It is my belief that the next round of upgrades, i.e.
big Opteron server for $6,000 that we will buy once
contributions reach a high enough level, will give us
around 10x our October 1st capacity. That's substantial,
and we'll take a while to outgrow that. And in the
meantime, we'll be constantly raising money to stay
ahead of the curve.
Sweet! But what should be our headline announcement?
our 300,000th article, but that is based on the article count of only our
MediaWiki Wikipedia versions. It does not count the 20,000+ articles still
under UseMod (we missed the real 300,000 milestone because we simply were not
ready yet). It may just be me, but I think at this point we should just wait
a couple to a few weeks for the more inclusive and exciting-sounding "one
third of a million" milestone. The number of non-English articles should also
outnumber the English ones by then, so we could also announce that.
What do others think? This could be something we allow each Wikipedia version
to decide on its own (en.wikipedia already had a X00,000 press release this
year, so something a bit different would be nice, at least for en.wikipedia).
But that may be confusing for multilingual press and readers given the
different article counts.
But before we decide on anything, could somebody check my math here
? I may have overcounted the UseMod wikis....
-- Daniel Mayer (aka mav)