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Influential Bulgarian Wikipedian dies

bg:Потребител:Emil / User:Espetkov, one of the first editors of the Bulgarian Wikipedia, died on 20 May, 2007. The cause of death is still unknown. He was residing in the Netherlands and working as a Software Engineer and a researcher. His last edit was on 16 May. Emil made many contributions to the Bulgarian Wikipedia in many different areas for the past 3.5 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

Wikimedia brand survey open

A Wikimedia brand survey is open, regarding Wikimedia's current trademarks and brands, and the possibility of re-branding certain projects and logos, and licensing and brand protection and strategy issues. The survey follows a mailing list post by board member Erik Moeller that attracted many replies and differing opinions.

Bad Jokes and Other Deleted Nonsense deleted

Many subpages of Bad Jokes and Other Deleted Nonsense were deleted this week due to non-compliance with the GFDL. Because most entries were not attributed to their original poster, most of the BJAODN subpages were deleted; however, an effort is currently underway on the talk page to restore many of the entries, with proper attribution.

French Wikiquote reaches 500 articles

After its closure in March 2006 (see archived story) and reopening in December (see archived story), the French Wikiquote reached 500 articles this week. The site is also nearing 2,500 total quotes.


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