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==Italian version of hitchwiki?==
Hi Guaka, sorry cant really use hitchwiki talks but ill try my best. It make me feel really ashamed every time I open hitchwiki home page that there are plenty of languages, from chinese to hebrew to polish bulgarian and finnish and there is neither an article in italian. Id like to translate it from english according to my "schedule" havent any, and the fact that im continuosly traveling though without a regular internet connection nor personal device (depending on hosts or internet cafes). Simply i have no idea where to start to create a new language section, if i didnt get it wrong u as [[User:Prino|Prino]] are the main developers of this wiki. so id ask ur help:)
trying to spread hitchin culture also among italians that have no idea about english or cant really understand it.
:Cool. We'll set it up. Actually, usually [[User:MrTweek|MrTweek]] does this. I created a ticket on github so it will happen for sure at some point: [[User:Guaka|guaka]] ([[User talk:Guaka|talk]]) 16:15, 14 July 2013 (CEST)
== When deleting spammers... ==
Don't leave half the contents of the page, please replace it with just "Spam" [[User:Prino|Prino]] 18:20, 16 August 2012 (CEST)
:Sorry, which one did I miss? [[User:Guaka|guaka]] 18:31, 16 August 2012 (CEST)
::Look at the [[Special:Log/delete|deletion log]]. You are the only admin who leaves the system generated contents in the '''Other/additional reason''' box, rather than replacing it with just "Spam". [[User:Prino|Prino]] 21:15, 16 August 2012 (CEST)
:::I didn't know you meant the edit summary. Okay. Will put "spam" there from now on. [[User:Guaka|guaka]] 00:11, 17 August 2012 (CEST)
== et ben c'est parti alors ==
Salut Guaka (c'est pas toi qui est aussi sur Trashwiki? Le monde est définitivement petit...)
:Oui c'est le meme Guaka :)
Puisque tu m'autorises à poser des questions et en français, c'est parti...
Pour traduire les pages déjà créées en anglais vers le français, dois-je demander systématiquement au(x) créateur(s) de la page?
:Tout est sous la license Creative Commons ShareAlike Attribution, donc il n'est pas necessaire de demander permission pour copier, traduire. Juste mentionner que c'est une traduction dans le commentaire suffit largement a mon avis (et en plus, ca pourrait etre pratique de savoir :)
Je suis un peu une quiche finie en termes de mise en page Wiki, j'espère que c'est pas trop grave... et que je crée pas des masses de boulot supplémentaire à des admins déjà débordés...
:Pas de probleme du tout, au contraire ca me fait plaisir d'aider avec la mise en page :) En plus, je pense qu'un peu d'activite sur le Hitchwiki en francais pourrait attirer plus de gens actives la-dessus.
Est-ce que vous avez déjà démarré un boulot de trad dans un ordre précis ou je la fais à ma sauce et comme je le souhaite? euh... voilà, je crois que c'est tout pour une première fois, merci! (et j'ai pas compris cette histoire de sign dont tu m'as parlé...[[User:Klodreamer|Klodreamer]] 01:35, 30 November 2011 (CET).)
:(<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> est automatiquement devenu [[User:Klodreamer|Klodreamer]] 01:35, 30 November 2011 (CET) :)
:Pour traduire, tu peux simplement commencer a le faire, je pense qu'il y avait plein de traductions de l'allemand en francais. Mais je vais simplement regarder les [ dernieres modifications dans la version francaises], et aider ou il y a le besoin. [[User:Guaka|guaka]] 02:19, 30 November 2011 (CET)
Cool, merci super Guaka actifs sur toutes les communautes!!!
== A little question ==
:''moved to [[Talk:Israel]]''
== Image background ==
Hey, do you maybe know how to fix the background of the images of the [[Template:Potn]] so that they appear with the same backgroud color like on the main page? (without white borders). [[User:platschi|platschi]]<small><sup>[ site], [[user talk:platschi|wikitalk]]</sup></small> 21:21, 18 January 2008 (CET)
== Video Plugin ==
You're welcome :-) This wiki has been quite useful to me during my last trip. It's the last I can do ! I took some notes about hitchhiking spots during my trip, but I can't find it right now. I'm quite of a day dreamer, so I make a lot of stupid mistakes (even being used to the mediawiki system). Don't be surprised... [[User:BadWolf|BadWolf]]
:Thanks for giving back! Mistakes are no problem at all on an active wiki like this one, usually someone will jump in and fix things :) [[User:Guaka|guaka]] 09:13, 24 November 2011 (CET)
::Allright then! I did knew about the signature thing. But, of course, I forgot, as usual :P Have a good day ! [[User:BadWolf|BadWolf]] 09:21, 24 November 2011 (CET)
== Deleting spam/spammers ==
When you block a spammer and delete the crap they put up, change the "Content was: ..." to just "Spam", '''don't keep any URLs visible in the change log''' (after all, that's what they want...) [[User:Prino|Prino]] 07:56, 13 December 2011 (CET)
:Would be good if there's an extension for this stuff. I've actually been playing with a semi-automated approach of handling spam on [ cultwiki], we could try that out here. [[User:Guaka|guaka]] 08:20, 13 December 2011 (CET)
== Jerusalem experience ==
Since you have quite some experience with the area, I'd like to draw your attention to my recent [[Talk:Jerusalem |edit]] on the Talk page for Jerusalem. [[User:CRCulver|CRCulver]] 19:00, 1 January 2012 (CET)
== [[Template:Infobox Country]] ==
Can you have a look at this. I've tried adding clickable links to XE for the currency, so that people can check what they will be paying, but the text after the second &amp; seems to disappear. Also, for currency = USD it would be nice to only give EUR and for EUR only USD. [[User:Prino|Prino]] 18:24, 19 May 2012 (CEST)
:Couldn't quickly get this to work. I suspect that the link don't allow variables somehow. Or it could be that upgrading to latest MW might fix this? [[User:Guaka|guaka]] 01:00, 20 May 2012 (CEST)
hey i'm sorry, is this how i uh reply to a message? i am not online too often, a friend showed me this website and i figured i'd make an exception i think it's real cool what yall are doin here , demystifying hitchhiking, i think i have some pretty cool stuff to contribute but man i don't know how to do all this stuff so, if you could tell me whatcha meant in your message, i don't see what you changed
== New extension ==
If you delete spammers, use [ Recent Changes Cleanup] to hide your changes, so that the Change Log stay neat and tidy. [[User:Prino|Prino]] 11:55, 27 August 2012 (CEST)
== Digihitch ==
I inquired a little further and it seems like fruup is basically running the site right now but is more or less just "sitting on it" unable to commit a decent amount of time to it. He offered to get me in touch with Morgan's family to basically take over the reigns to the site. Problem is I lack the technical know how and knowledge of the vision that Morgan's family may have for the site. Please email me back: [email protected]om; I have a lot of ideas and a lot of free time to commit, but no outlet to apply it to.[[User:Thewindandrain|Thewindandrain]] 02:09, 24 September 2012 (CEST)
== Erga photo ==
Why did you put a photo of Erga hitchhiking '''to''' Bucharest on the page for Bucharest? I would think it more appropriate on the page of whatever city she was hitchhiking out of at the time. [[User:CRCulver|CRCulver]] 19:07, 26 September 2012 (CEST)
:True, but I don't remember from where it was :) Added similar pictures to articles like that. Also, it could be a starting point for a Hitching in section ;) [[User:Guaka|guaka]] 22:02, 26 September 2012 (CEST)
== Rendering of SVG flags ==
For some reason the flags of Spain and Portugal no longer render, see, among others, [[Europe]]. Can you have a look? [[User:Prino|Prino]] ([[User talk:Prino|talk]]) 12:39, 14 October 2012 (CEST)
== Edit conflict ==
Have been talking to [[User:‎Strazdas007]] on Skype. Whatever he tries to edit will end, when he saves it with an "Editing conflict". I initially blocked him as his name is pretty spammy, but unbloced him later when he contacted me, and he was able to create his page yesterday, but right now he's completely stuck. Can you have a look at what's going on? He cannot even edit your talk page! [[User:Prino|Prino]] ([[User talk:Prino|talk]]) 21:08, 24 October 2012 (CEST)
== Spam page deletion problem ==
I cannot delete two spam pages, one on the German and one on the Russian wiki. In both cases the error is
A database error has occurred. Did you forget to run maintenance/update.php after upgrading? See:
Query: INSERT INTO `archive` (ar_namespace,ar_title,ar_comment,ar_user,ar_user_text,ar_timestamp,ar_minor_edit,ar_rev_id,ar_parent_id,ar_text_id,ar_text,ar_flags,ar_len,ar_page_id,ar_deleted,ar_sha1) SELECT page_namespace,page_title,rev_comment,rev_user,rev_user_text,rev_timestamp,rev_minor_edit,rev_id,rev_parent_id,rev_text_id,'','',rev_len,page_id,rev_deleted,rev_sha1 FROM `page`,`revision` WHERE page_id = '2044' AND (page_id = rev_page)
Function: WikiPage::doDeleteArticleReal
Error: 1054 Unknown column 'ar_sha1' in 'field list' (
Can you have a look at it.
Also, on both Monobook CSS does not give me the normal "delete" tab at the top of the page. [[User:Prino|Prino]] ([[User talk:Prino|talk]]) 12:58, 7 November 2012 (CET)
== Deleting spam in German wiki impossible ==
Please do something about this, there's yet another spam page on the German wiki. [[User:Prino|Prino]] ([[User talk:Prino|talk]]) 20:18, 22 November 2012 (CET)
:Fixed the database issue and deleted two spam pages. Thanks for your alertness! [[User:Guaka|guaka]] ([[User talk:Guaka|talk]]) 15:08, 23 November 2012 (CET)
::Same issue on the Russian one, and there are two spam pages [ Roth] and [ Kilpatrick217]. You might also want to check the other languages for the same problem... Also, using the monobook CSS, you cannot delete anything (de and ru, and possibly others) - I'm sorry to say, but I personally loathe the new "Hitchwiki" css... [[User:Prino|Prino]] ([[User talk:Prino|talk]]) 16:46, 23 November 2012 (CET)
== Floods of spammers ==
If you look at the [ Polish recent changes] for 2012-12-24, you will see that there were 12 bogus registrations in just 7 minutes. Can we please do something about this. There must be a way to link them to specific IP addresses, and although it may hit innocent bystandes, maybe we should start blocking more than just the single IP address, and directly go for 255, i.e. aaa.bbb.ccc.*
I might also be useful to remove the ability to register on any of the non-English wiki's - just put up a note that "due to whatever...." people must register on the English one, but can then login on any of the others as well.
Finally, why can't we make registration a manual process: people register, provide an email address, and one of the Admins can activate the account. Clicking on something to activate them would take far less time than blocking them and then going via the Special Pages to the Recent Changes Cleanup to hide two entries in the change log...
[[User:Prino|Prino]] ([[User talk:Prino|talk]]) 00:43, 25 November 2012 (CET)
:Sorry about Gn0m on the German wiki - stupid username anyway...
:As for blocking spammers, these RegExp's should stop quite a few:
:* <nowiki>[A-Z][a-z]*[A-Z][a-z]{2}</nowiki>,
:* <nowiki>[A-Z][a-z]*[A-F][0-9]</nowiki>, and
:* <nowiki>[A-Za-z]*[0-9]{4}</nowiki>
:They should not give any error message, but just silently ignore the registration. Anything with more than two 'x'es should also be ignored. [[User:Prino|Prino]] ([[User talk:Prino|talk]]) 18:31, 28 November 2012 (CET)
:: Wtf? Again, can you please stop banning users as long as they don't make any problems? I don't care who many dead spamming accounts we have. As long as they don't spam, they don't do any harm at all. Then again, every other week a genuine user is blocked which DOES cause harm. And insulting our users in public for no reason (''stupid username anyway...''') is not exactly a behaviour I want to see here. --[[User:MrTweek|MrTweek]]<sup>([[User_talk:MrTweek|talk]])</sup> 23:14, 28 November 2012 (CET)
== CSS: Hitchwiki vs Monobook differences (Bug!) ==
If you go to my [[User:Prino/log/summary|summary table]] page, you will see that it contains three tables. Using the Monobook CSS they all behave as expected, i.e. they can be sorted without any problems. Now switch to the new (and IMHO ever so annoying "New and now washes even whiter") Hitchwiki CSS, and suddenly the tables are no longer sortable, and the nice little sort arrows do not even appear on the country and month tables anymore.
Can someone skilled in the art figure out what's going on? Thanks, [[User:Prino|Prino]] ([[User talk:Prino|talk]]) 21:38, 26 December 2012 (CET)
:I guess some JavaScript is not included with the Hitchwiki theme. I just asked Mikael if he has any idea. If he doesn't I can take a better look at this. [[User:Guaka|guaka]] ([[User talk:Guaka|talk]]) 23:46, 26 December 2012 (CET)
:: Yup sounds like some JS missing. I'll look into it! Prino, lucky we can all choose our favourite templates. ;-) Thanks for noticing it. -[[User:Mikael|Mikael]] ([[User talk:Mikael|talk]]) 23:49, 26 December 2012 (CET)
== Unacceptable usernames ==
"Edwardgrahamlii" was one of a series of accounts created by a spambot, and all the names were derived from the same algorithm. That's why I deleted it (someone, maybe Prino, had deleted earlier ones before me). [[User:CRCulver|CRCulver]] ([[User talk:CRCulver|talk]]) 19:49, 18 April 2013 (CEST)
== On the undesirability of first-person writing ==
Could you please participate [[User_talk:Irningston|here]]? [[User:CRCulver|CRCulver]] ([[User talk:CRCulver|talk]]) 02:13, 10 May 2013 (CEST)
== Discussion forums ==
Though Stew Green and I had a disagreement about adding accomodation on Hitchwiki, I didn't participate in the community discussion because it was on [!forum/hitchwiki Google Groups], and I would prefer not to log in to Google-owed sites. Why are editors still using a Google Groups forum to talk when Hitchwiki has its [ own forum]? [[User:CRCulver|CRCulver]] ([[User talk:CRCulver|talk]]) 02:28, 10 May 2013 (CEST)
:You're very right. I'll keep this in mind and do a [ repost] :) [[User:Guaka|guaka]] ([[User talk:Guaka|talk]]) 11:54, 10 May 2013 (CEST)
::There has been some login issues to our own forums for some users — so it's still kinda in "testing" phase (yea, for 2 years...), but seems like things are getting more stable and we could really start using it in this way. [[User:Mikael|Mikael]] ([[User talk:Mikael|talk]]) 12:22, 17 May 2013 (CEST)
== Login problems ==
Since a couple of weeks I can no longer log in to any of the other language wiki's, they come back that my password is incorrect, can you have a look at what's going on. I just want to hide all the names of the spammers from the Recent Changes pages, so that only relevant things are visible, something I've been doing on the English one for quite some time now. [[User:Prino|Prino]] ([[User talk:Prino|talk]]) 09:30, 17 May 2013 (CEST)
:We also found this bug some time ago. Could you test can you login to newly created [[:lt:|Lithuanian wiki]]? [[User:Mikael|Mikael]] ([[User talk:Mikael|talk]]) 12:19, 17 May 2013 (CEST)
::I can get into the Lithuanian one without problems, but I tried another one ([[:pl:|Polish]]) and there I still cannot get in, even if I actually re-enter the correct password. :( [[User:Prino|Prino]] ([[User talk:Prino|talk]]) 20:55, 17 May 2013 (CEST)
:::When is this problem finally going to be solved, I still cannot get into most other wikis with my '''en''' password. [[User:Prino|Prino]] ([[User talk:Prino|talk]]) 21:50, 22 June 2013 (CEST)
== All CSS is gone ==
The title says it all, the usability in this state is abysmal... [[User:Prino|Prino]] ([[User talk:Prino|talk]]) 18:48, 30 July 2013 (CEST)
:Looks fine for me now, also when not logged in. Checking on IRC now. [[User:Guaka|guaka]] ([[User talk:Guaka|talk]]) 19:34, 30 July 2013 (CEST)
::Only the Hitchwiki skin works, all the other ones are totally screwed up. And the hitchwiki skin doesn't have the nice sortable tables, something broken ever since it was introduced. Additional note, I've tried this also with Internet Exploiter and the results are the same, crap. FWIW, the preferences page in the hitchwiki skin used to be tabbed, it's no longer. Something has been screwed up big time... [[User:Prino|Prino]] ([[User talk:Prino|talk]]) 21:30, 30 July 2013 (CEST)
== more trouble ==
I can access the article of [[Dresden]], but from there I cannot follow to the article [[A13 (Germany)]], I get there a message
''403 Forbidden''
''You don't have permission to access /en/index.php on this server.''
''Apache/2.2.22 (Debian) Server at Port 80''
--[[User:GeorgDerReisende|GeorgDerReisende]] ([[User talk:GeorgDerReisende|talk]]) 10:57, 2 August 2013 (CEST)
:Ok... [[User:Guaka|guaka]] ([[User talk:Guaka|talk]]) 11:14, 2 August 2013 (CEST)
: I fixed this. --[[User:MrTweek|MrTweek]]<sup>([[User_talk:MrTweek|talk]])</sup> 13:37, 2 August 2013 (CEST)
== Hitchwiki on the N900 ==
i just found the Aard Dictionary and would like to install the offline hitchwiki on a spare Nokia n900 to take to the road. Is dict-hitchwiki.tar.bz2 still available somewhere?
It also appears the gdfl dump files are offline. Will they be available again, and would these also work on Maemo5.
Thanks for putting up this great resource.
cheers, spaak
:Running `find .|grep dict-hitchwiki` through backups (too many files for `updatedb` :) [[User:Guaka|guaka]] ([[User talk:Guaka|talk]]) 15:52, 3 September 2013 (CEST)
::Sorry, the file didn't show up. Isn't it possible to create it with current XML dumps? [[User:Guaka|guaka]] ([[User talk:Guaka|talk]]) 17:34, 3 September 2013 (CEST)
:::[[User:Spaak|Spaak]] ([[User talk:Spaak|talk]]) 05:04, 4 September 2013 (CEST) Thanks and sorry, complete noob here. Would the xml files be stored here ? The page is empty and/or under construction. It would be cool to load the places of the hitchwiki map in either Marble, Monav or any osm-compatible navigation software for offline use. To be clear, I mean the places, rather than the general hh info. Can this be done?
:::: I just repaired the dumps: [[Hitchwiki:Dumps|See here]]. The GFDL ones won't work. We probably lost them. --[[User:MrTweek|MrTweek]]<sup>([[User_talk:MrTweek|talk]])</sup> 07:56, 4 September 2013 (CEST)
::::: /dumps was still showing "forbidden". Fixed now :) [[User:Guaka|guaka]] ([[User talk:Guaka|talk]]) 11:07, 4 September 2013 (CEST)
::::: [[User:Spaak|Spaak]] ([[User talk:Spaak|talk]]) 17:13, 4 September 2013 (CEST) Nice! If i were to run the hitchwiki-current-en in Marble, it seems the xml file must be converted to a .pak file first, or? After checking here* i did some research on how to do this, but no luck. Any pointers appreciated. Thanks again. (*OT: simple sum does not appear, even with all blockers off)
:::::: Not sure about this. Could be good to turn this discussion into a section of [[project:offline]] :) - BTW, another approach would be turning the dump into the dict format and use the dict commandline client. [[User:Guaka|guaka]] ([[User talk:Guaka|talk]]) 10:10, 5 September 2013 (CEST)
:::::::[[User:Spaak|Spaak]] ([[User talk:Spaak|talk]]) Ok. Working on it.
::::::::[[User:Spaak|Spaak]] ([[User talk:Spaak|talk]] Marble reads Hitchwiki's kml files. I've put up a how-to at [[High-tech_hitchhiking#Internet_tablets]].
== Access to blog ==
Seems I cannot log in to my blog any more, is there a reason for this? [[User:Prino|Prino]]<small><sup>[ blog], [[User talk:Prino|talk]]</sup></small> 23:12, 20 May 2014 (CEST)
== Github access for Christopher Culver ==
Can you give him access to it? And send him an email once he's got access? [[User:Prino|Prino]]<small><sup>[ blog], [[User talk:Prino|talk]]</sup></small> 18:05, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
== Reverts ==
I almost never revert people's additions the first time they write in first person or unnecessarily sign their names. I just give them a friendly warning that this isn't how we do things on Hitchwiki. However, this particular editor has ignored two prior requests to avoid mentioning himself, and I think the best policy would be reverting his edits until he realizes that something is wrong. In any event, we need some kind of exhortation in the article edit page to avoid writing in first person. I spend all of my time on Hitchwiki now asking people not to write in first person, I don't have any time left to actually edit articles (a ''lot'' of articles now are in need of a major cleanup). [[User:CRCulver|CRCulver]] ([[User talk:CRCulver|talk]]) 16:37, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
== new bug ==
I cannot make any edits to the German part of hitchwiki, I always get the message: ''Es ist ein Datenbankabfragefehler aufgetreten. Dies könnte auf einen Fehler in der Software hindeuten.'' --[[User:GeorgDerReisende|GeorgDerReisende]] ([[User talk:GeorgDerReisende|talk]]) 14:19, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
:Oops. I added an issue here: [[User:Guaka|guaka]] ([[User talk:Guaka|talk]]) 18:33, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
== Spam ==
Hey, Guaka! Thanks for making that change yesterday to unlock the database! I'm glad to be editing again; however, I've been dealing with a constant barrage of spam since then. Was there some sort of anti-spam setting that might have gotten changed? I noticed that IP editors can edit again, and create new pages, which I know wasn't the case before. Or are there any tools to more easily deal with spam? Cheers, [[User:Irningston|Irningston]] ([[User talk:Irningston|talk]]) 21:50, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
How many good people?
The only fucking thing you seem to be able to do is to remove the capability of people who care. When was the last time you actually made a meaningful contribution to this wiki? Now I even have to enter fucking captcha's...
:Prino, it's all gonna be good at some point. [[User:Guaka|guaka]] ([[User talk:Guaka|talk]]) 21:59, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

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