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Travel guide articles and accommodation (tables)

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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5635 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

I started the article about Evora in Portugal.

Of course I wanted to add the accommodation table, but it did not recognize either Evora or √Čvora (made redirection as well), while there is indeed a substantial accom list available.

Normally, in the lis of articles without a name, the places that are mentioned have an accom table (not always by the way, the list is old), Evora was on that list and technically had but not while adding the name in the field at the bottom.
By the way: there are quite a few places without their name in this list, which do have accom tables. Now, I know that the travelguide is getting more and more attention (recent notification by PM when the article is edited for example), and I am using the list of popular places without articles a lot to create new articles and combine them with the accom tables. I think this creates more traffic and better information when people want to search for accom on the website.

Now, apart from the error mentioned above, would it be possible to have a total list automatically updated of places which do not have an article but do have accommodation here on TP?
I know it will probably be some work, but like the notification PM's I think this can boost the travelguide as well, which is one of the goals for this year;)


2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Uff, took me a while to track down that one... there was a problem with the auto-complete script when strange characters were used. I've fixed that now and got the table in. I'm not sure what else I might have broken in the mean time though, so note that Peter might override my change when he wakes up :)

I'll see what I can do about getting a new list like that... shouldn't be THAT much work :)

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hey Mike, a new list is now present. Rather than opt for all the ones that don't have an article, I thought I'd bring in all that don't have accommodation added to it yet, so there are a few there that are easy wins (article already present, just missing an accommodation table) :) Let me know if you notice anything weird going on with the list!

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

ps. I can already see there is a problem with articles having a different spelling (ie. Koh Samui vs Ko Samui). Will have to look at this when I get home...

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5635 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hey Sam, thanks and we'll see how this works out.
Since the (old) list was created, there have been quite a few places which got accommodation here on TP as well, so only a good thing.
The spelling is always difficult, I had/have those problems with the list for a long time and every know and then I find new things, make a redirection because of the different spelling and remove the other ones from the list.
But the more, the better I guess....:) Will have a look at the new list and rest of the travelguide tomorrow I think...cheers!

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5635 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Ok, had a quick look anyway.
The ones you changed manually, what was wrong with them by the way? Because they did have a table, which should be automatically updated once the sleepbot is unleashed...:)

Difficult regarding the list though: it seems that now there are less than before, because it's only with at least 4 accoms? Als, although you mentioned it, I don't understand why some of them already have existing articles, while there spelling is correct and the same as the ones which already have tables.
Last, but not least, I tried to handle countries one by one. Now I don't see them by country anymore.
Sorry for all the inconvenience guys;)

7. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5635 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

One last thing: I see the Sao Paulo City article is regerating the accom table over and over again, at least like 15 times or so by sleepbot. You can see it in the mainpage of travelguide at the top of the recent changes, but not in the list when opening the complete one. Like the thread I have seen today by HerrBert, same problem I guess

8. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hey Mike,

Yeah, I changed a bunch last night. Basically, for some reason, even though there was an accommodation table in those articles, they weren't actually properly linked with the table. I think it's down to some being done the old way, then the system being changed for inserting accommodation tables, and some of these not following along. Because the link isn't there, sleepbot also doesn't visit (and for example the links on the right to "10 hostels in Oslo" don't show). Often the "Use accommodation listings for xxx" is missing from these pages, or if it's there, then it's using an old city name that's been replaced: for example (note the right hand isn't showing the "On Travellerspoint" links).

While I was doing this, I hit the problem you mention with Sao Paolo (and also hit it on another page). I've passed this on to Peter, as that's above my head I didn't want to do any more until that's been fixed, as it locks up those pages and times out + gives an error when editing.

So yes, hit some snags here... I see you've reverted the list which is probably a good idea. Will try and have a better one generated soon!

9. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5635 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hey Sam,

Ok, it does make some more sense now;)

Hope both things can be fixed easily by Peter, so that the sleepbot can be unleashed again, or automatically updated when necessary.

As for now, we probably PM about this with Peter as well. Let's wait and see. The list is probably better like this I think and like I explained I probably find out which other places without an article are not in that list but do have accommodation here on TP.