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Wikivoyage:City guide status

This page describes the criteria for determining the article status of City and District articles.

Status Name Description
1 Stub An article with little or no information, or not formatted even close to the manual of style. An otherwise-valid article without an article skeleton template may hold this status briefly; adding an appropriate skeleton promotes the article to "outline". A page which has little or no prospect of becoming an article (or being redirected to an article) would be tagged for speedy {{delete}} or nominated for {{vfd}} if what little information it conveys does not meet Wikivoyage's goals.
2 Outline Has at least the normal introductory paragraph (this can be as short as a single sentence describing where it is located) and a template outline laid out for the article. Some of the sections of the template may have content, but not all of them.
3 Usable Has at least a Get in section and one Eat and Sleep listing each with contact information. At least the most prominent attraction or activity is identified with directions. If the destination lacks a hotel (or restaurant), the article says so and proposes possible alternatives. If possible, listings have geo-coordinates.
4 Guide A brief general overview allows the voyager to understand why this destination is of historic, geographic or cultural interest. The article has different choices for accommodation and eating/drinking (if applicable) and information on multiple attractions and things to do. Listings and layout closely match the manual of style. For huge city articles, all district articles are at least "usable" status. There are clear explanations of multiple ways to get in, clear information on getting around (preferably including a map with point-of-interest markers), and suggestions for where to go next, with one-liner descriptions. Should have a custom page-banner.
5 Star Has a tourist-style map with point-of-interest markers showing how to get around the destination, with major attractions, restaurants, etc. that match the listings in the guide. Layout and listing formats either match the manual of style exactly or are the exception that proves the rule. Any district articles are at least "guide" status. Prose is not only near-perfect grammatically but also tight, effective, and enjoyable. At least one good-quality photo accompanies the article; preferably 2-3 showing famous or important attractions.


Insert the Wiki Markup listed below in order to display a guide's maturity rating:

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{{stub}}
This article is still a stub and needs your attention. It does not have a template. Please plunge forward and help it grow!



{{outlinecity}}
This city travel guide to City guide status is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!
{{usablecity}}
This city travel guide to City guide status is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.
{{guidecity}}
This city travel guide to City guide status has guide status. It has a variety of good, quality information including hotels, restaurants, attractions and travel details. Please contribute and help us make it a star!
{{starcity}}
Cscr-featured.svg This city travel guide to City guide status is a star article. It is a high-quality article complete with maps, photos, and great information. If you know of something that has changed, please plunge forward and help it grow!