Wikitravellers sometimes use their own brand of jargon which can be confusing for new users. This glossary attempts to explain some of the words and phrases used in discussions, edit summaries, or on IRC.
An article status rating higher than "usable" but lower than "star". Typically, a "guide" article has a lot of things to see and do and lots of places to eat and sleep, so that someone who wanted to visit the destination could use the article as their guide. A guide lacks the "finishing touches" (maps, formatting, editorial, writing, photos) that make a real star.
isIn, isin, IsIn
A reference to Template:IsIn, a tool to add breadcrumb navigation for a destination. Sometimes used to say "I added the isIn template here." Short for "is in", like "Siberia is in Russia".
Wikitravel's Manual of Style, which defines how Wikitravel articles should be formatted. "MoSing" means converting ad-hoc formatting to follow the Manual of Style.
Every Wikitravel page belongs to one of the Namespaces; which one depends on what the page is for and where it fits in the site.
Neutral point of view. The idea that all content should be presented fairly and without bias, and a philosophical cornerstone on Wikipedia. Wikitravel does not subscribe to this strictly, because the traveller's view comes first: instead, a "Be fair" policy is applied.
A redirection page is a page that automatically links to another page - see How to redirect a page for details.
revert, rv, rvt, rollback
Restoring an article to a previous version. Used for unwanted edits like graffiti, vandalism, spam or whenever the reverting Wikitraveller feels that previous edit(s) worsened the quality of an article. Reverting hard means reverting more than one user's edits.
Wikitravel Shared, the "shared" site for all the different language versions of Wikitravel. Images should be uploaded to this site, as well as news or discussions that affect all Wikitravellers (not just English-speaking ones).
Whether an article passes the "Can you sleep there?" criterion in Wikitravel:What is an article? guideline that defines whether places should have their own articles.
An outstanding article that has all the right content formatted and presented in exactly the right way. Star articles, in our opinion, are in coverage and usability comparable to or better than equivalent articles in commercial guidebooks. See also Star articles and Article status.
Too Much Information. Usually refers to content that goes on at length describing a specific attraction, information that's not really relevant to the traveler, or which will be very difficult to keep current because it changes too often.