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This is what I was trying to describe: [[:WikiPedia:CAPTCHA]] ~ [[User:203.144.143.4|203.144.143.4]] 13:40, 13 January 2008 (EST)
== Wikitravel Press and Extra into Featured articles? ==
 
Any objections to adding a Wikitravel Press one-liner to "Featured articles"? I was thinking along these lines:
 
Books from [[Wikitravel:Wikitravel Press|Wikitravel Press]]:<br> [http://wikitravelpress.com/books/en/Chicago/ Chicago], [http://wikitravelpress.com/books/en/Singapore Singapore], <small>[http://stores.lulu.com/wikitravelpress more]</small>
 
More on [http://extra.wikitravel.org Wikitravel Extra]:<br>
[http://extra.wikitravel.org/blogs blogs], [http://extra.wikitravel.org/forum forum], [http://extra.wikitravel.org/photos photos]
 
Opinions? [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 00:01, 1 February 2008 (EST)
 
: At the moment, with Wikitravel Press being the only one producing books, I don't have any specific problem with that, but as soon as there are more everyone will want to use the limited space in Featured articles. Maybe we should look at creating a ''Get your wikitravel hardcopy'' link from the main page to somewhere (''travel topic maybe?'') that contains detailed information about all places one can buy wikitravel articles in book form. Wikitravel Press may be the first, but with the quality of articles constantly improving and it being easy to reuse, I'm sure others will follow soon. --[[User:NJR ZA|Nick]] 02:21, 1 February 2008 (EST)
 
:: Actually, Wikitravel Press has an exclusive license with IB, so no, I don't think we'll see competitors ''on wikitravel.org'' anytime soon. (To be clear: there's nothing at all stopping you from making your guidebook. However, the site, the logo and the name are IB's, so you can't call it "Wikitravel" and neither can you advertise it here without their permission.) [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 03:26, 1 February 2008 (EST)
 
::: Ah, in that case I can't see any problem with using Featured articles then, since it will only be Wikitravel press --[[User:NJR ZA|Nick]] 03:44, 1 February 2008 (EST)
:::How can there be an exclusive license to cc-by-sa content. [[User:82.33.114.90|82.33.114.90]] 12:57, 15 June 2008 (EDT)
Bump. Any other opinions? I'd also like to add Extra and have updated the demo above. [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 05:14, 13 February 2008 (EST)
 
: That seems reasonable to me. [[User:Gorilla Jones|Gorilla Jones]] 08:07, 13 February 2008 (EST)
: OK by me. [[User:OldPine|OldPine]] 13:49, 13 February 2008 (EST)
 
:: Done. [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 12:28, 23 February 2008 (EST)
== Page protection. ==
==Travel Alerts and Current Events==
Just out of curiosity, is there a rule for when to post these? Previously, they were posted on the day on which they occurred (or on the day that a news article was written about it). This month, someone posted all of the "future events" that were written for May, so new news is not featured at the top as it should be. (I had added information about the Okayama Villas and Smithsonian Museum, but they were moved to the bottom to make the dates chronological.) I agree that the chronology makes sense, but I don't like future news being put on the homepage... Is there a rule about when to post the events that are listed as "future events" once their month becomes current? [[User:ChubbyWimbus|ChubbyWimbus]] 03:18, 17 May 2009 (EDT)
:Let us remove these alerts until there is some automated way to keep them current./[[User:Johan Jönsson|Johan Jönsson]] 16:27, 24 October 2012 (EDT)
== Front Page ==
:Well at least it's not just me. Please report all bugs and issues on [[:shared:|Wikitravel Shared]]. Thanks! [[User:LtPowers|LtPowers]] 21:29, 18 January 2012 (EST)
== Kerala Holidays 2012 Premier travel wiki == Mapped on the Southern region of Indian Territory, Kerala is a state of natural beauty that rests between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. Kerala is the most shining jewel in the Indian tiara.  Known as God’s own country, Kerala is one of the favorite destinations of the tourist from all over the world. Kerala treasures the pristine backwaters with the houseboats ride, sandy beaches, snooty mountains, dense forests and wildlife sanctuaries and refreshing Ayurveda. Offering such a huge diversity of attractions at a single place, Kerala is the paradise on earth blessed with the gifts of nature. Let’s go through the brief description about this majestic state with its best features. Beaches: Kerala gives the range of clear and crystalline beaches that offer an eye pleasing view of nature where blue waves are touching the feet of sand and fresh air is swirling itself between the palm trees and coconut grooves. Beaches of Bekal, Cherai, Munnar, etc. hit the list if you wish to witness this splendid scene. These beaches bewitch the visitors with its amazing ambience and setting. Backwaters and Houseboats: Another jewel in the crown of Kerala is its backwaters. Kerala is known for its immaculate backwaters that give a soothing view when experienced with a ride in houseboat. The lavish houseboats with all the basic facilities like bar, restaurant, spa centre, etc. holds the breath of tourist till the time this ride gets over. These backwaters have so much to offer to tourist that they themselves couldn’t believe on this mesmerizing beauty of this heavenly state. Wildlife Sanctuaries: Housing all the natural charm on its land, Kerala also provides habitat for the rare and endangered species in the form of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Major portion of India’s flora and fauna exhibits in the wildlife sanctuaries of Kerala. Here, you can also enjoy the adventures like trekking, camping, etc.
Ayurveda: Along with these, Kerala holds Isn't it kind of silly to call this the most ancient and scientific method of healingpremiere travel wiki based on a 5-year old article? You call yourselves up-to-date, Ayurvedabut that is anything but. Kerala is the hub of many Ayurvedic sap Talk about transparent attempts to seem better than other more active and massage centers that help in rejuvenating the mind, body and soulrecent travel wikis...[[Special:Contributions/179.231.45.59|179. To get a day off from your daily monotonous routine and avail this service, you’ll feel a change yourself231. The oils that are used are all herbal and medicated that their magic will spell bound you45. 59]] 15:58, 12 February 2013 (EST)
Alappuzha: Thank you for your comment which is actually very far from truth. Wikitravel is unquestionably a '''premier travel wiki''' on the Internet and let me tell you why:# Wikitravel originated in 2003 and it's been live already for '''10 years'''! I do not know any other travel wiki that has been successful for so long.# The site has an active community and gets '''daily 280, Kovalam000 visitors''' which gives 7 Million visors per moth from all around the world (and that's only an English version).# The site has '''21 different language versions''', many of which are very active, for example German, MunnarJapanese, PeriyarFrench, KumarakomItalian, Thekkady Finish and all other cities of Kerala Dutch Wikitravels. We also have active administrators over there that make sure the potential to bind site is clean and free from vandalism.# The content on the tourists with their charisma. Kerala has been named as one Main Page is regularly updated ([[Travel news]], [[Previous Destinations of the “ten paradises month|Destinations of the world” and “50 must-see destinations Month]], [[Previously Off the beaten path| Off the beaten path]], [[Wikitravel:Top Destinations|Top Destinations ]]).# When you do a '''Google search''' for any destination, Wikitravel shows as one of a life time” by the National Geographic’s Traveler Magazine'''top results'''. Truly:Taking all those facts into consideration I can clearly say that Wikitravel is '''the original free, complete, Kerala is heaven up-to-date and premiere travel wiki''' on earth with the magnificent Internet and alluring featuresthere are thousands of readers who agree with this statement as they visit our site daily.
Various tour packages : Warm regards, [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] 18:29, 12 February 2013 (EST)::I dare you to find a recent article that calls WT the premiere travel wiki. Per Special:Statistics, en:WV already has 1000 more content articles than here, has 2710 active contributors there in the last 30 days, compared to 561 here, and 80 administrators there to the 19 here, in the latter case most of whom are IB employees, and one of whom will probably delete this comment as soon as he reads it, if rumors are true. I´d say keeping the old outdated link there makes WT look silly indeed.[[Special:Contributions/189.51.4.235|189.51.4.235]] 15:27, 14 February 2013 (EST)::: WV audience is very "limited" and most of the new edits are done by the ex admins who left WT. They just do the clean up of the content they copied from Wikitravel. Wikitravel however has something that WV is essentially missing- very broad audience of readers and users who come to our site to search for information. We are made very happy about that! It's a great success to have '''280,000 visitors''' that come to explore Kerala our site '''every day'''. ::: It is not beneficial to carry on with every possibility so that this discussion on the Talk of the Main Page. Your choice is to decide where you don’t remain untouched with its ethereal beautywant to contribute and search for travel information. Tour packages like Kerala backwatersTake care! Warm regards, [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] 18:19, Hills 14 February 2013 (EST)::::Accept my other points or not. I just think it ought to embarrass you to use a link to such an old article. The internet changes fast and such an old link makes you look either desperate or out-of-date. I doubt I am the only visitor to wonder why you have such an old link. I think it is a valid criticism regardless of whether I a fan of this site or its new fork. You'd honestly be better off with no link there at all. [[httpSpecial:Contributions//www189.120.200.61|189.120.200.61]] 19:50, 14 February 2013 (EST)IP troll from WV. Have a nice day at your irrelevant site.--[[User:IBobi|IBobi]] 20:03, 14 February 2013 (EST):::::How is this in any way trolling? Forget WV was mentioned. It was a legitimate suggestion for your own good.keralaholidaysShowcasing a 5-year-indiaold press review makes the site look desperate.coIt is absolutely common sense for anyone who knows how fast the internet changes.uk[[Special:Contributions/holidays/index189.51.4.235|189.51.4.html Kerala Holidays 2012235]]08:59, Enchanting Kerala tours 15 February 2013 (EST):::::: We know that the article is outdated but we see it completely different. For us it shows that Wikitravel has a strong reputation as a premier travel wiki already for several years. Even though the article is from 2008, it is great and many others are there the info may still apply today, like for example: '' WikiTravel has become the most invaluable travel resource on the Web''. Thanks! [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] 19:21, 15 February 2013 (EST):::::::I think it just shows that you haven't had a positive press mention for 5 years so you cling to make that one, but anyway... I'm sure you have an equally awesome excuse for fluffing up your sojourn page count by including tens of thousands of redirects, user pages, and talk pages. Technically correct but misleading by almost 300%. And even more misleading to Kerala brag about the number of users, as if even 5% of them have thought about coming here in the last year. It's deceptive and anyone who looks at the statistics page will immediately wonder why you have tried to hoodwink them. Or rather than wondering, they'll just know that it is because this website is led more by shrewd business interests than by the actual community-- you'd never in a million years get consensus of an unforgettable and worth cherishing throughout your lifeactual whole, vibrant wiki community to stand behind such a bloated representation of itself. [[Special:Contributions/189.120.200.61|189.120.200.61]] 08:13, 16 February 2013 (EST)
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