|This page in a nutshell: Don't worry about being perfect or making mistakes. If something needs to be done, do it. Jump in and make useful edits to articles.|
Being a traveller requires courage, self-confidence, passion and perseverance. Being a Wikivoyager requires the same qualities. We expect you to plunge forward into the task of authoring, editing, and illustrating articles on Wikivoyage. You can edit any article on Wikivoyage (even this one!), and we hope that you do. We need your knowledge, your experience, your talent, and your attention.
Plunging forward means:
- Being assertive. Your knowledge and experience count! There are few (if any) "travel experts" working on Wikivoyage (if they exist anywhere), so don't worry about not being good enough. We want your help.
- Experimenting. There's really not much permanent damage you can do to Wikivoyage. If things get really broken, other Wikivoyagers 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 favorite town doesn't yet exist. Get your thoughts down and let others expand on them. That's how a wiki works!
- Ignoring authority. You have as much right to add, change and improve anything you see on Wikivoyage as anyone else has. You don't need to ask anyone or even to have an account, if you can fix or improve anything. If you make a change, other people here will often help. So don't bother asking whether it's all right to plunge in – it probably is!
So plunge forward! You will enjoy it!