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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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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? 174.113.214.250 21:25, 3 February 2016 (EST)

http://wikitravel.org/en/Ottawa looks fine to me... IBobi talk email

Tuvalu

The map shows Tuvalu as being in the South Atlantic Ocean

CAPITAL OF GREECE

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

Hi

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 85.76.81.179 (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.98.113.163.248 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:

http://wikitravel.org/es/Usuario_discusi%C3%B3n:Marcusmoore1

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 http://wikitravel.org/en/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

Hi,

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: 185.63.83.137 You can contact Tyen or another administrator to discuss the block. Your current IP address is 185.63.83.137, 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. http://wikitravel.org/en/Wikitravel:External_links 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: http://wikitravel.org/wiki/de/index.php?title=M%C3%BCnchen/Altstadt&diff=0&oldid=274531

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: http://wikitravel.org/wiki/de/index.php?title=M%C3%BCnchen/Altstadt&diff=0&oldid=274531

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)

Winnepeg?

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...? 142.161.94.98 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)

MediaWiki changes may break pages

The syntax of MediaWiki is changing and in 2018 will become more strict about poor layout issues. We should update this site's version of MediaWiki to include a special page for "lint errors" such as obsolete HTML tags or else pages with malformed code will not render properly in the future. (edit: wow, this was a poor post and unsigned, too: Koavf (talk) 01:55, 26 August 2017 (EDT))

Nagorno-Karabakh: Incorrect Maps

I've noticed that maps on several pages show the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic as only the territory of the former soviet Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast. I realise that Wikitravel, by showing and discussing Nagorno-Karabakh, is not taking sides on the conflict, but is trying to accurately portray the reality of the situation on the ground. Therefore I am concerned since these maps do not show the actual territory controlled by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, which could confuse travellers as to what areas this includes or how to access the NKR. If you want me to provide a corrected map I would be happy to do so. Nikolai (talk) 11:06, 11 August 2017 (EDT)

Hi Nikolai, that would be great! Let us know if you need help. Regards, GiulioC (talk) 04:34, 13 August 2017 (EDT)

Searching doesn't work properly

The following example explains the problem : search term "gajah" doesnt return any results while running a google search which "site:wikitravel.org gajah" gives multiple results Rade (talk) 13:16, 12 September 2017 (EDT)

Thanks for your input. The search issue has been brought up before, at the moment the search only works for titles of articles. Gajah does not seem to have an article on Wikitravel, so it will not come up. Hope this helps! Adzas (talk) 10:28, 14 September 2017 (EDT)

Keep being met with None Shall Pass error message - what does this mean?

I am confused ...... I keep getting "This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: None Shall Pass " message when I try to Publish.

What does this men? I can not find any explanation of what it means and how to correct so I can publish.

Thanks jack

That's an abuse filter we have to combat spam. I have added the listing you were trying to add. I'll look into why your edit was blocked and get it corrected. Tyen (talk) 17:35, 13 October 2017 (EDT)

"Do not show ad column" not working properly

Under the 'Wikitravel' tab in my Preferences, I have a check beside "Do not show ad column". It has worked in the past, but now the ads appear (on English WT and Shared). If I uncheck it and save it, then check it again and save it, the ads do not appear on the first article I go to, but then reappear on all articles I go to subsequently. Nurg (talk) 03:07, 17 October 2017 (EDT)

Can anyone advise? Nurg (talk) 22:38, 3 November 2017 (EDT)
Hi Nurg. Have you tried different browsers? I had the same issue in the past with Chrome, I cleaned the cache and then it all worked. GiulioC (talk) 12:33, 4 November 2017 (EDT)

Picture uploads

So many nice pictures uploaded here but many of them are never added to an article on our Main Site. If you are not sure how to do that, ask us! Also make sure all pictures are attributed correctly (so own work, Flickr link etc.), otherwise pictures will be removed. Obviously copyright pictures should not be uploaded. Happy editing! Adzas (talk) 07:19, 10 March 2018 (EST)

Probabl<*cough*>Possible astroturfer?

I was raising an eyebrow over why the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort was listed in the Budget section on the Tucson (Arizona) page. It's an older, but relatively posh resort hotel in the Catalina Foothills; top-dollar real estate. Being a local resident, I also noticed some other fishy information about lodging in the vicinity on the Tucson page.

Turns out, it seems like someone is a really huge fan of Wyndham Hotels: https://wikitravel.org/en/Special:Contributions/2600:6C56:6800:722:0:9175:F31F:2307

Hi, thanks for pointing that out but this is Wikitravel Shared. The issue should be discussed on our main site. Regards, GiulioC (talk) 04:35, 25 March 2018 (EDT)

182.69.153.71, and the block ID is #829141.

why id is blocked? what spam you found.

I don´t see this IP address on the block list, can you try again, it could have been a glitch after the software update? What did you try to edit and where? Adzas (talk) 11:01, 23 April 2018 (EDT)

India Map Dispute - Arunachal Pradesh

India Map on Wiki travel is incorrect. The map of Arunachal Pradesh is not shown as a part of India. The state is in dispute with China. However, rest of the world recognize it to be a part of India. Indian have a strong objection of Arunachal Pradesh not be shown as part of India. Necessary amendments need to done by Wiki travel in order to avoid further escalations. —The preceding comment was added by Xavier (talkcontribs)

Which map? Can you give us a link to it? GiulioC (talk) 09:02, 18 May 2018 (EDT)

GDPR Compliance Announcement

Hi everyone!

Starting on or before May 25th, 2018, Wikitravel will become GDPR compliant in accordance with the EU GDPR regulation (Learn More).

If you are visiting this forum from an EU IP address, you will see a pop-up overlay that looks like this:

GDPR Notice from IB

After clicking "I Agree," this message should not appear again (unless you clear your browser cookies). Thank you. IB hill (talk) 14:34, 21 May 2018 (EDT)IB_Hill

Wrong link in hotel at Kanha national park

Greetings, I have a resort at Kanha national park by name of Kanha Village Eco Resort.

I had put in my resort web address link which has been changed. When I try to make it right it is again changed by someone.

Need suggestion as to what can be done and how we can stop this other user from changing the site link. Regards, —The preceding comment was added by 2405:204:e508:1871:9df8:5509:391:fdb4 (talkcontribs)


Are you referring to this article on our Main site? It is always best to leave your comment there on the discussion page of the article, on Wikitravel Shared we only upload pictures. I checked the article, not sure which link you mean, so just update it there, leave a comment in the summary field and we will try to keep an eye on it. Thanks! Adzas (talk) 05:52, 3 June 2018 (EDT)

user replacing pages with porn

https://wikitravel.org/en/Special:Contributions/Oof

user is vandalizing pages with porn —The preceding comment was added by 172.56.41.32 (talkcontribs)

We're taking care of this, thanks. GiulioC (talk) 04:42, 15 July 2018 (EDT)

Notification of two hacked pages

This page appears to be hacked with adult content.

https://wikitravel.org/en/Poland

This page is empty

https://wikitravel.org/en/Bhutan

This has all been dealt with. Adzas (talk) 10:14, 16 July 2018 (EDT)

Tucson

There is a pornographic picture when you click on Tucson!!!!!

This has all been dealt with. Adzas (talk) 10:15, 16 July 2018 (EDT)

North Korea

There is a pornographic shock image on the main page of North Korea. —The preceding comment was added by Nanonoir (talkcontribs)

It's been removed. Thanks, GiulioC (talk) 03:58, 25 July 2018 (EDT)

Croatia Should be Part of EEA in The file "File:Supranational European Bodies-en.svg"

Croatia is not part of EEA in The file "File: Supranational European Bodies-en.svg"(https://wikitravel.org/en/File:Supranational_European_Bodies-en.svg).

However, 1.It's defined that "The European Economic Area (EEA) comprises the countries of the European Union (EU), plus the EFTA countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and was established on 1 January 1994. " As Croatia has joined EU in 2013, it should be one of the EEA too. 2. It seems that Croatia did join the EEA in 2014.( http://www.efta.int/EEA/news/Croatia-joins-EEA-2750)

Therefore, the 'File: Supranational European Bodies-en.svg' should be updated to include Croatia as part of EEA.

Best Regards, Janno Zhou —The preceding comment was added by Jannozhou (talkcontribs)

Thanks for letting us know. Looks like this file is from Wikimedia Commons. GiulioC (talk) 04:41, 13 August 2018 (EDT)

free options like hitchhiking, free water fountains and so on

Hi! I really love that project! I wonder whether there is an idea about including some "free" options for travelers without or with very little money. On one hand you list "normal" consumer concepts, hotels, trains, restaurants and stuff, maybe a low budget option could be included? I like the idea of hitchhiking, couchsurfing, free camping, dumpster diving, free wifi, free water fountains and would be happy to have some of this information included as long as it is fully legal. What do you think? Btw: hitchwiki.org already offers some good information, maybe there is some kind of cooperation something one can take into consideration. hitchwiki is more like hitchhikers for other hitchhikers, and I like the idea of taking hitchhiking more into common knowledge again. 92.228.162.126 05:40, 25 August 2018 (EDT)

BTW: Why am I logged in at the German page but as soon as I move here, I am not logged in and unable to log in? (Bedefdeka) 92.228.162.126 06:02, 25 August 2018 (EDT)

Hi, please note that this is Wikitravel Shared, the central coordination point and shared repository for images and other media for all language versions of Wikitravel. You need to create a different account here, that's why you're not logged in. As for the rest, I'm afraid this is not the best place to discuss it. You may want to leave a message on the Travellers' Pub on our main site. Regards,

Add Listing feature not working on multiple pages

After attempting to add multiple listings to the Sleep section on the following pages, none of them are appearing: https://wikitravel.org/en/Holden_Beach https://wikitravel.org/en/Naples_(Florida) https://wikitravel.org/en/Wilmington_(North_Carolina) https://wikitravel.org/en/Atlantic_Beach https://wikitravel.org/en/Myrtle_Beach I tried adding these listings while signed into my account and while not signed in, however none of the listings that I created are appearing. I attempted to add these listings on August 24. 10:56, 27 August 2018 (EDT) Unsigned comment by Mdoute (talkcontribs) .

Hi, sorry but I can't see these edits, they do not appear on the articles history. Please note also that this is Wikitravel Shared, the central coordination point and shared repository for images and other media for all language versions of Wikitravel. You need to create a different account here, that's why you're not logged in. As for the rest, I'm afraid this is not the best place to discuss it. You may want to leave a message on the Travellers' Pub on our main site. Regards, GiulioC (talk) 03:45, 28 August 2018 (EDT)


Epub export not working

Export as epub does not work. Unsigned comment by 2a02:908:1a6:e4e0:953c:fa20:4d0:6816 (talkcontribs) .

I´ll look into this. Adzas (talk) 06:18, 1 September 2018 (EDT)
Urgent. Could I help? —The preceding comment was added by 2a02:908:1a6:e4e0:863a:4bff:fe0d:d1d0 (talkcontribs)


Could you please look at this? Or do you know about workaround? Leaving in two weeks for long trip and would love to put articles on Kindle... - 16 September —The preceding comment was added by 2a02:908:1a6:e4e0:863a:4bff:fe0d:d1d0 (talkcontribs)

Spam

Hello. There are some spammers @ work, Can someone please ban 'em? 155.205.200.42 21:48, 3 September 2018 (EDT)

Hello! Our admins are well aware of the spam and have been working on cleaning them up. Thanks for bringing this to our attention IB hill (talk) 10:03, 4 September 2018 (EDT)