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Where to get stickers?

I've seen that 5 years ago the idea to make Hitchwiki stickers was proposed but I have seen nothing like it on the website. Wouldn't it be a good idea to make one now that the Hitchwiki logo is quit good ? I think that will be a very good way to spread the word about the hitchwiki, I've met a dozen of hitchhiker on the road this last week I could have give one stickers (with the url on it) to each of them. And we could stick them on hitchhiking spot What do you think ? LowBat (talk) 16:52, 16 August 2015 (CEST)

Actually there are now Hitchwiki stickers. They were distributed in numbers at the 2015 Hitchgathering in France a few weeks ago. --Fverhart (talk) 23:16, 20 August 2015 (CEST)
Alright, I found the file here and mikael propose to ship some of them on his blog. --LowBat (talk) 03:49, 1 September 2015 (CEST)

Feature proposals


Although this has been a long standing issue I am a fan of the old <map ... feature in articles which is not enabled currently. --Traumschule (talk) 05:16, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Sign for a motorway ramp, where is no onramp

Noonrampup.png Noonrampupredsquare.png Noonrampupred2.png A lot of motorways have junctions, where an onramp doesn't exist. I created these signs and ask, which of these is best qualified to understand, that there is no onramp in this direction? --GeorgDerReisende (talk) 18:26, 15 October 2015 (CEST)

The left one. --Fverhart (talk) 19:26, 15 October 2015 (CEST)

History merge?

Is it possible to merge page histories? I just copied and pasted the text from Nova gorica to Nova Gorica to have all the information in one place, but if we could merge the histories that would be much better for proper attribution. -- Irningston (talk) 17:48, 6 September 2015 (CEST)

Testers wanted for Android app

I'm working on a script to convert MediaWiki dumps into an app. There's now an Android app for Hitchwiki. It's really alpha and not very usable yet. Your bug request and feature requests are very welcome. guaka (talk) 21:39, 14 March 2013 (CET)

The link to the app is not working. Not found on that server. Glavkos (talk) 16:40, 26 April 2013 (CEST)
Sorry, I have to fix this issue before I can release another version... guaka (talk) 23:37, 15 May 2013 (CEST)

Declined: Reporting of negative behaviour/people

I was reading some topics on the forum squattheplanet.com and saw that they have some kind of discussion over people that you might meet when traveling around and why is good to avoid them. Some are just because they lie to you or simply because they are annoying but others are there for reasons more serious as stealing all your stuff, violent behavior or even rape. When I saw it the first time, I thought of it as a good idea and something that to my knowledge is not around for other countries (the forum is mainly about US travelers). Im thinking that HW is such a popular website that could host some sort of list of sketchy people and hopefully minimize incidents on fellow travelers that visit this site.

I know its quite a challenge to decide when someone's comments are good enough to be trusted. So that is why I come here and propose this idea, to maybe start talking about a way in which people can start reporting on other people' s behavior (or even places, events, etc) and that this can be transmitted to other travelers.

Sorry, such a list would be totally illegal in Germany (where Hitchwiki is hosted & legally based) as well in other European countries. Dangerous/illegal stuff should anyway be reported to local police. Let's concentrate building better peer review / reference systems on BeWelcome and Trustroots. Feel free also to improve "Awareness" section under Safety. Thanks for suggesting tho! -Mikael (talk) 19:57, 2 March 2015 (CET)

Technical issues

You found a bug?

Table of Contents issues

In articles that have a short lead and an infobox, the Table of Contents messes up the formatting (see Sarajevo, for example). Is there a way to fix this? -- Irningston (talk) 15:38, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

try __TOC__ at some point in the article to move it or __NOTOC__ to hide it.
Awesome, thank you! -- Irningston (talk) 15:46, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

Error when adding places

Hey guys - I'm kinda getting a little frustrated by this now as it appears nobody is doing anything about it. I have attempted to contact hitchwiki several times and not had any response at all - so I'm reaching out on here to see if anyone can help. Everytime I try to add a place it gives me the error message - "could not add place due to error". I've tried this in several browsers. Also when typing in locations into the search box for the map I'm just taken to places in Germany. Please can someone have a look at these bugs? I've been requesting a fix for a long time. Thank you. -- Looking for Stu Dec. 8, 2016

can you please name the exact steps to reproduce it? I have no problems to create a wiki page. where do you see the error message? could it be related to the database server or the captcha?


I can add an external link to an article, and never have to do a CAPTCHA. But then, when I try to edit my user page, I have to do a CAPTCHA. Every time I resubmit the form, it sends me back to the edit page asks me to do the CAPTCHA. So I can't add external links to my user page at the moment. -Keith Feb. 11, 2016

I don't have this problem. Does this still happen? --Traumschule (talk) 19:15, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Fixed: Preferences

Special:Preferences has been broken for a long time. Anyone know how to fix that? -- Irningston (talk) 23:58, 21 August 2015 (CEST)

I've reported this on Github on 3 July, PM'ed Guaka and Mikael, but nobody seems to care. There's another problem with the same result,
"Database error
A database query error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software." Prinoblog, talk 15:43, 22 August 2015 (CEST)
Awesome. Hopefully that'll get fixed at some point, then. Irningston (talk) 23:16, 24 August 2015 (CEST)
This seems to be fixed to me. --Traumschule (talk) 19:15, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Development questions

What is the best place for development related questions/bugs currently? I found GitHub and google group, but they seem to be inactive for at least half a year.--alexy (talk) 17:11, 14 December 2015 (CET)

Here is a good place, or check the tech team. --Traumschule (talk) 19:15, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Linking user contributions to the User/User_talk pages

Would it be possible to create a link from a user's contributions page directly to that user's User and User_talk pages? -- Irningston (talk) 23:58, 21 August 2015 (CEST)

OAuth support plan

I noticed that hitchwiki has OAuth extenison installed which is listed on version page: http://hitchwiki.org/en/Special:Version But it seems has some configuration problems: http://hitchwiki.org/en/Special:OAuthListConsumers Does hitchwiki has any plan on supporting OAuth? --VcamX (talk) 07:29, 4 July 2015 (CEST)

Yes! It's on the list definitely. Do you have some specific reason you'd need it? -Mikael (talk) 20:27, 5 July 2015 (CEST)
Thanks for your reply! I'm currently working as a member of Pywikibot team on making Pywikibot support OAuth. Pywikibot team would be very happy to run OAuth regression tests for Hitchwiki once it has OAuth working. (We could also offer help to set it up) --VcamX (talk) 17:50, 7 August 2015 (CEST)