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The Community portal is a central place for working together on Wikivoyage. Are you new to the project? Welcome! Wikivoyage is the free worldwide travel guide that you can edit. Start contributing right now – we need your knowledge, your experience, your talent, and your attention. If you want to get more involved in the project, start out by reading through the links on this page, including the our goals and the Manual of style. If you still have questions, just ask! We're hanging out in the pub. Virtual drinks on the house!

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Collaboration of the month

Continents

Our continent articles are major gateways to the rest of our content, but they are often ill-formatted and have glaringly blank sections. We need to fill out these articles with the basic content they need, and then make sure they sparkle. Writing a "see section" or "do section" for a continent is actually pretty easy, especially if we get a team of people together playing to their own strengths. Tasks:

  • Empty sections — fill 'em in! C'mon, everyone has some idea of what to put in a Europe "eat" section!
  • Bullet points to prose — for basic main headers like see, do, eat, buy, etc., information should be in overview prose form, not random cherry picked bullets.
  • Rationalize — sometimes weird suggestions crop up in the various sections. Stuff mentioned at the continental region should be mentioned for a reason. Imagine some wealthy, shallow (but probably interesting-to-talk-to and rather active) person who wants to "go see South America," and assess whether the items discussed are noteworthy enough to plausibly fit in such an itinerary.
  • Prioritize — see & do first, then get in, get around, and stay safe.


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The Lounge on Meta where matters are discussed with users of other language versions of Wikivoyage. Communication takes place in English.
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This is the place where you can share news of your completed piece of work — and invite the community to celebrate your milestone in contributing to Wikivoyage.
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Collaboration of the month
A monthly collaboration to get many contributors working on one article at once, often to get it ready for an upcoming event or a nomination.
Destination of the month candidates
On this page we determine which articles are featured on the main page as "destination of the month". There is a separate category for less visited destinations and for travel topics.
Discover
Strange but true trivia about destinations around the world. You can add or edit fun facts to this list that will appear on the main page in the near future.
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Expeditions (or WikiProjects) help Wikivoyagers collaborate and organize around certain subjects, be they based on shared interests, geography, or shared skills.
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The traveller comes first
The core underlying principle of Wikivoyage is that it is written for the benefit of travellers. The question "what is best for the traveller" should always guide decision making.
Goals and non-goals
Our goal is to create a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide travel guide. This policy page gives you important information on what we are, and what we are not.
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In Wikivoyage, almost all decisions are made by achieving consensus rather than voting — so state your arguments and build consensus for debatable matters.
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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.
Manual of style
Our Manual of style is a collection of rules of thumb and guidelines for giving Wikivoyage articles a consistent look and feel.
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This guide provides suggestions for making your first contribution to this wiki. In general it is best to start out by contributing a listing for your favorite attraction, restaurant, or bar rather than trying to create a new article or make formatting changes to an existing article.
Tips for new contributors
This page gives a set of tips and tricks that might help you get up to speed working on Wikivoyage articles and participating in the Wikivoyage community.
How to draw a map
In this age of satellites and GPS, you no longer need to be a professional cartographer to draw an accurate map. This tutorial gives instructions for creating standard Wikivoyage maps using Inkscape. Complete amateurs have created some of our best maps following this guide.
How to re-use Wikivoyage guides
Wikivoyage articles and images are available under a copyleft license. This means you can redistribute and modify them in any medium, as long as you follow a few simple rules. This page gives an overview on how to re-use Wikivoyage content by third parties.
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A list of articles that do not yet exist on Wikivoyage. Are you familiar with one of the topics listed? Plunge forward and share your knowledge!
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