Short guide for new editors — a short guide for new editors who want to participate in the 2018 edit-a-thon. The guide provides general information about Wikivoyage, how it differs from other travel guides, how readers can use the articles during trips, and provides explanations about adding and editing listings.
The edit-a-thon will take place from February 1 until February 28, in 2018.
To participate you'll need to contribute while being signed in with an account (if you already have an account with any of the Wikimedia Foundation sites like Wikipedia, Wikiquote, etc please use that account).
Listings added should include at the very least a name, address, coordinates and description. Wherever possible, please include practical information to the listings such as hours of operation, prices, website URLs, contact phone. (Examples for articles which have listings with good descriptions: London/City_of_London and Manhattan/Midtown_East)
Participants should refrain from adding entire text segments that are unedited machine translations.
Participants should refrain from infringing copyright, including adding entire text segments which were copied directly from Wikipedia.
Your contribution to new/existing article should be at least 4,000 bytes.
The article should be informative.
Once you have joined please feel free to add this userbox to your userpage.
Anyone who wishes to participate in the edit-a-thon is more than welcome to add their username to the following table (which can be edited here). Please make sure to indicated in the table which articles you are currently working on as part of this edit-a-thon, and which articles you have finished working on as part of this edit-a-thon.
Articles I'm currently working on as part of this edit-a-thon
Articles I worked on, as part of this edit-a-thon, in which my contributions were at least 4,000 bytes
A total of 38 users participated in the edit-a-thon. 16 editors contributed at least 1 article which met the edit-a-thon criteria (new/expanding article for at least 4,000 bytes) and 8 of those 16 editors wrote at least 4 articles that met the criteria.
121 articles were improved by edit-a-thon participants, of which 53 articles met the new/expansion criteria.
Articles from 36 countries were expanded in this drive.