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Talk:Previous Destinations of the month

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Format[edit]

Any comments on the graphical format? Should the calendar run in reverse so the latest destination is up top? One thing I'd like to fix is the excess whitespace to the left of each thumb... Jpatokal 07:08, 16 Oct 2004 (EDT)

Looks good. Professorbiscuit 10:03, 16 Oct 2004 (EDT)
I like it. -- Colin 12:23, 16 Oct 2004 (EDT)
One more thing I don't like is that a new user is likely to click on the picture to get to the article, but will just get a big picture instead. Any way to edit where a thumbnail links to? Jpatokal 01:15, 18 Oct 2004 (EDT)
Tweaked the formatting a little more, but for the life of me I can't get Kathmandu's picture to align center or right -- it's firmly fixed to the left side, ignoring the align=center directive (while valign=top works just fine). Sigh. Jpatokal 04:15, 16 Nov 2004 (EST)

Figured it out! This does the trick:

|| valign="top" align="center" | [[Image:Paris-eiffel-tower.jpg|thumb|none|120px|caption]]

Not exactly intuitive, but at least it works... Jpatokal 02:20, 15 Dec 2004 (EST)

You should really change it so the most recent is at the top, it's more intuitive that way IMO. -- 193.24.32.39 04:49, 26 Jan 2005 (EST)

Erm, I mean, within each year section. -- 193.24.32.36 04:50, 26 Jan 2005 (EST)
Done. Jpatokal 22:40, 1 Feb 2005 (EST)

The left-to-right, bottom-to-top chronological order seems counterintuitive to me. Since the top/bottom direction is backwards, it would seem more natural for the left/right direction to be backwards as well. That is, if I skim the page in standard western reading order (left-to-right, top-to-bottom) I'd expect them to go in reverse chronological order, with the most recent item being in the top left corner. - Todd VerBeek 11:19, 11 May 2006 (EDT)

Namespace[edit]

Is this page at the correct namespace? Shouldn't it be on Wikitravel: instead? --Rmx 21:10, 15 Feb 2006 (EST)

Depends on whether you think this is 'another way of seeing travel' (ie. a list of interesting places with good Wikitravel articles) or just an administrative page. Jpatokal 21:47, 15 Feb 2006 (EST)
I agree that it could be seen as another way of seeing travel, but since Wikitravel:Destination of the Month candidates and Wikitravel:Previous collaborations of the week are already in the Wikitravel namespace, it seems like it would also make sense to move this page to that namespace. I wouldn't cry if it stayed where it was, but for consistency sake it would seem to make sense. -- Ryan 15:56, 18 Feb 2006 (EST)
I agree, Wikitravel: should be in front of it, so it matches with the other pages. The same goes for Previously Off the beaten path. --globe-trotter 19:37, 8 September 2011 (EDT)
I strongly disagree. The candidates page is in the Wikitravel namespace because it's an internal process; this page is a travel topic that archives data from our main page. Collaborations are also an internal process -- though that one could go either way since we do list the collaborations on the main page. LtPowers 20:06, 8 September 2011 (EDT)
This is not a travel topic, it does not have the {{traveltopic}} and {{outlinetopic}} tags. I also don't see how this page could ever be developed as a usable, guide or star travel topic. Now this article has the name of a destination article. Wikitravel:Star articles is also on the frontpage, has a similar function and is in the Wikitravel namespace. But well, never mind it, as it's not such an important discussion anyway. --globe-trotter 20:16, 8 September 2011 (EDT)
I think one could make a strong argument for Wikitravel:Star articles to move to mainspace as well. LtPowers 08:48, 9 September 2011 (EDT)
I think you need to make a case for having a different type of mainspace article then. As globe-trotter says, this isn't an travel article, travel topic, or itinerary. Personally, I think this is way out of place in the main namespace. Any travel site, guide, person, book can use our main namespace guides. They contain travel specific info. However, this is a list of Wikitravel chosen articles, it is specific to the Wikitravel site - so it doesn't belong in the main namespace. Wikipedia doesn't place its "good articles" list in the main namespace. --Inas 22:48, 16 November 2011 (EST)
I'm not saying it has to be, but I also don't see why it couldn't be a travel topic. Main Page is in mainspace but is specific to the Wikitravel site, after all. LtPowers 19:41, 17 November 2011 (EST)
Arguably, some of what is on the main page should be on the Wikitravel:Project page, which is somewhat neglected as a result. Still, two wrongs don't make a right, and the splash page is easier to justify as an exception. --Inas 20:29, 17 November 2011 (EST)

Adding descriptions[edit]

I am wondering why we omit the descriptions at this page. I think they are a good way of making the featured destinations more lively. They shouldn't be too hard to add, as we have already used descriptions when the items were featured at the frontpage. The only thing is that we must make some changes to the design of this page. I'd like to hear more opinions about this. --globe-trotter 18:40, 14 September 2011 (EDT)

It's already pretty long. I kinda like the gallery-like format. Maybe you could work on a mockup? LtPowers 19:14, 14 September 2011 (EDT)

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