First time the Recent Changes turns over in less than 24 hours
First time the travelwiki server keels over under the strain of too many requests.
First specialised travelwiki search script created
First time a script has to be removed for rendering the database unusable...
First person to leave the project in a huff
LOL I'm not really serious... I see pleasing signs of contribution while I've been sick - I haven't been pushed off the Recent Changes table in three days, but it's getting close. I'll try to start contributing again now I'm not flat on my backKJ 20:21, 21 Aug 2003 (PDT)
Can I claim First Wikitravel Field Researcher title if I travel to the Deutsches Museum in Munich this week and write about it? ;-) Obviously nobody else has put a claim to that yet here, so... :-) --Nils 06:06, 22 Mar 2004 (EST)
I do have to say: de-factbooking the last few dozen remaining imports the past couple days was a rather interesting excursion through many tiny little islands, some vast swaths of Africa, and... how did Mexico manage to go so long without a full factbookectomy?
Wikitravel:Milestones mentions getting all CIA factbook imports edited away. I think all the external links sections are gone. I've been hitting "random page" and finding breadcrumbless articles to fix, but that works poorly now; most articles have the navigation hierarchy breadcrumbs. Is there a way to search for all articles without breadcrumbs? Maybe we could fix them all and declare another milestone. Pashley 21:26, 26 September 2006 (EDT)
I dont think we'll ever be completely breadcrumbed - people will always create articles and leave them without the isin, so it's probably not worth putting on the milestone page! Tim 17:51, 30 October 2006 (EST)
Just curious; why not put the isIn tag in the blank page template? --justfred 18:46, 30 October 2006 (EST)
I just did that for the blank region template because I was getting tired of writing it in myself. Hopefully not a problem! --PeterfitzgeraldTalk 20:05, 10 April 2007 (EDT)
I've already posted this message on Shared, but wanted to make sure people here didn't miss it:
FYI, we're about to hit 50,000 articles across all language versions in the next two–three weeks or so! Sounds to me like a good time for a press release, preferably in multiple languages. --PeterTalk 16:54, 17 August 2009 (EDT)
To that end I've been keeping stats on a google spreadsheet as long back as the data is uniform, was going to upload the graphs when we hit the mark, but if someone does a press release, it might be useful to have the spreadsheet and graphs (note that I'm on a really wide screen so it's probably going to look rubbish on narrower screens :oD )--Stefan (sertmann)Talk 17:39, 17 August 2009 (EDT)
Curiously we'll hit around 2 million total edits at just about the same time if I'm not mistaken --Stefan (sertmann)Talk 17:40, 17 August 2009 (EDT)
Double posting again (from Shared): my comment looks a little silly now! I think we actually hit 50,000 articles at 06:44, 17 August 2009 GMT. And the 50,000th article was en:Charlotte Pass. (If I haven't made any accounting errors.) --PeterTalk 18:48, 21 August 2009 (EDT)
I'll take your word for it, but can I ask how you figured that out? Jpatokal 01:59, 22 August 2009 (EDT)
Accounting error #1 discovered—it should be en:Khancoban at 07:00, 17 August 2009 GMT.
I checked the newpages logs across all language versions that increased their page count over the last period. There were 78 articles created from 00:00 17 August 2009 CST (Chicago time: GMT-5) to the time of the StatScript update. From there, it was just a matter of finding which was the third article created on 17 Aug (on Chicago time), and that's Khancoban. I'd trust this better, though, if someone else looked into it and came up with the same result.
The only part of this work that was a pain was having to log in to all these versions & setting the date/time in my preferences for each and every one... --PeterTalk 17:13, 22 August 2009 (EDT)
I removed the "first banned user" and "first banned IP" as milestones as I don't think those are events worth recording for posterity. If anyone disagrees please revert and we can discuss, but this page generally captures good events in Wikitravel's history, and bans are not good events. -- Ryan • (talk) • 16:33, 20 May 2011 (EDT)
Folks, we have surpassed 25,000 articles on the English version of Wikitravel, and we hardly knew it! (Partially because StatScript seems to need some repairs.) The honors appear to have gone out on 17 June 2011 to the modest country town of Trowbridge, Wiltshire in the southwest of England. --PeterTalk 17:23, 31 July 2011 (EDT)
Dear old Trowbridge. That's probably the most important thing that town has ever been involved in :) --Burmesedays 20:48, 8 August 2011 (EDT)