Wikimedia Levant arranged to start teaching Wikipedia material as a
chapter in an IT course for first year students in the University of
Jordan. 18k students :)
Pushing 18k students directly to Wikipedia will lead a certain IP
Range blocks by the admins, as they can hardly keep up with vandalism.
Certainly they will not have the time to take care of all these students
mistakes and destruction expected at the beginning.
We rented a server in Germany, to install a copy of mediawiki and have
Arabic, English, Japaneses, Russian and other dumps of Wikipedia. This
will provide a buffer, and safe environment for the students to work,
destroy and learn.
As a start, we are having problems installing Arabic Wikipedia. We
used the latest dump, but for some reason, not all article where
reflected on the site.
example (Jordan Article) is missing :
Plus, almost all pages have errors (could be due to use of Arabic
And, of course the main problem is having different languages. We have
no idea how to add more than languages on the servers :(
The users from Arabic Wikipedia, and Wikimedia Levant community will
help running the servers as Local Admins.
Any help installing the servers is appreciated. Actually we are begging
Thanks for all
Dr. Rami Tarawneh