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1. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member, 860 posts) 10 Feb '10 16:00

I havent had much input here lately, but Im traveling and its not always easy to get a connection. Im currently back in NZ and was looking on here and realized there is no listing given for camping sites. Is that easy to add? considering a lot of people that come to Aus and NZ use a camper or tent, seems like there should be listing of the best campsites.

2. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5452 posts) 10 Feb '10 20:35

Yeah, would be good information for sure! Just need someone to spend the time doing it

3. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member, 860 posts) 11 Feb '10 01:27

Quoting Peter

Yeah, would be good information for sure! Just need someone to spend the time doing it

Well I wasnt sure if it required something more techie to get it started as its a new category. I have a few I can kick it off with.

4. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5452 posts) 11 Feb '10 01:44

I guess it does depend. Would you want them in the accommodation table? Or maybe this is better suited to being outside of that. If it's outside of the table, then there's no trouble at all. If it's inside the table, then you just need to be careful to stick to the structure being used there.

5. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member, 860 posts) 11 Feb '10 14:45

Quoting Peter

I guess it does depend. Would you want them in the accommodation table? Or maybe this is better suited to being outside of that. If it's outside of the table, then there's no trouble at all. If it's inside the table, then you just need to be careful to stick to the structure being used there.

I think it would nicer and more streamlined to be in the accommodations table. I tried last night to follow the format, but im no techie! and it didnt work. I'll try again later.

6. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5452 posts) 11 Feb '10 16:47

Since those accommodation tables can be a bit overwhelming, I decided it might help if I wrote a guide to editing them.

So have a read of this article about editing accommodation tables. Hopefully it will make sense of it all! If it leaves you with questions, let me know since this is not an uncommon stumbling block !

7. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member, 860 posts) 11 Feb '10 23:07

Quoting Peter

Since those accommodation tables can be a bit overwhelming, I decided it might help if I wrote a guide to editing them.

So have a read of this article about editing accommodation tables. Hopefully it will make sense of it all! If it leaves you with questions, let me know since this is not an uncommon stumbling block !

Oh good, home work!

8. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5452 posts) 12 Feb '10 02:31

Yep, haha.. I've always wanted to be a teacher handing out homework

(no, not really.. honestly I'd hate it!)

9. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5550 posts) 12 Feb '10 13:14

Hi Dodger,

I noticed you were trying to add some in the Rotorua article, by adding another table.
I guess you can also watch how it is done in the existing one and add it in there. Somehow I remember Peter saying that having two tables in under the sleeping section is not possible? Or does that apply only to the automatically generated ones Peter?

The thing that comes to mind now is this: recently I (and several other members) have been changing the accom tables because there are now far more than there were in the first place, thus replacing it with a newer and more up to date table.

Although I do agree that it would be better to have it in a table, this would mean that for now the added camping site would be deleted. That would be a shame, since I see you are putting a lot of effort in it.

Before April (as I recall) it would be the idea to have the accom table automatically changed when new properties are added, and keep the ones that are not anymore bookable on TP as well, that way not deleting the camping accoms.

If not, at least for know, it would be better to add them manually in a list with a link to their website (or if they don't have their own website, a link to where you can find it).

Hope this makes sense;)

Michael

10. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5452 posts) 12 Feb '10 13:29

Regarding the automatic updating of tables, I've been working on it this past week and have it mostly working now. I'm actually going to remove the special "Create Accommodation Table" popup entirely to avoid problems, since I'll need to be able to keep track of who added each property to the table. If it was added (or last updated) by our bot, then it is ok for us to keep updating it. But if a user has updated or added that property then our bot will never touch it again.

I'd recommend just not doing any more automatic updating of accommodation tables for now since it will be done by a bot pretty soon anyway

I should point out in the first run the bot will make to update the tables, some edits might be lost. It will not affect any properties that don't have a TPID. But it would affect properties that have a TPID where a change has been made. I'm not sure if many of these changes have been made (I know I did a handful, but I might be the only one). I pretty much have to do this though to ensure that we have clean information going forward.

All this is just to point out that I think it's ok to add new properties to those tables providing people agree not to update any of them for now using the automatic table making popup.