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80% of our projects are still failing, apparently. Continuing discussion about small language wikis. (was: #17 last summary, "poor usability making it hard to participate leads to small language wikis failing?") , contin: , , , does "80%" make sense as a metric: 
Localization of flagged revs in Hebrew is in the queue and will be gotten to eventually. 
Re: "Why we should use the community draft of the language proposal policy" 
Usability of MediaWiki - Gerard writes about a UNICEF usability study done in Tanzania, and suggests the CreatePage extension should be installed 
Creating new pages - suggestion for a new new-page template and discussion 
Usability grant received by the WMF to work on MediaWiki usability 
Details on usability grant: $890K from the Stanton Foundation, Jan 2009-April 2010 
Why not use Semantic MediaWiki for usability?