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Hier zijn enkele veel gestelde vragen (FAQ).
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==Algemene vragen==
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===Wat is Wikitravel?===
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Here are some '''Fearfully Anticipated Questions''' that [[Wikitravel:Wikitravellers|Wikitravellers]] have heard, or think they ''may'' hear, or wonder about themselves.
'''Wikitravel''' ([http://wikitravel.org http://wikitravel.org]) is een project om een vrije[[Wikitravel:Copyleft|vrije]], complete, up-to-date en betrouwbare '''wereldreisgids''' te maken. Het krijgt vorm door de wereldwijde vrijwillige bijdragen van de[[Wikitravel:Wikitravellers|Wikitravellers]].
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===Wie zijn jullie?===
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If you don't see your question answered here, ask it at the [[Wikitravel:travellers' pub|travellers' pub]], and someone will answer it as soon as possible (probably).
Wij zijn de [[Wikitravel:Wikitravellers|Wikitravellers]]. Dit zijn mensen van over de hele wereld die bijdragen aan Wikitravel. Voor deze Nederlandstalige versie hebben we vooral bijdrages van mensen uit [[Vlaanderen]] en [[Nederland]]. Meestal zijn het mensen die per toeval op deze site komen en blijven plakken. Ook jij kan een Wikitraveller worden.
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===Wie bewerkt en schikt er al deze info?===
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==General questions==
Wij. Wikitravellers. We maken artikels en schikken die zodat iedereen die kan lezen.
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===Dus... iedereen kan hier binnenvallen en in het wilde weg artikels beginnen schrijven?===
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===What is Wikitravel?===
Yep, dat is de bedoeling. We gebruiken hiervoor [[Wikitravel:WikiWiki|WikiWiki]] dat iedere lezer kan gebruiken om een pagina te schrijven.
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'''Wikitravel''' is a project to create a [[Wikitravel:Copyleft|free]], complete, up-to-date and reliable '''world-wide travel guide'''. It is built in collaboration by [[Wikitravel:Wikitravellers|Wikitravellers]] from around the globe. You can read more about Wikitravel on the [[Wikitravel:About|About]] page.
  
===En hoe zal dat ooit werken?===
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(Phew! That was an easy one.)
Op het eerste zicht lijkt het alsof het nooit zal lukken, nietwaar? Als iedereen maar wat doet, eindig je met een afschuwelijke chaos.
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Wel, vreemd genoeg is dit niet het geval. De meeste mensen op deze website zijn ter goeder trouw. Mensen die er een rommeltje van willen maken hebben daar snel genoeg van en verlaten deze site snel. Bovendien kan vandalisme snel hersteld worden, dus de lol is er snel af voor hen.
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===Who are you people?===
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We're [[Wikitravel:Wikitravellers|Wikitravellers]]. People from all over the world who are dedicated to making Wikitravel the best darn travel guide around. Most of us are people who stumbled across the site, just like you, and decided to share our knowledge.
  
Bovendien bouwt een artikel snel op. Zo kan iemand een artikel starten met een beetje informatie. Anderen lezen die en zeggen: ''hey, ik weet ook nog wat hierover'' en plaatsen het er bij. Nog anderen organiseren die info en het geheel is een mooi resultaat.
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===Who edits and organizes all this, though?===
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We do. Wikitravellers. We create articles and then edit them, and we organize the articles into hierarchies and make links between them and have navigational pages, and things like that.
  
===Is er een bewijs dat dit echt werkt?===
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===So, anyone can just drift in off the Internet and start writing travel articles?===
Andere gelijkaardige projecten werken wel. Zo heb je [http://www.wikipedia.org/ Wikipedia] dat wereldwijd geprezen wordt.
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That's the idea, yes. We use a technique called [[Wikitravel:WikiWiki|WikiWiki]] that lets any reader [[Wikitravel:how to edit a page|edit any page]], instantly.
  
===OK, dit spul werkt, maar wie is er de baas hier?===
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===Well, that's never going to work.===
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Bzzzt. Not a question.
  
Jij! Elke Wikitraveller kan informatie bijdragen. Ons beleid en onze richtlijnen stippelen we samen uit, via overleg.
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===How is that supposed to ever work?===
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Doesn't seem like it ever could, does it? With anyone able to edit any page, things should just descend into terrible chaos, shouldn't they? Madness, mayhem, and a horrible bog of unusable drivel.
  
Er zijn ook Wikitravellers die hier al een tijdje zijn en die [[Wikitravel:Administrators|Administrators]] geworden zijn. Zij hebben iets meer bevoegdheden dan anderen, zoals pagina's effectief verwijderen i.p.v. ze gewoon leeg te maken. Maar veel is dat niet. Het is meer een last dan een privilege.
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Strangely enough, it doesn't. People who care about having well-written travel articles on this site are the majority. People who just want to vandalize or delete things eventually get bored with it -- and, you have to admit, it's not that much of a challenge -- and the rest of us come in and clean up.
  
In extreme situaties -zoals een nucleaire kernoorlog waarbij elk land genuked wordt vanwaar iets fout geschreven wordt- zullen de stichters [[User:Evan|Evan]] and [[User:Maj|Maj]] hun willetje doordrijven. Maar in 99,99% van de gevallen is overleg de hoeksteen van Wikitravel.
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The other great part is that '''wikis converge'''. One Wikitraveller adds as much as they know about a topic, and others start adding more information. Other people come through and condense it all so it reads well. As the topic changes -- new hotels open in a city, new bus routes start between regions -- more Wikitravellers can add that in.
  
===Wat is dit programmaatje waarop Wikitravel draait?===
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It's strange, and it doesn't make a lot of sense, but it just happens. It's really cool.
We gebruiken [http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki MediaWiki], de software die ontwikkeld werd door Wikipedia, met enige kleine veranderingen. Het is gratis te downloaden van http://wikipedia.sourceforge.net/ .
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===Waar staat de contactinformatie?===
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===I still don't believe it.===
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Bzzt.
  
Er is er geen. Voor vragen over specifieke artikels, gebruik je best de discussiepagina's. Met algemene vragen kan je best terecht in [[Wikitravel:De kroeg|de kroeg]].
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===Do you have any proof that this works?===
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Well, we have the existence proof of other projects that create references collaboratively. Probably the most famous one is [http://www.wikipedia.org/ Wikipedia], the free encyclopedia. Most of our [[Wikitravel:policies and guidelines|policies and guidelines]] are borrowed from that project.
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===OK, so, there's all this hippy-dippy love stuff about working together, but who's '''really''' in charge?===
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You are. Any Wikitraveller can change articles, rewrite navigation areas, even overwrite information about the site itself. We try to make decisions about policy and guidelines collaboratively, but if you have a good idea for how we should work, [[Wikitravel:plunge forward|plunge forward]] and let us know.
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That all said, there are certain Wikitravellers who've been working on the site for a while, and they can become [[Wikitravel:Administrators|Administrators]]. Administrators generally get some higher access -- like really deleting pages instead of blanking them -- but not much. It's more of a burden than a privilege.
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In really extreme situations, the founders [[User:Evan|Evan]] and [[User:Maj|Maj]] will set down some rules and precepts. But mostly we just decide for ourselves, and it kind of works out.
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===What is this nifty software you're running?===
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We use [http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:MediaWiki MediaWiki], the software developed by Wikipedia, with some totally tiny changes for Wikitravel. You can get it from http://wikipedia.sourceforge.net/ .
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===How do I spell "Wikitravel"?===
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Capital W, eye, kay, eye, tee, arr, ay, vee, ee, ell. The "t" in the middle is ''not'' capitalized -- try to avoid the temptation.
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===How do I pronounce "Wikitravel"?===
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People vary on the "Wiki" part. It's either "WEE-kee-TRAH-vuhl" or "WIH-kee-TRAH-vuhl."
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===Where's the contact information?===
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There isn't any. If you have a question about an article in particular, post it on the [[Wikitravel:using talk pages|talk page]] for that article. If you have a question about Wikitravel in general, try posting in the [[Wikitravel:travellers' pub|travellers' pub]].
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If you are from the press, contact either [[User:Maj|Maj]] or [[User:Evan|Evan]] using their user talk pages or the "e-mail this user" link on their user pages.
  
 
==Questions about content==
 
==Questions about content==
  
===Dit artikel is helemaal verkeerd! Verbeter het!===
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===This article is all wrong! You have to fix it!===
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This is Wiki -- ''you'' can [[Wikitravel:plunge forward|fix it yourself]]! Click the [[Wikitravel:How to edit a page|edit this page]] link, and change the parts that bug you. That's the whole idea.
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===I am trying to find ''Topic X'', and there's no article about it!===
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We're still a new project, and there are huge parts of the globe we haven't even thought about writing about yet. Feel free to [[Wikitravel:plunge forward|plunge forward]]  and start the outline of an article. Maybe other Wikitravellers will add to it.
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You can also add a [[Wikitravel:requests for articles|request]] for an article on that topic.
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===I am trying to find ''Topic X'', and all that's on the page is one sentence!===
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Like we said, we're still a new project, and there are huge parts of the globe we've only begun to work on. Some topics only have [[Wikitravel:stub articles|stubs]] covering them. If you don't think there's enough information on a topic, feel free to [[Wikitravel:plunge forward|plunge forward]] and add more.
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===I am trying to find ''Topic X'', and all that's there is "asdfkjadflkjfd EAT MY BUTT"!===
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This is typical vandalism. Feel free to [[Wikitravel:plunge forward|plunge forward]] and delete the vandal's garbage and replace it with a full article, or at least a [[Wikitravel:stub articles|stub]].
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===I have an idea for an article, but I don't know exactly how to get started.===
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Check out [[Wikitravel:how to start a new page|how to start a new page]].
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===I have some information I want to share, but I don't know what to do with it.===
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We have some [[Wikitravel:article templates|article templates]] that tell how we like articles laid out. If you have info you want to share, we have a page that tells you [[Wikitravel:where you can stick it|where you can stick it]].
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==Questions about editing==
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===This all looks like gobbledygook! How do I edit these pages?===
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Pages on Wikitravel are formatted using [[Wikitravel:Wiki markup|Wiki markup]]. It looks funny at first, but after a while it seems like second nature. You should read about [[Wikitravel:how to edit a page|how to edit a page]].
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===How do I upload an image to use in an article?===
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You should follow the instructions on [[Wikitravel:how to upload files|how to upload files]].
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===How do I put an image I uploaded into an article?===
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You should follow the instructions on [[Wikitravel:how to add an image]].
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===Hey! I wrote this long nice article on ''Topic X'', and it got changed! What gives?===
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Any Wikitraveller can edit any page. When you submit an article, it's subject to ruthless editing for style, subject matter, spelling, factual information, and just generally fitting into the Wikitravel scheme of things. If you don't like that, you shouldn't work on Wikitravel.
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===Hey! I changed my nice long article on ''Topic X'' back to the way it was before, and it got changed again! What gives?===
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You're in an [[Wikitravel:edit war|edit war]]. You need to go to the [[Wikitravel:using talk pages|talk page]] for the topic you're writing about and work out your differences with the other article editors.
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===How do I delete a whole page?===
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You can't delete a page directly. The procedure is somewhat more complicated:
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Go to [[Wikitravel:Votes for deletion]] and add a link to the page together with a reason for deletion. After one week, an Admin will delete the page.
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==Language Questions==
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===Ash blash g'nash foosh manoosh?===
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Huh?
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===Sorry, I don't speak English very well. Can I put articles in my own language in Wikitravel?===
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Yes, if there is a separate Wikitravel version for your language.  See [[Wikitravel:Language versions of Wikitravel]] for the current list.
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If Wikitravel in your language does not exist yet, you can start your own language version! To find out more, see [[Wikitravel:Language version policy|our language version policy]].
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===But my English sounds terrible. I'm embarrassed.===
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Don't worry too much about the level of your English.
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Your spelling errors will be corrected by other people.
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We really want you to share your knowledge!
  
Dit is een Wiki -- ''jij'' kan het zelf verbeteren! Klik op bewerken en verander de delen die je storen.
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===Should I use American English spelling, or Commonwealth English spelling?===
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We prefer American English spelling, please. See [[Wikitravel:Spelling]] for details.

Revision as of 16:55, 17 June 2005


Here are some Fearfully Anticipated Questions that Wikitravellers have heard, or think they may hear, or wonder about themselves.

If you don't see your question answered here, ask it at the travellers' pub, and someone will answer it as soon as possible (probably).

Contents

General questions

What is Wikitravel?

Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide travel guide. It is built in collaboration by Wikitravellers from around the globe. You can read more about Wikitravel on the About page.

(Phew! That was an easy one.)

Who are you people?

We're Wikitravellers. People from all over the world who are dedicated to making Wikitravel the best darn travel guide around. Most of us are people who stumbled across the site, just like you, and decided to share our knowledge.

Who edits and organizes all this, though?

We do. Wikitravellers. We create articles and then edit them, and we organize the articles into hierarchies and make links between them and have navigational pages, and things like that.

So, anyone can just drift in off the Internet and start writing travel articles?

That's the idea, yes. We use a technique called WikiWiki that lets any reader edit any page, instantly.

Well, that's never going to work.

Bzzzt. Not a question.

How is that supposed to ever work?

Doesn't seem like it ever could, does it? With anyone able to edit any page, things should just descend into terrible chaos, shouldn't they? Madness, mayhem, and a horrible bog of unusable drivel.

Strangely enough, it doesn't. People who care about having well-written travel articles on this site are the majority. People who just want to vandalize or delete things eventually get bored with it -- and, you have to admit, it's not that much of a challenge -- and the rest of us come in and clean up.

The other great part is that wikis converge. One Wikitraveller adds as much as they know about a topic, and others start adding more information. Other people come through and condense it all so it reads well. As the topic changes -- new hotels open in a city, new bus routes start between regions -- more Wikitravellers can add that in.

It's strange, and it doesn't make a lot of sense, but it just happens. It's really cool.

I still don't believe it.

Bzzt.

Do you have any proof that this works?

Well, we have the existence proof of other projects that create references collaboratively. Probably the most famous one is Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Most of our policies and guidelines are borrowed from that project.

OK, so, there's all this hippy-dippy love stuff about working together, but who's really in charge?

You are. Any Wikitraveller can change articles, rewrite navigation areas, even overwrite information about the site itself. We try to make decisions about policy and guidelines collaboratively, but if you have a good idea for how we should work, plunge forward and let us know.

That all said, there are certain Wikitravellers who've been working on the site for a while, and they can become Administrators. Administrators generally get some higher access -- like really deleting pages instead of blanking them -- but not much. It's more of a burden than a privilege.

In really extreme situations, the founders Evan and Maj will set down some rules and precepts. But mostly we just decide for ourselves, and it kind of works out.


What is this nifty software you're running?

We use MediaWiki, the software developed by Wikipedia, with some totally tiny changes for Wikitravel. You can get it from http://wikipedia.sourceforge.net/ .

How do I spell "Wikitravel"?

Capital W, eye, kay, eye, tee, arr, ay, vee, ee, ell. The "t" in the middle is not capitalized -- try to avoid the temptation.

How do I pronounce "Wikitravel"?

People vary on the "Wiki" part. It's either "WEE-kee-TRAH-vuhl" or "WIH-kee-TRAH-vuhl."

Where's the contact information?

There isn't any. If you have a question about an article in particular, post it on the talk page for that article. If you have a question about Wikitravel in general, try posting in the travellers' pub.

If you are from the press, contact either Maj or Evan using their user talk pages or the "e-mail this user" link on their user pages.

Questions about content

This article is all wrong! You have to fix it!

This is Wiki -- you can fix it yourself! Click the edit this page link, and change the parts that bug you. That's the whole idea.

I am trying to find Topic X, and there's no article about it!

We're still a new project, and there are huge parts of the globe we haven't even thought about writing about yet. Feel free to plunge forward and start the outline of an article. Maybe other Wikitravellers will add to it.

You can also add a request for an article on that topic.

I am trying to find Topic X, and all that's on the page is one sentence!

Like we said, we're still a new project, and there are huge parts of the globe we've only begun to work on. Some topics only have stubs covering them. If you don't think there's enough information on a topic, feel free to plunge forward and add more.

I am trying to find Topic X, and all that's there is "asdfkjadflkjfd EAT MY BUTT"!

This is typical vandalism. Feel free to plunge forward and delete the vandal's garbage and replace it with a full article, or at least a stub.

I have an idea for an article, but I don't know exactly how to get started.

Check out how to start a new page.

I have some information I want to share, but I don't know what to do with it.

We have some article templates that tell how we like articles laid out. If you have info you want to share, we have a page that tells you where you can stick it.

Questions about editing

This all looks like gobbledygook! How do I edit these pages?

Pages on Wikitravel are formatted using Wiki markup. It looks funny at first, but after a while it seems like second nature. You should read about how to edit a page.

How do I upload an image to use in an article?

You should follow the instructions on how to upload files.

How do I put an image I uploaded into an article?

You should follow the instructions on Wikitravel:how to add an image.

Hey! I wrote this long nice article on Topic X, and it got changed! What gives?

Any Wikitraveller can edit any page. When you submit an article, it's subject to ruthless editing for style, subject matter, spelling, factual information, and just generally fitting into the Wikitravel scheme of things. If you don't like that, you shouldn't work on Wikitravel.

Hey! I changed my nice long article on Topic X back to the way it was before, and it got changed again! What gives?

You're in an edit war. You need to go to the talk page for the topic you're writing about and work out your differences with the other article editors.

How do I delete a whole page?

You can't delete a page directly. The procedure is somewhat more complicated: Go to Wikitravel:Votes for deletion and add a link to the page together with a reason for deletion. After one week, an Admin will delete the page.

Language Questions

Ash blash g'nash foosh manoosh?

Huh?

Sorry, I don't speak English very well. Can I put articles in my own language in Wikitravel?

Yes, if there is a separate Wikitravel version for your language. See Wikitravel:Language versions of Wikitravel for the current list.

If Wikitravel in your language does not exist yet, you can start your own language version! To find out more, see our language version policy.

But my English sounds terrible. I'm embarrassed.

Don't worry too much about the level of your English. Your spelling errors will be corrected by other people. We really want you to share your knowledge!

Should I use American English spelling, or Commonwealth English spelling?

We prefer American English spelling, please. See Wikitravel:Spelling for details.

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