Wikitravel talk:Ways to help Wikitravel
There are currently 61 unused images. Time for a clean-up ? --Nzpcmad 03:13, 9 Oct 2004 (EDT)
I got interested in this because I wanted to kill the following birds with one stone:
So far, I've merged Wikitravel:Non-administrator tasks into this (simply because "non-administrator tasks" are also ways to help Wikitravel). Now I want to divide this into three groups of tasks:
I am okay if this page is split into three. I'd love it if many of the tasks here expanded into full-fledged "expeditions" with active participation of Wikitravellers (An "isIn expedition", for example where people will actively add isIns, bring missing or incorrect isIns to other people's notice, etc.) Comments, criticisms, suggestions and help in doing this gratefully appreciated. — Ravikiran 14:41, 14 May 2006 (EDT)
Checklist for Wikitravellers on the road?
Swept in from the Pub:
Is there anywhere a list of suggestions for someone on a trip who wants to maximize the usefulness of their experience to this site? If not, would it be worthwile to create such a list. I'm thinking of something like:
Etc. Jonboy 09:51, 20 Feb 2006 (EST)
I'm guessing the automatic spellchecker is pretty obsolete since it doesn't work and no one has said anything on its talk page for the last year. Can this be removed from the Wikitravel:Ways to help Wikitravel page? Or is it something that is trying to be fixed? -- Fastestdogever 11:56, 19 March 2007 (EDT)
A gentle reminder
Archived from the Pub:
There are now a lot of new regular users, including new admins. I just thought I'd point out that there is a page called Wikitravel:Ways to help Wikitravel that lists out how you can help Wikitravel. In particular, I'd like to draw your attention to the first item that lists some useful pages like Special:Orphan pages that give you something to do when you are in the mood for boring maintenance work to pass your time. — Ravikiran 06:27, 16 February 2007 (EST)
A question to verify something
Swept in from the pub:
Hello i would just like to know where i could find info for a town or city on the web? I'am not clear on the copyright regulations so if someone could help me out that would be great. I really love travel guides and this is a free one so i would be more than glad to work on some towns/cities. One more thing i have no books at my apartment where i can find information like sleep, eat, buy? I only have the internet and i would like to know where i can find some free information on another website because i can't tell you like if boston was blank and i started it i would only know sleep the ritz carlton and eat would be like chinatown but if i wanted to start a new town or city i would have to find information from the web due to no experience with traveling to other places unfortunatly i havent been to many places. If anyone could steer me in the direction that would help a bunch otherwise if i can not contribute to wikitravel i guess i will only be able to read but i hope i can create. Thank You --Thehighlands 23:44, 11 February 2008 (EST)
Where is the community?
Swept in from the Pub:
OK, this maybe be a bit provocative and cocky, for someone who has been here a short time as i have. But hey, bear with me - I'm new :). While I've become absolutely enchanted by the scope of this site, and really impressed by the daily number of contributions. I'm quite disappointed with the community involvement of the place - it seems a bit like a large number of "anonymous" contributors, and very little soul - with the exception of few Sysops, and in particular Peter, whom i think is absolutely amazing, and it was his praise that made me want to do continuous contributions here.
Please note that I'm not targeting anyone (not least the janitors - it's obviously working, since the articles are all nice and clean). And granted, I'm a bit disappointed by the fact that my own star nomination which I worked really hard on, didn't get any more comments after two weeks. But still - the collaboration of the month is not working - which it really should at a place like this. I've been trying to patrol new edits - but can't keep up, because very few users seem to be chipping in doing this, and what about the welcomes? - which i think is one of the best things about this place (I tried doing some myself for the first time today). Did we loose all the fiery souls with the IB take over?
Come on people, you don't need to have sysop rights, to chip in on the janitorial work around here, look around the talk pages, welcome new users, join in on the different expeditions, talk in the pub, contribute with your opinion in the Destination of the month, of the beaten patch and star nominations sections - Make a name for yourself - please help give the place some soul and grow the community :)
- Stefan (Sertmann 20:14, 18 October 2008 (EDT))