[Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide Wiki

Kevin Gorman kgorman at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 15:18:12 UTC 2012

For clarity, by verifiability of sources, what I meant was "we know
where this image came from and know it's freely licensed" - nothing
beyond that

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 8:16 AM, Kevin Gorman <kgorman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Commons has a policy dealing with neutrality, but it's very different
> than that of, say, the Wikipedias - and is I would think even less
> strict than what could reasonably be formulated for a travel guide.
> They also have no policy on verifiability, except for requiring
> verifiability of sources.  Wikiversity doesn't require NPOV on all of
> their content pages.  I'm sure there are other WMF websites that do
> not require NPOVness or verifiability.
> I do not think NPOV/verifiability issues are at all a problem in
> accepting a travel site in to the WMF fold - although it would be good
> perhaps if they start citing the history sections.  I think a travel
> guide fits in with the aims of the WMF, and I think that there would
> be beneficial synergy between the existing travel guide community and
> the existing Wikimedia community.
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> Kevin Gorman
> user:kgorman-ucb

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