[Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide Naming poll open

2012-10-02 Thread Philippe Beaudette
Hi all, The naming poll for the Travel Guide site is now open. For the next 14 days, you may be eligible to vote for as many of the proposed names as you wish. For full details on voting criteria and other process notes as to how the name will be selected, please see the voting page at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide RFC closing in 3,2,...

2012-08-23 Thread Andrew Gray
On 22 August 2012 22:39, Kim Bruning k...@bruning.xs4all.nl wrote: For those interested, a quick reminder: The travel guide RFC will (soft) close in 1 hour, 17 minutes as of the moment this mail is sent. (At 0:00, 23 August 2012 (UTC))

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide RFC closing in 3,2,...

2012-08-23 Thread Thomas Morton
I see none of the issues raised were really addressed. Another spam filled, little populated, project then. *sigh* Tom On 23 August 2012 11:53, Andrew Gray andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk wrote: On 22 August 2012 22:39, Kim Bruning k...@bruning.xs4all.nl wrote: For those interested, a quick

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide RFC closing in 3,2,...

2012-08-23 Thread James Heilman
Most of the issues where addressed. And they only way to determine if many of the concerns hold water is to simply try it. A travel guide will likely be heavily read and edited. As a comparison their are an approximately an equal number of medical articles on Wikipedia to travel articles. Yet the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide RFC closing in 3,2,...

2012-08-23 Thread Alice Wiegand
And here's a very short note about the next steps: The board is reviewing the RfC and its talk page over the next week. We are going to share our thoughts with you soon on the RfC's talk page. Please feel free to leave comments there, that's still possible and will be read ;-) Regards, Alice On

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide RFC closing in 3,2,...

2012-08-23 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Alice Wiegand, 23/08/2012 23:55: And here's a very short note about the next steps: The board is reviewing the RfC and its talk page over the next week. We are going to share our thoughts with you soon on the RfC's talk page. Please feel free to leave comments there, that's still possible and

[Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide

2012-07-12 Thread James Heilman
A travel guide discussion will be taking place today at Wikimania during lunch. Representatives from Wikivoyage and from the editor community of WIkitravel will be hear to answer any questions. A request for comment is ongoing http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Travel_Guide --

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide

2012-07-12 Thread Arne Klempert
Hi James, where exactly are we going to meet? Arne Am 12.07.2012 07:54 schrieb James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com: A travel guide discussion will be taking place today at Wikimania during lunch. Representatives from Wikivoyage and from the editor community of WIkitravel will be hear to answer any

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide Wiki

2012-04-12 Thread Thomas Morton
First, NPOV would probably be a deal-breaker. The travel wiki community (usually working at Wikitravel) have long used Traveller's Point of View. This point of view is not neutral at all, but favours the traveller. Hoteliers, restaurateurs, etc. have different points of view, but for us it's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide Wiki

2012-04-12 Thread Mark Jaroski
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 11:41, Thomas Morton morton.tho...@googlemail.comwrote: What I think would be important to avoid is too much subjective information from one individual; for example, where I to write about York, UK I would recommend not going to the Jorvik centre (a main attraction)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide Wiki

2012-04-12 Thread Mark Jaroski
We've mainly approached this issue encouraging the different groups of travellers to add relevant content for their areas. We specifically try to mix it all in, because we don't want to section anyone off. There was considerable controversy back in 2005 or so about adding an LBGT section to the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide Wiki

2012-04-12 Thread Thomas Morton
What I think would be important to avoid is too much subjective information from one individual; for example, where I to write about York, UK I would recommend not going to the Jorvik centre (a main attraction) because I thought it overpriced and boring. Whilst my viewpoint on this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide Wiki

2012-04-12 Thread Thomas Morton
Just to highlight my earlier point about sourcing, the article on Florence currently says: Opera was invented in Florence. This happens to be true - but I have no proof of it, and it may well simply be the opinion of the original writer. Much of the rest of the historical section is the same;

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide Wiki

2012-04-12 Thread Casey Brown
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 2:53 AM, Mark Jaroski mark.jaro...@gmail.com wrote: We're under the impression that there are other Wikimedia foundation projects which don't use NPOV, and so those of us favouring approaching WMF have been able to argue that we wouldn't be forced to use it. If that's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide Wiki

2012-04-12 Thread Tom Morris
On 12 April 2012 21:24, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote: With respect to audience, on Wikipedia we write for a general audience yet our medical content is still used by 50-70% of practicing physicians. Lonely planet lists hotels in different section based on price. On Wikipedia we use