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Month: August 2007

Year: 2007 Week: 33 Number: 79

Technical news [Single User Login] – also known as SUL – is again a step closer to implementation. For the newer readers; Single User Login is exactly what it sounds like; one login for all WMF wikis. Because many users have accounts on many wikis, at not always with the same username, making a system to support one login and not breaking to existing accounts is complex. This is in the works for several years now. The merge function is now live on the test-wiki in demonstration modus for testing. (demonstration -> testing = does not really work yet). Brion says that beta-testing could start in a couple of weeks. [pywikipediabot] – The “pywikipediabot” framework, which has been hosted at sourceforge for the last almost 4 years, has recently been moved to wikimedia servers. This means that robot users will need to go to a different server to update their version of the robot software. — New mailing list — A message announcing the move [Redirects] –  The now work with URL-encoded page titles (like “#REDIRECT [[foo%20bar]]”). [WP offline] – Building a (fast) Wikipedia offline reader; a user who wanted to have Wikipedia on his hard disk to take along explains how he done it. Request for help [Wikimania 2008] – Suggestions are requested for locations where to organize the next Wikimania in 2008.

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Wikimania: Day 2

Day 2 of Wikimania is over. People who are at Wikimania can go to the Wikimania Party and Film Festival. 6:30-9:50pm (10:00~13:50UTC) Wikimania Awards calls for applicants. The due time for all projects is 23:59 August 4th, 2007 UTC. Here’s two of YT video from Day 2 during morning and afternoon session.     None of announced recordings of the discussions and presentations are still not yet available This post will be changed and updated during the day. Last update: 2007-08-04 09:45UTC (+...

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Wikimania: Day 3

Day 3 of Wikimania is over. That was is folks for the 2007 edition! News from the WikipediaWeekly World Service; Report from the New York times about Wikimanina Wikimania Awards 2007 …and the Winners are …. Chung-Hwa Telecom Share Award (as Golden Prize) Theme: Best photo , Sponsor: Chung-Hwa Telecom , Gift: an Apple iPod and an award cup. by Adamantios UDN Online News Award (as Sliver Prize) Theme: News Sponsor: UDN Online Gift: Chinese-English translation machine and an award cup. by Guillaume Paumier wikiHow Society Award , Theme: Society , Sponsor: wikiHow , Gift: an award cup. , by Allentchang Wikimania Activity Award ; Theme: Wikimania activities Sponsor: Wikimedia Foundation Inc., USA. Gift: an award cup. by Allentchang For more info see This post will be changed and updated during the day. Last update: 2007-08-05 09:27UTC (+ new york...

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Wikimania: Day 1

Note: the system of Skypecasting used to provide an audio-feed of some of the Wikimainia events is reported to work also on MacOS X, besides Windows. Linux still no go. Available content; Audio: report form Wikimania Welcome speeches Photos News reports about Wikimania in the external press Recordings of the presentations and discussions are expected to become available but are them not yet. The events of Day 2 will start at 01:00 UTC , 2007-08-04. Video: At present there is only this short touristic clip of [[w:en:Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall]]   This post will be changed and updated during the day. Last update: 2007-08-03 16:20UTC (+ Recordings are expected to become available...

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Year: 2007 Week: 31 Number: 78 Extra

Wikimania 2007 [Start] – Wikimania will start now very soon. The opening ceremony with a welcome speech by Anthere and Jimbo is at 01:00 UTC upcoming (2007-08-03) [Wikimania online] – At present there is no information available about live streaming of the Wikimania events on the Wikimania-wiki. There are indications that there is the intend to provide some sort of online access to Wikimania by the Wikimania organization. Best hope to find out about it if it will exist is the Wikimania IRC channel #wikimania and the “Schedule”-page on the Wikimania-wiki. [Wikimania Awards] – submissions are open for the Wikimaina Award. Pictures, and only pictures, are welcome. There are 7 awards for 7 categories. The awards are sponsored. For example; there is the “EPSON History Award” for the best picture about “history”. The other topics are; share, mother nature, news, people, society, Wikimania activities.The 7 winners wil get an award cup and a USB stick that includes a Wikipedia local database and a search software. The winners will be announced during the closing ceremony on the 5th of August. Stats [FY Wikipedia] – Fryske wikipedy no oer de 5.000 siden. (The Frisian wikipedia has reached 5.000 articles [LT Wikipedia] – The Lithuanian Wikipedia reached a big milestone – 50,000 articles. The 50000th article was XXXV Europos krepšinio čempionatas – an article about upcomming basketball tournament EuroBasket...

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