The retrospective is to commemorate the fourth Wikipedia Day, as well
as the history of the project; so memories from Wikipedia days past,
or from other anniversaries, are also welcome. Newbies, your memories
count too; just not in the section marked "only old-timers can
On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 18:15:26 +0100, Anthere <anthere9(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
We would like to make a retrospective on the most
special events of
these past 4 years on Wikipedia, with a special interest for the first 2
For doing so, we need oldbies :-)
We would like 10 oldbies (at least 3 years on wikipedia) and ask them to
cite between 1 to 10 special moments or special persons which they think
either impacted a lot the direction of the project, or of the community.
Fun moments, sad moments, critical moments, controversial moments,
special persons, special citations, still used 3 years later.... OR just
events which were strange and reflected a certain spirit at some point,
a spirit perhaps lost now ? Just make us remember...
I invite anyone who have been more than 3 years on the project to
reflect on his past, and help us to remember. The Quarto team will also
try to contact some people, which do not necessarily answer
spontaneously :-) If you think someone needs to be contacted, please ...
euh... be a denonciator.
A couple of examples I can think of myself (Anthere, which will consider
herself an oldbie)
* the letter of resignation of Larry Sanger
* the goatse on the english wikipedia
* the fork of the spanish project
* some citations by The Cunctator
* the major server break in december 2003
* Lir playing chess on her talk page
* the polish cities dispute
* Papot'ages on the french wikipedia
Of course, we will all have different special moments to cite :-) This
is what could make it real fun.
Each point reported could be either
* a link, which could be self-sustainable or be accompanied with
one sentence explanation (example : link to Larry Resignation on the
mailing list. Example : a link to an old version of the project)
* an image, with a legend or no legend at all (example : the first
wikipedia logo. Example : a screen shot of Lir chess game)
* a short story (Example : a summary of the spanish fork). This
could be proposed by the oldbie himself
* A citation
Please, make it short, make it patchwork, and make it non politically
correct if you wish :-) (but stay civil).
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