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The COTW seems to be missing from this new page. -- Ryan 14:26, 27 April 2006 (EDT)

COTW is currently in the "Project" section of the main page, which Evan was interested in splitting off into its own page. It (and the rest of what's currently on the main page) could be tacked onto the bottom of this for now. - Todd VerBeek 14:58, 27 April 2006 (EDT)
This page looks really good. I agree that we should probably try to add in the COTW or most people wouldn't notice it, plus a prominent link to the new project page. -- DanielC 16:34, 28 April 2006 (EDT)
Project page draft now at User:Jpatokal/Project. Jpatokal 06:02, 30 April 2006 (EDT)


For the record, I like this better than the mock-up I did on Wikitravel:Graffiti wall. But some of the embedded CSS on the Main Page (and this) is heinous. :) - Todd VerBeek 18:08, 27 April 2006 (EDT)

The World[edit]

So, our geographic hierarchy is rooted at the continent level, and gets kind of fuzzy there. Would it be nutso-crazy-bonkers to move the Main Page to the World, and have that be the default travel guide entry page? --Evan 11:49, 28 April 2006 (EDT)

That's a hot idea. Majnoona 12:14, 28 April 2006 (EDT)
Sounds good to me. The only semantic quibble is that can we say that Space isIn World? Jpatokal 06:02, 30 April 2006 (EDT)
All current (and plausible in the next several decades) forms of space tourism are still gravitationally bound to the planet, so that's arguably still part of the World. We just can't say that Outer Space IsIn World. :) - Todd VerBeek 08:40, 30 April 2006 (EDT)
"World" is itself kindof fuzzy, being that it's a generic term, and thus a moveable framework, think "Continent". What about using Earth which has otherwise been long-since relegated to homages to Duglas Adams? That's a lot more specific, and allows for future growth. Remember those Cobol programmers who were sure their work would be superceded before the year 2000.
It works in translation too: Terre, 地球, etc. -- Mark 10:45, 30 April 2006 (EDT)
Actually, using "Earth" for the main page would paint us into a corner more quickly, because I'm sure that word will never refer to anything more than just this wet rock we're on. But the meaning of "world" will probably continue to evolve, encompassing geosynchronous orbit, and the entire Earth-Luna system, as those also become "part of our world", so to speak. Words such as "Mundo", "Monde", "Welt", etc. are good all-inclusive analogs in other languages. - Todd VerBeek 16:10, 30 April 2006 (EDT)
Then we should also have pages called Continent, Country, and City if we're going to start having generic geographical unit pages. -- Mark 16:17, 30 April 2006 (EDT)
The root is supposed to be generic. There's only one: that's the point. - Todd VerBeek 16:45, 30 April 2006 (EDT)
I was just pointing out that it's inconsistent. It doesn't have to be consistent after all, it's just that we've preferred consistency wherever possible in the past, so I thought I should point this out. -- Mark 17:47, 30 April 2006 (EDT)