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Ready I think --Walter 23:07, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Sent --Walter 23:24, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

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Year: 2006  Week:3   Number:9        

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An internal news bulletin for the 
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=== Technical news ===

[+] plus signs are now allowed in titles.
example:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C++

[Test] test wiki runs from the current NFS copy of MediaWiki. Changes to the code will generally appear here a few minutes before they appear on the rest of the Wikimedia wikis.
http://test.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

=== Foundation ===

[Steward] the board approved 9 new stewards.
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.org.wikimedia.foundation/5874
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Stewards

[post-Q4 fund drive] Officially the fund drive is over. But there is still the "Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales's personal appeal for donations" on most wikis. And that seems to work. There are still very nice amounts of donations coming in. Donations of 100 dollar/euro are not uncommon. And even very large donations; $15000,00 from Jeff Minor.

=== Community ===

[Frau] The Germans have found the most NPOV-woman. Still looking for a man.
http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Kurier&oldid=12574170
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frau

=== Media ===

[The power of Google] Google celebrating the birthday of Louis Braille generated nearly 600 edits to that article on the English Wikipedia in 24 hours.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2006-01-09/Louis_Braille

[Sex offender] arrested partly because of information found on en.Wikipedia
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/LegalCenter/story?id=1501916
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Gardner

=== Did you know ... ===

... that if you give a user/ipadress a block and if that user is all ready blocked it is the shortest block that counts?

Example;

sysop John  gives  user betty1995 a block of 1 hour.
sysop Marjet gives also user betty1995 a block but of 2 weeks.

Betty1995 will be blocked for one hour. The block of 2 weeks is canceled together with the end of the block of 1 hour.

=== Q4 fund drive Quotes ===

"I do hope knowledge will spread and defeat violence which is caused by ignorance" by francesco pirotti 
"I feel truly privileged to be living in a time when I can participate in something as world-changing as Wikipedia etc. – keep it up!" by anonymous
"Truly I cannot put a price on how much Wikipedia has helped in my studies, my work and in my general interests. More than that it has expanded my horizons and given inspiration. Thank you." by anonymous 
"Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away." by Richard Hough 
"Can you believe they let someone like me write about thermodynamics?" by anonymous  
"Stop wasting time reading comments and write an article!" by Eric Towers 


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