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Year: 2011  Week: 36   Number: 126

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An independent internal news bulletin
for the members of the Wikimedia community

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=== Wikizine ===

[Wikizine] - you may have have noticed changes to Wikizine in the most  
recent editions. This is under the impulse of user Millosh who has  
taken the lead in relaunching Wikizine. We love to hear your ideas and  
feedback about this.
http://report.wikizine.org

[Your reports] - Post your news for the next edition of Wikizine on  
Meta or in our Google form.
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikizine/EN2011-127
http://tinyurl.com/3pjq9yg

=== Technical news ===

[Wikipedia for Android 1.0] - A non-free software called "Wikipedia  
for Android 1.0" has been published. It doesn't look to be affiliated  
with the WMF.
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/download-review/2105274/wikipedia-android

[Engineering report] - Wikimedia engineering report for August 2011 published.
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/09/01/wikimedia-engineering-august-2011-report/

=== Request for help ===

[Tech help] - Tech volunteers needed for Hurricane Irene relief.
http://philippebeaudette.com/crisiscommons-tech-help-needed/

=== Foundation ===

[Report for July] - Wikimedia Foundation published report for July 2011.
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Report,_July_2011

[Editors survey] - Wikimedia Foundation published report for editors  
survey for April 2011.
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/08/29/report-for-editor-survey-april-2011/

=== Chapters ===

[Silver Knowledge Project] - Wikimedia Germany has a project "Projekt  
Silberwissen" or "Silver Knowledge Project", which aims to teach older  
people how to contribute to Wikimedia projects. Between July 1st and  
3rd the first such project was held in the city of Ulm.
http://blog.wikimedia.de/2011/08/29/neues-aus-dem-projekt-silberwissen/
http://tinyurl.com/3r2vt43 (Google translate)

==== Chapters reports ====

[Wikimedia Germany] - Wikimedia Germany published report for July 2011.
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikimedia_Deutschland/April_2011

[Wikimedia Israel] - Wikimedia Israel published report for August 2011.
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikimedia_Israel/August_2011

[Wikimedia Hungary] - Wikimedia Hungary published report for June and  
July 2011.
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikim%E9dia_Magyarorsz%E1g/June_2011
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikim%E9dia_Magyarorsz%E1g/July_2011

[Wikimedia Austria] - Wikimedia Austria published report for August 2011.
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikimedia_%D6sterreich/August_2011

=== Community ===

[Blogs about Wikimedia translators] - Philippe Beaudette suggests  
reading a blog post series about Wikimedia translators by Julie  
McDonough Dolmaya
http://philippebeaudette.com/great-series-of-blog-posts-about-wikimedia-translators/
http://mcdonough-dolmaya.ca/2011/

[Language committee] - Language committee has published the August 2011 report
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Language_committee/Reports/2011-08

=== Events ===

[Stewards election] - Candidate submission will last until September  
7th. Voting will be held between September 15th and October 6th.
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Stewards/elections_2011-2

[Wiki Loves Monuments] - Wiki Loves Monuments takes off.
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.eu/2011/09/01/wiki-loves-monuments-takes-off/

[New Orleans Hackathon] - In a letter to Wikizine editors, Sumana  
Harihareswara informs us about a New Orleans Hackathon, which would  
take place between October 14th and 16th:

"We've now chosen a focus for the New Orleans Wikimedia/MediaWiki  
developers' days!  The theme of this event: "the infrastructure of  
innovation". We're going to improve and discuss the Wikimedia Labs  
projects infrastructure and other stuff that makes it easier for  
anyone to supercharge Wikimedia with awesomeness. We're going to work  
on our gadgets/extensions/tools support, authorization/authentication  
strategy, dev-ops virtualization, and general training and hacking.

It's mostly going to be dev sprints and bugsmashing, with some  
discussion and workshops. The event is open to anyone who wants to  
come and contribute, and is an opportunity to spend time with senior  
MediaWiki developers & ops engineers, write beautiful code, and learn  
about the latest developments."
http://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2011/09/01/0
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/NOLA_Hackathon

=== Meetups ===

[Hong Kong 57] - September 16, 2011
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Hong_Kong/57

[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

=== Media ===

[Wikipedia Signpost] - A new edition of Wikipedia Signpost has been  
published. In this edition you can find stories such as: Effective  
collaboration leads to earlier article promotion, Deleted revisions in  
the English Wikipedia, Wikipedia and open-access repositories, Quality  
of featured articles doesn't always impress readers, and more.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/Archives/2011-08-29

=== In the news ===

[8 minutes] - Wikipedia needed just 8 minutes to cover an earthquake  
in Virginia on August 23rd.
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Wikipedia-aftershock-in-eight-minutes/Article1-738703.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Virginia_earthquake

[Hudong] - The biggest single-language encyclopedia, Chinese Hudong,  
raised 100M RMB (15.6M USD).
http://technode.com/2011/08/27/hudong-china%E2%80%99s-wikipedia-obtains-us15-6-million-third-round/
http://www.hudong.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudong

[Jimmy Wales on China] - Jimmy Wales interviewed by the Huffington  
Post, talks about China.
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/08/29/wikipedias-jimmy-wales-sp_n_941239.html

[User:Hylian Auree and Hurricane Irene] - Daily Dot reports about 17  
year old Wikipedian Hylian Auree, who was the most active editor on  
the Wikipedia article about Hurricane Irene.
http://www.dailydot.com/news/wikipedia-hurricane-irene-teenager/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Hylian_Auree
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Irene_%282011%29

[Selling links or not?] - WMF's Sustaining corporate donors page  
presented in a sensationalistic way: "Wikipedia Selling Links For  
$5000".
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Sustaining_corporate_donors
http://www.boom-online.co.uk/wikipedia-selling-links-for-5000

[Positive Psychology News on Wikipedia] - Positive Psychology News  
author Shannon Polly calls on university professors to assign students  
to work on Wikipedia.
http://positivepsychologynews.com/news/shannon-polly/2011082619017

=== From Wikipedia ===

[Santa Claus Conquers the Martians] - "Santa Claus Conquers the  
Martians" is a 1964 movie considered as one of the worst movies in the  
history of cinematography. This holiday staple was the creation of  
Nicholas Webster. When Martian children get to see Santa Claus only on  
TV, their parents decide to abduct Santa to make them happy. Like many  
others in this category, it has been featured in Mystery Science  
Theater 3000. The film is cited on a 10-worst list in The Book of  
Lists, in The Fifty Worst Films of All Time. It is also known for  
starring a very young Pia Zadora. Cinematic Titanic released a  
production of the movie in November 2008.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus_Conquers_the_Martians
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_considered_the_worst

[Southern barbarian trade period] - Nanban trade or Southern barbarian  
trade period in Japanese history extends from the arrival of the first  
Europeans (Portuguese) to Japan in 1543, to their near-total exclusion  
from the archipelago in 1614, under the promulgation of the "Sakoku"  
Seclusion Edicts.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanban_trade

[Holocene extinction] - The Holocene extinction refers to the  
extinction of species during the present Holocene epoch (since around  
10,000 BC) generally from the impact of humans. The large number of  
extinctions span numerous families of plants and animals including  
mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and arthropods; a sizeable  
fraction of these extinctions are occurring in the rainforests. 875  
extinctions occurring between 1500 and 2009 have been documented by  
the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural  
Resources.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene_extinction

=== Quote ===

"Look horses! ... Not pretty,. Really not pretty."  -- POV of a 2-year  
old girl about the current line of "My Little Pony" as seen in a toy  
shop

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Little_Pony

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