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News and notes: Fundraiser, milestones

By Ral315, 24 November 2008

Fundraiser continues: $1.14 million in first three weeks

The Wikimedia Foundation's 2008 fundraiser continued this week, raising over $266,000 in its third week and bringing total fundraiser contributions to $1,148,200 over the first three weeks. Including major gifts, the Foundation had raised over $3.05 million so far this fiscal year (since July 1).


  • After the upgrade of various Wikimedia file servers, the Wikimedia upload limit was increased from 20MB per file to 100MB per file, although Wikimedia CTO Brion Vibber noted that the increased limit was experimental, and some larger files may be affected by post size limits.
  • A vote on a new logo for Wikibooks is ongoing on the Meta-Wiki.
  • This week, the Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia was created.
  • The Welsh Wikipedia has reached 20,000 articles.
  • The Dutch Wikipedia has reached 15,000,000 edits.
  • The Russian Wikipedia has reached 333,333 articles.
  • The Gilaki Wikipedia has reached 1,000 articles.

Also this week:

From the editor — ArbCom elections — News and notes — In the news — Dispatches — Features and admins — Arbitration report

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