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This section of the Manual is for rules about the structure of '''Wikitravel as a whole'''.
 
This section of the Manual is for rules about the structure of '''Wikitravel as a whole'''.
  
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* [[Wikitravel:Main Page guidelines|Main Page guidelines]] - how to add links to the [[Main Page]]
 
* [[Wikitravel:What is an article?|What is an article?]] - how and when to start new articles
 
* [[Wikitravel:What is an article?|What is an article?]] - how and when to start new articles
 
* [[Wikitravel:Other ways of seeing travel|Other ways of seeing travel]] - approaching travel from different angles
 
* [[Wikitravel:Other ways of seeing travel|Other ways of seeing travel]] - approaching travel from different angles
 
* [[Wikitravel:Geographical hierarchy|Geographical hierarchy]] - how we divide up the world
 
* [[Wikitravel:Geographical hierarchy|Geographical hierarchy]] - how we divide up the world
 
* [[Wikitravel:Article naming conventions|Article naming conventions]] - how to name an article
 
* [[Wikitravel:Article naming conventions|Article naming conventions]] - how to name an article
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* [[Wikitravel:Disambiguation pages|Disambiguation pages]] - when to make them and how to use them
 
* [[Wikitravel:Where you can stick it|Where you can stick it]] - finding a place to share your knowledge
 
* [[Wikitravel:Where you can stick it|Where you can stick it]] - finding a place to share your knowledge
 
* [[Wikitravel:Bodies of water|Bodies of water]] - how lakes, rivers, seas and oceans fit into Wikitravel
 
* [[Wikitravel:Bodies of water|Bodies of water]] - how lakes, rivers, seas and oceans fit into Wikitravel
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* [[Wikitravel:Avoid HTML|Avoid HTML]] - avoiding HTML formatting
 
* [[Wikitravel:Avoid HTML|Avoid HTML]] - avoiding HTML formatting
 
* [[Wikitravel:Information for gay and lesbian travellers|Information for gay and lesbian travellers]] - where to put GLBT info in a destination article
 
* [[Wikitravel:Information for gay and lesbian travellers|Information for gay and lesbian travellers]] - where to put GLBT info in a destination article
* [[Wikitravel:Main Page guidelines|Main Page guidelines]] - how to add links to the [[Main Page]]
 
* [[Wikitravel:Disambiguation pages|Disambiguation pages]] - when to make them and how to use them
 
  
 
==Writing style==
 
==Writing style==

Revision as of 06:40, 7 January 2008

Our Manual of style is a collection of rules of thumb and guidelines for giving Wikitravel a consistent look and feel. Most of these rules have exceptions, but to put together a good reference work collaboratively, it's best to follow the rules unless they're quite inappropriate for a particular situation.

The Manual is broken up into different pages so that this one doesn't get overloaded with extraneous text. It makes it easier to find and update individual rules or concepts if they're on their own pages. Finally, it's easier for smarty-pantses to link to the particular rule being broken from talk pages for articles.

If all this stuff makes your head swim, and you don't want to bother with it, by all means plunge forward and just start sharing your knowledge. Other Wikitravellers will come through and bring your contributions more in line with the style guide.

If you have a question about the specifics of the Manual, or want to see it changed/amended/clarified, use the talk page for the section in question. A list of issues currently being discussed can be found here.

Contents

Structural style

This section of the Manual is for rules about the structure of Wikitravel as a whole.

Formatting style

These rules are about laying out individual articles. That is, they describe how we take raw information and put it in a format that's easily usable by travelers.

Writing style

This set of rules describes how to write words, sentences, and paragraphs.

See also

Variants

Actions

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