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The community portal is a central place for working together on Wikivoyage. Are you new to the project? Welcome! Wikivoyage is the free worldwide travel guide that you can edit. Start contributing right now – we need your knowledge, your experience, your talent, and your attention. If you want to get more involved in the project, start out by reading through the links on this page, including our goals and the Manual of style. If you still have questions, just ask! We're hanging out in the pub. Virtual drinks on the house!
Edit/update articles about article templates
- Improve stilted language and obsolete formatting throughout the suite of articles about article templates
- Requests for comment
- This page is for requests of additional feedback on ongoing discussions on policies, article content or other matters.
- Travellers' pub
- The place to ask questions when you're confused, lost, afraid, tired, annoyed, thoughtful, or helpful.
- Future short-term and long-term plans for Wikivoyage.
- Multilingual discussion
- The Lounge on Meta where matters are discussed with users of other language versions of Wikivoyage. Communication takes place in English.
- Celebrate a contribution
- 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.
- Social media
- Share articles on Facebook and Twitter.
- IRC channel
- #wikivoyage Wikivoyage IRC channel.
- International mailing-list
- wikivoyage-l (this month).
- Phabricator: Wikivoyage bug reports and feature requests.
- Featured collaboration
- A collaboration to get many contributors working on one project at once.
- Destination of the month candidates
- On this page we determine which articles are featured on the main page as "destination of the month". There is a separate category for less visited destinations and for travel topics.
- Strange but true trivia about destinations around the world. You can add or edit fun facts to this list that will appear on the main page in the near future.
- Expeditions (or WikiProjects) help Wikivoyagers collaborate and organize around certain subjects, be they based on shared interests, geography, or shared skills.
Policies and guidelines
- The traveller comes first
- The core underlying principle of Wikivoyage is that it is written for the benefit of travellers. The question "what is best for the traveller" should always guide decision making.
- Goals and non-goals
- Our goal is to create a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide travel guide. This policy page gives you important information on what we are, and what we are not.
- In Wikivoyage, almost all decisions are made by achieving consensus rather than voting — so state your arguments and build consensus for debatable matters.
- Plunge forward
- Don't worry about being perfect or making mistakes. If something needs to be done, do it. Jump in and make useful edits to articles.
- Manual of style
- Our Manual of style is a collection of rules of thumb and guidelines for giving Wikivoyage articles a consistent look and feel.
Help and tutorials
- Quick contribution guide
- This guide provides suggestions for making your first contribution to this wiki. In general it is best to start out by contributing a listing for your favorite attraction, restaurant, or bar rather than trying to create a new article or make formatting changes to an existing article.
- Tips for new contributors
- This page gives a set of tips and tricks that might help you get up to speed working on Wikivoyage articles and participating in the Wikivoyage community.
- Arrivals lounge
- Here is where new contributors can post questions to be answered by experienced contributors.
- How to draw static maps and dynamic maps
- In this age of satellites and GPS, you no longer need to be a professional cartographer to draw an accurate map. The static map tutorial gives instructions for creating standard Wikivoyage maps using Inkscape, while dynamic maps are generated from (lat, long) co-ordinates on OpenStreetMap base maps. Complete amateurs have created some of our best maps following this guide.
- How to re-use Wikivoyage guides
- Wikivoyage articles and images are available under a copyleft license. This means you can redistribute and modify them in any medium, as long as you follow a few simple rules. This page gives an overview on how to re-use Wikivoyage content by third parties.
- Requested articles
- A list of articles that do not yet exist on Wikivoyage. Are you familiar with one of the topics listed? Plunge forward and share your knowledge!
- Deletion issues