Community Wishlist Survey 2020/Wikivoyage

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Community Wishlist Survey 2020

Wikivoyage
4 proposals, 82 contributors, 151 support votes

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ContentTranslation work for Wikivoyage

Edit proposal/discussion

  • Problem: Currently, it is not possible to use ContentTranslation in Wikivoyage projects.
  • Who would benefit: The entire Wikivoyage community, new users and editors interested in translating articles from other sister projects.
  • Proposed solution: Make ContentTranslation compatible for Wikivoyage
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: T106469, T105171
  • Proposer: Hispano76 (talk) 22:27, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

Discussion

  • The comments I made next may not help the project, but it may be very helpful for those who use this gadget/feature to translate: Chinese Wikiyoyage has established the Internal link helper template. --Kitabc12345 (talk) 05:25, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
this template is known as W. But it's not what we're looking for. :) --Hispano76 (talk) 20:10, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
* Oh, it seems that there is a great chance that this wish will be passed. "Internal link helper template" is very helpful in translating articles! I think This feature is added as this feature is added.Kitabc12345 (talk) 02:29, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

Voting

Creating a coordinate picker

Edit proposal/discussion

  • Problem: Authors need external tools to get a coordinate.
  • Who would benefit: All wikis that use coordinates.
  • Proposed solution: The picker should be written in Javascript, so that it is possible to use it both as a standalone application and a Javascript function by other Javascript scripts. This app should be able to accept an empty string or an address. It should open a Karthographer map with a search field for addresses. Both the OpenStreetMap data set and Wikidata should be used for search (in case of OSM dataset like OSM's Nominatim). Additionally, the user should be able to move the map to adapt the position. The final position should be copied either to the clipboard or returned as a function result.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: RolandUnger (talk) 18:03, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

Discussion

  • One subtlety in applying this to Wikivoyage is that Wikivoyage policy on coordinates is that they should usually only have 4 or sometimes 5 decimal places of precision. It would be nice if the tool gave the option of how precise to be when copying or inserting coordinates, instead of only using maximum precision and needing editors to trim the results manually. It would be especially nice if it could show this graphically, e.g. by drawing a box/circle showing the area specified by the chosen coordinates with the chosen precision. --Bigpeteb (talk) 18:28, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
    • I might be mistaken, but I think that one should not confuse Wikivoyage in its entirety with the English Wikivoyage as its most prominent example. → «« Man77 »» [de] 17:18, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
  • User:Abbe98 mentioned he made a prototype in a recent hackathon, if I'm not mistaken. Possibly commons:Special:PermaLink/362077735. Nemo 09:09, 27 November 2019 (UTC)
    • User:Nemo_bis, I'm afraid that's different and very image specific. However I'm not sure how the VE map editor does not already do the trick? The search feauture could be added without too much of an effort. --Abbe98 (talk) 20:26, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

Voting

Special page "Nearby" should show an input form and coordinate picker when geolocation is deactivated

Edit proposal/discussion

  • Problem: The special page Special:Nearby works only when geolocation is shared in browsers or with URL options.
  • Who would benefit: Everybody who looks for articles near a given geographical location
  • Proposed solution: When geolocation is deactivated in browsers, the Special:Nearby page that is available in wikis like Wikivoyage (in the English WV it is labelled "What's Nearby?") shows nothing, just an error message. It should show a form to type in coordinates or a page name, and additionally a coordinate picker to click on a map and select the coordinates. The Special page does understand URL parameters like https://de.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Spezial:In_der_Nähe#/coord/51.783214,14.316816 or https://de.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Spezial:In_der_N%C3%A4he#/page/Cottbus but that's not very handy and users normally do not know the syntax. This special page is very prominent in the main menu on the mobile version and it's probably used often, but not everybody shares their location in the browser. And as a side effect you can search for pages around a position that differs from your own location. Maybe to prepare a journey, get a list of temples (if their articles exist) around a point without knowing their names.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: DerFussi 07:54, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Discussion

Voting

Permanent update of Wikivoyage nearby-articles data files necessary

Edit proposal/discussion

  • Problem: In order to show nearby articles on maps used at Wikivoyage JavaScript data files at tools.wmflabs.org like https://tools.wmflabs.org/wikivoyage/w/data/en-articles.js are needed by the Karthographer.js. This text file should be updated monthly or better daily.
  • Who would benefit: All Wikivoyage branches.
  • Proposed solution: The list of all articles with the coordinate and a representative image can be retrieved from the wiki's database. A cron job to update these text files should be started maybe daily. This solution does not need much computing time. A smarter way is to get this information at the process of setting-up a map and the change of zoom level in nearby mode both from the wiki's database and Wikidata.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: T203313
  • Proposer: RolandUnger (talk) 17:49, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

Discussion

Voting