Goings-on/March 2004

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Goings-on in March 2004

Administration:

  1. Developer status clarification - Finally, thanks to Tim, great clarification of the different types of developer access level, and who may do what. Update of developer names.
  2. Stewardship - Elections for granting more folks developer access are continuing on meta.
  3. Board of Trustees : Jimbo announces the upcoming election for the Wikimedia Board of Trustees. Danny and Imran volunteer to be the election administrators.

Mailing lists:

  1. Mailing list merge - Proposed merger for Intlwiki-l and Wikipedia-l mailing lists at meta. The vote at Mailing list merge is closed; the merge has been implemented, and Intlwiki-l discontinued.

Software updates: Edit summary prefill poll - The poll was closed after three days, and the winning option is: Add it in, no user preference.

Featured content

de: Zheng He, Kondom, Sextant
en: Superman, Jet engine, Pearl Harbor
fr: Martin Luther, Science, Cinéma
zh: 日食 - 工作流管理系统 - 仙女短鯛 - 北大西洋公约组织 - 科举
Books: German I,II,III
Source: War of the Worlds
Quote: Einstein, Russian proverbs

Wikimedia in the Media

Articles/interviews about WM:

Uses of WM content:


Poll: What do you want here?
  - a pretty picture (say...to support Bomims)
  - interviews/press reports
  - live|static stats

On the mailing lists this week

complete list

misc, technical (does anyone have the legal list?)

Checked in code

Bugfixes will typically go live immediately, while larger changes will go live with the next update.

  • History links, diff links for (top) edits in contributions list
  • Printable versions implemented through CSS
  • Section edit links in diff view to current version
  • Make ~~~~~ (five tildes) insert just date/time, without [[User:username]]
  • French Wikipedia switched to UTF-8. Resulting problems still not entirely solved.
  • Automatically generated meta keywords for search engines

Archived goings-on

Archives will be generated once a month (for now).

Other goings-on

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