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Year: 2011  Week: 38  Number: 128

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Meta or in our Google form.
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikizine/EN2011-129
http://tinyurl.com/5rpahqt

=== Movement ===

[Wikinews fork] - The Open Globe, a Wikinews fork, has been announced.  
The fork produced much discussion on Foundation-l about the causes of  
the fork, Wikimedia Foundation support for projects other than  
Wikipedia, and the nature of Wikinews.
http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2011-September/068277.html
http://theopenglobe.org/

[Wiki Loves Monuments] - 15,000 images from Wiki Loves Images and counting.
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/09/06/pan-european-wiki-loves-monuments-contest-receives-15000-images-from-more-than-1000-participants-and-counting/
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.eu/2011/09/01/294/
http://whatisgoingonineurope.blogspot.com/2011/09/monuments-in-europe.html
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.eu/2011/09/12/special-award-for-pyrenees-mediterranian/

[Hungarian Wikipedia] - Hungarian Wikipedia reached 200,000 articles.
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/09/12/asteroid-shower-helps-propel-hungarian-wikipedia-to-200000-articles-at-warp-speed/

[Image filter "referendum"] - Discussions on image filter still  
ongoing (similar size of the foundation-l archive for the half of  
September in comparison to the whole August). They escalated last  
week. The German Wikipedia opened a poll which ends today. As of  
Tuesday morning, more than 85% (340:56) of voters are against  
implementation of an image filter on the German Wikipedia. "Next  
steps" for the de.wp community are in the process of analysis.
http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2011-September/thread.html
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Image_filter_referendum/en
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meinungsbilder/Einf%C3%BChrung_pers%C3%B6nlicher_Bildfilter
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image_filter_referendum/Next_steps/en

=== Technical news ===

[Translation rally] - Wikimedia Netherlands sponsors translatewiki.net  
to run a translation rally.
http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.com/2011/09/localisation-rally-for-mediawiki-and.html

[Wiki Golf] - Proprietary computer game "Wiki Golf" features "six  
degrees of separation" on Wikipedia.
http://www.pr.com/press-release/352263

=== Foundation ===

[August report] - Wikimedia Foundation published August report.
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/09/08/wikimedia-foundation-report-august-2011/

[Wikipedia Sepedi] - Wikipedia in Northern Sotho or Sepedi has been approved.
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30882

[Donate wiki] - Donate wiki has been opened. However,  
donate.wikimedia.org still redirects to Wikimedia Foundation Donate  
page.
http://donate.wikimedia.org/

=== Chapters ===

[Wikimedia DC becomes chapter] - Board has recognized Wikimedia DC as  
36th Wikimedia chapter and the second chapter in the United States.
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Recognition_of_Wikimedia_District_of_Columbia

[Wikipedia club at University in Mexico] - In a guest post on Gerard  
Meijssen's blog, Leigh Thelmadatter presents the Wikipedia club at  
University in Mexico.
http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.com/2011/09/wikipedia-club-at-university-in-mexico.html

[Wikimedia UK's CEO] - Wikimedia UK asks Wikimedians to help them to  
choose a CEO.
http://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2011/09/help-us-choose-our-chief-executive/

[WikiConference India] - WikiConference India is warming up. It will  
be held in Mumbai between November 18th and 20th.
http://www.penn-olson.com/2011/09/07/wikipedia-indi/
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_India_2011

[Wikimedia Canada] - Wikimedia Canada offers scholarships for  
Wikipedia articles in medicine.
http://wikimedia.ca/wiki/Scholarship_application

[Wikimedia UK and Institute of Physics] - Wikimedia UK members visited  
the Institute of Physics.
http://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2011/09/wikimedia-uk-at-the-institute-of-physics/

==== Chapters reports ====

[Wikimedia India] - Wikimedia India has published its fifth report.
http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Reports/Report_5

[Wikimedia Sweden] - Wikimedia Sweden has published its report for  
August 2011.
http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaannounce-l/2011-September/000234.html

=== Science ===

[Wikimedia Summer of Research] - Findings from the Wikimedia  
Foundation Summer of Research are now available.
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/09/06/summer-research-findings/

[Pupils love, teachers hate Wikipedia] - On his blog, Ziko van Dijk  
describes research by Wikimedia Germany about the use of Wikipedia by  
teachers and students.
http://zikoblog.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/pupils-love-wikipedia-teachers-hate-it/

[Wikipedia in Liberal Arts Classroom] - National Institute for  
Technology in Liberal Education has published a good article on  
Wikipedia in liberal arts classrooms.
http://blogs.nitle.org/2011/09/12/wikipedia-in-the-liberal-arts-classroom/

[Breaking news trends] - Ushahidi, a non-profit software company from  
Africa, has started a project to track breaking news trends on  
Wikipedia.
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/09/13/ushahidi-to-track-breaking-news-trends-on-wikipedia/
http://blog.ushahidi.com/index.php/2011/09/13/announcing-the-wikisweeper-project/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ushahidi
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/wikipedia_to_add_research_mega-tool_for_hot_news_a.php

=== Media ===

[Wikipedia Signpost] - New edition of Wikipedia Signpost has been  
published. In this edition you can find stories: Foundation reports on  
research, Kenya trip, Mumbai Wikiconference, 9/11 anniversary casts  
its shadow on the wiki, A minimalist makeover and so on.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/Archives/2011-09-12

=== Events and meetups ===

[21 August - 6 October] - Stewards election.
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Stewards/elections_2011-2
** [21 August - 6 October] - Questions to candidates.
**: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Stewards/elections_2011-2/Questions
** [15 September - 6 October] - Voting.
**:  
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Stewards/elections_2011-2/Guidelines/en#Voters

[14-16 September] - [New Orleans Hackathon] - New Orleans Hackathon  
will take place between October 14th and 16th.
http://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2011/09/01/0
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/NOLA_Hackathon

[16 September] - Hong Kong 57 meetup
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Hong_Kong/57

[16-25 September] - Wikipedia Takes Mittelhessen, Germany
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_Mittelhessen

[17 September] - Wikipedia Takes Barcelona will be held on September 17th.
http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viquip%C3%A8dia:Wikipedia_Takes_Barcelona

[17 September] - Wiki Takes Amersfoot (Netherlands) will take place on  
September 17th.
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Ontmoeten#Amersfoort_17_september

[17 September] - Wikipedia takes Fremantle (Australia) will be held on  
September 17th.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Takes_Fremantle

[17 September] - Manchester meetup
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Manchester

[17 September] - Berkeley Wikipedia Meetup
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Berkeley

[18 September] - Wikipedia Takes Andorra
http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viquip%C3%A8dia:Viquip%C3%A8dia_prem_Andorra

[24 September] - Wiki Takes de Zaan (Netherlands) will be held on  
September 24th.
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Ontmoeten#Zaanstreek_24_september

[24 September] - Wikipedia Takes Göteborg, Sweden
http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikitr%C3%A4ffar#Fotosafari.2C_G.C3.B6teborg.2C_l.C3.B6rdag_24_sep

[24 September] - Wikipedia Takes Porto, Portugal
http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Wikip%C3%A9dia_Toma_o_Porto

[24-25 September] - Polish Wikipedia community, supported by Wikimedia  
Polska, is going to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the project  
(founded on September 26, 2001) with a conference to be held on  
September 24-25, in Poznan, Poland.
http://10lat.wikipedia.pl
http://tinyurl.com/42tkjub (Google translate)

[25 September] - Wikipedia Takes Cologne, Germany
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_K%C3%B6ln

[25 September] - Wikipedia Takes Lisbon, Portugal
http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Wikip%C3%A9dia_Toma_Lisboa

[30 September] - The last day of the project Wiki Loves Monuments for  
this year is September 30th.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011

[1 October] - A Backstage Pass tour is an event aimed at sharing the  
expertise of real-world cultural institutions with our wiki-expertise.  
Wikimedia UK organizes it at Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry,  
UK.
http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Backstage_Pass

[1 October] - Washington DC meetup #23. Wiki DC board elections.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/DC_23

: Meetups are 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)
: GLAM-related events are held on Outreach Wiki. If you add your  
GLAM-related event there, it will be published in Wikizine.  
(http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Events)
: For other events, please post them on our events page or send us  
email with short description of your event.  
(http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikizine/Events)

=== Quote ===

"United we stand; divided we fall."

Aesop in "The Four Oxen and the Lion", Fables, also known as "The Lion  
and the Bulls"

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Aesop

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