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****************************************** __ __ _ _ _ _ / / /\ \ (_) | _(_)___(_)_ __ ___ \ \/ \/ / | |/ / |_ / | '_ \ / _ \ \ /\ /| | <| |/ /| | | | | __/ \/ \/ |_|_|\_\_/___|_|_| |_|\___| .org Year: 2006 Week: 11 Number: 17 ****************************************** An independent internal news bulletin for the members of the Wikimedia community ////////////////////////////////////////// === Technical news === [More anti-spam] On the smaller wikis you need from now on to enter a word displayed as a image (captcha) if you are an anonymous user and you are adding a URL to that page. [Special Page] New option the find the edits done by newbies. use [[Special:Contributions/newbies]] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/newbies === Politics === [zh.wikinews?] It seems that the Chinese Wikinews finally will be created soon. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.org.wikimedia.foundation/6343 === Media === [BBC Radio Wales] interview with Wikipedian David Gerard. Audio link will expire so do not wait if you like to hear it. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.science.linguistics.wikipedia.english/41652 http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/radiowales/shows/mousemat.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/shows/rpms/wales/mousemat.rpm - RealAudio stream === Stats === [BR] The Breton Wikipedia has reached 5,000 articles. Breton is a very small language so 5,000 is a real accomplishment. http://br.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degemer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breton_language [FR] French Wikipedia reaches 250,000 articles. [Alexa] Wikipedia's Alexa rank rises to 19. And Wikipedia keeps raising fast. In the draft version of this edition of Wikizine was written that Wikipedia had the 20th place as the most popular website of the internet. Only 18 places to go and you, dear reader, will not be bored anymore with Alexa-updates. http://www.alexa.com/site/ds/top_sites?ts_mode=global&lang=none === Other news === [Wikiepic] New proposal page posted for Wikiepic. Wikiepic could be like a freeform mythology or fantasy world. The Neverending story. Articles would focus around Characters, Places, Events, ect ect. http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikiepic http://novelas.wikicities.com/wiki/The_Neverending_Wiki [Wikipedia IRL] After showing up in newspapers and other media as a source for more information about something Wikipedia starts now also being used in parliaments as information source. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2006-03-06/Politicians_citing_Wikipedia === Did you know ... === ... that Jimbo is a real globetrotter? http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jimbo_Wales === Computer quotes === To err is human. To really mess things up you need a computer "Adapting old programs to fit new machines usually means adapting new machines to behave like old ones." — Alan J. Perlis. "Q: How many software engineers does it take to change a lightbulb ? A: It can't be done; it's a hardware problem." ////////////////////////////////////////// Number of subscribers: 328 Editor(s): Shizhao, Walter E-mail: ihavenews AT wikizine DOT org ////////////////////////////////////////// Wikizine.org makes no guarantee of validity. Wikizine.org is not a publication of the Wikimedia Foundation. Content is available under the GNU Free Documentation License. Publisher:[[meta:user:Walter]]