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Five words[edit]

One of the traditions with the Webby Awards is that acceptance speeches can only be five words long. What should be the five-word speech for Wikitravel? --Evan 12:26, 28 May 2007 (EDT)

Some ideas:

  • No longer a lonely planet.
  • Open content travel guides rock.
  • Free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable. ("up-to-date" may not be one word...)
  • The traveler comes first. (and...)
  • These guides are your fault.
  • Wiki makes guides more accurate.
You could substitute "current" for "up-to-date". But I kinda like the first one best. - Todd VerBeek 12:55, 28 May 2007 (EDT)
Definitely #1!!! – cacahuate talk 15:43, 28 May 2007 (EDT)
  1. 1 is snarky and evil. I love it. =) Jpatokal 22:41, 28 May 2007 (EDT)
Yep, #1 is snappy and witty. It gets my vote. WindHorse 00:00, 29 May 2007 (EDT)
Maj likes that one best too. I'm a little bit wary of getting caught up in being an anti-brand. We're more than just "the opposite of Lonely Planet" (or any other proprietary travel guide). I guess that Wikitravel's well-enough established that maybe I don't need to worry about it. And, hell: it's a 5-word speech. Not exactly the cornerstone of people's perception of Wikitravel. It'd be fun to mention Open Content, though; Maybe "Freedom makes planet less lonely"? Or collaboration: "Working together, planet's less lonely." I'm probably overthinking this. --Evan 10:12, 29 May 2007 (EDT)

Number 1 is the only one acceptable, plus everyone's (and will continue to be) in favor of it which makes it consensus! -- Sapphire(Talk) • 10:18, 29 May 2007 (EDT)

Alternatively, Tim Wu, check district articles!, but I still prefer the lonely planet one. -- Sapphire(Talk) • 10:24, 29 May 2007 (EDT)
I was trying to think of something similar but a little less weighted, like "A Rough Guide to a Lonely Planet", but can't get that nicely into 5 words that are as punchy as #1 – cacahuate talk 15:12, 29 May 2007 (EDT)


Webby[edit]

Swept in from the Pub:

Just in case you haven't seen todays Logbook -- Wikitravel has won a Webby! Congratulations! Maj 10:11, 1 May 2007 (EDT)

Excellent! I have added it to the news section on the main page. --NJR_ZA 11:27, 1 May 2007 (EDT)
So where do we put our trophy? - Todd VerBeek 13:39, 1 May 2007 (EDT)
I'd love to put it on the Main Page, but maybe we could put it on Wikitravel:Webby Award 2007? --Evan 14:08, 1 May 2007 (EDT)
Hmmmm, personally I'd like to see it somewhere more prominent than on an obscure page like Wikitravel:Webby Award 2007, can't we put it in the disclaimer bar at the bottom or somewhere on the Main Page? That logo will make people sit up and take notice of the site if they're just passing by and that could increase the number of edits we get, which is a good thing! -- Tim (writeme!) 15:19, 1 May 2007 (EDT)
How about we put it on the Main Page for a few days, and we put something in MediaWiki:Sitenotice (which makes a banner across the top of every page) about it? And let's have a page dedicated to the award to link to, too.
Can someone who's got better Main-Page-editing-chops than myself put it on the front page? --Evan 15:31, 1 May 2007 (EDT)

I've uploaded a couple of images to choose from. -- Sapphire(Talk) • 15:54, 1 May 2007 (EDT)

I've added it to the news item for now... long-term handling to be determined. - Todd VerBeek 16:11, 1 May 2007 (EDT)

Since Wikitravel is certain to win additional awards as time goes by, I've started Wikitravel:Awards. I think we should link to this from somewhere on the Main page, and if not there certainly from the Project page. Suppose we were to change the opening blurb to "Wikitravel is an award-winning project..."? - Todd VerBeek 08:30, 2 May 2007 (EDT)