Dec
12
2005

Year: 2005 Week:50 Number: 4

=== Technical news ===

[Kate’s Tool] to check the number of edits of a user is down. But there is
a backup option;
http://faleg.org/cgi-bin/wannabe_kate

[Gollum] A special browser for Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gollum_browser

=== Request for help ===

[Fund drive] the next will start on 16 December. See of the translation in
your language is ready.
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fund_drives/2005/Q4_planning/Translations

Many use the service of PayPal to donate to Wikimedia. PayPal is a very
expensive way of payment, specially for small amounts. If you give 1 euro
to Wikimedia then 39% of it gets lost to PayPal. Of that 1 euro Wikimedia
gets only 0,61 euro. So if you use PayPal your are also donation to
PayPal.

If you live inside the European Union then you can donate to the Wikimedia
Foundation by bank transfer for the same price as a national bank
transfer. This is in most cases free of charge. If you give 1 euro by this
way Wikimedia will get 1 euro. Make sure this option of payment is clearly
given on your local donation page.

IBAN BE43-0689-9999-9501
BIC (swift code) GKCCBEBB
Dexia bank – Pachecolaan 44 – 1000 Brussel

[Portal] the portal of Wikimedia.org can now also being edited like the
other portals. It is now still very ugly.
http://www.wikimedia.org/
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Www.wikimedia.org_template

=== Media ===

[Seigenthaler] Author apologizes for fake Wikipedia biography
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2005-12-11-wikipedia-apology_x.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2005-12-05/Seigenthaler
http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20051209

[Jimbo on CNN] with an interview about the Seigenthaler case and
Seigenthaler himself. Also a transcript of the interview.
http://www.cnn.com/video/player/player.html?url=/video/tech/2005/12/05/phillips.wikipedia.interview.cnn
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:WikiFanatic/Wales_interview_transcript

[Premio WWW] The Italian Wikipedia has been nominated for the “Premio WWW”
(Price WWW) organized by Il sole 24 ore (most important financial
newspaper in Italy), in the category “Education and work”. The awards
ceremony will be held in Milan on December 14th. .
http://premiowww.ilsole24ore.com/premiowww/classifiche/classCat09.shtml?sez=1

=== Policy ===

[Only for EN] Article creation restricted to logged-in editors. This
results in a increase of new accounts. This also for the English Wikipedia
and a period of 3 months to test it. There are absolutly no plans to force
this also to the other Wikipedias says Jimbo.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2005-12-05/Page_creation_restrictions
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Account_creations_on_the_English_Wikipedia.png

=== Foundation ===

[Local Press] request for creating a page on your local wiki whit
press-contact info of local members.
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.science.linguistics.wikipedia.misc/25910

=== Stats ===

[Alexa] The Alexa ranking for the English Wikipedia 29 on 11 December,
putting us in the psychologically important top 30 of the most visited
websites of the internet for the first time
http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?q=&url=http://www.wikipedia.org

=== Other news ===

[©] Large-scale copyright infringement found on German Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2005-12-05/DDR_copyright

[DVD&Book] German publisher is selling third edition of DVD with wikipedia
content
http://tinyurl.com/e3ppa

[Law] Wikipedia has now its own website where people can complain about
Wikipedia.
http://www.wikipediaclassaction.org/

=== Quote ===

“We make the internet not suck”. –Jimmy D. Wales on C-Span


Editor: [[w:nl:gebruiker:Walter]]

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