Wikivoyage:Previous collaborations/2012

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This page lists previous collaborations for 2012.


Since we have moved to Wikivoyage, we've been in a transitional process of cleaning up before English Wikivoyage is ready to go public. The following jobs need your help:

To do -- Items that require resolution before the WMF migration.

  • Finalising drafts of new policies. Please take a look and add comment, support or opposition.
    • Non-free content Seems to be consensus on the draft. Rubber stamp?
      • We need to find out if we're going to have a shared repository for all travel site languages, or if only Commons will be available. (The affected wording is highlighted with a red box in the draft.) We also need to find out how to get WMF to sign off on the wording of the EDP, or if they have any input on it. LtPowers (talk) 15:44, 25 September 2012 (CEST)
      • Will you be looking into that? • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 08:39, 26 September 2012 (CEST)
    • Living persons Fair amount of support for the draft, no objections apparent. Good enough?
    • Wikivoyage:Sister project links Still some discussion going on about whether in-line links should be permitted at all. Procedures and templates have been developed and seem to work OK. Not urgent?
    • Cross-identification of accounts Officially still draft, but in use already. De facto policy. Rubber stamp?
    • Starting a new language version Some consensus to use existing Wikivoyage policy as interim measure. Good enough? Rubber stamp?
    • Some cleanup was done on Wikivoyage:What is an article?, Wikivoyage:Bodies of water, but not much has changed. Not urgent?
    • There may be others, please add if you find any
  • Poking around pages in the Wikivoyage namespace and updating them to get rid of stuff like "This site is owned by..."
  • Looking for bad links to files that were named WT and now are WV because of auto-substitution. Things where WV doesn't make any sense, and WT was meant.
  • Salvaging content added recently to WT
  • Plunging forward and writing content
  • Wikivoyage:Destination of the Month candidates needs restocking with viable articles that will be different to those on WT
  • General cleanup of spam and external links where evident.

Pending -- Items that can be migrated as they are, but are clearly not fully resolved.

Done -- Items that are substantially completed and ready for migration.

  • Organizing policy articles
    • Policy outline moved to en: and cleaned up somewhat. There are still red links. Some are to articles that I can't find, some to articles that dont exist yet. Some of the ones I can't find may have been deleted. Probably OK to go public as it stands, but more fettling would do no harm.
    • Cleaned up even more, shortcuts added, and a few more policies found and added. Most remaining red links are to new policy proposals under discussion.
    • Pretty much done, just waiting for the last few new policy pages, to finalise links.
  • Making sure that WT logo is good and gone (mostly from maps) In the lack of evidence to the contrary, lets call it done
  • Re-designing the Main page. New format posted.
  • Removing docents from WV pages that haven't already made the migration to Wikivoyage. They can re-docent themselves at a later date if they like. Use this page to find all the pages with a docent, then look and see if they've come over.
  • Wikivoyage:Collaboration_of_the_month states outdated tasks from 2009. It needs to be updated!
  • Removing links to "Wikivoyage Extra" at the top of Talk pages. Use this page to find all the pages with Wikivoyage Extra on them.
  • Replace {{unsigned|IP address or user name}} with {{subst:unsigned|IP address or user name}}. See Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Unsigned for a list of these! Done.
    • Less than 500 pages listed when I looked. Not too bad. If everyone does a few it will be done soon. They go quickly - most pages only have one instance.


Sadly most of our Pakistani articles are in bad shape. Thanks to User:Saqib the Karachi article is now districtified and in a sharply improved quality. It still lacks some efforts, so

  1. Manual of Style is top priority as the article needs a consistent structure between the main article and the districts
  2. Wikivoyage:Listings All styles are used and we need to get it in the templates
  3. Too much information, selection of the top9 per category is needed
  4. Maps for the districts are need as the Karachi is big

Jc8136 (talk) 13:25, 5 October 2012 (CEST)

  • Support Agree with Jan above. I'm willing to get Karachi article to the Destination of the Month level. At the moment, I'm heavy involved in the process of moving the listings to their appropriate district article and trying to add more descriptive detail to each of the listenings.--Saqib (talk) 14:26, 5 October 2012 (CEST)
  • Support. I'd say we go ahead and make it the CotM of this month. --Globe-trotter (talk) 00:24, 6 October 2012 (CEST)