On Mon 02 Jul 2007, Dimitri Pasquazzo <dimitri(a)justbiit.com> wrote:
First of all, Congratulation to all members of the
openguides project. It
is really a great project and I feel proud to run the Belgium one.
Hi Dimitri! Great to see the birth of a Belgian guide.
As maintener of the Brussels platform, I am wondering
to expand to others
cities such as Li?ge, Brugges, ect.. As Belgium in size looks like New
York... Does anyone feel unconfortable with this ?
Unless you spend a great deal of time in these other cities, it might
be best to start out by concentrating on one area, i.e. Brussels, and
get some good and consistent coverage there. What we've found is that
unless a guide has a dedicated team of contributors, it's very likely
that the guide will just fall into disuse. Are you working on the
project on your own, or do you have other people willing to contribute
Once you're more established, though, expansion of the guide to other
cities might work out well.
But I was wondering witch languages should I focus on.
In Belgium, we have
2 languages but english should be the best compromise for touristics
reasons. But I will agree to keep words in the two nationnal languages
because even the city name are different (Li?ge - Lutich or Mons -
Bergen). Does anyone feel unconfortable with this ?
The Vienna people might have some useful input on this. I think the
plan there was to have content in both German and English, on the same
page, so German speakers and English speakers can both contribute.
(Actually, this gives a way for people to contribute to a guide even
if they know very little about a city, as long as they know both
languages of a guide - making sure that information is translated back
I have no objection to that. I think it's Dom that needs to sort out