I just realized that no-one has welcomed you yet! So here is your official welcome:
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 tagging → Article status
It may also be very useful for you to check out Wikivoyage:Welcome, Wikipedians. If you need help, take a look at Wikivoyage:Help, or else post a message in the travellers' pub or on my talk page. Thanks for contributing!
Thanks a lot for adding content and improving the site!
I'm sorry we've had some disagreements already. On "Learn", thanks for pointing out that Wikivoyage:Where you can stick it contradicts with an insufficiently documented consensus on what to list and where. You are acting in completely good faith. I've started a thread, Wikivoyage talk:Listings#"Learn" listings, so that this can be clarified. I should add that I'm not personally wedded to the current consensus and wouldn't mind if we listed all colleges, but that's only a personal opinion.
One other thing is that while there is indeed a way to include Wikipedia links in listings, the standard format uses Wikivoyage listing templates, not inline links; Wikivoyage:Links to Wikipedia covers this, but it's possible that it's not clear enough.
Content is the most important thing, though, and I'll try to keep out of your way a little more.
All the best,
- I'd like to add my welcome, and thanks for your contributions. But I think we should remember that Wikivoyage is a guide for visitors to a place, not for its residents. Information like access to public library services for residents, and colleges in nearby towns doesn't belong here. The info on a college should be listed in the article for the town or city in which it is located. Best regards, Ground Zero (talk) 12:22, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
- Zcarstvnz, I am sorry that you feel that you have had a rough start in Wikivoyage. I hope that you will remember that Wikivoyage calls itself "the free travel guide that anyone can edit". Your contributions (and mine and Ikan's) can and will be changed by other editors. That's how a collaborative project works. Ikan and I have certainly had a lot of disagreements about edits, but we've also worked together on more occasions to improve Wikivoyage. I don't agree with all of Wikivoyage's policies, but I do accept them because they help prevent edit disputes and help make Wikivoyage easier for readers to find their way around. And when I've disagreed with policies, I've proposed changes. Some of them have been accepted, and others haven't been. This too is how collaborative projects work, for better or for worse. I took a look at the Schaumburg article edit history, and see that most of your contributions remain in the article. Thank you again for these edits. I hope that you will stay with Wikivoyage, and learn more about how to build this great project. Ground Zero (talk) 01:37, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
- Thanks for the banners as well, but please note that banners on the top of articles should be cropped to a ratio of 7:1. --ϒpsilon (talk) 11:27, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Hey Z, looking at the edit history, I see that my edit came just minutes after your last edit, so I guess we were both in the article at the same time. It's looking much better now. Thanks again for your contributions. Ground Zero (talk) 14:54, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Time and date formatting
Some quick tips to help you with time and date formatting (see WV:tdf for more details):
- For days of the week, we use the shortest forms we can: M Tu W Th F Sa Su.
- To show two days of the week, we use a space: "F Sa" or "Tu Th".
- To show a range of days, we use a hyphen or dash: M-Sa.
- In countries that use a 12-hour clock (like the U.S.), we use this format: 9AM-5:30PM, and we use "noon" and "midnight" instead of 12PM and 12AM, which can confuse people.
A Barncompass for you
|The Wikivoyage Barncompass|
|Thanks for your great contribution in Wikivoyage edit-a-thon 2018!|
- @ויקיג'אנקי, ויקיג'אנקי: Thanks for the Barncompass. I made a small version that I thought you might like to see and share. The colors are probably slightly off of what is in the original you posted, but it looks pretty close.
|The WikiVoyage Barncompass|
Thanks for your great contribution in Wikivoyage edit-a-thon 2018!
On my Wikipedia page User:Zcarstvnz there is a second version with only the coding being different (in the standard userbox code that won't work here).
You've been extremely helpful. Thanks, among other things, for updating all those event dates!
All the best,