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  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo

    Secure hyperlinks

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now 6 hours ago

    I noticed a couple of times that when I entered a secure hyperlink (https) in my text using VTML, the outcome when you click on that link becomes http/https, resulting in the link not working.

    Can this be fixed?

    The present workaround is to just use http in stead of https, but IMHO https should work.

    PJ

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    Exporting My Travel Map

    by johngayton Online Now Jan 25, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    If I export my Travel Map from here using the HTML code does that mean that my map will update in its new location whenever I add anything to it here on VT?

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  • KoalaB's Profile Photo

    Changing email address?

    by KoalaB Online Now Jan 20, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    How do I change my email address? I went to my 'Profile' but couldn't see anywhere to do that.
    Your advice appreciated.
    Thanks.
    KoalaB

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  • How do I edit my review?

    by abyers Online Now Jan 15, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    Trying to edit my review. Thanks.

    Ashley

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  • Question bombardment

    by Mozartbailey Online Now Jan 23, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    I am receiving global questions in abundance each day on my gmail mobile phone. I have no knowledge on the places so am I able to attain a cessation of the alerts

    more
  • Reviewing a resto

    by johnblk73 Online Now Jan 19, 2015 at 2:07 AM

    How to add a restaurant you visited in a city that's not listed?

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    Can Not Post Additional Reviews

    by BobNewYork Online Now Jan 13, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    I am attempting to add reviews from my recent visit to Iligan City, Philippines. When I try to enter " Iligan City " on the select a city part of the review form, it does not seem to enter and I can not go any further. I have tried for several days but no luck. From reading this forum there have been other problems with this website ?

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    Cerro de la Muerte

    by roamer61 Online Now Jan 6, 2015 at 6:36 AM

    I don't see a listing for this locale in Costa Rica and cant locate any lodges so I can read any reviews.
    Can anyone help locate this area?

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  • Chinggis_n_Borte's Profile Photo

    how to delete a tip?

    by Chinggis_n_Borte Online Now 7 hours ago

    Hello,
    I would like to know how to delete a tip.
    The reason I want to delete it is because I created an almost-duplicate of a tip.
    The reason that happened is because when building the tip the first time, when I went to save the tip after uploading pics, I got an ERROR page, and when I used the BACK arrow, I got a blank tip template and thought I had LOST the lot, and so started again....
    Then after building and saving the tip the second time, I noticed the FIRST one is already there!
    I cannot see a DELETE tip button.... Maybe I am blind ....

    Thanks

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  • KoalaB's Profile Photo

    Query on how to delete

    by KoalaB Online Now Jan 20, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Hi there. How do I delete all the posts (which I've read) from the 'latest activity' site?
    Thanks
    KoalaB

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  • Josilver's Profile Photo

    photo library

    by Josilver Online Now Jan 8, 2015 at 2:31 AM

    can other people see your library or is it just upload pics onto your pages?

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  • Where's my question?

    by nbirk Online Now Jan 4, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    I thought I entered a question into the Thailand forum just 20 minutes ago, and I joined at the same time. I don't see my question in the Thailand forum. What's the deal? Thanks.

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  • Title and text did not appear in my question

    by berchman Online Now Yesterday

    How do I delete a question I asked?

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  • planxty's Profile Photo

    Is there a time problem with forum ansers?

    by planxty Online Now Jan 20, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    I have just received a message from a post in 2012 which had one response form a couple of hours later. Sorry, I cannot do screen pictures and all that but here is a link.

    forum.virtualtourist.com/Sou...

    Is anyone else having these problems?

     

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  • pencho15's Profile Photo

    Request to add locations

    by pencho15 Online Now Jan 8, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    Hello. I would like to request adding to the database four important locations that somehow are missing. I visited all of them last year and would like to have them in my travel map, they are:

    L'Hospitalet de Llobregat: in Catalonia Spain, it is a city that neighbours Barcelona, which can probably explain why is it missing. However it should not it is considered fully independent, and it is the second most populated city in Catalonia and the sixteenth most populated town in Spain. It also has its own municipal goverment as you can see here: http://www.l-h.cat/
    Here you can see its wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L'Hosp...">en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L'Hosp...

    The same case as above applies to Santa Coloma de Gramenet, also neighbouring Barcelona and also considered one of the most populated places in Catalonia. It has been unhabited since before the romans conquered Spain and it has its own municipality as you can see here: gramenet.cat/inici/?no_cache...
    Wikipedia page is here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_...

    The third place is Badia del Valles, this is a relatively new town, it was founded in the 1970's, but it has developed on its own and now it also has its own municipality: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badia_... it is one of the smallest towns in Catalonia and it neighbours Santa María Barbara which Virtual Tourist does include.

    Finally you are missing Bellaterra, from all the town whose addition I am requesting this is the only one that doesn't has its own municipality, but despite this it is considered an independent town, located some miles away from Sardañola del Valles, the head of the municipality. Bellaterra is the home of people like Shakira, it has its own train station as you can see here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FGC_li... and it is the home of hundreds of foreign persons (I included) since it is the home of the Autonomous Barcelona University.

    I hope you can add all this places.

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    Mistakenly I rated a spam answer as helpful.How can I change this?

    by Helena1962 Online Now Jan 23, 2015 at 4:52 AM

    Hi fellow travelers,
    as I said on the headline, mistakenly I rated an answer that was spam, as helpful. I definetely want to change it. How can I do it!

    Thank you very much!

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  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo

    cell phone question

    by nicolaitan Online Now Jan 8, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    my beloved P's iphone, several years old, will no longer hold a charge. perpetually on low battery. do we have to buy a new one or is there a way to fix this problem?

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    How to enter this e-mail address?

    by briantravelman Online Now Jan 26, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    name@WEBSItE.EE

    That's how she wrote it for me, but IDK if the letters are case sensitive or not. I heard it doesn't matter if it's lowercase, or upper case, but in this case, the name part is lower case, and the rest is upper case, accept for one letter. This may be a stupid question, but I have no idea how I should enter it. I'm not a computer whiz. Should I just enter it as she wrote it, or wrote it all in lowercase?

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  • CEP1863's Profile Photo

    Why are some of my travel pages being split.

    by CEP1863 Online Now Jan 25, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Hi

    I have noticed recently that a number of my travel pages have been split into smaller pages but not by me. For example, my page on Palau has now been dissected and two of my tips now feature on a Koror page that I have not created. This is not the only instance, my Goa page has a tip moved onto a Candolim page that I have not created; my Bali page has had a tip put onto a Sanur page that I have not created and now my Conway page has had a tip moved to a North Conway page that again I have not created. I would like to move my tips back to where I put them in the first place. Is it possible to do this easily and how can I prevent any more of my tips from being moved?

    Many thanks

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  • artlocks's Profile Photo

    upload pictures to travel page

    by artlocks Online Now Jan 3, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    I don't see how to add pictures to a travel page. I only see the link to add videos.

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  • travelfrosch's Profile Photo

    Site problems?

    by travelfrosch Online Now Jan 13, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    I can't build a new travel page - it just hangs. Is there a problem with the website right now?

     

    EDIT:  It finally came up, but took about 3 minutes to load.  I just tested my internet connection and it's at or near peak speed.

     

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  • wise23girl's Profile Photo

    Forwarding as safe emails with g-mail

    by wise23girl Online Now Yesterday

    How can I be sure when forwarding items on g-mail that I have not included previous email addresses...it does not work as easily as Thunderbird where I have no problem....in fact when I press forward and try the delete other email addresses (trying to send safe emails) sometimes the content does not arrive at the new address.

    And the name of the person who sends it to me goes as well....which I am trying to avoid simply.

    (I have sent to myself so I know )

    I use g-mail to keep all the articles and utube stuff and adds from businesses separate from my personal email address

    You all know what I mean....someone sends you an email of beautiful scenery or jokes...or something on u tube and you are part of their group email ....which I hate if it is not undisclosed recipients.

    You end up with 20 email addresses of people you do not know....

    But you want to forward it to someone else without all the extra email addresses I do have guidelines on "How to send safe emails" which works with my Big Pond address which I forward with Thunderbird....no problem

    But I do not want to use Thunderbird because then I get all this sort of "stuff" coming into my private account...clutter clutter

    But with g-mail trying to forward without all the email addresses confuses me ....

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  • LeslieofTodd's Profile Photo

    Fantom Friend Request

    by LeslieofTodd Online Now Jan 12, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Yesterday, Sunday, 11 January, 2015, in the very early morning hours I received a friend request from a member with the screen name of SamoreauS. I was curious and looked for a profile on this member and found nothing. Why would this be?

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  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo

    Home page in script

    by travelgourmet Online Now Jan 25, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    My tablet has switched me from the VT Home page and now has only script. How do I get back my home page that says welcome with the photos of members holdkng up thr VT Flag?

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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo

    Photos in the Travel Guides Overviews are cropped and crushed

    by HORSCHECK Online Now Jan 18, 2015 at 3:36 AM

    Hello, I am not sure if this has been repeported already: The bigger photos in the travel guides overview are kind of cropped and crushed. When the travel guide loads the photo will be displayed for a second or so properly but then switches to a stange cropped and crused version. This doesn't look very professional and invisiting to me. Does anyone else see these photos properly?

    I have uploaded one example from the Bihac travel guide. On the right you see a small thunb of how the photo actually should look.

    Any help is very much appreciated. enlightened

    more
  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo

    Secure hyperlinks

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now 6 hours ago

    I noticed a couple of times that when I entered a secure hyperlink (https) in my text using VTML, the outcome when you click on that link becomes http/https, resulting in the link not working.

    Can this be fixed?

    The present workaround is to just use http in stead of https, but IMHO https should work.

    PJ

  • Chinggis_n_Borte's Profile Photo

    how to delete a tip?

    by Chinggis_n_Borte Online Now 7 hours ago

    Hello,
    I would like to know how to delete a tip.
    The reason I want to delete it is because I created an almost-duplicate of a tip.
    The reason that happened is because when building the tip the first time, when I went to save the tip after uploading pics, I got an ERROR page, and when I used the BACK arrow, I got a blank tip template and thought I had LOST the lot, and so started again....
    Then after building and saving the tip the second time, I noticed the FIRST one is already there!
    I cannot see a DELETE tip button.... Maybe I am blind ....

    Thanks

    3 Answers 6 hours ago
  • Bennytheball's Profile Photo

    Font size...

    by Bennytheball Online Now 23 hours ago

    Is there any way to enlarge the size of the font on VT website? I had my annual eye test at Boots Chemists last year and the nice lady optician in her short mini-skirt said my eyes are fine but I might find it easier to read small print by wearing No 2 corrective reading spectacles, so off I went to Poundland and bought the necessary glasses but I can normally manage without them, except for ultra-small type, (is it my imagination or are typesetters deliberately shrinking type in a cunning plan in collusion with opticians and their sales outlets to sell more spectacles?)

    An additional annoyance is this greyscale typeset, this seems to be more and more common nowadays, especially in newsprint, I can read much better in the old-fashioned darker typeset, and no problem at all if I wear my spectacles, but they steam up when I'm eating my dinner and reading simultaneously. I can enlarge the font on other website pages by fiddling around with the + in the O circle thingy at the top right-hand corner of the page, but not here.

    Any suggestions?

    Benny.

    14 Answers 40 minutes ago
  • Title and text did not appear in my question

    by berchman Online Now Yesterday

    How do I delete a question I asked?

    2 Answers 23 hours ago
  • earthflyer's Profile Photo

    Copyright issues with photos

    by earthflyer Online Now Yesterday

    Are the photos we upload to VT are protected from being copied.

    17 Answers 6 hours ago
  • Chinggis_n_Borte's Profile Photo

    Category of Tip

    by Chinggis_n_Borte Online Now Yesterday

    Hello,

    I have written some tips about typical foods of some cities/countries, such as cannoli for our Catania page, or Schiatt for our Tirano page, or Festivals or Ackee and Saltfish for our Jamaica page.

    So far, I have usually classified them either as Local Customs (as they are a customary, local dish/delicacy/specialty), or Favourites/Favorites. Though food, I have not included them in a restaurant tip (some may be home cooked meals or street vendor food in any case).
    I want to be consistent. I realise from reading maurizioago's question and the answers to it, about transferring a tip from one category to another, it is not possible.
    I am wondering if other people do tips on local cuisines/foods/specialties and what category they use.

    Or is there a Local Food/Specialty Cuisine category in the pipeline?

    Thanks,
    Borte

    19 Answers 3 hours ago
  • wise23girl's Profile Photo

    Forwarding as safe emails with g-mail

    by wise23girl Online Now Yesterday

    How can I be sure when forwarding items on g-mail that I have not included previous email addresses...it does not work as easily as Thunderbird where I have no problem....in fact when I press forward and try the delete other email addresses (trying to send safe emails) sometimes the content does not arrive at the new address.

    And the name of the person who sends it to me goes as well....which I am trying to avoid simply.

    (I have sent to myself so I know )

    I use g-mail to keep all the articles and utube stuff and adds from businesses separate from my personal email address

    You all know what I mean....someone sends you an email of beautiful scenery or jokes...or something on u tube and you are part of their group email ....which I hate if it is not undisclosed recipients.

    You end up with 20 email addresses of people you do not know....

    But you want to forward it to someone else without all the extra email addresses I do have guidelines on "How to send safe emails" which works with my Big Pond address which I forward with Thunderbird....no problem

    But I do not want to use Thunderbird because then I get all this sort of "stuff" coming into my private account...clutter clutter

    But with g-mail trying to forward without all the email addresses confuses me ....

    9 Answers 1 hours ago
  • travelfrosch's Profile Photo

    Quirks With Quote and Reply

    by travelfrosch Online Now Yesterday

    I've been having trouble getting my reply text out of the quote box. Before, I could click my cursor at the end of the quote and hit "enter" to get out of the quote box. Now, it pushes the quote down with it and adds new blank quote boxes at the top of the screen with each touch of "enter." On the desktop, I can click my cursor outside of the quote box and be careful NOT to hit "enter" while replying (if I do, my reply jumps back inside the quote box and the effects above occur). On the iPad, there doesn't appear to be any work around.

    Running Mac with OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite, using Safari 8.0.3 and Firefox 35.0.1
    Running iPad 2 with iOS 8.1.3 and latest version of Safari

    20 Answers Yesterday
  • briantravelman's Profile Photo

    How to enter this e-mail address?

    by briantravelman Online Now Jan 26, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    name@WEBSItE.EE

    That's how she wrote it for me, but IDK if the letters are case sensitive or not. I heard it doesn't matter if it's lowercase, or upper case, but in this case, the name part is lower case, and the rest is upper case, accept for one letter. This may be a stupid question, but I have no idea how I should enter it. I'm not a computer whiz. Should I just enter it as she wrote it, or wrote it all in lowercase?

    7 Answers Yesterday
  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo

    Home page in script

    by travelgourmet Online Now Jan 25, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    My tablet has switched me from the VT Home page and now has only script. How do I get back my home page that says welcome with the photos of members holdkng up thr VT Flag?

    10 Answers Jan 26, 2015 at 8:19 PM
  • johngayton's Profile Photo

    Exporting My Travel Map

    by johngayton Online Now Jan 25, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    If I export my Travel Map from here using the HTML code does that mean that my map will update in its new location whenever I add anything to it here on VT?

    1 Answer Jan 25, 2015 at 4:24 PM
  • CEP1863's Profile Photo

    Why are some of my travel pages being split.

    by CEP1863 Online Now Jan 25, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Hi

    I have noticed recently that a number of my travel pages have been split into smaller pages but not by me. For example, my page on Palau has now been dissected and two of my tips now feature on a Koror page that I have not created. This is not the only instance, my Goa page has a tip moved onto a Candolim page that I have not created; my Bali page has had a tip put onto a Sanur page that I have not created and now my Conway page has had a tip moved to a North Conway page that again I have not created. I would like to move my tips back to where I put them in the first place. Is it possible to do this easily and how can I prevent any more of my tips from being moved?

    Many thanks

    7 Answers Jan 26, 2015 at 10:59 AM
  • Question bombardment

    by Mozartbailey Online Now Jan 23, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    I am receiving global questions in abundance each day on my gmail mobile phone. I have no knowledge on the places so am I able to attain a cessation of the alerts

    2 Answers Jan 23, 2015 at 11:19 AM
  • Helena1962's Profile Photo

    Mistakenly I rated a spam answer as helpful.How can I change this?

    by Helena1962 Online Now Jan 23, 2015 at 4:52 AM

    Hi fellow travelers,
    as I said on the headline, mistakenly I rated an answer that was spam, as helpful. I definetely want to change it. How can I do it!

    Thank you very much!

    5 Answers Jan 23, 2015 at 11:21 AM
  • ter1413's Profile Photo

    Why Am I Getting Notifications For Every Recent Misc Post/Question?

    by ter1413 Online Now Jan 22, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    See above......rcv notifications w/o subscribing?

    5 Answers Jan 22, 2015 at 1:55 PM
  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo

    Moving tips from a category to another one.

    by Maurizioago Online Now Jan 21, 2015 at 4:29 AM

    Is it possible to move a tip from "must do" category to "favorite"? Do have I to re write these tips?

    13 Answers Jan 21, 2015 at 8:55 PM
  • planxty's Profile Photo

    Is there a time problem with forum ansers?

    by planxty Online Now Jan 20, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    I have just received a message from a post in 2012 which had one response form a couple of hours later. Sorry, I cannot do screen pictures and all that but here is a link.

    forum.virtualtourist.com/Sou...

    Is anyone else having these problems?

     

    4 Answers Jan 20, 2015 at 4:22 PM
  • KoalaB's Profile Photo

    Query on how to delete

    by KoalaB Online Now Jan 20, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Hi there. How do I delete all the posts (which I've read) from the 'latest activity' site?
    Thanks
    KoalaB

    3 Answers Jan 21, 2015 at 1:22 AM
  • KoalaB's Profile Photo

    Changing email address?

    by KoalaB Online Now Jan 20, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    How do I change my email address? I went to my 'Profile' but couldn't see anywhere to do that.
    Your advice appreciated.
    Thanks.
    KoalaB

    1 Answer Jan 20, 2015 at 1:44 PM
  • davidjo's Profile Photo

    WHY ARE MY PHOTOS NOT ROTATED ?

    by davidjo Online Now Jan 19, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    I have been working on this for a few hours and cannot seem to fathom it out. i have just purchased a new computer which uses windows 8. As usual i uploaded my photos, then using photo studio i rotated the ones so that they were in the correct position. In my windows photo library they are in the correct position but when i upload them to my VT tips they have been rotated back to their original positions. I did not have this problem with windows 7.
    I managed to upload them to the VT photo library and rotated them from there before adding them to my tips but this is rather laborious.
    Anyone can figure out the solution? Thanks!

    13 Answers Jan 23, 2015 at 11:26 AM
  • Donna_in_India's Profile Photo

    Why the breakup?

    by Donna_in_India Online Now Jan 19, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Why are cities broken up this way?

    Asia > India > State of Rajasthan > Jodhpur
    Asia > India > Jodhpur

    They should be combined so all tips are together.

    13 Answers Jan 19, 2015 at 3:09 PM
  • Donna_in_India's Profile Photo

    Date Issue

    by Donna_in_India Online Now Jan 19, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Tried to put in a date of January 2015 as my last visit date and error message "date too late" came up.

    15 Answers Jan 20, 2015 at 9:06 AM
  • Reviewing a resto

    by johnblk73 Online Now Jan 19, 2015 at 2:07 AM

    How to add a restaurant you visited in a city that's not listed?

    2 Answers Jan 19, 2015 at 11:34 AM
  • johngayton's Profile Photo

    Quoting Forum Replies Within A VT Message

    by johngayton Online Now Jan 18, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    I tried to message someone earlier with a concern I had regarding a forum reply they made. I copied and pasted their forum reply as part of my message. When I clicked on "SEND" nothing happened. Re-clicking on "SEND" gave me the pop-up, "Please wait until your last message is sent."

    So I closed the pop-up box and pressed "SEND" again and got the same pop-up.

    Has anyone else come across this?

    20 Answers Jan 19, 2015 at 3:40 PM
  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo

    Photos in the Travel Guides Overviews are cropped and crushed

    by HORSCHECK Online Now Jan 18, 2015 at 3:36 AM

    Hello, I am not sure if this has been repeported already: The bigger photos in the travel guides overview are kind of cropped and crushed. When the travel guide loads the photo will be displayed for a second or so properly but then switches to a stange cropped and crused version. This doesn't look very professional and invisiting to me. Does anyone else see these photos properly?

    I have uploaded one example from the Bihac travel guide. On the right you see a small thunb of how the photo actually should look.

    Any help is very much appreciated. enlightened

    12 Answers Jan 22, 2015 at 8:05 AM
  • travelfrosch's Profile Photo

    Travel Forum Help for New Members

    by travelfrosch Online Now Jan 17, 2015 at 4:58 AM

    I'm getting PMs from a new member who doesn't know how to ask questions in the Travel Forum. I've explained it multiple times, but he/she can't seem to figure it out. I do notice the box sometimes defaults to "answer," and you have to click on the "Ask" tab. I also notice there is nothing about the Travel Forums in VT's Help section. Would it be possible to add something in "Help" and/or add hints on hover to help new members learn how to post their questions?

     

    13 Answers Jan 17, 2015 at 12:44 PM
  • How do I edit my review?

    by abyers Online Now Jan 15, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    Trying to edit my review. Thanks.

    Ashley

    1 Answer Jan 15, 2015 at 12:54 PM
  • travelfrosch's Profile Photo

    Tumri.net again

    by travelfrosch Online Now Jan 15, 2015 at 4:43 AM

    Once again, I keep getting intrusion detections from adware site tumri.net when I'm on VT. It doesn't happen on any other website I visit, with the possible exception of Trip Advisor. It happens mostly when I'm in the Travel Guides, but I also just got one visiting a member's main page. Any ideas?

    13 Answers Jan 16, 2015 at 1:45 PM
  • johngayton's Profile Photo

    Quitting FB

    by johngayton Online Now Jan 14, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    I've decided to quit Facebook.  But I'd like to continue those friendships.  Is there a way that I can select my VT friends and say HI!. Let's chat on VT instead? 

     

    31 Answers Jan 18, 2015 at 2:47 PM
  • BobNewYork's Profile Photo

    Can Not Post Additional Reviews

    by BobNewYork Online Now Jan 13, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    I am attempting to add reviews from my recent visit to Iligan City, Philippines. When I try to enter " Iligan City " on the select a city part of the review form, it does not seem to enter and I can not go any further. I have tried for several days but no luck. From reading this forum there have been other problems with this website ?

    2 Answers Jan 13, 2015 at 8:17 PM