Philip Neustrom | 5 Sep 04:58 2007
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Wiki Spot project

I wanted to let folks on this list know about a new, milti-community
wiki project I've been involved with called Wiki Spot
(http://wikispot.org).  We are a non-profit organization that aims to
help communities use and maintain wikis, interconnect wikis where it
makes sense, promote the adoption of wikis as a tool for enriching
communities, and generally provide a trusted, non-commercial home to
community wikis.

Philosophically, our drive lines up very closely with the Wikimedia
Foundation: we are dedicated to free software and release all of our
code under free licenses and we strongly encourage the use of various
free-content licenses.  What is very different is the scope and range
of the communities we provide a home to.

Wiki Spot grew out of the Davis Wiki project (http://daviswiki.org),
which has had an amazing an unexpected impact on the local community
of Davis, California.

The Davis Wiki won an award from the Davis City Council
(http://daviswiki.org/Thong_H._Huynh_Awards#2007) for our work in
community involvement -- an award usually reserved for traditional
media like radio and tv stations.  We've helped people find their lost
pets (http://daviswiki.org/Lost_Pets), find the best bathrooms in town
(http://daviswiki.org/Bathrooms), documented urban art
(http://daviswiki.org/Urban_Art), been the host of countless local
political debates, thrown parties
(http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Wiki_Wacky_Woo_1), and done lots of other
crazy and amazing things as a community.

With Wiki Spot, we want to provide a safe place for other communities
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Slowking Man | 6 Sep 01:10 2007
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Of possible interest

http://news.independent.co.uk/sci_tech/article2931747.ece
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Gregory Maxwell | 6 Sep 01:22 2007
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Re: [WikiEN-l] Of possible interest

On 9/5/07, Slowking Man <slowkingman@...> wrote:
> http://news.independent.co.uk/sci_tech/article2931747.ece

Please at least provide a headline with your links. This one is
"Untangling the web: Japan experts publish map of the net".

I'm disaapointed to see Wikipedia placed in close proximity to
"ThePirateBay" (and a half dozen warez) sites because we are bothon
the "Sharing" lines. Ugh.
I think this is indicative of some level of failure on our part.

OTOH, considering the other sites that are on the "community" line,
I'm glad to see they didn't list Wikipedia on it. ;)
David Gerard | 6 Sep 01:32 2007
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Re: [WikiEN-l] Of possible interest

On 06/09/07, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell@...> wrote:
> On 9/5/07, Slowking Man <slowkingman@...> wrote:

> > http://news.independent.co.uk/sci_tech/article2931747.ece

> Please at least provide a headline with your links. This one is
> "Untangling the web: Japan experts publish map of the net".
> I'm disaapointed to see Wikipedia placed in close proximity to
> "ThePirateBay" (and a half dozen warez) sites because we are bothon
> the "Sharing" lines. Ugh.
> I think this is indicative of some level of failure on our part.
> OTOH, considering the other sites that are on the "community" line,
> I'm glad to see they didn't list Wikipedia on it. ;)

http://xkcd.com/256/

- d.
BABA Yoshihiko | 6 Sep 02:07 2007
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Re: [WikiEN-l] Of possible interest


On Thursday, September 06, 2007, at 08:23AM, "Gregory Maxwell"
<gmaxwell@...> wrote:
>On 9/5/07, Slowking Man <slowkingman@...> wrote:
>> http://news.independent.co.uk/sci_tech/article2931747.ece
>
>Please at least provide a headline with your links. This one is
>"Untangling the web: Japan experts publish map of the net".
>
>I'm disaapointed to see Wikipedia placed in close proximity to
>"ThePirateBay" (and a half dozen warez) sites because we are bothon
>the "Sharing" lines. Ugh.
>I think this is indicative of some level of failure on our part.

woot! I live in Yahoo and commute to YouTube bu KnowHow line, passing Wikipedia and Apple every day?

BABA Yoshihiko from Tokyo
Sabine Cretella | 6 Sep 11:32 2007
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Buttons for fundraiser

Hi, some of you probably already noted that we are starting to work on 
the fundraiser. Over time you will see some requests for help here and I 
hope you will do so :-)

At this stage there are two active tasks and one of it is the creation 
of the Buttons for the fundraiser.

Description:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2007/Buttons_and_banners_to_be_translated

First examples and translations:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2007/web_buttons

So if you have ideas to create buttons, banners etc: just do it :-)

Wishing you a creative and wonderful day!

Sabine

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Sabine Cretella
PM Fundraiser 2007
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Sabine Cretella | 7 Sep 10:38 2007
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Translations for Wiki love campaign

Hi, again we need your help :-)

Now we have a group on Flickr where people can express why they love the 
wikimedia projects - more about this here:

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2007/WikiLove_campaign

We need the translation of a short text (see link above) in the 
following languages:

     * English (well that is of course already done - it is just for 
completion)
     * French
     * German
     * Italian
     * Korean
     * Portuguese
     * Spanish
     * Traditional Chinese

It would be great if some of you could help :-) and maybe pass the 
information on to the relevant Village Pumps and discussion lists.

Thank you!!!

Sabine

*****
Sabine Cretella
PM Fundraiser 2007
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J.L.W.S. The Special One | 7 Sep 11:37 2007
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Re: Translations for Wiki love campaign

Are Tor users banned from this mailing list, as they are from Wikipedia? If
so, finding a Chinese translator will be difficult.

2007/9/7, Sabine Cretella <sabine_cretella@...>:
>
> Hi, again we need your help :-)
>
> Now we have a group on Flickr where people can express why they love the
> wikimedia projects - more about this here:
>
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2007/WikiLove_campaign
>
> We need the translation of a short text (see link above) in the
> following languages:
>
>      * English (well that is of course already done - it is just for
> completion)
>      * French
>      * German
>      * Italian
>      * Korean
>      * Portuguese
>      * Spanish
>      * Traditional Chinese
>
> It would be great if some of you could help :-) and maybe pass the
> information on to the relevant Village Pumps and discussion lists.
>
> Thank you!!!
>
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Matthew Britton | 7 Sep 11:45 2007

Re: Translations for Wiki love campaign

J.L.W.S. The Special One wrote:
> Are Tor users banned from this mailing list, as they are from Wikipedia? If
> so, finding a Chinese translator will be difficult.

Indeed. One wonders why Chinese has been listed there at all, given that 
nobody in China would be able to participate (they can view the page, 
yes, but I'm sure the moment they try to edit it or upload a file, 
they'll be indefinitely blocked).

-Gurch
GerardM | 7 Sep 11:53 2007
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Re: Translations for Wiki love campaign

Hoi,
Many Chinese who read and write Chinse all the time do not live in China at
all. The notion that only mainland Chinese are able to read and write
Chinese is not correct. There are many languages supported by a Wikipedia
that have fewer speakers and writers than the number of people who speak /
write Chinese outside of mainland China.
Thanks,
    GerardM

On 9/7/07, Matthew Britton <matthew.britton@...> wrote:
>
> J.L.W.S. The Special One wrote:
> > Are Tor users banned from this mailing list, as they are from Wikipedia?
> If
> > so, finding a Chinese translator will be difficult.
>
> Indeed. One wonders why Chinese has been listed there at all, given that
> nobody in China would be able to participate (they can view the page,
> yes, but I'm sure the moment they try to edit it or upload a file,
> they'll be indefinitely blocked).
>
> -Gurch
>
>
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