Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Travel Guide

2012-04-12 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter

On Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:30:45 -0600, James Heilman wrote:

1) A merger within a WMF project  is supported by admins from both WT 
WV. WV is going to be meeting on the possibility of merging June 9th 


2) Wikimedia's mission is to provide freely available educational 
content I
am not sure which WMF principles you do not see such a site as 
compatible with? You mention that a good travel guide selects 
A good encyclopedia sections information as well. I am not sure why 
would encounter any differences? We deal with spam here on Wikipedia 

the time.

2a) Not catering to a specific audience is one of the criticisms of
Wikipedia. The proposed travel guide would write for a general 

Wikipedia has written for a general audience with some success.

I actually do not have an opinion on whether Wikitravel should or 
should not be accepted as a WMF prtoject (I am currently leaning to the 
opinion it should). I just pointed out obvious problems. I maintain a 
travel guide website since 2004, and I know the issues are not so easy 
to resolve, especially the audience. This is why they have so many 
printed guidebook series IRL, and this is why I only used two or three 
of these series in my life (and other travelers use something else and 
under no circumstances would use what I use). These issues should be 
analyzed very carefully before the actual decision has been made.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Travel Guide

2012-04-11 Thread emijrp
2012/4/11 John Vandenberg

 I agree that travel content is within the scope.  In addition to the
 content itself, which helps other people, the process of writing and
 communicating travel information is educational for the writer.

 There was a session about WikiTravel on at RCC2011 Canberra, where the
 need to change host was discussed, and forking generally was

 The wikiteam dumps of wikitravel are a bit old now; is someone working
 on making fresh dumps publicly available?


Furthermore, WikiTravel dumps generated by WikiTeam include only the last
revision for every article. WikiTravel server is a bit weak, and full
history exports fail.

We would like to download a full dump if available.


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