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  • [Stewards election] – Candidate submission will last until September 7th. Voting will be held between September 15th and October 6th.
  • [Wiki Loves Monuments] – 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.”


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


  • [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.

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  • [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.
  • [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.
  • [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.


“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

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