September 15 no longer feels so far away... (crossposting to wikipedia-l).
As to other versions of the release : Do you think it is worth
creating a simple, one-paragraph version for the tiny languages, in
which we may not be able to find someone conversant in both that
language and english? Will there be separate HTML and text-only
I copied the en: page to [[m:How to distribute a press release]], and
added a few FAQ at the end. For the meta page, it would be nice to get
information on distributing press releases from people outside the
US... I imagine it is rather different in Japan, for example.
On Wed, 08 Sep 2004 07:22:41 -0700, Michael Snow
The press release is now in its final version. The
text has been frozen
should not be edited any further. If you have started translating the
press release already, please update your translation to reflect the
If the press release has not been translated into your language yet,
please post an announcement on your Wikipedia asking for someone who can
do that. Translation is being coordinated at:
Different languages may add content that would be of local interest to
media in that language. I would recommend that any such additions be
kept brief, so that the overall press release is not too long.
We are still planning for the press release to start going out on
September 15 when we reach one million articles. Thank you to everyone
who has helped so far, and to everyone who will help when it comes time
to distribute the press release as well.