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| The article it gives you '''different choices''' for accommodation and eating out, and information on '''multiple attractions''' and things to do. Listings and layout closely match the '''[[Wikitravel:Manual of style|manual of style]]'''. Any '''district''' articles are at least "usable" status. There will be '''multiple ways to get in''', some suggestions for '''moving out''', and information on '''getting around'''.
 
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| The article is a real guide; in addition, it has a tourist-style '''map''' showing how to get around the destination, with major attractions, restaurants, etc. that match the listings in the guide. Layout and listing formats either '''match the [[Wikitravel:Manual of style|manual of style]] exactly''' or are the exception that proves the rule. Prose is not only '''near-perfect''' grammatically but also tight, effective, and enjoyable. At least one good-quality '''photo''' accompanies the article; preferably 2-3 showing famous or important attractions. Enough variety of content is presented that residents and experienced visitors would have little to point out as absent. Changes to this kind of article more reflect changes in the destination (a museum closes or a hotel price changes) than improvements in the coverage.
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| It has a tourist-style '''map''' showing how to get around the destination, with major attractions, restaurants, etc. that match the listings in the guide. Layout and listing formats either '''match the [[Wikitravel:Manual of style|manual of style]] exactly''' or are the exception that proves the rule. Any '''district''' articles are at least "guide" status. Prose is not only '''near-perfect''' grammatically but also tight, effective, and enjoyable. At least one good-quality '''photo''' accompanies the article; preferably 2-3 showing famous or important attractions.
 
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Revision as of 15:24, 15 April 2006

This page describes the criteria for determining the article status of City guide articles.

Status Name Description
0 Vfd Not an article, with a page name that has little or no prospect of being turned into an article or being redirected to an article. While it may contain information, that information does not meet Wikitravel's goals.
1 Stub An article with little or no information in it, or not formatted even close to the manual of style. An article with no template would have this status.
2 Outline Has at least the normal introductory paragraph (for a place this can be as short as a single sentence describing where it is located) and a template outline laid out for the article. Some of the sections of the template may have content, but not all of them.
3 Usable Has at least a Get In section and one Eat and Sleep listing each with contact information. At least the most prominent attraction is identified with directions.
4 Guide The article it gives you different choices for accommodation and eating out, and information on multiple attractions and things to do. Listings and layout closely match the manual of style. Any district articles are at least "usable" status. There will be multiple ways to get in, some suggestions for moving out, and information on getting around.
5 Star It has a tourist-style map showing how to get around the destination, with major attractions, restaurants, etc. that match the listings in the guide. Layout and listing formats either match the manual of style exactly or are the exception that proves the rule. Any district articles are at least "guide" status. Prose is not only near-perfect grammatically but also tight, effective, and enjoyable. At least one good-quality photo accompanies the article; preferably 2-3 showing famous or important attractions.


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{{stub}}
This article is still a stub and needs your attention. It does not have a template. Please plunge forward and help it grow!



{{outline}}
This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!


{{usable}}
This is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please plunge forward and help it grow!


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{{star}} Template:Star

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