Welcome to Wikitravel. If you want to specialize your experience you may want to consider editing your preferences. Please take a second to look at our copyleft and policies and guidelines, but feel free to plunge forward and edit some pages. Scanning the Manual of style, especially the article templates, can give you a good idea of how we like articles formatted. If you're new to the whole wiki community look at the Wiki markup to get an idea of how to use the wiki markup. If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, and if you need some info not on there, post a message in the travellers' pub. - Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 01:53, 18 May 2006 (EDT)
thanks for the words.I m so exicted to begin my trip through wikitravel.
Travellers' pub question
The genre (type) of movie you asked about is called a documentary or sometimes a travelouge. Unfortunately, there are few films like this that cater to travellers. Conde Nast Traveller did do a survey among its readers of which commercial films they believed best depicted the destinations the film was based in. You may be able to find this article by searching Conde Nast's website. Also, there are a few travel channels available in the U.S. and worldwide via satellites.
Also, regarding uploading images to Wikitravel I don't think the idea is feasible because of the amount of space videos would require. Also, Wikitravel attempts to prevent articles and images from being personal so that they can be used by others. Most travellers that make videos often make videos of family at the Arc de Triumph in Paris, and that just wouldn't be very helpful to other travellers. The best thing to do regarding visual depictions of destinations is to use images and maps. - Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 00:30, 11 June 2006 (EDT)
Ok, the reason I deleted the links was because it was under the header "External links," which we no longer use on Wikitravel because "We should have travel information in Wikitravel, not linked to from Wikitravel. This is an incentive issue; if we have lots of links to other travel guides, we lose the impetus to create our own. In addition, many users print copies of Wikitravel articles, and therefore need information to be within the article rather than linked to at another site." Also, please read over Where did the External links section go?, which will explain why we no longer use that section. I'm afraid I'll have to delete the links again, however I'm willing to work with you. Are the movies really useful? If the movies are useful and informative, not just pure entertainment then please put the links in the "Understand" section and place a note on the talk page, ok? -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 01:49, 2 July 2006 (EDT)
No one expects perfect spelling, but I would like to point out that the correct spelling of "the" is not "teh", and taking the time to get this correct would make your comments much easier to read. - Todd VerBeek 13:50, 3 July 2006 (EDT)