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Wikitravel:Country guide status

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This page describes the criteria for determining the article status of Country 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. A page of graffiti with a nonsense title would have this status.
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 (this can be as short as a single sentence describing where the country is) and a template outline laid out for the article. Some of the sections of the template may have content, but not all of them. You should know where the destination is but the article does not have enough information to get you to the destination and keep you alive.
3 Usable Has links to at least 4 cities and/or region guides ("usable" status or better), and a Get in section describing all of the typical ways to get there. Information about the country's currency, language, and culture is included. An adventurous person could use the article and the linked destination guides without recourse to other information sources to get to these places, eat, and sleep. They would probably be able to find at least the most prominent attraction in the country.
4 Guide The article will be helpful for the average traveler. It gives you different choices for which regions or cities to visit, and information on attractions and things to do for at least a few days in the country. Listings and layout closely match the manual of style. There will be multiple ways to get in, some suggestions for moving out, and information on getting around. At least a few things are missing to make this a star article.
5 Star The article has a tourist-style map showing all the linked destinations and routes between them. The format either matches the manual of style exactly or is 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 major changes in the region or its sights than improvements in the coverage.

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This page has been nominated for deletion. After taking a look at the deletion policy, please weigh in with your opinion at Wikitravel:Votes for deletion. Please do not remove this notice as it must remain on the article until the nomination discussion is complete. If you are the author of this article, this nomination is not a critique of your work, but is instead a notice that the article title or subject may not meet Wikitravel's criteria, or that the content might belong in another Wikitravel article.
This article is still a stub and needs your attention. It does not have a template. Please plunge forward and help it grow!

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!

This country guide is usable. It has links to this country's major cities and other destinations (and all are at usable status or better), a valid regional structure and information about this country's currency, language, cuisine, and culture is included. At least the most prominent attraction is identified with directions. An adventurous person could use this article, but please plunge forward and help it grow!

This is a guide article. It has a variety of good, quality information about the country, including links to places to visit, attractions, arrival and departure info. Plunge forward and help us make it a star!

Star-icon.png This is a star article. It is a high-quality article complete with maps, photos, and great information about the country. If you know of something that has changed, please plunge forward and help it grow!



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