Wikivoyage:Region guide status

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This page describes the criteria for determining the article status of Region, State, Continent, and Continental Section guide articles.

Status Name Description
0 Vfd Not an article, with a page name that has little or no prospect of being turned into an article or being redirected to an article. While it may contain information, that information does not meet Wikivoyage's goals.
1 Stub An article with little or no information in it, or not formatted even close to the manual of style. An article with no template would have this status.
2 Outline Has at least the normal introductory paragraph (this can be as short as a single sentence describing where it is, in which country) and a template outline laid out for the article. Some of the sections of the template may have content, but not all of them.
3 Usable Has links to the region's major cities and other destinations (the most important of which must be at usable status or better), and a Get in section describing all of the typical ways to get there. The most prominent attractions are identified with directions.
4 Guide Gives you different choices for which linked destinations (i.e., the 5 to 9 item cities, subregions, and other destinations lists) to visit (all usable status or better), and information on multiple attractions and things to do. Listings and layout closely match the manual of style, and all the standard sections have well-developed prose. All important ways to get in are detailed, along with some suggestions for where to go next, with one-liner descriptions, and thorough information on getting around. At least 2–3 good-quality photos accompany the article; preferably showing famous or important attractions.
5 Star Has a tourist-style map showing all the 5 to 9 listed linked cities, subregions, and other destinations (all guide status or better) and routes between them. The format either matches the manual of style exactly or is the exception that proves the rule. Prose is not only near-perfect grammatically but also tight, effective, and enjoyable. The article is well illustrated throughout with high quality photos.

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This article is still a stub and needs your attention. It does not have a template. Please plunge forward and help it grow!



{{outlineregion}}
This region travel guide to Region guide status has the status outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!
{{usableregion}}
This region travel guide to Region guide status has the status usable. It gives a good overview of the region, its sights, and how to get in, as well as links to the main destinations, whose articles are similarly well developed. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page
{{guideregion}}
This region travel guide to Region guide status has the status guide. It has well developed information throughout the entire article, and throughout all of the articles on destinations within the region. Please contribute and help us make it a star!
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Cscr-featured.svg This region travel guide to Region guide status has the status star. It is a high-quality article complete with maps, photos, and great information. If you know of something that has changed, please plunge forward and help it grow!