Talk:Hitchability World Map

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I guess we still have to change the colors (from green to red) and add some more shades to it (MrTweek?). I would find it amazing to have then a little graphic on the startpage (even though the data is far from being able to be generalized)... --Alex 10:56, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

better? :) Feel free to propose other color codes --MrTweek 14:27, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
Yes, better. However, I would suggest to use for the medium countries a lighter green (e.g. #99FF66) and for the hard ones a light red (e.g. #FF6666). Do you think it might be possible to create a striped color effect between different colors (e.g. the usa in green-red striped)? Thanks. --Alex 13:17, 6 May 2009 (UTC)


I found Turkey to be one of the best countries for hitchhiking. :) guaka 13:49, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Yes. Feel free to add you experiences on Hitchability. --Alex 13:17, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Me too! I think turkey is one of the best counry to hitch hike, at least in the country side. its impossible to walk because every car stops to pick u up even if you didn't raisse your thumb


I've been thinking for a while now that the hitchability system as it is is no good. How did the hitchability of countries get determined in the first place? I have a different opinion to what the article says quite a lot of times, but I'm not going to go and just change it - and I think a lot of people feel the same. What I'd propose is a system where every user can give a rating on the 1-5 scale and the average will be displayed. I don't think this would be very hard to do technically. Any opinions?--Zenit 22:49, 31 August 2011 (CEST)

Yeah, actually I developed such a thing a while ago, but we never integrated it. You can rate all countries on Hitchwiki:Hitchability and See the results here. Feel free to improve it ;) --MrTweek 09:55, 1 September 2011 (CEST)
Awesome! So why aren't we integrating it into the pages? Any reason? Also I'm thinking it might be nice to discern the colours on the map from each other a bit more visibly - how about using the standard colouring red, orange, yellow, light green, dark green? --Zenit 03:28, 2 September 2011 (CEST) PS: There's quite a few (African) places not in the list I'd like to rate... could you tell me how to set it up for them - or, if it's not very easy to do for a n00b, do it yourself? ;-)--Zenit 03:34, 2 September 2011 (CEST)
Because it's a lot of work ;) I started doing this for some Western European countries, but stopped due to laziness. Also, I am waiting for User:Mikael to make some fancy new icons for this, but I think he forgot ;) Still, we should surely add these to all country articles. --MrTweek 12:11, 2 September 2011 (CEST)
Ah, I don't really think we need new fancy icons... and anyway, once they're ready you could just replace them in the original template without a lot of fuss, no? What we'd need right now, though, I think, would be the labelling from senseless to very good to be added to the visible rating.--Zenit 16:54, 2 September 2011 (CEST)
Alright, I did it. Sure, exchanging the icons will be easy, once someone feels like making them. So, feel free to start replacing them everywhere :)
Be aware, that new countries, or not recognized ones will not work yet (I just noticed Abkhazia and South Sudan). But that's not so important yet and will be fixed automatically, eventually.
Mabye we could also send an e-mail to everyone, so many people will rate. --MrTweek 20:13, 4 September 2011 (CEST)
I like the idea with the e-mail to everyone. Also, I noticed that the labels actually don't always match the colours which is a bit strange, could you fix that? Thirdly, I still think we should change the colours on the world map a bit.--Zenit 23:00, 4 September 2011 (CEST)
For the United States, I think, we might need a different system - the single states tend to be quite different if it comes to hitchability. Just an idea :-) (damn, I wish I knew how to set up all that shit)--Zenit 15:18, 5 September 2011 (CEST)