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Downloadable icons for linking

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 [1], and maybe wandering down to The Castro and seeing who's cruising, dropping in at A Different Light [2], 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)

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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)

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