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By The ed17
O quinzenário do que acontece na Wikipédia.

I am excited to announce that a Portuguese-language journal, Correio da Wikipédia has been launched by Vitorvicentevalente. It has just published its third edition, and I encourage readers who speak the language to read and contribute to its already expansive coverage of the Portuguese Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement.

As for the Signpost, many of our dedicated readers have no doubt noticed that we have published at irregular times over the last several months, a situation that has not improved with our most recent issues. Publishing on Wednesdays and Thursdays—and occasionally later—is not compatible with a listed publishing date of the preceding Monday. As such, we have moved the official publishing date to each Wednesday, and our readers should expect to see the Signpost on their talk page, RSS feed, mobile devices, Facebook, and Twitter every Wednesday or Thursday from now on.

In closing, reader comments on the Signpost's performance are always welcome. I find it hard to stress that enough—we cannot do our job effectively without feedback from you. You can contribute comment sections at the bottom of each article (including this one!), the main talk page for wide issues, or privately via my email.

The ed17, Signpost editor-in-chief

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Wavelength (talk) 22:10, 6 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]

The original choice of Mondays was primarily a product of the fact that when I started this, and was still writing the bulk of the material personally, the best window for the most intense effort was on the weekends outside of my regular workweek. Since those reasons do not apply now, and it's occasionally been a struggle for Signpost editors since, the change in timing is perfectly justifiable. In fact, it's a testament to the conservatism of inertia that the initial pattern has remained nominally in place this long. --Michael Snow (talk) 23:15, 6 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]

I've been surprised that the deadline hasn't been moved previously; I think I suggested, a year or so ago, that it be changed to Tuesday. In any case, I want to express my appreciation for all the time and effort of the contributors to the Signpost - it's a luxury to be able to stay informed about significant events concerning Wikipedia without having to check scores of pages, personally. -- John Broughton (♫♫) 02:38, 7 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]
This is an issue which has been addressed before. The New York Times, for example, includes the word "the" as part of the publications name and their formatting of the title elsewhere reflects that.
This publication has already published some stories of interest beyond the Wikipedia community and which have been cited elsewhere. I think it is time to standardize the name as a demonstration of increased professionalism and acknowledgement of the traditions of journalism. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:59, 7 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]
This appears to be the very definition of bikeshedding (or The Bikeshedding?). Ironholds (talk) 23:22, 7 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]
I can't find the exact quote, but I recall reading somewhere that when the New York Times dropped the period after their title (see File:Titanic-sinks-new-york-times-thumb.jpg, e.g.), among the voluminous hatemail to Ed Benguiat was a letter from a man who compared it to waking up in the morning, sitting down at his breakfast table, and discovering that his wife had a new face. Anyways, I see it as a good thing that this is all we have to bicker over in regards to the Signpost's management. Publishing delays aside, if everything on Wikipedia were as smoothly run as the Signpost, there'd be a whole lot less drama. — PinkAmpers&(Je vous invite à me parler) 04:38, 14 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]


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