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Main Page redesign

The redesign project for the Main Page, after working on various ideas for several months, has completed an open editing session and nearly settled on a proposal. Among other things, the redesign incorporates both the featured picture of the day and the Did you know section. This would replace the current system of rotating them, a practice that began last July (see archived story). The organizers plan to submit the redesign for a community vote beginning 1 March.

One question that remains unsettled in the proposed redesign is whether to include a search box as part of the page (in addition to the search box that is part of the navigation sidebar on every page). A straw poll is being held this week about whether this is desirable, with preliminary results indicating that people are about evenly split on the issue.

Delaware meetup

A Wikipedia meetup is scheduled for Newark, Delaware on Saturday, 25 February.

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Number of articles, Norwegian and number of users, Spanish

The number of articles on Norwegian Wikipedia just passed 50,000 - very easy to check here [no.wikipedia.org]. Regarding the Spanish, how come they have more users than pages? The article states 100,000 users, but they have only 95,000 articles, can that be correct? Ulflarsen 09:35, 21 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We'll probably add Norwegian next week, then. Regarding more users than pages, yes, it's possible. According to Special:Statistics, the English Wiki currently has 985,489 articles and 967,329 registered users- so it's not a big stretch. Ral315 (talk) 22:03, 21 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]





       

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