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Leaflet For Wikiproject Death At Wikimania 2014
Are you looking to recruit more contributors to your project?
We are offering to design and print physical paper leaflets to be distributed at Wikimania 2014 for all projects that apply.
For more information, click the link below.
Adikhajuria (talk) 10:49, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Leaflet for Wikiproject Death at Wikimania 2014(updated version)
Please note: This is an updated version of a previous post that I made.
My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.
One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.
This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:
• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film
• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.
• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.
• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____
• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost
The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2014
For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:
Adikhajuria (talk) 12:59, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
About ten years ago we had an article on a supposed method of execution, gatch gereftani, which was deleted as a hoax. It's just been recreated by an editor with almost no other article-space edits, though this time sourced to a published book. I have no way of knowing if the reference is genuine or falsified. Perhaps some knowledgeable WikiProject Death members could help investigate? If so, please join the discussion at Talk:Gatch gereftani. —Psychonaut (talk) 17:42, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
Not all decapitations are "beheadings"
The "List of people who were beheaded" currently includes not only executions and other homicides by decapitation, but also many other incidents (such as decapitations in motor vehicle accidents, or posthumous removal of a head as a trophy) which do not fall under the commonly accepted definition of "beheading". The online (and paywalled) Oxford English Dictionary defines "beheading" (the noun) as "the action of cutting off the head; [specifically] of execution by decapitation"; and all the examples given by the OED for both "beheading" and the verb "behead" refer to executions. I would recommend this list be pared down to include only executions or other intentional killings in which decapitation was the intended or actual cause of death. Alternatively, the article should be renamed to "List of people who were decapitated", and perhaps the list should be divided into a section for beheadings and a separate section for accidental or postmortem decapitations. I suggested this idea at Talk:List of people who were beheaded several months ago, but no one responded there. The article continues to be expanded from time to time by people adding accidental decapitation events, so I'm hesitant to just make my proposed change per WP:BRD without some reasonable consensus first. Comments? — Richwales (no relation to Jimbo) 05:53, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
The article Action T4 recently got a section about language and the euphemisms used by the Nazis to sweeten the truth. That section gave me an uneasy feeling. Now somebody else adds a hidden comment that absolutely horrifies me.
Could somebody take a look and join the discussion at Talk:Action T4#Language? 19:40, 4 July 2014 (UTC)