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The what now?

Where was this discussed, why is it necessary, and now where do you propose to put a Tama Wikipedia if one is ever wanted? Gurch 15:42, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

linkfix: Tama language (Colombia). -- 17:59, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
As ✓ pointed out, Tama (the one that ten is the code for) is an extinct language without a literate tradition. The Wikipedia that is a living language called Tama is represented by tam. The issue was brought up by langcom folks before the site was opened to editing, and they concurred that it is acceptable in this case even if it conflicts with ISO standards, since there is no conceivable way that a Tama Wikipedia will be requested. Our first choice was actually the more culturally-neutral, but MediaWiki is unable to handle having numerals at the beginning of a domain name at this point, so there was no way around it. There will be a more lengthy introduction to the wiki on the mailing list for tenth anniversary, and I'll be sure to link to the thread if you'd like. Steven Walling at work 01:15, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
Could there at least be a redirect from to this site, without involving MediaWiki? – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 17:24, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
I just talked to Rob H. from our operations team, and he explained to me that the PowerDNS server spit out an error when he tried to set it up, so it may be an issue with DNS routing rather than MediaWiki. Steven Walling at work 17:29, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
You read more on this at the FAQ, BTW. Steven Walling at work 23:47, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

On a somewhat related note, is there a way to use "ten" as an interwiki link to this site? (e.g. [[ten:User:MrMagoo]]) Currently, that doesn't work. -- Gyrofrog 22:01, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

It's [[:tenwiki:Page title]]. Steven Walling at work 22:56, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanx! -- Gyrofrog 20:43, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Organize template

Is there a way to feed in the info in the link itself, say for example if I click on "start you event" under Australia, it could automatically enter the location and show up on the event list, I think it's better to have it automated if we can.Theo10011 01:02, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, that's a great idea. MZMcBride suggested that too. I think the two options for doing that is either a Category or using an "Organize" prefix on the location pages. This is just the first iteration, as you can tell from my waffling on whether to have a separate page or leave it on the Main Page. Steven Walling at work 01:05, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
Got that Steven :) I would tend to favor prefix to the organize template instead of Categories, it's far too small for categories yet. Theo10011 01:14, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
Well feel free to dive in and move the pages if you want then. :) Steven Walling at work 20:07, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
hmmm. the approach MZ suggested might not work considering we wouldn't know the location until they enter it, perhaps categories.....Theo10011 05:28, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

I created categories for the event according to continent since we're using that to organize, Now the category page can provide an overview of all the events planned on every continent. I also made the contours on the main page clickable, they should direct to the category pages for that continent. Regards. Theo10011 05:49, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Theo, that is great! Steven Walling at work 19:36, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

This frontpage needs images of people :-)

Wikipedia is made by people -- the frontpage for the 10th anniversary should celebrate that. Perhaps a selection of photos similar to the one on strategy:Call for Action? --Eloquence 01:45, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

I think that's a good idea. I was also thinking a map of events. So maybe both, to emphasize the human and global sides of the tenth activities and Wikipedia. Steven Walling at work 04:15, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
Good idea. I think pictures taken in meetings of users of Wikipedia will be meaningful. AlexHe34 11:20, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
Alright, well I've added some people as part of the invitation to find an event, which is the informational "meat" of the main page. But I feel like people want to find an event don't really care about pictures of Wikipedians. Plus, it looks really busy now. A map of events is something many other global anniversary sites have, so I'm going to try that. Steven Walling at work 20:00, 12 November 2010 (UTC)


Why is the actual date not mentioned anywhere? – Nikerabbit 08:37, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

The date is January 15th - see en:Wikipedia:Wikipedia Day. The giant counter on the mainpage refers to the date, but you're right, it's not specifically spelled out. It will be soon. Witty lama 08:41, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

'tis now. feedback? :-) Privatemusings 08:47, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Welcome template

Hey, I made a welcome template to use here. Please take a look here Template:Welcome, and make any requisite changes. Thanks.Theo10011 16:23, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Theo. BTW, did you notice Template:Welcome/en? You might steal some things from it. Steven Walling at work 16:59, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
oops, the /en version looks good, I'll just move it to the main template space. I only saw a deleted version there earlier.Theo10011 17:35, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Online Event?

Moved to Online Event
Event Time Zone (UTC +/-) Starting Time (UTC) Finishing Time (UTC) Mode of Communication
Ruhrgebiet, Germany +1 09:00 22:00 Skype (wusel.wuselig)
Worldwide party +0 All day All day Freenode IRC (#wikipedia-ten)
Baden-Württemberg, Germany +1 15:00 19:00 Skype (wikipedia.stuttgart)
East Frisia, Germany +1 18:00  ??:?? Skype (wikipedia.ostfriesland)
Moved to Online Event

Precise anniversary time

The recent discovery of archived logs of the earliest Wikipedia edits make it possible to pinpoint an exact anniversary time: the first known edit is at Mon, 15 Jan 2001 19:27:13 GMT (2:27:13 PM EST). Thus, the anniversary would be at that time in 2011. Dtobias 05:18, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Should we compensate for leap-seconds? Were there any? OtterSmith 04:54, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
There have been several, but the Unix timestamp numbers skip them (meaning that for one second there is no unique timestamp number for the exact current time), leaving the numbers in a sequence that assumes equal-length days with the same number of seconds and allows decoding of the date/timestamp without knowing the precise leap second schedule. The timestamps track mean solar time to within a second. If you insist on celebrating the anniversary based on a specific number of atomic-time seconds after the original event without regard to solar time, you'd have to add in the leap seconds. The plotline of the story in Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #60 (1965) actually hinged to some extent on Superman time-traveling into the future and misjudging his arrival and return time due to failing to account for the discrepancy between solar time and precise intervals. Dtobias 15:30, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

links to Wikipedia?

My username is red, but I'm logged in. I'm confused. OtterSmith 04:53, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

This is a Wikipedia (i.e. an installation of the MediaWiki software in the space) but it's not English Wikipedia, and there are many Wikipedias that are technically different sites. Usually these are different language versions of Wikipedia, like French or German, but this one is just for 10th anniversary. That is why you're logged in, but you don't have a user page here on 10th anniversary wiki. Make sense? Steven Walling at work 08:42, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
Ah, the joys of SUL. Ultraexactzz 15:29, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
I'm red because I don't have a userpage here at; ok. I'm logged in here because of the global login thing; ok, but why doesn't the login track back to the userpage at Or is that the SUL part? (Shared User Login?) Ahh. Single User Login. Yes, it should probably track back but doesn't, because ... actually, if I'm the only OtterSmith in wikipedia-land, it should. I'm still recovering from my previous concussion, so I'm not going to beat my head against the wall trying to understand. Thank you both; please have a Merry & a Happy, of whichever winter flavors appeal to you! OtterSmith 19:40, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
The logins track (as with other Wikimedia projects) if you have a global login, but user pages are separate on each wiki. Dtobias 15:33, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

Why no Toronto

Why does Vancouver and Montreal get an event when Toronto-area editors are some of the most prolific contributors of material to wikipedia (including several of the most active (and the single most active) contributors ever)? - Floydian 17:57, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

All of these events are created and led by local volunteers on their own initiative. There are Vancouver and Montreal events because people are working hard to make them happen. If you think there should be a Toronto-area event, then start one. Steven Walling at work 19:21, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

Linz, Graz

these two locations kindly ask for Austrian national flag instead of German one. thanks Man77 22:35, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Main Page redesign as we gear up to promote events

The list is really long now, and we should probably redesign the Main Page since we're going to be getting a lot more traffic soon (and doing a general PR push at the Foundation). I'm going to try making the lists in landscape mode (i.e. the full width of the page, not three across), so that there isn't so much scrolling and it looks more balanced. If anyone has similar ideas, please try them in a sandbox or something (as I will be doing). If you really want the flag icons back, that's fine, but I think they should be non-clickable or link to the events, and we should probably ditch the continent contours if we're going to keep the flags too. Steven Walling at work 02:34, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

We can get rid of the images of the continents. That will gain a lot of space. We then can have Europe in two columns, like Main Page/mk. And also have 2 columns for Asia. Also put the focus on the map and not on the list of events. See User:HenkvD/Main Page. HenkvD 12:20, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
That's definitely the way to go I think. Steven Walling at work 23:05, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
The event in Munich, Germany prints "" on posters and flyers, because the full URI "ünchen" is too long to remember if you've just seen a poster. So we urge you, to keep the main page as hub and list all events from there in a way easy to find for those who come for the first time. --H-stt 19:51, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
Events will still be on the main page. See User:HenkvD/Main Page. I will try to update this tomorrow (if no objections). HenkvD 23:19, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick redesign Henk, it's exactly what I was thinking of. Steven Walling at work 20:12, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
I just made a new design at User:HenkvD/Main Page. It is based on Continent / Country / Event, and is automatically generated by using the category scheme. This means that we don't need to update the list manually for the English Main Page. As this list is generated it is impossible to split Europe or Asia into 2 columns. Unfortunately the cannot work for the Main Pages in the other languages. What do you think obout this? HenkvD 18:53, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Main Page protection?

The main page gets vandalized more and more. Protercting the page for Anonymous and new editors is not an option as we want new events being adde by new users. I therefore propose ot move th Main Page to a template and block the Main Page for Anonymous and new editors. HenkvD 12:36, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

That sounds wise. Wutsje 12:37, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
I was about to suggest it.” TeleS (T M @ C G) 15:59, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
There are some good edits from non confirmed users too. Maybe we should just watch carefully this page.” TeleS (T M @ C G) 16:10, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

This page is being linked quite prominently from Jimmy's fundraiser thank you and all its translations. So now all the people who found the fundraising banners annoying are venting here... – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 20:43, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Still, because of it's usefulness at the moment of adding new locations and it shows the widespread wikipedia image that "everyone can edit" it, I think myself it should stay unprotected as it's heavily watched, including by the IRC #cvn-sw channel. Savh 21:12, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
Now, how should users add their projects? Shouldn't somebody move it to a template? Savh 22:12, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
Done. See Template:ProjectList. We might want to publicise this more so people are aware. PeterSymonds 22:22, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, Savh 22:23, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
I've added move=sysop as we probably won't need to move this page ;) Addihockey10 18:36, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Tel Aviv is not in Africa, but in Asia.

Please change this, because I don't know how. The preceding unsigned comment was added by לא פוגעני (talk • contribs) 18:49, 4 January 2011.

It is categorized as being in Asia. I can't see anything else that indicates it is in Africa. Mentifisto 02:26, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Cool Models?

Where do you get those cool models? I'd be willing to donate for one of those.

If you're talking about the merchandising, it's not on sale, but you should be able to grab a free t-shirt @ events in your location (if any, and if organizers asked WMF to receive merch). --Elitre 22:21, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Truth in numbers

Anyone who know exactly how long that film is? I have searched it's website but it is not indicated anywhere how many minutes it lasts. Bjoertvedt 20:23, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

IMDB says 85 minutes. Steven Walling at work 20:24, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

City name translated?

I suggest to move Praha / Prague to Praha as it is the ohnly one city with an English translation (and it is too broad for the index on the main page). -jkb- 15:01, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Gemacht, Savh 15:03, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

WikiVersary 2012

Is anyone willing to organize an, uh (this is awkward) eleventh (Oof! I said it!) Wikipedia anniversary? I say this because I don't feel like waiting another five or ten years for a more major anniversary. Let's face it, I am just really impatient. I don't feel like waiting a long time to do this again. I want a do-over NOW. Actually, I am not as impatient as I just portrayed myself, but I hope you get my point. I know that I am not alone in say that not enough people know about this. Privatemusings, of course, is in on this. I've seen your name all over Wikipedia. I didn't even find out about this until a week ago, New Year's Eve. Hardly anyone is on this talk page, probably because no one is on these talk ages. We should turn people on to this early, and in great numbers. Since it is too late now, if we can do this for next year (if anyone is willing), we can do much better for next year. I'm still confused about this whole thing and there's only one week left!--RayquazaDialgaWeird2210 01:11, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Errors concerning Wikipedia tenth anniversary event in Phoenix, AZ

The link now leading to to "Phoenix, AZ" needs to lead to what is now at "Phoenix AZ", which will be held at the Sapporo in Scottsdale, Arizona.--Jax 0677 06:54, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

The real Wikipedia Tenth Anniversary event in Phoenix, Arizona is supposed to be held at Sapporo in Scottsdale, AZ on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MST).
Wikipedia Turns 10!
Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MST)
Wikipedia 10 B-day
Saporro Restaurant
14344 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254-4071
This event did show up on the Wikipedia site, but no longer seems to be there. Did it get cancelled or overwritten? I have an email in to Tavistock Restaurants to find out if the event is really going to happen. Thanks!--Jax 0677 20:24, 8 January 2011 (UTC)


今年是中国的免年,免儿爷是北京及中国北方地区人们冬季在家中的一摆设物。--Jyu..برکت جهان 10:25, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Can you please translate this into English?

可以請你翻譯成英文本?--RayquazaDialgaWeird2210 13:59, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

In Honolulu, Hawaii?

There are only several Wikipedians that I know of who are in the state of Hawaii, but perhaps there can still be an event held in Honolulu? How would we go about notifying Hawaii Wikipedians if a Wikipedia 10 anniversary event were to go down in Honolulu? -Ano-User 10:44, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Feel free to organize your event. Savh 10:45, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
Oh if I would be any good at THAT lol, but I'll see what I can do. -Ano-User 11:02, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Regular Ads now?

So is this banner at the top of the page going to become a regular thing? Cause I know there where some folks contributing donations about a month ago in order to get rid of them. I seem to recall one of the banners stating that it would disappear if a contribution was made ... What's going on here? 13:26, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

The banners are going to disappear soon, don't worry. --Elitre 22:27, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
I have to call bullshit on this one. I can tolerate the fact that every Christmas, Jimbo asks for mone. It happens once or twice a year on PBS or NPR as well. But it needs to disappear as soon as the fundraiser is over. I have no idea what it is advertising now, I refuse to read it. Just get rid of it. 19:52, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
Don't worry. Does this anually, just click the "x". --Perseus, Son of Zeus 19:54, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
Sure, and for those who clear their cookies after every session, the "x" has to be clicked again, and again. It's a cookie hungry banner that eats mice, and its annoying the hell out of me. And tell me, just what makes ten such a great number anyway? Oh, right ... cause eleven sucks? Or is it that nine is pathetic? Really, where's the love. 04:12, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Online Event get going!

Could we post the Online Event somehwere more prominently. It is about time, that we get this organised and that the local events start to make public their contact data. Otherwise we can just let it be if we send of this page into hiding. --Wuselig 16:19, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

I added it to the Template:EventList. Hope that is OK. I also showed it as the first event on the calender of 15/1/2011. HenkvD 16:55, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
That looks prominently enough to me now. I am missing the technical information on the video converense part though. If the video conference should be by skype, than the two lists ar redundant. --Wuselig 18:34, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

"Los Angeles, CA" needs to be alphabetized properly

"Los Angeles, CA" needs to be alphabetized properly--Jax 0677 12:35, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Done HenkvD 18:32, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

"Cincinnati" also needs to be alphabetized properly--Jax 0677 01:52, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Also done. Philippe (WMF) 02:23, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Ticker on the main page not working?

Hi folks - can someone fix the stats/ticker on the main page? I think I understand the 'today, there are 0 events around the world' line, but it makes it sound like 0 events are happening, when in fact there is a huge list below showing all those events that are happening. I don't think it works at all to demonstrate what events are happening 'today' - though I realize some events don't happen on Jan 15. Could there be a fix? EVen moving that line lower - or saying 'today, X (x=today's actual date) there are X events happening. But I don't really see the value in that - I think it's confusing JayWalsh 06:48, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Performance of Jimbo's message

Could a lower resolution version be uploaded, (too). I for my part am using GPRS most of the time and I can imagine there are lots of places around the world without high speed data connections. --Wuselig 08:41, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Jimmy Video

Hey, I think the video needs to be moved a bit either to the top or bottom of the page, also in light of the comment above I second the idea of having a lower resolution video or a smaller embed box, its way too large and very bandwidth intensive right now, considering some of the remote location these events are being organized, it would make sense to be thoughtful of those issues. Theo10011 10:12, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Need help

Hi, could someone change "Ouahran Algeria (ولاية وهران)" for "Oran (Algeria) وهران" please. Regards--موريسكو 21:52, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Help needed with spammers

Some help is needed at Phoenix, AZ. Various accounts are adding or replacing our event with a commercial event designed to collect money for commercial interests. --Laser brain 03:45, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Hobart event

I am 99.9999% sure this event is fake. Apart from the fact that the venue (PW1) is booked for an w:Amanda Palmer concert (part of w:Mona foma) that day, I'm pretty sure a talking horse won't be there. -- Chuq 05:45, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

I've removed the link from Template:EventList -- Chuq 01:02, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Event in Phoenix, Arizona has NOT been legitimately proven to be SPAM

I have called the Sapporo Restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona to verify that this event is actually taking place, and they told me that it will take place at the date and time previously specified. I have posted the emails from Christopher Warrington, Vice President of Communications and Joshua Shinar, President of Directrix on the Phoenix, AZ discussion page.

Tavistock Group is a Limited Liability Corporation owned by British businessperson Joe Lewis, who is worth close to $3 billion. The company owns over 170 companies (with brands such as Alcatraz Brewing Company, KangaROOS, PUMA and VANS) in at least 15 countries. I think if a company with a name like Tavistock Group is putting their name on this event, that it is a legitimate charity event which will send all donations to the Wikimedia Foundation. Tavistock Restaurants, who owns Sapporo Restaurant, has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Reserving a venue for thousands, hundreds or even tens of people is risky, costly and difficult. In many cases, it requires that people like us pay money up front. Like it or not, the fact of the matter is, that many venues can only hold a limited number of people.

Chris said that other people are more than welcome to set up a separate event if they'd like to see a Wikipedia event that is run in a different manner. I am certain that Directrix will be pleased to allow anyone to arrange such a party on their own.

If this event is SPAM, I would like to see someone offer up ONE shred of evidence that this is the case, as I have offered several pieces of evidence that this is not the case. These pieces of evidence include references to Better Business Bureau reports of Tavistock Group and two letters from Directrix Computer Solutions. Their event page, a uniquely created URL for the event was posted in absolutely NO OTHER LOCATION THAN WIKIPEDIA, so it is likely that the people who signed up for the event who did not edit Wikipedia pages to express interest were people who read Wikipedia often, or people who edit without creating a user account. As a matter of fact, someone took it upon themselves to vandalize the Phoenix, AZ page at one point, when they more than likely, were not the ones setting up the event. I therefore believe that Christopher Warrington has as much of a right to set up a Wikipedia event as anyone else does. Thank you very much for your attention to these matters.--Jax 0677 16:51, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Wikinews covering this

Wikinews is developing a story on Wikipdia's 10th birthday, but I can't seem to post a link about it on this page. Anyone know what the problem is? This was the syntax:

{{wikinews|Wikipedia celebrates its tenth anniversary}}  

--Ashershow1 18:10, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

You can't use a template that was not imported here. n:Wikipedia celebrates its tenth anniversary. --Elitre 08:21, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Any problem with the map?

Hello, anyone would know why the event map only shows Paris whereas 5 events are foreseen in the Category:France? Isn't the map linked to catagories? Do we have to enter coordinates somewhere?
Thank you for your help, --Floflo 14:19, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

edit Template:Eventmap and add other cities from France. Przykuta 14:46, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
Oh right, many thanks ! =) --Floflo 14:47, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

+1 place

Pleace add in Europe. Greetings, Conny 10:42, 13 January 2011 (UTC).

Ok done, found the template :) . Conny 10:44, 13 January 2011 (UTC).

No UK events?

Weird that there are so many countries getting involved but nothing in the UK. Is the list wrong?

There are a handful of events. See Category:UK. Add them to te list if these are missing. HenkvD 16:28, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, but I can't be bothered registering with ten.wikipedia just to change this one thing that will be irrelevant in two days' time. Sucks that you can't just log in with your regular wikipedia username.

(sigh) All I did was unite my accounts......IanP 22:33, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

More Events, in Waipahu!

Hi, I like celebrations and there should be places more reachable on the globe. IanP 22:32, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

1 days?

Why one DAYS? Shouldn't it be tomorrow? Or maybe one day? 05:13, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Because we were using templates, I'll try and fix it. --Elitre 07:52, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

What after the event gets done?

Once the WP X event at a city is done, what are the next steps? Do we update the details of how the event went on the city page by removing prior planning data and agenda information? Or do we create sub-pages? Any place where relevant discussion is happening? --Gurubrahma 07:47, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

I would suggest to keep the planning info on the page, and add new info like reports or images to the same page in a new section. If the page is very long a subpage could be created. HenkvD 10:51, 14 January 2011 (UTC)


Earlier, the page was created by some one claiming to be youngest WP admin in the world but not willing to provide details. Page was deleted with User blocked. I now find the page re-created with potentially the same content and contact information. It advertises a visit and talk by the ex-President of India, an event which is very tough to materialize. Hence, I am skeptical about the claims again. A part of the earlier history: Here. --Gurubrahma 07:55, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

San Jose, CA not listed

Not listed in North America, put has a red dot on map. Seems fake as there is no meeting place???

It's all fake ... the entire thing. Surprise! 04:17, 15 January 2011 (UTC) ... seriously though, there seems alot of misinformation or miscommunication going on here. 04:24, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Happy Birthday

So happy it's her birthday 02:35, 15 January 2011 (UTC)


It is a very good idea,talking about language extinct, the owners of that language(S) each and every one them are actually responsible for it. for instance in my country some parents teaches and speaks foreign languages to their children negleting their local languages, such children will grow not speaking and understanding their mother my place we regard such peaple as lost ones, bk to the topic; it would be very encouraging to include tama in your wikipedia for those who are interested. thank's chima,Aliluok telecoms.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Wikipedia!!!! Pasanbhathiya2 12:01, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Happy B-day too!! --Funandtrvl 15:44, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

It was even mentioned on various news programs.

Any guesses as to what WP at 20 will be like? (In the fortnight before the birthday occurs there will be the usual discussions on the Main Page Talk Page about various languages reaching 1/2/3/4 etc million articles, and 'too many articles on the US/sport/other topics of choice' and 'not another medical/adult/other purportedly inappropriate article referenced on the Main Page.') Jackiespeel 22:10, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Happy Birthday! May the next ten years be as interesting!
BBC World Service broadcast an interview with Jimmy Wales about the first ten years. Listen again on the iplayer.
Archolman 15:40, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

It would be good to promote Wiki calendar of events, with WikiMania, WikiSym, RecentChangesCamp etc.

Here is link:


Time capsule

Can we have the link to the time capsule on the front page? Few people seem to have noticed it. Utcursch 16:32, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

I would not link it on the main page, but it can be added elsewhere if there is consensus. 17:36, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Add a new section on the front

Where celebration photos / video / etc. can be organized. Like the Portland video from the party. Best, MarkDilley

Photo gallery‎,in the meantime. --Elitre 08:25, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks to everyone who made all the events possible!

A huge thank you to everyone in the office and out there in over 400 cities on six continents. Is there a place, where reports are collected? Most of the German events have short reports on de:Wikipedia Diskussion:10 Jahre Wikipedia#Berichte: Was habt ihr organisiert und wie ist es gelaufen? (in German). But we should have a global place where everyone can report about their local event. Any ideas? --H-stt 20:44, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

If for report you mean It was great, lot of people came... and so on, I think the event page or its discussion page will be enough. If you meant What we learned from this experience... and something that can be useful for other wikipedians/wikimedians in the future, I'd suggest you use Outreach for that. --Elitre 08:27, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Valencia and Zaragoza

There are two events more in Europe but they don't apear yet, Valencia and Zaragoza. Anybody could list them? --Millars 10:02, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Solved. Thanks. --Millars 10:06, 18 January 2011 (UTC)


There is a typo on the page. Change

In total there are [[statistics|{{number of events}} events]], of wich {{Number of future events}} you can still attend.


In total there are [[statistics|{{number of events}} events]], of which {{Number of future events}} you can still attend.

The "which" is spelled incorrectly. Thanks. MC10 19:05, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for the warning, Savh 19:39, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Main page redesign

I think we should archive the current main page and redesign it with ongoing events and activities. The current page with the embedded video might be a bit bandwidth intensive. Theo10011 16:46, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Since the activities around our idea 'Wikipedia for World Heritage' and other ten-years projects are being started we would love to use this page. What do you think, is this the right place? Catrin Schoneville (WMDE) 08:23, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
I don't know if 'Wikipedia for World Heritage' would fit here. Other ten-years project are certainly more than welcome. Anyway I lowered the protection of the main page from sysop/moderator to autoconfirmd users. I also changed some heavy templates (eventmap and count of number of events). The Main page should load faster now. HenkvD 18:57, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
There is category and Main Page list for online events. I would make a page about the campaign here and be sure to put it in that category. Steven Walling at work 19:18, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Using it for 'Wikipedia for World Heritage' sounds like a great idea actually, Catrin. I would love to know more about what you plan to do with it. HenkvD, thanks for lowering the protection and being awesome, as usual :). I just meant, we can now maybe archive the main page for historical purpose since we had so many wonderful events and move on with a fresh page and a new direction (I've had complaints from a couple of people that the embedded jimmy video on the main page causes an issue for many people trying to view it). Thanks. Theo10011 15:43, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Hey Theo, I think it's a good idea to take down the Jimmy video or move it, but I'd like to leave the rest of the structure like it is. There are couple events technically still upcoming, and in general I would like to keep the Main Page focused on the tenth anniversary events even if many are historical. Steven Walling at work 20:20, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
Hi, here are some links with more information on the idea:
I would like to create a page, a category and a box on the main page here on to collect and share information, ongoing events and a link to the petition page. I think this might be a good way to have a global focal point on the initiative for the WM Chapters and other interested people. Or is there a better way? Sebastian Sooth (WMDE) 09:54, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
This sounds like a interesting project. I would be happy to support it, if Steven has no objections to it. Theo10011 20:15, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I agree it's a great idea to use tenwiki to promote this more. I see the WorldHeritage page on wmde is quite comprehensive, but if you want to use tenwiki as a cross-cultural staging area, then please do! I'm going to try and replace the Jimmy video with a box to call out the campaign, and you can feel free to play with it and put in any links to pages here or elsewhere as you like. I just realized that the English version doesn't seem to be on Commons yet? If you could upload that then I think it will be easy to start putting more on the main page here etc. Steven Walling at work 22:41, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
Hi Steven, Thank you! Here is the first version: World Heritage and the logo is now also on commons: [1]--Sebastian Sooth (WMDE) 12:04, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Removed the large link from the main page about World Heritage.

I removed the large statement and the link from the front page, it was really distracting. I would be more than happy to edit the statement for style to fit in more with the page, without being as obtrusive. I hope no one minds, if you have any objections please leave a comment here and I'll address the concern as soon as possible. Thanks. Theo10011 23:52, 25 May 2011 (UTC)


Hi. I'm a new user here. I don't know where else to post this, but what is the purpose of this wiki? What may I contribute to here, and is there a help desk? Thank you in advance. 23:28, 31 July 2011 (UTC)