User talk:MarkJaroski

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This edit is probably a spambot[edit]

Silly spambot... -- (WT-en) Mark 08:16, 20 April 2006 (EDT)

Chicago/West Side[edit]

I'd like to split the West Side - I'm thinking about moving Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, Logan Square, and Bucktown to their own article. Any recommendations for what such an article might be called? I've seen "West Town" used as a designation before, but I'm not sure what that's supposed to cover. (Thought I'd ask your opinion because of the Innertown/Tuman's reference on the Talk page.) (WT-en) Gorilla Jones 17:20, 12 August 2007 (EDT)

West Town works, or at least it used to. Thing is that West Town would also include everything north of Grand avenue and everything east of Humbolt Park (the park), so it's a slightly bigger chunk. I think it could be argued that it's a better chunk to cut out though, since you can include the small Wishbone and Betty's. -- (WT-en) Mark 18:59, 12 August 2007 (EDT)


Thanks! In all my wikidays, that's the first barnstar I've received, a moment of pride. (WT-en) Gorilla Jones 18:19, 5 September 2007 (EDT)


By all means, get that listing. I am a great fan of old-man bars. (WT-en) Gorilla Jones 23:08, 11 September 2007 (EDT)

Hotels in Paris[edit]

Hello. I was visiting the wikipedia articles on Paris because i will visit the town and i llok for a hotel. Thus i discovered your wonderful looking maps which you created on the parisian arrondissements. Allow me one question: what criterias have you chosen when you mapped the hotels, restaurants etc.? -- 17:07, 9 November 2007 (EST)

Just whatever was in the guide at the time. I'm in the process of switching to OpenStreetMap which will allow us to keep it up-to-date easier. -- (WT-en) Mark 14:22, 21 March 2008 (EDT)


Thanks for the info. I read the phone numbers help page and I guess I had a hard time disiphering it. From now on I'll make sure to use the tips you gave me. (WT-en) CarsonR

Data dumps[edit]

Hi Mark, I remember seeing long ago that you grabbed regular copies of Wikivoyage content for back up. Are you still doing this? And if so, are you doing it for all language versions? Since IB won't release its data dumps (or even respond to questions of why they won't), I do occasionally have nightmares of massive amounts of work being lost! --(WT-en) Peter Talk 00:38, 26 August 2008 (EDT)

COTM - Copenhagen[edit]

Hey Mark, please take a look over at the Collaboration of Month Nomination page, and the Copenhagen entry. Also I'd really like some comments whether you'd be willing (and able) to help with lending a hand with your expertise on importing data from Kind regards - (WT-en) Sertmann 17:38, 6 November 2008 (EST)

Map generating error[edit]

sertmann@sertmann-laptop:~/Documents/maps/osterbro$ make
wget -q -O -Østerbro > article.xml
xmlstarlet sel -N mw= -t -v "/mw:mediawiki/mw:page/mw:revision/mw:text" article.xml | xmlstarlet unesc >
echo '<listings>' > listings-all.xml
sed 's/&/\&/g' < >> listings-all.xml
echo '</listings>' >> listings-all.xml
echo > rels.xml
wget -q -O - "" > relation.xml
wget -q -O - ",55.68520668,12.608961044,55.71842802" > data.osm
xmlstarlet tr icon_rules.xsl \
-s border="Copenhagen/Østerbro" \
-s listingsPlacement="auto" \
-s expandForListings="yes" \
-s minOffset="65" \
-s orientation="landscape" \
-s size="two-page" \
listings.xml > wikivoyage-print-rules.xml 2> icon_rules.log
make: *** [wikivoyage-print-rules.xml] Error 6
make: *** Deleting file `wikivoyage-print-rules.xml'


warning: failed to load external entity "listings.xml"
unable to parse listings.xml

################### SETTINGS ######################
# The name of the article in Wikivoyage
ARTICLE = Copenhagen/Østerbro

# The name of the border way in OSM
# this is specified in OSM with a name tag
BORDER = Copenhagen/Østerbro

# The parent place in OSM
# this is specifed in OSM with an Is_In tag
IS_IN = "Demmark

# ORIENTATION can be either "landscape" or "portrait"
ORIENTATION = landscape

# SIZE can be "one-page" or "two-page"
SIZE = two-page

# Do you want a bell to ring when everything is done? (yes or no)
BELL = no

# How should the listings boxes be placed (manual or auto )

# If using auto listings placement should expand the map to fit them?
# ( yes or no )

Wikivoyage Image:

Map of Østerbro

Openstreetmap relation:

Anything you can help with? --(WT-en) Stefan (sertmann) Talk 08:43, 27 September 2009 (EDT)

First, are you using the newest version from Gitorious? In any case I can certainly run my copy for you against the config in the Image tag if you like. -- (WT-en) Mark 14:38, 27 September 2009 (EDT)
OK, here's my run with the most current version:

  $ make ARTICLE=Copenhagen/Østerbro
  echo ARTICLE = Copenhagen/Østerbro >
  make: `' is up to date.              
  $ cat                                                                                                                                              
  ARTICLE = Copenhagen/Østerbro                                                                                                                                
  $ make
  wget -q -O -Østerbro > article.xml
  xmlstarlet sel -N mw= -t -v "/mw:mediawiki/mw:page/mw:revision/mw:text" article.xml | xmlstarlet unesc >
  echo '<listings>' > listings-all.xml                                                                                                                         
  sed 's/&/\&/g' < >> listings-all.xml                                                                                                        
  echo '</listings>' >> listings-all.xml                                                                                                                       
  echo > rels.xml                                                                                                                                              
  wget -q -O - "" > relation.xml                                                                          
  wget -q -O - ",55.68520668,12.608961044,55.71842802" > data.osm                                
  xmlstarlet sel -T -t -m "//node/tag[@k='name']"  -v @v -n data.osm > namednodes.txt                                                                          
  xmlstarlet sel -T -t -m "//way/tag[@k='name']"  -v @v -n data.osm >> namednodes.txt                                                                          
  xmlstarlet sel -T -t -m "//node/tag[@k='name:en']"  -v @v -n data.osm >> namednodes.txt                                                                      
  xmlstarlet sel -T -t -m "//way/tag[@k='name:en']"  -v @v -n data.osm >> namednodes.txt                                                                       
  xmlstarlet sel -T -t -m '/listings' -m 'see|do|buy|eat|drink|sleep' -v @name -n listings-all.xml > listings.txt                                              
  grep -vx -f namednodes.txt listings.txt > unmatched.txt || /bin/true                                                                                         
  xmlstarlet ed -d "`sh | sed -e 's/_/ /g' -e 's/\"/\\\"/g'`" listings-all.xml > listings.xml                                                    
  xmlstarlet tr icon_rules.xsl \                                                                                                                               
                  -s border="Copenhagen/Østerbro" \                                                                                                            
                  -s listingsPlacement="auto" \                                                                                                                
                  -s expandForListings="yes" \                                                                                                                 
                  -s minOffset="65" \                                                                                                                          
                  -s orientation="landscape" \                                                                                                                 
                  -s size="two-page" \                                                                                                                         
                  listings.xml > wikivoyage-print-rules.xml 2> icon_rules.log                                                                                  
  xmlstarlet tr --net osmarender.xsl wikivoyage-print-rules.xml > map.svg 2> osmarender.log                                                                    
  wget -q -O -Østerbro_overlay.svg > overlay_page.html                                                          
  cp overlay_base.svg overlay.svg                                                                                                                              
  echo '<listings>' > unmatched.xml                                                                                                                            
  sed 's/.*/<listing>&<\/listing>/' unmatched.txt >> unmatched.xml                                                                                             
  echo '</listings>' >> unmatched.xml                                                                                                                          
  xmlstarlet tr unmatched.xsl map.svg > unmatched.svg                                                                                                          
  xmlstarlet tr listings_box.xsl \                                                                                                                             
                  -s orientation="landscape" \                                                                                                                 
                  -s size="two-page" \                                                                                                                         
                  -s rulesfile="wikivoyage-print-rules.xml" \                                                                                                  
                  -s listingsPlacement="auto" \                                                                                                                
                  -s boxWidth="70" \                                                                                                                           
                  -s box1X="" \                                                                                                                                
                  -s box1Y="" \                                                                                                                                
                  -s box1Height="" \                                                                                                                           
                  -s box2X="" \                                                                                                                                
                  -s box2Y="" \                                                                                                                                
                  -s box2Height="" \                                                                                                                           
                  -s box3X="" \                                                                                                                                
                  -s box3Y="" \                                                                                                                                
                  -s box3Height="" \                                                                                                                           
                  -s box4X="" \                                                                                                                                
                  -s box4Y="" \                                                                                                                                
                  -s box4Height="" \                                                                                                                           
                  listings.xml > listings.svg 2> listings_box.log                                                                                              
  cat listings.svg | gzip > Copenhagen_Østerbro_map_with_listings.svgz                                                                                         
  # For some reason Make clobbers inkscape's memory footprint so background this                                                                               
  killall inkscape || /bin/true # sorry, one inkscape at a time                                                                                                
  inkscape: no process killed                                                                                                                                  
  echo "cd /home/mark/share/WTP && "/usr/bin/inkscape -z --export-png=listings.png -w 3460 -h 3008 listings.svg"" | at now                                     
  warning: commands will be executed using /bin/sh                                                                                                             
  job 48 at Sun Sep 27 20:47:00 2009                                                                                                                           
  sleep 15                                                                                                                                                     
  while pidof inkscape ; do sleep 15 ; done                                                                                                                    
  echo -n > index.scm                                                                                                                                          
  echo '(define filename "listings.png" )' >> index.scm                                                                                                        
  echo '(define outfile "Copenhagen_Østerbro_map_with_listings.png" )' >> index.scm                                                                            
  echo '(define img (car (file-png-load 1 filename filename ) ) )' >> index.scm                                                                                
  echo '(gimp-image-convert-indexed img 0 0 64 0 1 "none" )' >> index.scm                                                                                      
  echo '(file-png-save-defaults 1 img 2 outfile outfile )' >> index.scm                                                                                        
  echo '(gimp-quit 1 )' >> index.scm                                                                                                                           
  gimp -i -c -d -b - < index.scm >/dev/null 2>&1                                                                                                               
  !!! WARNING !!! There are unmatched listings in this article!                                                                                                
  Den Lille Havfrue
  Trekroner Fortet
  Park bio
  Parken Stadium
  Østre Gasværk
  Langelinie outlet
  Moshi Moshi
  Normann Copenhagen
  Charlottehaven Cafe
  Crazy Chicken
  Restauranten, Sejlklubben Frem
  Den Franske Café
  Hos Fischer
  Øbro Spisehus
  No 1
  Le Saint Jacques
  Restaurant Paustian
  Café Bopa
  Café Pixie
  Dag H
  Figaro Bistrot Vinbar
  Kruts Karport
  Park café
  Hotel Rye
  Østerport Hotel
  Rent my Home
  The Laundromat Café
  play -q bell.ogg

So it looks like we're in pretty good shape. You'll want to add the listings to OSM, but that's just busy-work the rest is good -- (WT-en) Mark 14:56, 27 September 2009 (EDT)

Admin nom[edit]

Please comment on Sabino434's nomination. Thanks. -- 14:59, 5 November 2009 (EST)

Your Map of the arrondissements of Paris[edit]

Hello Mark,

I would like to use this map for some articles of Wikipedia, but I see some little things to change :

  • The Centre Georges Pompidou in not at the good place
  • 3. La Défense
  • 4. Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris
  • 5. Panthéon
  • 6. Cimetière du Père-Lachaise

Thank you in advance (WT-en) Rigoureux 09:01, 12 September 2011 (EDT)

And on the right : Bois de Vincennes --(WT-en) Rigoureux 19:28, 12 September 2011 (EDT)


Do you want to hold on to Paris/Maps? It's been nominated for deletion. --Peter Talk 20:41, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for asking, but no, I'm not really attached. It was for a wiki travel press product that seemed like a really good idea but came too late to save the company. -- MarkJaroski (talk) 21:20, 10 January 2013 (UTC)


Mark, it might have slipped your attention but the initial checkuser vote was stopped due to formal reasons. Therefore you need to vote again. Would be great if you could vote once again for Inas. Regards, jan (talk) 19:46, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Main Page[edit]

Hi! I just wanted to say thanks very much for volunteering to have a look at the proposed new Main Page's scaling issues. It's really kind of you to offer to help and I really appreciate it. :) --Nicholasjf21 (talk) 20:35, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Hopefully I can actually do something useful. It's not guaranteed. :) -- MarkJaroski (talk) 10:27, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi! I don't suppose there's anything I can do to help with the carousel for the new Main Page? I am bit useless, but if you've any menial jobs, I'm more than happy to do them! Thanks again! :) --Nicholasjf21 (talk) 20:19, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Mobile Main Page[edit]

Thank you so much for your stellar work on the new Main Page - it's looking fantastic! Could there be a way to make the mobile page's imagemap scale as well? Thanks!!! :) --Nick (talk) 18:04, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

I was thinking it would be best to have a truly mobile version with a completely different stylesheet, as with Wikipedia, no? -- Mark (talk) 18:55, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
If that were possible, that would be great! --Nick (talk) 19:13, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
Not only is it possible, it already exists. We just have to adjust our main page design to accommodate it. -- Mark (talk) 19:33, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
Brilliant - thanks very much! --Nick (talk) 21:19, 25 March 2013 (UTC)


Hey Mark, would it be feasible to add a parameter that would control vertical position of the text (valign?). The direction parameter takes care of most issues, but there are frequent requests to move the text lower, for example regarding the text placement on the Udupi banner. --Peter Talk 20:42, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Main Page[edit]

Barncompass.png The Wikivoyage Barncompass
Hello there! This Barncompass is to recognise your outstanding work on the new Wikivoyage Main Page - you've done an amazing job! Thank you very much! --Nick (talk) 20:47, 26 March 2013 (UTC)


Hi Mark, i hope you are fine. I just wanted to inform you that user W.Frank has nominated Lausanne for de-starification. As you did a superb job on it, you are maybe interested to start action in keeping the level of the article to the new star criterias. There are some formatting issuses and the new policies (frontlinking) etc. need to be reflected in writing. Best regards, jan (talk) 11:50, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

If you read Talk:Lausanne#Increasing_the_maps.27_visibility Mark, you will see that Globe-trotter suggested that a de-star nomination had to be filed. Since you may still live in Lausanne, we'd really appreciate your help with updating listings and making the maps better. Formatting, etc is strictly secondary since anyone can do that (and have, indeed, already started). By the way my Rufname is Frank so I much prefer to be called that (there's a BIG clue in my signature and Frank is certainly much shorter than "user W.Frank"...) --W. Franke-mailtalk 20:32, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Well, the Lausanne page certainly is out of date. I think most of the text is from 2005-2006, with a few maintenance edits since. I wouldn't argue with de-starring. Hopefully I can find some time to work on it soon. -- Mark (talk) 07:13, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, Mark - it's really appreciated! --W. Franke-mailtalk 12:06, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Hello Mark, I just wanted to remind you of the Lausanne article. If you're living there you're probably the best person to have a look at it and update whatever is needed. ϒpsilon (talk) 16:37, 28 October 2013 (UTC)


Hoi Mark, i hope you are doing fine. Currently several editors try to clean the broken links. Some of you sub talkpages are listed due to old broken links to wts. I don't want to clean such things on your talk page. Would you please take care of it? Thank you and best regards, jan (talk) 08:14, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi Mark, yes you got them all! Thank you for your effort, we still have some 700 broken links, so it will take a while to clean all other pages. Best regards, jan (talk) 05:58, 26 September 2013 (UTC)


Hi, Mark. I corrected your misspelling of avant-garde. Why did you revert to "avant-guarde"? That's wrong. Please see this dictionary reference. Thanks for all the great work you're doing. Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:22, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Upload files, Upload Wizard?[edit]

Wikimedia Commons logo

Hello! Sorry for writing in English. As you're an administrator here, please check the message I left on MediaWiki talk:Licenses and the village pump. Thanks, Nemo 19:23, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Exporting Carousel to Wikipedia[edit]

Hi! I'm trying to export the carousel system to Basque Wikipedia [here], but I can't get it working at all. I have copied the code in common.css and common.js but it doesn't seem to load the transition. Could you help me with this, please? -Theklan (talk) 23:06, 2 January 2015 (UTC)