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Ready and sent --Walter 15:27, 12 December 2005 (UTC)
*************************************** __ __ _ _ _ _ / / /\ \ (_) | _(_)___(_)_ __ ___ \ \/ \/ / | |/ / |_ / | '_ \ / _ \ \ /\ /| | <| |/ /| | | | | __/ \/ \/ |_|_|\_\_/___|_|_| |_|\___| Year: 2005 Week:50 Number: 4 *************************************** An internal news bulletin for the members of the Wikimedia community. /////////////////////////////////////// === Technical news === [Kate's Tool] to check the number of edits of a user is down. But there is a backup option; http://faleg.org/cgi-bin/wannabe_kate [Gollum] A special browser for Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gollum_browser === Request for help === [Fund drive] the next will start on 16 December. See of the translation in your language is ready. http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fund_drives/2005/Q4_planning/Translations Many use the service of PayPal to donate to Wikimedia. PayPal is a very expensive way of payment, specially for small amounts. If you give 1 euro to Wikimedia then 39% of it gets lost to PayPal. Of that 1 euro Wikimedia gets only 0,61 euro. So if you use PayPal your are also donation to PayPal. If you live inside the European Union then you can donate to the Wikimedia Foundation by bank transfer for the same price as a national bank transfer. This is in most cases free of charge. If you give 1 euro by this way Wikimedia will get 1 euro. Make sure this option of payment is clearly given on your local donation page. IBAN BE43-0689-9999-9501 BIC (swift code) GKCCBEBB Dexia bank - Pachecolaan 44 - 1000 Brussel [Portal] the portal of Wikimedia.org can now also being edited like the other portals. It is now still very ugly. http://www.wikimedia.org/ http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Www.wikimedia.org_template === Media === [Seigenthaler] Author apologizes for fake Wikipedia biography http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2005-12-11-wikipedia-apology_x.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2005-12-05/Seigenthaler http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20051209 [Jimbo on CNN] with an interview about the Seigenthaler case and Seigenthaler himself. Also a transcript of the interview. http://www.cnn.com/video/player/player.html?url=/video/tech/2005/12/05/phillips.wikipedia.interview.cnn http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:WikiFanatic/Wales_interview_transcript [Premio WWW] The Italian Wikipedia has been nominated for the "Premio WWW" (Price WWW) organized by Il sole 24 ore (most important financial newspaper in Italy), in the category "Education and work". The awards ceremony will be held in Milan on December 14th. . http://premiowww.ilsole24ore.com/premiowww/classifiche/classCat09.shtml?sez=1 === Policy === [Only for EN] Article creation restricted to logged-in editors. This results in a increase of new accounts. This also for the English Wikipedia and a period of 3 months to test it. There are absolutly no plans to force this also to the other Wikipedias says Jimbo. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2005-12-05/Page_creation_restrictions http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Account_creations_on_the_English_Wikipedia.png === Foundation === [Local Press] request for creating a page on your local wiki whit press-contact info of local members. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.science.linguistics.wikipedia.misc/25910 === Stats === [Alexa] The Alexa ranking for the English Wikipedia 29 on 11 December, putting us in the psychologically important top 30 of the most visited websites of the internet for the first time http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?q=&url=http://www.wikipedia.org === Other news === [©] Large-scale copyright infringement found on German Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2005-12-05/DDR_copyright [DVD&Book] German publisher is selling third edition of DVD with wikipedia content http://tinyurl.com/e3ppa [Law] Wikipedia has now its own website where people can complain about Wikipedia. http://www.wikipediaclassaction.org/ === Quote === "We make the internet not suck". --Jimmy D. Wales on C-Span /////////////////////////////////////// Editor: [[w:nl:gebruiker:Walter]] /////////////////////////////////////// Disclaimer: this message is not an official publication of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikizine makes no guarantee of validity.