Wikitravel:4 October 2005
I want to float an idea I've been thinking about with respect to photo galleries for Wikitravel. We have some spartan rules for including photos on a destination guide (see Wikitravel:Image policy), which I still think is a good idea. Printed guides should concentrate more on the written, practical information.
But, for Web readers, there may be some value in having more photos -- maybe even lots of photos -- on a separate page from the destination page. Photographs convey more of the spirit and excitement of a destination than prose does.
My idea here is that a destination guide for Juneau would link (possibly automatically) to a page that uses the MediaWiki gallery feature to show lots of images of Juneau. We could have that page be in a new namespace, like Gallery:Juneau or Photos:Juneau.
We might also want to start having per-user galleries ("my latest trips"), either in the same namespace, or in a new namespace like User photos:Evan.
The idea here is to rev up the visual appeal of wikitravel.org, and keep from choking off contributions by photographers.
Comments? --Evan 10:57, 4 Oct 2005 (EDT)
I saw this Frapper tool today, which does some group-to-map stuff. I created a Wikitravel Frapper group, which may or may not be interesting. Check it out if you'd like. --Evan 11:50, 4 Oct 2005 (EDT)