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Wikitravel:One-liner listings

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One-liner listings are the default for Cities, Other destinations, and Get out sections. They are also used in other sections, as appropriate. Regions and Districts sections typically use a similar format unless the {{regionlist}} template is being used.

One-liner listings are primarily for navigation in the "Regions," "Cities," and "Other destinations" sections; they should get allow the reader to quickly identify and get to the specific travel guide they want to read. They should not try to provide detailed descriptions or long lists of attractions.

One-liner listings should use the following format:

  • Alphabetic — preferred, if appropriate and there's no reason not to
  • Bold for the caption — optional if it's a link; if mixed, consistency preferred
  • But not bold [1] — for footnote-style links
  • Capitalise — first word of caption, but not description (except proper nouns, etc)
  • Description — a concise (preferably one phrase) description of the main draws a destination has for a traveller
  • No dots — these are concise descriptions, not full sentences

Alphabetic order should be used whenever there's no more appropriate logical order (eg price, distance, north-south, day of the week, etc). Where a non-alphabetic order is used, it should be explained if necessary.

A universal exception to completely alphabetic order is in Cities sections, where capital cities/towns always go at the top of the list.

For immediate subregions and districts, a longer description (two or, at most, three sentences) may be in order, to provide some guidance to a traveler who is trying to decide which region to visit. These listings are not simply for navigation and so need to provide more information than a regular one-liner listing. The same may also apply to "Cities" and "Other destinations" sections, if the region article in question has no subregions; use your best judgment.

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