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I just read on commons-l, that the upload size limit got boosted from
20mb to 100mb. This is good news for us, as whenever we do video
reporting, we've always had to use extreme compression/low resolution,
or split it up into multiple clips. Now we should not need to do that
I'm forwarding this to the mailing list and hoping attachments aren't
stripped. Assuming they aren't, this is the template for English Wikinews'
Firstly, I'd like as many en.wn people as possible able to create a Print
Ed. in case Craig has problems with it again. Second, I'm wondering if there
is any interest in other language editions translating the template and
running their own print edition.
>From my own experience, this is the most effective advertising/handout for
meetups and conferences. I printed numerous copies at Wikimania this year
and all got taken away.
Use of the template requires OpenOffice, I managed quite happily to open it
with version 2 (latest British English version) but version 3 of OO is out
and it should happily work with that too.
Filling it in should be fairly simple and obvious, just lots of cut and
paste; just look at one of the existing versions on Commons to see what it
should look like. For anyone setting up non-English version you may wish to
strip out sections if your language's Wikipedia doesn't have current events,
or there is no Quote Of The Day to use.
If the attachment is stripped, please email me directly for a copy. The file
is 264 KB so there should be no problems mailing it around.
From: Craig Spurrier [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 20 November 2008 02:01
To: Brian McNeil
Subject: Re: Print edition
We actually did have a print edition for today. I finally got some time
to do one :). I expect to be able to continue to keep them up to date
I have attached the template for if you ever ant to do one. For the most
part it is just lots of copying and pasting. You use yesterdays news and
todays stuff for everything else.
Brian McNeil wrote:
> We really could have done with a print edition today as cary and one
> of the other contributors are attending a Creative Commons meetup and
> giving a presentation.
> Since you've been unable to maintain it since sometime in October,
> could you please send me the template and some brief instructions? I
> can install OpenOffice and as I'm on every day do it in the mornings.
> Brian McNeil
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Hi all, I've set up a facebook page for Wikinews... if you're on
Facebook, show your support by becoming a fan! I've also invited some
of you to become admins to help out in promoting Wikinews.
The page is at <http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wikinews/48245858048>
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The above link is to a section on the English-language Wikinews soliciting
designs for a promotional poster for the project. However, I see no reason
why this should be restricted to English speakers. A design where the text
can be substituted out would be most welcome - heck! Even a blank design
ready to have text added would be good.
As mentioned at the above link, the Foundation will cover costs on this.
That was one of the points covered at Wikimania - there is money to help
non-WP projects promote themselves. A2 or A1 printing is expensive, so
getting the cash up-front or reimbursed should take a load off people's
minds about this.
At the moment I'm waiting for the lightning-bolt of inspiration to put up a
first design. I'd be delighted if someone beats me to it, but there are a
few points to note.
First and foremost, is making your design something other people can adapt
and work on; the two packages most likely to end up used are Gimp and
Photoshop. I've been told Gimp can open most Photoshop files, but not
vice-versa - so be prepared to look for alternative ways to save your work
in case someone says, "I like this and want to try some changes".
Don't rasterise or merge down! These are the terms from Photoshop, probably
similar in Gimp, but it basically is that you don't turn text into a graphic
that can't be scaled up
If you're using graphics from somewhere like commons try to pick ones that
will scale to A2 or A1 without becoming pixellated. I think we're in the
clear with the Wikinews logo - which is a brilliant piece of work - but
other images may be problematic.
Upload A3 or A4 examples of your work.
If - like me - you're none to hot on the graphics front then there's still
the text part of the poster to work on. With something that's going to be A2
or A1 you've enough space to comfortably fit a couple of short paragraphs
pitching the project. Can you think of a good recruitment pitch to fit in