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Wikitravel:Old bug reports

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This page is for reporting bugs in the MediaWiki software we use for Wikitravel, or for the way we have it installed.

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Email in preferences

When I edit my preferences, it never shows my e-mail. This causes two smallish problems. First, I can never quite tell what my e-mail is set to here (I have more than one account) and second, I think that if I change something else on my preferences and "save", then my e-mail address gets set to nothing in the DB. Does anybody else have this problem? If not, what am I doing wrong? Thanks. -- CL 23:03, 7 Oct 2003 (PDT)

Text highlighting

Moved from travellers' pub by Evan

Why can't I highlight text with my cursor? Is there something wrong with the script on this site? It only happens for this site... --Jiang 00:02, 18 Sep 2003 (PDT)

I too have had problems highlighting text, but it only seems to happen if you highlight from bottom to top, but, even the other way there are some problems. It is not only on WikiTravel that this happens, but also on all Wiki sites with this skin (including Wikipedia with this skin on).

Okay, I switched to standard skin. However, there is no logo. --Jiang 10:26, 18 Sep 2003 (PDT)

Yeah, but we're working on that. -- Evan 11:03, 3 Oct 2003 (PDT)

Search results

The search query "san francisco" returns no results. --Shannon 1:59, 17 Oct 2003 (PDT)

Apparently, the word "san" is one of those common words (like "from") which is not indexed and therefore the search engine can not find it. Is there a way for the engine to ignore unindexed words, rather than failing to find them? That would be more user friendly. CL 21:33, 17 Oct 2003 (PDT)

Image policy

On this page:

The link to the Image_policy page points to image_use_policy, which page does not exist. There's no link to edit the Special:Upload page so I can't fix it.

I added a redirect, and I'll change this prompt later. Thanks for the quick eye. --Evan 18:29, 6 Jan 2004 (EST)

Subject of email

I got an email from a Wikitraveler with the subject "Wikipedia e-mail". I verified with whois that it came from Montréal, not from a Wikipedia box. Shouldn't the subject be "Wikitravel e-mail"? -phma 23:03, 17 Jan 2004 (EST)

The "Email this user" page fills in 'Wikipedia Email' as the subject. I guess the user did not bother to change that. Yes, indeed it should have been Wikitravel Email. Maybe the default value can be changed in the wiki setting? Srijith 23:02, 19 Jan 2004 (EST)
I think this was me, I just hit reply. I was wondering why everyone was putting wikipedia as the subject ;-) Majnoona 23:29, 19 Jan 2004 (EST)
Turns out it's hard-coded into the MediaWiki software -- remarkably short-sighted. I'm going to hard-wire it to "Wikitravel E-mail" and eventually fix the bug. --Evan 23:41, 19 Jan 2004 (EST)

Link colors

Moved from travellers' pub by Evan

This will probably make it into the wiki code itself, but it would be nice if there was a visual cue about the approximate amount of data behind a link (nothing, stub, full). --Dhalbrook 15:28, 7 Jan 2004 (EST)

There is! If you haven't changed your Wikitravel skin, links to non-existent pages should show up red, and existing pages should show up blue. If you've set some value in the "stub length" in your user preferences, stub links will show up as a kind of brownish color.
The big problem is that visited links and stub links have almost the same color, so it can be hard to tell them apart. I'd like to get this fixed -- any suggestions for a stub link color would be helpful. --Evan 18:59, 7 Jan 2004 (EST)
Cool, I guess I didn't notice it before -- I suppose I should look harder next time :) However, I still think a discreet iconic hint might be helpful (to those poor colorblind folks) to make it a bit more obvious. --Dhalbrook 21:24, 7 Jan 2004 (EST)
After a bit more thought, a more elegant solution might be to vary the look of the link underline itself, such as a dotted underline for nothing, a dashed for stubs, and a full underline for completed links. This, combined with the color, should definitely help make it more obvious what's going on. --Dhalbrook 21:56, 7 Jan 2004 (EST)

Log on to two Wikitravels

I made an account on the Romanian Wikitravel and found myself logged out of the English one. Then I logged into the English Wikitravel and got logged out of the Romanian one. -phma 17:22, 25 Jan 2004 (EST)

It's a cookie domain thing. I'll try and fix it; it's quite annoying. --Evan 18:20, 25 Jan 2004 (EST)

Orphaning due to rename during edit?

On January 31, 2003, I created a link from San Francisco to non-existing page San Francisco/Suggestions for choosing a Chinese Restaurant (don't make this a link, it de-orphans the page). I then clicked the link and started writing it. While I was editing it, someone moved the page to American Chinese food. The link disappeared from San Francisco creating an orphan (bug 1). This was not caused by an edit, unless the bug is instead that the page history for San Francisco was not added to (alternate bug 1). In any case, the history of the link being added was also not created (bug 2). (Note that my posting to that point was without being logged in. The page also does not show up on Orphan pages (bug 3).

See also and

Notty 01:32, Feb 4, 2004 (EST)