LSS/wikipedia-l-archives/2006 11 26-12 16
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This issue covers (roughly) 2006 Nov 26-Dec 16
- Andrew Engels gave a link to a list he updated on articles that have several interwiki links but are missing a few languages.
- The Cunctator noted that in a panel discussion in New York City, Daniel Mayer was (incorrectly) listed as being a co-founder of Wikipedia.
- Michael Snow noted that the Russian Wikipedia had a notice on their Front Page that they had received a UNESCO-related national award for education and science.
- Tim Starling noted that new static HTML dumps of Wikipedia were available.
- Andre Engels reported that according to a recent study, Wikipedia is the tenth most popular website in the Netherlands.
- Danutz asserted that Yann had made abusive edits on the moldovan Wikipedia. GerardM spoke in support of the edits, noting that the language subcommittee would benefit from normalisation. Discussion followed on language issues and some of the efforts of that committee.
- Magnus Manske noted that Lawrence Lessig has released the second edition of his book, "Code", and that it was publicly available.