Difference between revisions of "Wikitravel:Docents"
Latest revision as of 15:12, 21 September 2012
Wikitravellers have knowledge about our destinations that sometimes goes beyond what can be included in a guide. Often, visitors to Wikitravel have a very specific question that is not answered by our usual guide format. To connect these folks, it would be great to make an explicit connection between some articles and contributors.
Docents for a particular destination are listed in the left-hand navigation area on the destination's page, underneath the search box and above the toolbox.
If you are curious which destinations currently have docents, here is a current list.
Becoming a docent
To become a docent for a destination, add the following template to the end of an article:
Replace "Username" with your actual user name. If you have a divided user name, like John Smith, you need to put an underscore instead of a space: John_Smith instead of John Smith.
If there is already a docent listed, add your name on the next line:
At your user page, indicate how you would like to be contacted: on your talk page, via email, IM, IRC, etc. Link back to [[Wikitravel:What is a docent?]] so people can understand the idea better.
Currently, there is no limit on the number of docents for a destination, but attempts should be made to keep the total number of docents under 3 - 5 depending on the size of the destination.
Unbecoming a docent
If you decide you no longer want to be a docent, or you plan on being away for more than a week or two, just remove your username. But if you aren't going to visit Wikitravel frequently, but are still willing to help, ask people to reach you by email.
If a docent has been unreachable for one month, without making note of his or her absence, their name can be removed from the docent list.
Nominating a docent
If you notice a user who seems to have a lot of good insider knowledge about a destination and you think they would be a great docent, put a comment on their talk page:
Rights and Responsibilities