As a smaller community, English Wikinews generally struggles to meet
minimum voter participation requirements, sensibly, imposed by the WMF.
One of our other CheckUsers has recently retired due to other
commitments, leading to Tom Morris suggesting he add 'Deerstalker and
Digital Magnifying-Glass' to his admin Mop 'n' Bucket.
I'm not canvassing on Tom's behalf, but would appreciate if those who
know him would take the time to review the request. Suffrage for
voting on CheckUser rights, due to the nature of the task, is based on
activity across all WMF projects.
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Scholarship applications for Wikimania 2014 in London are now being
accepted. Applications are open until the end of the day UTC on 17 February.
Wikimania 2014 scholarships is an award given to an individual to enable
them to attend Wikimania in London from 6-10 August, 2014.
Only a single type of scholarship will be available from the Wikimedia
Foundation for Wikimania 2014. A Wikimedia Foundation scholarship will
cover the cost of an individual's round-trip travel costs as arranged by
the Wikimedia Foundation travel agency, shared accommodation as arranged
by the Wikimedia Foundation, and registration for Wikimania.
Applicants will be rated using a pre-determined selection process and
selection criteria by the Scholarship Committee, who will determine
which are successful. To learn more about Wikimania 2014 scholarships,
please visit <https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships>.
To apply for a scholarship, fill out the application form on
<http://scholarships.wikimedia.org/apply>. It is highly recommended that
applicants review all of the material on the Scholarships page and the
associated FAQ before submitting an application.
If you have any question, please contact
<wikimania-scholarships(a)wikimedia.org> or leave a message on
Chair, Scholarship Committee
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Experience is a good school but the fees are high.
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