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I believe Wikipedia is a monolithic encyclopedia. I believe it would be very useful to have a separate section for primary children (Grades 1 to say 5) with articles that interest them in simple prose. I could let my 6 year old child to play in such a sandbox with peace of mind. Currently I feel Wikipedia is not usable for my 6 year old. Santonathan (talk) 14:48, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

   Might I suggest Simple English Wikipedia? (It is very unlikely that en.wiki will ever split or section off material based on reading comprehension range, hence while SEW was made...) --MASEM (t) 14:51, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
   Wikipedia is not usable for my 6 year old -- nor is it supposed to be. It's a comprehensive encyclopedia. At minimum, that means high school level. To use the old standby, I doubt Britannica is useable for your 6 year old either. ♫ Melodia Chaconne ♫ (talk) 16:13, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
   My immediate reaction was similar to the two above, which you're going to find is commonplace when any new and different suggestion is made. But upon further reflection, it's actually not a bad idea -- a Wikipedia children's edition. It would certainly make parental filtering easier: simply block Wikipedia but allow the children's area. It could be as simple as mirroring selected articles from the Simple English project into a new subdomain. Equazcion (talk) 17:46, 7 Jul 2012 (UTC)

I had the following additional comment. Book (encyclopedia/dictionary/thesaurus) titles are available in the market. e.g. of such titles are Books published by Priddy Books, US(?), The Children's Picture Encyclopedia published by Parragon, UK. I'm not endorsing any of these books but my proposal is for wikipedia to start an endeavour to manufacture the mother of such mentioned titles for small children. Santonathan (talk) 03:41, 8 July 2012 (UTC) 101.210.122.183 07:36, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

101.210.122.18307:36, 8 July 2012

3 121 comptes bloqués sans raison sur Wikipédia France !

Cette catégorie [1] contient 3 121 comptes créés par des utilisateurs bloqués, en violation des principes de Wikipédia, pour la plupart. La notion de faux né est incompatible avec les principes de Wikipédia. Les blocages de compte devaient être sanctionnés par la justice.

JEF1112:30, 15 July 2011

This category [1] contains 3121 accounts created by users blocked in violation of the principles of Wikipedia, for most. The notion of fake baby is incompatible with the principles of Wikipedia. Blockages account had to be punished by the courts. According to google translator this(which is what I have typed above before the most recent full stop) is what that text written in French says in English and the link is the list of French typing Wikipeida users but if we are going to be united multiculturally in this Wikipedian community we need to make Wikipeidan fried chicken a international option on the Wikipeidan fast food chain menu and any other commercial products we make concrete in the future not just a option on the French menu besides the baby thing is not real it is a fictional character in EastEnders http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Branning#James_Branning_and_Tommy_Moon so the only courts it would have been taken to were in soap-land, oh... I believe Ronnie got 3 years, roflwtf. Mcjakeqcool Mcjakeqcool 21:16, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Mcjakeqcool21:16, 5 August 2011
 

A new set of featured proposals is needed

I just looked at one of the top "featured proposals", to "allow image rating for Commons", and it is only a skeleton, with many details left out. It's barely been worked on since October 2009 when it was featured and has received two positive comments. Putting proposals like this up at the top makes this process look more haphazard than I think it really is. Wnt 17:20, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Wnt17:20, 1 July 2010
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Last edit: 17:49, 9 July 2011

That's a fair point. The ranking is based on backlinks. I checked to see why it was rated so highly, and apparently, it was the Featured Proposal when several Main Pages ended up getting translated. If we screen out translations, this should fix the rankings. I experimented with that and got the list at Proposals by number of inbound links, which I think is a much better assessment of ranking.

I'll talk to Werdna to see if he can fix this for us.

Eekim17:23, 1 July 2010

I think there are some good ideas in the form of proposals by number of inbound links I reckon it would be fantastic if some of these could be become a permanent part of the Cyber-land on Wikipedia with some Wiki:love and elbow grease from the fried chicken given in a gesture of Wiki:love this could become a possibility. Mcjakeqcool Mcjakeqcool 19:27, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Mcjakeqcool19:27, 9 July 2011
 
 

Questions from a read of the document

1. Where is all the growth in 3G penetration in Asia-Pac coming from? How much of this is China vs. other large countries in Asia? 2. Why is Latin America trailing behind in 3G growth? 3. I've seen recent news that Nokia's share is declining fast and that Android is quickly becoming the leading smartphone platform. What do we know about that? 4. If we look at major apps available on Android, do they really have issues with the variation among the handset manunfacturers or is this media hype?

BarryN22:26, 15 November 2010

Might be too late, but some educated guesses- 1. Japan and Korea led the way in adoption, followed by Australia and Singapore, There is also the gigantic populations from China and India which might account for the growth, thought not high percentage-wise, we are talking about over 1 billion people in either country, thats almost a third of the human race in 2 countries 2. Smaller population, endemic issues with developing countries, followed by lack of access to new technologies. Possibly due to the geographically isolated location. 3.Nokia hasn't been innovative for a long time, they have no technical infrastructure in place neither did they ever pursue it actively. Its a case of the market leader getting too comfortable and lazy to innovate hence the growth in Android adoption. 4. Structurally, probably negligible difference. Its always going to be an issue when Android is openly given to manufacturers to customize and specify, there would have to be a lot of variations, but the basic OS and app infrastructure should be the same or atleast google hopes that it is.

Theo1001123:31, 4 February 2011

Well the reason for people using 3G sourced internet rather then say Windows Microsoft sourced internet is because more people are using internet on iPhones, Mobile phones and 3G Dongles as time is throwing it's self at more portable locations for internet rather then broardband which is fitted into a single location or at least that is what the info says. If that is the case though, it is not important wether wikipedians contribute to the wikipedian communinty via 3G, broardband or any over kind of internet connection but that they contribute and the source of a internet connection is irrelevant and does not concern us at Talk:Main/Page/en however it is the contributions from a fellow wikipedia is what matters. I'lld say show the same amount of Wiki:Love and share the same ammount of piping hot southern fried chicken to every wikipedian no matter what source of internet connection they use. Mcjakeqcool Mcjakeqcool 23:33, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Mcjakeqcool23:33, 5 April 2011
 
 

A New Global Language Needs to Be Collaborated With a Worldly Effort

If we all worked together to contribute to the new book of life, we could solve the communication boundaries between all countries. We could bring the text books in to all the newly revamped schools and bring freedome of education and worldly knowledge to our new generation of children so that they can learn to tear down all of the walls of indifference and respect and understand the love of humanity. With a universal language that was completely new, no one country would have to be forced to learn one nations words. I think it would be a great social project and could bring up some good points of interest for many years to come. I have already started it and i call it

Magnakar09:02, 14 March 2011

If this text book is in a non-online format and is going to appear in libraries is schools and presumrely on sale in shops² then this is a idea beyond wikipediamedia. Also it is defeating the object of a free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Mcjakeqcool Mcjakeqcool 00:16, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Mcjakeqcool00:16, 18 March 2011
 

...urgent vandal issues

e.g. [1] The ed17 20:55, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

The ed1720:55, 11 March 2011

No one panic, it's been taken care of. :-) The ed17 21:04, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

The ed1721:04, 11 March 2011

Thank you :-)

Sue Gardner23:38, 11 March 2011

Anytime! :-)

Ed [talk] [en]00:37, 12 March 2011

I would say that The ed17, Sue Gardner and Ed have shared a whole bargin bucket of piping hot chicken so they must be pretty full now! Great coporation as a wikipeida community not only is there abundance of wiki:love but also great community spirit and this is a clear exzample of harmony with in the wikipeidan world. Mcjakeqcool Mcjakeqcool 00:09, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Mcjakeqcool00:09, 18 March 2011