Wikitravel:Italian Wikitravel Expedition
The Italian Wikitravel Expedition is an expedition to create an Italian-language version of Wikitravel, per the Wikitravel:Language version policy.
An Italian-language Wikitravel would serve Italian-speakers by providing travel guides in their native language. In addition, native Italian speakers could provide travel information about destinations in Italy and elsewhere that could be translated to other languages.
This Expedition has the following goals:
The Language version policy lists the steps necessary to get a Italian-language Wikitravel in place.
Gathering a team of users
To get this project started, we need at least 5 Italian-speaking users willing to help start the Italian Wikitravel. This means helping to translate the interface files, create content on the new Wikitravel, and to create the necessary infrastructure to make Wikitravel welcoming and useful for the next wave of contributors.
If you're interested, please create a user account on this (English) Wikitravel, and sign the list below. To sign, edit this page and just type ~ 4 times, like "~~~~".
More than 5 users are welcome to sign up, but we need at least 5 to get started.
Part of the process of having a language version is having a single person responsible for reporting on issues in the larger Wikitravel community to the Italian language version, and reporting on issues in the Italian language version to the larger community.
The go-between should be conversant in English and Italian, experienced with Wikitravel in other languages, and willing to make monthly reports and be an active participant in the Italian Wikitravel community.
Choosing a go-between
In order to make a successful, integrated Italian Wikitravel, we need to choose one of the five users who put their names down, and make them a go-between. The role of the go-between will be to act as a liaison between English and Italian Wikipedia, and therefore, he must be able to:
The go-between will be chosen by voting
The five candidates for go-between are the users listed below. If you would like to vote one of these people, please put your username next to their name, in the Votes for section. If you would like to make a vote against someone, please write your username next to their name in the Votes against line and then a reason for this. To win, a go-between must have two votes for them, and no votes against them. Only people who nominated themselves under the "Gathering a team" section can vote. And remember, you cannot vote for yourself.
Pick a user who you would like to see as go-between:
Language interface file
MediaWiki, the software that runs Wikitravel, uses a language interface file to make the links and names and prompts and stuff readable in other languages. We need to customize a new version to work for Italian Wikitravel.
We can collaboratively do this at Wikitravel:LanguageIt.php. It's started off with the Wikipedia language file, and we can use the English Wikitravel:Language.php file as a reference for things that need to be changed. It's mostly just changing the name of the site (Wikipedia -> Wikitravel), the name of the license, and the names of some important pages.