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hey thanks for all your contributions to the trains article. it's difficult to understand, but i have used it in a few countries and it has always been useful. i really like the reference to train hopping as "dancing." -hobo0101

Welcome to Hitchwiki! Thanks for your additions on Trains, but please don't write in first-person on Hitchwiki. On a community-edited site like a wiki, it is not clear who "I" or "me" is. So, instead of "I do not recommend...", for example, you should write instead "it is not recommended to...". CRCulver (talk) 22:13, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Again, thanks for your addition to Trains, but please do a spellcheck before saving your edits and try to ensure correct grammar. There are very many mistakes, and the content must be completely rewritten.



IF YOU DO NOT, I WILL REVERT EVERY NEW CONTRIBUTION!!! Prinoblog, talk 13:41, 20 April 2016 (CEST)

Thank you, now was that so hard? Prinoblog, talk 21:42, 21 April 2016 (CEST)

Dear Prino

I know that my spelling and language, sentences creating is not so good, but it is wrong too in my mother tongue. I have dislectic advantages and concentration disorder after something bad. I want to help but writing practice have been always bad. However I want to share my How-Know.

Some browsers have good spelling tools (for example this TOR browser). But classic Firefox in local Win XP has not so powerful spelling tool.

Last article was quite huge edit and it have taken many hours. And I was quite tired in late night and I planed to reediting this article about Sweden next 1-2 day. I can not work any time, because this activity can disturb colleagues and this topic is not allowed in average society, and it is possible to be persecuted for this.

And I have not always internet access. So I never know when I how long I will be on internet, it depends on place where I am. Sometimes I have to break and continue next time. But I still should make some minor edits. I have written about all countries, where I have been dancing.

The connection to hitchwiki is not encrypted https but normal http. It means that it can be captured on network - all connection to hitchwiki (exact URL, user nick, PASSWORD, edited text, cookies). But if you use https, only main domain and transfer size is visible. And if I use TOR browser, it is even better, because nothing can be captured, transfer is encrypted. But TOR is blocked because of spam. I understood that many users abuse the TOR network, but not me. It was possible to use TOR after sign in by my user name. And of course - passwords storage should be as hash, not as plain text.

I have fairy good password here, it can not be broken by brute force. But a lot of time (almost every week) my password do not work and I have to reset password. However I can use old password after reset. I do not know why. My computer knowledge are better than writing knowledge.

Best Peter

Hey Prino, that was not very polite from you. This is not how we should communicate here at Hitchwiki. -Mikael (talk) 08:35, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Trains in Germany

Just letting you know that I cleaned up parts of the information about blackriding trains in Germany, a lot of which was written by you. Part of it was outdated, and some was wrong or too generic. I can guarantee you that some train inspectors are very willing to call the police if they catch someone without ticket and without id. Also, while you can in theory go to prison for blackriding, this is highly unlikely and under normal circumstances not possible just because you got caught twice.

Also, please keep in mind, that it is illegal to encourage people to do something illegal - and that includes blackriding. Be careful what and how you write please, as this might get me and you in trouble.

Let me know if you want to discuss this further. --MrTweek(talk) 02:02, 26 July 2016 (CEST)

Train schedules

Hey! I noticed you [ added train schedules] to Train article. I don't think it servers a purpose to add so detailed information there — it keeps changing all the time anyway and e.g. for Finland people can just use [] to check timetables and routes. Let's keep the article more generic shall we? :-) -Mikael (talk) 08:35, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Hey ! I added train schedules, because it is quite difficult to find stops during journey. There is Finish page , where is possible to find train connection. You can switch to English too. But there is quite a lot of Javascript (it takes lot of CPU and it can be difficult for weak PCs or TOR users). I tried to find stops during journey at (or in Sweden or in Norway), but without success.

There is another page, where you can find all train connections include stops. It is Czech web for searching connections is Czech-Slovakia (all city transport, buses, trains, planes). But there is trains connection for whole Europe. But there is no English. (Odkud = from, Kam = to, Datum a cas = date and time - two edit fields, Pouze přímá spojení = without train change during journey, Pouze vlaky bez povinné rezervace = only trains without seat reservation obligatory). This application usually marks most of regional trains like REG, some commuter trains are missing (commuter trains by Stockholm, P train in Helsinki), and it marks all IC, EC or fast trains with seat reservation obligatory. Regional trains are blue there and long journey or fast dance floors are green, night international dance floors are red. Sometimes - one trains is barked like two another trains (R train Helsinki-Tampere, trains between Oslo and Goteborg), and some trains has two symbols (train between Helsinki and St. Peterburg is red INT or Green AE ). Most important for this Czech database is that you can find stops during journey. Unfortunately - you can not find in this Czech application, which stations has waiting room, or when waiting room is closed.

The schedule of trains and their stops is in Finland (or Norway) quite stable, changes are quite rare and trains go with same time. The number of trains and schedule during years should be stable too.

But in Sweden is situation with schedule terrible. It is every day of week another time of week for departures from stops and number of trains are changing too. And it changes during year too. There are many train companies in Sweden and there is lot of differences in marking at too.

It is true, that this article is quite huge, about trains in Finland. I tried to make train schedules - description of journey and stops during journey with mall font, for example font size 8, but I do not know how to do. Better solution ever can be the collapse button - the list of trains and stops is packed to one row until you click for unpacking. Or some solution is split to more articles - some articles just like list of stops.

I have list of trains and stops too in text files, it can be like download link ad file too.

I have pre-written article in LibreOffice document. But when I past here, the formatting of text disappear. And formatting of bigger text here is difficult. It takes lot of CPU and sometimes page freeze.

But yes, there should be some way, how to make not to big article. Collapsing the list of trains and their stops. The article about roads and hitchiking in north Lapland is quite big too. It should be more generic. Just about biggest roads (To Inari, Ustjoki E75 and E8 to Kolari, Klippjarvi, Kiruna and Narvik-Tromso-Nordkapp). There are no trains and only bus lines. has in database only pretty few buses outside Czech-Slovakia , most of buses are not there.

But it should be here too, the description, how to get to Finland and the waning Death by exam. Finland has super-cold winters and lack of waiting rooms in stations.

AND SPAM FILTER IS TERRIBLE - I tried many times paste comment and I many times solved difficult CAPTCHA, but without success. It maks as spam all edits with .h.t.t.p. chain (internet URL begin), so I have to remove your active link too, because of spam filter.

Lapland under Europe

Hey, please don't keep adding Lapland article to Europe. We're sticking to this list of autonomous areas. Thanks! - Mikael (talk) 21:29, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

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