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Wikitravel:Portuguese Wikitravel Report for 2 April 2006

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Progress[edit]

Progress in general[edit]

  • Article count: 154. Mostly outlines but a few significant contributions have been made and there are 3 new usable articles (although we haven't established article rating there yet) and a few new images too.
  • Translation of core policies and help pages has advanced and is almost finished. A Translation Expedition has been started but had no concrete results yet.
  • Had our first deleted images (copyvios) after the due voting
  • Detected a few positive reactions towards the Portuguese-language version on weblogs and Linux communities but nothing on the big media yet.
  • Decided to postpone upload of country templates until they get proper discussion

New users[edit]

19 new registered users (58 now, a 50% increase) but only 2 or 3 making actual contributions and only on specific articles (except for the very helpful User:Episteme who's been interlanguage-ing articles in all versions). Apparently there are no regular anonymous contributors.

Focus during the next month[edit]

  • Translate more of the Manual of style
  • Keep on promoting pt: especially in Wikipedia (I'm using a special MediaWiki template for that there) and towards lusophone countries other than Brazil
  • Bulk upload of flags to Wikitravel Shared would still be useful, though I don't know how to do it myself

Special issues[edit]

  • When interlanguage links to a pt: user page are placed on other language versions, the software won't suppress the namespace only for Portuguese. Check it here and here
  • I've tried editing the system message but can't make a wiki link out of the html on link on the top of pt:Especial:Watchlist
Fixed. Ricardo (Rmx) 18:22, 10 April 2006 (EDT)

Conclusion[edit]

  • Pt: is operating quite smoothly
  • There is still no real community in activity but as the number of users and articles increases, we can expect to have one.

Comments[edit]

Thanks for your incoming comments. Ricardo (Rmx) 17:14, 2 April 2006 (EDT)

First, thanks for your excellent work on pt:. I'm very proud and appreciative of what you've done there, and I think pt: is a great example of a Wikitravel language version.
Second, please hang in there. It takes time to build up a new wiki. When en: started, we had an initial rush and some frenetic activity, and then about 3-6 months of torpor before we started growing again. New language versions can kind of benefit from each others' experience, but I think the main thing is persistence and patience.
Lastly, if I recall correctly User:Jpatokal said something about doing a mass upload of flags and maps to shared. Maybe check with him? --Evan 09:55, 5 April 2006 (EDT)
Mr. Roboto is uploading maps and flags right now. It should be finished by the end of today. Jpatokal

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