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  • [WikiLoves Monuments] - Have a date with a monument and send the proof to Commons! And, you never know, you may win one of many nice prizes.
    WikiLoves Monuments is project in 18 European countries to get quality pictures of important items of cultural heritage. It is organized by national groups, with the exception of the program representing the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg – which is one project that crosses state lines and includes several languages.                                                                                                           The project takes the form of an image contest. The user needs to upload their pictures to Commons in September. A national jury, depending on the country where the monument is located, will judge and proclaim the winners and award prizes. But the best prize is to get freely licensed pictures of our heritage out there.

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(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

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  • [Wikipedia Signpost] – Volume 7, Issue 34 – 22 August 2011 has been published. Stories in this edition: Journalist regrets not checking citation, PR firms issue advice on how to “survive” Wikipedia (but U.S. Congressman caught red-handed), Girl Geeks edit while they dine, JJ Harrison on avian photography, After eleven moves, name for islands now under arbitration.

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  • [Khat] – Khat is a flowering plant native to tropical East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. It contains the alkaloid called cathinone, an amphetamine-like stimulant which is said to cause excitement, loss of appetite, and euphoria. Khat is so popular in Yemen that its cultivation consumes much of the country’s agricultural resources. It is estimated that 40% of the country’s water supply goes towards irrigating it, with production increasing by about 10% to 15% every year.
  • [Kingdom Tower] – Kingdom Tower is a supertall skyscraper approved for construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Its preliminary cost is 1.23 billion USD and it will be tall at least 1,000 meters, becoming the tallest building in the world.
  • [Louie Louie] – In February, 1964, an outraged parent wrote to Robert Kennedy, then the Attorney General of the United States, alleging that the lyrics of “Louie Louie” were obscene. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the complaint. In June 1965, the FBI laboratory obtained a copy of the Kingsmen recording and, after two years of investigation, concluded that the recording could not be interpreted, that it was “unintelligible at any speed” […]

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Aug
19
2011

Year:2011 Week: 34 Number:124

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  • [Wikipedia Signpost] – Volume 7, Issue 33 – 15 August 2011 has been published. Stories in this edition: Women and Wikipedia, Chapter funding and what skeptics and Latter Day Saints have in common, Wikipedia a “sausage fest”, Chicago Wikipedians (“the people you’ve probably plagiarized”), and other silly season stories, WikiProject report: The Oregonians and so on.

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Was ist das? 

“OpenZim” – if you have used the function on the wiki to make a “book” you maybe have noticed that besides PDF and ODT as export option there is also “OpenZim”.

Kiwix is the program you need for that. It is a project to offer a offline reader for Wikipedia. The have just released a new beta-version, version 0.9. Supported are; GNU/Linux, MacOS and Windows.

Kiwix provides a user experiences that is very close to reading the live wiki. You can view a selection of articles you have bundled yourself or someone else, like The Signpost (see “book edition”).
You can also download the database of a specific language edition of a Wikipedia. This gives a very convenient way to have a offline version of Wikipedia.
http://www.kiwix.org

PS; do not confuse it with “kwiki” when installing form repository.

 Did you know … 
… you can edit your Galaxy?

When Wikipedia started 10 years ago it was revolutionary; a encyclopedia that everybody can edit. How to top that? Edit your own galaxy!
http://www.galaxiki.org/

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“It’s a bad idea, and should be strangled at birth.”
– mailing list responds about the idea to include a “like button” to edits

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.org.wikimedia.foundation/54328

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