A new project, Abstract Wikipedia, was announced. The project, in a preliminary form, was described by Denny Vrandečić in an article in
The Signpost, in the April, 2020 issue.
Wikipedia Weekly on video
Wikipedia Weekly continues its series of videos about current issues in the Wikipedia/Wikimedia universe. Two recent shows, which are now hosted on Commons, accompany this story. Today's edition will take place on YouTube about one hour after publication of The Signpost. Tune in then to participate, or tune in later to see the results of the discussion on the topic Wiki Movement Year by Year, Wikimania 2005 Flashback.
- New user-groups: The Affiliations Committee announced the approval of the newest Wikimedia movement affiliates:
- New Affiliation Committee members were appointed:
- New administrator: The Signpost welcomes the English Wikipedia's newest administrator Red Phoenix.
- Hoax mix-up: The Battle of Ceber was briefly deleted on 6 July after being accused of being a hoax, before being restored as merely having no references. A good reminder to ensure your articles have at least one reference to avoid trigger-happiness...
- Our sex symbols are gone: The AfD for List of sex symbols (4th nomination) put the coup de grace on the huge list which had existed since 2004 with a brief break in 2006 after a previous deletion. The page's large revision history meant that the deletion required steward rights. Around the time of the deletion nomination, the list had more than 1000 entries and 1446 citations.
- Oops, I did it again: Another round of forced logouts reported by WMF on July 9 due to "fail[ure] to cover some cases" in the response to last month's security incident
- Citizendium transferred: Larry Sanger announced a change in ownership of the Citizendium domain names, as its contributors continue to discuss shutdown (see previous coverage in The Signpost)