[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Travel Guide

Sarah Stierch sarah.stierch at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 17:36:15 UTC 2012

I've been somewhat following this conversation - and this is totally 
trivial, but, I love WikiTravel, use it whenever I do travel, and 
actually, it was the first wiki I wrote content for (I used to only do 
gnomish things on Wikipedia).[1]

I still, to this very day, remember the first time I was given a 
compliment for my work on WikiTravel, by the co-founder, and that was 
before they had adverts. It's one of the examples I frequently use about 
how important praise on-wiki is. (It helped me stick around!)

I'd frankly be all about WikiTravel, and would really be interested in 
seeing it be a part of the Wikimedia community, especially so I can 
contribute to it ad free ;) . I know it'd open us up to a whole new can 
of COI worms, I think it'd make for a really valuable resource and give 
paid services and Frommer's/Lonely Planets a run for their "money."


[1] http://wikitravel.org/en/User:Missvain

On 4/10/12 1:27 PM, James Heilman wrote:
> Yes WikiTravel has some poorly sourced pages that ramble on. However so
> does Wikipedia. The solution is to increase the size of the community and
> quality will increase with time. We did not always have
> strike referencing guidelines. To get this project to grow we need to get
> it based in an environment where it can grow.
> The Spanish Wikipedia, if I remember correctly, threatened to split off in
> 2004 due to Wikipedia having no solid non profit foundation. Those are WT
> have the same concerns. They do not want all their volunteers efforts going
> to the bottom line of a for profit (Internet Brands). And would anyone
> blame them. If we within the Wikimedia Movement want to see this content
> improved we should welcome them into the WMF. We have 20 editors supporting
> this proposal as of April 10th, 2012.
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Travel_Guide

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