I wanted to float and idea on Shared here since there is more traffic. I created a welcome message on Shared, which I use everytime I see a new user on Shared. The idea is to prevent copyvios and abuse on the Shared site. In the welcome message I direct users back to EN site's travellers' pub in case they have a question or issue it can be answered immediately. I believe it is a good idea especially for new wiki users.
I would like to create a separate Shared help page on EN, so that questions specific to Shared can be asked there and these questions can be answered in a timely fashion instead of being answered two or three days later on the Shared site. Anyone else think this would useful? I'd imagine the page could be Wikitravel:Shared help? - Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 21:21, 5 June 2006 (EDT)
- Couldn't it be :Shared:Wikitravel:Help? (I'm not entirely clear about this interwiki namespace syntax.) We do have to try to get our ducks in a row regarding Shared. It's going to get used more and more (because we want it to be), and in addition to filling in some of the missing administrative pages, it's going to require some coordination with editors of the other language versions to establish procedures, and more watching by experienced users to help the newbies. The lingua franca for administering Shared is probably going to have to be English, but we should try to avoid directing people to EN (which will be a third Wikitravel site for many people). - Todd VerBeek 21:40, 5 June 2006 (EDT)
P.S. What happened to Willy? Did someone kill him or did he wander off? - Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 21:22, 5 June 2006 (EDT)
- We don't kill vandals — we wait until they go away on their own accord. The amount of time this takes varies based on the statistical odds at their particular location of a shiny object impinging upon their field of vision. -- Colin 21:27, 5 June 2006 (EDT)
- They always eventually get distracted by some other brightly-colored object, and go see if maybe it will be friends with them. - Todd VerBeek 21:40, 5 June 2006 (EDT)