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Wikivoyage:Banner expedition/Banner suggestions

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This is where you can list suggestions for new page banners. Please provide a link to the image file either on Wikicommons or Flickr next to the link of the article name for which the banner is suggested. You can also suggest the position of the crop, bearing in mind that the crop must have a width to height ratio of 7:1, and that the resulting cropped image must be at least 1800 pixels wide.

If you make a banner from one of these suggestions, please leave a link to it after the suggestion, add the Yes Done template and sign. You can write "taken" after the suggestion while you are busy to prevent others from duplicating your work.

Having many more people involved in the process of finding suitable free CC source photos for our page banners (especially people who don't have the skills or facilities to create page banners themselves), that exist on either Flickr or Wikimedia Commons, greatly helps speed up the process of creating all the missing banners.

It is recommended to search for available photos on Wikimedia Commons, the image repository that Wikivoyage uses. You can also look for free CC photos on Flickr or using (make sure that both check marks at the top are marked). For example, in many instances you might increase chances of finding good relevant photos by using the following search queries syntax on both Flickr and Wikimedia Commons - "{Destination name} panorama", or "{Destination name} panoramic", or "{Destination name} skyline", or "{Destination name} downtown".

There is an archive at Wikivoyage:Banner expedition/Banner suggestions/Archive.


It's a good picture, but a wider one would be even better for a page banner. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 22:48, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
I will use the banner anyway as it is definitely not bad. I've done the crop and among the next steps is the addition of the new banner to Wikivoyage. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 16:36, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
  Done: Wikidata, Commons --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 16:39, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Oops, I'm not sure I went through to the source and scrolled down before posting it was done. I've done that now. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 16:41, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Lounges is a slightly ambiguous title, so I looked at the lede and the article is referring to the kinds of lounges where people drink wine, etc. I think a picture of a wine glass, or some fancy covered seats, seem like they may be most appropriate for the banner. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 16:26, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
I think it's talking about airport lounges. commons:Category:Airport lounges is one place to start looking. —Granger (talk · contribs) 10:27, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
I would suggest waiting a few weeks to see how the article develops - premium lounges on ferries, or lounges for first class train travellers might be included. AlasdairW (talk) 18:53, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Boreal forest currently uses a default banner but the first image in it is a map that shows the forest stretching east-west across Canada, Russia, Finland, etc. It looks to me like a cropped version of that map could become a banner image. I don't think this important, since the article is a new travel topic without a lot of content, but worth doing if it is easy. Pashley (talk) 22:45, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
Unfortunately, it is a png file. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 10:19, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
For now, I've added a banner of a forest; it wasn't easy to find a good picture, though I only looked at the Alaskan options. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 12:43, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
From a quick read of the WP articles, it looks like type of mosquito is not the main carrier of malaria. The photo was taken in Wellington which is not a malaria hotspot. AlasdairW (talk) 18:14, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
OK. Do you have any ideas for that picture? --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:24, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
Maybe a mosquito net? —Granger (talk · contribs) 12:33, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
Yes, on the basis it's easy to tell that it is a mosquito net and is therefore related to malaria. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:14, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

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