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Blog News from the WMF
In and around the WMF and its projects from the WMF's web site
Blog WikiIndaba 2017: A continent gathers to chart a path forward
A report from the second WikiIndaba conference, with summaries of several presentations.
Blog Why I proofread poetry at Wikisource
Poetry: “it is the stuff of the soul; it speaks to the body, the mind, and the spirit alike.” Sonja Bohm worked for years to get all of Florence Earle Coates’ poetry online, and now proofreads poetry on the English Wikisource, the free library. We asked why.
Blog Growing hashtags: Expanding outreach on Wikipedia
Using hashtags to track the results of Wikimedia outreach.
Blog It “revolutionized the way German-speaking people inform themselves about the world”: Fifteen years of the German Wikipedia
A Deutschland anniversary.
Blog The new alchemy: turning online harassment into Wikipedia articles on women scientists
By night, she smites trolls on the Internet with positive punishment: for each harassing email she receives, one Wikipedia article on a woman in science is created.
Blog Wikimedia Foundation details requests to alter or remove content in new Transparency Report
The WMF reports on incoming requests.
Blog Wiki Loves Africa brings the continent’s fashion to the world
Wiki Loves Africa photo competition focuses on continent’s varied fashion traditions from north, south, east, and west.
Blog Antonin Scalia and the editor tracking his legacy
The American Supreme Court justice's impact on the life of a Wikipedia editor
Blog Wikimedia Foundation removes The Diary of Anne Frank due to copyright law requirements
An unfortunate overreach.
Blog Fifteen years ago, Wikipedia was a very different place: Magnus Manske
Fifteen years ago, Wikipedia was a very different place: A talk with MediaWiki developer : Magnus Manske.
Blog Inside the game of sports vandalism on Wikipedia
Jeff Elder talks sports vandalism on the Wikimedia blog
Blog Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Deutschland urge Reiss Engelhorn Museum to reconsider suit over public domain works of art
The suit concerns copyright claims related to 17 images of the museum’s public domain works of art.
Blog How Wikipedia responds to breaking news
Wikipedia is capable of covering news like any news agency.
Blog The Hunt for Tirpitz
During World War II, the German battleship Tirpitz was a major threat to Allied convoys travelling across the North Atlantic and Arctic Sea.
Blog Get help editing Wikipedia with the new “Co-op” mentorship program
What if there was a gathering place on Wikipedia for newer editors to find a mentor?
Blog Wikimedia Foundation releases third transparency report
The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce the release of our latest transparency report.
Blog These Texans are on a quest to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of their state’s revolution
Like many editors of the world's largest encyclopedia, Karanacs was browsing the site's articles and found that they were of relatively poor quality—and that the traditional narrative she'd learned was not necessarily accurate.
Blog 7,473 volumes at 700 pages each: meet Print Wikipedia
After six years of work, a residency in the Canadian Rockies, endless debugging, and more than a little help from my friends, I have made Print Wikipedia.
Blog Making Wikipedia’s medical articles accessible in Chinese
The Medical Translation Project, an ambitious attempt to improve and translate Wikipedia’s medical content from English into other languages, began in 2012.
Blog How Wikipedia covered Caitlyn Jenner’s transition
Caitlyn Jenner—the American hero of the 1976 Olympics, a film actor, and prominent member of Keeping Up with the Kardashians—may now be the most famous openly transgender person in the world.
Blog How many women edit Wikipedia?
This section was published in error and has been removed from circulation.
Blog Single-User Login provides access to all wikis
Later this month, everyone will be able to use the same user name on every wiki, thanks to Single-User Login.
Blog The Wikipedia Library Team reflects on its new Visiting Scholars program
A university gives a top Wikipedia editor free and full access to the university library's entire online content—and the Wikipedia editor, who is unpaid and not on campus, then creates and improves Wikipedia articles in a subject area of interest to the institution.
News and notes WikiWomen's History Month—meetups, blog posts, and "Inspire" grant-making campaign
The community has arranged a number of commemorative initiatives focused on the gender gap, under the banner "WikiWomen's History Month".
Blog Black History Month edit-a-thons tackle Wikipedia’s multicultural gaps
Black History Month is celebrated annually in the United States in February, to commemorate the history of the African diaspora. For this occasion, Wikipedians worked together to honor black history and to address Wikipedia's multicultural gaps in the encyclopedia, hosting Wikipedia edit-a-thons throughout the United States, from February 1 to 28, 2015.
Blog Join the Wikimedia strategy consultation
Editor's note: the Blog will be a recurring Signpost section that will highlight a recent post from the Wikimedia blog, run by the Wikimedia Foundation. This week's installment is written by Philippe Beaudette, the Foundation's Director of Community Advocacy, and focuses on planning for the future of the Wikimedia movement.
In the media Amazon Echo; EU freedom of panorama; Bluebeard's Castle
"Technology media outlets are abuzz after the November 6 unveiling of the Amazon Echo, an Internet-connected voice command device"; "The EUobserver talks (November 4) with Dimitar Dimitrov (User:Dimi z) about the lack of freedom of panorama in some European Union countries and its implications for Wikimedia projects"; "Scott Cantrell, classical music critic for the Dallas Morning News, recounts efforts to verify an uncited claim in the Wikipedia article for the Béla Bartók opera Bluebeard's Castle."
Discussion report Article incubator, dates and fractions, medical disclaimer
Current discussions on the English Wikipedia and around the Wikimedia movement include...
Discussion report Draft namespace, VisualEditor meetings
Current discussions on the English Wikipedia include...
Discussion report Usernames, template data and documentation, Main page, and more
Current discussions on the English Wikipedia include...
Discussion report Musical scores, diversity conference, Module:Convert, and more
Recent discussions on the English Wikipedia include...
Discussion report Commas, draft namespace proposal, education updates
Commas, Draft namespace proposal, education updates, and more: Current discussions on the English Wikipedia include...
Discussion report Sockpuppet investigations, VisualEditor, Wikidata's birthday, and more
Current discussions on the English Wikipedia include...
Discussion report More discussion of paid advocacy, upcoming arbitrator elections, research hackathon, and more
Current discussions on the English Wikipedia include...
Discussion report Ada Lovelace Day, paid advocacy on Wikipedia, sidebar update, and more
Current discussions on the English Wikipedia include...
Discussion report References to individuals and groups, merging wikiprojects, portals on the Main page, and more
Current discussions on the English Wikipedia include...
Discussion report Arbcom election procedures, Wiki Loves Monuments, Privacy policy, FDC, and more
As mentioned in "In the news" on Wikipedia's main page, the Library of Birmingham in the United Kingdom has opened. This interior photo was taken a week before opening. The article reports that the library "has been described as the largest public library in the United Kingdom, the largest public cultural space in Europe, and the largest regional library in Europe."
Discussion report Skyscrapers, Gibraltar DYKs, Four Award, Secure login, and more
A new post in the WMF blog describes Assistant Professor Amy E. Hughes' experience in the Wikimedia Education Program with a two term graduate class on Western theater history.
Discussion report Wikivoyage, reliable sources, music bands, account creators, and OTRS
Recent discussions on the English Wikipedia include...
Discussion report Civility policy, geographic names, CheckUser and Oversighter candidates, and more
CheckUser and Oversighter candidates, and more: Recent discussions on the English Wikipedia include...
Recent research Article promotion by collaboration; deleted revisions; Wikipedia's use of open access; readers unimpressed by FAs; swine flu anxiety
In the news Free culture conference, "The Register" retracts accusations, students blog about Wikipedia, and more
In the news Foundation plans, David Barton, dangerous occasional glitches
In the news Reporter's kidnap blackout affects Wikipedia, and more
In the news WikiTrust, Azerbaijan-Armenia edit wars
In the news Wikipedia impacts town's reputation, assorted blogging
In the news Arbitrator blogs, French government edits, brief headlines
In the news Wikipedia in the News
WikiScanner WikiScanner tool creates "minor public relations disasters" for scores of organizations
Blogger rescue Wikipedian bloggers launch "article rescue" effort
Western Civ blog Students in Western Civilization course find editing Wikipedia frustrating, rewarding
Blog aggregator Blog aggregator launched for Wikimedia-related posts
Content manipulation Blogs track attempts to manipulate articles
Search and Wikipedia Blogger studies Wikipedia appearance in search results
In the news Wikipedia in the news
In the news Wikipedia in the news
In the news Wikipedia in the news
Wales blogs for Lessig Jimmy Wales blogs for Lawrence Lessig
Joke turned rumor Wikipedia-inspired joke turns into blog rumor
Mixed blog reactions Wikipedia prompts compliments, analysis, and call to action from blogs
In the news Press coverage this week
In the news Press coverage this week
Brockhaus plagiarism suspected Brockhaus plagiarism suspected
Encarta elaborates Encarta makes subtle digs at Wikipedia
Plagiarism and comedy Wikipedia figures in blog's story of student plagiarism
Webcred conference Blogosphere reacts to Wikipedia after Harvard conference
Heavy metal umlaut Heavy metal umlaut made into blog movie
Instapundit Blog sets off edit war, gets itself protected
Credibility Broadsheets and blogs debate over Wikipedia


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