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From: Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 6:41 PM
Subject: Upcoming press release to celebrate 5 million articles on English
Aligned with discussions at the Wikimedia Conference about coordinating
press releases around the world, I would like to invite you to participate
in the drafting and upcoming publication of a community-written press
release that celebrates English Wikipedia's milestone of 5 million
articles. I particularly extend this invitation to affiliates which are
located in areas where English (in any dialect) is a primary, official, or
Drafting and discussion are happening here:
Please ask your affiliates to participate in a near-simultaneous press
release from interested affiliates and WMF on the day that English
Wikipedia reaches 5 million articles.
Please make sure that your affiliate's contact information is current on
Meta so that it can be included in the press release. Journalists may wish
to speak with representatives of your organization about the press release
and about Wikipedia in general.
This event offers and opportunity to raise public awareness of Wikipedia in
general and our many accomplishments, as well as the many challenges and
opportunities ahead of us to make English Wikipedia in particular be more
accurate, friendly, inclusive, accessible, reputable, and comprehensive.
We would like to do something special in NYC for next year's Wikipedia Day,
to help kick off the year celebrating the 15th anniversary, on January 15
or thereabouts, and would welcome collaboration with North American and
other cities by video link for that day.
for context, last year's Wikipedia Day in NYC-
(especially see lightning talks, etc, which could be spread globally in
Besides NYC, I think WMDC is hosting a Diversity Conference about the same
time that could be a part of this, and Cascadia was also I think
considering an event in Vancouver.