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Revision as of 22:09, 13 February 2013
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I have uploaded a file, and accidentally it had the wrong name and caption (should be Underground, instead of Underwater). I have been going crazing trying to find out how it's possible to rename the name and the caption. I follow help link to help link and so far nothing. After reading the help info, what is was able to find out is that only admin, file movers, and a few other groups can do it. Since I don't have that op right, I wasn't able to find out: who should I contact in order to request that file and caption rename. Does anyone how to help me? And I think it would be helpful if that info is not more clear on help documentation.
Right to vanish policy
I feel that we lack a right to vanish policy. The meatball version is to be found here. The Wikipedia version is here. Suggestion: import the current Wikipedia version. Riggwelter 09:46, 12 September 2012 (EDT)
:ja Thumbnail error?
It seems that we cannot display the shared image when we want to use them as thumbnail images. See ja:クアラルンプール#列車で. I tried several times and it doesn't work, unfortunately. It happens so frequently these days.--Shoestring 17:14, 12 September 2012 (EDT)
Finnish Wikitravel need some help
Hey, we have a problem in Finnish Wikitravel. We have some IP user ( & ) making lot of trash by spamming articles from Finnish Wikipedia and Swedish Wikipedia via Google Translate... There are no active admins in Finnish version of Wikitravel. So, could someone come to help us and delete articles from these categories:  & . Roquai 12:56, 9 October 2012 (EDT)
no noticeboard for admins/sysops?
As there seems to be no noticeboard for admins or sysops on WT/S, I will use this one.
The following pages should be deleted as they are used for spam. --Túrelio 11:18, 12 October 2012 (EDT)
Hello! I would like to call to action all the administrators and contributors on WT. For a long time Wikitravel Travel news have been outdated. It is time to change it and keep the Travel Alerts and Current and upcoming events up-to-date. To achieve that, I need your help. Who is willing to offer his/her help? Thank you! IBAlex 16:47, 29 October 2012 (EDT)
I searched for Surat (a city in Gujarat, India), and did some corrections on it without logging in - which means the page exists.
Then when I created a login ID and searched for Surat page, it is nowhere to be found. Why is that so? I know the page exists!
We hired small motorbike in Vang Vieng, Laos from MR TEEP, for 40,000 Kip for the day. We rode to Kaeng Nyui waterfalls, which were 6 Km from town down a bumpy dirt road. We parked the bike next to the ticket kiosk, and when we returned about 30 minutes later, the woman in the kiosk pointed out that our front tyre was flat. She did not speak English, but by gestures offered to phone Mr Teep, which we were grateful for, as our mobiles did not work in Laos. Having spoken to MR TEEP she passed her phone to me, and he explained that he would contact the repair man, who would bring a replacement innertube out and that I would have to pay 50,000 Kip for it. I told him that I had examined the tyre and could see nothing wrong with it and it hopefully only needed pumping up. To which he said that if that was the case, then I would have to pay 2000 or 3000 Kip. The repair man arrived a few minutes later with a sack with a pump and two different size inner tubes and a few tyre levers. He went to speak to the kiosk woman and so I undid his sack and took out the pump. He came across and protested and showed me the new inner tube. I asked how much, and he wrote 50,000 on his hand. I said "No" and attached the pump and pumped up the tyre. I disconnected the pump and listened for air coming out. It seemed OK. So I decided to ride back to the town and check the tyre again then, knowing that I would probably be able to get it pumped up there. I offered the repairman 3000, but he wanted 5000, which I paid him. When we got back to town the tyre was OK, and we realised that the woman at the kiosk must have let the tyre down, so that the repairman could swap a perfectly OK tube for an extortionate charge!!! We used the bike for rest of the day, with no problems. Being in the middle of nowhere without a pump and not speaking the language, most people may well have paid up and been non-the-wiser. I also feel sure that MR TEEP must have been in on it! Otherwise he would have been suspicious of the number of flat tyres being reported to him by the kiosk woman!! Don't hire from MR TEEP and more importantly do not park your bike near the ticket kiosk. Other people had taken their motorbikes nearer to the falls, where there is more parking.
Edit did not save
I recently added a location to Galveston's Do section but when I reloaded the page it was gone.
Lucy is not from the northern section of Ethiopia. Please check this fact.
Screwed up Ko Lanta
I mistakenly deleted a large portion of Ko Lanta (everything after "Diving") and now I am having difficulty figuring out how to fix the problem. Can someone help me put the page back as it was on 2012-12-26? --184.108.40.206 21:21, 28 December 2012 (EST)
Armenia has introduced visa waiver for EU & EEA countries.
Armenia has introduced visa waiver for EU & EEA countries, please update the visa section of this article http://wikitravel.org/en/Armenia . Full list of countries whose citizens do not need to obtain entry visas for Armenia are available on Wikipedia here
Please fix typo on the main page
The heading "Antartica" should be "Antarctica". I would fix it but apparently don't have permission to edit. Markoboston 19:05, 1 January 2013 (EST)
problem with print version of Hanoi, Vietnam page
The Hanoi information does not print properly. Plaese fix. Thanks.
Safety for first year students at UCT any problems as we are in jhb and our son is going to attend cut and we have no immediate family in cape town
We are concerned for our first year going to university of cape town and his physical safety
I am not impressed. Somebody keeps editing out things, in the Chiang Dao, Thailand page. For example, there are at least 30 resorts and guesthouses in Chiang Dao, most of them a lot better than Nature Home or Chiang Dao Hut. I believe, somebody is maliciously changing previous edits.
Last but not least, please remember to sign your posts by writing ~~~~ .I am looking forward to seeing you on Wikitravel! IBAlex 19:32, 8 January 2013 (EST)
Trying to edit and clean up the 'By Bus' information for Jacksonville(Florida). States that "This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your edit 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: Ransom"
Here is the proposed edit:
220.127.116.11 18:34, 10 January 2013 (EST)Coloingsigh
I am looking forward to seeing you on Wikitravel! Warm regards, IBAlex 18:43, 10 January 2013 (EST)
Hi IBAlex, thanks so much for the feedback. I'll update the information. Incidentally, I created an account since requesting help and I will use my account going forward. Appreciate the prompt feedback. Coloingsigh
Please add correct image of INDIA map
Jammu& Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh are Integral parts of India . Please visit www.india.gov.in for more details .
I am very new to WT and just trying to add one photo to my contribution. However when I try to follow the upload, I seem to get logged out and am unable to continue. Can anyone help? I was logged in when I started this comment, but now seem to be logged out again! ¬¬¬¬ Hoppy 1320 22nd Jan 2013 I w
1st off old listing for our hotel was full of errors & omissions. It had previous owners cell phone as contact etc. Some one seems to want a false& incorrect listing as opposed to an up to date listing??? What is going on? Myson effa Manager Pemberton Gateway Village Suites
OpenID don't work
with following error (tested with 3 differents ID provider)
Verification failed Verification of the OpenID URL failed. Error message: "Nonce already used or out of range"
--Silex 09:29, 25 January 2013 (EST)
Correction on the information provided on wikitravel post
Need to have the contact details for the writer.Please contact Hilton salalah as soon as possible.
sales & Marketing Department Hilton salalah Resort 00968 23211234 ext:1805
Defective Search Engine
Your Search Engine is Non-Intuitive & Defective. Pemberton (British Columbia)is the only syntax acepted everything else is not found, if you put a space before the "B" & after the "a" it doesn't work either:
Pls somebody add these alternates: Pemberton British Columbia, Pemberton BC, Pemberton British Columbia, Pemberton BC Canada or CA or CND, same uncapitalized in small fonts pemberton british columbia, pemberton bc, pemberton british columbia, pemberton bc canada or ca or cnd etc. I added seveveral #REDIRECT pages a single page with 1 line of code.ie
Pemberton Canada#REDIRECT Pemberton (British Columbia)
but this crude & clumsey & makes users click another un-nessary time. Added by PemGateway
Bergama - sleep listing
I tried to add a new campsite listing on the Bergama page.
There was no "add listing" next to the camping section so it has loaded at the top of the "Sleep" section instead of under the Camping section. Can you fix?
Cybersuezee 16:35, 28 January 2013 (EST)
Thank you - that is fixed. But now I tried to to add the website link to the name of the business and that hasn't worked (caravancamping.net). What did I do wrong? And I will go the the Talk page and read about how to do it right first time. Sue
What does ransom mean? Why won't it accept my writing?
Salta main tourist agencies
I have to complain about the wiki page about Salta where is written that the tourist firm Pasada touristically is one of the main firms in Salta. I chose this company because I read about it in Wikitravel. I have a negative experience connected with this company and actually not only 8. As I have found out from the Internet even in 2008 a group of tourists had problems with this company and even in 2008there was many complains on it. We bought a tour to Cachi with this company but after a 2 hour trip they told us that the road was bad and they have to return to salta. But they actually knew before that the road was bad and just dia not want to loose money. They offered us 2 variants to take a city tour for the same price ( city tour costs 120, Cachi costs 230 pesos ) or take the same tour the next day. We couldn't as we have bus tickets to Cordoba the next day. We asked to return our money backand actually still receive nothing. Local mines terry of tourism doesn't help us and it seems as if they didn't even try. I actually writing because I hope that this will help some other tourists to get in such a situation. You can check about the reputation of this firm with the local authorities. Here's my e-mail [email protected] if you wish to contact with me. Sincerely yours, Svetlana Frolova
plese add fraud option to kupang page
fraud alert ! fraud woman "yuni lidya dethan" careful about her.she is robbed many people specially foreigners.she is a scammer and prostitute too. mainthing u have to be careful in kuapng about scammers(fraud women and men),mainly women in kupang,that scammers main concentartion is foreigners(tousrists).these fraud women know english with that one first they will touch and communicate with u,after they will maintain relationship with u(everyday sex and romance) slowly they will robb everything from u(they will give local drink(sopi),they will take u to many placess in kuapng and out side kupang and introduce to many people(some of them are illegal activity people(human traffickers,cocaine ganges and prostitutes).mainy these women are offcial,they r worling as a employess in different sectors,u won't get any dought,my personal experence in kupang(2011) with fraud woman"yuni lidya dethan".at that time she is worked in nss honda,kuapng.she is belongs to lasina kupang,her home is on the way to lasiana beach.in kupang main problem is scammers.these ladies will use red color fluid when the time of sex for showing she is virgin.i am requesting wikitravel has to add fraud alert to wikitravel kupang page.these women have big networks.even u can ask in lavalon hostel and bar in kuapng about kupang woman when u enter in kuapng.don't touch them,careful u need guide,don't go alone to anywhere,careful.this is my personal experience in kupang up to 60 days,i got all the info behind beauty of kupang,i hope wikitravel will add this one to kupang page.
Wuerttemburg: castle? palace?
I have ancestors from Deutschland, I believe from Stuttgart, who settled in a German-Swiss community in what eventually became Morgan County, Tennessee, United States, forming the town of Wartburg, which, I am told, was named after a famous castle or palace: possibly Wuerttemburg? Was there a Schloss or a Palace? The museum? I may have the city wrong, I was told a long time ago, as a child. My grandmother was a vonBrause, later Brause. There seem to still be vonBrause's in Stuttgart, though I know that doesn't prove anything. When she was a child, her many siblings and parents were still fluent German speakers, though, as the youngest, she never learned. My uncle and I each studied German in school, but, rarely using it, don't remember much. His middle name was Brause. All of this is important/interesting only to me, but if someone would be so kind, I would like to know the origin of Wartburg.
This is a public computer, so my IP is useless. I haven't yet created an account, but on enWikipedia, I'm known as Ragityman, and I can also be reached at ragityman(at)gmail.com. If you would rather respond here, other tourists might find the info useful, or not. During our revolution (1776-1780), the German and Swiss settlers joined other "Over-Mountain Men" (from the early state of Frankland, later Franklin) to fight in battles in North Carolina, one of which was the battle of King's Mountain. The British were defeated and routed, and their commander, a general officer, was fatally wounded. After the war, our new, cash-poor federal government had no money to make payroll. Many soldiers were paid off in land-grants to the west of the mountains, with the secondary purpose of encouraging growth in that realm.
I find this to be an excellent project. I just wish it was part of the enWP/Wikimedia projects as far as universal log-in. I don't wish to create more identities/passwords. too many to remember now. 18.104.22.168 17:05, 13 February 2013 (EST) aka: Ragityman