Whoops!  Thanks Casey.  I think the meta list should be renamed "meta-l" so
I guess I was letting my subconscious get the better of my address book
(which knew the diff all along :) .


On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 7:35 PM, Casey Brown <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:

> It seems Sj thought the mailing list was called "meta-l" and meant to
> send it here. :-)
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> From: Samuel Klein <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 2:37 AM
> Subject: [Wikimania-l] Arabic Wikipedia day(s) -- barnraising joys and
> results
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> The Library of Alexandria (and Moushira and Abdel Rahman in
> particular) helped organize and host an Arabic Wikipedia day
> yesterday... if I read correctly, people contributed roughly 685 new
> articles in a day, and 4200 this month (increasing the project size by
> almost 1% in a day! and 6% this month).  I looked at a selection from
> today, and nothing seemed scripted, /many/ contributors added new
> articles, including a number of anons.  And it's good to see that the
> obligations imposed by the heavier volume is being taken seriously:
>   http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%86
>   http://www.bibalex.org/english/media/NewsDetails.aspx?NewsID=2278
> I think Khaled Hosny and EGLUG in Cairo helped put on their own
> Wikipedia day(s?) earlier in August.  There was certainly discussion
> of Arabic-language editing drives at Wikimania in Alexandria, but it's
> pretty awesome to see it taking place -- barnraisings are a good
> spectator sport (and motivation to practice a new language :-).
> Congrats to everyone involved, browsing the results made my night.
> SJ
> (who heard about the event but forgot during the day, and was reminded
> by the sitenotice when browsing ar:wp for something quite
> different...)
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