News and notes

News and notes

Discussions for Wikiversity continue

After the recent launches of Wikiversity and Wikiversity Beta, a search for a logo for the new projects continued. There are, as of press time, 11 proposed logos to replace the current temporary version, a mortarboard, which cannot be used because of licensing restrictions. In addition, discussions for a motto and mission statement also continued this week.

Planet's "demotion" causes flurry

This week, a flurry of editing resulted after the International Astronomical Union voted to change the definition of a planet to exclude Pluto, an item that was still near the top of "In the news" as of press time. Several articles were immediately updated, such as the articles "Pluto", "planet", and "2006 redefinition of planet". Ironically, though, the featured article on the day of the change was the planet Mercury, which became the smallest planet by size after Pluto's "demotion" to a dwarf planet. The featured article was updated a few hours after the change in Pluto's status.

Though the Encyclopædia Britannica updated its article on Pluto shortly after the change, many pointed out that its other relevant articles were not rectified, such as the one on Mercury in the Concise editon, which as of press time still called it the "second-smallest major planet (after Pluto)". The Concise Edition article about Pluto still refers to it as a planet.

Milestone reached

This week, a milestone was reached as Wikipedia surpassed five million total articles in all of its language projects. There are currently over 200 language projects, with the English Wikipedia being the largest with nearly one and a half million articles.


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Let's talk about High school sports. For instance, last night i watched Saint Francies Varsity Football go against Oak Grove. Saint Francis did great, however, Oak Grove got the credit. Of course commentaries are very subjective no matter how objective you want to be. Last night,one particular athlete stood out in mind and that was the linebacker Kamron Fariba. He is 6,1" and weighs 200 pounds and he is sooooo good looking. He had five major tackles and a major save at the end and yet no mention. The story goes, the ones who do the work don't neccessarly get the glory and yet life goes on.

With the perspective, an observer.

I'm not sure what you mean by this. Is this related to the article? Flcelloguy (A note?) 18:01, 4 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
No, it looks like it's vandalism and POV. Sugarpinet 16:26, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]


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