The English Wikipedia is approaching its millionth article this week.
A tidy milestone.
We are working on a press release for the event:
If you are interested in helping identify the millionth article,
please leave a note on the talk page.
I don't know where to put this partly-finished text... Three related thoughts:
1) One of the reasons given for speedily deleting Wikimania
proceedings from wikibooks without discussion was that some of the
content was not in English. I do not think that having part of a book
intended for English-speaking readers in a foreign language should be
grounds for deletion.
2) The Farsi wikibook on the english wikibooks is just a set of links
deep into the fa.wikibooks book: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Farsi
Perhaps we just need Farsi training materials in more languages to
help clarify where to put them all? The book isn't /useless/ where it
is now unless would-be authors can't effectively edit it in place.
3) The Farsi Wikipedia just passed 10,000 articles. Congrats :-)
On 2/18/06, GerardM <gerard.meijssen(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> The timing could have been worse; Brion is busy with the integration
> of the namespace manager. It is therefore possible to have pages in
> the fa.wikibooks that are specific for the Dutch language and pages
> specific for the English language. Alternatively we could have a
> namespace for Farsi content in the nl.wikibooks. This would mean
As of 4th February 2006, the board has approved the initial members of
the Chapters Committee. All details can be found here:
The chapters committee's primary function is to assist in the creation
of Wikimedia Chapters throughout the world (see
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters) as well as assist
the existing Chapters in their day to day relationship with the
Wikimedia Foundation. Those goals and duties will be refined with
Please feel free to ask any questions or give advice on the meta talk
page and add to our todo list.
PS. to the translators mailing list. If you could translate this and
send it to your respective language mailing lists, this would be
grand. Thank you.
An open Wikimedia meeting is announced for this Sunday at 21:00 UTC.
Forwarded from foundation-l.
IRC: #wikimedia-meeting on irc.freenode.net
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Angela <beesley(a)gmail.com>
Date: Feb 3, 2006 4:25 AM
Subject: [Foundation-l] Re: Wikimedia Committees: open meeting, February 
To: foundation-l(a)wikimedia.org, internal-l(a)wikimedia.org
The time most favored by those voting was 21:00 UTC Sunday 5th.
Details of the meeting are at
Some suggested topics that need to be covered include:
* scope of work for each committee
* need for subcommittees and procedures to create them
* membership procedures
* roles within committees: chair, member, consultant
* decision-making processes
* ways to deal with confidential information
* interaction and communication between the committees and to the Board
* legal liability of committee and their members
I'm hoping the committee organizers will make the effort to attend,
but anyone else with an interest in Foundation matters is very
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