Wiktionary, a sister project of Wikipedia, has exceeded a total of 1,000,000 entries in all languages. An unofficial press release cited that the project has seen extraordinary growth since its inception in December 2002, and since then the free dictionary has been started in nearly 150 languages. In addition, the total number of edits in all Wikimedia projects surpassed 150 million.
The promotion and translation subcommittee, part of the communications committee, released their first newsletter this week. Temporarily dubbed "The Babylonian", the monthly newsletter will serve to coordinate translation of news, press releases, and notices, and bring together promotional efforts, such as poster designs.
A medical dictionary wiki was proposed recently, with the goal of providing a comprehensive medical resource. The advocates of the proposal admitted that the project would have a controversial legal status, as law prohibits anyone from giving medical advice except for medical professionals. However, the proponents argued that "[the project] would be retelling medical advice from legitimate sources" instead of giving medical advice.
Voting began on a new logo for the Incubator Wiki, a place where projects can be developed and tested before launch. As of press time, there are four logos proposed, with one logo having the vast majority of votes. A vote is also ongoing on whether the name should be "Wikimedia Incubator" or something else.