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Archived banners for destinations featured on the Main Page in 2020.


More banners. Vote! -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 04:37, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Tough choice here. I'm going to say #1 first (the view from the gates of the Kasbah), then #4 (roundabout near the Grand Socco). The view of the city walls in #2 would have been second if there were a better place to put the textbox; instead it's in third. #3, the panoramic view of the corniche from above, is by no means a bad banner, just not quite up to the high standards of the others. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 04:37, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
  • 1, 3, 2, 4. Can't the textbox for #2 go on the right? That might be my favourite image. But I do love #1.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 15:32, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
  • 1, 2, 3, 4. Agree with TT about #2. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:03, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
I had initially thought to put #2's textbox to the right, but it looked... weird and off. Maybe I'll try playing with the width of the box and/or shortening the blurb such that it stays in the area of blue sky rather than impinging on the buildings. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 22:05, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
  • 2, 1, 3, 4. 2 is dramatic, regardless of the text box. 1 is a great perspective, so it's a hard choice. 4 is not very distinctive, but they are all good pictures. Ground Zero (talk) 15:39, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
  • 2 looks really cool, that'd be my first choice too. #4 is the most realistic picture of Tangier, then comes #3 and on the last place #1 which looks kinda artificial. --Ypsilon (talk) 15:54, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
  • 1, 3. A good set of banners to choose from. AlasdairW (talk) 23:29, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
  • 1, 3, 2, 4. —Granger (talk · contribs) 23:59, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Really gorgeous banners! Very hard choice between the first 3. I suppose because #3 displays the strategic location where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic best, perhaps it should be the top choice. After that, I'm picking #2 by a nose past #1 but it's pretty much a pick 'em between them. #4 seems less interesting, and yet it would be excellent. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:36, 11 March 2020 (UTC)

French phrasebook[edit]

I didn't realize until just now typing these out that all three of these banners depict Quebec. Oh well. Not much geographic diversity, I guess, but a good bit of diversity in terms of contexts in which the French language is used. I'll share my thoughts (and try not to be biased about it, since I'm the photographer of two of these three images; #s 1 and 3), and you all do the same. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 23:31, 29 February 2020 (UTC)

  • I guess #2 (the corner of rues Sherbrooke and Guy, at the west end of Montreal's "Golden Square Mile") is the highest quality image artistically, but I can't resist the infectious cheeriness of #3 (graffito in Quartier Saint-Sauveur, Quebec City) so it takes first place. #1 (sausages for sale at the Boucherie du Marché Jean-Talon in Montreal) is in last place only by virtue of the strength of the competition. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 23:31, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
  • I don't really like #3; the photo's good, but the graffiti is bof bof, and hard to read ("Je folime toi"), so it's a non from me. Tant pis, because the other two are nice. I think I prefer #1 because, contrary to popular belief, French is not the language of love - it's the language of food! Plus, those sexy sausages could be in any one of Canada, France, Belgique or Suisse. However, I still like #2 because it's a well-framed picture and demonstrates the global reach of French, which the phrasebook takes pains to reflect. Mention bien.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 00:57, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • 2, 3, 1. It's best for the banner picture to be directly related to the subject of the article, and #2 does the best of job of being related to the language itself and nothing else by being dominated with words in French. The fact these images are all from Quebec, as AndreCarrotflower says is not a concern to me. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 01:00, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I've gotta go with the sausages, so my #1 is #1. #2 is a clear example, so that's my #2 choice. #3 is cute, but it's just graffiti, so it's not essential to understand and is my 3rd choice. Any would be acceptable. Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:47, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • 2, 1, 3 for me. I was confused by "Je faime toi." Ground Zero (talk) 03:06, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • We do need a few options from the Old World too! So here comes couple of more banners from Francophone Europe cropped from my photo archive; #4 is a former building of the Red Cross in Geneva (currently the it houses the Museum of the Reformation), #5 a street scene with a lot of signs in Ferney-Voltaire, a French village just across the border from Geneva, and #4 a street scene in southern Paris with a warning sign for pedestrians that they need to cross two lanes (I think). 5, 1, 2, 4, 6, 3. --Ypsilon (talk) 15:30, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
  • 1, 5, 2, 4. I don't like the graffiti as it is more vandalism than artistry, and the "Cross in 2 times" notice in 6 (ie cross the two lanes separately, and wait in the middle) is confusing unless it is an actual phrase in the phasebook (it isn't), but otherwise it is a good variety. AlasdairW (talk) 23:25, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I like #4 okay, but I'm not a fan of #s 5 or 6, as the French-language text is a minor and easily missable part of the images. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:06, 10 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I still like the sausages best, and as road signs go, the one in Canada stands out more, even though French road signs are far more aesthetically pleasing than lumbering North American ones, obviously. I do like the simplicity and language focus of the Red Cross one, though, which leapfrogs to second place. Also le Croissant rouge, much like la baguette magique, never fails to make me smile. So, 1, 4, 2, 5, 3, 6.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 20:27, 10 March 2020 (UTC)
  • With the new banners to consider, the sausages are still my top choice, so #1. After that, my choices in order are #2, #4, #5, and #6. I accept the criticisms of the graffiti. Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:30, 11 March 2020 (UTC)

Great Basin National Park[edit]

Here's something you probably weren't expecting to hear from me, especially at this juncture: I couldn't narrow down the banner choices, so I'm forced to offer up for your consideration more than the requisite four. I think you'll all agree Great Basin National Park is quite a picturesque place, and please share your thoughts on which of these five banners is the most picturesque. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 23:31, 29 February 2020 (UTC)

  • No doubt in my mind #2 comes out the winner. I don't know if we've ever had a banner like that on the Main Page. #1 is a distant second, #3 is an even more distant third (if we use this one, we might want to tweak the blurb to highlight Lehman Cave a bit more), and the two Wheeler Peak banners are in last, #5 followed by #4. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 23:31, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
  • I love #2 and #1 almost equally, but #2 just nudges ahead for its novelty. The others are far behind in the order of 5, 3, 4.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 00:22, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • 2, 1, 5, 3, 4. I agree with the current consensus that #2 is the best picture. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 00:58, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I prefer 1, but 2 is an excellent picture. 3, 5, 4. Ground Zero (talk) 03:08, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • 2 and 1 are almost a pick 'em for me, but I'll pick 2 as my first choice, with 1 as my 2nd choice. 5, which comes 3rd for me, is attractive and well-composed. After that, I pick the cave, #3, and then #4. So 2, 1, 5, 3, 4. And every one would be fine or better! -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:49, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
  • My order is almost the same as Ikan's, but I like the first banner more 1, 2, 5, 3, 4. --Ypsilon (talk) 15:34, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Ouro Preto[edit]

New banners, better late than never. Vote! -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 01:07, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

  • #4, with #1 close behind it. I didn't realize how similar #s 2 and 3 were to each other until seeing them side-by-side just now. #3 is a more accurate depiction of just how hilly the streets are in Ouro Preto if the aggregate of the photos I've seen on Commons and Flickr is accurate, but the architecture in #2 is nicer, so it takes the third-place prize for me. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 01:07, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • 4, 3, 1, 2 for me. All are good. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:06, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • All of them are beautiful. 4, 1, 2, 3. Ibaman (talk) 11:07, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • You know when people who've never been to Europe talk about how the likes of Quebec, New Orleans, and Boston look like European cities? Well, if you stand in the right place, and you squint... no, they're still very, very wrong. They don't look like they're in Europe, and nor should they. But this Ouro Preto place really does look like it's in Europe, and despite the fact that I know the map of Europe quite well but have never seen the words "Ouro Preto" scribbled over Iberia, I was convinced by these banners that it must be in Portugal - until I actually read the blurb. Anyway, all of that is a roundabout way of putting off deciding which out of four sublime shots is the best: 4, 1, 2, 3.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 20:11, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Nice banners! 2, 4, 1, 3. --Ypsilon (talk) 20:18, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • 2, 1, 4, 3. The colors don't feel quite natural on #4, and more natural colors would make me like it more. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 21:54, 21 February 2020 (UTC)
If you think these colors are unnatural, you should have seen how bright and garish the source image was before I toned down the levels! -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 03:50, 29 February 2020 (UTC)

Flying on a budget[edit]

I'm sorry about my reduced presence at Wikivoyage lately. Please be assured that I'm not planning on going inactive, and that I'm working at a breakneck pace to wrap up my offwiki duties (not least because I have a big backlog of updates to the Buffalo district articles waiting for me once I'm ready to come back).

As is often the case with FTT banners, I was a bit puzzled at how to depict the concept of low-cost air travel in banner form. I have two options for you all to choose from this time, so let's hear your thoughts.

-- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 23:28, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

  • #1 for me, please. The composition is superior, and although I know we usually try to avoid featuring trademarked logos and brand names in our banners for fear that we may give off the impression that we're advertising or endorsing certain companies, I think that's mitigated somewhat in this case by the fact that the names and logotypes of two companies in direct competition with each other are featured. #2 includes no brand names, but the lighting is less than ideal, and I don't know that it gets the point across quite as clearly - I was aiming for an image of an airplane cabin with an obvious dearth of legroom between the rows of seats. It's a relatively close second, though; I'd have no problem putting it on the Main Page. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 23:28, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Both are good, but I prefer 2. The inside of the cabin looks different quite from a flag carrier, bright yellow back of the seat when most airlines have off-white, and a safety label in place of the seat back screen. In addition it looks cramped and full. AlasdairW (talk) 00:12, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • 1, 2. I agree with AndreCarrotflower. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 01:01, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • 1, 2 for me too. Ground Zero (talk) 03:57, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I like the composition of #2 better, and a large number of economy class seats represents the topic adequately, although EasyJet and Ryanair are even more obvious. I'll go for 2, then 1, but either would be fine. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:00, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Prefer #1, could happily live with #2.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 09:50, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

Jeffreys Bay[edit]

The exciting conclusion of today's banner dump. Vote! -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 01:16, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

  • #1, the shot of pro surfer Dusty Payne in action at the 2015 J-Bay Open, wins the top prize for me, but there's also a strong argument to be made for #2, which gets the same point across in a more placid, and more artistically abstract, kind of way. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 01:16, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • #1, #2, #3. If its surf we're after at JB, then let's put that front and centre. Excellent work, as always. Ground Zero (talk) 04:00, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • 2, 1, 3 for me. 2 is more artistic and kind of romantic to me, and suggests a moment of relaxation after an afternoon of surfing. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:38, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Difficult choice again. When a surf movie is mentioned in the blurb we sort of have to have #2, the action-filled #3 also looks cool, #1 is not far behind the others, showing a bit more than just surfing itself. Ypsilon (talk) 16:54, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • 2, 1, 3. The competition is between 1 and 2, since the third image could be anywhere. Both #1 and #2 are the kind of images we typically don't use as DOTM banners, and I think in this case, their being different is a good thing. This is especially true of #2, which shows a depth rarely found in the pictures we use on the main page, so I think it's the best.—The preceding comment was added by SelfieCity (talkcontribs) 19:38, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Have we ever had something like #1? Love it. #2 & #3 are a rather a distant joint second for me.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 22:43, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Nha Trang[edit]

Nha Trang is best known as a beach resort, but it's also got some worthwhile cultural attractions too. I didn't want to give either side of the place short shrift, so I made two banners highlighting the former side and two highlighting the latter. Again, let's hear your votes. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 01:16, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

  • My overreliance on Buddha statues and Buddhist imagery when making up banners for Southeast Asian destinations has been well noted in the past, but with #2, I just couldn't resist - it's such an interesting perspective, looking up from the ground at the head of the gleaming white statue with the bright blue sky as the backdrop. Plus, I've never been one to look a gift horse in the mouth. :) But I'm placing it second on my ranking after #3, which cuts to the heart of what the place is all about not only with what it depicts outright but also with what it hints at obliquely: the beach is plenty evident, of course, but also the bright lights at left and in the background give the viewer something of a glimpse of the place's equally legendary nightlife, and the high-rise building under construction speaks of the dynamic growth the city is undergoing. Bringing up the rear are, in descending order, the pleasant but anonymous bird's-eye shot of the beach in #1 (also a victim of harsh colors, which my photo editor only did so much to mitigate), and the stone towers depicted in #4: they're a vestige of the ancient Cham civilization and an important tourist site today, but given its close-up angle, the picture doesn't really make it clear what you're looking at. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 01:16, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I'd go for #3 as it is a beach place, then #1, #2, and #4. I do love the drama of #2, but I don't think that's what draws people to Nha Trang. Any if them is a big improvement from the yawn-inducing banner we have now. Ground Zero (talk) 03:59, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • What a beautiful place! I remember it as a city that suffered from a lot of bombing and fighting during the American War (which we call the Vietnam War). I'm glad much remains to be seen. It strikes me that #1 is the prettiest photo that gives a sense of place, so that's my favorite. After that, I considered #2 and #4, but ultimately, #2 is prettier. #3 is spoiled by the nearness of the ugly high-rise construction and lacks the pretty boats that are in #1. To sum up: In order of preference, #1, #2, #4. #3 would be very disappointing to use, IMO. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:43, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
I should add, I wrote this up before seeing that both of the previous votes were for #3, so nothing personal, but I disagree with you guys. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:45, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Hard to pick a favorite between the beach banners (or all of these banners actually), but for me too #1 is the winner, and close behind comes #3, then the well-balanced Buddha banner #2 and on the last place #4 which, as Andre said, doesn't show much of the building. Ypsilon (talk) 16:40, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • 1, 3, 2, 4. The first picture is the best because of its view across the region and its view of the boats, which make the region clear. #3 looks less like an Asian destination. #2 and #4 are not bad pictures, but they are abstract compared to 1 and 3. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 19:35, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Oh, wow you actually went with the Buddha :D Despite everything, #1 is my favourite composition; the boats, and the sea, and the city, and the mountains, and the sky; it's all wonderful. I'd be happy with #2's simplicity and serenity. #3 is for me a lovely picture ruined by the construction of that tower, which looks completely out of place in its setting (blame the planners for that one). But it does at least show what the traveller can expect from the place, unlike #4 which is a closeup of...something old, with a stray branch entering the frame and wonky camera angle not doing the composition any favours.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 22:39, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Driving in Brazil[edit]

Commons has lots and lots of photographs of roads, highways, signs, onramps, offramps, etc. all over Brazil - but precious few that are interesting-looking or suitable for use as banner source images. Finding these three exceptions was like finding needles in a haystack, but I'm pleased overall with what I came up with. Let's hear how you feel. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 01:16, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

  • Maybe it's my affinity for modern architecture talking, but I'm giving the first-place crown to #1, the cars lined up on the Eixo Monumental in Brasilia. #3, taken during a 2009 expedition into the Amazon by Jeep, is the most exciting and tantalizing of the three, albeit probably not the typical driving experience for the average tourist in Brazil. #2 is taken from an interesting perspective hovering over the road sign gantry, and the Portuguese-language text on the signs certainly makes it clear what country we're dealing with, but those are about the only argument in favor of this otherwise rather boring image. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 01:16, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I'd go with: #1, then #2, then #3. 3 is just too atypical for me. Ground Zero (talk) 03:55, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Question: In #1, those cars are not parked? I think the answer to that question matters. I was thinking they were parked and was going to exclude the banner on that basis although I like the composition. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:48, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • My ranking is sort of upside down compared to earlier users' preferences; I prefer #2 where it feels like you're starting a roadtrip to for example Rio de Janeiro, on second place the Jeep in the wilderness #3 and on last place comes #1. Ypsilon (talk) 16:27, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • 3, 1, and 2. I originally voted in support of #2, but I've changed my mind. I think #3 is more likely to attract tourists into visiting Brazil (the goal of a travel guide) and wanting to drive there. Nothing is appealing about #2, so I have moved it to last place. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 19:40, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • 2, 1, 3. I like #2 for the same reasons as Ypsi; #1 is a striking image but as Ikan says the cars looked parked; #3 makes the experience look like a safari. This is a divisive one, for sure. --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 22:27, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment: The cars in #1 might be parked, they might be stopped at a red light, they might even be moving and the camera was set to a fast shutter speed. I don't know which of those is true, and I don't think it really matters. To me, the salient points are: 1) it's an attractive image, and 2) even if those cars are parked, it's still relevant to the subject of driving, as the cars were driven into their parking spots and will eventually be driven out of them. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 18:27, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
  • At least for the car on the far left, the shadow on the curb, direction of the front wheel, and seemingly empty driver's seat all suggest a parked car. I'd say 3, 1, 2. —Granger (talk · contribs) 00:09, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Considering the photo of the BR-174 "highway" in the article, I don't think #3 is at all out of line for this topic. In view of that, my choices are #3, #2 and then #1. #1 is indeed a nice photo, though not IMO as nice as #3, but pace AndreCarrotflower's remarks about the necessity to drive into and out of parking spaces, I think "Parking in Brazil" is at most a small subchapter in an article about driving, and that some evidence of motion is probably crucial to this topic. Ikan Kekek (talk) 15:28, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Further to the point about which roads are and are not typical of Brazil, this is from the article: "out of the country's 1,750,000 kilometers of roads about 5.5% is paved." So it may be the roads depicted in the first two banners are atypical, while the one in the third is more common. Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:51, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
It's part of User:Ibaman's job to travel all over Brazil, so his perspective would be very welcome here.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 12:07, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Wow. How amazing. I live in Brasília and work not far from Eixo Monumental (#1), and very often take the BR 040 to go out of the Federal District (#2). My father hails from Rondônia (#3). I think all of them amazing and emotionally significant. However, to be impartial, I cast my vote as #3, then #1, then #2. Ibaman (talk) 12:14, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Norfolk Island[edit]

Thanks are in order to Inas, who was the photographer of three of these four images (all except #2). Again, let's hear your votes! -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:35, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

  • Tough call here, but I'm going with #4 in first place (the ruins of the former penal settlement of Kingston, apropos to the "history buffs" called out in the blurb), followed closely by #2 (I don't know what this view is of, but it's gorgeous) and then #3 (the lone pine at Emily Bay, haven for the also-aforementioned snorkelers). -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:35, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • There are all really good pictures, so I'm not against any of them. My choice, in order, would be 2-1-4-3. Ground Zero (talk) 01:21, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Yes, all beautiful. I'm not ready to pick between them. Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:36, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • The world heritage penal colony banner #4 is also my favorite, the other three are equally good, but #3 looks well balanced with the pine on one side and text box on the other so that comes second, then #2 which has a sort of magical feel and close behind comes #1, which hasn't, but is still a nice pic. Ypsilon (talk) 16:23, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • 2, 1, 4, 3 (sorry Andre, but now I'm looking at a larger screen and my favorite is #1, followed by 4, 2, and 3), but they're all decently good pictures. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:33, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • My order of preference is 1, 4, 3 then 2. Not a fan of the hazy background in #2 even if it's natural. Reminds me of pollution. Gizza (roam) 21:59, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • I've looked at them all and My vote is 4, 3, 1, 2. 4 matches the first line of the blurb, while 3, 1 and 2 are great images. —The preceding comment was added by Joshlama1 (talkcontribs)
  • 1, 2, 4, 3. Love that shot overlooking the cove, so enticing. The misty woods and mountains look like Jurassic Park, or Skull Island, again really intriguing and *whispers* exotic. #4 shows the penal colony and the sea is once again glorious, but like #3 is a bit anonymous - they could both be on the west coast of Scotland, or on the east coast of Canada, for instance.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 14:32, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Metro Cebu[edit]

A thousand apologies for my inattention to banner-making over the past month or so. It has been and continues to be an extraordinarily busy holiday season (which also explains my relative absence from Wikivoyage in general), so I can't 100% guarantee the banners for January's FTT will be on time, but I don't have anything much on the docket for after the New Year, so I should be able to catch back up around that time. As you can see, I've uploaded selections for Metro Cebu as well as Norfolk Island, so we're fully stocked at this point. Keen eyes may notice that Banner #1 is identical to one of the non-winning candidates from among the Magellan-Elcano circumnavigation FTT banners from last summer. Let's hear your votes! -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:35, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

  • I wanted badly to vote for #3 (the costumed celebrants of the Sinulog festival on the streets of Cebu City, which takes place in January during Metro Cebu's Main Page term), but alas, it's tough to read the textbox over the backdrop of banners hanging over the street. So it falls to a close second behind #1, the statue of Lapu-Lapu that pays testament to the area's importance in the voyage of Magellan and which, according to the article, is one of its main sights today. Third place goes to #4, the sea grass-carpeted bay in the Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary; definitely a place I'd go if I were a diver or wildlife spotter, as the blurb said. The mountains serve as a nice backdrop to the Cebu City skyline in #3, but other than that it's pretty drab and the photo quality is poor, so it comes in last on my ranking. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:35, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • 1-4-3-2. Thanks for your work of these banners, Andrew. Ground Zero (talk) 01:24, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • 4 is the most beautiful of the banners, but - please correct me if I'm wrong - 3 and 1 seem more clearly distinctive, so my choices in view of that are #3, then #1 and #4. We could use #2 if we didn't have anything better, but we do, and as Ground Zero said, thanks for the embarrassment of riches! Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:34, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • I like banners with some action so to me #3 is the winner, after that the interesting looking #4, not far behind it #1 and on the last place #2 which compared to the other three looks boring. --Ypsilon (talk) 16:16, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • 1, 4, 3, 2. Once again, coincidentally the same as GZ. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:36, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • 3-1-4-2. 4 is the most beautiful but not I'm not sure how representative it is. Gizza (roam) 22:02, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • 3, 1, 2, 4. The festival is brill, and I can read the text fine. However, since that has been raised as an issue, is it possible to make the textbox darker / more opaque? Lapu-Lapu is cool; glad to see him back again. #2 is boring but at least shows a city, whereas there's nothing metropolitan about Olango Island, even if it is in the region covered by the article.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 14:25, 22 December 2019 (UTC)