On Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:00:38 +0100, Mattias Sweden wrote:
thanks for your thoughts! We have had a couple of WP users,
acting the way you describe, but it is my firm belief that they wont
stay for long. Actually, Id say thay are probably gone already. We
see it as a temporary problem, something we really do not have to
worry about, but it is necessary to monitor whatever they decide to
Furthermore, we have seen the same kind of anonymous edits you
regarding lists of cities, etc etc. It is not easy to decide whats
good or bad, but we console ourselves with the fact WV does not have
a deadline. So, we remove the most dreadful contributions, leave what
seems fine, and generally try to act according to the "when in
Thanks. This is indeed also what we decided to do. We have at the time
being sufficient capacity to monitor the edits and revert obvious
vandalism and copyvio, but this is pretty much it. We assume that when
the banner is down, the influx of IP edits will also decrease, and we
will have time to bring the articles in order.
Prior to launch (actually, on the same day of the launch...), I wrote
to our local chapter of Wikimedia and asked their press contact to
have a look at the press release on meta, which I had translated into
Swedish. He was really happy to hear about the project and posted the
press release on some... hm... press release site. One of the
newspapers wrote an article about WV. I have been asked to write
something for a blogger and net activist who seems to be in demand,
even though I have never heard of him... I also maintain contact with
known Wikipedians who contribute to Wikivoyage, relying on word of
mouth and their positive attitude to facilitate the project.
Russian chapter did not show so far much interest in the project, did
not issue a press-release, and the blog post was only today. From what I
know, they did not contact any of the administrators of the project. We
collaborated with Russian Wikinews, who published a news on Jan 15, but
all media in Russian I have seen are translations of the English ones.
We have not been approached by anybody from the media either.
So, keep up the good work, Yaroslav! I am sure that this will turn
fine, even if it might take some time. Rome wasnt built in a day...
I hope it will, otherwise I would not even start.