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Thank you for your great contributions to our Fox Glacier article in putting loads of info into better listings format.

However, even more important than following every guideline is to PLUNGE FORWARD and write something useful – someone might be along to help with the proper formatting later!

Add your home town, or a place you know well or write some insider tips. We're looking forward to seeing you again here on Wikivoyage! -- Alice 06:32, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi Alice, thanks for the welcome. Was just wandering around since I'm planning a trip to South Island and had to look up accommodation anyway. Do you have any first-hand experience of the glaciers now that Franz Josef has receded considerably? Would Fox Glacier be more scenic? Thanks. -- Torty3 (talk) 07:10, 29 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes. Fox is certainly better now if you want to get up close and personal with some serious deep blueness and I've now added material to our Franz Josef article to make that clearer. The whole West Coast is drop dead gorgeous as long as you keep walking at 5.3 kph to keep ahead of the sandfly. Go and voice your opinions on the region split at Talk:South_Island#Regions, please! -- Alice 07:41, 29 January 2013 (UTC)


Nice maps! It's great to see that you are working on a comprehensive districts scheme for Singapore, especially given the somewhat disheartening but valid nomination to remove its star. I won't be able to help out with the specifics of a city I've never visited, but I thought I'd lend you some moral support anyway ;) --Peter Talk 01:23, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Peter :) I'm still pretty new to Inkscape and muddling around with the union/difference/intersection tools, so if you have any tips for that, that would be great. I guess the denomination goes to show how complacency sets in after a star, which is especially bad for a city like Singapore that loves redeveloping. There's another new planned area in 2014! -- Torty3 (talk) 13:40, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Sydney districts[edit]

Hi Torty. I noticed your fantastic work on improving the districts scheme in Sydney. I've always felt that there were far too many articles about its suburbs, and that they should be merged. Rarely do international tourists ever visit a city's suburbs. When working on Melbourne#Metropolitan_Melbourne, I simply had four, all-encompassing articles for the suburbs that can point out the main attractions, mainly for local tourists though. Anyway, let me know if you need any help with the article or map or whatever. I do have some experience with Inkscape. Happy travels! JamesA >talk 13:32, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks James, just that I didn't intend for it to go live so quickly :) I will post it up on the Talk:Sydney page for others to see. I'm not too clear on policy too. From what I can tell, we create the new pages and then re-direct the old ones? It helps that the ones I intend to merge in are pretty sparse in the first place - not much for visitors. Any further district merging will be harder. Got up to speed to in Inkscape, probably my favourite thing to do (esp compared to listings), thanks though! - Torty3 (talk) 13:51, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
Hi. I've posted a longer response to your regioning plan. I admire your enthusiasm, after having read the reams of discussion on this that you wish to go down this path again :-)! Still, I've posted my best ideas. I don't agree with James that about the target being international tourists, but of course he is welcome to have his say on the talk page too! If we can get consensus on a new regioning plan, I'm happy to help with the rearranging, etc. --Inas (talk) 04:54, 9 February 2013 (UTC)


Your tool at seems very promising!

But even after reading the source code, I can't imagine how to make it work :'-(

Should I start by entering an article name? But there is no search button to load data from the article I entered.

Or should I go to the article and manually copy/paste listings and press "Submit". I tried but always get "No results found", even for this listing which seems correct:

* <drink name="Barantic" alt="" address="4, Rue St Michel" directions="" phone="+33 2 99 79 29 24" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Bla</drink>

A small tutorial would be a great help :-)

Thanks a lot for the initiative! Nicolas1981 (talk) 02:37, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Yep, it's just copy and pasting listings into the textbox, haven't worked out how Joachim parsed the articles yet.
I'm assuming that this is Le Barantic in Rennes? There's a search box for city/country, so enter Rennes there, and then there is an option to search by either name or address. In this case, using the address to search is better. I find that See and Do listings have better results when searching by Name, while Eat/Drink/Buy/Sleep work better with addresses.
It's based on Mapquest batch geocoding API which is in turn based on Nominatim. geobatcher just sends names/addresses to the API. It's still glitchy because of parsing and the uneven geocoding requests (OSM should work fairly well in the more developed areas, but a lot of holes elsewhere). If it's not in OSM then it's easier to locate it on the map by hand (or add it to OSM directly). I'll start commenting the code, and maybe further instructions but I found it hard to explain, though your questions pinpoint some of the more confusing parts. -- torty3 (talk) 07:12, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
Wonderful! Now I understand how it works. I will try to write a tutorial. Now a few improvement ideas :-) :
  • When clicking on "Submit", first try with "Address", and if it does not work, launch a second request, this time with "Name". That would allow to remove the option boxes, thus reducing confusion, and saving clicking time for users.
  • Automatically download all listings from the article whose name has been entered. That saves one copy/paste.
  • After human verification, upload result back to WikiVoyage (I haven't checked the API, but I guess it might work if the user is logged in).
  • Allow URLs like that would allow integration (for instance someone might write a page containing geobatcher links for all Massachusetts cities, making it easy for users to cover all article of the region they know). Thanks a lot! Nicolas1981 (talk) 09:41, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

geo template[edit]

Hi there. I noticed you were changing the geo template, and now it clicks through to the map instead of the map sources page. I tried copying the geo template over to pt: (changing only the name of the missing-parameter category), but over there it doesn't work -- clicking the globe just takes you to the image page of the globe icon. What am I doing wrong? Would you be willing to take a look at it? (pt:Predefinição:Geo) Texugo (talk) 15:27, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

I am using Template:PoiMap2 to input the lat/long, so you'll have to bring that over. Although now after reading it again, I realise it's still supposedly experimental :D. And now it's on every page. -- torty3 (talk) 15:31, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
The idea behind the "experimental" tag was that it's a way to encourage discussion about new templates so that creators explain why the template is needed and so that we don't end up with templates that implement undesirable functionality or that duplicate existing templates. In the case of the POI template, if you could just add a note on the template talk page as to why it's needed, and also note that the Geo template uses it, I would happily support removal of the experimental message for that template. -- Ryan • (talk) • 16:03, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

change to Template:Listing[edit]

Hi there. Just wanted to let you know that I reverted your change to {{listing}}, as it was producing blank (unnumbered) pink boxes on listings with lat/long filled in. Texugo (talk) 17:34, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Modules and common.css[edit]

Hi Torty,

Shaundd has suggested me to contact you & Ryan about a question that I've made him few days ago. Please read it and let me know your opinion. Thanks, --Andyrom75 (talk) 07:45, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

It works! Thanks a lot for your suggestion :-) --Andyrom75 (talk) 22:15, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Barncompass.png The Wikivoyage Barncompass
Your work both in content creation (especially Singapore, which you rescued from a star demotion) and in feature development has been tremendous. For a somewhat technically challenged user like myself, having you around to iron out problems in code and to explain other various issues crisply like this one is quite a relief. And I'm loving the Geobatcher! Thanks again for all the hard work. --Peter Talk 04:22, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Peter, looking behind the scenes have been equally baffling and fascinating. For what it's worth, you and the community have been great and welcoming to new users and new ideas. Even with the expected inertia, there's been the new Main Page, pagebanners, listing templates among others, and hopefully in-wiki dynamic maps to follow.
I have a perfectly good base map done up for Singapore/Chinatown, but no listings as it was such a hassle looking them all up. I'm still amazed at all the work put into making beautiful district maps, and I think dynamic maps can work perfectly well in tandem, and cut down the time needed to make custom maps, such as those that need insets for example. Here's to more content and maps! -- torty3 (talk) 03:10, 27 June 2013 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for your contribution about ShareMap on WikiVoyage. In fact proposal to allow custom marker with numbering is something that we consider and this function will be implemented. Do you have any other suggestion what may make ShareMap more useful for WikiVoyage editor? Can you help me how to get more feedback about WV community requirements? Thanks --Jkan997 (talk) 14:19, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

Admin nom[edit]

Hey, I've nominated you for admin, in no small part because I want you to be able to edit MW pages yourself ;) Would you please state there whether you will accept the nomination. Thanks! --Peter Talk 22:45, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Template mapframe on french wikivoyage[edit]

Hi, I made some changes on the template mapframe on french wikivoyage and I copied the most recent js script from the english version. The previous version worked on all browser I dispose but the new one doesn't work on firefox 22.0. The english version works on this browser. No Idea where could be the problem? Thanks for helping solving this bug.--Adehertogh (talk) 16:48, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

OK, I already found that they was a conflict with my personal vector.js. Sorry...

I've a last question, don't you know how to center the map? --Adehertogh (talk) 16:59, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi, good idea, I've added an alignment parameter in {{Mapframe}}, so just need to put align=none to center the map, or change the default if you like on fr.voy. -- torty3 (talk) 04:37, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
Works on fr:voy, Thanks a lot!--Adehertogh (talk) 16:46, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

New buttons for you[edit]

Welcome to the mop & broom club. The next time you log on you should see new options available to all administrators - see Wikivoyage:Administrator's handbook for guidelines on using these incredible new powers. If you have questions please ask. -- Ryan • (talk) • 04:32, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, that's a lot of buttons. Though I expect I'll focus on being the underpaid and underqualified tech support :) -- torty3 (talk) 05:30, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
Congrats Torty, I'm pretty sure you won't delete the main page ;-) --Saqib (talk) 11:10, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
We should be paying you more. I, at least, would be willing to devote a % of my annual wiki income to this endeavor ;) Seriously, though, your work on maps and especially the listings form editor (a goal which felt kind of hopeless for a while) has been tremendously helpful to the project! --Peter Talk 04:40, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
An 80-20 split then? Thanks very much for the admin nom too, and since I'm sticking around, might as well bag an outstanding tech request. The Wikivoyage Summit itself is a nice read and kudos for introducing it. Made it clearer what everybody wanted. -- torty3 (talk) 10:16, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Congratulations Torty3 and wish you all the best. ~ curtaintoad ~~ talk ~ 06:14, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Listing editor[edit]

Hi there! Thanks for all your great work on the listing editor. What still remains to be done before we have a more or less stable release ready for everyone? And once we do, would you be willing to help me get it working on pt: (basically telling me exactly what to translate, and getting rid of the more/less text thing, as I've already requested)? Texugo (talk) 11:52, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Hello, I think it's pretty stable now after working on it today, unless there are any more bugs found or features requested. No problem for the pt version, although I haven't decided on whether to integrate it all so language versions would rely on a single up-to-date version from en.voy. Probably not though as the listing template has varied enough to warrant separate installs. -- torty3 (talk) 13:10, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Hi again. I got the most recent version translated and working on pt, with no apparent problems, and I will probably release it to the masses there soon as well. If you do make further fixes or changes, could you please let me know so I can keep that one updated as well? Texugo (talk) 18:51, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
Which pages did you translate? I want to do the same for the Dutch language version. Globe-trotter (talk) 19:33, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
All the translation is on the editor.js page, but you need to be careful what you change. They are set up as variables with the variable name in English and the string being the part you translate. If in doubt, compare User:Torty3/editor.js to pt:Utilizador:Texugo/editor.js and you can see what I changed and what I left the same. Texugo (talk) 19:47, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
Note that you won't need to change the "newline" entries if you want the template to be broken up over several lines like it is here on en:. I changed it on pt: because we decided to keep the whole template on the same line. Texugo (talk) 19:49, 8 August 2013 (UTC)


Could you also ban this IP Special:Contributions/ and I think a two-hour ban is not a big discouragement. 1Arena1hu (talk) 12:34, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up, although that was less egregious than the other IP. I'm not entirely certain for the block length, as blocking is generally discouraged in the first place. A more experienced admin can weigh in, though I will make sure to be here two hours later to check. -- torty3 (talk) 12:51, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Ok, while responding to me, please use my user (talk). It makes me easier to see whether someone has answered or not. 1Arena1hu (talk) 12:59, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Problems with listing editor on pt:[edit]

Hi there! I have updated the listing editor code on pt: to reflect the changes you made here recently, but I am still finding a couple of problems. I wonder if you would be willing to help me fix it?

  • Pt: uses the templates all on one line. I was able to get rid of the line breaks by setting all those newline parameters to false, which works fine except for two cases: it still puts a line break after the type parameter, and also at the end before the closing brackets. I can't figure out where to eliminate those line breaks.
  • In lists which have items that contain only a name, when editing those items, the listing editor always opens with the fields from the first item in the list. See pt:Sacavém#See for example. This doesn't appear to be a problem on en: but something is different on pt, perhaps something I missed in translating it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers! Texugo (talk) 15:35, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi Torty3. Thanks for working on this. Please let me know if you figure out that name-only listing problem. Texugo (talk) 11:21, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

GPX namespace[edit]

Hello! You might be interested in this discussion about creating a new namespace for GPX (instance of using article mainspace), or moving the GPX files to Wikimedia Commons, or Wikidata. Cheers! Nicolas1981 (talk) 05:35, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Listing editor on it:voy[edit]

Jump on it:voy I've left you a message. Thanks, --Andyrom75 (talk) 22:26, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Please come back for a visit :-) --Andyrom75 (talk) 09:37, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
When you think that 1.4.0 is "stable", please update us. Thanks, --Andyrom75 (talk) 07:19, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
I've noticed that with 1.4.1 both in en: and it:, when the fax is void, it introduce an unnecessary white space. Could you patch it? --Andyrom75 (talk) 07:10, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
I need some support on troubleshooting (check the previous mex on it:voy too). Thanks, --Andyrom75 (talk) 17:57, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

ShareMap - dynamic map generation for WV (Mapframe wiki template)[edit]

Hello some time ago we discussed this matter. To solve the problem ShareMap now has implemented mechanism to create WikiVoyage MapFrame ( entries.

If you are interested please look at this screencast:

In case of any feedback please let me know

In the future we would like also to integrate with GPX files used within WV project. --Jkan997 (talk) 22:46, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Listing editor on fr:voy[edit]

Hi, I tried to adapt the lisling editor to fr:voy (here is the js). I found a few problems.

  • When editing a listing in a section, the listing type isn't the one of the section.
  • Our listing for sleep is called se loger and I don't know how to managed the space. Provisorly I replaced it by a dormir redirect.
  • Our section drink is called Boire un verre / Sortir which also makes also problem (but presonaly, I would like to simplify that title so maybe it won't be problem in the future).
  • the check-in check-out fields aren't displayed when creating/editing sleep listings.
  • the field horaire (hours) is displayed when editing voir (see) or faire (do) but not when creating them.

If you can take a look... thanks for your tool.--Adehertogh (talk) 07:31, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Listing editor on he:voy[edit]

Hi, I tried to import the lisling editor to the Hebrew Wikivoyage (here is the js) and it don't work. Can you check why the editor don't work? Thanks. Have a nice day, Dekel E (talk) 10:31, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi Torty, I need your help with the listing editor. Thanks, Dekel E (talk) 11:16, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Can you back again? Dekel E (talk) 14:55, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

We have lost listings numbers in printable version[edit]

Hello Torty3! It is my message from the Pub. Numbers in articles printable versions have disappeared at 3 sites: wy/en (roughly 2-3 days ago), wy/ru and wy/uk (roughly 5-6 days ago). I know that ru and en users are working on this feature independently so the problem is somewhere outside (I think it happened after MediaWiki upgrade). You can reproduce the bug for example on Cologne page, there you can see colored square boxes with numbers. When you click in the left menu to Print/export and then Printable_version you will get Cologne article printable version without mentioned square boxes with numbers. Thank you. --Voll (talk) 11:43, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi Voll, it shouldn't be a Mediawiki issue and I haven't made any major changes to the configuration for nearly a month either. More likely for the ru and uk case is that the numbers in the listing template was changed to noprint. And in fact, the numbers disappear that way in the article's printable version, but if you actually click on print preview, the numbers will show up (the difference is a Mediawiki/CSS bug of sorts). -- torty3 (talk) 11:57, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
You are right. But you haven't made any changes at wy/en, we haven't made any changes at ru, so something changed somewhere in another place ;-) But where? --Voll (talk) 13:38, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
True :) Maybe have to take another look at the Mediawiki change log. -- torty3 (talk) 14:14, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

listing counter[edit]

Hi torty3, I tried to install the listings counter on french WV but It write me 2 numbers (test page) the modificated listing template is here. I already copy the js script in wikimedia (MediaWiki:CadreCarte.js) and the css is here. If you have time to take a look on what's wrong... I'll be glad.--Adehertogh (talk) 18:24, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

I answered to your message on my french talk page.--Adehertogh (talk) 08:49, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your help, the numbers are correctly writen on the page but we still have only "0" on the map. Should I contact Mey2008?

hevoy: listing editor[edit]

Can you back again? Dekel E (talk) 15:29, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Mysterious dot :-)[edit]

Hi Torty, thanks for the quick service ;-) Could you have a look at Adilabad_(city)#See? I seem to be missing where that odd dot at the top is coming from.. Thanks! JuliasTravels (talk) 13:10, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Pfft... I need more coffee haha.. thanks! JuliasTravels (talk) 13:43, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
No problem at all, the article looks so much better now :D -- torty3 (talk) 14:11, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Deleting and recreating almost empty skeletons[edit]

Hi Torty, revisiting the discussion on Wikivoyage_talk:Deletion_policy#Deleting_empty_articles, would you have any suggestions about how to proceed with the replacement of the almost-empty-articles? I could just ask to delete a bunch of those articles for recreation, but I imagine they would just show up again in the search for almost-empty articles after they're recreated. Any ideas on how to do this in an organized manner? Thanks, JuliasTravels (talk) 10:10, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

The search can be restricted by date of creation, so the articles can probably be filtered in or out if you like. -- torty3 (talk) 10:42, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
Ah, that's good. So could you just delete the first 20 results or so then? Thank you! Should I set up some kind of request page or so, so we can keep track of which articles have been deleted for the moment? JuliasTravels (talk) 11:16, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
Answered on my talk page! JuliasTravels (talk) 12:02, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
Hi Torty, could you delete a new batch? Thanks! JuliasTravels (talk) 10:49, 4 October 2013 (UTC)
Awaiting my own buttons (thanks for the support!), would you (or any other admin who reads this) delete yet another few articles for me? JuliasTravels (talk) 15:53, 7 October 2013 (UTC)


Hi, Torty3. Were you planning to recreate Barker? LtPowers (talk) 23:07, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi LtPowers, I in fact asked for the deletion, indeed with the plan to recreate. I did that now, hope that's okay? I'm about to also post a message on Andre's talkpage about Barker though (he knows the region, I think). I'm a bit in doubt whether it should be an article of its own, or if we should redirect to Somerset, of which it is part. But we should discuss that on the article talk page ;-) JuliasTravels (talk) 11:02, 4 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes, sorry if I jumped the gun. I know the area possibly even better than Andre, and I'd like to participate in that discussion. LtPowers (talk) 12:37, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Emails in URL field[edit]

Hi there. Yesterday I came across about 20 instances where someone had put an email for a listing in the URL field instead of the email field. They showed up in external link searches on,, and, since the listing editor had automatically appended http:// to the front. There may of course be many other instances where the misplaced email was not from one of those three domains, so I got to thinking: would it be possible for the listing editor/listing template to check the non-email fields (or at least the URL field) for the @ sign, and then when it finds one, put the page in a Category:Email in wrong field? Texugo (talk) 15:20, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

For the listing editor, I can add warnings but not categories. It would be worth asking User:Nicolas1981 for a way to grep the data like he did checking for missing http for urls. There could be more stringent string validation (for web, email, coordinates etc) only if we shift to a Lua module for the listing template, like how User:Matroc has set up at Module:ExListing. -- torty3 (talk) 02:44, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
[[User:Nicolas1981/Syntax_checks|My filter] is quite basic: grep -v "url= " | grep -v url=http | grep -v "url=\/\/" | grep -v "url=|" | grep -v "fix url" | grep -v "?url=". It applies to wikitext, so it might not be reusable. Also, it does not catch all malformed URLs (far from it). Cheers! Nicolas1981 (talk) 11:59, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Changes to listing editor, etc.[edit]

Hi again. So I'm not really understanding the changes you have made to the way the listing editor/dynamic maps things work. Would you be willing to help me keep pt: in line with your changes? I want to keep things there as similar to en: as possible. Texugo (talk) 11:21, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Sure, I got the hard part done with, doing it hot. I hadn't realised before, but default gadgets do show for anons. Since the Mediawiki ResourceLoader automatically compresses Javascript files, it means that there are less files to load, so it should be faster (according to documentation anyway). Plus users get to disable the gadgets if they want to, whether because they don't like the look, or the scripts take too long to load. And as gadgets, they're easier to transfer between wikis.

For the listing editor:

  1. Remove the importScript("Mediawiki:ListingEditor.js") code from Mediawiki:Common.js
  2. Remove the importStylesheet("Mediawiki:ListingEditor.css") code from Mediawiki:ListingEditor.js
  3. Add the following to MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition, this makes the gadget default.
* ListingEditor[ResourceLoader|default|dependencies=mediawiki.util,jquery.ui.dialog]|ListingEditor.js|ListingEditor.css
  1. Move Mediawiki:ListingEditor.js to Mediawiki:Gadget-ListingEditor.js and Mediawiki:ListingEditor.css to Mediawiki:Gadget-ListingEditor.css
  2. Then create MediaWiki:Gadget-ListingEditor which is just the text which shows up in Preferences.

For the maps, check Template:PoiMap2. The link has been changed to a protocol-relative Tool Labs site. Have your eyes glazed over yet? :) -- torty3 (talk) 12:10, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Chinese PoiMap2[edit]

Hello. I'm wondering can you or I myself add some translations for it in the /data/project/wikivoyage/public_html/w/data/zh-articles.js ? The Chinese Wikivoyage is still in Incubator but already has a lot of articles. Hope to see your reply. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 09:33, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

ok :) --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 12:10, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Sorry to ping you again. But as reported on zh:Wikivoyage:互助客栈#.E5.8B.95.E6.85.8B.E5.9C.B0.E5.9C.96.27s_bug, there seem to me two bugs: One is that all Poi's are #0; the other is that the zoom button is missing. Could you please fix them? --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 09:21, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Is now running on the test server [1]. Please wait for the weekly update. -- Greetings from Germany, Joachim Mey2008 (talk) 10:44, 19 January 2014 (UTC) (Main author of PoiMap2).
Thanks for that :) --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 04:18, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Bugzilla: 51928[edit]

Hi Torty, I'm contacting you regarding the bug in the subject because you suggested me a JS patch (that works perfectly) but now it seems that they have solved the original bug.

Now in your opinion, looking at Mediawiki:Vector.js and Mediawiki:Monobook.js, do you think that I have just to revert your patch or I can remove the whole code related to it? --Andyrom75 (talk) 23:30, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Poi counter[edit]

Hi there. I hear it was you that programmed the thing that makes the counters for the POIs in the article listings, is that right? I'm trying to adapt dynamic maps for pt:. The map part is supposed to start working in a day or two, and everything looks pretty good except the "other" listings (template:outroitem, attribute:outro). The count for them restarts in each section that has them rather than counting continuously through the whole article. Any idea what's going on? I've been using pt:Presidente Prudente as a test article. Texugo (talk) 17:42, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

I need some help[edit]

Hi. I'm Kizar from es.wikivoyage. I imported the templates Mapframe, PoiMap2, Poi and TypeToColor (to Spanish version) and everything works like a charm but one thing. I can't see the markers in the map, instead I see white circles. English article Arnhem, Spanish article Arnhem. Please, Can you take a look and tell me what is wrong? I saw it working in French version also. [2] Thanks you so much!!! --Kizar (talk) 18:41, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks / Gracias :D --Kizar (talk) 12:22, 17 November 2013 (UTC)


Hi, I found a bug in the Listing Editor: When you edit a listing, that it's type is a color like "red" and "gold" and everything else, the editor identify the type as the type "see". example. If you click the listing type in the Editor, the Editor deletes the type. another example. May you solve the problem? Thanks and I'm sorry if you don't understand my English. Have a nice day, Dekel E (talk) 17:18, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Listing Editor in it:voy[edit]

Please take a look at your it:voy talk page (again :)). --Andyrom75 (talk) 19:04, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Could you came back? (see the last two updates). --Andyrom75 (talk) 19:57, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
Please visit us :) --Andyrom75 (talk) 08:23, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Problems with listing editor on pt:[edit]

Hi there. I was wondering if you could help with some weird behavior that has cropped up with the listing editor over on pt: As far as I know, it was working find for a long time, but recently I have found that:

  • sometimes when the listing editor is opened, the editor box spans the full width of the screen
  • on some pages, in certain sections, when the edit box is opened, it always comes up with the data from the first listing in the section. See pt:Ribeirão Preto or the Econômico section of pt:Sobral#Coma for example
  • on other pages, most of the edit buttons fail to bring up the edit box at all. See pt:Presidente Prudente for example.

Any ideas what has gone wrong? Texugo (talk) 19:56, 11 December 2013 (UTC)


Hello, the last update is probably a bit incomplete. In mapframe the zoom does not work properly. In the lib directory are some newer versions. Also leaflet.js and leaflet.css are new. Can you please check. The full screen version I have redirected to the WV-eV server. There, everything is OK. - Grüße, Joachim Mey2008 (talk) 16:36, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

I'm sorry, the update was OK. I had forgotten to clean out the cache memory. -- Joachim Mey2008 (talk) 13:43, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Page banner update[edit]

Not sure if you saw my reply but would be great to wrap up these changes!! Jdlrobson (talk) 06:40, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Problem with Listing editor and styles and counter for mapping listings[edit]


Wikivoyage in french has a new listing: Destination this listing don't use all the parameters as the others. I managed on the editor to show only the wanted fields but it's still saving in the code the all list of parameters. This listing also need as the general listing to be counted in several section. I modified and it work for Destination but now it doesn't for the general listing any idea? --Adehertogh (talk) 07:25, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

I managed to solve the problems of the listing editor but the listing counter is still problematic...--Adehertogh (talk) 08:34, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Problems with listing on el[edit]

Hi there! I noticed Greek community tried to import listing editor/PoiMap2 templates without any result. I would honestly give a hand. Unfortunately the way how those templates work is over my mind so I need full support.

I wonder if you would be willing to help me fix it? Greek guys agree to leave template listings in English. No translation in Greek is required. They get frustrated and left. Any help would be greatly appreciated. --Gobbler (talk) 17:33, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Map question[edit]

Hello. As of just now, it was 166 articles on tools for artmap.php?lang=zh, while it was 233 on wikivoyage-ev. Another admin there asked me about this and I agreed to fix. However, I failed to see how it does the updates on both the crontab and .bash_history. So could you explain how does the artmap does the updates? --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 10:53, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Right, I should probably make more use of the actual Tools Labs server. I've set the cron to download and update from every Monday and Thursday now. Feel free to add or configure more stuff by yourself, since I think you know the ins and outs of Tools Labs much better than me, as long as it's noted at the Wikivoyage:Dynamic maps Expedition. -- torty3 (talk) 11:27, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks ;) I've also moved the job to the grid engine --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 04:30, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Also, would you mind my getting the eqiad migration done in the next few days? (MapFrame will probably break for a several secs) --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 13:29, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Never mind, it is now done. Please check whether there are errors on eqiad (and fix them ;) ) --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 12:01, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Listing editor creates "wanted template" entries[edit]

Hi there! Hope you're well! I have a question. I have been cleaning up the list at Special:WantedTemplates, and I've got the list almost down to only templates that are actually wanted. About half of the ones left that not actually wanted are being erroneously called for by the code for the listing editor at Mediawiki:Common.js, calling for non-existent templates in combination with the newline command, like Template:Eat\n, Template:Drink\n, etc. Is there anyway to change the code so that the system doesn't think we are trying to transclude non-existent templates, so we can keep those things from showing up in the list? If there is, please let me know how, because if we can just fix Mediawiki:Common.js and User:Koavf/monobook.js the list will be back to functioning perfectly again. Texugo (talk) 12:06, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Listing editor issue[edit]

First, thanks for the great work on the listing editor. This isn't a critical problem, but it looks like the editor didn't like a pipe character in an edit today - see [3]. Time permitting I may try to figure out what happened, but as the listing editor author you may have some insight. -- Ryan • (talk) • 16:44, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Initial thought is because of the string splitting based on vertical pipes. I put a bandaid for the presence of one pipe character, but probably not more. Unfortunately I really do have limited time of late, so I hope there's someone who can help out with critical bugs like CAPTCHA problems or timeouts. -- torty3 (talk) 04:17, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
The pipe character causes problems within other templates as well. It is generally recommended in such cases to use the template {{!}} instead [4]. Then the Listing Editor works fine. -- Joachim Mey2008 (talk) 04:51, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

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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)

Listing editor on mobile devices[edit]

Hi Torty - two questions for you. Per Wikivoyage:Travellers' pub#Are listing templates a problem on mobile phones? I'd like to enable the listing editor for mobile devices. Do you know if any other language versions have done so, or if there are any problems expected? Also, I'd like to slightly increase the size of the listing editor box so that the text size is the same as on the rest of the site (I'll remove the font-size:0.9em style so that it uses full size font). I'm running with that CSS in my local CSS and haven't experienced any problems, but I was curious if you had designed the listing editor text to be smaller for a particular reason.

Also, you may already be aware of these changes, but we've made a few minor updates to the listing editor JS - I'm not sure if you try to keep the gadget in sync across language versions, but you can see the history for the reasoning behind some of the changes. -- Ryan • (talk) • 07:54, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Following up, enabling the listing editor for mobile failed due to a missing dependency (jquery.ui.dialog) so I've disabled it again. Time permitting I'll look into it again in the future. -- Ryan • (talk) • 23:54, 6 February 2015 (UTC)