m (requiring usable region articles to have ALL linked destinations at usable status is too strict--all linked cities destinations should be usable, but I think it should be ok to have outline subregions)
| Has links to '''at least a couple of cities''' and/or other '''linked destinations''' (''linked cities at usable status or better'') within the region, and a '''Get in''' section describing all of the typical ways to get there. At least the '''most prominent attraction''' is identified with directions in the linked city guide.
| Has links to '''at least a couple of cities''' and/or other '''linked destinations''' (''linked cities at usable or better'') within the region, and a '''Get in''' section describing all of the typical ways to get there. At least the '''most prominent attraction''' is identified with directions in the linked city guide.
Revision as of 17:58, 30 September 2008
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Not an article, with a page name that has little or no prospect of being turned into an article or being redirected to an article. While it may contain information, that information does not meet Wikitravel's goals.
Has at least the normal introductory paragraph (this can be as short as a single sentence describing where it is, in which country) and a template outline laid out for the article. Some of the sections of the template may have content, but not all of them.
Has links to at least a couple of cities and/or other linked destinations (linked cities at usable outline or better) within the region, and a Get in section describing all of the typical ways to get there. At least the most prominent attraction is identified with directions in the linked city guide.
Gives you different choices for which linked destinations to visit (usable status or better), and information on multiple attractions and things to do. Listings and layout closely match the manual of style. There will be multiple ways to get in, some suggestions for moving out, and information on getting around.
Has a tourist-style map showing all the linked destinations (guide status or better) and routes between them. The format either matches the manual of style exactly or is the exception that proves the rule. Prose is not only near-perfect grammatically but also tight, effective, and enjoyable. At least one good-quality photo accompanies the article; preferably 2-3 showing famous or important attractions.
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This is a usable article. It gives a good overview of the region, its sights, and how to get in, as well as links to the main destinations, whose articles are similarly well developed. An adventurous person could use this article, but please plunge forward and help it grow!
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