It seems Sj thought the mailing list was called "meta-l" and meant to
send it here. :-)
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From: Samuel Klein <meta.sj(a)gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 2:37 AM
Subject: [Wikimania-l] Arabic Wikipedia day(s) -- barnraising joys and results
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The Library of Alexandria (and Moushira and Abdel Rahman in
particular) helped organize and host an Arabic Wikipedia day
yesterday... if I read correctly, people contributed roughly 685 new
articles in a day, and 4200 this month (increasing the project size by
almost 1% in a day! and 6% this month). I looked at a selection from
today, and nothing seemed scripted, /many/ contributors added new
articles, including a number of anons. And it's good to see that the
obligations imposed by the heavier volume is being taken seriously:
I think Khaled Hosny and EGLUG in Cairo helped put on their own
Wikipedia day(s?) earlier in August. There was certainly discussion
of Arabic-language editing drives at Wikimania in Alexandria, but it's
pretty awesome to see it taking place -- barnraisings are a good
spectator sport (and motivation to practice a new language :-).
Congrats to everyone involved, browsing the results made my night.
(who heard about the event but forgot during the day, and was reminded
by the sitenotice when browsing ar:wp for something quite
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