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Travel Blog[edit]

  • I don't think this contributes anything. Also, an external links magnet. Delete. -- Jonboy 22:06, 3 October 2006 (EDT)
  • Delete in current form. It's mostly encyclopaedic and link-farmy with a smattering of lukewarm opinions about keeping in touch and the like. Do we have non-platitudes to offer on this subject? I don't. It's just as hard as writing an article about "how to write emails home". Hypatia 08:26, 7 October 2006 (EDT)
    • Merge with Travel writing (which could also contain a section on writing other personal travel accounts) Hypatia 17:24, 8 October 2006 (EDT)
  • Delete As Perry Mason used to say, "Incompetent, irrelevant and immaterial. Also bogus. OldPine 16:34, 7 October 2006 (EDT)
  • Delete. I don't see much potential here except as a definition, and a mere definition doesn't fit the project. SHC 18:18, 7 October 2006 (EDT)
  • We really need to offer this information for travellers. I don't think Wikitravel is the appropriate place, but WikiHow offers a great platform for this type of article. In fact they have this article - Keep-a-Travel-Blog. Maybe interwiki links to WikiHow would be appropriate and add a link in the Travel writing article that Jani started a few days ago. -- Sapphire
  • Keep, or perhaps redirect to Travel writing if that article covers the ground. Having personal travel journals here is an explicit non-goal, but many travellers want to keep these and some will find them useful for planning, so we should have some links to them. However, being a web index is also a non-goal, so better to link to things like Wikihow. Pashley 19:28, 7 October 2006 (EDT)
    • I actually intended Travel writing to cover commercial travel writing, ie. the kind where you get paid. But I could see a section on just-for-fun blogging in there too. Jpatokal 12:51, 14 October 2006 (EDT)
      • This is the solution I'd prefer: redirect this to Travel writing, with an appropriate section added to that article. Who will bell (or should I say blog) the cat? -- Bill-on-the-Hill 18:18, 15 October 2006 (EDT)
  • Related issues are under discussion at shared:Wikitravel_Shared:Travellers'_pub#Wikitours_-_a_non-goal.3F (Spanish and French versions have a place for personal accounts. Should everyone? Should Spanish & French ones go?) and Pub#Not_a_Travelogue (someone asking where travelogues go). I think we need a generic solution. However, I agree we don't want such accounts on Wikitravel, or at the very least, not in the main namespace. Maybe having a page like this to link out to them is the best solution. It seems silly to ignore them completely; in one sense they are very much a "primary source". Just linking to World66 and suggesting people blog there does not seem to be a complete solution; there are so many other blogs already. Pashley 02:34, 8 October 2006 (EDT)
    • This isn't a personal account itself though... it's an article about travel blogs, not a travel blog itself. Hypatia 17:22, 8 October 2006 (EDT)
  • Redirect to the newly created Wikitravel:Writers' Expedition, which isn't a perfect solution but is one that seems reasonable for now. Redirect wherever, I was just trying to find an alternative since Jani didn't like the Travel writing suggestion. -- Ryan 18:57, 19 October 2006 (EDT)
    • I think that Travel writing is the better place for the redirect, but a clear consensus seems to be emerging to keep the thing, so we can figure out the best redirect at leisure. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 09:42, 20 October 2006 (EDT)
  • Rather than redirecting or deleting is it possible to keep this and make an article of it? I don't think we should really merge it with travel writing and there's likely to be enough information about the topic that it could stand on it's own. My biggest concern about letting it stand on its own is how many hundreds of links it may attract. I think Jani did a great job on Travel writing by giving an example of a service rather than making a list of do-it-yourself book publishers. I think we could do the same with this, and use a similar layout that Jani created for the writing article. -- Sapphire 16:02, 20 October 2006 (EDT)
  • So where do we stand on this? There are several comments about redirecting, several about keeping, and at least two clear deletes. Given the lack of any consensus I suspect a redirect is a good temporary solution - so would anyone be opposed to redirecting to Travel writing? -- Ryan 15:32, 27 October 2006 (EDT)
    • The deed is done, but I'm not sure the last word has been spoken on this one; please continue the conversation on the appropriate talk page (this discussion has been copied there). -- Bill-on-the-Hill 22:16, 27 October 2006 (EDT)

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