the ability to leave feedback for each article, giving plus points or points of improvement? which could then be followed upon, or praise for the article, i often read articles and feel guilty that the person who spent time and effort creating the article is not getting thanks for his or her for thier gratious work.

oh, and thankyou for co-creating wikitravel, it is one of the best ideas ive seen on the web;



The "feedback console" is the Talk page. The idea, though, is that you hit the Edit button and fix up whatever's wrong! Jpatokal 09:25, 21 April 2007 (EDT)


uh oh, one down... Wikitravel:Administrator nominations‎ might need your attention, beaurocrat... – cacahuate talk 19:45, 24 April 2007 (EDT)

all images on shared

Is this possible?cacahuate talk 02:05, 3 May 2007 (EDT)

Audio Guides / Walking Tours

Hi Evan - I emailed you and Maj a few days ago to touch base on my idea about adding free, collaborative audio walking tours to Wikitravel. Based on your profile, I get the impression that your Talk Page is a better way of getting in touch. Can we meet tomorrow or next week? (Sunday works for me too) Maybe we can have lunch? I'm in 514. [email protected] - MC May 3 1:14 PM

Mike, I just sent you an email. Thanks. Maj 13:32, 3 May 2007 (EDT)


Hi, could you please change the {{SITENAME}} on hi to विकिट्रैवल (the Hindi for WT) — Upamanyu, talk

P.S. I hope you had a great holiday at Puerto Rico.

Naming regions

Hi. Did you mean why did I use the names Dobruja and Bukovina instead of Dobrogea and Bucovina on the Romania page? It's because I noticed those versions were more frequent in English language sources. Axi 14:53, 8 May 2007 (EDT)