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Planes:The Transport Journal/Issue 5

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The newsletter for SpottingWorld projects

Issue 5, Monday 21st January 2008 About the Transport Journal

Trains  • Planes  • Trucks  • Ships  • Balloons
The SpottingWorld family

Editor's notes
Welcome to the 5th issue of The Transport Journal.

We really want to try and get more users on both Trains and Planes in a subtle way. I must emphasize the "subtle" as we don't want to end up on any spam blacklist. The best way seems to be to mention it on forums and other wikis in context in a subtle manner. Tim is considering writing a guideline for this.

There seems to be a consensus over at Meta to put Trains on the interwiki map so we can start linking things on TSW to relevant areas of Wikipedia. Please remmeber that the interwiki map is a way of using TSW as a reference for an article and not a means of promotion.

I hope we can all continue our great work to improve TSW and PSW. PSW has alot of work to be done but we now have an active user.

Thanks, Tbo 157 20:09, 20 January 2008 (UTC) (On behalf of Bluegoblin 7)


Message from first issue

Hi and thanks for subscribing to The Transport Journal. The Transport Journal was set up to inform users of SpottingWorld projects of the latest goings on in our projects including new processes, current big discussions, any events and some news as well as the goings on in the real transport world. We hope that this weekly newsletter can get users more involved with the community by informing users of what is going on. This will become more useful as the community grows larger.

Thanks, Tbo 157 12:33, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

All users are welcome to submit content for this newsletter, regardless of whether they are an editing volunteer, at Project:The Transport Journal/Submit.

VOTE FOR FEATURED CONTENT ON THE TSW MAIN PAGE AT swtrain:Main Page/Featured Content/Suggestions

PSW Announcements
Hi. Finally an active user. The terminal is now up and running and any community discussions are welcome. Our new user is currently copying over articles from WP as a base structure for him to work on. He is also busy moving articles to more suitable titles. All are welcome to help.

Current PSW local editor : Tbo 157

TSW Announcements
  • Voting has now opened for the featured article and image on the main page so get voting. Go to swtrain:Main Page/Featured Content/Suggestions.
  • The assessment scheme has continued to be rolled out, and an article must now be B or higher to be a featured article on the main page.
  • There is currently a backlog on US Rail related articles. Please help out.
  • We need users to start working on new portals and workforces as well as maintaining the old ones.

Current TSW local editors : Bluegoblin7 and Dalek X

Current PSW Discussions
  • We're currently looking at setting up some workforces. The current idea is to have one big umbrella workforce and smaller daughter workforces under them. Comments are welcome.
Current TSW Discussions
  • There is currently a discussion at the station cafe on SpottingWorld should be promoted.
Spotting World news and announcements

Other news

  • Found a bug or problem with a Spotting World wiki? Well, a page has been created specially for them! Visit SpottingWorld:Bugs and problems to find out more...
Transport news and events

A whole load of airshows are happening soon including Farnborough 2008, Waddington 2008, RIAT 2008 so make sure you book early if you intend to go.

The Community
  • Keep submitting your messages.

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