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Palo Alto?[edit]

What's wrong with Palo Alto? -- Nils 04:48, 23 May 2004 (EDT)

The external links should be embedded: Wikitravel:External_links#Embedded links -- Paul Richter 09:01, 26 May 2004 (EDT)

Should we have a {{Message}} for these articles?[edit]

Should articles needing attention have a message on them asking for them to be edited? (Like the {{stub}} message, but say {{style}} instead of stub.) The only way we can find these articles at present is by looking here, instead of on the page in question. If the articles in queston had a message on them that said that they needed work then perhaps more of them might be updated and corrected, and when they were people could remove them from this page. (Or the pages would not link here.) Or am I barking up the wrong tree? -- Huttite 21:26, 3 Jan 2005 (EST)

I think yes, I haven't gotten into the maintenance side of wikitravel yet, but on my own articles I usually try and get all of the information out of my head and into the articles first and then later (sometimes several days....weeks later) try and do formating. I think being able to add a style tag at the end would help to notify other people that they can feel free to work on style and spelling, grammar etc. and would help them find the articles.Aburda 07:11, 25 Jul 2005 (EDT)
I agree that articles needing attention would benefit from a message. Go for it, Huttite! --Evan 08:00, 25 Jul 2005 (EDT)
Hmmm... I didn't know this page existed until today when I was called here for a different discussion... how about that. A style tag would be pretty cool and I'd contribute one if I had a clue. -- Ilkirk 17:07, 28 Oct 2005 (EDT)
I've created one: Template:Style. -- Ilkirk 15:10, 17 Nov 2005 (EST)

Collaboration of the week?[edit]

Moved to Wikitravel talk:Collaboration of the week Hypatia 02:37, 16 Feb 2006 (EST)

Christmas Markets[edit]

Does anyone want to work on a Christmas Markets article? These markets provide substantial tourism dollars in the off season, so anyone linked to tourism boards might have a go at them. I have a substantial number of external links which are very helpful and could be used in an article. If there was an article on Christmas Markets, where would it link? Nkb

Another way of marking articles[edit]

This discussion has moved to Wikitravel talk:Status rating -- Huttite 17:14, 18 Nov 2005 (EST)

Redirect this page?[edit]

Now that we have five levels of indicators for "article needs attention", do we need this page anymore? It seems superfluous and potentially confusing to me, and I think might be better made into a redirect to Wikitravel:Article status. Any objection? -- Ryan 13:40, 21 Nov 2005 (EST)

No. While we might have an Wikitravel:Article status page, I think we still need a page that describes those articles that need attendion that fall outside the status levels. Thinks like articles that need to be reviewed for accuracy, negative comments, factbooks, and a myriad of other things that I know people will want to say about an article but cannot quite bring themselves to do the work (or do not know enough to do anything). I think we need this page as a catchall, at least until the evaluation system beds in. -- Huttite 02:04, 22 Nov 2005 (EST)
It seems fine to keep this page around for a bit, but in the long term I think it's preferable to use the article talk pages for specific issues, and use the status lists to keep track of overall article progress. I may be in the minority, but I don't usually check this page, and a quick glance at it reveals a number of articles that have been fixed up without the fixes ever being reflected here (Los Angeles and Tulsa were the first two I looked at). -- Ryan 03:03, 22 Nov 2005 (EST)

LocalExpertiseWanted template[edit]

I frequenly encounter need to insert a stub for a specific topic: "Local regulations on this wanted summarized"; "Interested in other expreriences on that". The idea is to easier attract locals of specific country and frequent travellers: "we want to know this on your country, please help". If every country / region has its list of help wanted, it will grab more attention than just having an incomplete article (whether in Stub status or not) assuming we'd like any help equally.

Technically, it can be achieved either by a separate page for each large region (eg. Greece\Help_wanted) or by tagging specific destination with a category "help wanted here", detailed on discussion page so that list don't affect offline readers on the go. Opinions? --DenisYurkin 12:26, 16 Oct 2005 (EDT)

Sorry, I don't quite understand -- how is this different from the {{stub}} template and Wikitravel:Articles needing attention lists? Local expertise is always wanted for every article on Wikitravel! Jpatokal 12:56, 16 Oct 2005 (EDT)

A discussion much related to this idea followed in Wikitravel talk:Manual of style. It haven't came to a working solution yet--so welcome to join us there). --DenisYurkin 16:07, 20 January 2007 (EST)


Is it possible to re-evaluate Zagreb's status (I refer to the remark "needs lot of work" and, possibly, its inclusion on this page)?HappyV 09:39, 11 March 2006 (EST)

I removed Zagreb from the list.HappyV 05:48, 13 March 2006 (EST)

vfd discussion[edit]

Archived from the Wikitravel:Votes for deletion page:

Not being maintained by anyone, and hopelessly out of date. I have created a Category:Articles needing attention which I have hidden inside the style template. That way, someone can keep a watch on the page and maintain it. I would have loved it if the category page could be geographically ordered using isIn, but this will have to do for now. — Ravikiran 05:24, 9 October 2006 (EDT) (P.S. If the Consensus(tm) says delete, I undertake to clean out the page before deleting.)

  • Redirect to Category:Articles needing attention. I like your new solution a lot since it no longer requires manual intervention. The only downside is that there isn't any way to leave a comment about what needs to be fixed, but it's probably better to include that info on the discussion page of the article in question anyhow. The only objection I could find to getting rid of this page before was Wikitravel talk:Articles needing attention#Redirect this page?, and there was only one objector. -- Ryan 13:08, 9 October 2006 (EDT)