Wikivoyage holds monthly summits, where ambassadors from each language version can come together to report and discuss interesting news in their communities with the broader Wikivoyage community. The goal is to promote interlingual coordination and cooperation, and to more generally foster a spirit of cross-wiki community and shared endeavor.
Reports should include information such as major accomplishments, features being developed or implemented, features being discussed, technical issues, events, and examples of exceptional work being done.
- The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation is preparing a book about Karachi&around. It will be distributed free of cost to both local and foreign tourists in the city by the PTDC itself. Given the fact that LP&others have left the area, it might be "the only complete, up-to-date, reliable and the most comprehensive guide ever written" about the world's 7th biggest city.
This last mouth the french Wikivoyage concentrate on the contents of the article. The usable information written on wikitravel during the last year is maybe already at 70% or more transfered on wikivoyage. We have also our second star article (Ath). I feel also a bit concern that the numbers of active user in falling since septembre (about 90-100 during summer to 58 today...). Any idea to motivate contributors?
I would like here to have more information form the main Wikivoyage on the new politics, new template or modul they use. I saw that the english version implemented link for phone on listings. I made a copy of that for the french Wikivoyage but I surely missed other implementations and I rated work on french voy than I read the debate on a dozen of expedition on english voy so please make an abstract of your work here. --Adehertogh (talk) 08:37, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
- I think that previous summits will give you a rather comprehensive picture of the developments. Concerning the last month, I can't imagine anything except for the in-line Marker template that adds the POI marker (and, therefore, the marker on the map) without phone, address, and other contact information. It is designed for in-line use when you don't want to make a standard, full-size listing. Other discussions are about trolling, sock-puppets, ways of re-defining consensus... weird things that are, fortunately, irrelevant to other language versions.
- One more thing that may be important for you is the link to WT in the bottom of imported pages (those pages that were imported during the migration). You can easily modify (e.g., de-link) or even remove it by playing with relevant MediaWiki parameters. English and Russian and perhaps other Wikivoyages have done it, although legal aspects are not entirely clear. You can also get rid of the WT attribution by deleting those edits that were done before August 2012 (again, it is not something that you will routinely do, but technically it is possible). In general, these links do not hurt, but of course, they do not improve your Google rating. What is the current situation on fr:? Does Google see you? --Alexander (talk) 19:43, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
We are quite busy with the Russian cultural heritage and other internal things that are of little interest to the international community. Just two developments that are worth mentioning:
- We kind of believe that everything should be organized using the listing template. Therefore, we asked Joachim to introduce a new type of listing (type=vicinity) that will be used for POIs around the city, as listed in the Get out/Go next section. This idea proved to be very useful. We can specify coordinates, show everything on the map, add phones, weblinks, etc.
- We had the same idea in french.
- We also believe that the integration with Wikidata is very important. Therefore, we started to add Wikidata item numbers for those listings that already have their Wikidata item. We do it using the wdid= parameter of the listing template. Presently, this parameter is idle, but it may have multiple applications in the future. Moreover, it adds a unique identifier to our listings, which is something that we never had before and never needed, but it becomes increasingly important if we want to make cross-links between listings in different language versions or between Wikivoyage and Wikipedia.
- In french we have the parameter wikipédia for the link to the article on the encyclopaedia but no link to wikidata yet.