Wikivoyage:Cleanup

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While Wikivoyage is now live as a Wikimedia project there is still a lot of work to be done! This is the canonical page coordinating cleanup of Wikivoyage, with tasks listed approximately in order of importance. See the Wikivoyage:Quick contribution guide for suggestions on making simple contributions, or read on for more advanced ways to help out.

Fix style issues[edit]

There are a number of articles on Wikivoyage that have been flagged as having style issues - these can be found in Category:Articles needing style fixes. In many cases the tag explains what needs to be fixed and you are encouraged to make the needed corrections and then remove the {{style}} template. If you are unsure what fixes are required, use the article's talk page to discuss.

Merge articles[edit]

Some articles in Wikivoyage may not meet the criteria for a separate article and have been tagged with a {{merge}} template. These articles can be found in Category:Not an article. To merge these articles, move any relevant content from the tagged article into the appropriate section(s) of the target article, and then redirect the old article to point to the new article.

Verify imported images on Commons[edit]

Wikivoyage images that have been migrated automatically to Wikimedia Commons require review. To help out with this task:

  1. Go to commons:Category:Files moved from wts.wikivoyage to Commons requiring review or commons:Category:Files moved from wts.oldwikivoyage to Commons requiring review and select any image from the category.
  2. Verify that the file has all of the following:
    • An "original upload log" from Wikivoyage.
    • A correct (and valid) license template.
    • Correct author information.
    • A correct and informative description. If a description is missing, look at the "File usage on other wikis" section of the image page for links that will help you determine an appropriate description for the image.
  3. If the image is valid, click the "Check now!" link in the yellow imported image review box to open an edit window that will mark the image as reviewed. You can also make any corrections that may be needed.
  4. Save the image.
  5. Update the image with appropriate categories. Enabling the Commons "HotCat" plugin from the "Gadgets" tab of your user preferences will make this task much easier.

Other tasks[edit]

There are plenty of other ways to contribute:

See also[edit]