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Hello Robert, welcome to this Wiki! --[[User:Fverhart|Fverhart]] 14:03, 17 July 2007 (CEST)
I just showed your Guinness record to the crowd here and we love it! guaka 23:55, 2 October 2008 (CEST)
hehe, would be interesting if this record is still actual!:)--[[Special:Contributions/|]] 21:00, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
It was the only time that Guinness included a 24-hour hitch-hiking record. The current non-Guinness record is held by  Pavel Trcala with 2,777 km, from Miami to Chicago on 1998-11-28/9, see the records page of the [http://www.autostop.lt/records.html Vilniaus Autostopo Klubas] for the details. [[User:Prino|Prino]] 14:05, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
=== World Records ===
As you are the only one I know who owns a world record realted to hitchhiking you might be interested to join the discussion I started: http://hitchwiki.org/en/Talk:Hitchhiking_World_Records
--[[User:Quarim|Quarim]] 07:33, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
* thank you prino, it is a good start. how has guiness book verfied thoose records? how do you proved your record to them? --[[Special:Contributions/|]] 09:42, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
== Keeping statistics ==
Hey, Prino,<br>I enquired about your impressive project on its talk page. Mind having a look? :-) <br>Cheers and safe roads--[[User:Zenit|Zenit]] 19:06, 24 September 2010 (CEST)
Hi, thanks you for you're work and for correcting what I write, I very much appreciated it ‎--[[User:Xo|xo]] 15:17, 4 October 2010 (CEST)
<a href="http://s07.flagcounter.com/more/FKn6"><img
alt="Free counters!" border="0"></a>
[http://s07.flagcounter.com/count/FKn6/bg=FFFFFF/txt=000000/border=CCCCCC/columns=8/maxflags=64/viewers=0/labels=1/pageviews=1/ ]
==Italian version of hitchwiki?==
Hi Robert, 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:Guaka|guaka]] are the main developers of this wiki (or at least the only ppl who wrote me when i started to contribute it as new user). so id ask ur help:)
trying to spread hitchin culture also among italians that have no idea about english or cant really understand it.
== Cosmetical changes on multiple pages ==
Hey Prino. If you want to change the same strings on all pages on the wiki (like ''Hitching Out'' -> ''Hitchhiking out''), just let me know. I can let the bot handle that. --[[User:MrTweek|MrTweek]] 14:42, 5 April 2011 (CEST)
: I already changed the template, it would be nice if all "Hitching Out" etc strings could be changed in "Hitching out" etc, I've been doing it, CRCulver has also been doing it, this "Multiple Caps Heading" thing is just silly! Ditto for my other pet annoyances, gas/petrol and highway/motorway. -- [[User:Prino|Prino]] 17:16, 5 April 2011 (CEST)
Thanks for the cleanup.  Let's try to open up for anons again this week, maybe there's something else we can try.  Let's brainstorm on [[Hitchwiki:Spam]]. [[User:Guaka|guaka]] 13:26, 1 May 2011 (CEST)
:As for the cleanup, I hope I've not made any mistakes, the fuckwits made multiple edits and [[Special:RecentChanges]] only shows the last 50 by default.
:And about looking after things, I'm currently locked up at Pfizer in Brussels, and sit behind a PC from about ~7:30 to ~23:30. I can keep an eye on things for the next 15 or so days, but I have plenty of other things to do... I have mixed feelings about opening it up for anons, if someone is really interested in hitchhiking, creating an account is very simple. [[User:Prino|Prino]] 13:51, 1 May 2011 (CEST)
== Gas/petrol ==
As most Central Americans learn US English, they tend to say "gas" instead of "petrol". A European hitchhiker in the area will have to get used to that. Therefore, I don't think it's worthwhile to change "gas" to "petrol" on articles about Central America. [[User:CRCulver|CRCulver]] 23:39, 9 July 2011 (CEST)
== links to motorways in your logs ==
Hallo Prino. Please, if you write in your logs links to motorways, then write them in the form 'M1 (GB)' and not only 'M1' or 'A1 (Germany)' instead of 'A1'. --[[User:GeorgDerReisende|GeorgDerReisende]] 23:06, 5 October 2011 (CEST)
:Could do, and will keep it in mind as a future enhancement, but don't hold your breath. [[User:Prino|Prino]] 21:43, 6 October 2011 (CEST)
== Question about average speed in Germany ==
Hi Prino, first of all respect for your endurance on keeping logs! I was thinking about adding general average speeds for hitchhiking in Germany. Thus I wonder if your average speed of 114 km/h in Germany is just time in the cars, time on the road including waiting or door-to-door time. If it's the first one, do you have statistics about the latter two? Best regards --[[User:Kriechstrom|Kriechstrom]] 15:57, 1 February 2012 (CET)
:It's pure driving speed, excluding all stops (toilets, meals, etc) and even traffic jams (when the traffic comes to a complete standstill for more than 5 minutes). If you want more details, please check out the input file for my programs on Yahoo! (link on my page). I have no plans to add statistics for time-on-the-road or door-to-door. Anyway, time-on-the-road is sort-of available in the "lift.h-h" output file. My ballpark distance-per-day figure for hitching in Germany is somewhere around 800 km. [[User:Prino|Prino]] 16:03, 1 February 2012 (CET)
:: Sitting in a hostel in Hong Kong with only a small netbook I am not motivated to play with your statistics program at the moment, but I still feel like messing around with numbers :)
:: I know that statistic-wise, this is complete bullshit, but if I combine your numbers with [[User:Fverhart|Franks]], who has exactly the numbers that are missing in your log, I estimate that you had probably around 679 lifts in Germany and spent 353.08 hours in waiting in Germany :)
:: This comes to an average speed (driving + waiting) of 84.1 km/h -[[User:MrTweek|MrTweek]] 16:59, 1 February 2012 (CET)
:::524 rides that started in Germany, and 176 that were partially in Germany. 535 waits in Germany, total waiting time in Germany 523:35. [[User:Prino|Prino]] 17:26, 1 February 2012 (CET)
:::: Nice. That makes 74.6 km/h then. --[[User:MrTweek|MrTweek]] 17:57, 1 February 2012 (CET)
::::: Hi, thanks for the informations to you two. I'll try to figure something out for the Germany article. Best regards --[[User:Kriechstrom|Kriechstrom]] 19:43, 6 February 2012 (CET)
==Events modification==
Hi man! I cleaned that comments request away from events on frontpage. See [[Template_talk:Events|discussion]]. -[[User:Mikael|Mikael]] ([[User talk:Mikael|talk]]) 20:21, 11 November 2012 (CET)
== Multilingual recentchanges ==
http://hitchwikichanges.meteor.com/ might be useful for fighting spam across languages :) [[User:Guaka|guaka]] ([[User talk:Guaka|talk]]) 23:54, 15 May 2013 (CEST)
=== Rinvolucri ===
Thanks for your help and improvements. When I started editing, I tried the blockquote to, but I must have done something wrong, because it didn't work for me. That's when I came up with the ':' workaround ;-) --[[User:N0id|N0id]] ([[User talk:N0id|talk]]) 20:42, 1 December 2013 (CET)
:I had downloaded the lot from Bernd's site in 1999, and only managed to find my copy after you started putting it on hitchwiki. I had done the &lt;ul&gt; to &lt;blockquote&gt; conversion myself, but most of the rest of the clean-up was done using the W3C validator. I also fond a few more typo's (I actually have two nearly new paper copies of the book!) and changed some of Bernd's changes, most notably his use of '&nbsp;--&nbsp;' to &amp;mdash;, as per the printed version. There are still issues, most notably some text needs to be smaller, and it would be nice to have forward/index/next options in each chapter. I've also changed some of the typographical conventions, ALL-UPPERCASE titles are not-done.
:FWIW, I also have permission from Sylvain Viard to put his thesis (see my page) on hitchwiki, the multimania.fr site is gone. It is big (250K), and changing the internal links into Wikimedia format will be a huge pita. [[User:Prino|Prino]]<small><sup>[http://hitchwiki.org/prino/ blog], [[User talk:Prino|talk]]</sup></small> 21:03, 1 December 2013 (CET)
=== Jags ===
This isn't related to the wiki, but still want to share with you Prino - why not here? Got two consecutive rides in Jaguars yesterday, while hitchhiking Vlijmen-Roermond! Never had any ride in Jags in my life as far as I am aware or as far as my ride registry tells, and then you get two in a row. Figuring out how I did that! Because when I find out, I'll be hitching Jags all the time! So now it's Porsche 2 vs Jag 2 vs Cadillac 1 vs Lomax 1
First Jaguar: from A2 service station 't Haasje (Maarheeze) to A2 exit Kelpen-Oler - 18 km
Second Jaguar: from N280 near A2 exit Kelpen-Oler to N280 Roermond - 14 km
--[[User:Fverhart|Fverhart]] ([[User talk:Fverhart|talk]]) 10:20, 2 December 2013 (CET)

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