Being a traveller requires courage, self-confidence and perseverance. Being a Wikitraveller requires the same qualities. We expect you to plunge forward into the task of authoring, editing, and illustrating articles on Wikitravel, in much the same spirit as Wikipedia encourages editors to "be bold". You can edit any article on Wikitravel, and we hope that you do. We need your knowledge, your experience, your talent, and your attention.
Plunging forward means:
- Being assertive. Your knowledge and experience count! There are few if any "travel experts" working on Wikitravel (if they exist anywhere...), so don't worry about not being good enough. We want your help.
- Experimenting. There's really not much permanent damage you can do to Wikitravel. If things get really broken, other Wikitravellers will come in and fix them.
- Doing what's OK right now. You don't have to upload a perfect article fully formed the first time around. Just add a stub if you don't quite know what to say. Get your thoughts down, and let others expand on them. That's how Wiki works!
- Ignoring authority. You have as much right to edit anything on Wikitravel as anyone else does. Don't bother asking whether it's alright to edit something. It is!
So plunge forward! You just might enjoy it!