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This Expedition is the '''Collaboration of the month''' for '''September 2011'''.
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This Expedition is the '''Collaboration of the month''' from '''September 2011 onwards'''.
 
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*[[User:Texugo|texugo]] 03:14, 10 September 2011 (EDT)
 
*[[User:Texugo|texugo]] 03:14, 10 September 2011 (EDT)
 
*[[User:Justme|Justme]] 10:13, 13 September 2011 (EDT)
 
*[[User:Justme|Justme]] 10:13, 13 September 2011 (EDT)
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*[[User:AHeneen|AHeneen]] 22:29, 29 October 2011 (EDT)
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*[[User:Maximilianklein|maximilianklein]] 05:08, 5 November 2011 (EDT) I'll work on Israel
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*[[User:Simulacra|simulacra]] 05:08, 25 January 2012 (EDT) I'll work on Belize
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* [[User:Kodzos|Kodzos]] 07:58, 11 May 2012 (EDT) I will look at the UK, Malaysia and Ghana to start with
  
 
==Standards==
 
==Standards==
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Sections should be filled with quality prose, not with lazy bulleted lists.
 
Sections should be filled with quality prose, not with lazy bulleted lists.
  
Longer See sections should be subdivided by type of attractions (e.g., historical, natural, modern, etc.).
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Longer See sections should be subdivided in a relevant way, for example by type of attractions (e.g., historical, natural, modern, etc.).
 
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===High quality examples===
 
===High quality examples===
  
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*[[Argentina]]
 
*[[Argentina]]
 
*[[Brazil]] - [[User:Texugo|texugo]] 03:14, 10 September 2011 (EDT)
 
*[[Brazil]] - [[User:Texugo|texugo]] 03:14, 10 September 2011 (EDT)
*[[Canada]]
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*[[Canada]] - [[User:Shaund|Shaund]] 01:23, 15 September 2011 (EDT)
*[[France]]
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*[[Israel]] - [[User:Maximilianklein|maximilianklein]] 05:08, 5 November 2011 (EDT)
*[[Germany]]
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*[[Greece]]
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*[[Israel]]
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*[[Malaysia]]
 
*[[Malaysia]]
*[[Mexico]]
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*[[Mexico]] --[[User:Peterfitzgerald|Peter]] <small><sup>[[User_talk:Peterfitzgerald|Talk]]</sup></small> 17:20, 22 September 2011 (EDT)
 
*[[Palestine]]
 
*[[Palestine]]
*[[Peru]]'''
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*[[Peru]]
*[[Poland]]
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*[[Russia]]  --[[User:Peterfitzgerald|Peter]] <small><sup>[[User_talk:Peterfitzgerald|Talk]]</sup></small> 17:53, 6 September 2011 (EDT)
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*[[South Africa]]
 
*[[South Africa]]
 
*[[South Korea]]
 
*[[South Korea]]
 
*[[Spain]]
 
*[[Spain]]
*[[United Kingdom]]
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*[[United Kingdom]]--[[User:Burmesedays|burmesedays]] 00:04, 14 September 2011 (EDT)
 
*[[Vietnam]]
 
*[[Vietnam]]
 
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==Full list of countries missing useful See sections==
 
==Full list of countries missing useful See sections==
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*[[Chad]]
 
*[[Chad]]
 
*[[Mali]]
 
*[[Mali]]
*[[Mauritania]]
 
 
*[[Niger]]
 
*[[Niger]]
 
*[[Sudan]]
 
*[[Sudan]]
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*[[Equatorial Guinea]]
 
*[[Equatorial Guinea]]
 
*[[Gabon]]
 
*[[Gabon]]
*[[São Tomé and Príncipe]]
 
 
*[[South Sudan]]
 
*[[South Sudan]]
  
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*[[Seychelles]]
 
*[[Seychelles]]
 
*[[Somalia]]
 
*[[Somalia]]
*[[Uganda]]
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*[[Uganda]]--[[User:Burmesedays|burmesedays]] 00:01, 14 September 2011 (EDT)
  
 
===Southern Africa===
 
===Southern Africa===
  
*[[Botswana]]
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*[[Botswana]] - added starter, long enough? [[User:AHeneen|AHeneen]] 17:35, 28 October 2011 (EDT)
 
*[[Mozambique]]
 
*[[Mozambique]]
 
*[[Namibia]] -[[User:Shaund|Shaund]] 01:06, 13 September 2011 (EDT)
 
*[[Namibia]] -[[User:Shaund|Shaund]] 01:06, 13 September 2011 (EDT)
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===Middle East===
 
===Middle East===
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*[[Iran]]
 
*'''[[Israel]]'''
 
*'''[[Israel]]'''
 
*[[Jordan]]
 
*[[Jordan]]
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*[[Armenia]]
 
*[[Armenia]]
 
*[[Georgia (country)|Georgia]]  --[[User:Peterfitzgerald|Peter]] <small><sup>[[User_talk:Peterfitzgerald|Talk]]</sup></small> 17:41, 7 September 2011 (EDT)
 
*[[Georgia (country)|Georgia]]  --[[User:Peterfitzgerald|Peter]] <small><sup>[[User_talk:Peterfitzgerald|Talk]]</sup></small> 17:41, 7 September 2011 (EDT)
*'''[[Russia]]'''  --[[User:Peterfitzgerald|Peter]] <small><sup>[[User_talk:Peterfitzgerald|Talk]]</sup></small> 17:53, 6 September 2011 (EDT)
 
  
 
===South Asia===
 
===South Asia===
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*[[Bangladesh]] -- <big>[[User:JamesA|<font face="Segoe UI"><font color="#4682b4"><big>J</big>ames'''<small>A</small>'''</font></font>]]</big>  <sup>[[User talk:JamesA|<font face="Segoe UI"><font color="#191970">'''>talk'''</font></font>]]</sup> 03:15, 19 May 2012 (EDT)
 
*[[Maldives]]
 
*[[Maldives]]
 
*[[Nepal]]
 
*[[Nepal]]
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===Melanesia===
 
===Melanesia===
*[[Fiji]]
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*'''[[Fiji]]'''
 
*[[New Caledonia]]
 
*[[New Caledonia]]
 
*[[Solomon Islands]]
 
*[[Solomon Islands]]
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*[[Cook Islands]]
 
*[[Cook Islands]]
 
*[[French Polynesia]]
 
*[[French Polynesia]]
*[[Tuvalu]]
 
  
  
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*[[Republic of Macedonia]]
 
*[[Republic of Macedonia]]
 
*[[Romania]]
 
*[[Romania]]
 
===Baltic States===
 
*[[Latvia]]
 
*[[Lithuania]]
 
 
===Benelux===
 
*[[Belgium]]--[[User:Justme|Justme]] 17:57, 13 September 2011 (EDT)
 
  
 
===Britain and Ireland===
 
===Britain and Ireland===
 
*[[Ireland]]
 
*[[Ireland]]
*'''[[United Kingdom]]'''
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*'''[[United Kingdom]]''' --[[User:Burmesedays|burmesedays]] 23:59, 13 September 2011 (EDT)
  
 
===Central Europe===
 
===Central Europe===
*[[Austria]]
 
*'''[[Germany]]'''
 
*'''[[Poland]]'''
 
 
*[[Slovakia]]
 
*[[Slovakia]]
  
===France===
 
*'''[[France]]'''
 
  
===Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus===
 
*'''[[Greece]]'''
 
  
 
===Iberia===
 
===Iberia===
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===North America===
 
===North America===
*'''[[Canada]]'''
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*'''[[Canada]]''' - [[User:Shaund|Shaund]] 01:24, 15 September 2011 (EDT)
 
*[[Greenland]]
 
*[[Greenland]]
*'''[[Mexico]]'''
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*'''[[Mexico]]''' --[[User:Peterfitzgerald|Peter]] <small><sup>[[User_talk:Peterfitzgerald|Talk]]</sup></small> 17:20, 22 September 2011 (EDT)
  
 
===Caribbean===
 
===Caribbean===
*[[Anguilla]]
 
 
*[[Antigua and Barbuda]]
 
*[[Antigua and Barbuda]]
 
*[[Bahamas]]
 
*[[Bahamas]]
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*[[Cuba]]  --[[User:Peterfitzgerald|Peter]] <small><sup>[[User_talk:Peterfitzgerald|Talk]]</sup></small> 17:53, 6 September 2011 (EDT)
 
*[[Cuba]]  --[[User:Peterfitzgerald|Peter]] <small><sup>[[User_talk:Peterfitzgerald|Talk]]</sup></small> 17:53, 6 September 2011 (EDT)
 
*[[Dominica]]
 
*[[Dominica]]
*[[Dominican Republic]]
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*[[Dominican Republic]]- [[User:Simulacra|simulacra]] 20:35, 25 January 2012 (CDT)
 
*[[Grenada]]
 
*[[Grenada]]
 
*[[Haiti]]
 
*[[Haiti]]
 
*[[Jamaica]]
 
*[[Jamaica]]
 
*[[Puerto Rico]]
 
*[[Puerto Rico]]
*[[Saint Kitts and Nevis]]
 
 
*[[Saint Lucia]]
 
*[[Saint Lucia]]
 
*[[Saint Vincent and the Grenadines]]
 
*[[Saint Vincent and the Grenadines]]

Latest revision as of 09:59, 31 July 2012

This Expedition is the Collaboration of the month from September 2011 onwards.

The Country surgeon Expedition is a collaborative project designed to "perform See-sections" on our country guides. That is, to craft a high quality "See" section with an overview of sightseeing opportunities for every country on the globe.

Rationale[edit]

Oddly enough, Wikitravel for its first several years omitted "See" sections from its country template. Accordingly the section, after being introduced, is in most country articles very underdeveloped compared to the rest of the sections. As this truly is one of the most important sections—this is where travelers can actually find the main sightseeing attractions for the whole country and thus start planning their trip—it is essential that we work to craft high quality See sections throughout all country articles.

Goals[edit]

  • Create usable See sections for all countries.
  • Develop standards for high quality See sections.
  • Maintain a list of all countries lacking quality See sections, so we can monitor progress and provide a "sign up sheet" to avoid duplication of work.

Future goals may include ensuring that all country articles also have useful "Do" sections, and perhaps extending our "See" aims to cover country top-level regions (e.g., U.S. states, Japanese prefectures, etc.).

An unrelated goal, but one that will be easy to combine with our work, is to move each country "Understand" section below the "Other destinations" section, and to replace Template:Quickbar with Template:Quickbar/working. Lead images will need to be extracted from the original Quickbar template and added as standalone thumbnails.

Expedition members[edit]

Standards[edit]

Travelers should quickly be able to scan See sections for information regarding what types of sightseeing possibilities are available, and where to find the most important sights.

Sections should be filled with quality prose, not with lazy bulleted lists.

Longer See sections should be subdivided in a relevant way, for example by type of attractions (e.g., historical, natural, modern, etc.).

High quality examples[edit]

High priority See sections[edit]

Full list of countries missing useful See sections[edit]

Africa

North Africa[edit]

Sahel[edit]

West Africa[edit]

Central Africa[edit]

East Africa[edit]

Southern Africa[edit]


Asia

Central Asia[edit]

East Asia[edit]

Middle East[edit]

Russia and the Caucasus[edit]

South Asia[edit]

Southeast Asia[edit]



Oceania

Melanesia[edit]

Micronesia[edit]

Polynesia[edit]


Europe

Balkans[edit]

Britain and Ireland[edit]

Central Europe[edit]


Iberia[edit]

Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine[edit]

Scandinavia[edit]


Americas

North America[edit]

Caribbean[edit]

Central America[edit]

South America[edit]

Variants

Actions

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