Hitchwiki:Collaboration of the year

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We all love hitchhiking. And to make our favorite road-activity more useful, efficient and simple, we use hitchwiki to share our knowledge on good hitchhiking spots, country specific information and for lovely projects all around the thumb. During the past four years hitchwiki grew furiously towards one of the main ressources on the world wide web for hitchhikers. Lots of inspiring information has been gathered.

With the collaboration of the month, we want to push this growth one step further. To get the community behind hitchwiki a bit closer together, we want contributors to work together on a range of articles for a month, collecting knowledge on a specific event, country or city. While anyone can edit any article at any time, this provides a way to highlight specific articles allowing many contributors to help improve them together.

If you're new to hitchwiki and editing wiki's in general, it' can be a good start to begin with the Help articles.

How To

Below a todo-list will be created each month on the topic chosen by the community. It is up for all contributors to pick out some points and start editing the relevant articles. Everyone can add comments to the todo-list if he/she thinks information is missing on specific topics. It's also possible to suggest themes for the upcoming month.

Current collaboration of the month

The collaboration of the month June is: Portugal

40px-Stock post message.png To-do list for Talk:Portugal:

Here are some tasks you can do:
  • Requests: Add ten biggest cities of Portugal to the hitchwiki; Create articles for states/regions in Portugal
  • Wikify: All articles in 3rd person/wikified
  • Update: Update information about hitchhiking spots on existing articles
  • Infobox: Add infoboxes to Portuguese city articles; Create Infobox for Portuguese cities


  • We also started an UpdateFest article on the hitchhiking group on couchsurfing for people to gather information. Feel free to add information from there into hitchwiki!
progress so far:
* created box with biggest portuguese cities (Template:Cities Portugal) 
* hitchhiking info on truck routes in portugal (Portugal) 
* hitching north from porto (Porto)
* ...

Wishlist

  • your suggestion for the next month
  • Spain guaka 16:14, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Ideas & Suggestions

your ideas and suggestions on the whole collaboration thing

I think it's a great idea! Useful ways to move this forward:

  • A template on the front page
  • A template for people who participate

guaka 16:14, 12 June 2010 (UTC)