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Year:2011  Week: 34   Number:124

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=== Foundation ===

[Image filter referendum] - Voting has started and it will last up to  
August 30th. You can discuss it as well. It is about providing the  
reader the opt-in option to hide certain types of images that reader  
does not like to see.
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image_filter_referendum/en
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Image_filter_referendum/en

=== Chapters ===

[Wikimedia Hungary] - Wikimedia Hungary published reports for March  
and April 2011.
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikim%C3%A9dia_Magyarorsz%C3%A1g/March_2011
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikim%C3%A9dia_Magyarorsz%C3%A1g/April_2011

=== Community ===

[Wikimania 2011] - has come and is gone. It was in Israël, city of  
Haifa, this year. Media is available online. Reports about it can be  
found in The Signpost. Next Wikimania, the 2012-edition, will be in  
the United States of America, Washington.
http://www.youtube.com/user/WikimediaIL -- video of Wikimania 2011 on Youtube
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikimania_2011 -- media at Commons
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2012

[Stewards election] - Candidate submission for the second election for  
stewards this year will be open between August 21st and September 7th.  
Voting will be held between September 15th and October 6th.
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Stewards/elections_2011-2

[Mingrelian Wikipedia] - Wikipedia in Mingrelian language has been  
created in July. Mingrelian is a Karvelian (South Caucasian) language  
spoken by 500,000 people in Georgia. There are now 282 Wikipedias but  
not all are active.
http://xmf.wikipedia.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mingrelian_language

[Language committee] - Language committee report for July has been published.
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Language_committee/Reports/2011-07

[Research committee] - Next Research committee meeting will be held on  
September 2nd.
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research_Committee/Meetings/Meeting_2011-09-02

=== Meetups ===

[Manila 14] - August 27, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Manila_14

[RegioWikiCamp Brest (France)] - September 2, 2011
http://wiki.regiowiki.eu/RegioWikiCamp_2011

[Manchester wikimeet] - September 17, 2011
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Manchester

[Berkeley Wikipedia Meetup] - September 17, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Berkeley

(Meetups section is filled from Wikipedia:Meetup page at English  
Wikipedia. Please, add your meetup there and it will be published by  
Wikizine.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup

=== Request for Comments ===

[Stewards] - A proposal has been made to simplfy the rules for  
granting admin and bureaucrat rights by Stewards. This only relevant  
for small wikis that have no (active) bureaucrat.
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Stewards%27_question:_How_to_make_your_Wikimedian_life_easier%3F
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.org.wikimedia.foundation/54567

=== Media ===

[Wikipedia Signpost] - Volume 7, Issue 33 ? 15 August 2011 has been  
published. Stories in this edition: Women and Wikipedia, Chapter  
funding and what skeptics and Latter Day Saints have in common,  
Wikipedia a ?sausage fest?, Chicago Wikipedians (?the people you?ve  
probably plagiarized?), and other silly season stories, WikiProject  
report: The Oregonians and so on.
http://www.wikipediasignpost.com/blog/?p=369

=== Stats ===

[Wikipedia] - Chinese Wikipedia is again in the top 10 Wikipedias by  
page views and it seems that it will stay so in August, as well. For  
the period July 2010 - July 2011 Kazakh Wikipedia raised visits for  
514%.
http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/TablesPageViewsMonthly.htm

[Wikinews] - Page views raised for 16% during the last year, mostly  
thanks to the raise of French, German and Portuguese editions. Persian  
Wikinews raised for almost 6000% during the past year.
http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikinews/EN/TablesPageViewsMonthly.htm

[Wikisource] - The first 13 Wikisource editions by page views have  
increased level of visits for the last year.
http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikisource/EN/TablesPageViewsMonthly.htm

=== Was ist das? ===

"OpenZim" - if you have used the function on the wiki to make a "book"  
you maybe have noticed that besides PDF and ODT as export option there  
is also "OpenZim".

Kiwix is the program you need for that. It is a project to offer a  
offline reader for Wikipedia. The have just released a new  
beta-version, version 0.9. Supported are; GNU/Linux, MacOS and Windows.

Kiwix provides a user experiences that is very close to reading the  
live wiki. You can view a selection of articles you have bundled  
yourself or someone else, like The Signpost (see "book edition").
You can also download the database of a specific language edition of a  
Wikipedia. This gives a very convenient way to have a offline version  
of Wikipedia.
http://www.kiwix.org
PS; do not confuse it with "kwiki" when installing form repository.

=== Did you know ... ===
... you can edit your Galaxy?

When Wikipedia started 10 years ago it was revolutionary; a  
encyclopedia that everybody can edit. How to top that? Edit your own  
galaxy!
http://www.galaxiki.org/

=== Quote ===

"It's a bad idea, and should be strangled at birth."
-- mailing list responds about the idea to include a "like button" to edits

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.org.wikimedia.foundation/54328

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