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Moved from Wikitravel:travellers' pub by Evan'


I have one question: Is there already a page which links to similar projects like Wikipedia (sharing the software & general idea) and to other community-driven traveller's web sites? To name an example, there is, which is a software (and some websites) for constructing city guides ... but as I understand, these people are not licence-aware.

--Zenogantner 06:25, 10 Nov 2003 (PST)

No, there's not a current page for that. What would be the point? -- Evan 07:53, 10 Nov 2003 (PST)
Actually, on re-reading this, I can say that it makes sense to have this kind of stuff on Wikitravel:Cooperation. I'm starting a list of similar projects there right now. -- Evan 11:53, 19 Nov 2003 (PST)
Wikitravel:Cooperation (now) redirects here.
See also/instead Wikitravel:List of related projects.
~ 07:52, 5 August 2006 (EDT)

An Open Invitation for Extlinks[edit]

According to this page, any travel guide on the Internet would appear to be eligible to be a "Fellow Traveller" and therefore by eligible to be added to Wikitravel:List of related projects. I'm pretty sure that's not what we want.

What do we want though? What is a "related project" exactly?

How about dead projects? WikiOutdoors is, rather sadly, moribund. There are others like this.

Seems to me this is a leftover idea from the founding of wikitravel that just doesn't match who we are today. -- Colin 23:56, 1 June 2009 (EDT)

Agree.... we could quite easily lose this article.... – cacahuate talk 00:30, 2 June 2009 (EDT)
I'd be fine with deleting it. Alternatively we could severely limit the scope: only list open content wiki projects that are related to travel? I count about six that actually meet that criteria. Then merge the list here. Just a suggestion, though—I don't think this is needed. --Peter Talk 02:32, 2 June 2009 (EDT)
Not a bad idea.... reinvision it as a tight list of projects that are compatible with our copyleft that we can (and would consider) giving and taking from, like openstreetmap? Still not super necessary, but at least a bit closer – cacahuate talk 03:12, 2 June 2009 (EDT)
This policy is the basis for all the "Cooperating with XXX" pages. It makes sense to me to have such pages for any kind of website we can share content with (Open Street Map), or that a user might mistakenly think we could share content with (Wikipedia). We just need to tighten the language here to better restrict the set of listed sites to ones that make sense. -- Colin 04:45, 2 June 2009 (EDT)
I'm in favour of deleting it. Peter's idea of limiting it to open content wiki guides related to travel sounds good, but I don't think they are necessarily the sites we work and interlink with, which is what I think Fellow Traveller means. Unless there is some special relationship there, this is just a list that has to be maintained. This doesn't mean we can't list these sites in the appropriate places. OSM should be mentioned within the mapping expedition, for example.
This page demonstrates its own failure - it hasn't been updated, and even long term users of the site don't quite know what it is for. --inas 19:22, 6 August 2009 (EDT)
Bump. Is someone prepared to really take this on as a task? --inas 23:26, 24 August 2009 (EDT)
Yep, done. --Peter Talk 11:26, 3 May 2010 (EDT)

Link to TravelBlog?[edit]

<swept from the pub> I discovered TravelBlog a few weeks ago and I think it's a great resource for those less-visited countries. We have links to Wikipedia, Open Directory, & World66, what are your thoughts about adding TravelBlog? It might not be very helpful to view the thousands of blogs in the US, but I have found it very interesting to view travelers' experiences in off-the-beaten path countries like Mauritania, Sudan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Yemen, and many, many more. AHeneen 17:39, 9 April 2009 (EDT)

Link to Wikioverland, the encyclopedia of overland travel[edit]

<moved from the pub, and originally here:(WikiOverland discussion)>

I'd like to continue a discussion about linking to WikiOverland, the encyclopedia of overland travel - it contains extremely detailed information for people traveling with vehciles. (see a better description here WikiOverland discussion)

Thanks. -Dangrec 12:14, 30 November 2011 (EST)