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done - sent --Walter 10:00, 5 December 2005 (UTC)[reply]

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Year: 2005  Week:49  Number: 3        


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


=== Technical news ===
[Privacy] A new Privacy policy link added in the footer.

=== Request for help ===
[Interwiki links] there are lots of articles in one Wikipedia which have the same name as articles in other Wikipedias, but are not linked by an Inter-Wiki-Link. These articles have been listed for many language combinations by de:Benutzer:SirJective. But not all articles with identical names are about the same subject, so human work is needed to decide whether an Interwiki-Link can be automatically generated by a bot. In order to make this decision easy and comfortable, there is a brilliant tool called Interwiki-Link-Checker written by de:Benutzer:Flacus. 

[Fund drive] Please help translate messages for the next fund drive. The drive will be held from Friday 9 December to the end of the year.

=== Community ===
[User boxes] A box containing information about that user placed on the user page of user. Original used first on commons for something useful; indication the language skills of a user. Now the "user boxes" have mutated. There are now boxes used on some Wiki's to indicate a lot of diverse things like; "I am using FireFox", "This user is a Java programmer", "This user has a quad monitor configuration", "This person does not enjoy userboxes.", "This user is an transseksuel", "This user is a Catholic", etc.

=== Media ===
[Bad Press] A lot negative media coverage about Wikipedia. Including "USA Today", the most read US newspaper. Problem; false information in an article that has not being noticed for months. The subject of the article is not pleased about that.

=== Other news ===
[Planet Wikimedia] map of the location and type of servers that Wikimedia is using.

=== Quote ===

"Wikipedia knows all, and what it doesn't know, you can tell it." - Shaye J.D. Horwitz

Editor: Shizhao, Walter

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