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Linking to Citizendium allows people to access encyclopedic information that doesn't fit into the framework of a travel guide. For example, the entry on the [[United Kingdom]] should have a thumbnail sketch of the country's history, but detailed information on Henry  VIII is inappropriate. A link to Citizendium's UK article would allow readers to find non-travel related information about their destination of choice, without stretching Wikitravel beyond recognition into an "everything you need to know about everything" guide.
 
Linking to Citizendium allows people to access encyclopedic information that doesn't fit into the framework of a travel guide. For example, the entry on the [[United Kingdom]] should have a thumbnail sketch of the country's history, but detailed information on Henry  VIII is inappropriate. A link to Citizendium's UK article would allow readers to find non-travel related information about their destination of choice, without stretching Wikitravel beyond recognition into an "everything you need to know about everything" guide.
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If there's a page on Citizendium that covers the exact same subject as a page on Wikitravel, but from an encyclopedic rather than travel guide point of view, consider making a twin link to the page. And if you link to Citizendium, it's also nice to link back to Wikitravel as well.  See [[Wikitravel:links to and from Citizendium|links to and from Citizendium]] for how to do this. You can also just add regular links to Citizendium in the text of a Wikitravel article, using [[Wikitravel:Wiki markup|Wiki markup]].  If making a choice between linking to Wikipedia and linking to Citizendium, link to the ''better article'', not the overall project you personally prefer.
  
 
'''However''', don't use links as an excuse to be lazy. Wikitravel entries should be useful and self-contained; links should provide ''additional'' information. Writing "Everything you need to know about Belize is [http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Belize here], except that there's a good pancake place in Belmopan" is not helpful.
 
'''However''', don't use links as an excuse to be lazy. Wikitravel entries should be useful and self-contained; links should provide ''additional'' information. Writing "Everything you need to know about Belize is [http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Belize here], except that there's a good pancake place in Belmopan" is not helpful.
 
If there's a page on Citizendium that covers the exact same subject as a page on Wikitravel, but from an encyclopedic rather than travel guide point of view, consider making a twin link to the page. And if you link to Citizendium, it's also nice to link back to Wikitravel as well.  See [[Wikitravel:links to and from Citizendium|links to and from Citizendium]] for how to do this. You can also just add regular links to Citizendium in the text of a Wikitravel article, using [[Wikitravel:Wiki markup|Wiki markup]].
 
 
If making a choice between linking to Wikipedia and linking to Citizendium, link to the ''better article'', not the overall project you personally prefer.
 
  
 
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