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Manage your subscriptions

Posted by somtam2000 on 18/11/2008 at 09:27

We've just added a new section within the Member Centre that allows you to manage your forum subscriptions (the email notification when there has been a reply to a post you have made on the messageboard). It allows you to both subscribe and unsubscribe to any thread you have posted on. You'll see a link to the Manage Subscriptions page towards the top of the member Centre main page. ...

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In SIngapore this week

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/11/2008 at 20:26

It's that visa time of the year and we'll be in Singapore this week -- and, to be honest, quite looking forward to it -- what a difference having two kids under two makes! If there's any Travelfishers about in Sg this week... drop me a line in this thread and will get in touch. There from Monday till Thursday afternoon.. Chat over some laksa perhaps! ...

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Vietnamese travel agents please read

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/12/2008 at 13:39

Spam the board, you will be banned. Put fake reviews on hotels you are associated with, you will be banned, and the hotel concerned may be de-listed. We ban very few users and the vast majority that we do ban are Vietnamese-based travel agents (hence the title) -- please don't join the club. Once you're banned, that's it. There is no second chance. A note to our readers -- we delete the spam as quickly as we can, though sometimes it sits there for a bit before it's noticed. If a plac ...

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A call to Singaporean Travelfishers

Posted by somtam2000 on 2/7/2009 at 12:56

If you're a Travelfisher based in Singapore and are happy to have a yarn to a leading Sing newspaper that is doing a story on travel websites, please say hello in this thread and I'll get in touch by email with more information. Thanks! ...

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Site downtime

Posted by somtam2000 on 1/7/2009 at 07:38

As some may have noticed Travelfish was unavailable for about the last seven hours -- it went down about five minutes after I went to bed .... yeah I know what was I thinking going to bed... Anyway, all seems back up and running - apols for any inconvenience and thankyou to those who emailed me letting me know something was amiss. ...

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Update your RSS feeds

Posted by somtam2000 on 5/9/2009 at 09:36

If you are using some kind of web-based RSS reader (like Bloglines or Google Reader) to follow discussions on Travelfish, please note you will need to update all your feeds from today onwards as we've switched to a new format and the old feeds are no longer being updated. You can resubscribe from the main forum home page, or from the feed page here: http://www.travelfish.org/feeds/ If you're not using the feeds then just ignore this note. Tks ...

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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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