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51. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

That's a good point tway. Eric has written a bunch of really good articles on what kind of thing is expected, style issues etc. at http://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/About:Index/ . They're very well written and pretty clear and I really recommend them for anyone getting into it. There's actually a bit more leniancy in the wiki's than in the forums too, as it's a perfectly normal thing to give contact details for certain businesses (see http://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/About:Writing_about_businesses/ ). This makes sense, if I was reading a guidebook I'd probably be expecting these as well.

Of course this opens some possible issues, but that's where the wiki concept comes in. These things are always going to be tough to keep an eye on but over time I'd expect it to be possible to see on someone's profile how active they have been in the wiki and base decisions around editing on that amongst others.

Like I know we've discussed before when talking about the travel help functionality, a lot of travel helpers that have been doing it for a while end up answering the same questions over and over again or giving the same recommendations over and over again. That's where adding that content into the wiki makes a lot of sense as it should mean less general travel help questions and more in depth personal questions.

But I think we can safely say there will be some challenges and interesting discussions going forward!

tway, the Montreal guide is exactly how I'd expect it to be written; good stuff! The only thing I could see someone falling over is "Montreal ... has the most fashionable and hip population", although I know it to be true

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52. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting Sam I Am

tway, the Montreal guide is exactly how I'd expect it to be written; good stuff! The only thing I could see someone falling over is "Montreal ... has the most fashionable and hip population", although I know it to be true

I can't take credit for that - all I did was the restaurants. Some unwitting soul got to the rest before I did (and filled in a lot, actually).

Thanks for the input, Sam. I'm glad I wasn't talking out of my hat! ;)

53. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

Quoting Sam I Am

tway, the Montreal guide is exactly how I'd expect it to be written; good stuff! The only thing I could see someone falling over is "Montreal ... has the most fashionable and hip population", although I know it to be true

I can't take credit for that - all I did was the restaurants. Some unwitting soul got to the rest before I did (and filled in a lot, actually).

Thanks for the input, Sam. I'm glad I wasn't talking out of my hat! ;)

Haha, I wonder who that could have been then

54. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Sam I Am

Of course this opens some possible issues, but that's where the wiki concept comes in. These things are always going to be tough to keep an eye on but over time I'd expect it to be possible to see on someone's profile how active they have been in the wiki and base decisions around editing on that amongst others.

So, what you are intimating here is that our wiki entries will be listed in our profiles (somewhat) the way our thread entries are shown now? (I don't mean that exact format, but visibly displayed.)

tway, the Montreal guide is exactly how I'd expect it to be written; good stuff! The only thing I could see someone falling over is "Montreal ... has the most fashionable and hip population", although I know it to be true

Only when TP members where flocking there. Rumor has it that Montreal lost some of it's "hipness factor" once we all left town.

55. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting Sam I Am

Of course this opens some possible issues, but that's where the wiki concept comes in. These things are always going to be tough to keep an eye on but over time I'd expect it to be possible to see on someone's profile how active they have been in the wiki and base decisions around editing on that amongst others.

So, what you are intimating here is that our wiki entries will be listed in our profiles (somewhat) the way our thread entries are shown now? (I don't mean that exact format, but visibly displayed.)

Something in some shape or format should show how active members have been in the wiki to give users checking a bit of an idea how reliable that info might be. It's also not a stretch of the mind to assume that member rankings will be quite influenced by how much of your material posted to the wiki is maintained and not removed etc.

56. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Will wiki stuff we added in contribute to rank promotion? Personally, I think it should. Well, it's not that I could go up any further (unless there's Super Moderator ), but those stuff are contribution nonetheless and members should get credited in some way.

57. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

Will wiki stuff we added in contribute to rank promotion?

Yes, absolutely. It's a clear indication of your helpfulness on the site, so definitely warrants a ranking boost. Not quite implemented yet, but don't expect it to be long before it is.

58. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 9y

Quoting Isadora

So, what you are intimating here is that our wiki entries will be listed in our profiles (somewhat) the way our thread entries are shown now? (I don't mean that exact format, but visibly displayed.)

I think it will be more like the list of activity that is shown. Ie,
Activity : photos (307) forum (2640) blog (77) diary (0) trips (15)

Add to that something like: guide contributions (400)

Though that is a little long winded..

59. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

... unless there's Super Moderator ...

Correction. That should be Super Janitor!

60. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Peter

Quoting Isadora

So, what you are intimating here is that our wiki entries will be listed in our profiles (somewhat) the way our thread entries are shown now? (I don't mean that exact format, but visibly displayed.)

I think it will be more like the list of activity that is shown. Ie,
Activity : photos (307) forum (2640) blog (77) diary (0) trips (15)

Add to that something like: guide contributions (400)

Though that is a little long winded..

Cool! And a goal to strive for - 400 contributions! Will that be measured in keystrokes, words or complete entries?

Quoting Hien

... unless there's Super Moderator ...
Correction. That should be Super Janitor!

Good luck with that!!! Let me know if it works!