*Milestone for Arabic Wikipedia*

Arabic Wikipedia surpassed 1 million articles.
<https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%88%D9%8A%D9%83%D9%8A%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%A7:%D9%85%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%88%D9%86_%D9%85%D9%82%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A9>

*Wikimedia Technical Conference reports*

   - Daily reports by User:DTankersley (WMF)
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:DTankersley_(WMF)>


   -
   https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2019-November/092746.html
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   https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2019-November/092748.html
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   https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2019-November/092755.html
   -
   https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2019-November/092765.html


   - Math report by User:physikerwelt
   <https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benutzer:Physikerwelt>


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   https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2019-November/092771.html



*English Wikiquote of the day for 10 November 2019*

"All writers … have an obligation to our readers: it's the obligation to
write true things, especially important when we are creating tales of
people who do not exist in places that never were — to understand that
truth is not in what happens but what it tells us about who we are. Fiction
is the lie that tells the truth, after all."
— Science fiction and fantasy author Neil Gaiman
<https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Neil_Gaiman> of England
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England>

*Recent featured media on English Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons*

* Image 1 <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WInd_Rose_Aguiar.svg>:
Replica of a compass rose <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compass_rose> from
a chart of Portuguese cartographer Jorge de Aguiar
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q18397388> that was made in the year 1492
* Image 2
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Two_Lovers_Beneath_an_Umbrella_in_the_Snow.jpg>:
*Two Lovers Beneath an Umbrella in the Snow*, by Suzuki Harunobu
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_Harunobu>, color woodblock print in
the Ukiyo-e <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukiyo-e> style, circa 1767 * Image
3
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roman_Baths_in_Bath_Spa,_England_-_July_2006.jpg>:
The Roman Baths (*Thermae* <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermae>) of Bath
Spa, England <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Baths_(Bath)>. Buildings
on the site have been created and modified several times from circa 60–70
A.D. onward.
* Image 4
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Standing_Hippopotamus_MET_DP248993.jpg>:
Hippopotamus statuette
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_the_Faience_Hippopotamus> from circa
1961–1878 B.C., during the reigns of Senwosret I
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senwosret_I> to Senwosret II
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senwosret_II>, in Egypt
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt>. (Credit to the authors of this
article <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_the_Faience_Hippopotamus>
for the description of the statuette which is the basis for the following
text, which I adapted from their original; I presume that the text is
licensed according to Wikipedia's normal text license
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Text_of_Creative_Commons_Attribution-ShareAlike_3.0_Unported_License>):
"According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art> *Bulletin*...
this statuette is a "particularly fine example of a type found... among the
funerary furnishings of tombs of the Middle Kingdom" and also an exemplary
piece of Egyptian faience <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_faience>."
* Image 5
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Baha%27i_Temple_--_Wilmette_,_IL_--_Drone_Video_(DJI_Spark).webm>:
Video taken by an unmanned aerial vehicle
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unmanned_aerial_vehicle> of the Bahá'í House
of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois, United States
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A1%27%C3%AD_House_of_Worship_(Wilmette,_Illinois)>
* Image 6
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HR_8799_Orbiting_Exoplanets.gif>:
Arabic
description <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_language>: العربية: أربع
مشتريات هائلة تدور حول النجم HR 8799 (في المنتصف) خِلال فترةٍ زمنيَّةٍ
تتراوح بين عُقُودٍ إلى قُرُونٍ. استُخدمت تقنيَّة إقحام الحركة على 7 صُور
لِلنجم HR 8799 المُلتقة بِواسطة مقراب كك على مدار 7 سنوات في سبيل صنع هذه
الصُورة.‎. English description: HR 8799
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HR_8799> harbors four super-Jupiters
orbiting with periods that range from decades to centuries. Motion
interpolate was used on 7 images of HR 8799 taken from the Keck Telescope
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keck_Telescope> over 7 years to create this
image.  (Arabic description provided by User:باسم
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%85>; English
description provided by User:Hunster
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Huntster>; text licensed under
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/.)


Closing comments

* Additional translations of the subject line of this email would be
appreciated on Meta
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine/WMYHTW_translations>.
Thanks to User:Haytham
abulela <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Haytham_abulela> for the
Arabic <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_language> translation.


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