Recently I spent some time on Commons, and I came across two things that I especially appreciated.
The first is a story on Yann's user page <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Yann>. While I think that experience with participating on public Wikimedia projects is an important qualification for many roles in the Wikimedia universe, this story reminds the reader to place edit count into a wider perspective. --- *A novice was once curious about the nature of the Edit Count. He approached the Zen master and asked, "Zen master, what is the nature of the Edit Count?""The Edit Count is as a road," replied the Zen master. "You must travel the road to reach your destination, and some may travel longer roads than others. But do not judge the person at your door by the length of the road he has travelled to reach you."* *And the novice was Enlightened.* *---* The second thing that I especially liked on Commons is this photo <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flooded_Albizia_Saman_(rain_tree)_in_the_Mekong.jpg> that was taken in Laos by Basile Morin. As you can guess, I generally like trees. On a different subject, Markus Kroetzsch wrote <https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikidata/2018-October/012536.html> to the Wikidata list that he is "happy to report that we" (Stanislav Malyshev, Markus Krötzsch, Larry González, Julius Gonsior, and Adrian Bielefeldt) "have just won the Best Paper Award of the In-Use track of this year's International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), for our description of the SPARQL/RDF technology use on Wikidata. I keep telling people here that the general awesomeness of Wikidata is the work of many, and in particular of this great community of editors." In older news, some time ago I was told about this video on Commons <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BareBonesSearch.webm> by Trey Jones that provides an introduction to full-text search. I thought that presentation was very interesting. What's making you happy this week? You are welcome to write in any language. Pine ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) _______________________________________________ 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>