[Wikimedia Announcements] Fwd: [Wikimedia Chapters Reports] Chapters report WMSE August 2010

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Fri Sep 3 17:06:04 UTC 2010

FYI, below is the August report for Wikimedia Sverige (Sweden).

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From: Jan Ainali <jan.ainali at wikimedia.se>
Date: 2010/9/1
Subject: [Wikimedia Chapters Reports] Chapters report WMSE August 2010
To: chapters-reports at lists.wikimedia.org

This is the chapters report for Wikimedia Sverige in August 2010.
== Image donation ==
The Swedish Left party, Vänsterpartiet, donated 104 high resolution
images on their candidates for the upcoming election in September. [1]
== Photo hunts ==
=== Skånesafari ===
After our great response on the photo hunt in June, people got
inspired and arranged another one, this time in the Southern part of
Sweden, Skåne. [2] Wikimedia Sverige will cover travel expenses up to
€300. Pictures are being uploaded to this category on Commons. [3]
=== Bergslagssafari (again) ===
Since our last report on this photo hunt another 185 images has been
uploaded, now totaling 462 images. [4] 4 has been promoted to Quality
Images so far. [5]
== Toolserver tools ==
There are two new useful tools on the toolserver. One for getting the
page hits for all articles (on all projects) that has an image from a
specified category on Commons. [6] The other one gives all page hits
for all articles in a specified category on a specified Wikipedia
version. [7] We believe these can be helpful for all chapters that are
working with GLAM organizations. Both thanks to User:Prolineserver, a
WMSE member.
== Board meeting ==
We had one board meeting in August, minutes are available in Swedish.
[8] One important outcome of this meeting was that Axel Pettersson was
elected to replace Johanna Henriksson who stepped down earlier this
summer on personal reasons. Axel is also the new press contact for the
Swedish Wikipedia, appointed by the community.
== In the media ==
A journalist, Adam Svanell, in Sweden's third largest newspaper wrote
an article about how easy it is to fake something on Wikipedia. [9] He
wrote the article about himself and gradually exaggerated it over
time. In his article he says that he is surprised no one corrected it.
Stats.grok.se will tell you it was not such a big surprise nobody
noticed it. [10] Our chair, Lennart Guldbrandsson blogged about the
journalist's methods and the facts that were wrong [11] which
generated more media. [12]
== Numbers ==
Sorani Wikipedia (ckb) passed 2000 articles. Although not an official
language in Sweden, most of the traffic to this Wikipedia comes from
Sweden. [13]
== References ==
* [1] http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Images_from_Vänsterpartiet
* [2] http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WT#Skåne-safari.2C_Fotevikens_museum.2C_28.E2.80.9329_augusti
* [3] http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Sightseeing_in_Sk%C3%A5ne_August_2010
* [4] http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Historical_sightseeing_in_G%C3%A4strikeberg,_June_2010
* [5] http://toolserver.org/~daniel/WikiSense/CategoryIntersect.php?wikifam=commons.wikimedia.org&basecat=Historical+sightseeing+in+G%C3%A4strikeberg,+June+2010&basedeep=1&mode=cs&tagcat=Quality+images&tagdeep=1&go=%D9%85%D8%B3%D8%AD&format=html&userlang=en
* [6] http://toolserver.org/~prolineserver/glamorous/glamorous.php
* [7] http://toolserver.org/~prolineserver/glamorous/glamorous_cats.php
* [8] http://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B6tesprotokoll/Protokoll_2010-08-23
* [9] http://www.svd.se/kulturnoje/nyheter/svd-testade-varldens-storsta-uppslagsverk-se-om-han-avslojades_5064389.svd
* [10] http://stats.grok.se/sv/201004/Adam_Svanell
* [11] http://wikimediasverige.wordpress.com/2010/07/31/wikipedia-testade-sveriges-tredje-storsta-tidning-for-att-se-om-den-klarade-faktagranskningen/
* [12] http://www.journalisten.se/artikel/24075/strid-om-svds-wikipedia-test
* [13] http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/squids/SquidReportPageViewsPerLanguageBreakdown.htm#Sorani
Jan Ainali
Wikimedia Sverige

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