Community digest

  1. Community digest: Wikipedians in Bulgaria revive their history through the Archives Challenge, news in brief

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    This month, Wikipedia editors develop and use 6,500 freely-licensed photos in the Archives Challenge. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes editathons in NYC and Belgrade, a prestigious prize for the Wikimedia community in Estonia, new resources for holding Wikimedia events in Africa, and more.... Read more

  2. Community digest: Wikipedians wrap up the first Africa destubathon, news in brief

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    2,000 of over 37,000 articles about Africa are being improved in the first Africa destubathon. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes efforts to use photos from Wiki Loves Monuments in Ireland on Wikipedia, registration for WikiCon 2017 is now open, Funds Dissemination Committee announces its recommendations for the largest movement affiliate grants, and more.... Read more

  3. Community digest: Practical science experiments are being recorded in high definition for Commons, news in brief

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    High definition videos of chemistry and physics experiments will add more fun to science lessons and theories. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes joint WikiExpeditions by Polish and Czech Wikipedians, results of the WikiCup on the English Wikipedia, news from WikiArabia conference, and more.... Read more

  4. Community digest: Editors around the world get ready for Wikipedia Asian Month, news in brief

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    A new round of Wikipedia Asian Month starts today. For the month of November, volunteer editors will contribute new Wikipedia articles about this diverse continent. In addition, this week’s news in brief from the Wikimedia movement includes a new report on transparency from the Foundation’s board and a magazine article featuring four Wikipedians.... Read more

  5. Community digest: Indian flora windfall for Commons, news in brief

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    Thousands of new images are now available on Wikimedia Commons thanks to recent work from numerous Indian field biologists; Wikimedia Sweden wins social media prize; and more.... Read more

  6. Community digest: Estonian president-elect’s article now in thirty languages; news in brief

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    The value of Wikipedia in the news was proved in Estonia last month during the country’s presidential election.... Read more

  7. Community digest: Wikimedia Commons provides an outlet for art students to create and exhibit art; news in brief

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    Art students from Beit Berl College in Israel are using Wikimedia Commons as a resource for their study and a platform to exhibit their work.... Read more

  8. Community digest: Tulu Wikipedia goes live after eight years in Incubator; news in brief

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    Eight years after being created in the Wikimedia Incubator, the Tulu-language Wikipedia is now live as the 23rd Indic language Wikipedia.... Read more

  9. Community digest: Konkani language speakers are separated by scripts but unite by Wikipedia; news in brief

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    Konkani-language Wikipedians on what they think of Wikipedia as a binding factor for native speakers who speak in different variations of the same language and write in different scripts.... Read more

  10. Community digest: “High hope” for the Farsi Wikipedia as it reaches 500,000 articles

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    “It is a very good feeling,” editor Alfa80 said, “to complete a stage—like getting through the five days to the weekend or when the countdown of a traffic light is finished.”... Read more