Wikitravel talk:Cooperating with Wikipedia

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What are the rules for copying from Wikitravel to Wikipedia if I am the sole author? Does it make any difference if the article has been deleted from Wikitravel? Notty

It makes no difference whatsoever. If you are the sole author of an article, you hold full copyright on it, and you can re-license it under the GFDL (Wikipedia's license). However, if anyone has made changes to the article, you can't copy it over. You can, however, look through the page history and find the last version that only you had worked on, and use that. --Evan 11:14, 3 Feb 2004 (EST)

Wikitravel in Wikipedia

Moved from Wikitravel:travellers' pub by Evan

There is now an article on Wikitravel in Wikipedia, in English and French. You said milestones? ;o) Yann 06:50, 22 Feb 2004 (EST)

Cool Logo. Is it going to be used here also? Caffeine 05:57, 27 Feb 2004 (EST)
It is already! If you change your skin from Cologne Blue (the default) to Standard, it appears on every page. --Evan 09:14, 27 Feb 2004 (EST)

Links from Wikipedia

[Moved from Travellers' pub by Hypatia 18:22, 16 Dec 2004 (EST)]

One simple way to increase Wikitravel's ranking in the web world: if you write a good non-stub Wikitravel article, then link it in from the corresponding Wikipedia page (I use [ Wikitravel: X] under "External links"). This is relevant content — travel guides cover the same topic, but serve different audiences — and I've never had a link removed yet, and when the link propagates out to Wikipedia's many mirrors we get excellent linkage. And, as a courtesy, be sure to add a reciprocal [[WikiPedia:X]] to the Wikitravel article as well. Jpatokal 05:15, 4 Oct 2004 (EDT)

You can make an interwiki link [[WikiTravel:X]]. It'll appear in the text, not with the interlanguage links. -phma 10:07, 4 Oct 2004 (EDT)
Since that was written, a template called {{wikitravel}} has been added (by Wikipedia user Patricknoddy) to Wikipedia which creates a much more eye-catching link. However that template assumes that the Wikipedia and Wikitravel articles have identical names, and our different goals, granularity and disambiguation standards mean this isn't always the case. So I've just created a derivative template which allows you to specify the Wikitravel article name. To use it, enter:
{{wikitravelbyname|Wikitravel article name}}
- Chris j wood 10:06, 17 Oct 2004 (EDT)
FYI: The Wikitravel template is now listed under Templates for deletion, for the regrettably correct reason that Wikitravel is not a Wikimedia project and should not get the Wikimedia-style boxes used by Wikiquote etc. External links are welcome though. Jpatokal 00:34, 18 Oct 2004 (EDT)
Maybe. There is hardly a consensus for deletion there yet; hopefully common sense will prevail and we will either get to keep the templates as they are, or change them to generate simple external links. But it is probably wise not to use the templates any further until the Wikipedia consensus is determined. -- Chris j wood 11:51, 18 Oct 2004 (EDT)