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June 2013[edit]

Hello, WOSlinker! Welcome to Wikivoyage.

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Changing of template name (Divesite)[edit]

Hi WOSlinker, I see that you have changed the name of the dive site article structure template without previous discussion on the talk page. Could you explain why you found this necessary or desirable? Cheers, • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 14:36, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

All the other similar template had the skeleton name at the end. You can still use the old name when substituting if you wish. -- WOSlinker (talk) 17:41, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Tidying[edit]

Thanks for this. I'm quite handy with images and maps, but not at all with templates! --Peter Talk 06:47, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

I've moved the page to Template:Worldimagemap/subpagedoc to avoid any further confusion. -- WOSlinker (talk) 07:01, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Category:Vfd[edit]

Hi there, I guess you've some good knowledge on working with templates. Can you please figure out how to exclude this and this page from being showing in Category:Vfd? Previously, we used {{vfd|example=yes}} in Wikivoyage:Travel topic status. --Saqib (talk) 13:16, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

I've updated both {{ifd}} and {{vfd}} so that they won't show cat on Wikivoyage:Template index. -- WOSlinker (talk) 17:23, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
There's lots of other cats that could do with hiding on that page as well. I'll have a look through the other templates soon. -- WOSlinker (talk) 17:23, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Template talk:Vfd is waiting to be fixed as well. --Saqib (talk) 17:25, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
You're a great Wikivoyager. I have added the autopatrolled right to your account. I hope you'll continue to contribute constructively to Wikivoyage. --Saqib (talk) 17:35, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I mainly do tidying up work but occasionaly edit articles as well. -- WOSlinker (talk) 17:50, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes , you're doing good. Keep it up! --Saqib (talk) 17:58, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Template:Divesitelisting[edit]

Hi WOSlinker, I would like to create a template for dive site listings so I can clean up the Scuba diving page and several other regional scuba articles using a standardized listing. I started by copying Template:Listing over to Template:Divesitelisting but I am having difficulty working out how it works as it seems to use more complex html than I am familiar with. I have also roughed out what the listing template should do on User:Pbsouthwood/Dive site listings. If you have the time and inclination I would appreciate any advice or help you are willing to give. Cheers, • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 18:15, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

I can help. I would need some more idea of how it's all meany to look with some examples before I can do much though. -- WOSlinker (talk) 20:57, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Any help would be much appreciated. At present there is some indication on User:Pbsouthwood/Dive site listings of what the output should be. I will look into producing a model for the output formatting tomorrow, as it is pushing midnight and my eyes are tiring. Cheers, • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 21:06, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
I have produced some information on what it should contain and how it should look. Could you give me some feedback on whether this is suitable and sufficient? • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 16:55, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
That's fine apart from the images. For those, would it just be the image name that is passed over as a parameter? And also how would they be displayed? -- WOSlinker (talk) 06:14, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
Did you read the table? I was thinking of optional parameters for image width, alt text and caption. All images to stack down the RHS starting at the level of the top of the listing. Default standard thumbnail size, but with option to enlarge map for legibility. I am also hoping to keep the template compatible with VE to save hassles later.
I will put together a demo of output format for a full listing. • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 07:27, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
Done. There is now an example of how it should display, what the input should look like, and how the template actually displays. • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 08:49, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
OK, I'll have a look at it later on today. -- WOSlinker (talk) 12:24, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
It's now done. I've included site-image, site-map, ecology-image & feature-image but not image2 at the moment. Can add image2 if needed. -- WOSlinker (talk) 20:19, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
Nice work, and thanks. I will try to work out how it works, for my own education, and test it out on a few articles tomorrow to see if I have missed anything. No rush for image2, most listings that it will be used on have 1 image if we are lucky. Cheers, • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 20:47, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
One more request. I seem to have done something wrong at Template:Divesitelisting/Doc as it does not display on the template page. Could you take a look? • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 08:45, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
The page name needed to be /doc rather than /Doc -- WOSlinker (talk) 11:40, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

template assistance request[edit]

Hi, as you appear to be knowledgeable of template I would like some advice. Is it possible to create a syntax check on a parameter? What I want to do is check that the phone parameter in the listing template is of a specific format. Namely starting with + and only containing digits and dashes no brackets or whitespaces, e.g. +1-234-5678-90. Challenge is cannot say how many numbers or dashes will exist.--Traveler100 (talk) 08:14, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for the disturbance, I think I have a solution. If the parameter is only numbers, minus and plus then I can do #expr on it and get a number, anything else will give error.--Traveler100 (talk) 10:58, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes, that should work. The main lua function to use if you need something more complex is below.
mw.ustring.match("+1-234-5678-90","^%+[%d-]+$")
Are you just checking just the USA phone numbers or is it all phone numbers since countries such as the UK don't tend to use dashes and use spaces instead. -- WOSlinker (talk) 11:05, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
My proposal is to make all numbers in listing of this format, no matter the country. Reason is to make it possible to have link in web page of phone number for mobile devices. See Wikivoyage talk:Listings#Telephone number Have not investigate how to use lua, something for my to do list.Traveler100 (talk) 11:19, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Module:LinkPhone[edit]

Module:LinkPhone is giving a false positive for numbers with bracket in then for example with (0) in front of area code.

Thanks, I've now fixed it. -- WOSlinker (talk) 18:47, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
In most cases a (0) or similar prefix and brackets shouldn't be there; for instance 0- is the trunk prefix to call another city within the UK, but we don't include it in listings, so +44 20 7777-7777 is correct for our formatting convention and +44 (0) 20 7777-7777 not recommended (per Wikivoyage:Phone numbers) as the 0 isn't used when calling from outside the country. For North American numbers, we keep the area code but lose the brackets around it; we'd want +1 867 867-5309 and not (867) 867-5309. Missing or improperly-formatted country code numbers often have the brackets.
There are some cases which may be false positives, w:private branch exchange numbers where one reaches a switchboard and must ask for a specific extension being one. If Kingston (Ontario) city hall still has this, it appears on city-owned listings like:
  • Pump House Steam Museum, 23 Ontario St. Kingston, ☎ +1 613-546-4291 ext. 1666. 10am-5pm (May-Aug) 12-4pm (Sep-Nov). City-owned steam-powered water pump house built with the latest in 1891 technology, restored 1973 by the Frontenac Society of Model Engineers. C$5/person.
We do have some listings where users have tried to fit two different telephone numbers into the one field, that's awkward to detect by automated means. Then there are w:phonewords like +1 514-AUTOBUS. Not sure if we want those, I've been writing these as figures in the tel: link. K7L (talk) 16:35, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

flag edit[edit]

Bit of an issue with flags in routebox - Edirne. --Traveler100 (talk) 18:14, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I've fixed it. -- WOSlinker (talk) 21:03, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Help needed for Template:Unwanted edits[edit]

Hi. I have a test template where I'm trying to create an optional param, ie, it only displays if it has a value. I'm a complete novice at template work. The template is User:Nurg/Template:Unwanted edits and the param is "additional". Can you please have a look at my recent edits & the doc & you'll realise what I'm trying to do. Are you able to fix it. thanks. Nurg (talk) 21:34, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks you very much for your help. Nurg (talk) 08:52, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Template:Index[edit]

Why would you just go and remove all of my hard work adding index entries to articles? Those templates may not do anything currently, but losing the semantic information that they encode is a step backwards. LtPowers (talk) 01:37, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps it's worth documenting what template index does then as it appeared to me that it didn't do anything. It looks as though it just makes it more difficult to edit the articles. -- WOSlinker (talk) 07:46, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
As all templates should be, it's documented at Wikivoyage:Template index. LtPowers (talk) 20:16, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes, but there should be some documentation on the template page as well, so that it's easier to find. Take a look at Template:Index now. -- WOSlinker (talk) 08:10, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for adding the documentation to that template page. LtPowers (talk) 14:32, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Mailto:[edit]

I notice you have deleted some of these tags in listings. I think they should remain, even be added to listings that don't have them.

See also discussion at Wikivoyage_talk:Listings#Mailto:. Pashley (talk) 01:00, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

It's just that the listing template adds mailto, so those that have it end up with it twice. Compare the links for:
So I'm just removing mailto: from the 80 out of 20400 listings that have it included. I'm not removing mailto: from any manual links that are not in listings templates. -- WOSlinker (talk) 07:20, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
I think that your reasoning is correct on this, WOSlinker and may I take this opportunity to thank you for your tireless correcting and improving of our guides.
Do you make all these sort of excellent edits by hand or do you run a bot under individual supervision? Just curious before I go back to editing anonymously... --118.93nzp (talk) 08:40, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
I'm just doing these manually. I downloaded the listings file from Wikivoyage:Travellers'_pub#Looking_for_something_useful_to_do.3F and looked through the data to find ones with issues. -- WOSlinker (talk) 09:09, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
Amazing! Have a Barncompass before I go pzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt...
Barncompass.png The Wikivoyage Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work on Wikivoyage. --118.93nzp (talk) 09:20, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
Well deserved. You're doing good job. --Saqib (talk) 21:24, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
Yes, indeed. Thanks for the explanation above, too; your edits now make sense to me. Pashley (talk) 19:30, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Module:LinkPhone[edit]

It looks like Module:LinkPhone is adding pages to Category:Listing with phone format issue when the phone number is blank in the template - for example:

* {{see
| name=Example listing | alt= | url= | email=
| address= | lat= | long= | directions=
| phone= | tollfree= | fax=
| hours= | price=
| content=This is a lovely place, but it does not have a phone.
}}

Would it be possible to modify that module to ignore empty phone numbers? I think that will greatly reduce the number of false positives in the maintenance category and make it easier to fix any phone numbers that do need attention. Also, thanks for all your great cleanup work lately! -- Ryan • (talk) • 01:19, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Do you have an example page with the issue? It might be one of those hidden unicode characters. For example see this edit. I'll see if I can do some detection of those characters separately. -- WOSlinker (talk) 08:18, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
I was trying to track down the issue with Culver City and tried passing a blank phone number to the LinkPhone module ([1]) and got a category error. However, removing the extension from one of the Culver City articles seems to have fixed the problem ([2]). Sorry for the false alarm. -- Ryan • (talk) • 08:42, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Template:Listing handlea the blank parameters, so a blank entry never gets passed over Module:LinkPhone. -- WOSlinker (talk) 08:49, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Categories you just created[edit]

Hi there, I just deleted the 5 categories you just created. I know you found them on the wanted categories list, but since they belong to an experimental template, they are not necessarily "wanted" just yet. The categorization scheme that template conceives is pretty problematic. For example "Category:Events in Brazil" would just end up being a list of every city in Brazil that has any event listed at any time, which would be most of them and thus not be a very useful category. Texugo (talk) 14:17, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Template:BASICPAGENAME/sandbox[edit]

Hey there. Just wondering if this wasn't just a one-time experiment that can be deleted. Do we need to keep it? Texugo (talk) 18:16, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes, it could be deleted. -- WOSlinker (talk) 23:41, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
Done. Thanks. Texugo (talk) 00:52, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Wielding the mop[edit]

What do you think about it? TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 06:10, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I'd be interested. I'm aware of a number of the policies here, though not all of them yet! I've also had experence of using the mop on the wikipedia site. -- WOSlinker (talk) 09:59, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Hidden unicode characters[edit]

Just out of curiosity, how do you see them? When I compare the versions of articles before and after, I have a heck of a time telling the difference. Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:53, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

For some of our end users, they seem to be giving 404s. I think it has to do with the way a browser is configured to handle URLs, as foreign ones can have a tendency to insert hidden left-to-right marks for example. Curiously, this seems to have returned some 404s to the Glenn Miller Orchestra, which had an IP later complaining about it giving him problems, and then I corrected it to point to the landing page. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 03:35, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
I can't see them myself but once I found one, I managed to trap it between some quotes and then I did a little bit of javascript to do a search and replace on the articles text to remove them. They don't get in the way if you are just reading an article (since they are invisible) but can cause problems if there is some program that it taking the data and processing it, as it can may come across one of these characters when it's not expecting it. -- WOSlinker (talk) 06:57, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Would you mind marking these as minor edits so the rest of us can easily hide them from recent changes? Thanks! Texugo (talk) 21:50, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Will do next time, but I've just finished them. -- WOSlinker (talk) 21:52, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Can I second the request for flagging these types of edits as "minor", including the current round of edits to add country codes? It's really helpful to be able to ignore them in recent changes. Thanks! -- Ryan • (talk) • 07:53, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Gillingham (Kent)[edit]

Hello. I see that you moved Gillingham (Kent) to Gillingham (England). I am curious about this, as we also have Gillingham (Dorset), and there is a third Gillingham in Norfolk. The Kent town does have 9 times the population, but I am not sure which is the most popular with travellers. AlasdairW (talk) 23:51, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

It was when I was looking at Category:Kent that I saw all the other places were (England), so thats why I'd moved it. I've moved it back to Kent as I hadn't noticed the other places. -- WOSlinker (talk) 07:51, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. The Medway towns can be confusing, as all three main ones have duplicates, and we can't be consistent in the naming - Chatham-Kent is in Canada. AlasdairW (talk) 23:24, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Shiny buttons[edit]

Per Wikivoyage:Administrator nominations#User:WOSlinker I've muddled about in the guts of Wikivoyage, and as a result you should see some shiny new buttons when next you log in. For instructions on using the new powers please see Wikivoyage:Administrator's handbook and if you have any questions feel free to ask any of the current admins. -- Ryan • (talk) • 14:47, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations!
Now you can do even more good work correcting some of the errors with protected templates, etc... --118.93nzp (talk) 21:46, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for accepting your demotion to Janitor. :-) Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:25, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, all. -- WOSlinker (talk) 13:06, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Template:Routebox[edit]

Your changes to {{routebox}} appear to have broken handling of the case where the size of the highway number icons is not specified on the page. The template used to default to something sensible, about 22px or so, but now by default it displays the icon full-size. Trenton (Ontario)#Go next is one example... the numbers are huge. K7L (talk) 13:38, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Sorry about that. I'd checked a few pages before & after the changes and hadn't seen that issue because they all had imagesize set. I've fixed it. -- WOSlinker (talk) 15:23, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Hacker on WikiVoyage[edit]

  • No idea who to contact and I noted that you do a lot of work and may be an admin.
  • User Trouble with Bourgois or something like that...
  • Moving pages around and hacking pages - Thank you

phonewords[edit]

I'm a little unsure about this edit, moving vanity number phonewords into the phone= field of listings instead of keeping those all-numeric. That seems to break the creation of tel: links (which are clickable links for use on mobile 'phone web browsers - clicking the number places the call on some platforms) and places the page in category:Listing with phone format issue. I've been using 482-5683 over 482-LOVE to avoid this issue. K7L (talk) 17:04, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

It was just that it put all the phone information in one place. Could always just go with the number version and not mention the LOVE bit. -- WOSlinker (talk) 21:52, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
That's what the field phoneextra used to be for. Pity it still hasn't been fixed... -- Alice 22:21, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
@K7L: I've done a sandbox version of Module:LinkPhone which willconvert a text number into numbers, with some sample outputs below. All the letters need to be uppercase and the only other characters in the phone number are spaces or dashes then the conversion will be done, otherwise it will not and the entry would be added to the tracknig category.
Does this look ok and is it worth doing? -- WOSlinker (talk) 13:14, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
Input Text Result
+1 234 8378-464 +1 234 8378-464
+1 (234) TEST-ING +1 (234) TEST-INGCategory:Listing with phone format issue
+1 234 test-ing +1 234 test-ingCategory:Listing with phone format issue
+1 234 TEST-ING +1 234 TEST-ING (8378-464)

Let me see..

+1 613-546-4291 EXT 1666 +1 613-546-4291 EXT 1666
+1 613-546-4291 Ext 1666 +1 613-546-4291 Ext 1666
+1 613-546-4291 ext 1666 +1 613-546-4291 Ext 1666
+1-87-PCT-INFO-1 +1-87-PCT-INFO-1 (728-4636-1)
+1-212-PE6-5000 +1-212-PE6-5000 (736-5000)
+1-212-PEnnsylvania 6-5000 +1-212-PEnnsylvania 6-5000Category:Listing with phone format issue

K7L (talk) 01:11, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Right, The first thing I'll need to add is support for handling EXT nnnn at the end of the number and the other thing is when the WORD is in the middle of the number. I'll get back to you once I've sorted those issues and will look forward to some more test cases. -- WOSlinker (talk) 05:35, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
@K7L: I've made those changes. -- WOSlinker (talk) 20:52, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Phone Number Format[edit]

Why do you change regular phone numbers to start "+1 ", and toll free numbers to "+1-"?

Example https://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=St._Catharines&curid=34057&diff=2610272&oldid=2589192

Shouldn't it be one way or the other? Thanks Cpfan776 (talk) 23:58, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

I'm just following the rules at Wikivoyage:Phone numbers -- WOSlinker (talk) 09:38, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I did not know about that set of rules. IMO, those are dumb rules for Canada and the USA. I'll try to remember to use that format in future, but I won't be editing any pages JUST to make that change. Cpfan776 (talk) 16:14, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Multiple Phone Numbers[edit]

Hi WOS, I don't know if it has been discussed somewhere, but I would ask you about the possibility of managing multiple phone numbers, whose syntax could be +CC XXXXXXX, +CC XXXXXXX, +CC XXXXXXX or maybe with a different separator value. I think that several business show a land line + a mobile phone. And I've seen (without a specific business reason) several companies with more than a land line. Let me know, --Andyrom75 (talk) 06:59, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Other thing: I can't find where is defined the class phoneinfo, could you help me to locate it? --Andyrom75 (talk) 07:26, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
There has been discussions about multiple phone numbers before (see Template talk:Listing#Phoneextra for one example) but there hasn't been enough support to add it. It could be added, just using the since phone param and splitting it on "comma", "and" or "or". Or the other option as discussed on the template talk page is adding extra phone params, so having phone, phone2 and possibly phone3. You could start a fresh discussion at Wikivoyage_talk:Listings and see if there is any support for adding the functionality. I'm not sure if there is a phoneinfo class. I haven't seen it. -- WOSlinker (talk) 08:24, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
As per your suggestion, I've started a new thread.
In your opinion the class phoneinfo has been inserted by mistake or for future development? --Andyrom75 (talk) 10:27, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
@Andyrom75: I remember now where class phoneinfo is set. It's in Module:LinkPhone for phone numbers that get added to one of the tracking categories. It's there to make it easier to see the phone numbers with issues. You'll need to add the following to your common.css to make them visible. -- WOSlinker (talk) 12:44, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
.phoneinfo
{
    color: red;
    background: yellow;
    display: inline !important;
}
I've seen phoneinfo in the module, that's why of my question. Now, according to your answer, is correct that it hasn't declared anywhere because is a debug class that should be used by debugger-editor, right? --Andyrom75 (talk) 13:10, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, the content is hidden be default unless you use the class as described. So it's just there to help those who want to fix phone number issues. -- WOSlinker (talk) 13:13, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. I'll add it on it:voy as well and I'll inform a user that is debugging those number, to ease his life. --Andyrom75 (talk) 13:18, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi WOS, on it:voy I've changed [A-Za-z%- ]* into [A-Za-zÀ-ÖØ-öø-ÿ%-%.' ]* to catch unicode letters, the period for abbreviations and the apostrophe for certain foreing names. I don't know if it's something that may interest you to be implemented here on en:voy as well. However, do you see any side effects on this syntax or maybe any smarter way to obtain the same result? Let me know, --Andyrom75 (talk) 10:56, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
That would be fine to update. I haven't seen any À-ÖØ-öø-ÿ yet but it would be ok to include them. I have seen a few . and ' though. -- WOSlinker (talk) 12:05, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
An user has found a "č" between brackets, so I'm trying to think a way to avoid to chase time by time this kind of exceptions. What do you think about something like [^0-9]*? This should avoid to confuse the description from the telephone numbers. --Andyrom75 (talk) 14:10, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Seems ok, just make the change in the sandbox and then try it against a few testcases to see if it works as you expect. -- WOSlinker (talk) 14:34, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
I've tested it in preview and it has seemed to be fine, so I've implemented it on it:voy. Do you want me to add it here as well?
To be improved it should differenciate the sequence of only numbers (categorizing them as a wrong format) from the sequence of characters that contains "also" few numbers that should be good. An example could be a restaurant that has two different buildings in the same city so two different phone numbers: +CC 123 456789 (5th avenue), +CC 123 987654 (74th street). But I can't figure out the right regex for this purpose, so I'm incline to accept it as a reasonable restriction. --Andyrom75 (talk) 15:21, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, go ahead & make the change. -- WOSlinker (talk) 15:28, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes Done --Andyrom75 (talk) 16:41, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Multiple emails[edit]

Moved to Wikivoyage talk:Listings#Multiple_Emails since better place to discuss.

Debugging[edit]

FYI on it:voy I've created a two type of classes to speed up the cleaning activities, one dedicated to a specific task and one generic for all the tasks.

In particular:

  1. Dedicated
  2. Generic
    • All of them has debuginfo

In this way, if you are interested only in one or more specific task, you can put in your commons.css just the dedicated class, but if you are interested on cleaning the whole issues on the site, you can add directly debuginfo.

If you like the idea, feel free to implement it on en:voy. --Andyrom75 (talk) 17:19, 3 August 2014 (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)

Status tag sizes[edit]

Hi, I see you have reverted edits on tag sizes. The fact that not all have been changed yet to the new size discussed on the Pub page should not be a reason for reversing the work that has been started. I was thinking of making a single template but not sure if the effort of creating one singe complex template is better then editing all the single ones. --Traveler100 (talk) 07:01, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

It just seemed odd that only 4 out of about 40 had a smaller text size, and it was about 3 weeks ago. Yes, a single master template (similar to ambox) would be good. I could have a look at that if you want. -- WOSlinker (talk) 09:20, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
@Traveler100: I've done an example master template at Template:Classbox WOSlinker (talk) 10:01, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
Am a little but further on with this topic :- template:Stbox see comparison with old and new at User:Traveler100/sandbox-stbox. --Traveler100 (talk) 11:01, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the template updates, does look easier to read. --Traveler100 (talk) 12:29, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Tidy table[edit]

I wonder whats the reason and benefit of tidying up tables? --Saqib (talk) 18:38, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

The only benefit is that the table styling is the same in all articles, rather than being different, which provides a more consistent experience. -- WOSlinker (talk) 19:27, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

An award for you![edit]

Barncompass.png The Wikivoyage Barncompass
Dear User:WOSlinker, I think it is about time we awarded you your well-deserved Barnstar for your tireless work on all the thankless wikignome tasks you undertake everyday. I hope you will never tire of correcting us :) PrinceGloria (talk) 08:47, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. -- WOSlinker (talk) 10:54, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Tel & tollfree in listing[edit]

Hi WOS, considering the work that we have done on the tel parameter on accepting multiple numbers with their description, what do you think about a proposal of merging tel and tollfree, considering that very few listing has a tollfree number?

For example we could merge "| tel=+123 | tollfree=+456" into "| tel=+123, +456 (tollfree)".

This would simply the overall code.


PS

I would keep separated the fax parameter because a hure amount of listing has it, so it worth to keep it separated.

Let me know, --Andyrom75 (talk) 23:23, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

@Andyrom75: Seems ok to do, although I don't really have much of a view either way as to which is best. Also, just wondering if fax is really needed that much these days as well. Could be kept as an option but removed from the examples and skeleton examples, so as to discourage adding it in the first place. -- WOSlinker (talk) 14:42, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
Although I'm not a fax user, a lot of structures published thier fax over webiste, brochure, etc. so I would tend to keep them separated. --Andyrom75 (talk) 22:25, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Amqui?[edit]

I noticed you added a redlink [[Amqui]] to the Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! destination page. There's a "guide"-status article about this place at fr:Amqui, fairly extensive at 38Kb for a small, pop-6000 town on the road from Rimouski to New Brunswick. Would it be worth stealing? K7L (talk) 02:31, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

It was better than linking to user:Amqui. Yes, there's quite a bit on that french page that would be worth adding. -- WOSlinker (talk) 06:00, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

Tidying listings[edit]

You do a magnificent job!

In this case, though, you missed something, understandably: For some reason, User:Prof tpms has taken to putting content in the "directions" tab. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:25, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Lostwithiel[edit]

Do you intend to add the listing to Bodmin? --Traveler100 (talk) 20:34, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

Those listings were a bit sparse, so didn't seem worth adding. I've now found the details for The Globe Inn and The Royal Oak Inn and have added them in Sleep rather than Eat & Drink. -- WOSlinker (talk) 08:34, 17 April 2016 (UTC)
OK thanks. I think it is a good idea to rationalize pages with little detail but do not like loosing listings --Traveler100 (talk) 08:39, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

Category:Articles without Wikipedia links (via Wikidata)[edit]

Interesting list. It is also showing up pages where there are two Wikidata pages for the same topic. e.g. Bethesda (Wales). I have started fixing and d:Wikidata:Requests for deletions. --Traveler100 (talk) 19:43, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

@Traveler100: I've noticed that as well, but I'm just using the "merge with..." option rather than deleting. -- WOSlinker (talk) 21:59, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

I think it is useful, bu does highlight some work to sort out. --Traveler100 (talk) 06:19, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Sort order[edit]

I noticed you sorted Örö as "Oro". Is there some guidelines on how articles should be sorted? Any local person and anyone who knows Swedish would suppose to find Örö after z (the Swedish alphabet ends "xyzåäö"). The Swedish åäö are letters in their own right, not variations like the German umlauts or French accents. --LPfi (talk) 10:22, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

If you thinks it's wrong then you can undo my chnages. I just though that it seemed odd to have all those articles after the Z articles in the categories. I personally would have expected Örö to be in the O section but if it's wrong then you can undo it and I'll leave it alone. -- WOSlinker (talk) 12:34, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
I only know the Swedish (and Finnish, Norwegian etc.) sorting, so will not comment on e.g. Šumadija. And I do not know the practices in English. It seems Wikivoyage is using plain Unicode code point numeric sort (which happens to mostly work for Swedish & al), so DEFAULTSORT keys are needed for all odd names, but what keys to use is an open question – and perhaps some other collation algorithm should be activated. I change the sort for the Swedish and Norwegian names in your last contributions, but otherwise some discussion seems to be needed. --LPfi (talk) 20:58, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

MediaWiki_talk:Common.css#Minor code change[edit]

Please take a look at it. Thanks, --Andyrom75 (talk) 20:32, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! Please check also MediaWiki talk:Mobile.css#.topbanner. --Andyrom75 (talk) 18:21, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

GPX indicator activation[edit]

Sorry for disturbing you, but to complete the activation of the GPX indicator I need to modify mediawiki files as follow (and I personally can't):

Once done I'll patch the Template:Pagebanner. Thanks, --Andyrom75 (talk) 09:42, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

Yes Done -- WOSlinker (talk) 12:18, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
Gosh, sorry... I haven't noticed that Template:Pagebanner is protected, so I need to disturb you again.
Please change the second line from
-->{{PAGEBANNER:{{#switch: {{{1|}}}
to
-->{{GPX indicator}}{{PAGEBANNER:{{#switch: {{{1|}}}
Thanks, --Andyrom75 (talk) 18:11, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
Done, but I've now also protected Template:GPX indicator as it will be high use. -- WOSlinker (talk) 19:18, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! No problem for the protection; the code should be fine. --Andyrom75 (talk) 19:25, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

Removing Address Elements[edit]

I have noted that you have been removing address elements from listings I took the trouble to enter addresses into. I have not yet reverted your edits (as I have no wish to enter an edit war) and the issue of this may easily mean I leave being a contributor to the site. I have started a discussion and given reasons why removal of address elements is a massive mistake on Wikivoyage talk:Listings#Practice of Address Abbreviation/Element Removal/Shortening - And The Shortsightedness of Doing This. I have a fair amount of experience with addressing issues in mapping apps and the grief that can be caused by missing elements (and I'm still helping one of the biggest Calendar app developers sort out the addressing grief caused by this practice that was for a short time used by the platform provider ...).

To spend significant time contributing one has to believe the site is "going somewhere" and that users can really make use of the data you spend your time entering. If I do not believe that is the case then I will spend my time elsewhere (where the effort my effort will not be partially wasted wasted). And removing address elements such that using the address outside WV means all sorts of cutting and pasting and merging page titles into the right part of the address and/or where using the "abbreviated" address in some navigation apps will not cause an error - just may mark and send you to somewhere between 2 and 8 miles away from where you want to go! (the 2 and 8 miles are from a couple of addresses I use to help the app developer sort out the issues they face with the address "abbreviation".

I do not mean to sound rude or short (expressing things you feel strongly about can be hard through text without spending forever reviewing, adjusting, etc. text) but it is something I feel very strongly about from personal experience. PsamatheM (talk) 18:38, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

I'm sorry you feel that my edits may make you leave this site. This was not my intention. I've just been removing the town/city name that matches the article name and also occasionally the county. As mentioned on Wikivoyage:Listings, it states that for addresses: do not include the city (if the same as the page title), the state/province or postal code (except for addresses in the United Kingdom, which should include the post code), which is why I was removing some, just to shorten the listings text. -- WOSlinker (talk) 19:41, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
As you can see form the discussion liked to above I provide an example for France where removal of the postcode makes an address ambiguous and and traveller would stand a 50:50 chance of turning up at the wrong place. As outlined in the discussion, external apps will often want a complete address to work properly (and may just send you to the wrong place without warning with incomplete addresses) even with a postcode. WV needs to consider increasing use of addresses outside of just being ready by eyeball within the site itself and the only way to do that is to provide the address - not the address with elements removed! I've personal experience of the grief caused by address element removal and I'm still working testing beta software where the app developer relied on the OS provider for address handling and the OS provider went through a phase of address element removal (though they removed it after a bit because of the problems it caused) - all very mainstream platforms. The best time to collect complete accurate information is when the contributor initially enters the data. To remove information from a complete entry severely limits utility of the data other that eyeball within the site and WV really should be thinking about wider use than that. Blindly following a bad policy that permanently damages data raises questions for me as to whether my time contributing is "well spent". PsamatheM (talk) 19:50, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Pagebanner[edit]

Hello WOSlinker, you reacted to problems mentioned at Wikivoyage:Travellers' pub#Page banner content. But not only at the English WV, but also on the Dutch WV we have problems. Furthermore I cannot find any discussion about the change. --FredTC (talk) 11:53, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

If you make the same change that I did here, it will hide the problem. I don't know what the actual cause of the problem is. My change is just a fix to hide the problem. -- WOSlinker (talk) 13:21, 15 June 2017 (UTC)