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It's up now! http://fictravel.hostingsiteforfree.com
So, I created the first travel guide, Canada which needs quite a bit of improvement. What I'm just wondering is - should we have listing for eat, drink, sleep, buy... etc, like this wiki does? Antiv31 (talk) 05:20, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
- Definitly. - If you can find the entries.. - Take a look at the Time Travel guide for example.. That's at LEASST 4 FicTravel entries..Sfan00 IMG (talk) 22:12, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
An award for you!
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|this for you Drancakova.barb1 (talk) 15:47, 8 May 2016 (UTC)|
Banner and part of
Thanks for starting up new travel topics. One little thing though, please remember that all WV articles should have a (at least a generic) banner and a part of tag. ϒpsilon (talk) 14:51, 6 June 2016 (UTC)
- Thanks. I don't know how to proceed though... Google gave over 3 million results whenn I typed corn maze! :( ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:54, 6 June 2016 (UTC)
- Some help getting started by adding some entries might help, and someon should probably draft an understand section. I'm much better at thinking up broad topics then I am in finding what to put in them :( ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:54, 6 June 2016 (UTC)
Request to lock an alternate
- Swept in from the pub
Per some comments on another wiki, I was informed that there's a move to eliminate alternate accounts. I have an alternate account at User:Sfan00_IMG, and thuslly would like to request that User:Sfan00_IMG gets locked. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 13:17, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
- Confirming from alternate account. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 13:20, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
- Re-confirming from main account. 13:21, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
- Unless there's a button I've missed, no one on Wikivoyage has the ability to lock an account - you'll need to request a steward to do it on meta. -- Ryan • (talk) • 17:45, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
- "Lock" is now a bit of jargon for stewards preventing someone from logging in. (If you're "blocked", you can login, look at your watchlist, and usually edit your talk page. If you're "locked", you can't do any of that.) See m:Lock for more details.
- I am dubious about this report that "there's a move to eliminate alternate accounts". It seems far more likely to me that someone is hoping that he can change the policy. I won't believe that until I see it, to be perfectly frank. Too many admins use alternate accounts for perfectly legitimate reasons, such as not wanting to type the passwords for their admin account into a public/library/university computer. WhatamIdoing (talk) 04:07, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
Where to stick content (re Grand Scale/Miniature/Park/narrow Gauge) railways?
- Swept in from the pub
I have this quandary because depending on their nature they could go in:-
- Miniatures,_dioramas_and_scale_models#United_Kingdom, where I've put in some 5 inch gauge (Model Engineering) Club circuits that are effectively used for showing scale (working) model displays. The section concerned was originally going to be for things like G-Scale displays, but "-5 inch lines seemed to be a better fit. The parent section is Model Railways and Garden Short Lines, but this could be split if needed, or re-titled.
- Tourist_trains#Rideable_Minature_and_Park_Railways which so far in respect of my additions have been the longer lines, or those og 10.25 inch guage or above, or which are closer to being (in some cases very) narrow gauge lines as opposed to 'large-scale-models'.
- Heritage_railways which is where I put the obviously narrow-guage lines of wales.
I'd appreciate some feedback on this, as I know of some modern narrow gauge lines in the UK, that aren't miniature, are slightly longer than what would be called a park railway, but are not a heritage line in the strictest sense, like the Teffi Valley, or Launceston Steam Railway.
- I also note Travel_for_rail_enthusiasts, but this I assumed would be for the must see national level stuff like the NRM in York, not attraction railways. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:53, 31 December 2016 (UTC)
Reverting status change
If you revert other people's edits (incl. status change), how about adding a comment on why? Not just an incomprehensible edit note (what the heck is LintError and its relation to being pedantic? why is the version known?). As to my best knowledge, the Kamnik page just lacked the notes on go next, which I've added. In any case, I would deem discussion better than just changing it. This leads to people leaving the project, as it's unfriendly style. Buan~dewiki (talk) 15:58, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
- "Wrong version" revert problem, I reinstated your change in any event:) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 16:02, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
- LintError is an analysis extension, that tries to identify pages that will be problematic for the new parser. It seems this morning I was getting annoyed with it's inability to fully identify where it THINKS it sees bad coding. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 16:04, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
- Ok, thx for the clarification. Then I think I understand it. If that sounds reasonable, I would go over the page and make whatever changes I think are necessary. So that means that you are not against any content change but tried to fix a technical error. Can I activate LintError, too - respectively: do you think it makes sense? Buan~dewiki (talk) 17:00, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
- I suspect there is some syntax error in the file as the "edit" of POIs gets a form for the wrong POI (i.e. when I try to edit "Medobcinski muzej", it shows me a form for "avtobusna postaja"). As you seem to have experience, is there a way to quickly find errors in the page?
Please ease off on "thank you" messages
I do appreciate the thanks, but there have been over a dozen messages a day for the last day or two, which seems excessive.