User talk:Koavf

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Help, lb user Cornischong is bureaucrat and delketes all our pictures bceause jhe went mad.

be.wikipedia.org[edit]

This was a misprint in the Template:MetaHomePages: ba: was written as be:. So, I've fixed this issue by renaming be into ba and creating entry for be and appropriate main page called Галоўная старонка in Belarusian. --Bełamp 14:17, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Travel v. location guide?[edit]

Hello Justin, I am following the wikitravel discussion with interest. I'm curious whether you think that something about place-information is hard to provide as a balanced reference, or if it is specifically the model of a traditional 'travel guide' that concerns you.

I share some of your thoughts about traditional guides. I also think that many limitations of paper guides (e.g., arbitrary focus on a few things to do or see) may be remedied online. I have certainly used a guide for visiting a particular park which felt more like a comprehensive ref. about that swath of land (and the few human habitations on it). But there it didn't need to select; it simply indexed and provided information about all places to camp, contact numbers, maps, and sources online. SJ talk  22:47, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Travel guide A good travel guide will be of the sort "X is the best Thai food in town", which is inherently POV. The NPOV way of doing that would be to say "X, Y, and Z all serve Thai food" but that's hardly useful and really is that even desirable when we have search engines? I definitely think that a travel guide is well-suited to an online format, probably even a wiki (the blue line bus will not be running on Thanksgiving, the post office closed and moved across town, etc.) but I don't really see this as being in line with the mission of providing quality reference material like the rest of the Wikimedia projects. I would entirely be in favor of interlinking (e.g.) Wikipedia with WikiTravel as users reading about a city on Wikipedia might want the kind of information that a travel guide gives. It would also be nice if WikiTravel freely used pictures from Commons, etc. But actually bringing it in the fold seems like a bad idea to me and as much as there is already a problem with advertising by way of Wikipedia, it would be grossly exacerbated by adding a travel guide to the Wikimedia projects. —Justin (koavf)TCM 07:02, 28 July 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, that's a helpful clarification. SJ talk  08:24, 28 July 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia Travel Guide: Naming poll open[edit]

Hi there,

You are receiving this message because you voiced your opinion at the Request for Comment on the Wikimedia Travel Guide.

The proposed naming poll opened a few days ago and you can vote for as many of the proposed names as you wish, if you are eligible. Please see Travel Guide/Naming Process for full details on voting eligibility and how the final name will be selected. Voting will last for 14 days, and will terminate on 16 October at 06:59:59 UTC.

Thanks, Thehelpfulone 21:59, 6 October 2012 (UTC)