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Many of the articles in Wikitravel can benefit from links to Wikipedia articles on the same subject; likewise, Wikipedia readers can benefit from a link to the appropriate Wikitravel travel guide. A Wikitravel article tends to focus on the issues facing travelers for a destination, but Wikipedia articles can have deeper or broader information on a topic.
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Many of the articles in Wikitravel can benefit from links to Wikipedia articles on the same subject. A Wikitravel article focuses on the issues facing travelers for a destination, but Wikipedia articles can have deeper or broader information on a topic.
  
==Links to Wikipedia==
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==Same subject==
===Same subject===
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To add a link to a Wikipedia article on the same subject, add a link of the form <nowiki>[[WikiPedia:</nowiki>''Article title on Wikipedia''<nowiki>]]</nowiki>. (Note the capital "P"; it's a long story.) The link will not appear in the main text of the article page on Wikitravel, but will instead show up automatically in the section "Other sites/languages".
 
To add a link to a Wikipedia article on the same subject, add a link of the form <nowiki>[[WikiPedia:</nowiki>''Article title on Wikipedia''<nowiki>]]</nowiki>. (Note the capital "P"; it's a long story.) The link will not appear in the main text of the article page on Wikitravel, but will instead show up automatically in the section "Other sites/languages".
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Add a Wikipedia link to the very end of an article, to keep the article uncluttered. Avoid adding more than one Wikipedia link; the link you add should be to an article on exactly the same topic.
 
Add a Wikipedia link to the very end of an article, to keep the article uncluttered. Avoid adding more than one Wikipedia link; the link you add should be to an article on exactly the same topic.
  
===Different subject===
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===Different subject==
  
 
If you need to make a link to Wikipedia for an article that isn't exactly the same, just put a colon in front of the "WikiPedia", like this: <nowiki>[[:WikiPedia:</nowiki>''Article title on Wikipedia''<nowiki>]]</nowiki>. That will show the link in-line.
 
If you need to make a link to Wikipedia for an article that isn't exactly the same, just put a colon in front of the "WikiPedia", like this: <nowiki>[[:WikiPedia:</nowiki>''Article title on Wikipedia''<nowiki>]]</nowiki>. That will show the link in-line.
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Try not to overuse Wikipedia links. The traveler may not be on-line when they read a Wikitravel article, so a link to Wikipedia (or anywhere else) won't be of much use to them. Wikitravel articles should be as complete as possible in and of themselves. Essential information about a topic should be included in the Wikitravel article.
 
Try not to overuse Wikipedia links. The traveler may not be on-line when they read a Wikitravel article, so a link to Wikipedia (or anywhere else) won't be of much use to them. Wikitravel articles should be as complete as possible in and of themselves. Essential information about a topic should be included in the Wikitravel article.
  
===Interlanguage links===
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==Interlanguage links==
  
 
There are many Wikipedias for different languages. Linking to most of them from English-language Wikitravel doesn't make a lot of sense. After all, our target audience are English speakers who won't understand a linked article in [http://ta.wikipedia.org/ Tamil] or [http://et.wikipedia.org/ Estonian].
 
There are many Wikipedias for different languages. Linking to most of them from English-language Wikitravel doesn't make a lot of sense. After all, our target audience are English speakers who won't understand a linked article in [http://ta.wikipedia.org/ Tamil] or [http://et.wikipedia.org/ Estonian].
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In addition, don't count on Wikipedia-style interlanguage prefixes to work for links to Wikipedia language versions. We  have our own [[Wikitravel:Language version policy|multilanguage sites]] here at Wikitravel, and [[:fr:Lyon]] points to the French ''Wikitravel'' article about [[Lyon]], not to the French ''Wikipedia'' article about Lyon.
 
In addition, don't count on Wikipedia-style interlanguage prefixes to work for links to Wikipedia language versions. We  have our own [[Wikitravel:Language version policy|multilanguage sites]] here at Wikitravel, and [[:fr:Lyon]] points to the French ''Wikitravel'' article about [[Lyon]], not to the French ''Wikipedia'' article about Lyon.
  
===Order===
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==Order==
  
Wikipedia links should appear after any links to other [[Wikitravel:Language versions of Wikitravel|language versions of Wikitravel]], and before [[Wikitravel:Links to Open Directory|links to Open Directory]]
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Wikipedia links should appear after any links to other [[Wikitravel:Language versions of Wikitravel|language versions of Wikitravel]], and before [[Wikitravel:Links to Open Directory|links to Open Directory]].
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See also: [[Wikitravel:Links from Wikipedia|Links from Wikipedia]]
  
 
[[de:Wikitravel:Links zu Wikipedia]]
 
[[de:Wikitravel:Links zu Wikipedia]]

Revision as of 16:33, 29 June 2005

Many of the articles in Wikitravel can benefit from links to Wikipedia articles on the same subject. A Wikitravel article focuses on the issues facing travelers for a destination, but Wikipedia articles can have deeper or broader information on a topic.

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Same subject

To add a link to a Wikipedia article on the same subject, add a link of the form [[WikiPedia:Article title on Wikipedia]]. (Note the capital "P"; it's a long story.) The link will not appear in the main text of the article page on Wikitravel, but will instead show up automatically in the section "Other sites/languages".

Add a Wikipedia link to the very end of an article, to keep the article uncluttered. Avoid adding more than one Wikipedia link; the link you add should be to an article on exactly the same topic.

=Different subject

If you need to make a link to Wikipedia for an article that isn't exactly the same, just put a colon in front of the "WikiPedia", like this: [[:WikiPedia:Article title on Wikipedia]]. That will show the link in-line.

Try not to overuse Wikipedia links. The traveler may not be on-line when they read a Wikitravel article, so a link to Wikipedia (or anywhere else) won't be of much use to them. Wikitravel articles should be as complete as possible in and of themselves. Essential information about a topic should be included in the Wikitravel article.

Interlanguage links

There are many Wikipedias for different languages. Linking to most of them from English-language Wikitravel doesn't make a lot of sense. After all, our target audience are English speakers who won't understand a linked article in Tamil or Estonian.

In addition, don't count on Wikipedia-style interlanguage prefixes to work for links to Wikipedia language versions. We have our own multilanguage sites here at Wikitravel, and fr:Lyon points to the French Wikitravel article about Lyon, not to the French Wikipedia article about Lyon.

Order

Wikipedia links should appear after any links to other language versions of Wikitravel, and before links to Open Directory.

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