[Translators-l] Arabic Wikipedia day(s) -- barnraising joys and results

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Sun Aug 31 06:37:32 UTC 2008

The Library of Alexandria (and Moushira and Abdel Rahman in particular)
helped organize and host an Arabic Wikipedia day yesterday... if I read
correctly, people contributed roughly 685 new articles in a day, and 4200
this month (increasing the project size by almost 1% in a day! and 6% this
month).  I looked at a selection from today, and nothing seemed scripted,
/many/ contributors added new articles, including a number of anons.  And
it's good to see that the obligations imposed by the heavier volume is being
taken seriously:

I think Khaled Hosny and EGLUG in Cairo helped put on their own Wikipedia
day(s?) earlier in August.  There was certainly discussion of
Arabic-language editing drives at Wikimania in Alexandria, but it's pretty
awesome to see it taking place -- barnraisings are a good spectator sport
(and motivation to practice a new language :-).  Congrats to everyone
involved, browsing the results made my night.

(who heard about the event but forgot during the day, and was reminded by
the sitenotice when browsing ar:wp for something quite different...)
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