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Creating and downloading guides

Posted by chrissyrah1982 on 20/8/2014 at 03:44

Possibly being very dense here but I can't work out where I create personalised guides nor how I can download/extract anything currently on here. The only option I can see is the 52 week free ebook. I'm going to Singapore, Bali, Sydney and Dubai on honeymoon (in 2 weeks) and wanted to take some information to read and reseacrh. Any help and/or guidance would be extremely appreciated. Thank you.... Christine (Newbie) ...

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Forum search could improve

Posted by eastwest on 23/2/2014 at 02:49

I'm not sure if it's me or whether the search function could be improved. When I enter "phnom penh to bangkok" I get a whole list of relevant posts. However, it's completely unclear when these posts were made and I can only find out the date of post once I've opened the post. Then I discover that a post is from 2007, the one above from 2009 and the one after from 2008. In short, I have no idea on which to click to find the most recent post. A few suggestions: - don't show any posts o ...

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Travelfish turning 10, Ask me anything on Outbounding

Posted by somtam2000 on 7/7/2014 at 23:15

As some will be aware (or not!) this site turns ten in a couple of days (July 12 to be exact). To celebrate I'm answering questions about Travelfish over on Outbounding. You can see the discussion about Travelfish here. The questions so far are a little dry and related to running the site, so if you've any questions AT ALL, please feel free to ask away -- I'm especially qualified on the topic of best beer and softest sand in Southeast Asia Cheers ...

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surge protector

Posted by 1sttimesea on 11/11/2011 at 21:10

Are surge protectors recommended in Southeast Asia for iPhone charging? ...

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Mid-repy timeout and Edit ability

Posted by Captain_Bob on 28/4/2014 at 13:02

1. Although I've elected for "Remember login: Enabled" in Preferences and can therefore return to the site eternally logged in, it seems the clock is ticking while I'm replying to a post. Is it possible to keep me logged in mid-reply (while I get distracted, go for coffee, etc,)? Very frustrating to get that "you must be logged in" and lose whatever I've written. 2. Posts become un-editable after a short time, even if no one has replied to them. I'd prefer to change that so ...

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Viewed 2,989 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 2/5/2014 at 23:45

New bug thread

Posted by somtam2000 on 17/3/2014 at 08:35

Hi everyone, I just got a weird error when trying to start a topic that included a link in it. The link was to the travel videos section on Travelfish, but I've been unable to recreate the error to track the bug. If you get any weird errors when trying to post a message, can you please let me know in this thread so that I can try and track it down. Oh and any other bugs with the site, lemme know Cheers all. ...

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Changes to member profile page

Posted by somtam2000 on 11/3/2014 at 21:52

Hi all, Just a quick note that we've made a few changes to the Travelfish member profile page. You can see an example here (my page). Some of the changes are cosmetic rearranging stuff, but we have placed the map in (if you use it) and have also added a table up top that indicates some of the contributions a Travelfish member has been making to the site -- not all of these are active yet, notably "Discoveries" and "Photos uploaded" but I'll be writing more about them in a w ...

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Twitter feed

Posted by somtam2000 on 4/3/2014 at 08:35

Just a quick note that I've removed the Twitter feed from the left column of the homepage as matters appear to have temporarily settled down in Bangkok. If/when things pick back up. I'll reinstate it. If you've any suggestions on other journalists or pundits who should be included in the wrap, please let me know. Cheers! ...

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Keeping discussions on topic

Posted by somtam2000 on 28/8/2013 at 17:40

Hi all, Just want to ask people to work to keep conversations on topic. Here is an example of a thread that has veered right off topic (and which I have now locked). Our full user guidelines are here. Obviously I have FAR better things to do than go through threads deleting piles of irrelevant staff -- that's what you have Idle Banter for -- please keep it in there and out of the travel threads. So please keep the above request in mind when you're posting. Thanks ...

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Viewed 2,187 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 18/2/2014 at 04:54

Closing off old threads - opinions?

Posted by somtam2000 on 19/1/2014 at 18:42

Hi, I'm thinking of making a change to the forum to automatically close off threads after they have not received a comment for a long period, perhaps one or two years. In the case of travel companions, after six months. The threads will still be live on the site, people just won't be able to comment on them. Thoughts either way? Thanks. ...

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Viewed 1,749 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by travellingsarah on 20/1/2014 at 03:37

Where have you been?

Posted by somtam2000 on 27/6/2013 at 01:56

Hi all, We've just added a new feature to the site that allows Travelfish members to select places they have visited in the region (that are covered on Travelfish) and then display them on a map. It's nothing too serious - just a bit of fun -- and from the map, other readers will be able to click through to read more about specific places, You can see my (incomplete) map here. How does it work? Each location now has a new link above the main introduction text. You can see a sample here for Kra ...

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Viewed 8,570 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 19/1/2014 at 17:49

Spam by private message

Posted by somtam2000 on 1/1/2014 at 04:05

Hi All, Overnight a spammer messaged a bunch of you by private message - the account has now been disabled. Apologies for the hassle ...

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Why useful travel forums matter

Posted by somtam2000 on 14/1/2013 at 00:04


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Travelfish profiled in TheNextWeb

Posted by somtam2000 on 15/12/2013 at 19:30

Heya, If you're interested in some of the background behind Travelfish and what a typical day is like for me, I've been profiled (along with a bunch of other self-employed people) in a feature on TheNextWeb by Jon Russell. Some of the others are also doing some pretty interesting stuff. Cheers ...

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How can I post thanks words to Travelfish forum?

Posted by ongjoel on 9/12/2013 at 07:00

Dear all The question is: How can I post thanks words to Travelfish forum? Out of my heart, I wanna to say thanks very much in sincere to Travelfish forum. More and more joining this forum, more and more I feel passion on it, and find it very very helpful, for me also and for most of others travelers. Here, not only I have a chance to share all experience we had about past traveling places we did with my family as well as with friends, but also I can got a big information about all others plac ...

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Viewed 1,600 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by maylosada on 9/12/2013 at 15:52

Private messages - Please read

Posted by somtam2000 on 3/10/2013 at 20:16

Hi all, If you use the private messaging system on Travelfish, please note that you need to reply to any messages VIA the private messaging system on the site. Do not reply to any email you receive notifying you you've got a private message -- if you do, that email just goes to a generic Travelfish account and the recipient will never get wind of it. If you receive an email telling you you've got a private message, you need to click on the link, and go to Travelfish to reply to it -- only then ...

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Mapping disabled on iPhones and iPads - sorry!

Posted by somtam2000 on 2/10/2013 at 19:51

Hi all, due to some issue with iOS7 we've had to disable any maps with icons to the iPhone and iPad. So for example while our slowly growing map of Yangon should display the hotel markers on it if you look at it on your desktop or laptop, the map won't show on your iPhone or iPad. Sorry about this -- we're waiting on a fix or workaround for the problem. CHeers! ...

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Server dramas

Posted by somtam2000 on 12/6/2013 at 07:33

Hi All, Just a quick note to apologise for the server collapses we've had over the last few days. These hamsters I tell you, it's like herding cats. The problems (which we're still trying to figure out) have been complicated because I'm in Burma (super crummy internet) and my server admin star has been waylaid moving house... perfect storm and all that. So, we're busy affixing bandaids and supplying extra hamster food and hope to have these problems sorted out if not now then as soon as I'm o ...

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Viewed 2,072 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 26/9/2013 at 00:52

Idle banter & Culture politics moved

Posted by somtam2000 on 12/9/2013 at 21:38

Hi all, I've removed these two forum sections from the homepage feed meaning their latest topics will no longer appear on the homepage of the site. If you've an interest in keeping up with them, they can be accessed directly via the forum homepage here and by the respective thread feeds here: Idle Banter - Culture & Politics. Cheers ...

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Viewed 1,908 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by sayadian on 14/9/2013 at 09:32

Call for comments: We have redone the weather section

Posted by somtam2000 on 30/8/2013 at 08:46

Just a quick heads up that we're in the process of a big reworking of our weather section, and now all the sections are topped with a map up top that you can click on to see when the best time is to go somewhere and be given links for more information and so on. You can see the main Thailand page here. We've only marked a few points so far, but the plan is to add more as I have the time to write them. Any suggestions (and corrections please!!) much appreciated. You'll also see that we have cl ...

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Viewed 2,135 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 3/9/2013 at 08:35

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