Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2005-10-17/News and notes

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By Ral315, 17 October 2005

Checkuser proposal

A proposal to give users checkuser permissions in a way similar to RFA is currently in a straw poll voting period.

New European Union collaboration

Discovering a lack of information on Wikipedia about the European Union and its institutions, Wikipedia user The Minister of War proposed a new collaboration dedicated to improving EU-related articles. The project was announced on the European Union WikiProject, and was quickly expanded into a full collaboration project. The collaboration will choose a new article fortnightly to improve; currently Eurobarometer is the article under improvement.

Article rescue contest

The "article rescue contest", modeled after Danny's contest, continues this week. The goal is to salvage articles nominated on AFD that otherwise would get little attention, and that merit an article. Entries can either be rewrites of kept articles, or recreations of deleted articles with significant new information. The deadline for entries is 23:59 UTC on October 22.

Wikiversity vote continues

The Wikiversity project, which currently resides on Wikibooks, started a vote on September 15 to move to wikiversity.org, which currently hosts a near-dormant German Wikiversity project. The vote will last until November 1. Currently, the vote is about 69% in favor of the project (a two-thirds majority and board approval is required to start a project beta period).

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