A couple of weeks ago, Wikimedia Sweden organised the Wikipedia Day, which will hopefully become an annual event. Some programme items, some socialising, and the presentation of a new award, Wikimediapriset, to be given to someone who's been furthering open knowledge. I don't think anyone's mentioned it on this list, and in the spirit of sharing good things, we should talk about Holger.
The receiver was Holger Ellgaard, User.Holger.Ellgaard, for his vast amount of Wikipedia articles related to Stockholm. A retired architect and nowadays – it seems – full-time Wikipedian, Holger mainly writes about buildings, neighbourhoods and city planning. His articles (a couple of thousand in total) are generally well sourced, easy to read and understand, and well illustrated. Some Wikipedia articles have a large number of illustrations because the photographer wanted somewhere to put their pictures; Holger's articles are heavily illustrated because it adds to the understanding of the subject at hand. He wants to visit the places he's to write about, to get a feeling for them as well as to get the images. Some of my favourites: City planning in Stockholm https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadsplanering_i_Stockholm Public toilets in Stockholm: https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offentliga_toaletter_i_Stockholm Street lighting in Stockholm: https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gatubelysning_i_Stockholm Public bomb shelters in Stockholm: https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allmänna_skyddsrum_i_Stockholm The Swedish standard kitchen: https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svensk_köksstandard Skokloster Castle: https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skoklosters_slott In addition to creating good articles, Holger is polite and willing to help other editors when they're writing within his field of expertise. We, and everyone who can read Swedish, are lucky this is what he decided to spend his time on. //Johan Jönsson -- _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>