Milos Rancic a écrit:
> Even small community, Serbian Wikipedia has potentail for such need.
> However, I don't think that we need to have person with such
> privileges, but I would like to have possibility to ask some steward
> for that, not some busy developer. Also, I suppose that larger
> communities need persons with such privlieges.
Stewards are also very busy ;-)
Jeandré proposed on meta that Wikijunior pursue funding from the Shuttleworth Foundation (http://www.shuttleworthfoundation.org) for a Wikijunior Afrikaans print edition, to complement the English edition funded by the Beck Foundation.
According to the Shuttleworth site:
"We invest in projects which offer unique and innovative, albeit high-risk, solutions to educational challenges in an African society, focussing on the areas of Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship and Maths (STEM) in education and open source software."
This may limit us primarily to our "A World of Innovation" issues, but nevertheless gets our foot in the South African door.
The Foundation actually runs their own wiki to record information about their projects (http://wiki.tsf.org.za/shuttleworthfoundationwiki).
So, who is in charge of applying for grants? I want to work with them to pursue this possibility.
- Nick Moreau/Zanimum
PS Anyone interested in what the Wikibooks sub-project will be named, I'm trying to narrow the name game down by 6 possibilities every week, allowing people a chance to "save" a name before its retired from the running.
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This is a request that has been waiting for an answer now for a month.
Personally I am of the opinion that we should positively answer this
request. Sander Spek is one of the most respected Dutch wikipedians, he
is the one mentoring Frank Schepers. If there is a need for extra surity
for the privacy of the table, we can ask for some acknowledgment that it
will be used only and exclusively for the use of this research.
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I'm a last year student Knowledge Engineering/Computer Science of the
faculty of General
Sciences at the University of Maastricht. The subject of the Master
Thesis I'm working
on is: "Personalization of the WikiWikiWeb". On the Dutch Wikipedia I
have an account with
the nickname frankschepers, but I don't have edited articles yet. My
supervisor is prof.
dr. Jaap van den Herik. My daily advisor will be drs. Sander Spek, who
is a frequent editor
on the Dutch Wikipedia site and who came up with the subject of this
Master thesis. The
thesis will contain a theoretical and a practical part. In the
theoretical part various
methods of personalization will be examined and their applicability on
In the practical part, I will make an extension for the wikimedia
software. This will be
an article recommender system. This system will display for a
Wikipedian, who has a watch
list, some articles that aren't on his watch list, but though are
interesting for him.
If it is possible to create a good working recommender system, this will
improve the quality
of the articles on Wikipedia because more interested users will
read/edit the article.
So I will evaluate if personalization can be applied in an effective
way on Wiki's.
For this research I need a database dump of the watchlist table. This
table cannot be downloaded
from http://download.wikimedia.org/archives/nl/ because of some privacy
issues I suppose.
So my question is, if it is possible to get a database dump of the watch
If you require any further information, feel free to contact me.
Yesterday I was pretty firm about not liking that Erik told this other
site that they could display our logo in a certain way. As it turns
out, I misunderstood what had happened. All he did was point them to a
page on meta. They did overstep what I consider is proper for logo use,
but it was minor and anyhow of course not Erik's fault at all.
Erik, I'm sorry about that.
>I think I can confidently say that Florence's talk was the best received and
>the most relevant to the audience, at the end of the day. She's an excellent
>speaker, by the way.
I can second this. Anthere is amazing. In Holland, Angela and I -- who
had far more experience talking about
Wikipedia, especially having spent the entire previous week giving
delightful (*g*) presentations at the BBC -- did
a fine job, but Anthere really captivated the audience (well, me at
least, but I think others would agree).
Hiya. Well thanks a lot for all the nice comments, Steve report as well.
Well, right, this was not the first time I talked about wikipedia, but the first time in english definitly ;-)
I could meet two finnish editors yesterday, as it was a lighter day.
Incidently, the fi wikipedia just enjoyed a little bit of advertisment in the country, as they reported a story about a famous politician who apparently copied his phd thesis on another person work, possibly 10 years ago. His diploma was not removed, but I assume this is quite bad in terms of image;
An ip recently started removing this information from the article; it was restored; THe ip removed it again.... the page is now protected.
The funny thing is that the ip removing the information was tracked... and ended up giving the address of the ... finnish parliament itself.
The story made up in the journal (apparently a big one as it was the one distributed in the plane and everyone here knows about the story). The finnish wikipedia hence got free advertisment and enjoys new editors :-)
off for the day
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Has anybody registered for the Online Information Conference in London
(November 29th till December 1st) yet? Have a look at the Conference
themes to see why Wikimedia must be presented:
The call for papers deadline in April 29th. I'd like to participate (if
someone pays conference fee and has a place for me to stay in London)
but probably it easier for a native speaker living in London. Or is
Jimbo already invited as Keynote speaker? ;-)
P.S: By the way: Is there a page to collect conference participations
and things like that? In German Wikipedia we have a timetable
I also speak at the 10th International Conference of the International
Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics. My paper has just been
published as preprint: http://eprints.rclis.org/archive/00003610/