Per https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikivoyage/Logo_announcement, WMF has
received a cease-and-desist from the World Trade Organization regarding the
Wikivoyage logo. WTO has generously given us until the end of July to
change the logo. Per WMF legal, we cannot use any derivative of the current
logo, and I'd add to that that we really ought to stay away from the WTO
red-green-blue. (There's also the added bonus that WMF projects that use
the red-green-blue scheme are almost universally meta-projects, not content
Please join the discussion, as we need to move quickly on this. And start
brainstorming logo ideas!
The mobile team currently worked on a nearby feature that has been
enabled on various wikis including Wikipedia:
Try it out here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Nearby
Currently and tragically it is disabled on Wikivoyage.
It opens the question of how should a nearby page work on Wikivoyage?
Should it surface nearby places of interest - e.g. Statue of Liberty,
Empire State Building or should it surface nearby places to visit -
e.g. Boston, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (I could see it
being useful as an addition to the "Go next" section of an article -
especially if with a tweak or two we allow users to input coordinates
other than the current location) or maybe it should do both?
Personally I'd prefer the emphasis on nearby places to visit but I was
interested in other's thoughts as I've heard arguments for places of
interest. This also raises the question of how close constitutes
nearby - is 100 miles / 160km a nearby place?
Whatever happens please let's get this enabled on Wikivoyage! This
feature was made for it :)
Jon (Wikimedia mobile team)
Go news, we have been accepted for a talk at Wikimania.
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From: 石 <simon.shek(a)wikimedia.hk>
Date: Mon, May 20, 2013 at 6:50 AM
Subject: Wikimania 2013 submission acceptance letter
To: Jmh649 <jmh649(a)gmail.com>
On behalf of the Wikimania 2013 program committee, we are very pleased to
inform you that you that your Wikimania submission "Creating a new sister
project, the re-birth of Wikivoyage" has been accepted.
Please reply promptly to this email to accept and confirm your attendance
by May 23.
We look forward to your reply and hope to see you in Hong Kong!
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