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The Admin Ship is still barely afloat, while a Foundation project risks sinking

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By Kudpung

A Wiki not so Simple, a mayor motivating an editathon, a Marshall Plan, and a Wikimania under a cloud of criticism

The UK Houses of Parliament

– all this and lots of other features in this month's issue including The Marshall Plan for Page Curation and Articles for Creation. We continue with our voyage on the Admin Ship and next month's publication will conclude with it docking in home waters, while we briefly report on a Wikimedia project, Simple English, that may be foundering. In the news is also more on the effects and media blowback of perceived Conflict of Interest causing a political storm with a former UK Member of Parliament at the helm. Also in the UK, the Mayor of London launches an editathon. A whirlwind of criticism mounts over Wikimania.

The new editorial team gets shipshape and settles down to a routine with the expected round-the-clock bustle of action in all time zones and tidal waters in the last few hours before deadline. We are all still wondering however, how earlier teams managed to bring out a weekly publication. For all of us still providing much of the content, it's a significant byte out of our regular editing time. With The Signpost developing into more of a monthly news magazine, do remember that anyone can submit an article.

Take to your cabin on your mobile device and curl up in your bunk for some bedtime reading. Enjoy.

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Ayup. Qwirkle (talk) 14:34, 1 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Typo. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 01:57, 2 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]

There is no problem with the admin ship. We don't need to worry about admins leaving and those remaining making it a worse time for the contributors remaining. We need to focus more, spend more, and talk more about how too many males edit wikipedia and spend more energy on getting more women involved. We don't need to worry about editors slowly leaving, but we do need to worry bout overrepresentaiton of the interests of those editors that volunteered in the past. /s Nergaal (talk) 18:34, 22 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]


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