Wikivoyage/Lounge

This is the Wikivoyage Lounge on the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki. Here we discuss the Wikivoyage project across all its language versions. For old discussions, see the archive.

Monthly reports from each edition of Wikivoyage can be found on the Summit page.

這裡是維基導遊多語言休息室。我們在這裡能使用不同語言討論在維基導遊計畫中遇到的一些問題。 每個月將會記錄在峰會上。

InvitationEdit

Hi folks!

I'd like to invite you to join Wikimedia Small Projects User Group and share your experiences. Since the de-recognization of Wikivoyage Association, I among other users created this user group in order to improve the less visible projects within the wikisphere, including Wikivoyage.

Although I made two individual invitations, it seemed right to me - and thus revive this lounge - to make a collective invitation. I am also open to questions that may arise. Greetings, --Galahad (sasageyo!)(esvoy) 18:22, 29 January 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for the invitation, Galahad. I tried to join by adding my username, but I didn't see any difference. Not sure what I did wrong. Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:06, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
@Ikan Kekek: fixed, please see Special:Diff/21106342. Sgd. —Hasley 11:48, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, Hasley. I added Commons because I participate there a lot. Not sure whether to add Wikipedia (en), which I edit sporadically. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:00, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
I know this will sound odd, but I'm not sure how to read the discussion of that group. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:03, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
@Ikan Kekek: welcome! We've one discussion right now: [1]. Also, if you want, I'll give you link to the telegram or IRC (please ping me). Greetings, --Galahad (sasageyo!)(esvoy) 01:24, 14 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. I didn't comment on anything on that page because I don't have the technical expertise. I've never used IRC. Will all the discussions for a while be at that link, or if not, how should I find more discussions? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:22, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
That wiki will be our work center and mostly of our discussions should be held there. Telegram or IRC is only for notify about comments or new discussions, but if you don't have both of them I added you to the global delivery list and monthly you can receive updates about the group — a discussion list for the month, as example —. Greetings, Galahad (sasageyo!)(esvoy) 12:58, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
Great, thank you. Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:24, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

Where the Wkipedia's translation tool is?Edit

Hi. How come we cannot use the Translation tool existing in Wikipedia? Is it hidden anywhere? --Dpcossio (talk) 06:58, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

Wikivoyage Mobile AppEdit

I wrote this same article to Wikipedia:Village pump (idea lab) and Wikimedia forum page but I share my ideas one more time to here. Wikivoyage is one of the best projects of Wikimedia. In last days, I'm so concentrated to develop the new opened Turkish Wikivoyage page. And I think, an official mobile app for Wikivoyage is a good idea. It can be perfect for the travelers around the world. The people mostly use their smart phones during traveling. This project will not make much sense if there is no app of WV.UcuncuUlus (talk) 13:44, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

voyagers usually use their smart phones during traveling. certainly, we need a mobile app for wikivoyage. --Zemxer (talk) 11:40, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
In the past, I was in the "but people can get to Wikivoyage through their smartphone's browser", but I now see the value if having a Wikivoyage branded app. Nelson Ricardo (talk) 22:32, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
not sure what your requirements on the app are, but there's already kiwix, and also apps like maps.me and OsmAnd allow browsing WV... Andree.sk (talk) 04:54, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Call for Election VolunteersEdit

Hi everyone,

Would you like to get the right people elected to the Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees?

Voter turnout in prior elections was about 10% globally. We know we can get more voters to help assess and promote the best candidates, but to do that, we need your help.

We are looking for volunteers to serve as Election Volunteers. You can read more about this role here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2021/2021-04-29/Call_for_Board_Elections_Volunteers

Election Volunteers should have a good understanding of their communities. The facilitation team sees Election Volunteers as doing the following:

  • Promote the election in their communities’ channels
  • Organize discussions about the election in their communities
  • Translate messages for their communities

Do you want to be an Election Volunteer for Wikivoyage or any of the Wiki projects, and connect your community with this movement effort? Check out more details about Election Volunteers and add your name next to the community you will support in this table or get in contact with a facilitator. We aim to have at least one Election Volunteer for Wiki Projects in the top 30 for eligible voters. Even better if there are two or more sharing the work.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this role please reach out to me or any of the board governance facilitators.

Best,Zuz (WMF) (talk) 11:59, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

WikiSP Newsletter #1 (2021-06)Edit

02:40, 2 June 2021 (UTC)

Call for Election CandidatesEdit

Dear All,

The 2021 Board of Trustees election is coming soon. Candidates from the community are needed to fill the available seats.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees oversees the Wikimedia Foundation's operations. Community trustees and appointed trustees make up the Board of Trustees. Each trustee serves a three year term. The Wikimedia community has the opportunity to vote for community trustees.

Wikimedia contributors will vote to fill four seats on the Board in 2021. This is an opportunity to improve the representation, diversity, and expertise of the Board as a team.

Who are potential candidates? Are you a potential candidate? Find out more on the apply to be a candidate page.

Best, Zuz (WMF) (talk) 09:25, 11 June 2021 (UTC)