Premiolino (which means "little award") is the ancient and most
important italian journalistic award.
it.wiki wins in the category "New media" for this reason:
"(because) it's a great, open, accessible for everyone, democratic
encyclopedia, always updated in real time (e.g. the article "Giorgio
Napolitano" improved by his staff), very useful for every writer".
The award consists in a parchment and a 5000€ cheque.
When will you people finally acknowledge that there is something terribly
wrong with the deteriorating level of discourse occurring in the Projects?
And this trend is certainly not confined to Wikinews. Take a good, objective
look at some of the dialogue occurring on the English Wikipedia. The
atmosphere is becoming angrier and more hostile by the day.
And, Erik, when I broached this subject in a private email conversation with
you, you never even acknowledged receipt of that email. What would you have
done if we were speaking to each other in person - stare at me in silence?
That, alone, speaks volumes.
From: bawolff <bawolff+wn(a)gmail.com>
Reply-To: bawolff+wn(a)gmail.com, Wikinews mailing list
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 22:34:14 -0700
To: Wikinews mailing list <wikinews-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Subject: [Wikinews-l] Increased incivility at wikinews [en] <warning:
[I happened to stumble upon what appears to be an aftermath of an edit
war, and am quite disgusted by it. The following is basically a rant
about it, as I'm not really sure how best to bring it up]
I've recently noticed a marked increased in incivility between
contributors on Wikinews. I find this really disturbing as it is often
between admins who one would think know better. For example (And I'm
not trying to pick on anyone, these are just some random ones i came
*"But no, you've gotta be an asshole just like always"
*"A small amount of brain activity would lead to the presumption that
someone in my position knows what they're doing"
*"I suggest you get the fuck off your high horse or get the fuck out of
*"they are _MY_ comment sections and _I_ can write what ever the hell _I_
Now, I know I am taking these out of context, but to be blunt I don't
care if the context was responding to poop vandalism - It is
incredibly inappropriate for admins to say these things under any
circumstances. If these were new users making these comments, they
would have been blocked in the neighborhood of 2 weeks to a year,
maybe even indefinitely.
How can we really expect to recruit and retain new contributors, when
this is how the long time contributors are treated?
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I just wanted to share some thoughts. This is not designed to address
any one situation, but to address a problem that is overarching. I
include myself in this address as I am sure I've been guilty as well.
I've recently seen some very respective contributers violate this.
We need to remember that in a volunteer environment that all things
are volunteer. We someone does something "dumb" we should not
suppose that they knew better and respond with name calling, talking
down, and other such things. In all things that we do, and in all
areas; development, editing, press, meta, et cetera. We should be
kind to one another. Just a thought - if someone does something
"dumb" politely explain why such action was wrong, and the correct way
to do it. Remember, that all volunteers do not know better.
Just a sane thought to ponder.
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There was a discussion at the Village Pump on en-wikipedia a year ago about implementing the rather familiar link sharing options that more and more websites have installed in order to increase readership.Typically this would show as:
Save to del.icio.us • Share on Facebook • Digg This! • outside.in:
geotag this story • Discuss on Newsvine • Stumble It! • Sphere: Related
Content • Add to del.icio.us.
- with perhaps some icons.
I haven't been able to locate other discussions with regards to our implementing this feature.
Have there been past discussions about this? Is this not a good idea?
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Alt i ett. Få Yahoo! Mail med adressekartotek, kalender og
1. Wikipedia has a pretended version of it in "Moldovan language" using
the Cyrillic script
2. The state language is Moldovan (identical to Romanian), and it is
written in the Latin alphabet, not Cyrillic
3. we request you to delete the fake "Moldovan version in Cyrillic" from
We have 2,212 people on facebook who signed the petition.
Or at least rename it to mo-cyrillic.wikipedia
First post to list - hello to all.
I am particularly interested in access / digital divide issues
regarding online media and Open Educational Resources, particularly
with regard to technical issues, such as poor bandwidth or mobile
accessibility. I am not sure what discussion there has been on this
list regarding digital divide issues around mediawiki / wikipedia, and
I am sure there are quite a few ideas around how to improve (low
I thought you might be interested in an upcoming mailinglist-based
discussion around digital divide / access issues for OER (on the
mailing list of UNESCO's international Community on Open Educational
Resources), and I would like to invite you all to participate (if
The discussion starts this coming Monday (9th Feb), and to participate
you simply subscribe to the mailing list: https://communities.unesco.org/wws/info/iiep-oer-opencontent
Further details below and on http://oerwiki.iiep-unesco.org . Feel
free to email me if you have any questions.
I hope this is of interest - apologies if this list isn't quite the
All the best,
UNESCO launches new discussion on Open Educational Resources (OER):
access to Open Educational Resources, 9-27 February 2009
The UNESCO Open Educational Resources Community is launching a new
three-week discussion on the subject of access issues. The discussion
will take place from 9 to 27 February 2009 and is open to all.
During the first week the community will focus on identifying - and
attempting to classify - the main problems in accessing OER. The theme
of the second and third weeks will be "tried and tested solutions", as
participants are invited to share their experiences in working around
The discussion will be facilitated by Bjoern Hassler of Cambridge
University’s Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies.
About the community: UNESCO’s international Community on Open
Educational Resources has been active since 2005. It connects over 700
individuals in 105 countries to share information and discuss issues
surrounding the production and use of Open Educational Resources – web-
based materials offered freely and openly for use and reuse in
teaching, learning and research. UNESCO’s work on Open Educational
Resources is generously supported by the William and Flora Hewlett
Participate in the discussion:
• For more information, see the Access2OER page on the UNESCO OER
Community wiki http://oerwiki.iiep-unesco.org/index.php?title=Access2OER
• Subscribe to the mailing list here: https://communities.unesco.org/wws/info/iiep-oer-opencontent