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Interview with Travelfish on Madness and Beauty

Posted by somtam2000 on 4/10/2009 at 10:45

The very popular Asia-travel blog, Madness & Beauty has just published an interview they did with me last week. It covers some of the background of Travelfish along with a few thoughts on travel in general to the region. You can read the full interview here -- and if you're a keen travel blog reader, Madness & Beauty should be on your shortlist. Cheers! ...

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Related posts on the forum

Posted by somtam2000 on 16/11/2009 at 10:26

Just a quick note that I've just added a new thing to the forum that should help people to find the answer they're looking for -- especially if the question has been asked before. At the end of each discussionyou'll now see a list of up to a dozen related threads -- ie threads that may be on the same topic. Now this is all determined automatically, so there could be some mismatchs, but in general we hope this will help people find the information they're after without needing to ask a new que ...

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Free travel guide.

Posted by BratCats on 21/12/2009 at 11:09

Is this where you request one, if so I would love the Vietnam pac. Cheers Debra ...

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Site a bit kooky

Posted by somtam2000 on 4/7/2010 at 07:42

Thanks to those who emailed or messaging me letting me know the site was behaving strangely. I'd mistakingly let one of the domain names expire! Anyway, I've paid me dues and the site should be back up working properly in the next hour. Apols for any inconvenience! Enjoy your Sunday! ...

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Travelfish redesign

Posted by somtam2000 on 21/6/2010 at 14:24

Hi all, Just a quick note here to dispel rumours I'm spending all my time surfing... The reason I've been on the site rarely of late is because we're in the closing stages of a major redesign of the Travelfish website, so while I have been busy (trying) to learn to surf, we've also been busy beavering away to try and make the whole "Travelfish Thang" a bit more of an enjoyable and useful process for you all (and us!). So I just wanted to highlight a few of the changes that are on th ...

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Our Scrapbook

Posted by EdSue on 23/6/2010 at 00:31

How do we find what we have saved into our scrapbook? ...

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Test post, please ignore

Posted by somtam2000 on 15/5/2010 at 15:21

Test post for editing function, please ignore even if you're in Ko Phi Phi Khorat or even Lamphun. ...

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Private messaging on Travelfish

Posted by somtam2000 on 7/5/2010 at 16:18

Ok, long promised, now (kinda) delivered. To use the private messaging you need to do the following: Login and go to the Member Profile section ans change the following: Set "Messaging" to "enabled" Set "Profile" to "Public" Once you have done this, on the main Member Profile screen you'll see a new link in the left column reading "Click here for Private Messages" Click on that and that will take you to the Private message thingy. At first view it should be largely blank. ### C ...

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Using the forums - problem viewing

Posted by heleni on 3/5/2010 at 00:25

I can't read the posts in the forums or their content. Everything is obscured by advertising and other text on the left hand side. (Air Asia Angkor and general Travelfish headings). It is a mess. How are other people managing??? Even as I type this a box is smacked right on top of the right side. What to do? ...

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Ten predictions for 2010

Posted by somtam2000 on 31/12/2009 at 14:00

We just sent this out to those on the newsletter list, but thought would post here as well. Please feel free to add in your predictions! So comes the start of a new decade (or not, if you're really going to be picky) and with it, ten predictions from Travelfish HQ. 1) Use of travel tech will grow We've hitched the Travelfish.org cart to this particular bandwagon with the launch of our new iPhone app, as we firmly believe that 2010 will see further growth in travellers using their smartpho ...

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New spam issues on the forum

Posted by somtam2000 on 6/1/2010 at 11:08

Because of persistent show spam coming in from chinese show spamming morons, I've added some more spam protection to the forum. Initially some posts may get mis-classified as spam -- if, after posting a real message you get a message saying your post has been flagged for manual review (and you are not a shoe merchant) then we should get it live shortly. Apologies for the inconvenience. ...

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Travelfish for your iPhone

Posted by somtam2000 on 8/10/2009 at 09:38

As some may have noticed, we're currently running a bunch of ads on the site regarding a Travelfish iPhone application. It is still in development, but we're hoping to have the first one ready very very soon. As with our Travelfish Guides, the apps will be specialised to specific destinations, and the first one will be for Siem Reap in Cambodia. Like the rest of the Travelfish site, the apps will be rich in information, including: » Accommodation reviews and member opinions. » Inf ...

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Uploading profile photos

Posted by SBE on 20/7/2009 at 17:25

I was diddling around with my profile controls a few days ago and I *think* I uploaded a picture onto my profile page. The wotsit thingy with the "help" question mark seems to think I did because it doesn't give me the option of uploading another one. My question is...where did the photo go? All I see on my profile page is the usual default image. ...

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Interview with yours truly

Posted by somtam2000 on 2/8/2011 at 18:24

A couple of months back I sat down with the smart cookies at Bangkok Podcast for an interview -- if you'd like to hear about what is involved in running a site like Travelfish, please give the interview a listen -- I've been told it's quite amusing (I've not listened yetas I don't have a fast connection here). My interview aside, there's a bunch of very interesting podcasts well worth a listen, so do check out the Bangkok Podcast site. Cheers! ...

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New site bugs and what not

Posted by somtam2000 on 19/1/2009 at 06:47

Am just starting this new thread for any bug reports on the new site. If you come across anything odd on the site -- missing pages, strange formatting, broken images etc, please let me know with a post in this thread. It's useful if you post the url as well of the page you saw the problem on. Many thanks in advance & apols for any inconvenience. ...

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Travelfish turns seven

Posted by somtam2000 on 12/7/2011 at 08:59

Hi all, Just a quick note to say thanks to you all for the ongoing contributions and greatly helping to make the site what it is today. It's seven years today since we officially launched the site and here's to another seven Cheers & thanks Stuart & Sam ...

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FREE Travelfish Guides!

Posted by somtam2000 on 18/12/2009 at 07:52

Twas the week before Christmas So the silly season is upon us, our first iPhone app is now pending approval in the Apple store, and we thought it was time to celebrate. We're giving away Travelfish Guides -- all day, every day -- from now till midnight X-mas eve. Any Travelfish member can have any one guide they want. All you need to do is post in this thread saying which one you want. Not sure which one you want? They're all listed here That's it! Don't be greedy, just the one ...

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indonesia travel help

Posted by nedlil1 on 27/6/2011 at 09:44

we are traveling to indonesia for approx 3 weeks before going to borneo for 3-4weeks flying into bali from hong kong -how much time in bali and other places-we want to go to flores and take the boat to rinca for the komoto dragons-we will fly from bali and back.we also want to go to lombok-then head west towards jakarta where will get the plane to borneo on the way, we want to stop in yogyakarta and see the borubudur and bromo volcano we also want to visit and stay in ubud and /or lovina-any ot ...

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Changes to site and note regarding PDF guides

Posted by somtam2000 on 23/4/2011 at 15:40

Hi all, Just a quick note to let you know am making a few changes to the site over the Easter weekend to try to mitigate ongoing attacks on the site (if you've noticed there is a correlation between the site going down and me not being particularly active on the messageboard for the last week or so, now you know why!) I'm hoping once these changes are through we'll have fewer problems with the site going down. Casual users shouldn't notice any difference to the site, but if you do have problem ...

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Secret places

Posted by somtam2000 on 23/3/2011 at 17:53

Hey all, As you can imagine both Sam, myself and the researchers see more than our fair share of places to see and stay. Often these places are already well known, but every now and then we find somewhere very special that nobody has ever heard of that we think is just brilliant and we get a lot of satisfaction out of writing these places up and hopefully sending them some of you lot. So, to the point of the this post, if we were to find somewhere like this and list them, then to have them get ...

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