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January 2015[edit]


The "Wikivoyage" Datahub group gathers listings data (CSV, OSM, OBF) extracted from Wikivoyage. Currently English and Russian listings are available for download, more languages are welcome to join, feel free to reuse our bash script or our Java script. While listings data is useful in itself and for validation, it is also a first step towards listings collaboration between languages.


In french we have also a star article in Slovakia: Košice. I saw the new layout for regions, they are nice. --Adehertogh (talk) 14:14, 19 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

February 2015[edit]


I have never participated in this discussion page, nevertheless, this time I decided to let the global Wikivoyage community know about the new feature we at Hebvoy are currently adding to our guides for prominent cities (which we would also be including in the future in all our other cities + countries guides) - namely, external links to pages on various prominent commercial websites which we estimate would be very useful for our readers/travelers (most relevant pages on websites such as TripAdvisor, Lonelyplanet, Timeout, Eventful,, Airbnb and for every city). Although most people know these days the majority of these websites, I still think that most of our readers would greatly benefit from us adding a selected group of the most prominent links under the section "External links" in our guides (and might also discover information or websites they were not aware of in this way). I decided to share this decision after being somewhat surprised this week when I found out that the English Wikivoyage is mostly opposed to including any external links to commercial websites, even if those links might greatly help the readers (read the discussion here).

The external links that the Hebvoy community currently wants to add to all of the "External links" sections at our cities articles (the current example includes the specific links that now appear in the Hebvoy New York City article):

Professional guides accessible without having to pay
Updated lists of prominent local events
Finding accommodation and renting vehicles

(You can see an example of a guide which now has these links here).

Which prominent external links would you add as well, and which would you remove? (I want the list to contain only the most prominent and useful links for travelers about destinations)? Does the community in you Wikivoyage have plans to add useful external links to commercial websites as well? ויקיג'אנקי (talk) 07:48, 8 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

On ru.wv we do not use such links, only links to websites of hotels etc as well as websites of cities or city tourist offices. I believe en.wv have the same policy as we have, since our policy originally was a translation of theirs.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:01, 12 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In it:voy we have a similar rule to the one mentioned by Ymblanter, that is: we allowed:
  • the official commercial website of resturant/hotel/etc in the relevant parameter of the listing
  • the official administrative and touristic website of a city/region/nation/etc. in the Quickbar template
  • the official website of certain item mentioned in the article e.g. univeristy, tv/radio channel, ariports, air/sea carriers etc.
  • exceptions are discussed time by time
On the other hand we do NOT allow:
  • unofficial website of any kind, because there's no criteria to choose one or another
  • generic booking website (e.g.
  • any link to any page of any travel guide really make no sense :-) if there something interesting there, it should be written here
--Andyrom75 (talk) 08:18, 20 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Similar rules as in italian or russian in french too but we have the official facebook page in our listing template.--Adehertogh (talk) 10:15, 2 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Noting special, new usable articles: Foros, Ohrid, Kislovodsk, Sestroretsk. We are also working on transferring existing articles to the new format as described earlier. We started a Facebook group, so far without great success.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:01, 12 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We have also a new facebook page in french also without big success till now.--Adehertogh (talk) 10:15, 2 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


From the begining of the year we made:

  • New climate template inspired by the german one but we improved it.
  • The Airport article type is now accepted.
  • Following the Article status, there are now less than 100 articles not respecting the articles templates (stub articles-ébauche).
  • new facebook page but very few followers...
  • This tool translate english wikivoyage syntax to the french one. Really helps for thanslations.
  • We plan to insert last edit date in the listing + other parameters as wifi access, accessibily for travellers in wheelchair and maybe Wikidata ID. But the talks about it is still open.
  • Two new star articles: Evere and Slovak phrasebook.

--Adehertogh (talk) 10:32, 2 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

March 2015[edit]


  • This 19 March 2015 french wikivoyage has more than 5000 articles.
    Great, congratulations.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:28, 20 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Considered reusing banners as a background for cities in region articles: idea abandoned.
  • Consensus to improve gender balance, no actions defined.
  • Experimentation with articles about caves, about marinas, and about drama series tours.

April 2015[edit]


  • April fools: Time travel


  • We are mainly busy with compiling lists of nature monuments as a preparation for WLE; otherwise Kokand and Uglich may be the only our two usable articles in March.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:50, 3 April 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Our new template {{Horaire|day 1|day 2|hour 1|minute 1|hour 2|minute 2|hour 3|minute 3|hour 4|minute 4}} {{Horaire|1|4|8|30|12|30|13||15|45}} gives: Lun.- Jeu. : 8 h 30 - 12 h 30 et 13 h - 15 h 45. This would be easy to translate the opening hours from one language to an other if the other language version uses the same code.
  • In June it'll be the 200 years birthday of the battle of Waterloo, the article Site de la bataille de Waterloo has a guide status and updates for the coming event is well updated.--Adehertogh (talk) 19:17, 7 April 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Thanks to User:Mey2008's help we've implemented in our articles a new feature which allows to create GPX tracks and to download a file, that can be uploaded in GPS systems so that travellers can avail oneself of the info contained in listings even without an internet connection.
  • On April the 11th, also it:voy has more than 5000 articles :) --Nastoshka (talk) 17:52, 11 April 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

May 2015[edit]


  • Wikidata became technically usable for listings on the 19th. Proof-of-concept: The listing "National Art Center" at Roppongi takes its name, URL, and thumbnail image from Wikidata.
  • Vega might be usable to create region maps dynamically.


  • We are mainly busy with the Wiki Loves Earth this month, two of our admins are the organizers, and lists are maintained on Russian Wikivoyage rather than on Wikipedia.
  • Latest usable articles: Samarkand, Bukhara, Mexico/Center--Ymblanter (talk) 10:51, 17 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

June 2015[edit]


July 2015[edit]


  • An experimental listing retrieves from Wikidata most of its information: Name, Alt name, URL, Latitude, Longitude, Image.
  • New listings editor: Works even after session loss, larger fields, cleanly collapses on small screens, keeps and shows unrecognised fields, edit summary, multi-line possible.

August 2015[edit]


  • The new banners extension has been deployed, a huge advantage is that banners now display fine on mobile. We encourage all other Wikivoyages to use this banner extension.

November 2015[edit]

December 2015[edit]


  • On December 25th, it:voy has more than 6.000 articles; nice xmas present :-) --Andyrom75 (talk) 11:36, 27 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]