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Month: September 2006

Wikizine – number: 43

Technical news [CommonsDelinker] – one of the most annoying things of Commons is that if you use its content and host your files there that you did not knew of the where deleting the file you are using until it was done and you noticed it. Improvements has been made to solve that. There is a check of the usage of files on the wikis and there is the “CommonsTicker” to inform local wikis about changes to files that are in use on there wiki. Now there is also the “CommonsDelinker”. That is bot to remove the dead links to files deleted on commons. It is a maintenance service, to remove the trash from the hundreds of wikis after a deletion on commons. There is currently an “Requests for permissions” to request to get an exemption from local bot policies to run this bot. Currently there is universal support for it. Wikis who do not want to receive the service the CommonsDelinker can request to be excluded. [Move] – the Japanese, Korean, Malay, and Thai Wikipedias will be moved from the Korean server cluster (yaseo) back to the main servers in Florida (pmtpa) later this week. Request for help [Wikizine] – Currently Wikizine is basically a one person project. This is not a good model to provide weekly a timely and good edition of a consistent...

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Wikizine – number: 42

Technical news [!steward] – it is now more easy to get the attention of a steward if it is urgent. In the IRC-channel #wikimedia-stewards is there now a bot guarding the channel provided by w:nl:user:webboy. If you enter the command !steward it...

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Wikizine – number: 41

Request for help from a programmer [WikipediaToolbar] – For some time there is a FireFox extension to add a toolbar to you browser especially designed for use on Wikipedia and for MediaWiki wikis in general. This toolbar is made by...

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