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:
Rome is the capital of Italy. Years ago, the Romans blabla....
North/South/West/East towards Napoli
Information about the spot
- Alternative spot
- 2nd alternative ...
Alternative information: Sleep, Food, Things to do, etc..
Put your personal experiences with Rome here, don't mix them with the objective information!
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!
For going deeper into this topic, visit How to add maps to articles or How to create a navigation box.