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Hello Ae-a!

Wikitravels welcoming committee does eventually Welcomes Wikitravel:Welcome, Wikipedians to Wikitravel. Please take a sec to look at our copyleft and policies and guidelines, but feel free to plunge forward and edit some pages. Scanning the Manual of style, especially the article templates, can give you a good idea of how we like articles formatted. If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, and if you need some info not on there, post a message in the travellers' pub.

Thank you for contributing. Just one question though, what is this R with possibilities template on a number of redirects? -- Huttite 06:00, 25 Dec 2005 (EST)

Hi. Sorry for the late reply. I'm much more active on Wikipedia than I am on Wikitravel. On Wikipedia, there is a R with possibilities template. This is a template added to redirects in which the redirect-creator believes the redirect has the potential to bloom into an article. My usage of R with possibilities on WikiTravel is sort of a force of habit. Ae-a 10:01, 14 January 2007 (EST)

Wieliczka[edit]

Hi Ae-e - regarding the Wieliczka Salt Mine, as Sapphire said, individual attractions do not generally get their own article, but are instead absorbed into the article for the nearest town or city. For your reference, you might find the information on these two pages of some help: Wikitravel:What is an article? and Wikitravel:Manual of style - take it easy. WindHorse 09:34, 14 January 2007 (EST)

I've reverted some, if not all, of your edits to Wieliczka. I've also reverted your moving of the page to Wieliczka Salt Mine because typically attractions, like the Wieliczka salt mine do not get their own article. The article should be about the town of Wieliczka and should thus be properly named after the town, and not the salt mine.
If you have any information that can help improve our coverage of Wieliczka or any other destination please feel free to plunge forward. Thanks. -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 09:36, 14 January 2007 (EST)
Hi. Thanks for letting me know. As well as Wikitravel, I've just been editing the articles on Wikipedia about both Wieliczka and Wieliczka Salt Mine (I've not added any new information - just re-organised existing information). If you can read Polish (which I can't), the Polish Wikipedia article on Wieliczka looks like it contains plenty of material.
Just one question. Do only towns/countries get their own article, or do things like lakes and mountains get their own article too? Ae-a 10:06, 14 January 2007 (EST)
Generally only only cities or countries get their own articles, though there are exceptions, such as when an attraction is much grander than the nearest center of population or is too far away to be reasonably absorbed into its article. You'll find examples of what consitutes an independent article and what does not on this info page: Wikitravel:What is an article?. WindHorse 10:19, 14 January 2007 (EST)

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