The three winning pictures selected by the official jury have been
I invite you to check out the results here:
Congratulations to all those who participated !
A side note:
I have been able to get in touch with the first two winners, but
unfortunately not the third :(
The second winner, Dina, has a facebook page:
where quite a few pictures are posted.
If some of those pictures seem to be worth it for Commons, it might be
the right time to ask for more pictures from Dina ;)
If anyone feel like asking her... please do.
Hi, interesting, yes. Wikipedia was lucky that the research was done by academic Wikipedia outsiders , and Americans, who only researched a very limited topic about US - Democratic Party keywords...
I have been noticing for long in religious topics that there are heaps of partisan articles just telling legends in a factual language. Just look at topics concerning Ismailis (Pir_Sadardin), Hindu saints (Sakkiya_Nayanar ), (Bhagat_Puran_Singh), Islamic mystics or a number of catholic saints.
I assume that the same mechanism works also on other topics: wherever there is a tradition of thought, not well known to outsiders or of little interest outside a community, there is less probability of critical reflection ad edits from outside.
Which I would not expect to happen in Britannica to that extent.
On 2 February 2015 at 12:49, Grant McNulty <grant(a)mcnulty.co.za> wrote:
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I came across this article that I thought would be of interest to you:
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Just for notice: finished today the last words from the KIWIX-list for Swahili. Keep it up!
Ingo - kipala from sw
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3. Re: Help to translate Kiwix user interface in African
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