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Wikitravel:Wikitravel logbook/Jul-Aug 2003

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August 13th, 2003[edit]

A new mailing list for discussing Wikitravel has been set up. To subscribe or read the archives, have a peek at The list is merely a secondary tool to augment the collaboration on Wikitravel itself; Wikitravellers can safely ignore it if they prefer. But if you're the kind of person who likes to hash out problems and brainstorm through your email interface, this should be helpful.

See also: Wikitravel:Mailing lists

August 12th, 2003[edit]

The concept of Wikitravel Expeditions started today. Expeditions are special sub-projects of Wikitravel concentrating on a particular task or subject in Wikitravel. Two new Expeditions were formed. The Phrasebook Expedition is for creating mini-phrasebooks for different languages. The Mapmaking Expedition is for creating street maps for city destination articles. Both Expeditions are in their early stages and need your ideas, criticism, and help!

August 8th, 2003[edit]

The CIA World Factbook 2002 import is all done. Now we just have to make all those country pages look like travel articles instead of military intelligence.

August 6th, 2003[edit]

Please don't add articles about countries to Wikitravel right now! Evan and Andreas Holstenson are doing an automatic import of country info from the CIA World Factbook 2002. Cities, states, provinces, continents, etc. are OK, of course. See Wikitravel:CIA World Factbook 2002 import for details.

August 5th, 2003[edit]

Evan is working on importing the public domain content of the CIA World Factbook 2002. This is going to go in as new articles with the names of countries, so it's probably not a good idea to add your own articles with those names at this time.

August 4th, 2003[edit]

Wikitravel news page started. There are 43 articles in the database at this point; most of them are in the Wikitravel namespace, and give help on policy and so on. Maj started adding some articles in the "main" namespace, that would actually be part of the travel guide. Go Maj!

July 24th, 2003[edit]

Wikitravel goes live on the Internet! Hip hip hooray!