User talk:Ottawahitech

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Hello, Ottawahitech! Welcome to Wikivoyage.

To help get you started contributing, we've created a tips for new contributors page, full of helpful links about policies and guidelines and style, as well as some important information on copyleft and basic stuff like how to edit a page. If you need help, check out Help, or post a message in the travellers' pub. New users are also welcome to post any questions or concerns to the arrivals lounge. If you are familiar with Wikipedia, take a look over some of the differences here. If you want to contribute with information about the place where you live, see Wikivoyage:Welcome, locals.

Any questions about this stuff, let us know. All the best, ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 19:59, 25 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Links to Wikipedia[edit]

Hi, Ottawahitech, and thanks for helpfully adding inline Wikipedia links to the Red Bank article; however, we don't use those on this site. See Wikivoyage:Links to Wikipedia. This has been debated a lot for years, but there's never been a consensus to allow such links, beyond highly restricted instances discussed at the link I gave you.

All the best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:35, 14 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi. The template you're looking for is {{subst:unsigned|username}}. Always a helpful thing to do when you see mystery comments written by 'no-one'!

I hope you're feeling more confident about when and why we use blocks now, but if you still have concerns let someone know. All the best, ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 00:05, 21 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How does one navigate wikivoyage?[edit]

Swept in from the pub

How can I navigate my way through wikivoyage? If I have a specific query I use search, but in many cases I find it rather awkward.

Let me give an example: I last edited Israel and at the bottom of the page I saw a button that I clicked to get to Hiking and Backpacking in Israel. If I want to see how to backpack in another country, or see what other countries have a Hiking and Backpacking articles, do I have to search every time, or is there an easier way to navigate? On other wikis I can use categories to navigate, but I don't see any categories on WV? Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 17:54, 11 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The breadcrumb hierarchy is our equivalent of categories. To use your example, if you navigate to the top of the Hiking in Israel article, you'll see the breadcrumb trail above the pagebanner: Travel topics > Activities > Outdoor life > Hiking > Hiking and backpacking in Israel. Click on any of those, and you should get a general topic article that includes lists of specific articles under that topic. The idea of the hierarchy is that it starts very general and becomes more and more specific as you go lower down.
Does that answer your question? --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 18:32, 11 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
BTW, we do also have article categories, e.g. Category:Hiking.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 18:33, 11 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We have categories, but most are hidden by default, as they are mainly used for maintenance. To enable them , Go to Preferences - Appearance and select "Show hidden categories". AlasdairW (talk) 21:47, 11 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]