Wikitravel:Celebrate a contribution
 Celebrations list
After so long of my own procrastination, a man who just did it: please join me in congratulating User:ClausHansen who finally plunged forward in redefining districts and splitting all listings from the main article into district pages. Great work, indeed! --DenisYurkin 16:09, 13 May 2011 (EDT)
A very nice little regional dive guide article by a new contributor, including a quality dive site sub-article on Scuba diving in the British Virgin Islands/RMS Rhone, and a nice travel topic article on Wreck diving. • • • Peter (Southwood) Talk 03:56, 4 May 2011 (EDT)
 The Primary U.S. Interstate Highway System Routeboxed!
As of now, all one and two-digit routes of the U.S. Interstate Highway system (which makes up most of the actual inter-state highways, seeing that most three-digit routes serve just one metro area) have been added to the routebox system!
Of course, there's still a lot of work to be done on the routeboxes - there's some of those three-digit interstates, and all those U.S. Highways, turnpikes, and what not - but for the moment I think we can point to this as a major accomplishment for the routebox system. PerryPlanet Talk 14:22, 4 March 2011 (EST)
- I guess that is something of a milestone! Nice going, • • • Peter (Southwood) Talk 03:56, 4 May 2011 (EDT)
A long time goal, spearheaded by the Wikitravel:Maryland Expedition has finally come to fruition after tons of really hard work: Maryland is the first U.S. state to reach guide status! When you consider the huge number of sub-destinations (especially linked destinations from each subregion!) that needed to be improved to at least usable status, this was really difficult! I think, clearly, it's appropriate to celebrate with a jumbo lump crab cake and some Natty Boh. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Peterfitzgerald (talk • contribs)
- Nice work, Will we be seeing a Star nomination sometime? Seriously, though, I know the feeling. Getting the linked articles up to standard is often the largest part of the work, and not easily appreciated by people who were not involved in the project • • • Peter (Southwood) Talk 02:43, 10 January 2011 (EST)
 First dive guide reaches Star
For me a huge milestone today. Regional dive guide Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay has reached star after hundreds of hours of work. This guide was my original reason for joining the Wikitravel community and it has been a major experience. The guide was originally intended to be published as a web-site, then I was persuaded that a print book would be better, but after a few years of work I came to the conclusion that a co-operative website would be best in the long run, and since Wikipedia, which would have been my choice, does not allow "original research", and the material was almost all original research, I looked further and found Wikitravel. I spent a day or two reading through the policies and procedures and realised this was the place. The rest is history (for anyone mad enough to research it, as the whole mind-numbing record is here). Anyway, I plunged forward as was recommended, and with the help and advice of a number of you folk, have got the main article up to star. It is far from finished, but the quality is way better than I expected. The following Wikitravellers are particularly due thanks for their advice and support.
And in no particular order:
- Between the rounds, would you consider accepting a barnstar for your tremendous work? --DenisYurkin 16:39, 29 November 2010 (EST)
- Ironically, while Wikipedia doesn't allow original research, I would think that your Wikitravel articles would now be a sufficient reference to allow inclusion there :) In any case, I'm sure I'm not alone in expressing how glad everyone at Wikitravel is that you decided to contribute here, and how tremendously impressive your dedication has been in creating some amazing guides. Kudos to you! -- Ryan • (talk) • 22:43, 29 November 2010 (EST)
 Work on Bangkok
According to DennisYurkin, it's time to celebrate! ;-) I've worked for months on Bangkok and all the districts are now in a decent guide status, and have maps, with two articles at star status :D. Thanks for everyone who contributed and helped, the next virtual round is on you ^^ --globe-trotter 02:37, 28 November 2010 (EST)
- Well done, Globe-trotter! Keep up the good work ;-) • • • Peter (Southwood) Talk 12:40, 28 November 2010 (EST)
- Cheers to you! Looks like Bangkok has gone from being one of our messier articles to a useful guide. Nicely done! -- Ryan • (talk) • 22:45, 29 November 2010 (EST)
 A third dive site promoted to Starthird Cape Town dive site to reach Star status
- Doubles for Seascapeza, Ryan and G.Zsilavecz, for reviews and comments • • • Peter (Southwood) Talk 10:22, 12 November 2010 (EST)
- Personally I believe it's worth a barnstar to create 3 star articles in a row (not mentioning to have a queue of several dozens to come). --DenisYurkin 17:25, 12 November 2010 (EST)
- A huge round of applause! Or, since we're underwater, I guess a big thumbs to our partners in the scuba gear. PerryPlanet Talk 18:20, 12 November 2010 (EST)
- Thanks folks, but don't hold your breath for the "several dozens to come", the production rate is unlikely to go up very much. I will try to have one in the pipeline whenever possible. The good news is that I may have managed to persuade a couple of other divers to start surveying. The bad news is that they will probably send their raw data to me to make into maps. (not really bad news ;-) • • • Peter (Southwood) Talk 00:48, 13 November 2010 (EST)
 This page!yard of ale to Denis for fostering community spirit by proposing and creating this page. Cheers! • • • Peter (Southwood) Talk 09:26, 30 October 2010 (EDT)
- Thanks, Peter. Honestly, I've initiated the page for a selfish reason of finding more motivation for myself to get published my travel notes I bring with me from every vacation, several times a year.
- This is also my personal milestone, a first serious community page I've created at Wikitravel (Wikitravel:How to describe yourself doesn't count). Managing the whole consensus thing is still something to master for me--at least this page proves for me that there's some progress with that skills.
- And the whole undertaking was impossible to implement without your elaboration, complimentary ideas and wording--plus all the input and support from all those who took part in the discussion. Cheers! --DenisYurkin 16:55, 30 October 2010 (EDT)