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sent --Walter 12:52, 14 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

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Year: 2005  Week:46  Number: 0        


An internal news bulletin for the 
members of the Wikimedia community.


=== Technical news ===

The [Search] function now require all given terms to match by default. 
You can use options like;
* stuff AND (foo OR bar)
* stuff "foo bar"

=== Policy ===

-[CheckUser] The policy for CheckUser has gone live this week.
A quote from the policy: "The tool is to be used to fight vandalism or check abuse of sockpuppets,
for example when there is a suspicion of illegal voting. 
It must be used only to prevent damage to one or several of Wikimedia projects."

=== Politics ===

-[Access Denied!] after China blocking Wikipedia, next the Kurdish Wikipedia is now blocked in Iran. 
The other versions are not (yet) blocked.

=== Stats ===

-Erim Zachte has released the new stats, based on the SQL-dumpfiles of Saturday, November 5 2005. 
The do not contain visitors stats.

- [Wiktionary] has 100,000 articles in English. 

=== Other news ===

-[Physical Wiki] Semapedia.org provides a service to create tags to be put on objects
in the real world. With those tags and a cellphone you can request the relevant article.

=== Quote ====

"[Wikipedia is] like a sausage: you might like the taste of it, 
but you don't necessarily want to see how it's made" 
- "Who knows?", The Guardian, Tuesday, October 26, 2004 

=== Editorial comment ===

So, that is it. Number 0. The experiment is over. The feedback about Wikizine was limited but enough. 
I can now confirm that there will be Wikizine next week. I will try to make some publicity about Wikizine.
Now everbody may know about it. The first issue of Wikizine, number -5, is sent to about 40 listmembers. 
We now have about 55 members. What it will be for number 1 I will tell you next week. Bye!

Editor: [[w:nl:gebruiker:Walter]]

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