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So people apparently have started adding their published youtube videos to news. I kinda feel like they shouldn't be there — it's quite a different effort to write a book for example, than write a blog article or make a short youtube video. I wouldn't have these on that space. Thoughts? -Mikael (talk) 17:38, 22 March 2016 (CET)

I agree. The question is where to draw the line. A fine and well produced documentary is acceptable I guess. Blog vs. book goes in that direction. --N0id (talk) 18:37, 22 March 2016 (CET)
I agree too. It might be ok, if it's a sophisticated or exceptional film, but this shouldn't be an extensions to people's facebook feed. --MrTweek(talk) 02:10, 23 March 2016 (CET)
Thanks. I'll remove them. -Mikael (talk) 20:45, 9 April 2016 (CEST)

CC license

Refering to these news (1 July, 2009): http://hitchwiki.org/en/index.php?title=Template:News&oldid=34249 Hitchwiki switched its licence to Creative Commons (CC-BY-SA). That basically means, we can now use content from many other wikis (Wikipedia, Wikitravel, Wikivoyage), but also from some other sites, i.e. OpenStreetMap and many images from flickr are CC. No, that's not what it really means. The subject of the license is the regulated (partly restricted) distribution of the information provided by the website the contect of which is under conditions of CC-BY-SA, - and it is not in any way appliable to the information provided on other websites no matter how similar they might be. So, a statement is a little bit misleading. Using the content of other sites (like mentioned above wiki sites) you will still need to attribute these texts/pictures to their authors - mere mentioning (by default) of the CC-BY-SA license is not enough. What good is that CC-BY-SA is now the common license between hitchwiki and the most common sites which are apparently being used a lot by hitchwiki users, and so no additional hassle is needed for pointing out the license if it already "fits" the license of the hitchwiki. BTW, PicasaWeb announced recently its launch of the Creative Commons search option - there aren't many CC pictures tagged "hitch hiking" yet (with availability of commercial use, the important feature of the free license) but it has a good potencial. I will take a liberty to change the news text a bit. --Sigurdas 00:09, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, thanks. I tried to find a way to express it as simple as possible without missing any important details. Looks like it didn't work ;) --MrTweek 08:04, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Number of visitors

Actually, I see an average of 1380 for July, 1235 in June and 1298 in May. --MrTweek 10:12, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Ah, ok! Great, let's change it back :) Piwik is showing a bit less than that. guaka 10:49, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

CS for profit => BW plugging item

I hope everyone is fine with this. I thought it was the right moment to plug BeWelcome :) guaka 21:11, 26 August 2011 (CEST)

Personal stories

Now that we had a few people posting their trips in the news... do we really want that? I mean, it's nice to see the news section so active, it makes the site look more dynamic, but if everyone starts doing that, especially for kind of short and not so exciting trips, it's surely too much. Maybe have a second News Section where everyone can promote his trip or something? Or just remove them completely? --MrTweek 06:39, 1 July 2012 (CEST)

BeWelcome switches to the free and open source OpenStreetMap

It's about choice. Better write BeWelcome forces uses onto OpenStreetMap, because there are a hell of a lot of users who very much prefer Google over OSM, due to the superior facilities offered by it.

I once wrote to the FSF why they don't have an option to force GPL licensed software to always use the last version of the GPL. The answer: "Because that would take away freedom from people who are for whatever reason happy with the current version!" Prino (talk) 09:46, 21 December 2012 (CET)