GCS Step 1

Monday, November 14, 2005

Year: 2005 Week:46 Number: 0

=== Technical news ===

The [Search] function now require all given terms to match by default.
You can use options like;
* stuff AND (foo OR bar)
* stuff "foo bar"


=== Policy ===

-[CheckUser] The policy for CheckUser has gone live this week.
A quote from the policy: "The tool is to be used to fight vandalism or
check abuse of sockpuppets,
for example when there is a suspicion of illegal voting.
It must be used only to prevent damage to one or several of Wikimedia


=== Politics ===

-[Access Denied!] after China blocking Wikipedia, next the Kurdish
Wikipedia is now blocked in Iran.
The other versions are not (yet) blocked.


=== Stats ===

-Erim Zachte has released the new stats, based on the SQL-dumpfiles of
Saturday, November 5 2005.
The do not contain visitors stats.

- [Wiktionary] has 100,000 articles in English.

=== Other news ===

-[Physical Wiki] Semapedia.org provides a service to create tags to be put
on objects
in the real world. With those tags and a cellphone you can request the
relevant article.

=== Quote ====

"[Wikipedia is] like a sausage: you might like the taste of it,
but you don't necessarily want to see how it's made"
- "Who knows?", The Guardian, Tuesday, October 26, 2004

=== Editorial comment ===

So, that is it. Number 0. The experiment is over. The feedback about
Wikizine was limited but enough.
I can now confirm that there will be Wikizine next week. I will try to
make some publicity about Wikizine.
Now everbody may know about it. The first issue of Wikizine, number -5 , is
sent to about 40 listmembers.
We now have about 55 members. What it will be for number 1 I will tell you
next week. Bye!

Editor: [[w:nl:gebruiker:Walter]]