Help:How to create new articles
"Oh, I just found out a really cool new spot in a funky city that has not been added to the hitchwiki yet... I want to do that! But how?"
Anyone maybe feels like this someday, and after a minute he/she maybe thinks about how to begin with a new article.
Well, it's easy: Just start! :)
But to avoid a lot of editing and to make it all a bit nicer, maybe this guideline could be helpful:
- First, use the Search function. Maybe there is also an entry for you city. Attention: Maybe it has a different name in its language (e.g. Köln in German is Cologne in English, etc.)! If not, fantastic! Just click on You can create this page! (Also, clicking on a red link will let you create a new page.
- Write some general information about the city. What's it's name, to which country does it belong, is it boring, fantastic, whatever. Have a look at Berlin, Hannover or Hörstel to get some ideas about that! (Don't write too much, Wikipedia is the right place for the history, geography and such.)
- The hitching information! To have a common layout, most people try to write the articles in a style like this:
'''Rome''' is the capital of [[Italy]]. Years ago, the Romans blabla.... == Hitching Out == === North/South/West/East towards [[Napoli]] === Information about the spot * Alternative spot * 2nd alternative ... == Alternative information: Sleep, Food, Things to do, etc.. == == Personal Experiences == Put your personal experiences with Rome here, don't mix them with the hitching out information!
And this is what it looks like:
Great! That's it! Easy, hum? If you have fun with it, you can also add a map from liftershalte.info and/or edit more pages! Generally, don't panic about style, spelling, layout and things like that, there are a bunch of other hitchhikers looking at all the edits on this wiki, and they will help you whereever they can!