Wikivoyage talk:Destination of the month candidates

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This page is intended for meta-discussion about the DotM/OtBP process itself. Discussions about candidate articles should go on Wikivoyage:Destination of the Month candidates.

Archives of older nomination discussions can be found at Wikivoyage:Destination of the Month candidates/Archive. Archives of older discussions of this page can be found at Wikivoyage talk:Destination of the month candidates/Archive

Archiving the archive[edit]

I noticed the archive of this talk page is pretty long. Is it necessary to subdivide it into sets of a couple of years each, like the nominations themselves?--ϒpsilon (talk) 09:05, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Yes, dividing into years seems like the best choice to me, but I don't think it matters much once it's in the archive. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 15:53, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
Happy to support this. --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 15:56, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
  • I'll support too. By the way, I think we could archive some of the stuff on this page in the process as well. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 15:59, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
I don't understand the importance of dividing the archive into more than one page. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:31, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes Done --Ypsilon (talk) 17:04, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

Beginning in January 2019, Flickr will be limiting free accounts to a maximum of 1,000 photos apiece, and will be summarily deleting images from free accounts with more than that number of photos[edit]

This means the impending loss of God knows how many potential source images for banners. I say let's start making banners for as many future DotMs as possible, while we still can. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 04:46, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

I'm sure that Commons will be doing as much as possible to salvage these photos, too, as they did for Panoramio, etc. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:26, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
What a shame. The good news is that it's not quite as bad as it sounds – according to this, free images uploaded before 1 November 2018 are safe from deletion by Flickr (but may still be deleted by the uploaders to free up space for new photos). A discussion about saving images that are at risk has been started at commons:Commons talk:Flickr files#Flickr paid plans and deletions. —Granger (talk · contribs) 08:13, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
How many people use Flickr for free and upload more than 1,000 photos? Seems like a lot of pictures. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 14:39, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Galway or Rijeka for 2020[edit]

Galway, Ireland and Rijeka, Croatia will be European Capitals of Culture in 2020. Both articles are currently usable, but Galway looks like it doesn't require too much work to make it a guide. I thought that it was good that we feature Valletta last year when it was a Capital of Culture, and maybe we should aim to do so again next year. AlasdairW (talk) 21:34, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

"Tap to learn more" on DotM banners[edit]

At what point did we establish a consensus that DotM blurbs should now end with "Tap to learn more"? Maybe I'm in the minority, but I use Wikivoyage primarily on my laptop. If I tap on the screen, nothing happens. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 15:40, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Not me. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 16:18, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
I can't see anywhere that says "tap to learn more." --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 18:40, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
Looks like it's since been modified to only be visible on mobile. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 18:43, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
Oh yes, I see. Traveler100 is doing some great work on the mobile side of things. --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 20:05, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
@ARR8, Traveler100: I just looked at the WV main page on mobile and it looks good. However, an idea: when you tap the picture (or the hand), the text shows up. I think it should be, that if you tap the hand again, the box disappears, as it does if you tap other places on the page.
Also, the bullet points in the discover box are up against the left edge of the box on mobile. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 23:57, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Portland (Oregon), Jazz, and LGBT travel[edit]

...are three DotM/FTT nominees that are in danger of being slushed. Let's hear your opinions on whether doing so is the best course of action and/or see some progress on rectifying the significant issues with these articles. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 05:26, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

Interesting fact: unfeatured initial letters for DotM, OtBP and FTT[edit]

Too much time on my hands this afternoon. I just listed the letters of the alphabet thrice in a text editor, went through the lists of previous DotMs, OtBPs, and FTTs, and deleted letters that have been initial letters of destinations and topics that we've featured on the Main Page. Did you know that there's just one letter in the alphabet that none of our featured articles have begun with? Can you guess which letter? That's 'Q'.

At least Quito, Quy Nhon and Quebec City seem to be guides, so it shouldn't take too much effort to also give Q some airtime on the Main Page. :)

"Unfeatured first letters" for DotM: Q, for OtBP: Q, X and Z, for FTT (surprisingly few left as FTT has been around only since late 2012): J, Q, X, Z. --Ypsilon (talk) 11:40, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

The freak letters are the ones left out - no surprises there.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 12:43, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
Though I'd be interested to know - which X was a destination of the month? --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 12:46, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
Good question. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 12:53, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
厦门 --Ypsilon (talk) 13:05, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
Interesting --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 13:11, 26 July 2019 (UTC)