Jun
26
2006

Wikizine – number: 31

Technical news

  • [SpecialPage] again a new one; “[[Special:Uncategorizedimages]] – to translate edit [[MediaWiki:Uncategorizedimages]] and[[MediaWiki:Uncategorizedimages-summary]]
  • [Magic word] {{NUMBEROFADMINS}} and __NOGALLERY__ added.

Request for help

New project proposals

Policy


Politics

Foundation

Media

  • [NYT wave] the effect of the article published last week in the New York Times keeps spreading across the globe. Articles about this none-event have appeared in newspapers in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and India. In Belgium on the Flemish television there was even a small item about this in a general news bulletin.

Stats

Did you know …

… that Delphine is not a fish?

notafish : inv. n. from English “not a fish” .
From Delphine, pronounced Delfin [de], or delfín [es] = dolphin, which, as everybody knows, is not a fish but a mammal
NB : notafish does not take a capital “n”. Never. Ever.


IRC Quote

<i8b4uUnderground> d-_-b
<BonyNoMore> how u make that inverted b?
<BonyNoMore> wait
<BonyNoMore> never mind

<Beeth> Girls are like internet domain names, the ones I like are
already taken.
<honx> well, you can stil get one from a strange country :-P


Editor(s): Walter, Shizhao
Special thanks to: Paginazero

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Jun
26
2006

Wikizine – number: 31 Special edition

Wikizine announcementWith pleasure can Wikizine present to you our new website at Wikizine.org. http://www.wikizine.org You can there find Wikizine in “blog-style”. You can browse easy in the older editions and use the search function find what you…

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Jun
19
2006

Wikizine – number: 30

Technical news [undelete] Uploaded files which are deleted can now be undeleted. Admins can also view the deleted files without actually undeleting them. This works only with newly deleted files. Wikipedia-l Request for help [Tra…

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Jun
13
2006

Wikizine – number: 29

Technical news

  • [X_FORWARD] An old problem : users who have done nothing wrong are blocked
    because the IP they are using is used by others who share the same ISP. This
    has been known as the “bug 550″ problem. In some cases a solution is now
    possible : when the ISP provides an “X-Forwarded-For” [XFF] header. Users of
    those ISPs have their real local IP address included when contacting a
    webserver. The configuration of the wiki can be changed so that the IP address
    provided in the XFF header is used for the identification on the wikis and
    blocks, at least when provided from specific IP addresses. Users from these
    ISPs can then edit even when other users on the same network have been
    blocked.
    http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6161
    http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/XFF_project#Trusted_XFF_list
  • [Hide language] On Meta and some other projects, there are very multilingual
    pages. So multilingual, that it can be annoying to look for content between all
    the different languages. There is now a work-in-progress solution to show only
    specific languages. A Java-script version is live on Meta now.
    http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meta:Language_select
  • [FireFox&GoogleToolbar] A bug has been discovered for people using FireFox and
    the GoogleToolbar and edit MediaWiki. When editing a large page, if one goes to
    another tab -> loads a page there -> goes back to the tab where originally
    editing, text from the edit window will have been cut. After deinstalling
    Google Toolbar, this bug disappears.

Requests for help

New project proposals

Policy

Foundation

Community

  • [en.wikipedia] now has over 1000 articles with “Featured Article” status. Those
    articles should be the best articles of the English Wikipedia.
    http://tinyurl.com/psc9k

Events

  • [Wikimania] Registration opens for Wikimania Hacking Days, which will have
    discussions about the present and future of MediaWiki design, and Wikimedia
    tools and hardware. Requires registration for Wikimania itself.
    http://wm06reg.wikimedia.org/hacker/register
    http://wm06reg.wikimedia.org/
  • [Wikipedia Academy] A “Wikipedia Academy” gathering and conference is to be held
    June 16 and 17 in Göttingen, Germany, supported by Wikimedia Deutschland. The
    program will include workshops and presentations, and a talk by Jimbo.
    http://wikipedia-academy.de/index.php

Media

Stats

Did you know …

… that according to Alexa, the 3 month Traffic Rank
for wikipedia.org: 16
for wikimedia.org: 666 (*)
for wiktionary.org: 3,701
for wikibooks.org: 4,108
for wikiquote.org: 4,316
for wikinews.org: 10,605
for wikisource.org: 11,563
for wikizine.org: not in top 100,000… yet.

and the Avg. Review for wikinews.org is 5 stars?

(*) Wikispecies and Wikimedia Commons are using the wikimedia.org domain and are
included in the rank of wikimedia.org

Mac bashing Quotes

“The memory management on the PowerPC can be used to frighten small
children.”
- Linus Torvalds.

[ robT] Name ONE thing that your windows comp can do that my MAC cant
[ bawss] Right click.


Editor(s): Walter, Sj
Thanks to: Vipuser, Spacebirdy

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Jun
08
2006

Wikizine – number: 28

Technical news

Policy

Politics

Foundation

Community

Stats

  • [EO] The Esperanto Wikipedia has reached 100,000 total pages.
  • [$] In the month May the WMF received 1504 donations for a total of$33,210 by means of PayPal

Did you know …
… that according to Alexa, the Russian Wiktionary is the secondmost-visited Wiktionary, with half as much traffic as the Englishproject?

Quote
Fun will now commence
– Seven Of Nine, “Ashes to Ashes”, stardate 53679.4


Editor(s): Shizhao, Walter

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