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New site, bugs etc Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 17/10/2010 at 22:25

First up, my apologies that what was supposed to be a two hour Saturday-morning interruption to your coffee slurping turned into a two day delay-plagued upgrade. So this is the new Travelfish and let this become the bug thread! Let's start with the "things Stuart still has to do" a) The background pattern doesn't line up properly Yes I know, and quite obviously you should cancel your trip right now. Next week. b) You can subscribe to forum discussions, but they don't show in the Me ...

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About Travelfish premium

Posted by somtam2000 on 24/11/2016 at 21:37

Hi all, We're five days into launching Travelfish Premium, the new subscription-based membership to Travelfish. Before anything else, thank you. People have jumped at the chance to upgrade. So once again, thank you. A few questions have come in by email, especially by newer members, asking for more guidance on how to get the most value out of their A$35, hence this post. I'm going to cover a bit of ground here with a bunch of screenshots to help explain what is going on. Should you have furth ...

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Travelfish premium membership

Posted by somtam2000 on 15/11/2016 at 00:31

Hi all, Just a quick note to let you all know we've just added a level of paid annual membership to Travelfish. Here's some information about it. If you have any questions, please feel free to post below and I'll answer as best I can. What is it? Anyone who is a basic Travelfish member (required to post on the forum) is able to upgrade to premium membership. This costs A$35 (roughly US$26.50) for a year. What do premium members get? *) Access to all 150+ travel guides in PDF format. These are ...

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Duplicate accounts

Posted by somtam2000 on 9/11/2016 at 23:50

Hey everyone, Just a bit of house-keeping. In the old site it was possible for people to start multiple accounts with the single email address. This was a loophole of sorts, which was closed in the redesign at the end of last year. Because of some upcoming changes to the site, we needed to disable these duplicate accounts. In 99.9% of cases the duplicates were related to spammers, but in some cases members have had multiple accounts under the same address. These duplicates are now being disab ...

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Private messaging back on

Posted by somtam2000 on 5/10/2016 at 03:56

Hi all, Sorry this took so long - been laid up for the last week with what we thought was my third bout of dengue, but turned out to be some other viral disaster. Anyways, private messaging is now active again. To contact anyone via it, the recipient need to have it activated (they can turn it on and off in the member profile area) and then there is a small envelope displayed at the end of the forum posts - as is below my post here. You click on the envelope and then can send the message. You ...

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A quick note to travel agents

Posted by somtam2000 on 11/3/2016 at 15:15

Every now and then we get a bunch of travel agents (mostly based in Vietnam, but Indian and the Philippines also problematic) posting on Travelfish. Now appears to be one of those times. We consider these to be spam and they are not welcome on the site. Here's a simple question to ask yourself while deciding if you should post on Travelfish: Are you a travel agent or posting on behalf of a travel agent? If the answer is yes, then don't post. See that was simple. In anticipation of ifs, but ...

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Using the Private Messaging Feature

Posted by exacto on 5/8/2016 at 22:49

For somtam, DLuek, or anyone else who can help: I can't figure out how to use the private messaging feature. I used to know how to do this. I know I used to know how to do this, because my profile includes a list of people I've written via PM, including you both. I can send to folks on this list, but can't find how to send to others. For the record, I am logged in, my PM is set to enabled, and my profile is public. What am I missing? Thanks for the help. Cheers. ...

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Edit button

Posted by SBE on 11/5/2016 at 05:17

Where's the edit button nowadays dear Somtam? Says you can edit posts for up to 30 mins after posting but doesn't elaborate how exactly. All I can see is a red spam reporting link. ...

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Switching Travelfish to https

Posted by somtam2000 on 18/5/2016 at 07:52

Hi all, Just a quick note to let you know that we're switching the site over to https (SSL) this weekend. **Hopefully** the change will go smoothly and there will be a minimum to service interruption - ideally none. We're doing this for a number of reasons, but one of the most pressing reasons is that in Indonesia many telecom providers like Telkomsel hijack websites which are not using a https connection and insert their own idiotic ads onto the site. In our case, Telkomsel's crappy parasiti ...

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Using website

Posted by kelliepnz on 12/4/2016 at 15:26

Hi I love travelfish, I mainly use it on my cellphone. I'm having trouble finding my scrapbook etc? Any suggestions? ...

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Spam reporting & post editing

Posted by Captain_Bob on 23/3/2016 at 08:37

Been wondering a couple things since the latest upgrade. There used to be a button to report spam, etc. Now it's gone so I just report it on a reply post. Is that the best way and/or will there be a Spam/report button/flag any time soon? Previously could edit posts for a limited time, but now that's gone and I miss it. Any chance that will be coming back? On "that other travel forum" members can edit their post anytime until someone else adds to the thread, which works quite well. Chee ...

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How is accommodation sorted throughout Travelfish?

Posted by maristia on 8/3/2016 at 15:56

Well, I have this doubt that I can't figure out and I haven't found the answer posted anywhere. I don't know how accommodation is sorted in Travelsifh. I love the site, but somehow I don't get the idea when it comes to finding accommodation. The fact that I'm looking a room in Bangkok doesn't help either ) Can anybody help me here? Thanks! ...

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Travelfish new site, almost there

Posted by somtam2000 on 6/12/2015 at 07:42

Hi everyone, Welcome to the new Travelfish, or, well, some of it anyway! It has been a bit of a long and winding road getting here, and we're not quite there yet, but, here we are! The good news (well, we hope so) is that: * The new site should be easier to read; * The content is better organised and centralised around individual destinations; * The site should be considerably faster; * The site should render better in phones and tablets; * There are pretty pics up top (and a lot more to come) ...

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Wanted - Destination info for the Philippines

Posted by daawgon on 2/1/2016 at 12:31

Just wanted to ask if more information could be added for the Philippines. since they have such good beach destinations as well as low prices? ...

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Switching to a new Travelfish site design

Posted by somtam2000 on 30/11/2015 at 23:02

Hi all, Just a quick heads up that we're switching to a new site design this weekend. As a part of the changeover process we need to take the entire existing site offline and replace it with the new one. We'll be doing this from early this coming Saturday morning (Bali time). Hopefully the change shouldn't take more than a couple of hours, but, well, we'll see. One important change once the new site comes online is all members will be required to reset their password before they can login agai ...

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New Member!

Posted by Alexandre8100 on 22/8/2013 at 12:02

Hello everyone! I am Alexandre. I am newbie here. I love visiting beautiful places. One of my friends tells me about this forum. I hope my stay on this forum really good and according to my expectations. Have a nice day!!! ...

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Quick question re deleted posts and moderation

Posted by somtam2000 on 2/11/2015 at 09:11

Hi all, As regulars will be aware, our moderation is fairly strict relative to other travel forums. Obvious spam, travel agent rubbish, LM, abuse, threats etc all get nuked quickly. At the moment the post just vanishes publicly when we delete it. So my questions is would you prefer to have a placeholder left noting that a post has been deleted? If so, why? Bear in mind, if we left a placeholder, it would be templated, ie., This post was removed because it was: X Not personalised, ie., I de ...

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Position vacant: Indonesia and Malaysia researcher

Posted by somtam2000 on 23/8/2015 at 02:20

We are looking for a full-time researcher to cover Peninsular Malaysia and Indonesia for us over the next two years. This role will have you joining three other full time researchers and a team of freelancers writing for Travelfish.org. The position involves reviewing and gathering information on the ground of interest to independent travellers to the region. This includes hotels, restaurants, sights and transport. You'll be writing with a budget to midrange traveller in mind. You must be a na ...

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Changed signature link policy at Travelfish

Posted by somtam2000 on 8/9/2009 at 09:43

Just a quick note to advise we have altered our signature links policy at Travelfish. In the past, anyone could add a link to a website in their "signature", which meant it showed up at the base of all their forum posts. Our only requirement was that the site had a link back to us. The new policy is as follows: Links to non-commercial websites are welcome. So if you're got your own travel blog or information website that you'd like to link to, then that is fine. A link back to Travelfish is N ...

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Are you a traveller who blogs? or perhaps a blogger that travels?

Posted by somtam2000 on 20/7/2006 at 07:27

The title says it all! We're looking at doing a series of email interviews with travellers who blogs -- or is that bloggers that travel... Anyway, we're looking to discuss both the technical/practical side of blogging along with the more nebulous topics of why travellers blog and how blogging affects both travellers and the destinations they travel to. You trip would need to at least be passing through one of the countries we cover. If you're a blogger and have a site that is tracki ...

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Viewed 9,162 times, with 14 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 24/8/2015 at 19:43


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