[Foundation-l] First use/contribution by Canadians of Wikipedia

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 21 07:45:53 UTC 2008

Tim Starling wrote:
> Neil Harris wrote:
>> Tim Starling wrote:
>>> Mike Godwin wrote:
>>>> Dear folks,
>>>> In order to pursue our trademark registration in Canada, we would like  
>>>> to document the earliest uses of Wikipedia by Canadians.  Our Canadian  
>>>> staff members (Sue Gardner and Jay Walsh) believe the  first Canadian  
>>>> uses of Wikipedia date back near the origins of
>>>> Wikipedia itself.  Considering that Wikipedia started in early 2001,   
>>>> this should mean that by early 2002 there was significant Canadian  
>>>> use  of the English-language Wikipedia project.  I assume there was  
>>>> also early use of the French-language Wikipedia project by French  
>>>> Canadians -- that would also help us here.
>>>> Does anyone here have any thoughts about how we might document the  
>>>> (likely) fact that Canadians were engaged with Wikipedia early on?
>>> No doubt our good friend [[User:]] will be happy to help you 
>>> out ;)
>>> -- Tim Starling
>> Tracing of the IP address back to its owner, Cogeco Cable Solutions, 
>> http://www.cogeco.ca/, should suffice to demonstrate that edits from 
>> that IP address were made from Canada.
> Well, that, and the fact that the guy is pretty famous in our corner of 
> the Internet, having gone off to terrorise a series of wikis after he left 
> Wikipedia. He's from Nova Scotia, a fact many Nova Scotians will be aware 
> of, since we blocked most of the province for the best part of a year to 
> get rid of the guy. You can find a plausible-looking biography here:
> http://openpolitics.ca/Craig+Hubley
> And an amusing response to that page here:
> http://dowire.org/wiki/Craig_Hubley
> At least Anthere got the joke without me having to explain it.
> -- Tim Starling

It may be a sign we are aging Tim ;-)

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