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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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Travelfish reader survey 2020!

Posted by somtam2000 on 24/2/2020 at 03:09

As a part of a major redesign of the site that is (slowly) underway, I’ve put together a reader survey for all you Travelfish readers. Depending on how much feedback you have, the survey should take between five minutes and 18 hours! The survey is here. Thank you! Stuart ...

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Are you interested in being interviewed by Travelfish?

Posted by somtam2000 on 20/12/2018 at 03:11

Hi all, Just a quick note to say that while we sent the last newsletter of the year earlier this week (miss it? You can read it online here), next year we’re planning on having a new section in the Travelfish newsletter profiling Travelfish members. Don’t worry, when we say profiling we’re not talking about your home address and next of kin, but rather what you like about travelling in Southeast Asia, where you’re heading to next, what you like (and/or hate) about the region, and so on ...

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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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Problems downloading PDF guides

Posted by somtam2000 on 9/12/2018 at 21:46

Hi all, Have just been alerted to a problem downloading the PDF guides. Am looking into it now. Should not be too long for a fix. Best Stuart ...

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Site downtime Fri/Sat Dec 7/8

Posted by somtam2000 on 7/12/2018 at 07:23

Hi all, Just a quick not to let you know we may see some server downtime across the next 24 hours as we move the server from the US to Singapore. Luckily we’re not needing to transfer anything by tuk tuk, songtheaw or longtail, but, well, you ,know, there are always a hiccup or two along the way. Upside, once this is finished, you should find the site even faster once you are in the region, as the electrons will just be needing to hop across the South China Sea (or whatever we are calling t ...

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Travelfish stickers

Posted by somtam2000 on 6/11/2018 at 04:17

Hi all, So as mentioned in today’s newsletter, we have a bunch of Travelfish stickers we’re giving out to members for free. If you’d like a few, please email me your member name and postal address and we’ll send them off to you. (Please don't forget the member name as we’re just distributing to members) Please don't post your address here in the forum, rather email it to me at Thanks! They look like the below ...

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Paid membership etc

Posted by somtam2000 on 5/8/2018 at 03:05

I was pointed to a thread over on the LP Thorntree about how Travelfish now costs $35 to join and I thought was appropriate to report my post here. Hi all, Realise this is an old thread, but was just pointed to it and thought would just clarify the situation. Travelfish membership for all new members is now A$35 per year. For that the main points of value are: a) Access to the 250+ PDF guides (essentially PDFs which largely replicate the site content on a per destination basis) b) Ability to ...

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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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Request for feedback: Transport pages

Posted by somtam2000 on 27/5/2018 at 20:49

Hi all, We’re slowly working through some changes on the site and are asking for feedback on how pages could be more useful to you as a reader. We’ll be working through the templates one at a time, and I'll add a post asking for questions each time. All suggestions and thoughts are much appreciated! So we’re going to kick off with the transport pages, an example of which you can see here (for Ayutthaya) So how do you think this page could be more useful? Some thoughts off top of head: ...

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Some site wonkiness, sorry

Posted by somtam2000 on 20/5/2018 at 21:13

Hi all, I’m making a raft of changes to the site at the moment and unfortunately what I had hoped to finish last night, has spilled over into today (and probably tomorrow). This means you may encounter some slightly weird looking pages, and the occasional broken page. This is temporary! If you encounter broken pages (that just give an error) or pages that look like they are perpetually stuck on the rinse cycle, please post the links in this thread and I'll take a look. The changes are main ...

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Muang Sing Guide

Posted by simon4519 on 4/12/2017 at 04:34

I very much appreciate the guides, which I use a lot. However I have been unable to download the Muang Sing guide onto my mini iPad 4, despite trying several times. I am redirected to a web page which appears to load, but I am left with a grey blank page. If you can sort out the problem I shall be very grateful. Simon ...

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Unexpected downtime

Posted by somtam2000 on 27/10/2017 at 17:24

Hi All, As you may have noticed the site was offline for about the last 36 hours. This was not a scheduled downtime! We have now fixed the issues (we think) and the site is back up. If you happen to notice any quirks on the site, please let me know so I can take a look. Apologies for the inconvenience. Cheers Stuart ...

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Phnom Penh travel guide for download

Posted by BillJC on 11/10/2017 at 08:06

I would like to download a guide for Phnom Penh onto my iPad so I can read it when I don’t have a WiFi connection, but I see only 2 guides for side trips from Phnom Penh in the guides section, and none for Phnom Penh itself. Is there a way to get the PP guide onto my iPad so I don’t need an Internet connection to read it? ...

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What happened to

Posted by TerroirTravel on 30/4/2017 at 22:49

I noticed awhile ago that the "Before You Leave" section was missing, and assumed that it would make it's way back, so I didn't say anything. But the link at the top is still a dead one, and the category no longer exists. It's been a couple of months- what's up? I think it's been informative for people before they set out. Cheers, TT ...

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New mapping changes and weather on Travelfish

Posted by somtam2000 on 13/2/2017 at 03:29

Hi all, Just a note to let you know a couple of changes we're putting through the site at the moment. New more useful maps Around 60% of readers—sometimes as high as 75%—now read Travelfish on their phone. As such we've decided to make the maps a good deal more useful, taking advantage of some of the magic of phones. Destination maps are now accessed via the new “map” icon to the right of the transport icon. Clicking on it opens a map on top of the page you are already on and we mark ...

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Need suggestions for New Zealand

Posted by georgesmith on 25/2/2017 at 03:38

Hello guys, George here! I’ve been thinking about going to New Zealand, but I’m an amateur as a traveler and know nothing. So, can anyone please help me out, and tell me where to fly and explore and best destinations. Well, help me out as much as you can guys! Thanks to all.. !!! ...

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Software upgrade , any bugs please post here

Posted by somtam2000 on 20/2/2017 at 18:59

Hi, We upgraded some of the server software overnight and that may cause some unforeseen bugs. If you get any weird errors popping to screen, can you please post the message here so I can look into it please? Thanks! ...

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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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