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Wikimania 2007 Taipei :: a Globe in Accord
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WikiMania in Hindi

I would like to introduce Wikimania in Hindi but am facing problems finding my way about it. It will be a great help if someone can spare clear instructions to the same. Hindi is the second most spoken spoken language in the world with 333 million native speakers alone. It will help further the reach and spread of the free information era.

Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center not reachable

at the moment- does anybody know why? Is there another URL? --Nina 19:57, 19 February 2007 (UTC)Reply

Still doesn't work. --Nina 16:50, 22 February 2007 (UTC)Reply
The CTOYAC server seems to be temporary down due to the Chinese New Year vacation. Hope it will be back after the vacation is over. I've now redirected the link to the venue information so people can know CTOYAC. Thanks for your informaiton and notify. --H.T. Chien (Talk / Contributions) 05:53, 23 February 2007 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for fixing! --Nina 10:54, 24 February 2007 (UTC)Reply

Typo in sitenotice

The sitenotice reads "Registration are open." It should be "Registration is open." 03:44, 17 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

Corrected, thanks. --H.T. Chien (Talk / Contributions) 04:54, 17 April 2007 (UTC)Reply


Since the deadline for application is past, would this section need to be revised or deleted? 21:32, 24 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

The scholarship committee now is reviewing the applicants and will announce the result soon. I believe the committee will revise the section after the announce. Thanks for your concerns.--H.T. Chien (Talk / Contributions) 01:43, 26 April 2007 (UTC)Reply


Does anyone know where the next ones are? 03:06, 25 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

It's still in developing. See Wikimania_2008/Bids for more information. --H.T. Chien (Talk / Contributions) 01:45, 26 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

Transportation & Lodging

I would love to go this year, but I don't think that's going to be possible for me to get from NJ to Taiwan, due to the tremendous logistical hurdles. Does anyone know if there is a coordinated effort to help people arrange the logistics?


We have listed some possible arrangements in Transportation and Lodging. If you need some travel arrangement, you could contact our travel agency Gary. His contact info is been listed in Tour.--H.T. Chien (Talk / Contributions) 01:58, 26 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

Taiwanese cultural tours

Could there be a short explanation what this is? :) (basically do I need to plan my own visit to taiwan itself, or will this suffice)

We have listed a tour schedule in Tour. However it's still in developing. We will translate the information to English once the information is been final. If you need to arrange for your travel to Taiwan, you can contact Gary from CTS Travel. We have listed his contact information in the Tour page. Thanks.--H.T. Chien (Talk / Contributions) 01:59, 26 April 2007 (UTC)Reply


The announcement should read “in Taipei, Taiwan, at Chien”. See The Chicago Manual of Style 6.47, or any good grammar of English. — 13:17, 26 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thanks, we would consider that. --H.T. Chien (Talk / Contributions) 23:27, 26 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

WikiMania 2008 in Los Angeles, CA, USA

To the organizers - Please hold a future "WikiMania" conference/convention in the United States, preferably in San Diego, Los Angeles, or San Francisco, California. Posted by Vid2vid 17:20, 26 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

Hi, please leave your opinion on Wikimania 2008 in Talk:Wikimania 2008/Bids or see Wikimania 2008 for more details. It's not the Wikimania 2007 organization team to decide where the event will be held in 2008. You could run a bid contest for your city on meta. Thanks.--H.T. Chien (Talk / Contributions) 23:32, 26 April 2007 (UTC)Reply


Is there an XML link to podcasts coming from the event, just like the feeds from the south by southwest conference (SXSW)?Ace Frahm 20:09, 1 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

We will try to provide live broadcasting for Wikimania 2007. I believe the feed will be announced before the meeting. --H.T. Chien (Talk / Contributions) 01:18, 2 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

Good! (and podcast would be excellent!!!) Martingugino 15:41, 11 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

Conference topic?

I would like the conference to produce a suggested list of goals for wikipedia for 2007/2008.

For me it would be to deal with the problem of long arguments on talk pages: How can the differing lines of thought be summarized for new participants, so that new voices can push the discussion forward, without having read all the archives. If progress could be made on this within wikipedia, it might point a way forward for all mankind for all conflict situations. Martingugino 16:09, 11 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

Registration System Maintenance Notice

A message still remains at the top of each page that "The registration system shuts down for maintenance and upgrading on May 18 (Fri) UTC". Because May 18 has passed, this notice should be removed. GandalfDaGraay 2:00, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

browse with lynx to discover all kinds of mess

use lynx to see all the '{{{size' mess on the Main_Page Jidanni 00:06, 11 June 2007 (UTC)Reply

Anyone who has too much time on there hands should not go on this site, we dont appreciate the c**p you people leave on our discussions. Cheers. Kutthroat

I have isolated the problem. It is also visible when images are not loaded in firefox, etc. Jidanni 03:18, 14 June 2007 (UTC)Reply

Why should/would I attend Wikimania

I have attended and presented at academic conferences where I have a clear idea why we would be there before submitting papers or an application to attend.

The question is - what clear idea I could have before I could convince myself to attend. Should I attend because of the notable speakers yet not knowing what they may speak on. What is the theme? What are the issues? Will the speakers be swimming free-style at the conference so that I should convince myself that going to Taipei is but simply a vacation?

What issues will be addressed. Of course, the first and foremost on my mind is - what is non-original material? Who defines that? Who are the bunch of crappies who think they know that what someone wrote is not non-original. Who are the bunch of crappies who keeps deleting other people's materials because they think they know better? Would the conference be addressing those issues? Will standards be set? Will there be standards formalisation? Like Wiki-SOP-101.

Oh, I forgot, Wikipedia is an anarchy, therefore setting standards may be against the wiki-spirit. Also will those who allowed Wiki-oligarchs to exist while presenting Wikepedia as a democracy please present yourself at the conference. 16:45, 21 June 2007 (UTC)Reply


I do believe that "Register on line" should be "Register online". // 06:12, 18 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia Weekly podcast

Hi all,

The Wikipedia Weekly podcast crew will be trying to release at least two episode for each full day of the conference, and would greatly appreciate we could place a "fake RSS" template on the right-hand sidebar of the mainpage in order to advertise the time of release and content of each episode. The template currently exists here, and would look like this in context:

Sunday, August 5: Join us as we cover the last couple of days in more detail than we've had time to until now. We cover a number of talks, the conference "schwag", and the Wikimania Par-tay. Read more...
Sunday, August 5: The final day of the conference, and we caught up with Evan Prodromou about WikiTravel and, his new Wiki-based project. Read more...
Saturday, August 4: We caught up with Ward Cunningham, creator of the very first wiki, to talk to him about this year's Wikimania, his current projects, and the role and meaning of "wiki". Read more...

I hope this is okay with everyone.

Cheers, Daveydweeb 05:28, 2 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Nobody appears to have a problem with this, so I've been bold and added the template to the sidebar. If this is a problem, please remove it and post an explanation here, so we can work somethinBg out. :) Cheerio, Daveydweeb 14:30, 2 August 2007 (UTC)Reply


I guess "Unofficial Skype pu***b***lic channel" instead of "puclic". Ppiotr 16:03, 3 August 2007 (UTC) And "in progress" instead of "in procession". --Reply

Wikimania awards - something went wrong

--- Discussion copied from Talk:Wikimania Awards---

So far the winners of 4 themes have been announced. What about the other categories? - Alvesgaspar 13:50, 5 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Hi, the jury decided to announce 4 winners only. There will be no winners for other categories. Thanks for asking and sorry for the late reply. --H.T. Chien (Talk / Contributions) 02:35, 6 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
    • That is a weird procedure to alter the rules after the contest has started (as a matter of fact, when the contest is already over !). Not only the juri decided 'a posteriori' not to consider some of the categories, but the winning picture does not belong to the "Share" theme! I'm sorry for the comment, but this doesn't look serious at all! - Alvesgaspar 09:05, 6 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
    • I concur that changing the rules a posteriori is not done! Changing the rules during a competition, is not done neither. It is not worthy of any Wikimedia endorsed event.
      The Globe is not in accord here. Lycaon 09:51, 6 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
    • For the sake of Wikimedia's credibility I think that this issue should be thouroghly clarified. The juri should show his face as soon as possible and explain the reasons for his extraordinary behaviour. By the way, how were its members chosen, by election? At the minimum, I believe that apologies are due to all the wiki members who have submitted their pictures, in good faith, to the contest. I'll wait for some time before posting my comments here. - Alvesgaspar 10:44, 6 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
  • I don't get it, either.
  1. Why do you start a competition with seven categories, but only 4 Winners? This is a bit fishy.
  2. The winner of the "share" category is not even nominated in this category. Maybe he's getting an iPod now, although he didn't want one!
  3. Most of the good photographers on commons were not aware of this "competition", so the winners can't really be said to represent the best photographs. -- א (Aleph) 12:14, 6 August 2007 (UTC)Reply


On Main Page (in Template:Main-notice/en actually), I certainly hope

Wikimedia 2007 has come to an end.

is a typo (long live WikiMedia!!) and should instead read

Wikimania 2007 has come to an end.

--Djb 12:47, 24 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for pointing it out. I've corrected it. Angela 14:21, 24 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

London or San Francisco

I don't think I need to mention that San Francisco and the Silicon Valley would be a great place for this event, but I would also love to see London selected. London is up and coming with the web 2.0 right now and a great place for a party. I would love to bring a few of my London counterparts to a wiki conference. Regionally speaking, my san francisco office is all about wiki but my London counterparts have not yet adapted to wiki style documentation and collaboration. Help me get the UK up to speed and into wiki culture!

Jose Hernandez,