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The Travellers' pub—your watering hole on Wikitravel

The Travellers' pub is where Wikitravellers of all languages get to together to talk about Wikitravel, and where you can ask for help if you're confused, lost, afraid, tired or annoyed by Wikitravel. Please check the FAQ and Help page before asking a question, though, since that may save your time and others'.

If you have question about travel, not the website, try the Travellers' pubs in your language edition of Wikitravel.

If you are having a problem that you think has to do with the Mediawiki software, please post that on the technical requests page instead.

Please add new questions at the bottom of the page and sign your post by appending four tildes (~~~~) to it, but otherwise plunge forward!


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My eddition is being deleted

How can i save my information?

Please send me the instraction

Learn= The Callan school is offers Russian classes with native speakers 240/KG.Contact details : url= Skype: callanschool1, [email protected] Cell phone: +996707890405

Work= The Callan school employs European teachers for teaching English language and may have free accommodation. traveling please visit url="" Contact details : url= Skype: callanschool1, [email protected] Cell phone:+996707890405

Thanks, Sabrina

Touting See here: Koavf (talk) 23:23, 30 March 2015 (EDT)

Hi! I've added a listing and hit save, I see it listed on the page, but when I go back the next day, it's gone. It shows in my user contribution, it shows in the revision history, but after adding when I reload the page, it does not show as a listing any longer. I've tried to add the listing several times now and it's still not showing on the page after refreshing. I'm concerned that I'm either doing something wrong or will be touting. Thanks for any help in resolving this!

Please provide a link Where are you editing exactly? Which page? I'd be happy to help but I need something more precise, please. Koavf (talk) 23:40, 29 May 2015 (EDT)

User name + password not accepted, OpenID disabled - how to get my user back?

Dear all, I did not log in for quite a while but edited as anonymous. Mea culpa. Now, when I wanted to log in again. I used to do that via OpenID, but that function seems to be disabled?! When I try to log in via user name + password, which I saved 7 years ago in KeePass so they shall be correct, these credentials are not accepted. I tried to let me send a new password, but that does not work (error message: There is no email address recorded for user "Schoschi"). I do would like to continue to use my user and not create a new user "schoschi2" or the like. How can I solve that problem? Thank you, -- 07:43, 2 April 2015 (EDT)

Hi, did you try to just create user "schoschi" again? I looked through all the logs and this name does not appear anywhere, so maybe it has been deleted by the system as it was not used for so long. Give it a try and let us know. Thanks! Adzas (talk) 10:05, 6 April 2015 (EDT)
I tried to log-in as well as to get a new password as well as to create a user with my old name. The latter was denied because that username is already in use, and my user page still exists - so I guess my user sill exists. --Schoschi 2015-04-13 22:07
Likely you never registered the username at WT Shared, but just at WT English. Just register it here at Shared and you're good to go. IBobi talk email 17:09, 6 April 2015 (EDT)
OK, and where do I find the "register at WT shared" page? The link on the top right always leads me to (Firefox) or (Opera) and on both pages I get the error message "Username entered already in use." --Schoschi 2015-04-13 22:07 I found out that the target of the link "Create account" on the top right differs depending on the currently visited page; here in the pub page, it leads to where I could successfully create a new user with my old name :) Sadly, I can't login with that user to the EN and DE pages/guides; what do I have to do for that? And how do I merge that one with my existing one so my old edits, watchpages,... are available. Thank you for hints :) --Schoschi (talk) 16:48, 13 April 2015 (EDT)
Hi again. There is no merged account -- you simply make an account with the same username) if available) at each of the sites you wish to edit. If at some point you run into a site where your preferred username is taken, just contact me or another admin and we'll help you get the same username across all sites you wish to edit. IBobi talk email 19:07, 13 April 2015 (EDT)
Hi IBobi, thank you for the offer :) I want to edit in DE and EN sites, and would like to do so with one user name, preferable "Schoschi", and if that's impossible, "GeorgD". --Schoschi (talk) 17:52, 14 April 2015 (EDT)
BTW, when I click "email" in your signature, I get "You cannot send email to other users on this wiki". --Schoschi (talk) 17:52, 14 April 2015 (EDT)

Editing Zipolite


I have been adding to the "Zipolite" page for several days now. I tried to post a picture of the sunset in the SEE section. Im not an expert with codes, so I still havent been able to add the picture properly. This is kind of annoying, but not the big issue.

The problem is that when Zipolite page is opened, the formatting has been changed. The "Sleep" and "Eat" sections have been combined with each other, and the page looks awful.

I then go back to the edit screen to try and fix the mess, and the formatting on the editing screen is correct, it should look perfect when opened up.

Any I going to have to copy the whole page, then start over and paste it all together to make the page look correct again?

Help please!!!

Hi Mike -- please see IBcaldera's notes to you on your talk page: You may want to set up your preferences there and here, so that you are alerted when someone writes to you. I'm sure IBcaldera can help you format! Welcome! IBobi talk email 20:41, 9 April 2015 (EDT)

Cleveland Ohio Climate

I don't know why, but the Climate by Month information for Cleveland Ohio is very wrong for the summer months. It lists the Daily highs for July as 113 degrees Farenheit. That's absurd. It's not Palm Springs it's Cleveland.... I would say May-August are all very wrong and off by 20-30 degrees.

I'm not sure what weather source is typically used by WikiTravel. But Intellicast backs up my assertions that the values for Cleveland are our of whack.

I wanted to bring this to someone's attention. Hopefully someone who is more aware of the editing policies can eventually apply an update.

Thank you for the heads up! The numbers are now up-to-date! IBcaldera (talk) 20:19, 14 April 2015 (EDT)

Authenticated - sometimes

I'm logged in OK here but when I go to the main Wikitravel page or to a town page I'm not, and when I try and log in I get permission error. What gives? Owen (talk) 05:53, 23 April 2015 (EDT)Owen

Logging in There is no single-user login at Wikitravel: you must create accounts at each language edition you wish to edit and login separately there. Koavf (talk) 10:22, 23 April 2015 (EDT)


Hello I just wanted to say that there is a mistake in your webpage,the house Mugarretenea in Hondarribia is in Calle San Nicolas Number 2 and not 13

Plunge forward Anyone can edit the site, so we'd be happy to have you fix any errors you find. Do you need help with editing? Koavf (talk) 16:49, 20 June 2015 (EDT)

SPOT AN ADVERTISING LINK AT George Town travel guide - Wikitravel

Have a check...

(Under Section: SEE. Both links to a private tours agent selling website: )

Laywiki (talk) 06:24, 2 July 2015 (EDT)

Hi, thanks for letting us know. The information has been removed from the article. In future if you see something like that please feel free to remove it yourself and just explain in the summary field why you removed it. We appreciate your help and are looking forward to further edits from you. Thanks! Adzas (talk) 07:09, 5 July 2015 (EDT)

jodokusinn no Spam!!!!!!!!!

Hello dear team I recently put on a post of my place in Montezuma as I am new I did not totally understood how I worked and created a post but afterwards did not see it so I created the post 4 times and when I finally figured out how to put me on the page I put me down 4 times in no way I was able to delete my posts as i tried to do that.. as it stated It did not recognize my log in the day after I had been deleted and blocked for being a spammer that is absolutely not correct and all I wanted it to put my space on the map

Bin bin in China without any help or explanation besides I am a spammer blocked me.

what to do to get back on the map in a good way As an innkeeper of Jodokus Inn

I do not understand how to talk to BinBin to explain as I do not see that option how to create that conversation please help.

Which edition? Wikitravel is published in over 20 languages: which one was the one where you had this problem? Koavf (talk) 00:36, 17 August 2015 (EDT)
Hi, I checked the Montezuma article, and the reason your edit was reverted was because you added your listing four times in the same article, which is against our policies. I don´t see your IP address blocked though, so have a look through our guidelines and try again. Any questions, please let us know. Thanks! Adzas (talk) 10:59, 20 August 2015 (EDT)

Photo not allowed

Hi, This photo is mine : I never give any authorization to use it. Please, don't use this picture without mention of my name. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. All violation will be procecuted by law. Best regards Patrick Chatelier

  • Attribution I'm confused: are you saying to not use it at all or are you saying that you want attribution with use? Koavf (talk) 11:50, 19 August 2015 (EDT)

Template for displaying non-latin languages

I'm currently editing the article about Bangkok and have made the experience that there is no template that allows users to display words in Thai script in an appropriate way. At least I haven't found it yet.

Voyage has a good template for displaying non-latin scripts by using the following markup (Thai example):

{{ThS|กรุงเทพๆ|w=Krung Thep|b=Bangkok|a=grung teep|i=IPA}}

Parameter 1 is the template ID, parameter 2 is the text in its original script, w parameter is the official transcription into latin alphabet, b the translation, a the pronunciation (if it differs from the official transcription). i shows the characters in IPA.

It'd be really helpful. —The preceding comment was added by Thaikolja (talkcontribs)

Problem with Pictures

"Housten we have a problem! Images of Commons will not be displayed. Please help!--Gf (talk) 06:09, 9 November 2015 (EST)

My Italian profile has been blocked

My IP is, and the block number is #383. The User Gobbler blocked my IP address for the italian page and there is no way for me to contact him, since the only way people can write to him is by using the discussion page which is now unaccessable to me because of my block. So I will write here hoping to get heeded or for instruction on who to speak with.

The reason for my blocking would be "link spamming", but the only thing I did was inserting in the apposite section for "dove alloggiare", that would be "where to sleep", the names and links to the hotels I manage, since I work for many accomodation facilities. I would say that a link to the hotel main page is not spamming, but information, which, I recon, is the whole purpose of this wiki. If I am doing something wrong, at least I would like to know.

Thanks for you help SaraJones (talk) 05:07, 30 November 2015 (EST)SaraJones

Hi, thanks for your message. I have asked our Italian admin to have a look at this, and he just unblocked your account. If any further questions or issues, just let us know. Thanks! Adzas (talk) 10:47, 1 December 2015 (EST)

Sarasota, FL, Travel Guide

There is a section in this Travel Guide to Sarasota, named “Stay Safe,” to which I had an extremely negative reaction. My wife and I have tutored at Emma E. Booker Elementary in Newtown for many years, and I presently have two “Little Brothers” who live in Newtown. To hear this neighborhood described as “notorious for drug related crime” to me is outrageously racist. None of the many men and women whom I have come to know has anything to do with drug related crime, and I’m sure this is true of the vast majority of Newtown residents. To label this neighborhood “notorious” is beyond the pale, and betrays a profound ignorance of the real Sarasota. —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Sorry about that, but this is Wikitravel Shared, our central coordination point and shared repository for images and other media for all language versions of Wikitravel. If you want to discuss the issue you can use the actual Sarasota talkpage. Regards, GiulioC (talk) 04:52, 30 December 2015 (EST)

Commons pictures not displaying

When I look up Ottawa, the pictures from the Wikimedia Commons are missing. Can you fix it as soon as possible? 21:25, 3 February 2016 (EST) looks fine to me... IBobi talk email


The map shows Tuvalu as being in the South Atlantic Ocean


Capital of Greece before Nafplion was Aegina (Egina).

St. Augustine Page Issues

I am trying to add a hotel listing but the normal add a listing feature is not working. When I try to add it manually, it does not format correctly. I don't know what to do without the correct add a listing feature being offered. —The preceding comment was added by BayfrontMarinHouse (talkcontribs)

Hi, I see a listing added by you on the St. Augustine page so I assume all is ok now? If you are trying to add a different listing, please let us know. Thanks! Adzas (talk) 18:22, 20 March 2016 (EDT)

Monastery Taxiarchis Michail


This Monastery Taxiarchis Michail of Panormitis is stuated in Symi island close to Rhodes and not in the Rhodes island near Laerma. —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Hi, thanks for the info, but you should use the article's talkpage. This is Wikitravel Shared. GiulioC (talk) 04:26, 13 May 2016 (EDT)

the prices listed in the centro Mexico city section - and I assume some other sections - are perhaps misleading: the $ should be identified as pesos, not US dollars. 10:04, 23 May 2016 (EDT)

Hello, thanks for sharing the info but you should use the article's talkpage. This is Wikitravel Shared. GiulioC (talk) 10:27, 23 May 2016 (EDT)

Problem with edit summary since software upgrade

Since the software upgrade on the English WT a month ago, sometimes when I do an edit, click "Show changes", write an edit summary, and try to save it, a pop-up asks me to write another, separate edit summary. The heading of the pop-up is "Publish to {{SITENAME}}". I reported this at WT EN pub a week after the upgrade. The problem is still happening. Nurg (talk) 05:52, 8 July 2016 (EDT)

Same here I am--of course--experiencing the same issue but I can save if I hit Enter again. Is that true for you as well, Nurg? Koavf (talk) 09:23, 8 July 2016 (EDT)
The edit summary is to be added in the pop-up only, once you hit publish, all will show up in the summary field then. As Koavf says, you can hit enter and it will save it anyway but then no summary will show. It would probably help to de-activate the old summary field, which I shared with tech already. Adzas (talk) 06:11, 10 July 2016 (EDT)

Illegal page

I suggest that you delete the following page as it is illegal to offer fake official documents:

Looks like this was taken care of. Adzas (talk) 09:44, 28 July 2016 (EDT)

Request photo change on Avebury page

The photo captioned Avebury on the page about Avebury is not Avebury and is misleading and should be replacved by one that actually is of Avebury Slartibartfast (talk) 03:23, 26 August 2016 (EDT)

Thanks for pointing that out. Would you be able to find a picture yourself for this article? If not, I will have a look and change it soonest. Adzas (talk) 11:46, 29 August 2016 (EDT)

added question regarding spam + blacklist listing as well as blocked user

Hi Wikitravel-Community, Sorry for the question but, I have been looking around for a while, but did not find how to recover my user and get a page removed from blacklist, spam. On September 17, 2016 the user Binbin blocked my user Andean summit adventure and put my page on the spam list (andean summit adventure dot com). Any chance to get this sorted out? Confess that I have not read the rules before doing the entry, but I'm willing to do so and do only proper entries. I guess that was the problem. Your help is more than appreciated. Many thanks, ElisabethEliG (talk) 10:29, 14 January 2017 (EST)

Hello, thanks for your comment. We don´t allow travelsites/tourplanning/travel agencies listed in our articles, so for that reason your link was added on the blacklist. Try to create a new username but just make sure you don´t add any tour planning, just describe the locations you are knowledgeable about. Any other questions, please let us know! Adzas (talk) 14:47, 14 January 2017 (EST)

Hi Adzas, many thanks for your quick reply. I will do so with my new user. Any chance to delete the black list entry (user & link)? I was not aware of that, apologize for not having read the guidelines! Many thanks for your help, Elisabeth EliG (talk) 14:59, 14 January 2017 (EST)

Blocked from edits by user Tyen with no warning


I was editing the Bristol page as it is decades out of date, but all my edits have been rejected by Tyen. I have also been completely blocked from making more edits. Could you please tell me why this is?

Thanks DestinationBristol (talk) 05:45, 10 February 2017 (EST)

Could someone please help me with this.

- You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:

Your user name or IP address has been blocked.

The block was made by Tyen. The reason given is no reason given.

Start of block: 19:46, 9 February 2017 Expiry of block: 18:46, 9 May 2017 Intended blockee: You can contact Tyen or another administrator to discuss the block. Your current IP address is, and the block ID is #773038. Please include either or both of these in any queries.

The page is horribly out of date and the changes I was making were just to update information. I didn't get any warnings, just blocked.

DestinationBristol (talk) 09:21, 14 February 2017 (EST)

I replied to your email. The reason you were blocked was due to your edits being perceived as spam. Please review our policy before posting again. I can unblock your account. Tyen (talk) 13:53, 14 February 2017 (EST)

My article has been deleted

Dear all,

I just "discovered" Wikitravel and I was happy to contribute some worthy recommendations concerning overnight stays in Munich for those persons who are searching for low budget accommodation or just private bed and breakfast rooms. These rooms are offered from private Munich residents who I know personally. Therefore I created a service agency which is also meanwhile available through internet. Due to my personal contacts and examination of each room and apartment this is not kind of a "normal" online booking portal! I can be reached personally, by phone and email and will be happy to assist in finding a suitable private accommodation in Munich.

Here is my contribution to Wikitravel:

This was deleted by "Geisterfahrer".

Please check this problem - I would be happy if Munich visitor's will have a chance to book also private accommodations besides hotels and hostels!

Thank you and best regards from Munich!Munichguide (talk) 06:06, 17 April 2017 (EDT)

Request to restore and check my contribution

Dear all,

I just "discovered" Wikitravel and I was happy to contribute some worthy recommendations concerning overnight stays in Munich for those persons who are searching for low budget accommodation or just private bed and breakfast rooms. These rooms are offered from private Munich residents who I know personally. Therefore I created a service agency which is also meanwhile available through internet. Due to my personal contacts and examination of each room and apartment this is not kind of a "normal" online booking portal! I can be reached personally, by phone and email and will be happy to assist in finding a suitable private accommodation in Munich.

Here is my contribution to Wikitravel:

This was deleted by "Geisterfahrer".

Please check this problem - I would be happy if Munich visitor's will have a chance to book also private accommodations besides hotels and hostels!

Thank you and best regards from Munich!Munichguide (talk) 06:08, 17 April 2017 (EDT)

Spam from Munichguide is delete. --Geisterfahrer (talk) 09:54, 18 April 2017 (EDT)

Site cannot be reached

I tried several times to reach detail sites of Munich's districts but without success - could you please check?--Munichguide (talk) 08:27, 18 April 2017 (EDT)

Can you provide a specific link you are having trouble accessing? Tyen (talk) 20:17, 18 April 2017 (EDT)

Next week i will travel by car from Toronto to Kingston (Canada)

I am looking for a nice hotel on the way. And not that far from Toronto .

Any suggestions? —The preceding comment was added by Therese (talkcontribs)

Hi, the travellers pub is to discuss questions about the site, the articles etc, not really to look for hotels. Have a look in the location articles on your route, you may find some tips there. Adzas (talk) 17:29, 20 May 2017 (EDT)


I'm not sure if this is the forum to post this in, but your destination of the month is listed as "Winnepeg" (a city that doesn't exist) when it should be "Winnipeg," the capital of Manitoba. Someone may want to adjust this...? 18:46, 4 June 2017 (EDT)

Hi, thanks for spotting this, a typo, it has been corrected. Adzas (talk) 10:49, 5 June 2017 (EDT)