Talk:Travel advisories

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No understand section[edit]

Why is there no "understand" section? Hobbitschuster (talk) 23:46, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

What to do with travel advisories[edit]

Swept in from the pub

I'm considering vfd-ing it, but considering the reaction this usually draws, I am instead raising it here. Any idea what to do with the article? In its current form it is little more than an awkward connection of links... Hobbitschuster (talk) 19:27, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

  • I think it is useful to have these links assembled, but it is an awkward article - maybe it could become a section of the Stay safe article. Ground Zero (talk) 19:41, 11 February 2017 (UTC)
Yes, having those links somewhere is certainly of value (though the connection of links is by no means complete, and if we were to list 194 travel advisories, the article might never be anything but an incredibly long list and there are no good objective criteria to not list any existing travel advisory), but I am not sure the way the article currently is is the best way to do so. We usually link to some of them anyway if there are extant travel warnings. Hobbitschuster (talk) 20:10, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Pagebanner[edit]

Why is there a pagebanner showing part of Africa? This is not a destination article, and associating Africa and only Africa with travel advisories, as the use of this pagebanner would imply, is offensive. I'd rather have no pagebanner than the existing one. Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:21, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

I agree. It's hard for me to think of what a good banner for this article would look like, but I think a default pagebanner would be better than this one. —Granger (talk · contribs) 23:50, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Maybe some general symbol signifying caution or danger or knowledge or advice or text? Hobbitschuster (talk) 00:06, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
I agree, something along that line. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:09, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
Perhaps this could somehow be made into a banner? Minefield road sign - Falkland Islands.jpg.
Or is it too alarmist / niche / overdramatic? --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 10:04, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
Seems appropriate to me. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:45, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
That image looks too small for a banner, but I think something in that spirit could work. —Granger (talk · contribs) 12:53, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
I'm claiming this suggestion to somehow become mine. All mine. Don't tread on me. :) https://www.flickr.com/photos/wgauthier/36160568171/ K7L (talk) 18:19, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Problematic insofar as the sign specifically shows a Slavic language written with the Latin alphabet (which is evident even to non-language-nerds) and thus might have similar issues as the "clearly Africa" pagebanner we now have. Hobbitschuster (talk) 21:49, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Suggested banner
How about this? —Granger (talk · contribs) 23:01, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Smashing. It's grounded, but it has a statement to make. I tried it out in the banner space, and the page really blows up with that picture. --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 23:31, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes, excellent, though it could also work for an article on unexploded ordnance or some such. Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:13, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
It could, but since we don't have one of those yet, we might as well put it to good use here. --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 10:02, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── we do have war zone safety, though. Hobbitschuster (talk) 19:32, 7 December 2017 (UTC)