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[[Image:Jousting in Maryland.jpg|thumb|upright=1.3|Plunge forward!]]
 
[[Image:Jousting in Maryland.jpg|thumb|upright=1.3|Plunge forward!]]
We expect you to '''plunge forward''' into the task of authoring, editing, and illustrating articles on Wikitravel.  ''You'' can [[Wikitravel:How to edit a page|edit]] any article on Wikitravel (even this one!), ''and we hope that you do''. We need your knowledge, your experience, your talent, and your attention.
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We expect you to '''plunge forward''' into the task of authoring, editing, and illustrating articles on Wikitravel.  ''You'' can [[Wikitravel:How to edit a page|edit]] any article on Wikitravel (even this one!), ''and we hope that you do''. We need your knowledge, your experience, your talent, your attention, and any other skills you have to give!
  
Plunging forward means:
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So what does plunging forward mean? Plunging forward means:
  
*'''Being assertive.''' Your knowledge and experience really does count! There are few (if any) "travel experts" working on Wikitravel (if they exist anywhere...), so don't worry about not being good enough! '''We want and need your help'''.
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*'''Being assertive.''' Your knowledge and experience really do count! There are few (if any) "travel experts" working on Wikitravel (if they exist anywhere...), so don't worry about not being good enough! '''We want and need your help'''.
 
*'''Experimenting.''' There's really not much permanent damage you can do to Wikitravel. If things get messed up or broken, other Wikitravellers will come in and fix them.
 
*'''Experimenting.''' There's really not much permanent damage you can do to Wikitravel. If things get messed up or broken, other Wikitravellers will come in and fix them.
*'''Doing what's OK right now'''. You don't have to create a perfect, fully-formed article the first time around. Just make a [[Wikitravel:Quick contribution guide|quick contribution]] or add a [[Wikitravel:Article templates|basic outline]] if an article about your favourite town doesn't yet exist. Get your thoughts down and let others expand on them. That's how [[Wikitravel:Wiki|Wiki]] works!
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*'''Doing what's OK right now'''. You don't have to create a perfect, fully-formed article the first time around. Just make a [[Wikitravel: Quick contribution guide|quick contribution]] or add a [[Wikitravel:Article templates|basic outline]] if an article about your favourite town doesn't yet exist. Get your thoughts down and let others expand on them. That's how [[Wikitravel:Wiki|Wiki]] works!
 
*'''Ignoring authority.''' You have as much right to edit ''anything'' on Wikitravel as anyone else does. Don't bother asking whether it's all right to edit something. It is!
 
*'''Ignoring authority.''' You have as much right to edit ''anything'' on Wikitravel as anyone else does. Don't bother asking whether it's all right to edit something. It is!
  

Latest revision as of 18:14, 23 February 2018

Being a traveller requires courage, self-confidence and perseverance. Being a Wikitraveller requires the same qualities.

Plunge forward!

We expect you to plunge forward into the task of authoring, editing, and illustrating articles on Wikitravel. You can edit any article on Wikitravel (even this one!), and we hope that you do. We need your knowledge, your experience, your talent, your attention, and any other skills you have to give!

So what does plunging forward mean? Plunging forward means:

  • Being assertive. Your knowledge and experience really do count! There are few (if any) "travel experts" working on Wikitravel (if they exist anywhere...), so don't worry about not being good enough! We want and need your help.
  • Experimenting. There's really not much permanent damage you can do to Wikitravel. If things get messed up or broken, other Wikitravellers will come in and fix them.
  • Doing what's OK right now. You don't have to create a perfect, fully-formed article the first time around. Just make a quick contribution or add a basic outline if an article about your favourite town doesn't yet exist. Get your thoughts down and let others expand on them. That's how Wiki works!
  • Ignoring authority. You have as much right to edit anything on Wikitravel as anyone else does. Don't bother asking whether it's all right to edit something. It is!

So plunge forward! Who knows, you might enjoy it!