a while ago I asked the folks from the Semantic MediaWiki project to
look into how they feel the SMW extension could be put to use on
Wikinews. This could be part of a larger strategy to examine whether
SMW could/should be deployed within the Wikimedia project family.
for their report. If you are unfamiliar with Semantic MediaWiki, please see
for a description of the software. Your comments about this idea would
be welcome; questions about the software are probably best left on the
talk page of the Wikinews page above, or sent directly to the
Peace & Love,
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Look at the ® on this one (direct quote from http://wikinews.eu/ [flash]):
> Wikinews (r) Communication Channel Europe
> A Service for Members of the
> Encyclopedia Wikimania (r)
> Come and get it
Note wikinews is actually a trademark of the wikimedia foundation
acording to http://mail.wikipedia.org/pipermail/wikinews-l/2006-August/000514.html
Caution: The mass of this product contains the energy equivalent of 85
million tons of TNT per net ounce of weight.
I saw this on the water cooler (Wikinews Village pump equivelent) and
thought it might be a good idea to post to lists.
Are you interested in red carpet photography, or reporting on the Academy
> Awards? I'm trying to get one reporter for Wikinews, and one photographer
> for Wikimedia Commons/Wikinews/Wikipedia into the whole red carpet/backstage
> stuff. Press credentials for the Oscars are being released '''now''', so we
> need to act fast.
> I'm looking for someone that is clearly reliable, if not skilled with the
> camera. Being an entertainment buff with a good memory for famous faces is a
> big plus (so you don't miss stars, and shoot photos of random people), and
> living in or around California, particularly in or around Los Angeles are
> also big pluses. The photographer is my main concern, the reporter is less
> Post your reply info and a sample <nowiki><gallery></nowiki> of four
> photos, at least one has to be of a human, and at least one has to have been
> taken in natural light, and at least one photo has to have been taken in
> artificial light. Submit your interest or questions to
> This message is being cross-posted to Commons, Wikinews, Wikipedia. --
> [[User:Zanimum|Zanimum]] 20:33, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
Forwarded to mail lists by user:Bawolff
now all active members of Wikimedia projects are invited to vote in
the 2006 Election to the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia
Foundation. After one week from the beginning, we have over 1,000
votes. Thank you for your interest!
On most projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, it is advertised at the
top of website. On some projects, it hasn't yet. According my
presumption 8-10% projects hasn't recognized now they are invited to
give voices (see below).
Hence, local sysops are highly expected to ensure their wiki to be
informed this Election, and if not yet, please modify
[[MediaWiki:Sitenotice]] and put a brief notice about it. If you are
not a sysop but visit such a project frequently, please let the local
sysops know about that.
You may want to render meta version or other projects'.
Here are some examples you can reuse:
I found by chance some projects not informed yet, and checked some
- 25 largest Wikipedias +1 I visited by chance; 3 Wikipedias lacked information
- 5 large Wiktionaries; all had sitenotice
- 3 relatively large Wikinews; all had sitenotice
3/31 = 10% projects had no news about Election; I feel unease with
this result. One of the reasons would be that they optimized the
sitenotice for other purposes. In some projects, it was just only the
former news (like Wikimania scholarship) remained. Anyway, there would
be terra incognita from several reasons, which all of us are invited
to develop to assure the integrity of our global community.
Wikimedia Election Committee, 2006
* vox pubuli, vox dei *
Neutralizer on Wikinews has been banned from editing Wikinews. A proposed policy/parole statement has been formed as to whether or not he should be unbannded, and if so, what the consequences are if he violates the conditions of the parole.
The "parole" can be found here: http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikinews:Admin_action_alerts#I.27m_willing_to_u…
The topic has been "flagged" for the community's attention. Please discuss the conditions of this parole and decision to unban or keep banned at the link above.
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On 1-Sep-06, at 12:26 AM, Vitalina Melnychenko wrote:
> Hello Amgine!
> Polish, German, English and Spanish RSS feeds are already on
> RedTram pages (the links to Wikinews can now be found on RedTram
> different lingual versions:
> Moreover I’d like to inform you that our system has a unique
> technology that finds the most interesting news from the news
> stream out. The most readable news or articles can be placed in our
> news tickers (blocks of news titles, short descriptions and
> minimized photos). I would also like to inform you that the
> announcements of your news can be placed not only on our site but
> also in our news blocks on sites of our partners. We have created a
> whole network of more than 1000 partner sites and this number is
> constantly increasing now. Is it possible for us to broadcast your
> site news via our news tickers on our partners’ sites?
> Best regards,
> Vitalina Melnychenko
> RedTram Project English Version Coordinator
> E-mail: vitalina(a)redtram.com
> MSN: vitalinamel(a)hotmail.com
> Skype: vitalina_redtram
> Phone: +38 044 4516778
> URL: http://redtram.com/
This is great news! I am working to find a method of feeding the
French, Italian, and other Wikinews languages per your previous e-mail.
Wikinews articles are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution
license <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons_License>. This
license allows you to broadcast our news, but requires an attribution