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Please suggest banners for display on the main page for upcoming features below. Please try to use banner dimensions of 1700 x 567, and keep the blurb text to a reasonable length. The images from which you create the banners should be of high quality, and ideally of equal or greater resolution than the banner (to ensure high resolution). For inspiration, take a look in the banner Hall of 'Fame'.

Please upload all banner suggestions locally—to Wikivoyage rather than Commons, and put them in Category:DotM banners. If starting a discussion on a suggested feature that has not been discussed yet below, put the discussion at the bottom of the page underneath a new first-level header, such as = New York =

When updating the Main Page banners, please update Main Page/Photo credits as well.

Once in situ, suggested banners and their accompanying discussions will be archived.

Metric and Imperial equivalents[edit]

I had a lot of fun with these banners: for a change of pace, I decided to take three of the four images myself. (That included a short trip across the border to Niagara Falls, Canada a few days ago to snap the shot from which Option #2 was derived.) Let's hear your thoughts! -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 04:18, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Featured travel topic[edit]

Metric and Imperial equivalents

While metric measurements reign supreme in most of the world, there are some places where you might run into other units. How many kilometers in a mile? Pounds in a kilogram? Liters in a gallon? Check out this guide!

Featured travel topic[edit]

Metric and Imperial equivalents

While metric measurements reign supreme in most of the world, there are some places where you might run into other units. How many kilometers in a mile? Pounds in a kilogram? Liters in a gallon? Check out this guide!

Featured travel topic[edit]

Metric and Imperial equivalents

While metric measurements reign supreme in most of the world, there are some places where you might run into other units. How many kilometers in a mile? Pounds in a kilogram? Liters in a gallon? Check out this guide!

Featured travel topic[edit]

Metric and Imperial equivalents

While metric measurements reign supreme in most of the world, there are some places where you might run into other units. How many kilometers in a mile? Pounds in a kilogram? Liters in a gallon? Check out this guide!

  • #2 gets my first-place vote, and not only because I expended more effort on it than the others, nor only because this sign was the first thing I thought of when brainstorming ways to express the concept of Metric/Imperial conversion in banner form. The other images show Imperial and Metric units side by side, but this is the only image that directly has to do with the concept of converting one to the other, per se. The simply and elegantly composed #1 takes second, followed by #3, and in last place is the not-taken-by-me #4. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 04:18, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
  • All of these are useful. My favorites are #1 and #4, in that order, then #2 and #3, which is last because I'm distracted by the text on the ruler that's covered up by the text box and also partly hidden. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:33, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
  • I also prefer #2, as the sign has the "metric conversion" text. Then #4 (not at all a bad banner), #1 (clean and simple indeed, even a bit too much so for my taste) and on the last place #3 (this would be my third choice if the textbox wouldn't overlap with the red text on the ruler). ϒpsilon (talk) 05:24, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
  • This is the most difficult so far! I actually went #4, #2, #3, #1. 4 isn't an awesome picture, but it very clearly communicates the topic. #2 is aesthetically nicer to look at. Andrewssi2 (talk) 09:00, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Bangkok/Pratunam[edit]

At long last, submitting the Pratunam banners for your approval. Vote! -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 03:17, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

Destination of the Month[edit]

Pratunam, Bangkok

A shopper's paradise, this maze of markets, malls and traffic sprawls forth in the shadow of one of Bangkok's iconic skyscrapers.

Destination of the Month[edit]

Pratunam, Bangkok

A shopper's paradise, this maze of markets, malls and traffic sprawls forth in the shadow of one of Bangkok's iconic skyscrapers.

Destination of the Month[edit]

Pratunam, Bangkok

A shopper's paradise, this maze of markets, malls and traffic sprawls forth in the shadow of one of Bangkok's iconic skyscrapers.

Destination of the Month[edit]

Pratunam, Bangkok

A shopper's paradise, this maze of markets, malls and traffic sprawls forth in the shadow of one of Bangkok's iconic skyscrapers.

  • Despite the unsightly glare on the left side of the picture, #4 is the runaway winner for me: based on what I read in the article, it seems to best convey the feel of the district, with not one but two attractions listed in the "See" section (Baiyoke Tower II in the background at left; the Victory Monument dead center) and plenty of activity on the street. #1, the riverboats docked at Pratunam Pier at the far southern edge of the district, places a distant second. In third is #2, an undeniably lovely shot of Phaya Thai Palace that's nonetheless somewhat more serene-seeming than the way the article describes Pratunam, and in last is #3, the interior of Pratunam Market: content-wise it's probably the best representation of what tourists come to this neighborhood to do, but what with the clumsily cropped heads along the bottom margin (sorry, it was the best I could do!) and the creepy-looking child mannequin peering out from the shadows at the far right, it's not a terribly attractive image. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 03:17, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
  • My order is the same as yours (#4, #1, #2, #3) for most of the same reasons. #4 not only seems to match the description reasonably well, but is also a really attractive picture. —Granger (talk · contribs) 06:21, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks for these once again, André, and the lively #4 is a winner for me as well! #1 with the shops along the canal comes second, #3 comes third (no doubts that we're on a shopping alley in Asia) and #2 which is otherwise a very pretty but maybe a little too serene comes last. ϒpsilon (talk) 09:53, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I would prefer #3 or #1 as they are more typical for the Pratu Nam area. While #4 is without doubt an appealing image, the Victory Monument is not in Pratu Nam proper, so it is not really representative. But more importantly, we should change the blurb! Baiyoke Tower is not the tallest skyscraper anymore, it was surpassed by MahaNakhon (which is in the Silom area) last year. --RJFF (talk) 12:00, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the update on Baiyoke Toiwer, RJFF. I'll make sure and change the blurb before the article goes on the Main Page. As for Banner #4, here's a quote from the article: "Pratunam is used in a broad sense here, and it also includes the areas of Victory Monument, Ratchathewi and Makkasan." -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 13:53, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

Kakamega Rainforest[edit]

The recent trend of OtBP candidates with a severe shortage of usable source images - as we saw with Filadelfia and Ukulhas - strikes again. I'm a good deal happier with these images than with either of the aforementioned previous cases, but I was still only able to come up with two. Let's hear your votes. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 04:04, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Off the Beaten Path[edit]

Kakamega Rainforest

Watch the sun rise through the morning mist in Kenya's last primeval rainforest, home to rare tropical birds and butterflies.

Off the Beaten Path[edit]

Kakamega Rainforest

Watch the sun rise through the morning mist in Kenya's last primeval rainforest, home to rare tropical birds and butterflies.

  • The "tropical mist" mentioned in the blurb is certainly in evidence in #2, but #1 is both a better image and a better reflection of the content of the actual article. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 04:04, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
Highly subjective from me, but I find that the perspective of the primate looks somewhat 'strange'. I'm not sure why.
I prefer #2, but using #1 is OK as well. Andrewssi2 (talk) 05:46, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
  • I can't decide between the two and just want to say that both are really attractive as a way to promote the place. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:27, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
  • I vote for the monkey! ϒpsilon (talk) 08:37, 10 January 2018 (UTC)