Wikivoyage:Celebrate a contribution

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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.

  • We normally celebrate something that required at least a couple of hours of work, and has very significant effect on one article, significant effect on a tree of articles, or affects the entire site. So if you recently completed a significant effort at Wikivoyage, go ahead and tell the rest of us here. Let's have a little party to share the satisfaction of a job well done!
  • This is a party among friends and colleagues, let your hair down. Notifications can reflect your personal style and character, and the type of contribution you have just completed.
  • You may also celebrate the work of another Wikivoyager here, if it is worthy of public comment or thanks, but perhaps not significant enough for a barncompass yet.
  • The proper place to add a new celebration is at the bottom of the list. An appropriate image is optional.
  • Always sign your new item with your registered user name, but anonymous comments are acceptable if appropriate.

See also:

This page![edit]


This yard of ale to (WT-en) Denis for fostering community spirit by proposing and creating this page. Cheers! • • • (WT-en) Peter (Southwood) Talk 09:26, 30 October 2010 (EDT)

Thanks, Peter. Honestly, I've initiated the page for a selfish reason of finding more motivation for myself to get published my travel notes I bring with me from every vacation, several times a year.
This is also my personal milestone, a first serious community page I've created at Wikivoyage (Project:How to describe yourself doesn't count). Managing the whole consensus thing is still something to master for me--at least this page proves for me that there's some progress with that skills.
And the whole undertaking was impossible to implement without your elaboration, complimentary ideas and wording--plus all the input and support from all those who took part in the discussion. Cheers! --(WT-en) DenisYurkin 16:55, 30 October 2010 (EDT)
Hey, you are also part of the community, no harm in boosting your own morale a bit too. • • • (WT-en) Peter (Southwood) Talk 10:22, 12 November 2010 (EST)

A third dive site promoted to Star[edit]

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Virtual drinks all round (or alternative celebratory substance of your preference) to mark the third Cape Town dive site to reach Star status

  • Personally I believe it's worth a barnstar to create 3 star articles in a row (not mentioning to have a queue of several dozens to come). --(WT-en) DenisYurkin 17:25, 12 November 2010 (EST)
  • A huge round of applause! Or, since we're underwater, I guess a big thumbs to our partners in the scuba gear. (WT-en) PerryPlanet Talk 18:20, 12 November 2010 (EST)
  • Thanks folks, but don't hold your breath for the "several dozens to come", the production rate is unlikely to go up very much. I will try to have one in the pipeline whenever possible. The good news is that I may have managed to persuade a couple of other divers to start surveying. The bad news is that they will probably send their raw data to me to make into maps. (not really bad news ;-) • • • (WT-en) Peter (Southwood) Talk 00:48, 13 November 2010 (EST)

Work on Bangkok[edit]

According to DennisYurkin, it's time to celebrate! ;-) I've worked for months on Bangkok and all the districts are now in a decent guide status, and have maps, with two articles at star status :D. Thanks for everyone who contributed and helped, the next virtual round is on you ^^ --(WT-en) globe-trotter 02:37, 28 November 2010 (EST)

  • Well done, Globe-trotter! Keep up the good work ;-) • • • (WT-en) Peter (Southwood) Talk 12:40, 28 November 2010 (EST)
  • Cheers to you! Looks like Bangkok has gone from being one of our messier articles to a useful guide. Nicely done! -- (WT-en) Ryan • (talk) • 22:45, 29 November 2010 (EST)

First dive guide reaches Star[edit]

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For me a huge milestone today. Regional dive guide Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay has reached star after hundreds of hours of work. This guide was my original reason for joining the Wikivoyage community and it has been a major experience. The guide was originally intended to be published as a web-site, then I was persuaded that a print book would be better, but after a few years of work I came to the conclusion that a co-operative website would be best in the long run, and since Wikipedia, which would have been my choice, does not allow "original research", and the material was almost all original research, I looked further and found Wikivoyage. I spent a day or two reading through the policies and procedures and realised this was the place. The rest is history (for anyone mad enough to research it, as the whole mind-numbing record is here). Anyway, I plunged forward as was recommended, and with the help and advice of a number of you folk, have got the main article up to star. It is far from finished, but the quality is way better than I expected. The following Wikivoyagers are particularly due thanks for their advice and support.

And in no particular order:

Cheers! • • • (WT-en) Peter (Southwood) Talk 13:45, 28 November 2010 (EST)

Between the rounds, would you consider accepting a barnstar for your tremendous work? --(WT-en) DenisYurkin 16:39, 29 November 2010 (EST)
Thanks Denis, yes of course. I didn't know one had the option of refusal :-) • • • (WT-en) Peter (Southwood) Talk 12:35, 30 November 2010 (EST)
Ironically, while Wikipedia doesn't allow original research, I would think that your Wikivoyage articles would now be a sufficient reference to allow inclusion there :) In any case, I'm sure I'm not alone in expressing how glad everyone at Wikivoyage is that you decided to contribute here, and how tremendously impressive your dedication has been in creating some amazing guides. Kudos to you! -- (WT-en) Ryan • (talk) • 22:43, 29 November 2010 (EST)
Ryan, that would be a bit of a joke, but I am not sure it would apply. Anyway, I dont plan to move away while Wikivoyage remains reasonably editable. I like the concept and the fellow travellers. • • • (WT-en) Peter (Southwood) Talk 12:35, 30 November 2010 (EST)

Maryland reaches guide status[edit]

Crab cake and a cold Natty Boh

A long time goal, spearheaded by the Project:Maryland Expedition has finally come to fruition after tons of really hard work: Maryland is the first U.S. state to reach guide status! When you consider the huge number of sub-destinations (especially linked destinations from each subregion!) that needed to be improved to at least usable status, this was really difficult! I think, clearly, it's appropriate to celebrate with a jumbo lump crab cake and some Natty Boh. —The preceding comment was added by (WT-en) Peterfitzgerald (talkcontribs)

Nice work, Will we be seeing a Star nomination sometime? Seriously, though, I know the feeling. Getting the linked articles up to standard is often the largest part of the work, and not easily appreciated by people who were not involved in the project • • • (WT-en) Peter (Southwood) Talk 02:43, 10 January 2011 (EST)

The Primary U.S. Interstate Highway System Routeboxed![edit]

As of now, all one and two-digit routes of the U.S. Interstate Highway system (which makes up most of the actual inter-state highways, seeing that most three-digit routes serve just one metro area) have been added to the routebox system!

Of course, there's still a lot of work to be done on the routeboxes - there's some of those three-digit interstates, and all those U.S. Highways, turnpikes, and what not - but for the moment I think we can point to this as a major accomplishment for the routebox system. (WT-en) PerryPlanet Talk 14:22, 4 March 2011 (EST)

I guess that is something of a milestone! Nice going, • • • (WT-en) Peter (Southwood) Talk 03:56, 4 May 2011 (EDT)

New Dive guide articles on British Virgin Islands[edit]


A very nice little regional dive guide article by a (WT-en) new contributor, including a quality dive site sub-article on Scuba diving in the British Virgin Islands/RMS Rhone, and a nice travel topic article on Wreck diving. • • • (WT-en) Peter (Southwood) Talk 03:56, 4 May 2011 (EDT)

districtifying Barcelona[edit]

After so long of my own procrastination, a man who just did it: please join me in congratulating User:(WT-en) ClausHansen who finally plunged forward in redefining districts and splitting all listings from the main article into district pages. Great work, indeed! --(WT-en) DenisYurkin 16:09, 13 May 2011 (EDT)

Move to Wikivoyage[edit]

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To Alexander (User:Atsirlin) and Hans (User:Hansm) and all the others who helped with the loading and cleanup of logos. Virtual drinks on the house. Cheers! • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 00:03, 16 September 2012 (CEST)

Cheers! Although we're not totally done yet ;-) --Globe-trotter (talk) 01:48, 16 September 2012 (CEST)
Next round's on me—your cleanup effort has been a thing of awe! --Peter Talk 03:03, 16 September 2012 (CEST)
Thanks! It was a pleasure for me to collaborate on this project! Atsirlin (talk) 05:07, 16 September 2012 (CEST)

500th Brazil article[edit]

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Just a little milestone notice. By my best count, we have reached 500 articles related to Brazil. Cheers! Texugo (talk) 02:51, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations! Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:25, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
600! - Texugo (talk) 02:42, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
Nice going! • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 05:28, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

Pagebanner rollout[edit]


I thought we should all kick back and celebrate our progress with the pagebanner. It's taken a tremendous amount of teamwork and collaboration to get this far with the banner rolled out across the site and 2,448 articles (9.5% !) already having a custom banner. This keg should help us with the 23,000 or so remaining banners. Cheers! :-) -Shaundd (talk) 03:51, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Cheers! This has been a fun and really striking new change for the better. I was just hoping to get rid of the various formatting problems posed by the old ToC, but never expected that the new ones would make our site look so beautiful! --Peter Talk 05:01, 25 June 2013 (UTC)
A major kudos to all you brilliant minds who came up with this thing in the first place. It's been a thrill to see these (and add some of my own!) on the articles. PerryPlanet (talk) 18:43, 25 June 2013 (UTC)
10%, Cheers! Thank you, Shaundd, Peter and all of you that came up with this brilliant idea and made it part of WV. Danapit (talk) 08:50, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
Great start! Lets see how soon we can hit 50% • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 15:03, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
These banners look absolutely fantastic! Globe-trotter (talk) 14:27, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
20%, Cheers! Maybe ongoing deletion of the skeleton articles helped to break 20% line, as well? Keep on good work. Danapit (talk) 15:45, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
I'll drink to that! Roll on 30%. • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 17:03, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Ten years of editing[edit]

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I made my first edit on WT ten years ago this hour. It was a modest effort, but has stood the test of time – the edit is still in the article in its entirety. I'm not sure if I am the longest-standing contributor still editing actively (Evan Prodromou just popped in for a rare and brief visit the other day). I am just having a quiet drink; I won't be celebrating too much – I'm feeling a bit dismayed about some of the recent events here. Never mind, I plan to be still travelling and contributing ten years from now. So, have a quiet one with me, then get on and improve this travel guide – there is still lots to do. Nurg (talk) 04:22, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations! Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:30, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for posting this Nurg. After a relatively rough week for this project it's nice to be reminded of some goods news, and encouraging to realize that there are still a handful of editors around from the earliest days - I'm coming up on the nine year mark in February [1]. -- Ryan • (talk) • 05:27, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
Congratulations! I'm sure all newer users such as myself will really appreciate your long term presence and insight as the site continues to evolve and encounter the bumps on the road ahead. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 05:37, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
Cheers. Happy travelling and happy editing, Nurg! Danapit (talk) 07:52, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
Here's to another ten! • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 08:09, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
"Happy birthday", Nurg! ;) ϒpsilon (talk) 08:36, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
Congratulations, Nurg! --Nick talk 10:01, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
Congrats! I just passed the 5 year mark August 31. AHeneen (talk) 19:08, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Photo hunt Yes Done[edit]

Multi-high-five of photo-hunters

Hooray! The last one is left for whoever finds it ;) Thanks to everyone who did their bit. --Danapit (talk) 09:49, 28 November 2013 (UTC)


Makes an amazing number of small but perfectly formed and significant edits that make a huge difference cumulatively. I'm humbled. --118.93nzp (talk) 09:32, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Category:Articles to be merged down to 0 articles[edit]

Until a couple of months ago we had somewhere around 150 articles in mainspace that had a {{merge}} tag on them, and a significant number of these articles had been tagged for five years or more. As of today that number is down to zero - Greater Poland was the last article that required merging - and the site is now hopefully a cleaner place with less duplication across articles. There are still a few project-space articles tagged for merging, but I'll leave that cleanup job to someone else :) Category:Articles needing style fixes currently stands at 285 articles if anyone wants to join in the next great cleanup challenge... -- Ryan • (talk) • 19:50, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Cool! Cheers to that! ;) ϒpsilon (talk) 19:55, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
Congratulations! Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:46, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Cheers :) --Danapit (talk) 09:23, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Buffalo fully districted[edit]

Looks like User:AndreCarrotflower has finally completed the herculean task of creating complete district articles for the entire city of Buffalo! All guide-level at the moment, with pagebanners. Powers (talk) 14:38, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Brilliant work Andrew. Keep it up! --Saqib (talk) 15:00, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Buffalo fully herded? That looks like a mammoth task has been completed. :) K7L (talk) 15:05, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Cheers :) Danapit (talk) 15:45, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Nicely done! -- Ryan • (talk) • 16:05, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks to everyone. I never imagined it would take north of three years to do, but I'm mighty proud of myself. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 16:17, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Well done! Buffalo and its districts are really one of WVs crown jewels together with Chicago, Washington and Diving in South Africa series. ϒpsilon (talk) 17:40, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Category: Articles needing the Geo zoom defined down to zero articles[edit]

I believe over 1800 articles had the zoom attribute added. I updated approximately 1585 articles, and also corrected the Geo coordinates of about 10 articles that didn't show the region stated in the article title. Towards the end Matroc assisted, and there were probably other contributors as well. Thanks!. Zcarstvnz (talk) 13:09, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Awesome achievement. --Traveler100 (talk) 13:28, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
I've noticed it on Recent changes over the last weeks. Brilliant work! --ϒpsilon (talk) 13:33, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Wonderful! --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 15:29, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Zcarstvnz deserves most of the credit - once n while I would do maybe 5 now and then. Noted the ongoing effort and decided to assist with the remainder. Well done! -- Matroc (talk) 17:40, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you once again Zcarstvnz for almost single-handedly clearing one of our largest maintenance categories, and kudos to Matroc for helping out at the end. It was a good idea to revive this page too. The Wikivoyage community has had many milestones over the past 2-3 years but they haven't been posted here (they are either posted on the pub or nowhere unfortunately). Gizza (roam) 04:03, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

A usable guide to Canada[edit]

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As of today, all 682 city- and park-level articles in Canada are at usable status or above. There are no outlines or stubs left. (The region articles are another matter.) Now, any reader looking into a destination in Canada will find an article that has useful information for them. (See Wikivoyage:Canada Expedition for more information.)

So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Canada! Ground Zero (talk) 20:28, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Fantastic job! An enormous achievement, quite literally.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 21:12, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
Not to burden you with any more work (since you've definitely done enough), but now the city articles are done, it will make upgrading the region articles easier. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 22:16, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
Congratulations! And your suggestion is tempting (but now how am I going to decide which place to visit?). WhatamIdoing (talk) 04:18, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
You gave me a thought. What if we created short pages giving people information about, based on what people want, where they want to go. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 14:34, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
How would those be different from country guides, region guides, etc.? Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:00, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
Maybe a collection of mini-itineraries might be fun. So "Try this if you want this side of the country", "Think about that if you're traveling with school-age kids", "LGBT folks who want something other than Montreal could consider...", "Train buffs obviously need to..." WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:28, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
Sure, that would be fine. Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:30, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
We do have topics guides to Canada, including Driving in Canada, Rail travel in Canada, and Across Canada by train. I'd encourage anyone who is interested to start a new one. I'm going to work on the region articles as they are (or should be) a way of figuring out where to go. In a country the size of Canada, travel is also a matter of geography. Ground Zero (talk) 11:00, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Category:Orphaned articles down to zero articles[edit]

Adding links to all of the orphaned articles on Wikivoyage was the task in this month's Collaboration of the Month. There were 120 of these lonely articles but within half a month we managed to add at least one link to every one of these pages (as a minimum the parent region but also from other articles that already mention the destination). While there have been first cotms that have been successfully completed in a month, this is the first one I remember where we were successful in less than 3 weeks. Well done to Traveler100 and everyone else involved! Gizza (roam) 11:02, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Brilliant new article: Western food in Asia[edit]

Foodies rejoice, and a toast to User:The dog2 for thinking up the new article Western food in Asia! In just one week it's gotten contributions from a number of editors and has already grown to 42 kbytes. It's a wonderful idea for a travel topic, and personally I really enjoyed doing research for content. I feel like I learned a lot, and it sparked the excitement of travel that we hope every Wikivoyage article will! --Bigpeteb (talk) 17:59, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

I agree, wonderful article. I only wish I had anything to add.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 18:11, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
I want to give a shout out to everybody else who worked on the article too, especially Pashley, Bigpeteb, Ikan Kekek and OhanaUnited. I may have come up with the idea, but there's only so much that I know, and it would not have grown so much so quickly without the input from everybody else. The dog2 (talk) 18:17, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia 20 years and Wikivoyage as a WMF project 8 years[edit]

Wikipedia, the one and only, turns 20 today and likewise we can celebrate eight years as part of the Wikimedia family. Let's toast to the world's greatest encyclopedia (inspiring all other wiki projects) and travel guide! --Ypsilon (talk) 19:55, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

26000th edit[edit]

@ThunderingTyphoons!:, Happy 26000th edit. Reviving this page after 10 years. SHB2000 (talk) 11:13, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Thanks, but my 10,000th edit was 2 years ago. I'm up to 26,000-odd now.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 11:19, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
For the record, this page is from some reason written from the bottom up towards the top, so it hasn't been inactive for quite that long. That said, sadly nobody noticed my call to celebrate our big sister project's 20 years anniversary (and our 8 years as part of the Wikimedia family) two months ago :( . --Ypsilon (talk) 12:56, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
@Ypsilon: Sowwy :/ I need to get this added to my watchlist. Should we also rejig to the standard order?--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 14:20, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes, I think that'd be a good idea. Ypsilon (talk) 14:37, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
@ThunderingTyphoons!:, I saw that on your talk page and instantly came here. SHB2000 (talk) 03:51, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

3000th edit[edit]

Just did my 3000th edit while logged in onto Wikivoyage. (excludes 9 months of editing IP, which was on enwiki, not here) Hope I can one day become admin when I've reached 10000. SHB2000 (talk) 23:44, 13 April 2021 (UTC) EDIT: Now 3100. SHB2000 (talk) 12:25, 14 April 2021 (UTC)