Wikivoyage talk:Joke articles/Mars

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Martian TIme[edit]

What about time keeping? w:Timekeeping_on_Mars#Martian_time_in_fiction ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 21:42, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Getting in[edit]

w:SpaceX_Mars_transportation_infrastructureShakespeareFan00 (talk) 21:50, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Also some stuff in w:List of manned Mars mission plans ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 21:51, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

German and Dutch WV have Mars articles as well[edit]

But they aren't joke articles but "for real", or as real as you can get when you're writing a travel guide for Mars. Perhaps there's something worth bringing over, though.

See: de:Mars and nl:Mars. ϒpsilon (talk) 15:21, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

DotM banner discussion[edit]

As soon as I wrap up my work on Gaspé, I hope to drop back in here and add some more "real" banners. Until then, here's one for our April Fool's joke article, plus a blurb that could probably use some improvement. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 16:42, 29 March 2018 (UTC)





  • Thanks for the creating a banner, Andre; I made three more so now we have four and can vote. All of them are really nice banners, I think. #2, #1, #3, #4. ϒpsilon (talk) 17:29, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
  • #3 is my favourite, but any of them will do. /Yvwv (talk) 17:35, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
  • I think they're all great banners and the blurb is pretty good. I'd vote #1, #2, #3, #4. —Granger (talk · contribs) 18:03, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
  • I'd had that classic scene of the red rockscape in my head as soon as I realized it was time to start readying Mars for its day in the Main Page sun, and I didn't bother looking for other images because I never imagined we'd find a better one for the banner. Ypsilon, you proved me wrong! I like #2 the best, and while #1 is still second, #3 is a very close third place. I'm not a huge fan of #4, though, because it's not red enough. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 20:26, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
  • I like #2, #1 then #3. AlasdairW (talk) 20:35, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Nice banners; I only wish we could go and visit! 2, 1, 4, 3 for me. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:21, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

Create an actual Mars travel guide?[edit]

Swept in from the pub

I know that a little while ago a joke article was created for Mars, but since Mars has been reached by rovers and spacecraft like the moon, couldn't there be a more serious article about visiting the planet? The same is the case with some of the other planets in the solar system. Selfie City (talk) 00:28, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

We can create such an article after a human being sets foot on those planets, not now. Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:42, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
Or even later, when private trips or colonisation start? Pashley (talk) 03:26, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
I'd be more inclined to move the Moon or Space into the joke category, frankly, than to move Mars out of it. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 03:51, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
I definitely do not think Space should be moved, since it is already a possible travel destination. As for the Moon, I'd give it the benefit of the doubt since it might be possible in the foreseeable future & someone has taken the trouble to write it. Starting a Mars article would, I think, be seriously premature. Pashley (talk) 10:04, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
The only travel destination ever willed into existence by someone writing about it was Israel and then he was no travel book writer. While I would like to see Mars travel in my lifetime, I fear we'll have to wait until it is actually a thing to write the guide to it... Hobbitschuster (talk) 10:33, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
I'm not fundamentally opposed against a travel article on Mars, but given the cost and preparation time required for such a journey, not many are ever going to make the trip. Shouldn't it be better to focus our efforts on the countless destinations that are actually credible travel destinations, but currently missing form WikiVoyage? Once planet Earth is completely covered, we can talk about other planets. ArticCynda (talk) 22:47, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
We should probably have an article on the deep sea before Mars. The Mariana Trench will probably be open to the masses at an earlier point in time than the red planet. Gizza (roam) 03:04, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
I think a Deep sea or Submarines article would be a great idea. —Granger (talk · contribs) 05:35, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
@Gizza @Granger You seem to be missing my previous point; what's the added value of creating new articles about places that are too impractical to visit? If you want to know how to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench then read the Wikipedia articles on deep sea exploration, not Wikivoyage. ArticCynda (talk) 08:56, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
Maybe not the Mariana Trench, but it is possible for tourists to go on submarine tours, which I think could make a good travel topic. I don't know how deep it's realistically possible for a tourist to go—that would be good information for the article to have. —Granger (talk · contribs) 09:07, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
I was thinking of Richard Branson's Virgin Oceanic venture which unfortunately has been put on hold. But as Granger says, deep sea tourism has already started although tourists don't go as low as the bottom of the ocean yet. Gizza (roam) 05:48, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────What about creating Underwater travel as a travel topic? Selfie City (talk) 13:37, 30 May 2018 (UTC)