Wikitravel:Portuguese Wikitravel Report for 2 March 2006
Progress in general
Although we had 7 people signed up to help with with the Portuguese Wikitravel Expedidition, only two of them (myself included) have in fact answered to that call and started working on pt:, even though I've sent them e-mails and left messages on their user pages. Nevertheless, significant progress has has been achieved in this first month of this language version of Wikitravel.
We have put a lot of effort into creating the the basic set of guidelines for the contributors' work. This means translating important bits of the manual of style (including templates) and setting up some of the most relevant policies. If you check our help page you'll see that a lot of stuff already has its Portuguese version. Unfortunately, there hasn't been much discussion about those pages, which we expect to get when pt: achieves a larger user base.
Copyright has also been a major issue: lots of people tend to copy-and-paste articles from Wikipedia and/or other websites. We'd probably benefit from having more users that understand Wikitravel's copyleft in this case too.
We currently have 41 registered users and counting. Only 4 or 5, however, have been contributing on a more or less erratic basis. Apparently there are no regular anonymous contributors.
Focus during the next month
Portuguese wikitravel seems to have great potential for organised growth but won't go too far if we don't get more people working on it.
Your comments and suggestions will be appreciated. Ricardo (Rmx) 14:02, 2 March 2006 (EST)