Wikitravel talk:No advice from Captain Obvious

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No advice from Captain Obvious[edit]

swept in from the pub

Inspired partly by User:Inas#Respect, I whipped up a little page for a new pseudo-policy called Wikitravel:No advice from Captain Obvious. Comments welcome -- is this worth elevating from personal rant to an actual policy? Jpatokal 05:22, 22 November 2009 (EST)

  • Support This is a pet hate of mine on wikitravel. Tarr3n 05:42, 7 December 2009 (EST)
  • Support - I like it. Texugo 09:23, 7 December 2009 (EST)
  • Support, but see also my query on its talk page. Pashley 09:59, 7 December 2009 (EST)
  • Support - It's exactly what we needed. PerryPlanet Talk 13:52, 7 December 2009 (EST)
It's bumped up to a part of the Manual of Style now, and the redirect obvious points to it. Please help me link it in where appropriate. Jpatokal 17:31, 11 December 2009 (EST)


Like it. Sums up the idea entertainingly. Andyfarrell 12:05, 22 November 2009 (EST)

Looks good to me, too, although we may need a new image - despite the licensing on Flickr, that image also appears copyrighted at -- Ryan • (talk) • 13:46, 22 November 2009 (EST)

The basic idea is great! Do we need to add something about things that might be obvious to an experienced traveller, or an to expat in some country, but not to the novice visitor? Some of those are exactly what we do want to cover. Pashley 00:36, 7 December 2009 (EST)

Yes. Added. Jpatokal 17:42, 11 December 2009 (EST)

Policy / Essay[edit]

This edit changed the article to remove its category (all articles in the Wikitravel: namespace should have categories) and to add a disclaimer that "this article is an essay, not a policy". The article is frequently cited as a guideline, so I'm not sure if the disclaimer is needed - Wikitravel doesn't really create a distinction between guidelines and policies that I'm aware of. -- Ryan • (talk) • 17:52, 13 December 2010 (EST)

I've removed the "essay, not a policy" disclaimer since this guideline is frequently cited in reverts. -- Ryan • (talk) • 01:47, 24 January 2011 (EST)