Requests for comment/Travel Guide

The following request for comments is closed. You may discuss about this proposal on the talk page.


English: Proposal: That we as the Wikimedia community ask the Wikimedia Foundation to approve a Travel Guide project and allocate resources to support any technical aspects of starting this new project. The project would combine efforts of free knowledge travel sites, some of which (e.g., Wikivoyage) want to migrate completely with their content and communities to the new travel guide project and others (e.g. Wikitravel) whose community of editors wish to join the Wikimedia movement

Please be sure to read over Travel Guide and Talk:Travel Guide for more background on this proposal.

Note that this proposal is about the creation of a new Wikimedia project, not an expansion of Wikipedia, which is just one of a number of projects run by the Wikimedia Movement.

Català : Proposta: que nosaltres, com a comunitat de la Viquipèdia, demanem a la WMF aprovar un projecte de Travel Guide (guia de viatges) i distribuir recursos per donar suport a qualsevol aspecte tècnic que pugui sorgir durant el desenvolupament del nou projecte. Aquesta obra podria combinar esforços presents en molts llocs web de coneixement lliure de viatges (per exemple Wikivoyage), alguns dels quals volen migrar completament el seu contingut i comunitat al nou projecte de guia de viatge.

Si us plau, assegureu-vos de llegir Travel Guide i Talk:Travel Guide per tenir tota la informació referent a aquesta proposta.

Noteu que aquesta proposta és sobre la creació d'un nou projecte de Wikimedia, i no pas una expansió de Wikipedia, que és només un dels projectes de Wikimedia.

Deutsch: Antrag, dass wir als Wikimedia-Gemeinschaft die Wikimedia Foundation WMF bitten, einem Reiseführer-Projekt zuzustimmen und Ressourcen bereitzustellen, um alle technischen Aspekte für den Start des neuen Projekts abzusichern. Dadurch würden die Anstrengungen vieler Open-Content-Reisewebsites gebündelt werden, von denen einige (z.B. Wikivoyage) vollständig mit ihren Inhalten und ihren Communitys zum neuen Reiseführer-Projekt migrieren wollen.

Um mehr Hintergrundinformationen zu diesem Antrag zu erhalten, lesen Sie bitte unbedingt Travel Guide und Talk:Travel Guide.

Beachten Sie, dass dieser Antrag zum Ziel hat, ein neues Wikimedia-Projekt zu schaffen und nicht eine Erweiterung der Wikipedia, die selbst nur eins der Wikimedia-Projekte ist.

Español : Propuesta: Nosotros, como comunidad de Wikimedia, solicitamos a la WMF que apruebe un proyecto de Travel Guide (guía de viaje) y que otorgue los recursos necesarios para los aspectos técnicos y el desarrollo de este nuevo proyecto. El proyecto tiene como objetivo combinar los esfuerzos de muchos sitios de conocimiento libre sobre viajes (por ejemplo Wikiviaje) que quieren migrar completamente sus contenidos y sus comunidades al nuevo proyecto. Para más información concerniente esta propuesta, por favor lea los artículos Travel Guide y Talk:Travel Guide.
Suomi: Ehdotus: On ehdotettu, että aloitettaisiin matkailuopasprojekti. Tällä sivulla kysytään Wikimedian käyttäjäyhteisöltä Travel Guide -projektin aloittamisesta. Lisäksi pyritään antamaan apua projektin teknisiin haasteisiin. Projekti voisi yhdistää monien ilmaisien matkustussivustojen tietoja (kuten. Wikivoyage), jotka haluavat yhdistää sisältönsä uuteen matkailuopasprojektiin. Ole hyvä ja lue Travel Guide (englanniksi) ja Talk:Travel Guide (englanniksi) saadaksesi lisää taustatietoja tästä projektista.
Français : Proposition : Nous, en tant que communauté de Wikimédia, demandons à la WMF d'approuver un projet de Travel Guide (guide de voyage) et de donner des moyens pour les aspects techniques et le développement de ce nouveau projet. Ceci a pour but de combiner les efforts de chacun des sites gratuits de voyage (par exemple Wikivoyage) qui veulent entièrement migrer leur contenu et leur communauté vers le nouveau projet. Pour en savoir plus cette proposition : lire les pages Travel Guide et Talk:Travel Guide.
Italiano: Proposta: Che noi, come comunità di Wikimedia, chiediamo a WMF di approvare un progetto di Guida turistica e allochi risorse per supportare gli aspetti tecnici dell'avvio del progetto. Questo lavoro dovrebbe combinare gli sforzi di molti siti di viaggi a contenuto libero, alcuni dei quali (p.e., Wikivoyage) vogliono migrare completamente i loro contenuti e comunità nel nuovo progetto di guida turistica. Per favore, leggere con cura Travel Guide e Talk:Travel Guide per avere un backgroud su questa proposta.
日本語: 提案内容:ウィキメディア財団がTravel Guide(旅行ガイド)プロジェクトを承認し、当該プロジェクトを立ち上げるのに必要な技術的支援に労力を割り当てるよう、私たちウィキメディアコミュニティが要請すること。新しいプロジェクトには、数あるフリーナレッジ旅行ガイドサイトの取り組みが集約され、Wikivoyage など一部のサイトのコンテンツとコミュニティが完全に移管される。 この提案の背景は Travel GuideTalk:Travel Guide に詳しく書かれていますので、必ずご確認ください。
Nederlands: Voorstel: Wij, de Wikimedia gemeenschap, vragen de WMF om een reisgidsenproject goed te keuren en de noodzakelijke middelen toe te wijzen om de technische aspecten van het nieuwe project te ondersteunen. Met dit project worden de krachten van verschillende open-content-reisgidsen gebundeld, en zullen sommige gidsen (zoals Wikivoyage) met hun volledige inhoud en gemeenschap migreren naar het nieuwe project.

Lees Travel Guide en Talk:Travel Guide voor meer achtergrondinformatie over dit voorstel.

Let op, dat dit voorstel tot doel heeft, een nieuw Wikimedia-Project te starten en niet een uitbreiding van Wikipedia, dat zelf slechts een van de Wikimedia -Projekten is.

Русский: Предложение: Мы, сообщество Викимедиа, просим Фонд Викимедиа утвердить проект Travel Guide (Путеводитель) и выделить ресурсы для поддержки любых технических аспектов, связанных с его созданием. Эта работа объединит усилия, которые сейчас распылены по множеству сайтов со свободными знаниями в области путешествий, некоторые из которых (например, Wikivoyage) хотят полностью перейти со своими материалами и сообществом в новый проект путеводителя. Пожалуйста, прочтите Travel Guide и Talk:Travel Guide, чтобы более полно понять контекст этого предложения.
Svenska: Förslag: Att vi i Wikimedia-communityn ber Wikimedia Foundation att godkänna ett reseguideprojekt och fördela resurser för att för att stödja alla tekniska aspekter att starta det nya projektet. Detta arbete skulle kombinera insatser på många fria resewebbplatser, varav några (t.ex. Wikivoyage) vill migrera helt och hållet med sitt innehåll och communitys till det nya reseguideprojektet. Läs igenom artikeln Travel Guide och dess diskussionssida för mer information om bakgrunden till detta förslag.
Tiếng Việt: Đề xuất: Chúng ta, tức cộng đồng Wikimedia, yêu cầu WMF phê chuẩn một dự án Travel Guide và cung cấp tài nguyên để hỗ trợ về khía cạnh kỹ thuật để khởi động dự án mới. Dự án này sẽ bao gồm đóng góp từ các trang kiến thức du lịch mở (như Wikivoyage) muốn sáp nhập nội dung và cộng đồng của họ cho dự án mới. Xin hãy đọc trang Travel GuideTalk:Travel Guide để biết các thông tin chi tiết về đề xuất này.
中文: 提议:作为维基百科社群,我们建议WMF(维基媒体基金会)通过Travel Guide(旅游指南)这一计划。与此同时对所需的资源进行定位和估计,从技术层面上做好开始新计划的准备。我们可以整合许多自由知识旅行网站上的资源,而这些网站中的一些(比如Wikivoyage)希望完全把它们的内容和社群迁移到这个新的旅游指南项目中。 请额外阅读完Travel GuideTalk:Travel Guide(英文)这两项,以便获得更多关于这一提案的背景知识。

Votes/Discussion

Initial votes and comments moved from Talk:Travel Guide. (Initial votes yet to be moved from Travel Guide/supporters)


The discussion closure time was 0:00, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

The state of the discussion at that point in time was: [1].

Feel free to continue discussing, but your points may not be taken into account when opinions are tallied. --Kim Bruning (talk) 00:09, 23 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commenters composition


Documentation from key groups:

Support

  1. Support Support, though it seems that more should be thought out about how this would be integrated. I think there would be substantial benefit from a careful integration with Wikipedia content and figuring out what to use from Wikipedia, but obviously keeping it separated. In an article that I wrote on Wikitravel from scratch, I leveraged a huge amount of the data that was in Wikipedia to improve the article (Aphrodisias, in Turkey). There are important POV concerns that have been raised in the opposition comments, since a travel guide I think is benefitted from POV comemnts, and is sometimes essential for the best advice on what to do/see in a place, but Wikipedia is not benefitted by that. I also think the barrier for contributors should be lowered, since learning the format/syntax of how to do updates/make a new article/integrate with other articles is a bit time consuming and not standardized. If new editors are to be found, this should be considered. Younger internet-ians are less willing to put up with clumsy editing UIs and non-intuitive editing may be a deterrent. Tylcole (talk) 23:16, 28 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Support Support What are ya waiting for? Start the travel guide!--Nairmayukh (talk) 09:57, 26 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Support Support--HCa - Suécia Boa ideia!.
  4. Strong Support Support I sometimes use and edit WT, but to be a truly educational resource, it needs more users and to be more global in nature. I often check it for travel instead of Wikipedia because it covers different topics, includes different sites, and is often more up-to-date. (It may bring in a different editor base to Wikipedia, which would be great!) I think it's possible to do this in a factual, educational, reference-oriented way, and doing just that would be an excellent service. Currently, people looking for travel information online drown in novelty-oriented review sites and gripe boards instead. We can do it! --Wintersweet (talk) 03:10, 25 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Support Support--Elisato-Spain Do it.
  6. Support Support--Io' (talk) 19:43, 24 July 2012 (UTC) (Italy)Reply[reply]
  7. Support Support--Travpeter-Sweden Travel Guides get old fast and with the possibility to make pdf-books on Wiki this would really be a hit since the data will be updated almost constantly. 20:23, 24 July 2012 (Sweden)
  8. Strong Support Support I think there are some interesting ramifications and possible repercussions to other entities (Wikitravel being one) if this project goes through, but ultimately I think that breadth of knowledge should outweigh capitalist aims and that we should therefore move forward with this project. Some people have said that either the project is too big to succeed or that a Travel Guide is not a reference type of material (which Wikipedia seems to focus it's effort on creating) however I disagree on both of these points. This project is indeed a large project, but inevitably it will succeed due to the crowd-sourcing potential that is offered to us by the community of Wikipedia editors. Merging information from other sources is what we do at Wikipedia. There won't be any damaged or half completed projects that come from this, in my opinion. A travel guide is exactly a reference material. Travel books are listed in the reference section of libraries and bookstores. We're creating a corpus of knowledge about fascinating and unique places to see, eat, stay, and experience with this project. This is definitely reference material, and I strongly support this project. Robotunicr0n (talk) 17:08, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Support Support--Highten31
  10. いいんじゃないですかね。日本には「地球の歩き方」(ダイヤモンド社)なるガイドブックが刊行されてますし。ウィキでネット版のガイドブックを作ればなかなか面白いと思いますが?--219.41.204.2 05:37, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Support Support --EleoTager (talk) 23:49, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Support Support (Charlie22712 (talk) 16:58, 23 July 2012 (UTC))Reply[reply]
  13. Support Support Adnanrail (talk) 08:24, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14. Support Support Long overdue L-Bit (talk) 02:07, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. Support. Antoinetav (talk) 15:38, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  16. Support. Martin Herbst (talk) 11:03, 21 July 2012 (UTC) It's definitely a good ideaReply[reply]
  17. Support. ExplosionRadiative (talk) 16:43, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  18. Support. - Mirajbibi (talk) 05:52, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  19. Support. Why not? Isn't a travel guide in book form a similar form to books, we are using for creating our articles for example in the german topic biology. So I cannot imagine not taking those travel guides in book form and bringing it to a similar form like wikipedia articles. Of course we can also add information not mentioned in those books, and that's what this platform will be. But on the other hand we do not want to advertise specific hotels and other accomodations. So it should be a short description about the place. Currency, language, maybe some sentences and words, dangers, sights, maps, climate, history, just the most important information needed for traveling there. But there should be no prices at all. --Marco74 (talk) 23:32, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    1. I see great potential, but I think we should allow articles about hotels. Personally I don't see it as advertisement if there is relevant information and both positive and negative information (like "the hotel is located next to a noisy road" or "The rooms are cleaned only once a month"). Imagine if you can get information about nearly every hotel in the world! And with free photos of the rooms. I agree about the prices, but there could maybe be some sort of scale so that you can compare other hotels in the area, like cheap, expensive, or somewhere in between. /abbedabbtalk 09:24, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    2. There is discussion on how Wikidata could help organize this sort of content. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:32, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    3. I have some reservations about including Hotels. It's very open to abuse, both positive and negative. I'm also reminded of the old customer service maxim, 1/10 happy customers will say so - often simplistcally while 9/10 dis-satisfied customers will complain to excess. It's human nature but leads to misrepresentation. Would that possibly lead to slandering? L-Bit (talk) 02:07, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  20. Support and Suggestion as we merge WikiTravel and WikiVoyage, we could also make use of google maps when we develop contents for different travel destinations. Apart from images or videos ... the google3d maps features will greatly improve the user virtual travel experience. Guitaristrock (talk) 14:12, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    1. I have to object to the suggestion of using Google maps. Geo-tagging is one thing and using that data on Google maps is the reader's choice, but if an online map is to be used, I think OpenStreetMap makes more sense because of its (CC BY-SA) licence. I personally support this idea in part because I see it as having a great deal of potential for reinforcing existing WM activities, such as WikiProject Geographical coordinates, Wiki Loves Monuments and others. There is also the benefit of consolidating more wikipower under one roof. This could certainly make the next Wikimania more interesting. (I am user U5K0 on english wikipedia) --84.41.86.38 20:21, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    2. Yes, Images from Google Maps are not free, but Open Streetmap is. It would be great to implement geotagging, just as on Wikipedia, so that the articles pop up as icons in a layer on Google Maps or Google Earth. /abbedabbtalk 09:27, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes travelers love maps and hopefully this new initiative will lead to improvements to Wikipedia's maps as well. Are that we should use open maps.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:34, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  21. Support A good sister project that a lot of Wikipedia articles should be able to link to. Wikipedia editors who add content more suitable for a travel guide than an encyclopedia won't need to be directed towards a non-Wikimedia wiki (Wikitravel) anymore. Images from Wikimedia Commons should make it look attractive. I am curious about whether it would be expected to have a NPOV and if more informal language than is permitted on Wikipedia would be allowed.--Simon Peter Hughes (talk) 09:31, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  22. Support A very useful project would be! A wonderful idea!--Илья Яковлев (talk) 07:33, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  23. Support It must be a great program for people who love travelling!--Jack No1 (中文/English) (talk) 07:11, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  24. Support This will be a great successful and useful wiki. Travelling is one of the best methods of learning. If supported by a Travel Guide, the trip will be really great. Though there are many existing travel guide web portals, one like wiki is necessary for a relaible and expanded information. I hope it will be successful like wikipedia. There are many encyclopedias online, but there is no match for wikipedia. It can help in learning about various specialities of different locations and chosing the correct destination that suits the user. All that is needed is support from the people and active contributors. At the same time we should ensure that it doesn't become an advertisement site. Let us do this. --Jayabharat (talk) 04:16, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  25. Support This proposal will have benefits for the WM movement through expanding our community. As travel is educational in nature and thus a travel guide an education resource this is in line with our mission to: " empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content" --Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 02:16, 18 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  26. Support Humans are natural explorers. We read and contribute to WM in order to explore new ideas and learn about new people, artefacts and places. But sometimes reading is not enough and the only way to truly understand a subject is to experience it first-hand. en:Great Barrier Reef is a good article, but what will it cost me to see this wonder for myself, how do I get there, where do I stay, who can I trust to take me on a diving tour that will not damage the reef? Those are questions that an encyclopaedia can never answer, but a travel guide can. --NJR ZA (talk) 05:20, 18 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  27. Support WM is a natural home for a wiki-based travel guide, and the Internet community is not well-served by having such an educational resource hosted in less-friendly hands. -J1729 (talk) (Wikitravel admin) 10:52, 18 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  28. Support A travel guide wiki certainly fits into the Wikimedia Foundation's mission of making educational content available worldwide and for free. WMF gets an existing and mature wiki with a well-developed culture that is compatible with Wikimedia's own. The Wikitravel and Wikivoyage communities get the benefit of an established host, and the sum of the world's knowledge is improved in the process Ravikiran r (talk) 17:06, 18 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  29. Support, provided that the new project be founded in a way that makes it possible for the Wikivoyage community to join in a merger of equals. By and large, I think Wikimedia projects could gain a great deal by including a travel guide. As "Wikitravel" already is a registered name, I suggest to call the new project "Wikimedia Voyage", or "Wikivoyage", if the Wikivoyage community agrees.--Aschmidt (talk) 21:40, 18 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes would be happy with Wikivoyage and definitely see the two groups joining as equals.--Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 22:05, 18 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I don't think we are discussing naming yet, but I would be quite happy is we simply call it Wikimedia Travel with travel.wikimedia.org as url. --NJR ZA (talk) 16:20, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  30. Support. As has been pointed out by others, a travel guide is complementary to the educational mission of WMF and fills a niche that falls outside of the encyclopedic goals of Wikipedia. -- Wrh2 (talk) 02:32, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Note: I am an admin and bureaucrat across 5 language versions of Wikitravel [2]. -- Wrh2 (talk) 17:27, 18 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  31. Support I really need dumps of WT, and the current host of WT does not want to release dumps. Nicolas1981 (talk) 05:24, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  32. Support. No doubt, that travelling is education. Why so many people watch documentations about foreign cultures? And I strongly agree Wrh2. There is a niche in the WP content. We often see discussions about content that should be removed from WP and fits better to a Travel Guide. Can not estimate how many usefull information are shredded already. The WT/WV contributors are keen on providing geo referenced information as well. This can be an important input for the Wikipedia and Wikidata. I would love to se Wikivoyage as the project's name. -- DerFussi (talk) 06:00, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  33. Support As mentionned above, I believe a travel wiki brings a new perspective to Wikimedia's educational purpose and that it definitely falls under our mission of making knowledge accessible. notafish }<';> 08:14, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  34. Support I think User:Ravikiran r set out the reasons perfectly for why this is a good idea. Mike Peel (talk) 08:15, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  35. Support As mentioned above, travel information is practical knowledge and education. This is also the reason why the Wikivoyage association is supported by the German tax authorities. --RolandUnger (talk) 09:31, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  36. I support the proposal based on the arguments I gave on the wikimedia-l mailing list. Travelling is one of the ways, if not the most important ways, of acquiring and dissemination of free knowledge, and in this perspective a travel guide fits well into our Mission. I had specific objections which may be relevant for the realization (for instance, I do not believe in the universal travel guide which is equally useful for everyone, in real life one always have different types of the guides which target specific audiences), but I do not think we should discuss these objections at this stage.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:49, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  37. Support I see a fit in our missin and a huge benefit for all involved parties here. I already look forward having Collection Extension available on the new wiki-based travel guide... --Manuel Schneider(bla) (+/-) 11:27, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  38. Support Clearly within the scope of the Wikimedia movement, and the benefits for all the involved would be many: the project would get a world-leading hosting platform and a continuously up-to-date mediawiki installation; two communities with the same goal could be re-joined to work together, making the whole endeavor more efficient and productive; the community could grow with a fresh influx of new editors; Localization support would be greatly improved, leading to a truly global wiki travel guide project; not to mention the other benefits listed at Wiki Travel Guide#Benefits --Waldir (talk) 14:08, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  39. Support. A major lump of knowledge that is not covered by any other Wikimedia project at present, and an extremely useful one at that. SpinningSpark 16:50, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  40. Support The communities of Wikipedia and Wikitravel have strong links for a long time. Wikitravel Admin on Nl: and Fr:. Rein N. (talk) 21:23, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  41. Support. The project is in scope for Wikimedia and seems to have good potential, especially with the freely-licensed material that is already available. Jafeluv (talk) 07:56, 20 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  42. Support. I would also support this including guidebook-type information for locals and citizens of communities, as well as for travellers. Let us assimilate the city wikis!--Pharos (talk) 19:35, 20 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes! Great idea. NYCwiki has been mentioned at Wiki Travel Guide#Educational in nature, but making this more explicit and generic, inviting all city wikis to join, would be great. --Waldir (talk) 09:24, 21 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  43. Support. Absolutely, this seems like it would be beneficial to everyone. the wub "?!" 20:00, 20 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  44. Support. Contributors, readers, and re-users of Wikitravel (which of course includes many Wikimedians) will benefit from accelerated feature development, bug fixes, and database dumps; Wikimedia will benefit from an enlarged contributor base and readership; and there are tons of potential synergies to exploit (collaboration on map-making is a great example—check out all the original maps being made at Wikitravel!). As Wikitravel and Wikivoyage are established, mature wiki communities, this project should be a guaranteed success in terms of organization, content, and contributor base. And for lovers of warm fuzzies, moving forward with this proposal would offer us the happy possibility to reunite our splintered communities, and forge a new, stronger one in the process. --Peter Talk 21:25, 20 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Note: I am an admin and bureaucrat across 7 language versions of Wikitravel [3]. --Peter Talk 16:25, 18 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  45. Support With a travel and aviation background, it has always miffed me why WMF projects didn't tackle this area long before. Well-travelled people are generally well-informed people, and this goes to the very basis of what WMF projects are about -- encouraging people to be better informed. So absolutely support. Russavia (talk) 22:33, 21 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  46. Support I think this is the best solution for all three communities concerned. (I'm a Wikitravel admin, and have been active [since the very beginning[) -- MarkJaroski (talk) 04:50, 23 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  47. Support As others have said, travelling and travel information is educational, and there are existing communities and information to get this off the ground and make it a success. - Shaundd (talk) 04:46, 23 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  48. Support. The existing WT/WV content is a great educational resource not only on travelling, but also about culture, history and geography. - Cardboardbird (talk) 14:03, 23 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  49. Support If the existing WT/WV communities like the idea of joining us, we should welcome them! --trmger 19:20, 23 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  50. Support Travel is definitely educational in nature, and this will be a great complement to our existing geography coverage. Calliopejen1 (talk) 03:37, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  51. Support. Wikitravel fits into the Wikimedia Foundation's mission: educational content available worldwide and for free. And whoever visit other countries before know that traveling is knowledge! Benoit Rochon (talk) 05:00, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  52. Support. Mutually beneficial, especially considering the spinoff effects to other Wikimedia projects. MER-C (talk) 11:58, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  53. Support. This proposal would greatly enhance the Wikimedia family. Yann (talk) 12:42, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  54. Support. Would be great if this could help to integrate WT/WV and bring them back together; the project fits well with our other projects. —Nightstallion (?) 12:58, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  55. Support A welcome member of the family. Main concern is the reliability of the info, knowing how dodgy a site as tripadvisor is. Night of the Big Wind (talk) 17:17, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  56. Support I'd always hoped this day would come, and am glad to see it might arrive soon. PhnomPencil (talk) 20:23, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  57. Support for many of the above reasons. It will enhance the diversity of "products" and opportunities in the WM family of communities. Imzadi1979 (talk) 20:44, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  58. Support Hopefully the new travel wiki community will grow fast as soon as all Wikimedia sister projects will be interconnected for everyone's benefit. Fogg (talk) 00:13, 25 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  59. Support. As a longtime bureaucrat/admin on Wikitravel who has pretty much given up editing due to the current owners' neglect of the site and a Wikipedia user of nearly 10 years' standing, I fully welcome this long-overdue move. Jpatokal (talk) 11:50, 25 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Wikitravel is very glad to have you back, now that the 1.17 site upgrade is complete and new features are being added. If you have any concerns about the site, please feel free to contact an active admin -- I'm sure they will tell you how well the site is running!--IBobi (talk) 20:45, 6 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  60. Support. I think it's a useful complement of existing wm projects. --ArséniureDeGallium (talk) 16:06, 25 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  61. I Support the proposal, first and foremost as an avenue to save Wikitravel, which has been running on fumes for quite some since the brand owners lack even the most basic understanding of how the collaborative web works, and besides doesn't seem to be all that interrested since the expected revenue streams have not materialized - This has cost the project some its of most valued editors and adminitrators. Coming under the Wikimedia umbrella is the only avenue I see where we can escape the current mismanagement with meaningful editor retention, and hence save thousands of hours of work voulenteers have contributed to the project in the exact same spirit as most of us to do other wikimedia projects. Secondly two quotes from these discutions clearly shows why a travel wiki has a place under the said umbrella; "Travel is an avenue of education, possibly a more important one than an encyclopedia" and "Frankly, every single time I've read a travel guide.... I've learned something". Besides as administrator on wikitravel I have read more wikipedia city articles than most, and there clearly is a need for an alterntive place to put destination related content than in the current encyclopedic form of those articles. Stefan Ertmann (talk) 21:02, 25 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  62. Support. A wonderful complement to the existing Wikimedia projects. Fits well and there is certainly no good reason not to. Serves the Wikimedia Foundations Goal and Vision. Plus it's been far too long since a new project has been started :-) Dovi (talk) 10:17, 26 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  63. Support. I don't find the arguments about NPOV that convincing and they smack heavily of Wikipedianism (at Wikinews and Wiktionary and other projects, eager Wikipedians have to be reminded that they are no longer at Wikipedia!). I'm a big fan of inter-wiki collaboration (when it works), and building out a travel guide is something where being tied in with the other wikis is useful. Think of it as tourism-related portals onto the existing wealth of Wikimedia content. Take a city like London or Paris and think: we've got interesting Wikipedia articles about that city, we've got a whole wealth of photos, we've got work being done by the GLAM partners, we've got Wikinews, we can link it into Wiktionary for local dialects... a non-commercial port/fork/recasting of Wikitravel that melds more freely into the other WMF projects could be extremely useful. The other way to deal with the NPOV concerns is like this: think of the articles as a series of if-then statements, and just apply something like Wikipedia's UNDUE weight. "If you are a business traveler, then x", "if you are an impoverished student, then y", "if you love art, go to museums a, b and c" etc. That doesn't eliminate the NPOV issues, but it certainly reduces them quite substantially. Then you develop community consensus on what are 'valid' if-then statements that the guide answers. Travel guides that exist on the market already cater for different types of people: there are budget or student travel guides, gap year travel guides, walking or cycling guides, guides for people who want to party, guides for people who love bookshops and culture, guides for gay/lesbian travellers... you name it, there's a different frame you can put on the concept. —Tom Morris (talk) 22:29, 27 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  64. Support. I know very well from running my own Mediawiki projects that 1. a few people systematically maintaining many such projects requires much less work/overhead than many people managing many projects; 2. WMF's people are much more skilled and professional at it than a random webmaster, especially when it comes to scaling; 3. WMF projects naturally get more editors and more interwiki links than external wikis, because of global accounts, because editors trust them more, and because editors get a greater boost to their reputation for editing a WMF project than an external one. These are all very good things for Wikitravel. Will it "save" Wikitravel from falling into decay? That remains to be seen, but I think if they promote some good admins and get cooperation from devs on necessary settings changes, they can take any necessary measures to preserve the active content. Dcoetzee (talk) 23:27, 27 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  65. Support; this is an opportunity to reduce some of the duplication of effort (vis a vis images and maps, and technical improvements) on Wikitravel. How many times have I wished I could just link to a Commons file instead of downloading and uploading it? Technical support from the site's current owners is sparse at best, and they are learning MediaWiki as they go. Waiting for them to figure out how to operate a wiki is killing the community. LtPowers (talk) 01:19, 28 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  66. Support. As a WT admin (:ru) and contributor (:en), I feel that joining WM would be an excellent opportunity for invigorating the very idea of free travel guide. The detailed reasoning has been laid out earlier in this thread, so I simply add my voice and look forward to working on the new project! Atsirlin (talk) 15:21, 10 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  67. Support. I'm one of two founders of Wikitravel, and I think the project would do well with the WMF. --Evan (talk) 12:20, 12 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  68. Support. Agree with most that has been said above :-) --Globe-trotter (talk) 23:56, 16 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  69. Support. Very interested in the possibility of a Wiki Travel Guide among WMF projects. One question is what kind of technical support it really will get? Obviously, I think it would be much better than the current situation, but then sister projects like Wikisource sometimes get a bit neglected when it comes to tech support and especially feature requests. But then volunteers can get involved with the tech stuff and I think there are number of Wiki Travel techies and others who can help. Aude (talk) 16:35, 17 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • I've noticed some technical issues on Wikitravel, such as the API disabled and no user css / js or alternative skins allowed. Even if a Wikimedia Travel Guide doesn't get much/any dedicated staff tech support, just having it run on the newest versions of MediaWiki, having the config stuff in Gerrit, extensions open source, etc. will be a huge improvement and allow the community to step in and improve/maintain things. I've found WikiTravel content very useful and educational and would like to see the project continue to thrive, and not convinced the current situation allows for that. Aude (talk) 15:30, 18 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  70. Support. As a new contributor to the Wikitravel community, I can see how IB is tearing the place apart. Their tech support is abysmal, and it's causing the wiki to lose many editors/admins, which will result in the loss of viewers. This is a great opportunity to save the ailing Wikitravel content and community. JamesA 11:30, 2 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • I hope you have a chance to test drive the new site, and view firsthand how quickly and comprehensively technical issues and feature requests are being responded to; in fact this has been the case for over a year, but now that the MW upgrade is complete I think you'll see a whole new site. Enjoy it.--IBobi (talk) 20:49, 6 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    1. Yes, I have had a chance, and I have experience the usual slow loading speeds. I have also noticed nothing being done about the feature requests, plus the huge number of bug reports, especially the login/create account issue which really irritates me. JamesA (talk) 10:59, 8 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  71. Support. Author on german Wikipedia and german Wikivoyage. --Dirk Schmidt (talk) 12:32, 11 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  72. Support Sounds like a useful complement for the Wikimedia universum. Raymond (talk) 14:28, 11 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  73. Support. Author on german Wikitravel - The german Wikitravel has no aktiv Admins since January 2012 -- Knut 84.58.154.137 20:13, 12 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  74. Support Ruud Koot (talk) 00:04, 13 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  75. Support Let's create a Wiki Travel Guide that's really good. Grauesel (talk) 08:16, 13 June 2012 (UTC) (WP:de and WV editor)Reply[reply]
  76. Support A good complement to the existing Wikimedia projects. --Wvk (talk) 20:58, 13 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  77. Support (lately rather inactive) admin on WV and member of Wikivoyage e.V. - Having been at WV almost since the beginning and being aware of the situation at WT, I think becoming part of the WMF would be beneficial to all involved parties. It would re-unite WV and WT, allow to complement each other as far as language versions are concerned and allow a more direct and efficient collaboration with WMF projects. This of course just in addition to all other main advantages already mentioned. --Mulleflupp (talk) 13:13, 14 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  78. Support Sounds like a fine complement to our projects. --Holder (talk) 18:53, 14 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  79. Support - a dream can come true. We hoped for years to be able to create a travel guide that is not only free but also part of the wikimedia movement. So why waiting any longer. Admin on Wikivoyage - we are ready. --Der Reisende (talk) 11:15, 21 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  80. Support - finally! I'm one of two founders of Hitchwiki and asked for a database dump of Wikitravel back in 2004 :) Guaka (talk) 21:01, 25 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  81. Support: Good to see this possibility coming to light. This is a chance to save wikitravel that struggles under the management of it's commercial owners. It makes sense for a wiki travel guide to exist under the Wikimedia umbrella. Having a wiki based travel guide would also be well within wikimedia's educational mandate. --Keithonearth (talk) 19:40, 30 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  82. Support Admin on Wikitravel en:, pt:, and es:. I've been hoping for this for years. IB's neglect has caused Wikitravel's once vibrant communities to largely fall apart. It will be great to have a fresh start in a more supportive environment.Texugo (talk) 03:41, 2 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  83. Support I was a very active admin and supporter of the project, and left entirely due to the project falling into the hands of Internet Brands. Stuck it out for a good while, but it quite simply isn't going to ever flourish in its current setup. Let's change that. – cacahuate talk 03:50, 2 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  84. Support - Semi-regular user on Wikipedia and Wikitravel. Agree with everything above. Eco84 (talk) 04:26, 2 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  85. Support with a reservation - I am an administrator on Wikitravel and a longtime user and sometime editor on Wikipedia. I approve of the Wikipedia project, which I see as a revival of the medieval concept of collective authorship for the computer age, complete with marginalia (the talk pages), and I definitely see the advantages of Wikitravel being brought under the Wikimedia umbrella. However, I do not think making it NPOV would be useful to travelers. So let's please talk more about NPOV. Wikitravel does not have an NPOV policy, nor do I think one would be beneficial. Travel guides have to have some degree of appraisal built into them, in terms of which things are deemed as attractions (e.g.: the Raffles Hotel in Singapore gets a photo, whereas the Holiday Inn does not) and which restaurants and hotels are and are not listed. If Wikitravel is taken under the Wikipedia umbrella, would we have to use some circumlocutions - "if, then" statements as per Tom Morris' remarks - to get around an NPOV policy that would be imposed on Wikitravel? Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:49, 2 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    See #NPOV below: Wikimedia has made it clear that Wikitravel will be allowed to retain existing policies, including "the traveller comes first". Jpatokal (talk) 23:42, 2 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks. Reservation withdrawn. Fully support. Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:33, 3 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  86. Support - Quite new contributor on Wikitravel. Would love to see the guide as part of WM. Jjtk (talk) 07:15, 2 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  87. Support. Waiting for this for a long time. Admin on Wikitravel en:, Vidimian (talk) 20:56, 2 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  88. Support. I have come very close to walking away from WT many times due to considerable frustrations with the functionality of the site. A considerable body of contribution time has been lost to server errors and similar frustrations. It is a great project in principal and offers a considerable asset to travellers. However we must be careful to ensure the outcome, (or the quest for it) does not break the project. The proposal may offer the opportunity to improve or enhance both the WP and the travel related project. Some discussion might be appropriate in regard to the different culture of consensus and conflict resolution apparent in the two separate domains. WT and WP have a quite different culture in that regard and I am sure other editors here who contribute to both projects will be familiar with the different outlooks and style in seeking 'consensus'.-- Felix505 (talk) 07:59, 4 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  89. Support. Formerly an active admin and contributor to Wikitravel en:. Basically, what cacahaute said above. Gorilla Jones (talk) 15:00, 4 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  90. Support. Former admin on Swedish Wikitravel (http://wikitravel.org/sv/Anv%C3%A4ndare:Jonas_Ryberg) who dropped out when WT has handed over to Internet Brands, currently adding information regarding rail travel to English site. I fully support this move, it's long overdue. Jonas Ryberg (talk) 20:21, 4 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  91. Support, It will be pleasant to work with upload times that don't allow me to make a cup of tea while I wait, or crash and lose my edits. Ok to be fair that can also happen on WP, but the difference in speed and frequency is very noticeable when uploading large files. Also I prefer to upload only once to Commons. Cheers! Pbsouthwood (talk) 15:15, 5 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Using files that are available on Commons is already possible after the resent Mediawiki upgrade on Wikitravel, without the need of reupload. Rein N. (talk) 10:43, 6 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  92. Support, Emperyan-message/ileti-WMTR 13:00, 6 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  93. Support Amazing idea. W.D. (talk) 14:01, 6 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  94. Support Very good idea. I am in support if it should there enough potential contributors to such a wiki. LouriePieterse 15:03, 6 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  95. Support- A great idea and useful project. I have no problems with this. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 15:05, 6 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  96. Support. A Wonderful project to start.--Shijualex (talk) 17:03, 6 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  97. Support. Complements existing Wikimedia projects, large potential to further mission&vision moreso than would occur if main forks outside Wikimedia. Mike Linksvayer (talk) 17:18, 6 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  98. Support Absolutely! --Iketsi (talk) 17:22, 6 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  99. Support Ja natuurlijk/selbstverständlich!, Oui biensur!, Sì va benissimo!, Yes of course! etc.
    Kind regards, Klaas ‌ V 18:18, 6 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  100. Support This seems like a great way to complement Wikipedia. Argos'Dad (talk) 19:40, 6 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  101. For. I've been lookin' for free travel guides for a while; this is pretty much it. 68.173.113.106 21:55, 6 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  102. Support, as proposed. Craig Franklin (talk) 00:17, 7 July 2012 (UTC).Reply[reply]
  103. Support - there are things existing projects say they're "not", and travel guides is one of them.--Jasper Deng (talk) 01:53, 7 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  104. Support - So long as Wikitravel is the project being absorbed - would not support a duplication. --108.80.181.47 15:29, 7 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  105. Fully support. Saint Johann (ru) 21:22, 7 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  106. Support - sounds like a project perfectly matching our designs. Pundit (talk) 21:45, 7 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  107. Support. mabdul 21:51, 7 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  108. Support, with Philippines backing up. --Exec8 (talk) 02:32, 8 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  109. Support --Dede2008 (talk) 05:44, 8 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  110. Support This is definitely more than a travel guide on Wikibooks. :)--Nickanc (talk) 18:22, 8 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  111. Support I like using WT I think its a great site, but I have only ever edited there half heartedly because I hate the idea of a for profit organisation benefiting monetarily from something I'm giving for free to other readers, and from the reaction from the WT community commenting here that others feel th same.--KTo288 (talk) 19:36, 8 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  112. Support sounds good to me. --Claritas (talk) 19:45, 8 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  113. This has long been the most obvious hole in the family of sister projects. Courcelles 22:02, 8 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  114. Support A great positive step forward for everybody. -- Elelicht (talk) 23:03, 8 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  115. Support, and I intend to be an active member of the project.-Gadfium (talk) 23:41, 8 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  116. Support as it falls within the scope of our movement -free [travel] knowledge for everyone in their own language. --Jewbask (talk) 02:11, 9 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  117. Support This would be a great contribution to the Wikimedia community, only strengthening it as a whole. -- Forty Seven Nine (talk) 01:03, 9 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  118. Support - our two communities evoluated until now quite independantly but by sharing the same vision, so it’s great to fuse. By seeing some comment about city wikis, I’m not sure it would be desirable for all city wikis (I’m thinking for instance to Wiki-Brest or Wiki-Rennes who are acting as a local website for local history). ~ Seb35 [^_^] 07:07, 9 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  119. Support. A quick look around on Wikitravel shows that its community morale is low, and spam is rife. I think that a Wiki Travel Guide project on WMF will be a great addition to our family of projects, and what's more, it will hopefully bring with it not just one, but two existing communities of editors. Much better than starting from scratch! This, that and the other (talk) 07:26, 9 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  120. Support, per many of the arguments above. WT/WV and its community have achieved good things, and supporting them to do more is well within the scope of our mission and a worthwhile use of our resources. Andrew Gray (talk) 10:50, 9 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  121. Support. Wikitravel is a great resource, and if the community behind it thinks this is a good move, I can't see any reason not to do it. -98.209.136.52 12:57, 9 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  122. Support - we need a new project after about 7 years. This will be a valuable addition. WikiTravel has lots of valuable content.--Kozuch (talk) 15:38, 9 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  123. Support I think rejoining of wikitravel and wikivoyage and geting it truely free is a good case.--Saehrimnir (talk) 15:47, 9 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  124. Strong Support. Suspending the issue of technical limitations, this would be an amazing addition to the WMF family. The travel resources currently available on the Internet are highly commercialized, so a freely licensed travel wiki with a NPOV policy would be a great asset to Wikimedians and society in general. As an expert in travel & tourism, I would personally be interested in contributing to such a project (currently I'm turned off by the commercial nature and administrative neglect of WikiTravel). As for naming, my !vote goes to WikiVoyage, since the word "voyage" lends itself to multilingualism better than "travel." Jmajeremy (talk) 19:11, 9 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  125. Support Will be a great addition to the WMF projects. David1217 (talk) 15:19, 10 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  126. Support, as a non-commercial, global travel guide is highly useful. Hope to see parallel versions in all the languages of other Wikimedia projects. A. Mahoney (talk) 19:24, 10 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  127. Support, and also particularly endorse taking a more generalized "location guide" approach.--Pharos (talk) 20:11, 10 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  128. Support - this will definitely benefit a lot of people who don't know where to go for travel tips. I'm just a tad bit worried about how editors will be neutral enough on travel guides, though. The only thing not to be neutral about are travel advisories, but we'd seriously need some NPOV users. --Jeffwang (talk) 20:40, 10 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  129. Support - as a way to reunite Wikitravel and Wikivoyage under the WMF, in order to create a repository for travel information.Yutsi (talk) 01:14, 11 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  130. Support - For myself, i will be more than happy to contribute to a travel project on WWF and write about place i've visited. I will never do that on web site like WT, for the obvious commercial reason. -- ChristianT (talk) 15:51, 11 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  131. Support This would be great. I am a wikitravel admin and have been contributing since 2004 Elgaard (talk) 20:46, 11 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  132. Support—this just makes sense to me. Imzadi1979 (talk) 06:57, 12 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  133. Support of course Przykuta (talk) 12:07, 12 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  134. support MichChemGSI (talk) 14:13, 12 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  135. Support Seems a good idea. Email Vaibhav Talk 16:15, 12 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  136. Support. Win-win outcome. Don't worry about editorial viewpoint after the merger: each Wikimedia project is allowed their own set of content policies anyway. Deryck C. 16:16, 12 July 2012 (UTC) ((Edit conflict.) This is so popular that I got an EC while voting.)Reply[reply]
  137. Support. Seems like a very interesting project, and Wikimedia Commons could benefit from the content of the Wikivoyage media repository (and possibly WikiTravel Shared). InverseHypercube (talk) 16:45, 12 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  138. It has only to be free content! Who says, free content must be follow the NPOV? Wikitravel is not Wikipedia. Marcus Cyron (talk) 00:59, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  139. Support. Win/win/win (for Wikimedia/Wikitravel/Wikivoyage). This should help resolve an already existing fork, and fill a major gap in the Wikimedia stable. Without meaning to cast aspersions on the existing content, I think the most important thing Wikimedia stands to gain here is the communities of editors who have decided (and may yet decide) to move over, and their years of experience building such content. --Avenue (talk) 05:26, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  140. Support. A WMF sponsored travel site will be a useful addition. At Wikipedia, it is impossible to recommend hotels, restaurants, places to see etc. in a tourist article, without risking a violation of NPOV, NOR, (insert a 3 or 4 letter policy here), etc. EngineerFromVega (talk) 07:24, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  141. Support. Travel is a domain where good information is really useful, even if when we start out it is piecemeal. I'm really interested to see if we can achieve a broad perspective on what it means to visit a place. For example, in Baltimore, I encourage tourists to go anywhere but the tourist district, since they pay their employees badly and a lot of the money doesn't filter back into the city. This is the kind of information I'd hope we could include. Some POV might be inevitable and we need to be prepared to handle that. Groupuscule (talk) 12:30, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Have you checked out Wikitravel:Baltimore#Districts? I've been doing a ton of work on that lately, but am a little burnt out. We could use help especially with the North and Southeast articles for information on Hampden, the Johns Hopkins area, and Greektown in the Southeast. Check the other adjacent district article maps for an idea of what the boundaries are. This is all if you're interested, of course ;) The site does seem to be down right now, though—sigh... --Peter Talk 14:15, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  142. Support. A travel project fits well into the WMF mission. --denny (talk) 14:18, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  143. Support. I'm a normal editor on Wikitravel (not an administrator). Used to be more active but lost interest due to constant technical problems as well as too far-going commercialisation plans. I always loved the idea of an open, free travel guide and Wikimedia seems like the perfect environment. I've always considered traveling one of the most educational activities possible. As a traveler, I keep switching between Wikipedia and Wikitravel, in order to have both the practical (tourist) information ánd the deeper knowledge and backgrounds on places and sights. It will be great to have them closer together and I'm sure it will encourage people to learn even more about the places they visit. Justme2 (talk) 14:21, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  144. Support. Das fehlende Puzzleteil. Liesel (talk) 14:30, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  145. Support. Willkommen in der Familie. ;) MichaelSchoenitzer (talk) 14:35, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  146. Support I'm really looking forward to become a contributer to the Wikimedia Travel Guide. --David Ludwig (talk) 15:30, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  147. Support Chaddy (talk) 17:19, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  148. Support Another kind of knowledge collected in a collobrative process. Perfectly fits the Wikimedia Movement. Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 18:05, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  149. Support --Michail (talk) 18:22, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  150. Support - don't see any reason to oppose if those communities are sure about their favourite future -- Achim Raschka (talk) 18:40, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  151. Support --Wvk (talk) 19:27, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  152. Support --El Grafo (talk) 19:33, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  153. Support --Jan Luca (talk) 19:43, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  154. Support --Joergens.mi (talk) 22:19, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  155. Strong support --Morten Haan (talk) 22:26, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  156. Support --Mauerquadrant (talk) 00:41, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  157. Support --Prolineserver (talk) 01:23, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  158. Support --Peter.C (talk) 02:16, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  159. Support - It will be interesting to see how we can maintain a neutral POV on this project, but it's worth trying at least :-) Ajraddatz (Talk) 04:07, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes agree there are a number of challenging including this one ahead of us. However if we have a large community of people using common sense and consensus I am sure that it can be overcome. Wikipedia too only works in practice and not theory.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 10:58, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yeah, and I'll also do whatever I can to help. As someone who does travel often, this project interests me and I'll gladly contribute to it. Ajraddatz (Talk) 19:48, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  160. Support --Ayacop (talk) 06:44, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  161. Support -- Balou46 (talk) 09:47, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  162. Support --Timmaexx (talk) 10:51, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  163. Support --Tobias talk · contrib 12:17, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  164. Support The project will fill an information gap that we currently can't address on other project. Yes, there are issues but they're not impossible to overcome. --Dimi z (talk) 15:43, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  165. Support. It would be a great idea and helpful in may ways. It will increase the mobile users of the Wikipedia as well. Waiting for the approval, and will contribute the to the Bengali version. Cheers. Nasir Khan Saikat (talk) 16:53, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  166. Support. Overlaps a bit with Wikipedia and is too big for Wikibooks. Nice pictures are also good for Wikimedia Commons. The project will get more public attention. --Headbreak (talk) 18:15, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  167. Support. as Wikivoyager. --J. Patrick Fischer (talk) 19:08, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  168. Support --Patkenel (talk) 23:46, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  169. Support. There are people who are enthusiastic about joining and sharing their content with us - we would be quite stupid to turn them and their content down.--Poupou l'quourouce (talk) 00:32, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  170. Support. How often do we have to revert in Wikipedia telling the contributor "WP is not a travel guide!" Now we know where to send this contributor to the benefit of both sides. Wikitravel won't be the first NPOV project. Wikiversity, or Wikibooks aren't either. I would even like to see differnt POVs presented in Wikitravel, because not all travelers are alike or have the same preferences. --Wuselig (talk) 01:35, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Exactly and one of the proposals is the use of Wikidata to allow travelers to sort listing based on what kind of traveler they are.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 12:07, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  171. Support. you're welcome. --NatiSythen (talk) 04:39, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  172. Support. --Don-kun (talk) 09:01, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  173. Support. Good idea. -- Alan ffm (talk) 09:49, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  174. Support Andim (talk) 10:56, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  175. Support Krokofant
  176. Support --Stillhart (talk) 14:08, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  177. Support --ST 15:36, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  178. Support --Digr (talk) 18:00, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  179. Support -- Common Good (talk) 18:30, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  180. Weak support People have been comparing Wikitravel with Wikipedia, but I think that this is wrong: Wikitravel should be compared with Wikibooks instead. In Wikitravel, you get instructions on what to do as a tourist at a specific location. In Wikibooks, you get, for example, instructions on how to use a specific product. I have compared a Wikitravel page (wikitravel:Stockholm) with a Wikibooks page (b:A Beginner's Guide to MS Windows Optimization) and both seem to contain the same level of w:WP:OR and w:WP:NPOV. I guess that this is the way you would normally write an instruction manual: you have to violate some Wikipedia policies. However, Wikipedia policies are designed for Wikipedia, and I assume that it is fine to violate them on other projects. Thus, Wikitravel seems to fit the Wikimedia concept of educational websites. I am concerned about the performance of Internet Brands' server: I often notice that it is extremely slow when I try to access Wikitravel. I rarely make any edits there, but when I have tried doing so, I have sometimes noticed that I am suddenly logged out without notice and that I am suddenly editing as an IP. Then I go to wikitravel:Special:UserLogin and try to log in only to notice that I am already logged in, so I click on "Show preview" in the edit window. Oops, logged out again! Not a big issue for me, but Wikitravel admins might not be happy if lots of users accidentally end up using IP sockpuppets due to server errors. I feel that something has to be done, but I am also afraid that the community might split so that some users remain at the old site whereas other users move to Wikimedia. --Stefan2 (talk) 21:50, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  181. Conditional Support -- I think it may be true that we will get more editors, and it is definitely true we will get more content and make travel information on the Internet not suck. I am concerned that the Wikimedia Foundation appears to have ignored their little projects such as Wikibooks, Wikiversity, Wikisource. Wikiquote, Wikispecies. This project will probably in short order joint them. If they are to be brought into the fold, I propose they be added to the goals for 2015 for the foundation, that they all have their own individual plans for development and growth for the future, and that funding and technical resources be allotted to them for their further development, which will inevitably bleed over into Wikipedia improvements.Judgesurreal777 (talk) 14:18, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    At last check 32 Wikitravel admins and a whole lot of Wikitravel users have committed to moving over, so there will most definitely be new editors joining. Jpatokal (talk) 03:21, 17 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  182. Support -- Avantenor (talk) 23:43, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  183. Support. I'm a long term contibutor to Wikitravel. I strongly agree with what Wuselig said. --Inas66 (talk) 00:22, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  184. Support -- Hubertl (talk) 05:29, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  185. Support Support --Berthold Werner (talk) 09:31, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  186. Support Hinkelstein (talk) 11:25, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  187. Support --Enst38 (talk) 12:28, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  188. Support There are serious costs to this but the benefits far outweigh them. I am particularly persuaded by the opportunity to attract new users from existing travel projects. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:32, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  189. Support Support This is a great initiative -- Pranavaswaroop (talk) 13:33, 25 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  190. Support This could be a great addition to the WMF projects --Michael Sch. (talk) 14:54, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  191. Support: This projet will be a great addition for Wikipedia, because many aspects of travel guide are misplaced in Wikipedia and would violate the WP:NOT rule. Wind (talk) 15:45, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  192. Support: I'm convinced by the proposal analysis of the educative value of the project. The set of rules and the licensing policies are correct and in adequation with other Wikimedia projects standards. A discussion is needed for a standard domain name. --Dereckson (talk) 17:48, 17 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  193. Strong support: There is no sense in having various projects - Wikipedia anyway is mostly the starting point for many tourists to search information about destinations (talking about experiences in the travel business). It is better to keep one strong project than various weaker ones. We are considering to create a group within a motorbiker's network that would be interested in exactly such a project to support, so learning about Wikimedia talking about a travel guide was really good.--Sabine (talk) 09:07, 18 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  194. Support --gildemax (talk) 10:30, 18 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  195. Support: A travel project would fit well into WMF, and there are historical ties between the projects anyway (see Evan's vote). --zeno (talk) 13:17, 18 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  196. Support - Here is my thinking. Wikitravel is HUGE–more popular than Wikiquote, Wikibooks and Wikisource. The increased viewership could be a huge asset for increasing Wikimedia's brand awareness. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 19:33, 18 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  197. Support - God, I dread this. The multiplication of sub-guides will almost certainly make rabbits look like monks. But I can also easily see that it might draw a few more people to become editors in general, probably including a fair number of people from smaller areas, and that would probably be a good thing. And, yeah, if other existing sites want to merge into one here, that will provide a reasonably sound basis for a start. But this might make the English wikipedia look like an easy project to manage. John Carter (talk) 00:51, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  198. Support simply, it will be very useful for people around the world , so i'm supporting it . — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mr AkRaM (talk)
  199. Support - It will be better if the local designation will have an allowance by supplying mapping and facts. However, will make disadvantages through misguidance. Jonas'VM 9:18 19 July 2012 (UTC)
  200. Support - I hope to be a quality such as Wikipedia. --Vhorvat (talk) 01:57, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  201. Support - I can understand opponents' concern for this proposal. But, I believe in power of this community. We can do it.--かぬま (talk) 02:01, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  202. Support - Would be a great addition to the WMF. --J36miles (talk) 02:05, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  203. Support --Jivee Blau (talk) 02:11, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  204. Support -Jean.julius (talk) 02:19, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  205. Support - --Soyescritor (talk) 02:27, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  206. Support - Evad37 (talk) 02:47, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  207. Support - Umarfarooq111 (talk) 02:58, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  208. Support Not so bad, do it. but I have no money to travel to other country. :P --Yodamgod (talk) 02:54, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    We hope to also have content to help people travel around their own communities. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:05, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  209. Support - This is a nautral way. Vinicius Siqueira (talk) 03:33, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  210. Support - I like the idea behind Wikitravel, and I like the WMF. Join alliances. Maximilianklein (talk) 03:38, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  211. Support The project would attract lots of people from the tourism industry. Karthikndr (talk) 03:57, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  212. Support Would be a good addition. -- Laberkiste (talk) 04:17, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  213. Support I like travel.--Qa003qa003 (talk) 04:19, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  214. Suport—I don't think it is relevant whether we can import WikiTravel and WikiVoyage with the click of a button. The simple fact is, there is a sector of knowledge not covered by our existing projects, and this is our chance to cover it. If the new project garners the expected interest, the editors will be able to import WT and WV manually over time, if necessary. —Ynhockey (talk) 04:22, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  215. Support as it really bugs me that the existing Wikitravel is a for-profit entity. I'm reluctant to contribute to that site when I know that someone is profiting off of my work.--Bdell555 (talk) 04:29, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  216. Slight support - Yeah, it can be helpful and gives a completion to WMF projects, particularly related articles in WP. Though we already have links to it, wikification of WT is necessary and becomes possible quickly when it comes under the WMF umbrella.
    WMF has about 9 content projects. They have one thing in common - all are educational. I am pretty convinced that a travel guide would also be educational. But please note, a travel guide is more than that - it is a guide. None of the nine project is completely a guide (of course we have recipes in WB). This would be a stepping stone for WMF to produce more guide related projects. One day, I hope, a more general Wikiguide would engulf this WT into it (similar to WData and WSpecies). Also, to meet WMF's goal, it may start some open educational institutions (say, the WMF International Open University). It may take years but, anyway, I would welcome it. Some of the arguments given by the opposing users are cleared just by pointing that a similar thing is existing in another project. Well Wikipedia:Other stuff exists may not apply here. This will strengthen the possibility of having a wide variety of happy to hear projects to come in future :). If we accepts travel guide now, a general guide will be proposed in future; claiming - an identical project (WT) exists, is educational and NPOV doesn't matter.
    I have worries about the following,
    • I hope that the info given in WT would be reliable enough. We can give WB as an example for not having refs, but things are slightly different there.
    • This is about personal experiences and will provide a good mask for efficient trolls. This can be experienced effectively as the project gets bigger and bigger. Strict reviewing will be required.
    VanischenumTalk 04:25, 19 July 2012 (UTC) modified at 03:44, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  217. Strong support We are utilizing existing infrastructure of WikiTravel, WikiVoyage, and NYCwiki. This project is completely in line with the foundation's mission and could quite possibly increase editorship in other projects.Ryan Vesey (talk) 04:42, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  218. Support - But Wiki should not compromise with its reliability quotient and it should not be a advertisement platform. Appropriate rules should be made. Anyway Travel wiki is a welcome step ahead.--Bharathiya (talk) 05:01, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  219. Support Good idea. --Stryn (talk) 05:14, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  220. Strong Support This is a great idea. A travel guide would be a great expansion to the Wikimedia Foundation. Hadger (talk) 05:55, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  221. Support Good idea, since ad-free. --Olli (talk) 06:31, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  222. Support --DILIN (talk) 06:47, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  223. Support.amazing idea.--Geronimixxx (talk) 06:57, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  224. Support Let's make something really good!! Octavius 909 (talk) 07:06, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  225. Support High demand, good synergies with other wikimedia-projects, opportunity to win more participiants also in other projects.--Karsten11 (talk) 07:56, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  226. Support All my articles about roman and italian buildings and churches could be packed together in a good way for travellers. --Capaci34 (talk) 08:11, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  227. Support: As active user both in ru.WP and WT.ru, I believe that it would be a much needed and useful addition to WP and other WMF projects. --Л.П. Джепко (talk) 08:55, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  228. Support Good idea. –ElmA (TalkMy contributionsE-mail) 09:01, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  229. Support. I've consulted Wikitravel fairly often, and I've even edited it a few times. For all its shortcomings, Wikitravel does have some excellent content and a fairly active, if small, editor base. Thus, we've seen that a wiki travel guide can work. A Wikimedia-backed project would be far more technically reliable than Wikitravel, and would attract more editors from the various other Wikimedia communities. In particular, the new project would need experienced administrators, bureaucrats, and other functionaries, which Wikitravel seems to lack. szyslak 09:04, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  230. Support Good Idea and helpful in many points of view. --IlSignoreDeiPC (talk) 09:18, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  231. Support Good idea.--David1010 (talk) 09:57, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  232. Support Good idea to put information inside that is not "relevant" as most says for articles -- P.oppenia (talk) 10:03, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  233. Support It will be really helpful for traveling... Slaven Kosanovic (talk) 10:09, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  234. Support Very-very good idea! --►Safir yüzüklü Ceklimesaj 10:28, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  235. Support --Hydriz (talk) 10:28, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  236. Support Traveling is best education for understanding the world and its people. --Benreis (talk) 10:44, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  237. Support Travels are a part of the culture. It is important to join force to do the best. Pamputt (talk) 11:21, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  238. Support Noritaka666 (talk) 11:23, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  239. Support Travellation. Great idea. Wish we've done this a long time ago yet and of course to quote a famous American leader: "Yes, we can!"
    Kind regards, Klaas ‌ V 11:34, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  240. Support Go ahead!! rursus (talk) 11:36, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  241. Support Good idea! Yes, of course! Rajasuu
  242. Support Wikipedia cannot cover every possible tourist destination in minute detail. - Presidentman (talk) 12:31, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  243. Support Grekube (talk) 12:59, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  244. Support Atlasowa (talk)
  245. Support Thumbs up! As mentioned above, travel information is practical knowledge and education. I never learned so much other than during my travels. Benoit Rochon (talk)
  246. Support LightBringer (talk) 13:34, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Support I would support this project, as a tourism lover and as a Tourism student. Maybe local tourist boards want to dump some of their info into this new site and, anyway, W'pedia already hosts a lot of tourist vaulable information. --Schumi4ever (talk) 13:38, 19 July 2012 (UTC) Sorry, changed my mind...Reply[reply]
  247. Support I will support and defend this project because I believe it would be great for the community. It will also, I hope, expand the Wikipedia/Wikimedia project, make it better.Steve92341 (talk) 14:00, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  248. Support Very good idea!Duval (talk) 14:05, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  249. Support If the WT and the WV communities want to merge into a new Wikimedia project, I think we should welcome them. I vote for "Wikivoyage" to name the project, it's more multilingual than using "travel". Surt Fafnir (talk) 14:06, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  250. Support as a major contributor for articles about American places on jawp. Yassie (talk) 14:08, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  251. Support. --פדיחה (talk) 14:37, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  252. Support.-- Cyrax (Comando) 14:47, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  253. Support. בנימין (talk) 15:22, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  254. Support.-- Thumbs up.Sounds like a plan.BrightStarSky,19 July 2012
  255. Support.-- Sounds great! --92.73.192.149 15:38, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  256. Support. Excellent idea!! --Arzino (talk) 15:46, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  257. Support. --Netha Hussain (talk) 16:04, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  258. Support Support Cool idea... long as everyone who are giving support, be future editors :) --ProtoplasmaKid (talk) 16:08, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  259. Support, as long as neutrality is enforced. --NaBUru38 (talk) 16:23, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  260. Support -- Milad A380 (talk) 16:47, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  261. Support. It's a great idea. This site will increase the world's knowledge. Gullit Torres (talk) 17:06, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  262. Support. Bogdanpax (talk) 17:11, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  263. Support A very logical step. Joadl (talk) 17:16, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  264. Support interesting proposition. --Ne0Freedom (talk) 17:39, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  265. SupportDerschueler 17:43, 19 July 2012 (UTC) good idea!Reply[reply]
  266. Support B1mbo (talk) 17:46, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  267. Support it'll be a very useful project.--Àlex (talk) 18:00, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  268. Support Find it a very interesting idea (as a former contributor on WikiTravel besides) --Floflo (talk) 18:04, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  269. Support' WikiTravel should have been assimilated by WMF long time ago. --Piotrus (talk) 18:06, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  270. Support - I peek at Wikitravel occasionally, but it could really use some love; far too often, it's outdated, incomplete, or (if you're looking for accomodation, pubs etc.) biased towards a few businesses that you can't help but feel inserted themselves into the pages. Having a project like this under the WMF umbrella could bring in new contributors (and bring back old ones) and increase the content's quality, thus ultimately benefit everyone who makes use it. -- Schnee (talk) 18:21, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  271. '"Support"'- Would be very helpful and educational. If kept to the standards of the WMF and Wikipedia community, I'm definitely in. -- Edgehead1212 (talk)
  272. Support --Nicor (talk) 18:50, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  273. Support Support! Long overdue IMHO! It fits thematically and would be a strong statement against misguided commercial interests on the back of a volunteer community. --Boris Marinov (talk) 18:55, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  274. --Pelz (talk) 19:08, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  275. Support --Derzno (talk) 19:11, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  276. Support Broaden the community! Bill D (talk) 19:16, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  277. Support Support! the arguments of the opposers let me say yes. A Travel Guide is good for education. The influence of Advertisement is overestimated.--Mdarge (talk) 19:44, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  278. Support --Skizzik (talk) 19:48, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  279. Support --Bin im Garten (talk) 20:20, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  280. Support Very interesting idea!--Алексей Гоманков (talk) 20:47, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  281. Support --Kdkeller (talk) 20:54, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  282. Support -- ترجمان05 (talk) 21:13, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  283. Support Very good idea --Mbs z (talk) 21:18, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  284. Support ToBeFree (talk) 21:26, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  285. Support I was going to oppose this as a duplication of Wikitravel, but if a majority of that project's admins and all its contributors who responded are interested in migration to WMF, that's a very good thing. The project is already developed, and its content can be moved here without substantial licensing issues. Why not? Nyttend (talk) 21:29, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  286. Support - Would by very helpful to have one strong base for all the active editors --Wivoelke (talk) 21:34, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  287. Support - Kpjas (talk) 22:16, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  288. Support --LZ6387 (talk) 22:17, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  289. Support - Intriguing idea, very logical, Wikipedia is filled with pages of villages and townships and places people would never search for on an encyclopedia, such as this town, or this one or this little village, most of these would seem more belonging in a project dedicated solely to the topic. Pluto and Beyond (talk) 00:00, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  290. Support --Generous (talk) 00:37, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  291. Support This will be a massive project, we are in we support it.--Maxwell gauss (talk) 01:47, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Support. I'm a co-founder of Wikitravel, a longtime MediaWiki developer and Wikipedia admin, and I support this proposal. --EvanProdromou (talk) 01:22, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Oops, you seem to have commented twice? --Kim Bruning (talk) 23:13, 16 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  292. Support FrankyLeRoutier (talk) 02:01, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  293. Support Denis Barthel (talk) 02:53, 20 July 2012 (UTC) Co-founder of German Wikitravel, Wikipedian, Wikimedian. Denis Barthel (talk) 02:53, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  294. Support: Why not? --MadriCR (talk) 03:33, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  295. Support: Not only be a support to all users of wikimedia, if not all travel agents who want to contribute their bit this project. It's a great idea. I fully support. --Juancameneses11 (talk) 06:44, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  296. Strong support Strong support: Its a great idea. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 07:12, 20 July 2012 (UTC).Reply[reply]
  297. Support: Good idea --Feuerst (talk) 07:32, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  298. Support --9xl (talk) 07:46, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  299. Support - Good Move ---...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 09:23, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  300. Support - C'est une très belle idée. Mulunda Selenge Bienvenu (talk) 09:29, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  301. Support --BambooBeast (talk) 10:49, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  302. Support -Stauffenberg (talk) 11:12, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  303. Support: Sounds like a great new idea and it goes well with the WMF's other projects. Spread the knowledge, even if it's in a travel guide format. --Rev-san (talk) 11:16, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  304. Support: --Tkarcher (talk) 12:24, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  305. Support': after careful consideration of arguments on the talk page Teemeah (talk) 12:37, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  306. Support Support. 88.176.129.199 12:40, 20 July 2012 (UTC).Reply[reply]
  307. Support': Somebody read my mind! --Sefer (talk) 12:42, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  308. Support Support good idea. Ramesh Ramaiah talk 12:59, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
  309. Support Support Yes, strengthen the Wikimedia super-community. Good prospects for success. --Ettrig (talk) 13:42, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  310. Support Support Have always wished that this community was part of Wikimedia. +1 for new blood :) Seddon (talk) 14:35, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  311. Support Support why not. Lukas²³ (talk) 14:42, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  312. Support Support I am looking for a useful wiki travel guide for long time, Wikivoyage just has Germany and Italin version; Wikitravel is not so active as wikipedia. It looks like a difficult project to integrade Wikivoyage&Wikitravel into wiki Travel Guide, however, there some non-profit(or half)wiki sites have collapsed so as to waste plenty wonderful resources. It's worth starting the project by WMF rather than other wiki communities going to be in a dilemma. We deeply need nature knowledge as well travel guide.----Davisan (Talk留言) 14:57, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  313. Support Support As a long-time bureaucrat/admin/contributor to Wikitravel and Wikitravel Shared, I can only support this idea. Internet Brands haven't been able to take care of the site, and the stalwart users, such as myself, are rapidly loosing interest. The recent MediaWiki upgrade was a welcome action by Internet Brands, but I fear it is a bit late. Actually, I suggested a move like this last year. Riggwelter (talk) 15:12, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  314. Strong Support. Most of the people who will write in such a project are not the same as those who are writing in wikipedia just now. But if they get involved in one of the wikimedia projects it is more likely they will get involved in other wikimedia projects. Additionally they will advertise for wikimedia distribute the understanding what’s going on here. Greetings from Germany Lutz Hartmann. 217.245.252.81 15:16, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  315. Support Support --Katarighe (Talk) 15:29, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  316. Support Support - Фаренгейто (talk) 15:31, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  317. Support Support The fit is quite good - we have wikipedia and wikibooks already, in style this could fit between the two, and this should be a good way to gain contributors for both projects. ChrisHodgesUK (talk) 16:04, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  318. Support Support Shoot, why not, especially if we are capturing all of those volunteers and content. Thats a way to add another part of to the community that will have interest in the movements success, Sadads (talk) 16:08, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  319. Support Support, it's a great opportunity both for WikiTravel/WikiVoyage and for the Wikimedia projects. Cdlt, VIGNERON * discut. 16:11, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  320. Support Support. I have always been reluctant to contribute to WT, because of its commercial purpose. A Wikimedia-supported travel site seems to be a good idea. BrightRaven (talk) 16:18, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  321. Support Support --MichaelK (talk) 16:29, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  322. Support Support because it would be a much more acceptable place for certain kinds of content that people feel iffy about in Wikipedia, like minute trivia about places, information about famous local personalities and all those local businesses. Everybody wins! --wwwwolf (barks/growls) 17:26, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  323. Support Support --PAC2 (talk) 17:37, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  324. Support Support Can be very intressting with combination with Google Project Glass --Richard Reinhardt (talk) 17:42, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  325. Support Support For Poland I can take part. --Pablo000 (talk) 18:10, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  326. Support Support It can be a good reason for others to start editing and make the WMF projects even bigger. I can take part for Bolivia--Jduranboger (talk) 18:22, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  327. Support Support: At first I thought, what, another small startup languishing forever with startup problems? And another tourist wiki competing against the established ones? But no, you mean the biggest of those others have asked to be swallowed alive into our Wikimedia empire. Yummy; at last a good place to put bicycle tour turnsheets that are properly out of place in Wikipedia! Jim.henderson (talk) 18:22, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  328. Support Support: As a long-time Wikipedia contributor and Wikitravel contributor, I support a unified home for freely-available travel content, and I'm wary of the danger of badly executed forks. I've been away from Wikitravel for a while (due to my schedule, not Internet Brands), so I've missed the decline in service. However, I'm persuaded by Wikitravel contributors whom I respect who say that Wikitravel is languishing at InternetBrands. Rather than let the free content wither there, since WMF believes it can provide a good home, let's fork. I expect to put my efforts into the WMF fork rather than the Internet Brands fork. Jdlh (talk) 18:51, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Before casting your vote, you may want to visit Wikitravel and see how the site actually is now. Many "support" votes were cast months ago, prior to the completion of the MW software and hardware upgrade, which dramatically improved performance, look & feel, and features, as well as addressing nearly all reported bugs. There has been for a while now a renewed cooperation between the host (IB) and community, meaning objections on those grounds voiced months ago are quite out of date today. Also, just a short note: Wikitravel.org is the actual site; the WMF site would be the fork. Thanks,--IBobi talk email 19:54, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    IBobi, thanks for your response. However, reading the threads on your WT user page about "Deleting discussions" and "Rogue admin?", I'm afraid I'm losing confidence in your credibility. Jdlh (talk) 09:03, 21 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  329. Support Support --Dr.Haus (talk) 20:03, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  330. Support Support Good Idea جواد (talk) 20:04, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  331. Support Support AlexKazakhov (talk) 20:24, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I thought we already had WikiTravel? I'm confused. I don't see the point in having another project which is basically the same?
  332. Support Support Excellent idea!!! Sajad (talk) 21:09, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  333. Support Support of course! It's a wonderful idea! Support for a 146%! Matty Dean (talk) 21:53, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  334. Support Support I'm Japanese. If it is also created if the Japanese version, I can participate. Even if not, I think what this project is useful. --MIKADO,Sakura (御門桜) (talk) 00:11, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Check out Wikitravel Japanese. In addition there are 20 other languages already represented at the original Wikitravel site.--IBobi talk email 01:25, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  335. support - One of the best ideas ive ever heard TheChampionMan1234 (talk) 03:53, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  336. support 위키여행이 만들어지면 여행지를 위키 형태로 수록해 자유롭게 이용할 수 있다고 봅니다. --아라는 다 알아 (talk) 04:49, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  337. Support Support Very good idea. It will soon become a reality! JuventiniFan (talk) 05:03, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  338. Support Support Also opposed to contributing to WT, due to its commercial nature, but would contribute to a travel project on WMF regularly. Holgs (talk) 05:20, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  339. Support Support A very good idea.--Gauravjuvekar (talk) 06:34, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  340. Support Anubhab91 (talk) 07:55, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  341. Support Support, of course, though I won’t help mainting it, I’m afraid. H. (talk) 10:18, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  342. Support Support I think this could lead to great improvements over the current state of wikitravel. Especially access to wikimedia commons would make a lot of sense. --Gidoca (talk) 10:22, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  343. Support Support Assume good faith --MOTOI Kenkichi (talk) 10:41, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  344. Support: Why not? Riley Huntley (talk) 10:55, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  345. Support Support Great idea! Jacopo Werther (talk) 11:09, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  346. Support Support Very good idea! :) Gálaniitoluodda (talk) 11:27, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  347. Support good opportunities for sharing content, effort and editors. Advertising problems seem no greater than those on wp. JMiall (talk) 11:52, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  348. Support Support Would be much appreciated addition to the existing Wikimedia projects.— MZaplotnik (contribs) 12:42, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  349. Support Support I thought this isn't a good idea because I considered establishment of some technical linkages between Wikimedia and Wikitravel is a better idea and the new travel wiki can cause inefficient fragmentation of information among similar wikis on the web. However, I changed my stance after reading the page Travel Guide. Many members of travel-related wikis want a completely free travel wiki and the existing Wikimedia Projects have huge information related to it. Therefore, the new Wikemedia Project for travel guide should be created. I think the new wiki will be able to make synergy with the GLAM Wikiproject. --Yes0song (talk) 13:27, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  350. Support Berek (talk) 13:47, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  351. Support Support --S.Didam (talk) 13:52, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  352. Support Support Bernhard Wallisch (talk) 16:37, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  353. Support Support --Gribeco (talk) 17:26, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  354. Support Support --DavidL (talk) 17:36, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  355. Support Support Great idea as long as the rules and guidelines are well thought-out. --Wikitiki89 (talk) 18:44, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  356. Support Support--Rataube (talk) 21:47, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  357. Support Support why not? --Guerillero 22:25, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  358. Support Support why not? --İncelemeelemani (talk) 22:40, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  359. Weak support I personally believe that Wiki Travel is less relevant to Wikimedia Foundation's mission than other current projects. There is a significant element of 'entertainment' in travel though one might say it is also about knowledge. However, I sign my name here to support the proposal based on its merit. I am convinced that the proposed project will greatly expand our readers/editors/reputation at a relatively small cost. Our movement can do it and it has a great benefits for all parties involved. --Taweethaも (talk) 22:55, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  360. Support Support Sammy pompon (talk) 23:33, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  361. Support Support --Nkansahrexford (talk) 00:59, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  362. Support -- Dr. LooLets talk about it 01:16, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  363. Support -- Perrak (talk) 01:19, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  364. Support Support -- Ian159 (talk) 03:04, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  365. Support. User:Karthim02 08.42, 22 July 2012(UTC), it is a useful project. I support this.
  366. Support Support ZackMartin (talk) 03:26, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  367. Support Support Hannibal 06:40, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  368. Support Support Zeman (talk) 08:52, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  369. Support Support I think it would be a nice idea. --Homer (talk) 09:53, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  370. Support Support Non-monetized travel content, well-managed with Wikimedia's guidance won't hurt. Romilsworld (talk) 13:11, 22 July 2012 (UTC)RomilReply[reply]
  371. Support Support Bacus15 (talk) 13:17, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  372. Support Support -- ශ්වෙත (talk) 13:29, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  373. Support Support Information in each form deserves its own space in Wikimedia.--Alperen (talk) 13:43, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  374. Support Support It's about to get organized, up-to-date, free information. Definitely a project for Wikimedia. --ElfQrin (talk) 14:41, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  375. Support Support as it's a natural fit. Although more thought needs to be given on the advertising implications. I think that there will be a lot of effort aimed at including hotels, bars and restaurants from local SEOs. This could be a good thing (if rules are set down for this content) but could lead to a lot of wasted time if the Wikipedia non-commercial rules are adhered to. Perhaps this one should be advertising supported to cover mobile development? Also there should be a great deal of encouragement for feedback (eg adding photos, comments, etc). JASpencer (talk) 14:48, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  376. Support Support I am also a contributor at [[4]] /Johan Jönsson (talk) 15:24, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  377. Support Support: Why not? For me it's a good idea. --Antichitera (talk) 16:35, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  378. Support Support: an important step for wikimedia taking over the Internet. -- Taku (talk) 18:32, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  379. Support Support, and I want this will be not only in English, like Wikipedia. --Brateevsky (talk) 19:23, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  380. Support Support אבנר (talk) 19:40, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  381. Support Support Yes - and I expect that both the local languages at the destination and the inhabitants are fully included - the spirit of Wikipedia! --Hellsepp (talk) 19:59, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  382. Support Support I think this is a very good idea and would help to enhance Wikipeda and it's community. TheIrishWarden (talk) 21:17, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  383. Support Support: Why not? --Alma Pater (talk) 21:41, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  384. Support Support: why not?? 93.130.145.132 22:56, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  385. Support DangSunM (talk) 00:47, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  386. Support.Vigorous action (talk) 01:26, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  387. Support Support. Good proposal, workable integration, concerns addressed. Wittylama (talk) 05:14, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  388. Support Support This would be ideal. Wikipedia is often used as a travel guide, but it lacks any opportunity to add essential traveling information (which, admittedly, is not encyclopedic). Wikitravel and Wikivoyage have been created outside the WMF in response to frustration with Wikipedia. Using Wikibooks is not an adequate replacement. Wikibooks does works when a textbook has a limited (say 5-20) number of chapters; reworking any chapter link into the special slash-structure required by Wikibooks is workable then. However, where the subject is handled through thousands of topics rather than book-like chapter headings, it quickly become a major pain. Many projects that have started on wikibooks have failed to gather support because of this and other inconveniences. WMF can add organisational support, long-term perspective, and public relations to such a project. Moving this project to WMF does make a difference. --G.Hagedorn (talk) 06:48, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  389. Support Support Nelson Burgos (talk) 06:57, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  390. Support Support Karan Kamath (Karan Kamath) 7:00, 23 July 2012(UTC)
  391. Support Support Brethrickacey
  392. Support Support Why not... Marcin Łukasz Kiejzik (talk) 11:24, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  393. Weak support Bonne idée, mais à repenser. Good idea, but the project must be thought again, with some strong objective rules, not just this subjective "The text should be fair.". Especially, the aim should not be to forge a promotional tool. Negative as well as non-mainstream opinions should be allowed and protected. Grasyop 18:50, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  394. Weak support On one hand, IB just not doing enough to keep WT editors at bay, and after reading Wikitravel editors abandon Internet Brands, join up with Wikipedia, I sympathized the editors there, but on the other hand, I'm not sure how subjectivity would fit in. Nevertheless, I'd like to see it hosted here rather than dying a slow death or becoming a ghost town. (Hey, isn't that what happened to a lot of wiktionaries and wikisources?) I can also see the prospect of it being translated into more languages, if only it doesn't have to go through Incubator. *sigh*. Bennylin 11:29, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  395. Support SupportGuoyunhebrave (talk) 11:36, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  396. Support Support --2.225.116.57 11:57, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  397. Support Support --Jesusosm (talk) 12:27, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  398. Support Support Why not ? Romuald 2 (talk) 14:14, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  399. Support Support Why a great project like this had to be "evilized" by those advertisements? Kenrick95 14:20, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  400. Support Support Un wikivoyageur--Manu (talk) 14:30, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  401. Support Support We can try. --Nouill (talk) 14:38, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  402. Support Support I will help ALLiGaToR144 (talk) 14:43, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  403. Support Support Regardless of any gripes about Wikipedia's scope, and the difficulty of the port, I think this would create a more than valuable resource. However, I imagine it will take a lot of policing to prevent it filling with adverts from resorts etc. Regardless, a good and ambitious idea. Bennydigital (talk) 12:38, 26 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  404. Support Support A natural scope – esp. avoiding how-to information on place pages, and I’ve lamented the non-free policy of WikiTravel in the past; would be delighted to welcome these projects to Wikimedia. —Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 16:51, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  405. Support Support An interesting suggestion, to different mysteries--GoShow (talk) 17:13, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  406. Be bold ! Trizek here or on wpfr 17:22, 23 July 2012 (UTC) Be bold, without forgetting this Trizek from FR 07:30, 27 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  407. Support Support Love the idea. It would enrich wikipedia and help to focus articles better to the need of the person who is seeking for information --Schlaier (talk) 18:16, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  408. Support Support Tiago Abreu (talk) 18:26, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  409. Weak Support I think this is only viable/advisable if the main push continues to be from the Wikivoyage side. Reade (talk) 18:46, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  410. Support Support, strong support. Wikitravel should be part of the wikimedia project which can only help to build it further and breathe new life into it. It fills in gaps in knowledge which are not encyclopedia appropriate.81.105.63.121 18:53, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  411. Support Support I think that it's a good idea. We will see.--Morphypnos (talk) 18:54, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  412. Support Support I think Wikipedia is already a bit used as a travel guide, a complementary project like this seems to me natural. --Agregateur (talk) 19:13, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  413. Support Support Seems like a lot of people support this and it would be great to crowdsource a travel guide that will be the most accurate of any in the world as Lonely Planet gets updated every few years while we could be updated during people's vacations today and now.Luciferwildcat (talk) 19:28, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  414. --Bobodu63 (talk) 19:38, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  415. Support Support Convincing arguments for, not convincing arguments against, mutually beneficial for contributors in both camps, within the scope of WMF and beneficial for our readers. Arsenikk (talk) 19:42, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  416. Support Support One of the underlying themes of Wikimedia sites is that they're practically useful, or at least intended to be. This simple practicality is a major part of our success and impact and WT can contribute more of that. In terms of basic education and practical usefulness WT already outdoes many of our projects like Wikinews. WT would benefit from moving more in the direction of neutrality and becoming a little more resistant to exploitation by commercial parties, improvement which the greater Wikimedia community could contribute to, since it seems that the WT contributors are also open to evolving... but WT's short-comings in this regard hardly seem serious when compared to some other Wikimedia projects. WT is practical, educational, and has a living community and. I think these are substantial pieces of evidence for likely success and that closer together we can better educate the world than further apart. --Gmaxwell (talk) 20:04, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  417. Support Support getting wikitravel and wikivoyage on board at wikimedia sounds good to me. - Bemoeial (talk) 20:30, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  418. Support Support --Shujenchang (talk) 22:27, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  419. Support Support It seems clear from my quick review of WikiTravel that the danger of censorship exists there, if contributors there flock to a wikimedia project as soon as there is an alternative, then we'll know. If they don't then the wikimedia project will serve as good healthy competition for wikitravel. Bloodzeed (talk) 23:12, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  420. Support Support Because i don't want to see anyone editing Travel Guide related on wikipedia ever again, we must make this clear, we have different project regarding everything that related to travel guide. Ald™ (talk) 04:23, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  421. Support Support - [[5]] ([[6]]) 05:37, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
  422. Support Support -- TrSqr (talk) 06:48, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  423. Support Support -- Alzwded (talk) 07:44, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  424. Support Support -- Some aspects of a "Travel guide/ How to" are impossible to maintain up-to-date by voluntary work, others are already available on Wikimedia/ Commons. --Chris.urs-o (talk) 07:47, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  425. Support Support --Nhasive (talk) 07:59, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  426. Support Support --Tmin10 (talk) 08:28, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  427. Support Support -- Forzaruvo94 (talk) 09:05, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  428. Support Support A community driven page is the perfect shape for a travel guide. Fixing WV & WT is more than necessary, and if WM can genuinely get this running it will provide very good value for the global populace. --Detailtiger (talk) 10:35, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  429. Support Support Andreas Sihono (talk) 11:02, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  430. Support Support Dlaczego nie, mamy turystyke zrobmy cos z tego, wszyscy polacy pomoga!!! --Legion Polone (talk) 11:14, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  431. Support Support --Omondi (talk) 11:45, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]