Next issue: March 4, 2015
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WiR for WikiAfrica
I served as WiR with the WikiAfrica Project for all of last year. I wanna write about the experience and the achievements. Fits in here? Under what category will it be under? Can I write in google docs and later transfer here or ask for review on there? Thanks --Nkansahrexford (talk) 11:45, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
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I am beginning preliminary research for a long-form special report on the progress of the Wikimedia Foundation education initiative, spurred by the release of the Education toolset this week—the capstone of a very long build-up process that's been a very integral part of Foundation operations for many years now. ResMar 06:00, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
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@Serendipodous, Milowent: The top-20 by edits and editors is being regularly updated at User:DataflowBot/output/Top 20 enwiki articles by edits and editors in past 7 days (id-1) and can be transcluded from, copied from, or linked to there. I note it often continues to lead the most read articles that appear in both by a few days. EllenCT (talk) 21:46, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
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|News and notes||Resident Mario||The ed17, Tony1|
|In the media||Gamaliel||Jayen466, Peaceray||Normally drafted in a Google Drive doc.|
|WikiProject report||Rcsprinter123||Buffbills7701, Mabeenot||Coordinated at the WikiProject desk|
|Featured content||Adam Cuerden||Hafspajen, Xanthomelanoussprog, Pine, The Herald, Ian Rose and Dank||All are welcome. Can get a little silly at times.|
|Arbitration report||Harry Mitchell|
|Technology report||(open)||Jarry1250, Edokter, Rcsprinter123 and Godisgood737|
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|Opinion essays||The ed17||N/A||Coordinated at the Opinion desk|
|Recent research||Tbayer (HaeB) and DarTar||Coordinated at the Wikimedia Research Newsletter desk (last issue of each month)|
|Editors-in-chief||Gamaliel and Go Phightins!|
|Publication and newsroom manager||Pine||The ed17, Jarry1250, Tony1, HaeB (technical advice)|
|Editor emeritus||The ed17|
|Communications and social media coordinator||The ed17 and Go Phightins!||Pine, Tony1, Gamaliel|
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