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Wikitravel talk:How to re-use Wikitravel guides

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I'd like to provide a dict version of Wikitravel, but then I first need an SQL dump :) Guaka 14:29, 2 Aug 2004 (EDT)

I think that's a great idea. Georg Muntingh 16:38, 2 Aug 2004 (EDT)

too many to authors to fit in that block

I have idea that could simplify attribution authors by thirdparties (mirrors, printed versions, etc.).

We could include all contributors to the article in a footer, but hide them in normal page view using appropriate style.

Entity that re-use the article would have to disable this one particular style, so all authors show up.

It would look like:

<li id="f-credits">This page was last modified 18:09, 6 Feb 2005 by Wikitravel user Wojsyl. 
Based on work by Jan Słupski and Mark Jaroski, Wikitravel user(s) Dimitris, 
Anonymous user(s) of Wikitravel and others<span id="f-authorshid"> (Alan, Miche, Wojtek, Adam)</span>.</li>

And style:

#f-authorshid { display: none; }

-- JanSlupski 10:14, 9 Feb 2005 (EST)

That's a real good idea. Frankly, if we can get the credits block to wrap properly, I'm happy to get rid of the "others" link altogether and just list all contributors. The main reason it's limited right now is that the GFDL only requires that 5 contributors be listed, and some Wikipedians thought there'd be too much credits content if we used > 5. This is kind of moot at this point, as Wikipedia doesn't use the credits block and I don't think the foundation has any plans to. --Evan 10:57, 9 Feb 2005 (EST)
...if we can get the credits block to wrap properly.... We can! ;) But indeed displaying all spammers that have contributed to Main Page could be too much... (ok, ok, I know spammers are mostly anonymous) -- JanSlupski 11:09, 9 Feb 2005 (EST)

Requirement to specifically credit Wikitravel

I think that it is more than fair that we should ask people who re-use articles to credit Wikitravel as well as the actual authors - after all it is usually Wikitravel that has at least facilitated the creation and improvement of the articles. At least then people have more of a clue of where the articles originated from. It needn't be a requirement, but certainly a strong preference. DanielC 19:38, 9 April 2005 (BST)