Wikitravel talk:Ways to promote Wikitravel
I am wondering if it would be possible and preferred to have downloadable icons or buttons for promoting Wikitravel on websites. Just as Firexox is doing on his Spread Firefox website. I would love to put a nice icon on my blogsite, however prepared icons would be better. bujatt 13:47, 16 May 2005 (EDT)
Lists versus recommendations
I just had a great trip to San Francisco with a "Let's Go California" guidebook. In addition to just listing interesting things to do, they have a little thumbs-up logo by those exceptional things that deserve special mention, and they give the establishment a decal to put on their door. What would it take for wikitravel to have a similar recommendation system? Presumably it would require some kind of a vote, although I suppose we could seed it with suggestions from dead-tree guidebooks.
If such a system became effective, the next step would be to send out decals, which could be effective advertising of wikitravel.
(Over four years of using that guidebook, I've found the thumbs-up recommendations to be a great help, the best being a hostel overlooking Salzburg for €12 a night.) —BenFrantzDale 23:31, 18 Mar 2005 (EST)
- I think I'd find that more useful if there were a way to correlate it with something else that I might be interested in. Thumbs up or down doesn't mean much to me unless I know who's making the recommendation and why; I could go my whole life without ever going back to downtown Juneau for instance, while a very good friend of mine goes absolutely gaga over that whole "tourist district cruise ship owned jewelry stores" experience.
- Similarly, I think any visit to San Francisco isn't complete without five bucks dropped at the Musee Mechanique , and maybe wandering down to The Castro and seeing who's cruising, dropping in at A Different Light , maybe take in a drag show, but there are people I'd recommend one of those to, and people I'd recommend another, and people to whom I'd not even suggest that the latter exists.
- —Dan Lyke 14:36, 15 Nov 2005 (PST)
About promoting Wikitravel
I am wondering if it would be possible and preferred to have prepared icons or buttons for promoting Wikitravel on other websites. Just as Firexox is doing on his Spread Firefox website. I would love to put a nice icon on my blogsite, however downloadable icons would be better. bujatt 03:45, 16 May 2005 (EDT)