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'''Bine aţi venit! Pagina acesta încă nu este în limba română, dar în curând vom avea un Wikitravel numai în limba noastră. Deasemenea, vom fi prima limbă în afară de engleză să avem o versiune de Wikitravel! Din 1 ianuarie 2004, toţi călătorii români vor avea un site nou! Un site liber şi bine pus la punct care poate fi editat de orice persoană! Un site cu articole folositoare despre foarte multe destinaţii, sfaturi, itinerare şi mult mai mult! Te aşteptăm la http://ro.wikitravel.org.'''
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The '''Romanian Wikitravel Expedition''' is an expedition to create a Romanian language version of Wikitravel which would effectively be the first multilingual version of Wikitravel. Another multilingual version in development is the [[Wikitravel:French Wikitravel Expedition|French Wikitravel]]. The Romanian Wikitravel will also be a trial into seeing how multilingual versions of Wikitravel develop, and how they ultimately work.
 
The '''Romanian Wikitravel Expedition''' is an expedition to create a Romanian language version of Wikitravel which would effectively be the first multilingual version of Wikitravel. Another multilingual version in development is the [[Wikitravel:French Wikitravel Expedition|French Wikitravel]]. The Romanian Wikitravel will also be a trial into seeing how multilingual versions of Wikitravel develop, and how they ultimately work.
  
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*Support the French Wikitravel, co-operate with them and integrate them into our and English Wikipedia's structure through interlanguage links.
 
*Support the French Wikitravel, co-operate with them and integrate them into our and English Wikipedia's structure through interlanguage links.
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==Timing and deadlines==
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The following are guides to completing certain tasks of Wikipedia. They are not deadlines in the strict sense, but we should abide by them to get Romanian Wikitravel going as fast as possible.
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'''24 December 2003''': The go-between should be voted in
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'''25-26 December 2003''': Period of proofreading the [[LanguageRo.php]] file
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'''28 December 2003''': Hopefully, by this time, ro.wikipedia.org can be online, with localization and everything
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'''29-31 December 2003''': Translation of necessary files - we need to translate files such as FAQ, About, Help, Welcome, etc in Romanian
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<font color="red">'''1 December 2004''':</font> The official launch!!! From now onwards, we can start creating articles and promoting Romanian Wikitravel.
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'''January 2004''': The go-between will make frequent reports in the logbooks of both RO and EN Wikitravel, we'll make a new Romanian logo, we will make the [[Wikitravel:Multilingual Statistics]] page and also [http://ro.wikitravel.org/article/Wikitravel:Expedi&#355;ia_Promov&#259;rii_Wikitravel_în_limba_român&#259; Expedi&#355;ia Promov&#259;rii Wikitravel în limba român&#259;] - the expedition to promote the Romanian Wikitravel.
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'''1 February 2004''': I know it's setting things a bit too early, but let's try to get 200 articles by February 2004!
  
 
==IMPORTANT: Choosing a go-between==
 
==IMPORTANT: Choosing a go-between==

Revision as of 11:05, 23 December 2003

Bine aţi venit! Pagina acesta încă nu este în limba română, dar în curând vom avea un Wikitravel numai în limba noastră. Deasemenea, vom fi prima limbă în afară de engleză să avem o versiune de Wikitravel! Din 1 ianuarie 2004, toţi călătorii români vor avea un site nou! Un site liber şi bine pus la punct care poate fi editat de orice persoană! Un site cu articole folositoare despre foarte multe destinaţii, sfaturi, itinerare şi mult mai mult! Te aşteptăm la http://ro.wikitravel.org.

The Romanian Wikitravel Expedition is an expedition to create a Romanian language version of Wikitravel which would effectively be the first multilingual version of Wikitravel. Another multilingual version in development is the French Wikitravel. The Romanian Wikitravel will also be a trial into seeing how multilingual versions of Wikitravel develop, and how they ultimately work.

For more information on Multilingual Wikitravel Policy, see Wikitravel:Language version policy. For past information about the Romanian Wikitravel, see Wikitravel talk:Romanian Wikitravel

Contents

Rationale

Wikitravel needs to change from an English-language site to one that is multilingual. This will not only create a better, more comprehensive travel guide, it will attract and encourage more and more contributors. Also, Wikipedia, and now Wiktionary and Wikiquote, are doing the same. From another perspective, the Romanian Internet community, and especially the Romanian Wiki-community are getting increasingly larger. As Romanian Wikipedia and other sites grow, the need grows for more Romanian versions of websites.

Goals

The Romanian Wikitravel has the following goals:

  • To collect a good base of Romanian users willing to take this project further
  • To translate and localize the English Wikitravel into Romanian.
  • To create quality articles that will appeal to Romanian travellers.
  • To link these articles to English versions and create an integrated multilingual Wikitravel.
  • To empower other language groups to form their own Wikitravel.
  • To contribute to English Wikitravel with quality articles about Romania.

Goals update

As you probably know, there is currently a French Wikitravel Expedition, which was formed after (and probably inspired from) the Romanian Wikitravel. As good Wikitravellers, it is the goal of the Romanian Wikitravel to:

  • Support the French Wikitravel, co-operate with them and integrate them into our and English Wikipedia's structure through interlanguage links.

Timing and deadlines

The following are guides to completing certain tasks of Wikipedia. They are not deadlines in the strict sense, but we should abide by them to get Romanian Wikitravel going as fast as possible.

24 December 2003: The go-between should be voted in 25-26 December 2003: Period of proofreading the LanguageRo.php file 28 December 2003: Hopefully, by this time, ro.wikipedia.org can be online, with localization and everything 29-31 December 2003: Translation of necessary files - we need to translate files such as FAQ, About, Help, Welcome, etc in Romanian 1 December 2004: The official launch!!! From now onwards, we can start creating articles and promoting Romanian Wikitravel. January 2004: The go-between will make frequent reports in the logbooks of both RO and EN Wikitravel, we'll make a new Romanian logo, we will make the Wikitravel:Multilingual Statistics page and also Expediţia Promovării Wikitravel în limba română - the expedition to promote the Romanian Wikitravel. 1 February 2004: I know it's setting things a bit too early, but let's try to get 200 articles by February 2004!

IMPORTANT: Choosing a go-between

In order to make a successful, integrated Romanian 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 Romanian Wikipedia, and therefore, he must be able to:

  • Write English and Romanian well
  • Understand Wikitravel ideals, guidelines, goals and policies
  • Make monthly reports about Romanian Wikitravel to English Wikitravel
  • Make monthly reports about English Wikitravel to Romanian Wikitravel
  • Contribute actively in Romanian Wikitravel

The go-between will be chosen the democratic way: via 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:

  • I vote for Ronline
  • I vote for Danutz
    • Votes for: Ronline
    • Votes against:
  • I vote for Snitz
    • Votes for:
    • Votes against:
  • I vote for Jmabel
    • Votes for:
    • Votes against: Jmabel: I disqualify myself. My Romanian is not good enough for this role.
  • I vote for Maero
    • Votes for:
    • Votes against:

Voting will only finish once person listed above has voted - that is, Ronline, Danutz, Snitz, Jmabel and Maero. Therefore, please put in your votes as soon as possible, because the Wikitravel in Romanian will becoming online sooner.

Completed progress

We've already done the following:

  • Localized the interface - see file at LanguageRo.php
  • Chosen a team of five users.

Completed: Gathering a team

See also Wikitravel:Language version policy for more information about the procedure of forming a Romanian Wikitravel.

To get this project started, we need at least 5 Romanian-speaking users willing to contribute to Romanian Wikitravel.

Please add your name below, by editing this page, if you support this project. You must have a valid user account with Wikitravel.

I agree to forming the Romanian Wikitravel and am willing to contribute:

Ronline 04:00, 20 Dec 2003 (PST)

Danutz 04:08, 20 Dec 2003 (PST)

Snitz 23:10, 20 Dec 2003 (PST) (I'm willing to translate articles from English to Romanian Wikitravel, and to help with the set-up as well).

Jmabel 00:07, 22 Dec 2003 (PST) As a native English speaker, I'm somewhat limited in my ability to contribute to translation in that direction, but I offer my services to decipher anything in English or Spanish that may be confusing.

Maero 15:31, 22 Dec 2003 (PST) - As a Romanian tour guide for English and French tourists, I just heard of Wikitravel recently - and what an amazement it's been to see there's a Romanian language Wikitravel in development. I'd like to translate articles into Romanian, as well as offer advice and tips on travel to major European destinations.

5 users have already signed up to help Romanian Wikitravel, thereby letting the project advance to the next step of choosing go-betweens. However, if you are still interested in helping us out, we'd really appreciate it! Either write your name and how you're willing to help here, or make a new user account on the Romanian Wikitravel when it launches.

Next Steps

We are now in the process of voting for a go-between, a user that will act as a liaison between Romanian and English Wikitravel. Next, we are going to have a two-day period where people can proofread and make any corrections to the localization file at LanguageRo.php. Once that's done, we're ready to launch!

Awareness Raising

We can raise awareness of the Romanian Wikitravel (and at the same time promote Wikitravel in general) on the Romanian Wikipedia, as well as on Meta-Wikimedia. Also, we can send the site and a description to Romanian IT/technology sites.

I believe someone has messed up the text here Jmabel 23:09, 22 Dec 2003 (PST)

Snitz 23:33, 20 Dec 2003 (PST) gainst:

  • I vote for Jmabel
    • Votes for:
    • Votes against:
  • I vote for Maero
    • Votes for:
    • Votes against:

Voting will only finish once person listed above has voted - that is, Ronline, Danutz, Snitz, Jmabel and Maero. Therefore, please put in your votes as soon as possible, because the Wikitravel in Romanian will becoming online sooner.

Completed progress

We've already done the following:

  • Localized the interface - see file at LanguageRo.php
  • Chosen a team of five users.

Completed: Gathering a team

See also Wikitravel:Language version policy for more information about the procedure of forming a Romanian Wikitravel.

To get this project started, we need at least 5 Romanian-speaking users willing to contribute to Romanian Wikitravel.

Please add your name below, by editing this page, if you support this project. You must have a valid user account with Wikitravel.

I agree to forming the Romanian Wikitravel and am willing to contribute:

Ronline 04:00, 20 Dec 2003 (PST)

Danutz 04:08, 20 Dec 2003 (PST)

Snitz 23:10, 20 Dec 2003 (PST) (I'm willing to translate articles from English to Romanian Wikitravel, and to help with the set-up as well).

Jmabel 00:07, 22 Dec 2003 (PST) As a native English speaker, I'm somewhat limited in my ability to contribute to translation in that direction, but I offer my services to decipher anything in English or Spanish that may be confusing.

Maero 15:31, 22 Dec 2003 (PST) - As a Romanian tour guide for English and French tourists, I just heard of Wikitravel recently - and what an amazement it's been to see there's a Romanian language Wikitravel in development. I'd like to translate articles into Romanian, as well as offer advice and tips on travel to major European destinations.

5 users have already signed up to help Romanian Wikitravel, thereby letting the project advance to the next step of choosing go-betweens. However, if you are still interested in helping us out, we'd really appreciate it! Either write your name and how you're willing to help here, or make a new user account on the Romanian Wikitravel when it launches.

Next Steps

We are now in the process of voting for a go-between, a user that will act as a liaison between Romanian and English Wikitravel. Next, we are going to have a two-day period where people can proofread and make any corrections to the localization file at LanguageRo.php. Once that's done, we're ready to launch!

Awareness Raising

We can raise awareness of the Romanian Wikitravel (and at the same time promote Wikitravel in general) on the Romanian Wikipedia, as well as on Meta-Wikimedia. Also, we can send the site and a description to Romanian IT/technology sites. Snitz 23:33, 20 Dec 2003 (PST)

Multilingual Stats

Ronline will co-ordinate a multilingual stats project similar to Wikipedia's, which can be found at http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Multilingual_statistics. There will be stats on how many articles the English, Romanian and French Wikipedias contain, as well as growth percentages, etc. If other languages join the Wikitravel list, maybe we will create a Wikitravel Embassy.

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