To help get you started contributing, we've created a tips for new contributors page, full of helpful links about policies and guidelines and style, as well as some important information on copyleft and basic stuff like how to edit a page.
If you are a Wikipedian then you may notice some differences in policies and the style of our articles. These include:
- NPOV → be fair (not quite the same thing!)
- be bold → plunge forward
- Village pump → travellers' pub
- External links → We do not use a separate external links section, but incorporate primary links only into the text itself.
- sandbox → graffiti wall
- stub notes → Article status notes
It may also be very useful for you to check out Wikivoyage:Welcome, Wikipedians. If you need help, take a look at Project:Help, or else post a message in the travellers' pub or on my talk page. Thanks for contributing! JamesA >talk 06:08, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for your message. Hopefully I can answer your questions below:
- Yes, but it's not that important. Generally, if I'm adding info to an article and I see listings not in the <see> template, I will fix it. But I wouldn't go hunting for them, as such :)
- When we say a location needs a place to sleep to be an article, we mean the article shouldn't be created unless there is a hotel/motel, as that generally tells you the size of a town. Sun River is good enough to have its own article, but is nowhere near complete as many of the headings are empty. I'd add other attractions and maybe some more hotels if there are some to make it longer.
- By "adding a location", do you mean creating an article for it? Generally, we say if there's somewhere to sleep, but you can use common sense. If a town is just a crossroads with a 4-bedroom guesthouse, I don't think it should have an article. Is there any example you were thinking of in particular?
- Thank you. As for #1, that's perfect and what I thought. For #2, Sun River is just over 100 people, there is nothing else. Should I put something to the effect "Restaurants can be found in nearby Great Falls"? And 2 leads to 3. In Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota there are a lot of small towns. Some may be as much as 100 miles from a decent size location. What is the way of creating these articles and making it clear that a list is complete even if it only has one or two items? --Tbennert (talk) 06:38, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
- It's a difficult question. We often discuss what to do about towns that barely have enough content to be worthy of an article. I've dealt with this in the case of Bangladesh by instead of having tiny town articles, have a larger region that covers a number of small towns. See Naogaon District as an example of sights in many different towns but the same article. I'm not knowledgeable of the USA geography or whether something like that might work. Another option is to do what User:Peterfitzgerald did with Rural Montgomery County. He may be able to help you more as he's in the US as well. By the way, we don't usually stamp an article as "complete" and say there's nothing else to add. Just like Wikipedia, we believe guides can always evolve with more, just as destinations evolve. Let me know if there's anything else. JamesA >talk 07:28, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
In Glendive#Contact you list "chamber of commerce". This looks to be an error, as the Wikivoyage:Small city article template lists the "Contact" section as being internet cafés, wifi hotspots, overseas telephone calls and ways to remain in contact back home while visiting the town. Is the chamber of commerce a means to send e-mail home from this town? K7L (talk) 06:27, 9 December 2012 (UTC)